The Performance Issue

In a first for the magazine, legendary set designer and artist Tony Hornecker has built his own physical interpretation of a ‘hole-and-corner’ for our cover. Delving behind of the scenes of performance - we meet creative director Michael Howells and costume designers at Glyndebourne. We feature composer Hannah Kendall, deconstruct the rules of pop with The Art of Noise and go back to basics with songwriter Luke Sital-Singh. We travel to Paris for the Hermès Saut equestrian event and tour the deco cinemas of India. There’s also interviews with über-choreographer Ryan Heffington who’s created some of the world’s most-watched YouTube videos from avant-garde roots and Stephanie Buttle a ballet dancer turned ceramicist. But ultimately, this issue is about discovering more of ourselves – whether by walking in Scott of the Antarctic’s footsteps or staring into the flames of an open fire, telling stories...

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Bonfield Block-Printers

Artist/craftsmen Cameron Short and Janet Tristram live and work in a quiet nook of West Dorset, where they take inspiration from rural life – its rhythms and traditional skills. Ideas are sketched, blocked, carved, inked then pressed into life on a robust proofing press made in 1904…

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The Collaborators

A creative life can be a singular pursuit: days spent in your own head, stitching together concepts before producing your work. We meet designer Lola Lely, mixed media embroidery designer Aimee Betts and textiles practitioner Tom van Deijnen to talk about collaboration… 

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Tales from the Riverbank

‘It is an incredible feeling to discover and hold an artifact knowing that the last person to touch the object lived hundreds or even thousands of years ago.’  Thames mudlarker Jason Sandy on the peculiar draw that the foreshore of the River Thames holds over him…

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Port Eliot Festival 2017

Hole & Corner in partnership with Plymouth University returns to St Germans in Cornwall to curate the third edition of our hugely successful makers' tent; with workshops, demonstrations and talks by some of the finest makers in the country...

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My Hole and Corner

The term 'hole-and-corner' derives from an old English phrase meaning a secret place or a life lived away from the mainstream: somewhere you go to contemplate, create and be inspired. From sheds to secret gardens here are some of people's favourite spaces…

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