Coastal Myths

Studio Sahil exhibition curated by Open Space

Venue: 16, Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch, London E, London, E2 7JP

Open dates: 18 Sep 2022 – 25 Sep 2022

Arenophile, photo by Oli Douglas

The exhibition Coastal Myths by Studio Sahil curated by Open Space explores the day to day objects consisting predominantly of glass that one encounters through stories, myths and connections relating to the island. The word “sahil” from Studio Sahil is directly translated from Turkish to coast or shore, an essential reference to the exhibition. Islands have always held a significant place in popular imagination and mythology, with everything from The Odyssey, Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Treasure Island to Elif Safak’s most recent fiction, The Island of Missing Trees, all contributing to the idea that these sea-bound lands have more to their stories. By experimenting with materiality, tactility, and texture, the studio creates beautiful, timeless objects that explore different narratives around belonging, place, and cultural heritage.

We would like to invite you to our following events during the exhibition: 

Private View Tuesday, September 20th, 18:00 – 21:00

Whisky Tasting with Kyrö Distillery Friday, September 23rd, 18:00 – 20:00

Guided tour with our curator Saturday, September 24th, 14:00 – 15:00