‘Mother Goddess of the Three Realms’ is an ongoing project that celebrates UK and Viet Nam cross-cultural design and shared heritage. Led by Wax Atelier (London), in collaboration with the Blue H’mong craftswomen of Pa Co village (Mai Chau), and Kilomet 109 (Hanoi), supported by the British Council.
The exhibition presents the physicality and theatre of turning plant into product. Using rope as the medium and metaphor, cross cultural ideas and skills from a wider group of designers, architects and crafts people are intertwined.
Collaborative artworks courtesy of the three creative groups will feature alongside a series of works including special site specific interventions from Liang-Jung Chen of Hardware Archives and bespoke ropes and trimmings from Brian Turner Trimmings.
The installation at Centre 151 is set across three spaces, the garden, tea house and theatre, which represent metaphorical realms; forest, water and heaven. In the spirit of knowledge exchange, part of the installation will be a dedicated materials and maker space that will host a lively programme of participatory events. Guests are also encouraged to take tea in the garden and stay for Centre 151 – VLC Pho Club on Wednesday and Saturdays lunchtime.
16-24 September 2023, 10am-6pm
In Person, Drop in
Free admission, no ticket required