For four days in August, Traces will exhibit the works of new, emerging artists in a secret location somewhere in London.
In the run-up to the event, Traces is sending out a series of clues to help members of the public figure out the location of the show.
Those who are able to crack the code will be treated to an exhibition featuring over 60 talents from the fields of illustration, product design, craft, jewellery and ceramics.
The line-up will include a few familiar faces such as Merel Bekking, whose work first caught our eye in Milan earlier this year. The HKU Utrecht graduate’s accessories derived from animal corpses is certainly provocative and will no doubt spark debate amongst visitors.
Similarly gruesome are the designs of Rebecca Onyett. Her jewellery collection All That Glistens, is a tangle of contorted crows feet, skulls and beetles.
Glasgow-born creative Lily Octavia will exhibit her beautiful ceramic perfume bottles. The large-scale pieces aim to evoke nostalgia and make viewers reminisce a by-gone era. While Octavia creates the packaging for scents, Olivia Clemence has conjured up her own smells. Clemence’s collection of room scents aims to re-create the very smell of a Victorian house.
More animals, but this time not so grimm, will feature in the works of Catherine Frere-Smith. Smith joined ARTS THREAD earlier this year at Interiors UK 2012. To find out more about her work, see our exhibition coverage here.
University of Brighton Design and Craft BA graduate Alice Walton, whose Uncaged project has previously been exhibited at the Sackler Centre, will have her work exhibited also. Sitting alongside Walton, Furniture Magpies will exhibit its ‘make-do-and-mend’ furniture made from old, discarded objects.
Although not an up-and-comer, William Warren, senior lecturer at London Metropolitan University will also showcase some of his furniture and product designs.
For further details and for clues on where to find the show, visit the Traces 2012 website.