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Kinetica Art Fair 2014

Ophelia, Elisabeth Sandford Richardson & Maria Isabel Azevedo

The Old Truman Brewery, London last weekend hosted the 6th edition of the Kinetica Art Fair organised by the Kinetica Museum. Kinetic Art has been evolving since the beginning of the last century as artists looked to incorporate movement and energy into their work. As technology has advanced so Kineticism has begun to explore and study the connection between science and art. ARTS THREAD went along to find out more about the Kinetic Art form.

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DDW14: Industrial Sanity In the City


Part 2 of design writer Robert Urquhart’s report for ARTS THREAD from Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty @V&A

Alexander McQueen - Arts Thread 01

Excitement is building for the new V&A exhibition, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Opening on March 14, 2015, the exhibition runs until July 19 and already 16,000 tickets have been sold. A press briefing held last week expected 200 attendees, but 500 arrived.

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Q&A: ARTS THREAD X Urban Outfitters Make It Design Home Winner Gustavo Quintana Kennedy


The design from ARTS THREAD member and winner of our ARTS THREAD x Urban Outfitters Make It Design: Home Edition Competition Gustavo Quintana Kennedy is now live on the Urban Outfitters website. Following Gustavo’s win, we caught up with the designer to talk about his work and the thought process behind his winning design.

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DDW14: Bombastic, Dramatic & Dutch


Design writer Robert Urquhart reports for ARTS THREAD from Eindhoven. Dutch Design Week is in full pelt, last time I was here, in 2011, the opening night was one man with a microphone, this time round its a full on stadium affair; lights, cameras, action – this sets the note for the entire place, Eindhoven is well alight.

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DDW14: Dutch Design Week Preview


ARTS THREAD will be in Eindhoven, Holland for this year’s Dutch Design Week October 18-26 2014. Fresh from his trip to Oregon to report back for us from Design Week Portland, design writer Robert Urquhart will be there to report back on events; tweeting, taking photos and making sense of it all, starting with the opening night event on Friday October 17th.

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Design Week Portland 14: Co-Operation / Planning / Future


Our final instalment in Robert Urquhart’s visit to the festival for ARTS THREAD.
My final day at Design Week Portland (PDW) was spent back down towards the water at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of Oregon – the place where I’d seen the Innovation lab at the White Stag Block. I was at the school to meet up with Hajo Neis, Associate Professor, Director of the Portland Urban Architecture Research Laboratory (PUARL).

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Brighton Fashion Week, Zeitgeist 2014

ART THREAD is proud to be a media partner with Brighton Fashion Week, this year taking place October 08-12 2014. The five day event of shows and network opportunities saw fashion designers display their skills in both sustainability and design craft and included the Zeitgeist catwalk show.

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Brighton Fashion Week, Sustain 2014

Last week saw the showcase of innovative, emerging designers as part of Brighton Fashion Week. Media partners with ARTS THREAD, the event spanned October 08-12 2014 and included catwalk shows, networking events and other opportunities to connect with industry.

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Lodz Design Festival 14: Make Me! highlights

Jan Godlewsk/ Fabricia Chang

ARTS THREAD takes a look at the work of the Make Me! competition finalists.

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