Hope – The Prix Pictet

Perhaps in our ability to carry on in adversity lies hope for us all. Hope that, despite the catastrophic damage that we have visited upon the natural world and upon the lives of our most vulnerable citizens, it is not too late to reverse the damage that we have done. Kofi Annan (1938-2018), Hon. President,…

Blanc de Chine: A Continuous Conversation

‘Retelling the story of porcelain-making in Dehua, this display builds a bridge between the past and the current, tradition and innovation, and breaking the boundary of Chinese and non-Chinese ceramic practices.’  V&A Curator Blanc de Chine, the delicate fine ultra-white porcelain produced in Dehua in the Fujian province of China can be traced as far…

Chance and Control – Art in the Age of Computers

Isn’t it great when you accidentally stumble across a show that you didn’t even know was on? I was heading to the Devonshire Hunting Tapestries on the third floor of the V&A  the other day when I came across the print rooms. Revisiting them yesterday I discovered ‘Chance and Control – Art in the Age…

Fashioned From Nature

Fashioned from Nature, the V&A’s new show is a comprehensive look at the influence nature has had on fashion and the impact that fashion in turn has on the environment. Awareness of the detrimental effects modern life is having on the planet has increased significantly over the past few decades and this exhibition doesn’t shy…