The epic Game of Thrones embroidery that the Royal School of Needlework helped to create earlier this year is returning to London. It will be on display in the Game of Thrones Art Gallery with a huge range of artwork inspired by the popular TV show.
Celebrating the release of Season 6, the Game of Thrones Art Gallery features a number of ambitious and innovative creations inspired by the characters and themes of the TV show. The installations and artwork are made from a variety of materials. These range from embroidery, wood, paper, chain mail and mosaic tiles to large scale prints from illustrators, painters and graphic designers. It is a must-visit exhibition for any Game of Thrones and arts enthusiast.
The Game of Thrones Art Gallery is at 135 Bethnal Green Road in London’s Shoreditch. It will be open from Thursday 10 – Sunday 13 November. Entry is free.
The exhibition will also feature never-before-seen sketches from the show’s creators. These will include original storyboards from the series storyboarder William Simpson. There will also be costume sketches and jewellery by Michele Clapton. This will include MEY for Game of Thrones. This is Clapton’s line of jewellery and accessories seen on and inspired by Daenerys Targaryen. It was created in conjunction with renowned UK jewellery brand Yunus & Eliza.
The stunning Game of Thrones embroidery is a three dimensional creation and features intricate skills of hand embroidery. Techniques include Appliqué, Raised Embroidery and Beading as well as custom made fabrics to add depth, texture and gravitas.
Students from the RSN Degree Course, Future Tutors programme and embroiderers from the RSN Studio helped bring this one of a kind embroidery to life. It was a collaborative project with The Embroiderers’ Guild, Fine Cell Work and Hand & Lock. It was first exhibited in London’s Central Saint Martin’s.
Read more here about this striking piece and the involvement of the RSN Degree students.