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Embroidered Arts - General admissions EARLY BIRD


Hand & Lock

£8.50 Regular price £9.50
SKU: 1022586

Early bird tickets - Available until the Jan 2023

Standard ticket price from Feb 2023 

After a hugely successful Embroidered Arts Exhibition in 2021, The Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery returns for its second exhibition celebrating global embroidery in fashion and textile arts. Visit the exhibition to see the finalists for the 2022 & 2023 Prize for embroidery. A further three floors will exhibit embroidered arts by the best emerging designers and will be on display for 5 days only.

The Embroidered Arts features work from by the best emerging designers alongside works by artisan makers and contemporary artists. The ground-breaking exhibition will also highlight the work of London’s oldest embroidery atelier, reveal the fascinating history and show how embroidery is still practiced in the 21st century.

Celebrate the finest embroidery and immerse yourself in exciting talks by world renowned makers and engaging workshops taught by the finest embroidery artists. For five days on November 2023, discover the passion and talent that goes into making the very best embroidery.

This ticket is for general admission and will allow you as one time access into all areas of the exhibition at any point during the day you have purchased. 

If you are looking to book for groups bigger than 10 people please contact Prize@handembroidery.com


Diana Springall

'The few words below attempt to summarise an exhibition of master craftsmanship – one wrapped in vision, professionalism, generosity and kindness of every kind.

The size and breadth of this exhibition of the contemporary art of embroidery for both fashion and for works of fine art, has never been achieved in a single venue before. 

Since inception of the Hand & Lock Prizes no event has equaled the magnitude of this celebration of embroidery.  

It’s uniqueness is fundamentally built on a worldwide call for competition submissions with the potential of prestigious prizes and subsequent recognition and promotion both for winners as well as those shortlisted. 

Displays within the twelve rooms were skillfully designed to sit elegantly and professionally within this somewhat raw and previously derelict commercial storage space. 

The event was compounded by the depth and level of the talks, workshops and guided tours all wrapped in bountiful warmth from every member of staff and volunteers.'


Kate Tume - Mother Eagle Artist

'Hands down the best collection I’ve ever seen in one gallery. Thank you!'

The event is open from Thursday 16th November - Sunday 19th November 2023

Thursday & Saturday: 10am - 6pm 

Friday: 10am - 8pm 

Sunday: 11am - 6pm 

Bargehouse is partially accessible. The venue has two disabled toilets and a STANNAH stair-lift which provides access for wheelchair users to the first and second floors only. The stair-lift is for standard manual wheelchairs and cannot be used with motorized chairs or scooters.

Talks will be held on the third floor with no disabled access.

For more information please visit Access Able: https://www.accessable.co.uk/london-south-bank/london-south-bank-oxo-tower-wharf/access-guides/bargehouse