APRIL 1 – 4; Contemporary objects rooted in artistry and narrative, showcased alongside the Southern Guild offering, melding diverse talents, items and viewpoints in a dynamic and stimulating mix Southern Guild to present at Christie’s, London biannual design auction.
The exhibition preceding the auction at Christie’s, titled Contemporary Living: Art, Craft & Design, will present works of art by contemporary artists, together with pieces from British gallery The New Craftsmen.
‘Southern Guild pieces have a special appeal for young collectors,’ explains Southern Guild co-founder Trevyn McGowan. ‘They are imbued with intriguing narratives and a strong ethos linked to hand production that draws people in.’ She talks of how many of the designers are also the makers, allowing the work to be entrenched with their personas. ‘This aligns well with The New Craftsmen’s approach to refining the value of craft and placing a strong focus on skills, methods and materials.’
The exhibition design will change across four days through a series on interventions, generating new visual vignettes and creating an experience that encourages the audience to make connections and discover each object anew.