Expert Theatre
Sunday 24 June 14:15

An international panel of artists will explore the aesthetics of craft, artisan imagination and cultural influences. Art and contemporary craft express narratives of our times through mixed mediums. 

Art of the Hand will consider collage, calligraphy and textiles, alongside historical and vintage style as art in a curated home.

Amy Dachs
Emma Freemantle
Rosalind Wyatt

Speaker/Panel Moderator: Amy Victoria Dachs, Principal, Amy Dachs Creative, Los Angeles, California  

An Art & Design Creative Director, Agent and Curator with a global creative/branding firm founded in New York City, 2000. Amy integrates art and design for collectors and international creative brands, injecting unexpected vitality, style and meaning. She represents international artists, design furnishings collections, fashion, costume and performance art, curated individually and collectively.

A New York native, Amy’s career has crossed interior design, art and fashion direction. Her design vision values craftsmanship, color, detail and elements of surprise. Amy’s voice as a Style Editor invited the launch of her firm as a luxury art and design marketer. A member of the Instituto Modigliani Concept Board, Rome, Italy, she is currently based in Los Angeles. 

Panel Speaker: Emma Freemantle, Stylist; Writer/Photographer, Jamb, London, England 
“A lover of old things. A stylist. A lover of things found. A maker by hand. A photographer”.  
With a background as a stylist in fashion and interiors, and a passionate creator of hand made art inspired by nature and rare finds -­‐ craftsmanship is at the heart of Emma’s world. Emma is akin to an alchemist, transforming common materials into precious works of handcraft steeped in bohemian, vintage and historically inspired style. More recently, she is a writer and photographer of 18th and 19th century antiques for Jamb. The story however remains the same: whether it is a bespoke, hand made creation from her label or an 18th century Gainsborough armchair; as Emma says, “What is beautiful and what has value of anything, is that the heart and soul was there in its making.” Emma lives on a docked bohemian boat on a London canal. 


Panel Speaker: Rosalind Wyatt, Artist, London, England

An international artist with a studio in Chiswick, Rosalind studied Calligraphy and bookbinding at Roehampton, mixed media and textiles at The Royal College of Art, London, and Zen brushwork in Japan. Her calligraphy is sought after by designers (Fox Linton), fashion houses (Burberry, Hogan, Swarovski, David Beckham, Fendi, Vivienne Westwood) and the film industry.

Rosalind  created  ‘The  Stitch  Lives  of  London’  hand-­‐stitched  text  with  textile  as  unique  handwriting.  Stitched stories include Jude Law’s shirt in Hamlet, and with The New Craftsmen (London), a trench coat commissioned  by Burberry, telling the epic tale of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and the invention of gabardine.

Her collage paintings of textile and large brush calligraphy are publicly collected and commissioned by designers, including Nicky Haslam. Rosalind lectures widely, including Victoria & Albert Museum and Cambridge University. Her art and bespoke handcraft is shown in galleries and museums in the UK, Switzerland, USA and Japan. Rosalind Wyatt is born and raised in London.