Real to Reel: Film as material in making




Wed (Preview) 3-6pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

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The use of film and animation by contemporary makers is explored in the latest Crafts Council Touring Exhibition Real to Reel. Daily screenings will offer a preview of the exhibition featuring work by makers including Adam Buick, Naomi Filmer, Glithero, Alida Sayer and Marloes ten Bohmer.

The Crafts Council’s is presenting a daily film screening programme at designjunction from 18 to 22 September as part of the London Design Festival, in a bespoke pop-up cinema designed by architects Carmody Groake. The screenings will preview work from the new touring exhibition Real to Reel: Film as material in making, which explores films that are a final product of contemporary makers’ practice; each an artwork in its own right. All of the films are concerned with craft and design thematically, technically or materially.

Real to Reel includes films by 20 makers including Neil Brownsword, David Cushway, Marloes ten Bhomer, Patricia Nieman and Jim Le Fevre. Five new films have been commissioned for the exhibition from Adam Buick, Alida Sayer, Glithero, Jon Mills and Torcher Chamber Arkestra.

The films will be shown in thematic loops throughout the fair opening hours and not all films will be shown every day. Details of the film programme can be found at

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