May 4 - 27, 2012
'Olympic Metamorphoses' presents recent prints and engravings by Anne Desmet RA following the transformation of the London 2012 Olympic site. Particularly interested in the construction of the main Olympic Stadium and the Velodrome, Anne Desmet explores their circular forms from above and creating abstract map-like images layering together the different phases of development.
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)