Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion

Located directly behind Oxford Circus the Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion is an exciting contemporary exhibition space in Central London presenting a critically rigorous and popular program of changing exhibitions engaging with global fashion, design, photography and installation.

Exhibitions will include presentations of work by leading photographers and designers, themed group shows, performance and installation.

The ethos of the gallery is one of excellence and innovation supporting both established artists and cutting edge and emerging talent. The exhibition program will be free of charge and will be supported by a program of events, talks, lectures and performances.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Monday–Friday: 10am–6pm
Saturday: 10am–4pm
Sunday: Closed

Admission charges

Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
sketch by studio swine

Fordlandia

  • 22 September — 10 December 2016 *on now

Fordlândia was built in the wilderness of the Amazon by American industrialist Henry Ford in the late 1920’s to secure a supply of rubber for his car empire.

Ford set out to create his ideal American plantation complete with rows of houses, straight roads, schools and hospitals for his workers. A strict nine to five work schedule, uniforms and leisure activities such as regular square dances were enforced on the indigenous workers. However, these attempts to organise and tame the rainforest soon began to show cracks. As early as 1930, his labourers staged the first of many revolts against the strict behavioural controls imposed. Ford’s attempts to outwit the rubber tree’s natural predators also did not go as well as planned. Ultimately, Fordlândia was sold back to the Brazilian government in 1945 and left to decay.

Inspired by the tropical ghost town, this project by Studio Swine imagines a world where Fordlandia is a success, where nature and industry have entered a symbiotic relationship to create sustainably and beautifully.
The project will feature a collection of furniture and products which use natural rubber and other materials from the forest and reference the Brazilian tropical modernist movement.

Studio Swine have also collaborated with LCF MA Menswear alumni Emma Fenton Villar and BA Textile student Erica Weide in creating three denim workwear jackets and a denim wall-hanging and a textile screen respectively.

An especially commissioned film that charts Studio Swine’s research process – from visiting Ebonite factories to the abandoned town in the Brazilian rainforest itself – will be shown in the space. Together the pieces will create an imagined domestic environment in the gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Fashion Space Gallery
london
W1G 0BJ

Website

http://www.fashionspacegallery.com/

Raf Simons

NORTH: IDENTITY, PHOTOGRAPHY, FASHION

  • 6 January — 19 March 2017

Co-curated by Lou Stoppard and Adam Murray, North explores the way the North of England is depicted, constructed and celebrated in select photographs, artworks and fashion collections. It considers why the region has proved a constant inspiration to designers, artists and image-makers, taking into account the rich cultural history of the region. The show brings together collective visions of the North, unpicking the tropes and themes that appear regularly in design and media.

Featured artists are Alasdair McLellan, Glen Luchford, Corinne Day, David Sims, Jamie Hawkesworth, Jason Evans, Alice Hawkins, Mark Leckey, Jeremy Deller, Raf Simons, Paul Smith, Virgil Abloh, New Power Studio, adidas, Elaine Constantine, Christopher Shannon, Maxwell Sterling, Simon Foxton, Ben Kelly, Stephen Jones, Gareth Pugh, Nick Knight, Peter Saville, John Bulmer, Peter Mitchell Nik Hartley, Claire Barrow, Humphrey Spender, Thom Murphy, Ewen Spencer, Brett Dee, Humphrey Jennings, Dave Turner, Rob Williams, David Ellison, Greg Leach, John Davies, John Stoddart, Martin Roberts, Michael Robinson, Michelle Sank, Paul O’Donnell, Stephen McCoy, Tom Wood.

The exhibition is kindly supported by adidas.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

OPEN EYE GALLERY
OPEN EYE GALLERY
19 MANN ISLAND
LIVERPOOL WATERFRONT
LIVERPOOL
L3 1BP
England

Admission

FREE

Website

https://openeye.org.uk/

Photography by TheyThem Studio

Museum of Transology

  • 20 January — 22 April 2017

The Museum of Transology is the largest and boldest display of trans artefacts and photographic portraiture ever displayed in the UK. This highly intimate exhibition will challenge the idea that gender is fixed, binary and biologically determined by exploring how the artefacts helped fashion self-shaped gender identities.
The display will feature photography by Bharat Sikka and Sharon Kilgannon, My Genderationfilms by Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox, Sexing the Transman and Mr Angel documentaries by adult film star Buck Angel, behind the scenes footage from Born Risky by Grayson Perry.
Collected and curated by E-J Scott, and made possible by those who donated their stories and personal objects.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • english

Where

fashion space gallery
London College of Fashion
20 John Princes Street
london
W1G 0BJ
England

Getting there

oxford circus

Website

http://www.fashionspacegallery.com/exhibition/museum-transology/

Fashion Space Gallery at London College of Fashion
20 John Princes Street
London
Greater London
W1G 0BJ
England

Website

www.fashionspacegallery.com/

E-mail

press@fashion.arts.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7514 7427

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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