Pick of the events coming up over the next few months.
Words by Emily Martin
1. FX Awards 2022
Grosvenor House, London
The FX Awards return to celebrate the industry’s best design talent after two years away. Comedian Miles Jupp will present award winners with their trophies on the night at the now sold-out event – London’s biggest design party and celebration. The black tie event includes dinner, laughter and dancing with old friends and new, bringing together some 1,200 A&D community members. FX looks forward to welcoming you back to the Grosvenor this Autumn.
2. We Came Here by Harold Offeh
Until 18 December
Van Gogh House, London
Image Credit: LIZ GORMAN
This installation by Harold Offeh draws on ideas of migration, place and history. The exhibition manifests as a conversation across a century in London; between 20-year old Vincent Van Gogh in 1873, and 20-year old campaigner Olive Morris in 1972. The imagined dialogue between artist and activist will explore their shared and divergent experiences of London, social justice and the development of individual socio-political consciousness.
29 November – 1 December
Image Credit: S. D’HALLOY/IMAGE&CO
This landmark event will showcase the new face of retail real estate. The line up includes a programme of conference sessions and networking events, with views from top experts and new market players. With this year’s theme ‘People, Planet, Profit: Navigating retail towards a more human world’, the event will have four focus areas: New Retail (Retail Village), Leisure (LeisurUP), Food (The Happetite Forum), and Innovation (MAPIC Innovation Forum).
4. Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art
Until 8 January 2023
Hayward Gallery, London
Image Credit: MARK BLOWER. COURTESY THE HAYWARD GALLERY
This is the first large-scale group exhibition in the UK to explore the potential of clay and how artists have used it in inventive ways. Curated by Dr Cliff Lauson, the exhibition features eccentric abstract sculptures, large immersive installations, fantastical otherworldly figures and uncanny evocations of everyday objects. The artworks address topics that range from architecture to social justice, the body, the domestic, the political and the organic.
5. Surface Design Show
7–9 February 2023
Business Design Centre, London
‘Shaping Communities’ is the theme for the next edition of SDS which focuses on ambition to improve surroundings for all. Taking place at London’s Business Design Centre, the show will welcome architects, designers and specifiers to discover the best in material design for the built environment. With its programme exhibitions, exhibitors, talks and awards ceremony, be sure you have booked your ticket to attend this brilliant show for all things surface design.