By David Nicholls 09 May 2014
Kathy Dalwood’s plaster busts are among the work being shown by the gallery Cavaliero Finn (cavalierofinn.com) at Belair House, a Grade II listed Georgian mansion, as part of the Dulwich Festival in south London. This weekend the festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with a series of events, including buying exhibitions for the work of more than 200 local artists (dulwichfestival.co.uk).
By Alexandra Jones, May 2014
Juliana Cavaliero and Debra Finn of art & design consultancy Cavaliero Finn have been taking part in the Dulwich Festival’s Open House since it began eleven years ago. Here they tell Absolutely what they love about Open House and what they’ll be bringing to this year’s Festival…
By Jill McNair, April 29 2011
Business partners Juliana Cavaliero and Debra Finn launched their home gallery Cavaliero Finn in Juliana’s south London home in 2003 “when it was still quite original,” says Cavaliero. The pair, friends who met while studying art at university, often talked about working together. Then, after a 10-year career in the art world working for various galleries, including Anthony d’Offay, Cavaliero had her first child and “it was a natural time to think about setting up alone”. By the time of their first event, Finn, who formerly worked in public relations, was pregnant with her first son.
The Telegraph Magazine
By David Nicholls
Next weekend Cavaliero Finn is holding a new selling exhibition in its pretty Victorian house cum gallery in Herne Hill, south London. Expect a craft-focused selection by independent makers such as the ceramicist Rowena Brown, whose stoneware sculptures of time- and weather-worn houses cost £195 for four. Doors are open from 10.30am to 6pm, November 19-20. Cavaliero Finn, 268 Croxted Road, London SE24 (07941-200300; cavalierofinn.com).
Don’t you love Twitter? I do! There is something so satisfying about meeting people we follow on Twitter only to discover how much we have in common. I’ve been following Cavaliero Finn for quite some time so was excited to go to one one of their open weekend exhibitions in their home-cum-gallery in South East London just before Christmas.
I loved everything about the house, their approach and styling, their selection of both emerging and internationally recognised artists and designers and foremost meeting the founders of Cavaliero and Finn…..
For contemporary and period art and design, here are three events in south east London you simply cannot miss this May
Cavaliero Finn Contemporary Art and at Belair House
Contemporary art and design lovers alike should head to Belair House in Dulwich on the weekend of 10-11 May when a new exhibition, curated by design company Cavaliero Finn, takes place as part of the Dulwich Festival. Set against the backdrop of this beautiful, Grade II listed Georgian mansion, works will be on show from over 20 of Britain’s finest, up-and-coming artists and designer-makers, including Gill Rocca, Rebecca Oldfield, Matt Chambers and Daniel Reynolds. Visitors can attend a series of workshops and talks over the weekend, including a session by Jordan Cluroe, finalist on the BBC’s Great Interior Design Challenge and his partner Russell Whitehead, with whom he runs interior design company 2 Lovely Gays. There will also be a series of artists workshops for children aged 6 and over.
Cavaliero Finn will also be hosting a second contemporary art and design show at its home-cum-gallery at 268 Croxted Road in Herne Hill, running during the Dulwich Festival Artists Open House on 10-11 May and 17-18 May.
Heart Home Magazine
By Victoria Harrison
Juliana and Dom’s Victorian home is a treasure trove of exotic finds from around the world and makes a perfect base for Juliana’s gallery which she runs with her business partner Debra…..
By Barbara Chandler, Monday 28 May 2012
The skeletons are coming out of their closets this summer, to rattle their bones over chairs, plates and coffee cups.
This latest home design trend makes those older — and now tediously ubiquitous — skull motifs look chunky and clunky, despite the ongoing popularity of Damien Hirst’s retrospective at Tate Modern.
By Corrine Julius
DECORATIVE and functional items made by independent designermakers often cost less than their mass-produced equivalents. And in the run-up to Christmas you can find them for sale at relatively low prices at seasonal open studios and craft fairs.
London is home to countless craftspeople making everything from homeware to fashion accessories, so here we highlight some of the top crafts venues for gifts and explain what each is best known for…….
…….CAVALIERO FINN 268 Croxted Road, SE24. November 17 and 18, 10.30am to 6pm (07941 200 300; cavalierofinn.com).
A craft fair in a home-cum-gallery with ceramics, furniture, textile, lighting, painting and sculpture from 20 designer-makers. Witty swimmerdecorated teaware by Alice Mara; chandeliers by Madeleine Boulesteix.
Objects of Design #279: Fliff Carr Gold Handled Jug – by Kate Watson Smyth –
This is a jug that makes my heart sing. I know I’m having a bit of a gold/brass moment but don’t you think these jugs are gorgeous?
They were made as part of a series that explores scale and pattern. Many of the pieces have a lace theme. Debra Finn of Cavaliero Finn says the jug is small and delicate but, despite its large handle, it pours perfectly.
You can see Fliff’s work, and many other of the unusual and eclectic pieces that are part of the Cavaliero Finn collection at a viewing on Saturday and Sunday 7 and 8 December at Cavaliero Finn, Home-cum-gallery, 268 Croxted Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 9DA.
The trend for bespoke started a few years ago now but it shows no sign of slowing down. Having said that it needs to be a little more sophisticated than just sticking our initials (or those of our children) on everything.
These gorgeous blue and white cups are just the perfect way to take this idea one step further.
They’re made by Rhian Malin, who recently graduated from a course in Three Dimensional Design at Camberwell College of Art. Each one is individually made when participants are asked to gently squash a freshly thrown pot to the shape of their hands. So not only is each one unique but what could be nicer than hugging your cup of tea or coffee and knowing that it will fit perfectly into your hands?
Remember the London Olympics when we all tried to get tickets and mostly failed? Or ended up with seats at things we never really thought we fancied. But then remember how in the end it was all so exciting that we loved it anyway, even if we never thought that dressage, boxing or synchronised swimming was our thing?
These plates came about after ceramicist Alice Mara managed to snag herself tickets to the synchronised swimming. She was inspired by the way the swimmers use their bodies to create regimented patterns and shapes.
Your Home is Lovely
Out and about Dulwich Open House – by Kate Burt – May 2014
Your Home is Lovely
Alice Mara’s Urban Architecture Ceramics by Kate Burt – April 2013
My Friend's House
This weekend… May 12, 2012
Over at 268 Croxted Road, the Cavaliero Finn ladies have put together another edit of great works, including an arresting portrait of Charles Hawtrey by artist Tony Beaver – who is opening his own house a few doors down – beautiful cast porcelain bowls and oversized stoneware pots by Daniel Reynolds.
My Friend's House
A corner of my bedroom… June 8, 2011
…is bringing me plenty pleasure just now. Ever get that? Where you artfully arrange some things then can’t stop admiring your own handiwork? It helps if the things have some meaning to you, but there’s nothing more fun than curating a shelf. I say that as someone who spent last night rearranging all the open-shelving in the kitchen (we’ve finished The Killing).
From left, painting by Gill Rocca (soon to be wall-hung) – succumbed to at Cavaliero Finn, the excuse being Mr MF’s birthday;
My Friend's House
Festival Antics… May 2011
Just spent the weekend hopping around strangers’ homes and workshops. The annual Dulwich festival started – an Artists’ Open House event that runs next weekend too (plan your route here). I had no idea how many creative bods were in this hood (over 150 venues take part) and also, how many chatters. Aside from bumping into various friends – all of us clutching earmarked guide books and with big wild buying eyes on – I had many conversations with total strangers in queues etc. It was like being back in Glasgow…
We also made it to Cavaliero Finn’s private view this year where, not for the first time, Mr My Friend and I leered at the Gill Rocca paintings. I also liked Ali Miller’s work…
Inside style experts’ homes: Jill Macnair – in pictures
Jill Macnair is a freelance journalist and editor specialising in design, interiors and architecture for print and online media. She has written for Elle Decoration, Elle Online, Guardian Weekend, The Independent, Observer Magazine, Red online, Stella magazine (The Sunday Telegraph) and The Sunday Times (Style and Home). She has also worked as an interiors consultant and jointly runs the daily design blog myfriendshouse.wordpress.com…….
……The painting on the wall is by Gill Rocca bought from Cavaliero Finn as a birthday present to Neil, who usually gets a jumper or a book. He saw this and loved it