Event date: Wednesday 19 April 2017, 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm
The Banjara are a semi-nomadic people who, prior to the construction of roads and railways, provided long-distance bullock caravans of goods across India. They are known for their vibrant clothing and domestic textiles in shades of rich yellow ochre and red madder decorated by mirrors, embroidery, applique and shells. This event will be presented by the British Museum’s T. Richard Blurton, Head of the South and Southeast Asia Section, and textile gallery owner (and OATG member), Joss Graham.
See Asian Textiles magazine #64 (June 2016) for a review of a new book on the Banjara: Textiles of the Banjara.
Event location: Blythe House, Olympia, London (more details on access provided when booking).
Please note that numbers for this event are strictly limited and advanced registration is essential. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
For more information, and to register for your place, visit the Eventbrite page.
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 dates: 1 – 4 September 2016
From Peru to the South Pacific, and from Africa to Asia, world art of all periods, from the ancient to the contemporary, is unveiled at this exciting and unique art event. Tribal Art London is the UK’s only art fair devoted exclusively to selling fine and original purpose works of art, from twenty-two international specialists in non-Western art. Works range from dance masks to metalwork, textiles to tribal adornment, early photography to contemporary paintings, and at prices from under £100 to over £20,000.
This year, again, OATG member Joss Graham will be present, and selling a stunning range of textiles and jewellery.
Admission is free, and there will be two lectures every day, on a variety of subjects.
For more information, visit the Tribal Art London website.
Exhibition dates: 25 May – 30 July 2016
OATG member Joss Graham will launch his summer exhibition in London this month, on Banjara embroidery from India, in association with Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin, founders of Maiwa Handprints and authors of the book Textiles of the Banjara.
There are a couple of dates to note in particular related to this exhibition:
Saturday 21 May, 2–5pm – seminar and special viewing. Charllotte and Tim will give a presentation of their work over the last twelve years, researching and reviving the traditional embroidery of the Banjara in India.
Tuesday 24 May, 6–9pm – private view and book signing. Charllotte and Tim will be present to sign copies of their book, Textiles of the Banjara.
The exhibition will be held at the Joss Graham Gallery, 10 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LT.
For more information, visit Joss Graham’s website.
Event dates 14–17 April 2016
Now in its sixth year, the London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA) will once again take place at The Showroom, Penfold St, London NW8. The collectors’ preview and opening reception for invited guests will be on 14 April 2016, from 6pm–10pm. Please contact LARTA for a complimentary invitation.
The fair’s objective remains to present rare and beautiful antique rugs, carpets and textiles to discerning collectors, decorators and a wider general audience interested in the woven arts and design. Visitors to LARTA 2016 will have the opportunity to source items originating from Anatolia, the Caucasus, Persia, Central Asia, India and China, as well as from Europe and Africa, and from all periods up to the early twentieth century.
This year, the exhibitor list will be as strong as ever. As well as regular exhibitors (including OATG member Joss Graham), LARTA are delighted to announce four exciting new exhibitors: Molly Hogg Antique Textiles from London, Heritage Rugs from Bristol, Hakiemie Rugs from London and Tribal Rugs Gallery from Essex. The broad range of specialisms of the dealers ensures that LARTA 2016 will once again be a truly high quality and eclectic event. Expect to see rare collectors’ items alongside beautiful decorative items in a bazaar-like atmosphere.
For more information, visit the LARTA website.
Exhibition dates: 3 – 28 November 2015
Joss Graham’s autumn exhibition is dedicated to the magnificent textile traditions of Kutch, Western India. Featuring folk embroideries, appliqué and beadwork, festive wall hangings, tie-dyed silk shawls and block-printed cottons, it promises to be a feast of colour and craftsmanship.
The exhibition will be held at the Joss Graham Gallery, 10 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LT
For more information, visit the website of the Joss Graham Gallery, London.