West Village’s Laneway WV series launches with an Erin Lightfoot ceramics residency
If you’ve been mourning the loss of West Village’s iconic Bromley Room, we have some news that is bound to perk you right up. The West End lifestyle precinct is back at the arty activations again with Laneway WV, a series of themed pop-ups set to take the cobblestones by storm between May and October this year. Creatives and gourmands alike will be thrilled by the ever-changing offering across food, art and culture, all with a distinct local twist. Laneway WV is kicking things off with some hands-on fun, bringing renowned ceramicist Erin Lightfoot on board for a pop-up studio and store experience.
West Village quickly gained a reputation for promoting creative talent, so it makes perfect sense that Erin Lightfoot is the flagship tenant at Laneway WV. Her contemporary Bauhaus-inspired ceramics have been making a splash since her eponymous brand’s launch in 2011, leading to her wares being stocked at boutiques around the country – not to mention featuring in a little old magazine you might know called Vogue. Erin’s distinct style of simple forms, soft colours and geometric patterns across an ever-evolving range of jewellery and homewares has cemented her status as a firm favourite in the Australian maker scene.
The Erin Lightfoot pop-up will launch on Saturday May 12 with a sophisticated afternoon soiree where you can check out the artist’s schmick wares with a glass of complimentary bubbles in hand. Over the course of the pop-up, Erin will be taking up residency in the pop-up studio and creating her work for all to see, meaning you can swing by to see exactly how her pieces are crafted and have a chat about the process. If you fall in love with the ceramics on show, fear not – the studio is also running as a shop so you can purchase Erin’s work on the spot.
The Erin Lightfoot pop-up is running at West Village’s Laneway WV from May 12–27 – for opening hours, head to our Events Guide.