May 4 - Jun 24, 2012
'Always Greener: Views from the Contemporary Countryside' examines the reality that exists behind dreams of ‘a place in the country’. Through painting, drawing, photography, video and sculptural installation, the exhibition challenges modern preconceptions, exploring the countryside as somewhere that is constructed from powerful cultural, economic and political forces - as a place that exists in our imaginations as much as anywhere on the map.
EXHIBITING ARTISTS: Georgina Barney with Alice Carey, Christina Bryant, The Caravan Gallery, Emily Cole, Andrew Cross, Anna Fox, James Ireland, Tim Machin, My Villages
THE SECRET SOCIETY : A SCULPTURAL BANQUET
Apr 19 - Jun 9, 2013
Kathy Dalwood brings her celebrated Plaster Bust collection to Pitzhanger Manor to stage a highly unusual sculptural banquet.
Casting directly from real objects, Kathy Dalwood inventively combines modern materials with the tradition of the plaster bust to create her unique sculptural characters. Their remarkable costumes – constructed from materials as diverse as model buildings, haberdashery and plumbing and electrical parts, as well as lace, fabrics, buttons and braids – reference classical and contemporary architecture whilst also displaying the influence of the world of extreme sculptural fashion.
This large-scale installation in the Soane Suite at Pitzhanger Manor will see her characters enjoying a luxurious banquet, with everything from exotic fruits to decanters of wine transformed into bright white plaster.
EVENTS: Sunday 2 June at 2pm – Exhibition Tour (free)
May 17 - Jul 7, 2013
Bringing the outside in, this exhibition explores the unique relationship between fashion design and the natural world.
‘Second Nature’ explores the many and varied ways in which nature has been a continuing source of inspiration within contemporary fashion practice. Showcasing selected designers, the exhibition explores this relationship as evidenced in prints, materials and silhouettes.
DESIGNERS INCLUDE: Peter Pilotto • Donna Karan • Giles • Fyodor Golan • Roksanda Ilincic • Zandra Rhodes • Roland Mouret • Cong Tri • Felicity Brown • Leandro Cano • SWASH • Yasemen Hussein • Dai Rees • Simon Costin • Lara Jensen • Nigel Cabourn • Jaeger • Laura Ashley • Tara Dougans
EVENTS: Saturday 9 June at 2pm – Exhibition Tour (free)