Exhibition: The Future of Craft

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 15th May 2022

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

The Future of Craft exhibition will return to Bargehouse at Oxo Tower Wharf from 12-15 May 2022, as part of this year’s London Craft Week. After enjoying a successful launch in 2019, this destination event will provide a vibrant and creative hub for visitors keen to experience and explore modern approaches to craft. Curated by Oxo Tower Wharf, and in collaboration with Design-Nation and Future Icons, The Future of Craft will showcase innovative, dynamic and forward-looking craft collectives, practitioners and organisations.

Across four floors of the visually appealing, raw and industrial Bargehouse, visitors to The Future of Craft will discover new projects, installations and collaborations from over 40 pioneering makers, working in a range of craft disciplines: ceramics, furniture, interior accessories, lighting, metalwork, textiles and more.

Special features include Fung+Bedford, who will transform the Bargehouse with their origami inspired large scale paper installations ‘Gathering’ and ‘18’. Cockpit Collective will present ‘Textile + Surface’, an artist-led showcase of craftspeople working within textile and surface design, and Royal College of Art Chinese Students and Scholars Association will showcase ’Absent Traces’, a collective of student and graduate work.

This year, our visitors will also be treated to a 4 day programme of free talks and maker demonstrations. Highlights include a panel discussion with podcaster Grant Gibson of Material Matters and large scale marbling demonstrations from Nat Maks.

A must-see event during London Craft Week 2022, The Future of Craft will provide an insightful, interactive and intelligent exhibit, fostering learning and encouraging debate around the many approaches to craft and its future potential.



Oxo Tower Wharf,,
Bargehouse Street, South Bank,,

Map of Bargehouse