To mark the opening of my show "Harmonics In Space" at NOW Gallery we hosted a dinner to celebrate the Spring Equinox. As the theme for my show was all about healing via colour, light, sound, movement and shape it was the perfect time to coincide with nature's very own gift of the dawn of the new bright season.
We engineered the event on the topic of "Design for Wellbeing" by inviting a collection of practitioners working in the realm of design to enhance life. After an initial viewing of the exhibition, we headed upstairs for a Spring feast served in Sophie Ashby’s designed apartment. I had decorated the tables with my iridescent origami lights and as much spectrum crockery as I could source. The florists Augustus Bloom tied beautiful seasonal bouquets as big centre pieces which divided up as separate posies for guests to take home. These included Ranunculus, anemones and a sprinkle highlight of cosmic rainbow roses on my own personal request!
The night was hosted by designer Anna Murray from Patternity who led a discussion looking at the importance of design to improve our everyday lives. She initially explained her own personal discovery and journey into wellness and described her daily routine employing techniques to embrace meditation and positive patterns within her schedule. Guests then took turns with a "show and tell" of treasured items to share the story of the importance of their own sentimental attachments.
At the end of the night everyone had the opportunity to take an incredible keep-sake in the form of this box of chocolates. I made holographic origami containers to house Vegan truffles made by the fair hands of Lena Romain a.k.a Jus' A Lickle Taste. She made four different flavours and each of these had a list of ingredients ranging from Nutmeg, pistachio, coconut, rum to ginger.......... all ridiculously complex and yummy! The edible summation of my exhibition with the many facets and layers of textures and stimuli.
For the special occasion I wore a complete activewear outfit from the range by Patternity for John Lewis. New patterns and designs have been added since it first launched so head over to the website to see more here.
(Photos a mix of my own, Anna Murray and official shots by Tom Hatton)