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— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

“I like Dame, it has a good ring to it,” says British artist Tracey Emin, 60, who will celebrate her new damehood and birthday next weekend in Margate. Meanwhile, women in fashion also received honours with Anya Hindmarch receiving a Damehood and Rosh Mahtani, founder of Alighieri, honoured for her contributions to British jewellery making and philanthropy with an OBE also on the Kings Birthday Honours list announced earlier this week.

Elsewhere this week, we are diary plotting for the return of the annual boutique art fair Eye of the Collector – running from 26 to 29 June at the Grade-II listed Garrison Chapel at Chelsea Barracks. View installations from a taut selection of galleries, curated by trailblazer Nazy Vassegh. In the meantime, why not check out Kensington & Chelsea Art Week – an art trail seeing local creative spaces come to life, featuring installations with some of London’s best loved artists.

For those looking for a weekend away book tickets to Yorkshire Sculpture Park which sees Bharti Kher’s new exhibition Alchemies take over the grounds and galleries with her sculptures exploring other worlds, mythologies and identities.

Wishing you all a happy weekend of art exploration and being culturally curious.

With best wishes from me and the KTW Family,
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Objects of Desire

Lemon Jug by & Klevering

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Monday Muse

Interview Everything I Want Founder, Nadja Romain

The Wick - Vanessa Raw Portrait by Graeme Purdy

Spotlight artist Vanessa Raw

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Video Interviews

Interview DOUBLE EXPOSURE: David Bailey & Mary McCartney

Visual Arts
The Wick - David Bailey, Mary McCartney and Brandei Estes at Claridge's ArtSpace

Happenings ‘DOUBLE EXPOSURE: David Bailey & Mary McCartney’ at Claridge’s ArtSpace

The Wick - Naomi in Fashion exhibition, 18th June 2024

Viewing Naomi Campbell’s retrospective, Naomi in Fashion, at V&A South Kensington

The V&A’s first exhibition of its kind, NAOMI In Fashion explores the extraordinary career of Campbell

The Wick - Auguste Rodin, Le Baiser (The Kiss), 1st Reduction, Conceived in 1886, this cast made in February 1912 by the Barbedienne Foundry in Rodin's lifetime

Viewing Faces and Fables by Auguste Rodin at Bowman Sculpture

A chance to see a museum-quality exhibition for free: Bowman Sculpture Gallery present some thirty works by world-renowned Auguste Rodin.

The Wick - Vanessa Raw
Lord I Just Don't Care, 2024
Courtesy of Carl Freedman Gallery

Viewing Vanessa Raw, On Earth We Weren’t Meant To Stay at Carl Freedman Gallery

On Earth We Weren’t Meant to Stay is a new body of Raw’s work, a continuation of her themes of women’s pleasure.

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