Preview of 'Liberty Selects' display windows at Origin 2011
For the first time Origin has collaborated with prestigious London retailer, Liberty, who will curate five display windows.
Michelle Alger, Buying Manager - Home & Gift, has now selected the 30 beautiful pieces that will be displayed. These spectacular 'shop' windows to Origin will be situated on the exterior of its purpose-built pavilion in Old Spitalfields Market for the duration of the exhibition. Each of the five windows will identify themes within the fair - Graphic, Texture, Warm Tones, Form and Light & Dark. "The work selected was chosen on the basis of its cohesion of colour, texture and form and Liberty are very excited to be collaborating with the organisers of Origin 2011 in this way. I always enjoy attending Origin in my professional capacity as a buyer; I visit to make orders and commission work directly from the makers. Last year's inclusion of the event in the London Design Festival heralded a strong message about the desirability of contemporary craft." Michelle Alger, Buying Manager - Home & Gift Liberty.
The five Liberty Selects display windows will beautifully demonstrate the fine craft available to buy within the fair and provide an impressive scene to passers by. "We are delighted to be working with Liberty at Origin. Michelle has selected a very bold and striking set of pieces for the Liberty Selects display windows - providing passers by with a snapshot of the exciting work at the fair." Rosy Greenlees, Executive Director, Crafts Council
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Notes to Editors
Origin: The Contemporary Craft Fair 2011 Old Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields, Brushfield Street, London, E1 6EW
Dates: 22-28 September 2011.Tickets: £10 on the door. £8 in advance
Liberty Selects display windows – full list of participants:
Azurer, Gary Allson, Guy Bird, Joanne Bowles, Rowena Brown, Rebecca J Coles, Jason Collingwood, Pauline Edie, Sotis Filippides, Jasmin Giles, Maxine Greer, Mette Maya Gregersen, John Alfredo Harris, Kerry Hastings, Tanya La Mantia, Myungjioo Lee, Paul McAllister, Soungchuel Park, Kathryn Roberts, Jasmin Rowlandson, String Theory, Syann Van Niftrik, Sarah Warsop, James & Tilla Waters.
About the Crafts Council:
The Crafts Council's goal is to make the UK the best place to make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft. We believe that craft plays a dynamic and vigorous role in the UK's social, economic and cultural life, and that the future of craft lies in nurturing talent. Find out more at www.craftscouncil.org.uk
The Crafts Council is supported by Arts Council England. Arts Council England works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives. It supports a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, and carnival to crafts. Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves, and the world around us. In short, it makes life better. Between 2011 and 2015, Arts Council England will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and a further £0.85 billion from the National Lottery to create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.
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About Tent Exhibitions
Tent Exhibitions, the organisers of Tent London was established by directors Jimmy MacDonald and Ian Rudge founders of 100% East and 100% Design respectively. Tent London the exhibition is widely regarded as the most diverse and respected international design event of the London Design Festival attracting over 19,000 visitors to its venue in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. Find out more at www.tentlondon.co.uk
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