Welcome to The Wick

— Katy Wickremesinghe
Dear All,

London is alive with discourse around design and its role in society and culture. The London Design Festival closes Sunday, so now’s the time to embark on that odyssey of talks, viewings, and happenings.

The BAFTA Awards are on the move taking up a new residence at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall leaving behind the Royal Albert Hall, which has housed the awards show since 2016.

There’s another shuffle at the BFC with David Pemsel as its new chair replacing the indefatigable Stephanie Phair who was in the role of tenure for three years. David previously had a seat on the BFC Executive Board and is the co-founder and CEO of both ScienceMagic.inc and ScienceMagic.Studios – he’s set to bring some magic as well as a great insight into the intersection of tech and fashion.

Could it be true? Archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass claims to have found Queen Nefertiti’s mummy and Ankhesenamun, Tutankhamun’s wife. Egypt’s most famous figures are the most mysterious ones and Dr. Hawass will be revealing his find in October.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend from me and the KTW family,
The Wick - Matilda Goad & Co x Anthropologie Scalloped Cushion

Objects of Desire

Matilda Goad & Co x Anthropologie Scalloped Cushion

The Wick - Péju Alatise, Sim & The Glass Birds, 2022, Frieze Sculpture
Monday Muse

Interview Artist, Architect and Storyteller Péju Alatise

The Wick - Saira Jamieson

Interview NFT and Multimedia Artist Saira Jamieson

The Wick - Henry Moore, The Arch, 1979–1980.

Happenings The Wick’s Top Ten Public Sculptures

The Wick - LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 24: (L to R)  Mei Hui Liu, Fashion designer Edeline Lee, Maryam Eisler and Lady Alison Myners attend the launch of Oscar-winning artist Tim Yip’s groundbreaking new art film LOVE INFINITY on MUBI, featuring some of the most iconic and diverse living artists and creatives of our time, at the National Gallery on March 24, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Tim Yip)

Happenings “Love Infinity” Screening and In Conversation at The National Gallery

The Wick - Olga de Amaral

Viewing Olga de Amaral

Born in Bogota in 1932, the Colombian artist Olga de Amaral’s exhibition at Lisson Gallery features large-scale abstract tapestries and sculptures made with natural fibres and precious metals, notably gold leaf, that blur the line between art and craft.

The Wick - The Peony dress by Miss Sohee, 2020 graduation collection ‘The Girl in Full Bloom’. Photograph by Daniel Sachon.

Doing Hallyu! The Korean Wave

Hallyu! The Korean Wave is the first major exhibition dedicated to Hallyu charts its impact on a diverse range of industries, including beauty, fashion, film and music, thorough around 200 objects as well as pop culture ephemera and digital displays.

The Wick - M.K. Čiurlionis, Angels (Paradise), 1909. Tempera on paper, 47 x 61.8 cm. Courtesy M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art.

Viewing M.K Čiurlionis: Between Worlds

Although the artist and composer M.K. Čiurlionis is little-known in the UK, he is one of Lithuania’s most celebrated artists. The first major UK exhibition dedicated to Čiurlionis, now on show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, aims to set the record straight.

“Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.”

Donnatella Versace