London Making Now
Explore the work of 15 contemporary London makers in this new free display.
London is and always
has been a city of makers. Explore their stories in this free display.
London has always been a city where creativity and craft can flourish. For hundreds of years, London’s economy and culture have been linked by the process of making things. Craft has the power to affect society in unexpected ways, shaping everything from migration to social and political reform.
Today, the city continues to inspire skilled London makers, who produce incredible objects in materials ranging from porcelain to plastic. All of the objects in this display have a unique story to tell.
London Making Now is the result of a contemporary collecting project with objects acquired under the Art Fund’s ‘New Collecting Awards’ scheme. These new acquisitions will offer a visually stimulating insight into the world of craft and making in modern London; demonstrating how makers have shaped, and are shaped by, our city.
Works acquired with Art Fund support.
Entry to the display is included with a free ticket to the museum. Pre-book online now to guarantee entry.
Meet the makers
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Yinka Ilori / Photograph by Andrew Meredith
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James Shaw / Photograph courtesy of Jorn Tomter
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Loraine Rutt / Photograph by Simon Kennedy
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Matthew Raw / Photograph by Sarah Packer
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Eleanor Lakelin / Photograph by Alun Callendar, courtesy of Cockpit Arts
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Claire Partington / Photograph courtesy of Claire Partington
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Adi Toch / Photograph courtesy of Thom Atkinson
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Romilly Saumarez-Smith / Image © Lydia Goldblatt
Alison Cooke / Photograph by Ansell Cizic
Piotr Frac / Photograph by Damian Trawicki
Rachel South / Photograph courtesy of Garry Laybourn
Renee So / Photograph courtesy of Renee So
Simone Brewster / Photograph by Kristóf Szentgyörgyváry
Laura Carlin / Photograph by Isao Nishiyama
Emily Frances Barrett / Image courtesy of Solve Sunsbo
“[...] making is still an intrinsic part of London’s economy and its creative identity, bringing together an exciting network of craftspeople, artists, activists, designers and educators. London Making Now will give our visitors a broad snapshot of London’s continued role as a centre for innovative craft and design.”Danielle Thom, Curator of Making
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