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Korean crafts at Collect 2024

Collect, now in its 20th year, offers collectors an opportunity to acquire new, museum-quality handcrafted artworks from some of 21st Century’s finest craft talent. As in previous years, there is a strong Korean representation, with five Korea-specialist galleries exhibiting. You will also find individual Korean artists in galleries without a country focus: Gallery Sklo Booth: … [Read More]

Mind, Hand and Time: Dahye Jeong, at Cromwell Place

The exhibition presents Korea’s unique culture through the works of Dahye Jeong, winner of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022, and showcased for the first time outside of South Korea. Exhibition organised in collaboration with and supported by Loewe Foundation and presented as part of London Craft Week 2023. About the artist Dahye Jeong. Originally … [Read More]

Workshop: Hand-Stitched Silk Bok Jumeoni, at the V&A

Using traditional Korean silk fabrics and thread, create a hand-stitched lucky pouch, Bok jumeoni, inspired by the ancient Korean tradition of bojagi, Korean wrapping cloths. Traditionally used to carry coins and precious items from a belt, today, fortune pouches are often used to give a gift of money at important festivals like Seollal, Korean New … [Read More]

Light of Weaving: Labour-Hand-Hours, at the KCC

Co-presented by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE), the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), and the Soluna Art Group, this exhibition highlights the very best of Korean aesthetics through the concept of ‘Weaving’. Bringing together eleven masters and artists, the exhibition displays pieces that have been creatively formed by employing long-established Korean techniques … [Read More]

Collect 2023

Lloyd Choi Gallery Booth: East Wing E7 | Webpage Lloyd Choi Gallery represents craftsmanship-led contemporary Korean artists and designers. The gallery believes in the power of art to enlighten, a concept rooted firmly in Korean tradition. The thorough knowledge of materials, the masterful skill and meditative processes create an alchemic reaction that moves beyond the … [Read More]

V+A Hallyu! family events

Make-it: Korean Calligraphy Take part in this families workshop and find out more about Korean Calligraphy. Monday 13 – Tuesday 14 February 2023, 10.30 – 16.00 Venue: Art Studio, Learning Centre £15 | book here Join artists Kilchan Lee and Taeyoung Lee as you experiment with Korean calligraphy. Have a go at mastering the Korean … [Read More]

Exhibition visit: Silent Mind, at Cromwell Place

Lloyd Choi has a regular stable of artists whose body of work you can enjoy at her gallery’s exhibitions: as the work becomes more familiar, it somehow becomes more desirable. But she does not stand still. She gradually introduces new artists into her roster – as she did with the minhwa-decorated ceramics of Lee Geum-young … [Read More]

Silent Mind: an exhibition by Lloyd Choi Gallery

An exhibition for London Design Festival 2022, running as alongside the V+A’s Korean exhibition ‘K-Wave’ (September 2022 – June 2023). The included works consider the meditative aesthetic of Korean craftsmanship, exploring how this can help us all find tranquility and consolation in turbulent times. The exhibition title reflects the calm and mindful status of the maker-artists, whose … [Read More]

Expanding Horizons: Contemporary Glass from South Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan (in Stourbridge)

Expanding Horizons is an invitational exhibition by 34 artists from Korea, Japan, China and Taiwan. The Festival Committee spent over two years researching artists and seleected work we considered to have technical excellence and creative expression across a range of different glass techniques. Artists were invited to submit one large or three smaller pieces to … [Read More]

Hanji: Paper Compositions, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre, UK presents Hanji: Paper Compositions, an exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. The exhibition approaches hanji as a versatile material, and features the work of over 20 internationally recognised and emerging artists whose mastering of various hanji techniques allows them to push the boundaries of making … [Read More]

Korean crafts at Collect 2022

Collect returns to Somerset House later this month. Han Collection will be there with their tempting array of ceramics from Icheon, while Lloyd Choi Gallery represents a broader range of crafts from across the country. In addition, expect to find the occasional Korean artist represented by non Korean specialist galleries: for example: Cube Gallery will … [Read More]

Korean galleries at Collect 2021 (online edition)

COLLECT moves online this year, 26 February – 2 March 2021. There are some lovely Korean pieces to see thanks to the commitment of three galleries, and images of the items are online now. Lloyd Choi Gallery is participating remotely from Jeju Island, and their physical exhibition there stays open until 15 March. Details and … [Read More]