Event: A Pop-Up Exhibition of Antique Textiles & Jewellery from Asia & Africa

Event dates: 17–21 May 2017, 11am – 6pm

BARBIE CAMPBELL COLE, JOHN GILLOW and MARTIN CONLAN of SLOW LORIS invite you to

A POP-UP EXHIBITION of ANTIQUE TEXTILES & JEWELLERY FROM ASIA & AFRICA

at 34 Churton Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 2LP (outside the Congestion Zone).

Necklace restringing and jewellery repair service available at the fair.

Payments: We don’t take credit cards so your cheque book may be useful.

Parking: Local parking restrictions: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm

Directions: Churton Street is off Belgrave Road, SW1, outside the Congestion Zone.

By tube: Churton Street is five minute’s walk from Victoria and Pimlico tube stations.

From Victoria mainline station, exit at the top of Platform 1 and turn right into Wilton Road. Pass Sainsbury’s and cross lights into Denbigh Street. At next lights and junction with Belgrave Road, turn sharp left into Churton Street..      

From Pimlico tube, head north up Tachbrook Street. After five minutes, just before Tachbrook Street Market, turn left into Churton Street.

By car:  Churton Street is best approached from Belgrave Road. Local parking restrictions: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm

By bus:  Five minutes’ walk from bus stops at Victoria station as above, or take No. 24 bus from Victoria which passes the end of Churton Street on Belgrave Road

*JOHN GILLOW’s seven books on antique textiles from Africa and Asia have been published by Thames & Hudson and The British Museum Press. He has travelled the world studying and buying antique textiles for over 25 years. Each year he makes at least eight buying trips and stocks a wider range of ethnic textiles than anyone else in the country.

*BARBIE CAMPBELL COLE trained as an architect at the Architectural Association, London, then worked for many years as a documentary maker in Africa and Asia for the BBC and C4. For the last fifteen years she has been dealing in antique jewellery and textiles from Asia and Africa, selling to museums, collectors, interior, set and costume designers worldwide. Her published research into the heirloom jewellery of northern Burma and northeast India has been funded by The Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage UK, and The Bead Study Trust.

*MARTIN CONLAN of SLOW LORIS TEXTILES is an acknowledged expert in the textile arts and crafts of the Chinese tribal minorities. For over twenty years he has travelled extensively in southwest China, collecting and trading in indigo and vegetable-dyed antique textiles, regularly sourcing specific items for interior and costume designers. He also sells beautifully cut modern oriental clothing in natural vegetable-dyed materials.

Event: Joss Graham’s Christmas Celebration 2016

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Event date: shop and gallery open 7–24 December; private view 6 December 2016, 5–9 pm

OATG member Joss Graham will be holding a Christmas celebration at his gallery and shop in London from next week, with a private view next Tuesday evening, 6 December.

Among other art and textile objects available for sale, there will be velvet ikat cushions from Istanbul, recycled sari silk bead necklaces from Delhi, hand-knitted accessories from the Himalayas, as well as textiles from Mexico.

For more information, visit Joss Graham’s website.

Event: World Textile Day – Bristol

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Event date: Saturday 1 October 2016

Every year at the World Textile Days around the country, the organisers explore a common theme through their free exhibition, and morning and afternoon presentations (only £2 per session). In 2016, their world textile experts will focus on the role of textiles in birth, marriage and death around the world.

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world.

FAIR TRADE – Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Diane Gaffney – A Matter of Life and Death: Batik and Ikat in Indonesian Life.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles – Martin Conlan
  • Tukuru Textiles from South America – Meri Hunneyball
  • Añañuca Chilean Textiles – Liz Beasley

Delicious refreshments courtesy of our hosts Saltford Community Association. Disabled access. Free parking. Stations – Keynsham, Bristol Temple Meads, Bath.

Venue: Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford, Bristol, BS31 3BY.

For more information, visit the World Textile Day website.

Event: World Textile Day – Mundford, Norfolk

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Event date: Saturday 10 September 2016, 10am – 4:30pm

Every year at the World Textile Days around the country, the organisers explore a common theme through their free exhibition, and morning and afternoon presentations (only £2 per session). In 2016, their world textile experts will focus on the role of textiles in birth, marriage and death around the world.

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world.

FAIR TRADE – Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Bob Irwin – Bury Me Well: African funeral textiles and rituals.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus: two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles – Martin Conlan
  • Susan Briscoe Designs
  • Tanya Byrne – Indian textiles

Delicious refreshments to be confirmed. Disabled access. Free parking. Stations: Brandon and Downham Market.

Venue: Mundford Village Hall, St Leonards Street, Mundford, near Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5DW.

N.B. There is still another World Textile Day to be held in Bristol this year, so if you’d like to attend this event, but it’s a little too far away, you might still be able to attend the Bristol event instead.

For more information, visit the World Textile Day website.

Event: World Textile Day – King’s Sutton, Oxfordshire

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Event date: Saturday 4 June 2016, 10am – 4:30pm

Every year at the World Textile Days around the country, the organisers explore a common theme through their free exhibition, and morning and afternoon presentations (only £2 per session). In 2016, their world textile experts will focus on the role of textiles in birth, marriage and death around the world.

FREE admission to our exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world.

FAIR TRADE Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. OATG member John Gillow Dowry Textiles of Northwest India and Pakistan.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles – Martin Conlan
  • Tukuru Textiles from South America – Meri Hunneyball
  • Susan Briscoe Designs

Delicious refreshments to be confirmed. Disabled access. Free parking. Station: King’s Sutton.

Venue: King’s Sutton Millenium Memorial Hall, Astrop Road, King’s Sutton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3PG.

N.B. There are still a couple more World Textile Days to be held around the UK this summer, so if you’d like to attend this event, but it’s a little too far away, check the website to see if there’s another one closer to you. On 10 September, for example, there will be a World Textile Day held near Thetford, in Norfolk.

For more information, visit the World Textile Day website.

Event: World Textile Day – Wickham, Hampshire

World Textile Day - Hampshire

Event date: Saturday 7 May 2016, 10am – 4:30pm

Every year at the World Textile Days around the country, the organisers explore a common theme through their free exhibition, and morning and afternoon presentations (only £2 per session). In 2016, their world textile experts will focus on the role of textiles in birth, marriage and death around the world.

FREE admission to the exhibition of stitched, embroidered and woven textiles and artefacts from around the world.

FAIR TRADE – Worldwide fair trade textile, directly from the makers.

Plus:

  • 11 am presentation. Bob Irwin – Bury Me Well: African funeral textiles and rituals.
  • 2 pm Show & Tell. Bring and discuss your own textile with one of our world textile experts. Plus two short talks.
  • £2 per session, tickets at the door.

In Wickham the two short afternoon talks will be:

  • John Gillow – Marriage, Circumcision and Death across Asia and Africa
  • Diane Gaffney – From Cradle to Grave: Batik in Indonesian Life

With these specialist world textile traders:

  • Textile Traders
  • The African Fabric Shop
  • John Gillow
  • Slow Loris Textiles – Martin Conlan
  • Tukuru Textiles from South America – Meri Hunneyball
  • Tanya Byrne – Indian textiles
  • Callishibori – Jane Callender
  • Añañuca Chilean Textiles – Liz Beasley
  • Tweedindeed – Helen Murchie

Delicious refreshments will be provided by hosts the Meon Valley Quilters. Disabled access. Free parking. Station: Wickham.

Venue: Wickham Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Hampshire, PO17 5AL

N.B. This is just the first of several World Textile Days around the UK this summer, so if you’d like to attend this event, but it’s a little too far away, check the website to see if there’s another one closer to you later on. On 4 June, for example, there will be a World Textile Day held in King’s Sutton, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.

For more information, visit the World Textile Day website.

Event: Tribal Art London

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Event dates: 2 – 5 September 2015

London’s most distinctive art fair, Tribal Art London, reveals the exciting artistry and cultural iconography of tribal peoples the world over. Discover African dance masks, Aboriginal battle shields, decorative house carvings from Papua New Guinea, jewellery and adornment, textiles, rare ethnographic photographs and contemporary works. Get an insight into mystical figures created to give power and protection, ritualistic headwear worn by dancing warriors, beadwork crowns and feather capes worn by chieftans from South America to southern Africa. Works for sale also hail from India, China, Tibet, Southeast Asia and Northern Europe.

The current ‘Indigenous Australia’ exhibition at the British Museum has provoked a huge interest in Aboriginal works recently, and values are rocketing. Tribal works are highly sought-after by contemporary and modern art collectors and interior decorators, as they complement many types of abstract art so well, and artists have long been inspired by tribal forms. All the artefacts offered by exhibitors are early pieces, made for purpose.

Items on sale at this year’s fair will include:
– an early twentieth-century ceremonial dance skirt from the Admiralty Islands of Papua New Guinea, made of small snail shell beads
– a ‘coiffured’ carved wooden headdress worn only by women of the Sande Society, Mende peoples (Sierra Leone & Liberia)
– a rare pair of Nigerian Yoruba Ibeji figures representing twins, which were seen as a blessing and the harbingers of luck and good fortune
– a fine chieftan’s stool from the Cook Islands, South Pacific dating to the early nineteenth century carved from a single piece of wood
– Aboriginal ‘churinga’ or message board carved with mythological symbols using stone, shell or possum teeth tools

Tribal Art London is the UK’s only specialist event for collectors of fine ethnographic works, and OATG member Joss Graham will be one of the exhibitors at the event this year, with a wide range of textiles for sale.

For more information, visit the Tribal Art London website.