Hawthorne and Heaney Visits the Summer Exhibition At The Royal Academy of Arts

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On the 10th of December, I had the exciting opportunity to visit the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2020, located just down the road from Savile Row. Due to the current climate with unprecedented challenges and not wanting to miss its 252nd anniversary, the event was postponed to the winter months for the first […]

Hawthorne & Heaney Visits The House of Bandits Exhibition

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On the 16th of October I got the opportunity to visit the House of Bandits exhibition, which is based at Rembrandt House in London, just down the road from Savile Row. This exhibition is part of the Sarabande foundation created by the late Alexander McQueen to support the new and upcoming visionary talent of today. […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on Florence Sargent’s Sampling Project

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by Abi Tominey-Smith During her time here, our last intern Florence Sargent visited the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019 for her research project, where she was briefed to create a sample based on the Summer Exhibition including 3D aspects. She became increasingly aware of how much reference there was to the animals of the world […]

Hawthorne and Heaney Attends Amy Barrie 2020 Collection Preview

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This week we visited the preview presentation of the new London based designer Amy Barrie. Amy recently graduated from Central Saint Martins and her 2020 Womenswear collection demonstrates her understanding of how art and culture is central to fashion design. The collection celebrates the history of story telling and the garments are designed to empower […]

Misshapes: The Making of Tatty Devine

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20 July – 11 August 2019 Lethaby Gallery (Central Saint Martins), 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AA Free Entry By Abi Tominey-Smith Crafts Council have collaborated with Central Saint Martins within the University Arts London to bring you Tatty Devine’s first solo showcase, including jewellery work, video footage, sketchbook drawings, fashion work and […]

Hawthorne & Heaney at RCA Summer Exhibition 2019

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The Royal Academy’s prestigious Summer Exhibition is back once again and this time with a lot to live up to. The Exhibition saw a record number of visitors for its 250th Anniversary curated by Grayson Perry CBE, known for his bold tapestries and ceramics that critique British culture, class and politics. This year the gallery […]

Hawthorne and Heaney inspired by the Visionary Drawings of Emma Kunz

After visiting the Emma Kunz exhibition of visionary drawings at the Serpentine Gallery in May our intern Max was inspired by the artists use of geometrics, spirographs and straight lines. Emma Kunz would ask questions to a computer and using a pendulum and this would this result in a series of spirographs and abstract structured […]