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Longstop Exhibition Oliver James Mayes

South Place Hotel, London 26—27th April 2014

Catalogue of works


Longstop is an exhibition of Kashmiri Numdah rugs designed by Oliver James Mayes. Origin of the Project Oliver’s connection with the Kashmiri Craft begun during his most recent trip to India. Where he discovered the workmanship of the Numdah rugs in a local Bazaar, curious by the size, texture and potential which the craft had to offer he setup an open collaboration between himself and the craftspeople. Creating a series of designs based on the theme of time & distance, this exhibition showcases the outcome of that collaboration. A small note about the Numdah Rug Each rug displayed in the exhibition is entirely handmade in Kashmir, India. Created using 100% (A Graded) Wool and measuring 6 x 4ft.


Images: Preliminary sketches on the theme of the series: time & distance.


Images: Preliminary sketches on the theme of the series: time & distance.


Images shown here are of the Kashmiri Craftspe


eople beautifully crafting the rugs.

The following images show the process of the rugs being created in the workshop in Kashmir, India.


Hopefully recieve an image from Arifa

Images shown here are of the Kashmiri Craftspe


a of the rug being made in the process.

eople beautifully crafting the rugs.


Hopefully recieve an image from Arifa

Images shown here are of the Kashmiri Craftspe


a of the rug being made in the process.

eople beautifully crafting the rugs.


Hopefully recieve an image from Arifa

Images shown here are of the Kashmiri Craftspe


a of the rug being made in the process.

eople beautifully crafting the rugs.


Hopefully recieve an image from Arifa

Images shown here are of the Kashmiri Craftspe


a of the rug being made in the process.

eople beautifully crafting the rugs.


Returning to Origin(Black Pathway) Part of the Longstop Series, 2014 6 x 4 ft / 183 x 122 cm 100% Wool (A Grade) ÂŁPOA


Direct (Black Pathway) Part of the Longstop Series, 2014 6 x 4 ft / 183 x 122 cm 100% Wool (A Grade) ÂŁPOA


Stuttering (Black Pathway) Part of the Longstop Series, 2014 6 x 4 ft / 183 x 122 cm 100% Wool (A Grade) ÂŁPOA


Returning to Origin (Orange Pathway) Part of the Longstop Series, 2014 6 x 4 ft / 183 x 122 cm 100% Wool (A Grade) ÂŁPOA


Direct (Orange Pathway) Part of the Longstop Series, 2014 6 x 4 ft / 183 x 122 cm 100% Wool (A Grade) ÂŁPOA


Stuttering (Orange Pathway) Part of the Longstop Series, 2014 6 x 4 ft / 183 x 122 cm 100% Wool (A Grade) ÂŁPOA


Photograph by Richard Paris Wilson.

b.1989, U.K Oliver James Mayes is a British artist educated at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (—) before spending time in India (New Delhi & Chennai) Here he built his visual vocabulary through residencies and engaging with local craftspeople. His work encompasses many different mediums and places emphasis on experimentation. You can see more of Oliver’s work at: www.oliverjamesmayes.com


3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF T +44(0)203 503 0000 F+44(0) 203 503 0777 hello@southplacehotel.com www.southplacehotel.com


South Place Hotel in the City of London can claim a number of firsts: it is the first, purpose-built hotel to open in the Square Mile in 100 years; it is the only independent, luxury hotel in the City; and it is the first hotel from restaurateurs D&D London, owners of some of the best restaurants in London. Designed by Allies and Morrison, with interiors by Conran + Partners, the 80-bedroom hotel is one of the most stylish hotels in East London.


The Artist would like to thank the following people: Tushar Kumar, Miss Akhtar & her team, Camille Lorigo, Jessica Rodrigues & South Place Hotel for their help and patience, which without this exhibition would not have been possible. If you are interested in contacting Oliver regarding any pieces in the exhibition you can contact him by: studio@oliverjamesmayes.com

Please note that all work shown in this publication cannot be reproduced without permission from the Artist. All Work Copyright 2014



Longstop Exhibition Catalogue