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Crafting a Difference at SoShiro

New London gallery’s exhibition finally available to be seen in-person

Doors open 12 April for in-person visits • Exhibition extended to 30 April

After many months of closure due to London’s lockdown restrictions, SoShiro in Marylebone is looking forward to welcoming visitors and will be opening its doors on 12 April for the first in-person viewings of Crafting a Difference, an exhibition of innovative craftsmanship by more than 75 artists from across the globe.

“Crafting a Difference has been an ‘exhibition in waiting’ since 18 January, so it’s incredibly exciting to open our doors again and welcome visitors in person to our beautiful space,” says SoShiro founder Shiro Muchiri. “The show brings together over 200 objects from across the globe, focusing on the beauty of making and all the varied elements intrinsic to work created by hand.”

Five London-based contemporary craft and visual arts galleries have forged an unprecedented relationship to bring together an ambitiously diverse selection of. ‘Crafting a Difference’ at SoShiro gallery is a positively defiant act of coming together at a time when so many have been forced apart.

The exhibition is the brainchild of curator Brian Kennedy: “The craft sector has been hit hard by the pandemic, yet it’s also been a very creative time for many makers, artists and gallerists. For ‘Crafting a Difference’, not only do we have makers from Kenya, France, Spain, Japan, Argentina, China, UK, USA, Italy, Ireland, Egypt, Brazil, Scandinavia, Chile, Korea, Iceland, Vietnam, but a wide mix of materials and methods are being explored. Our intention is clear: to illustrate that now, more than ever, the process of creation is undeniably a deep-rooted, unifying force.”

Work in ceramics, wood, glass, metals, textiles, and paper by over seventy-five artists are exhibited across four floors of the Georgian townhouse, that is SoShiro. The lower floors feature work in the context of a gallery space, whereas the top two floors display pieces in the context of a residential interior.
A 3D virtual version of the exhibition is available to view online at Crafting a Difference at SoShiro will run until the 30 April.

Crafting a Difference at SoShiro is a physical exhibition of innovative craftsmanship housed in a beautiful Marylebone townhouse.

18 January – 30 April

In-person exhibition appointments at SoShiro will be available from 12 April. Appointments can be booked via THIS LINK.

Opening times are Monday to Friday 10 am to 6.30 pm. Weekends and out of hours appointments by special request.

A 3D virtual version of the exhibition is available to view online at Crafting a Difference at SoShiro
and will run until the 30 April.

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