Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

D&AD: The best advertising and design in the world! Urbis, Manchester

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Exploding paint bombs on a Glasgow council estate to sell televisions (Sony Bravia); running shoes that talk to your computer and connect you to a virtual network (Nike); a wind-up laptop making technology available in the remotest corners of the world, (One Laptop per Child); a video game that trains your brain (Nintendo); – visitors to Urbis in Manchester this Winter will be able to learn the stories behind the advertising and design that impacts on our lives.

Hacienda 25 The Exhibition: Fac 491

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

19 July 2007 – 17 February 2008

RIP Anthony Wilson 20/02/1950 – 10/8/07

Manchester Music Mogul, factory records founder and owner of the Hacienda

Take a step back 25 years in time to the halcyon days of the Madchester music era and revisit the Hacienda, the legendary nightclub that became an international phenomenon and changed the face of the city forever.

Walk through the world famous Fac 51 doors to uncover some of the ideals and ideas behind its conception, as told by many of the creative minds that made it what it became.  Relive the experiences of Peter Saville, Peter Hook, Tony Wilson, Ben Kelly and Rob Gretton through their own stories and items from personal collections, including previously unseen video footage, items from the club itself and the graphic design that was instrumental in shaping the club’s identity. The exhibition also includes the first ever showing of the complete collection of the Hacienda’s iconic birthday posters incorporates original scratch videos by Claude Bessy and Swivel, and of course, will pay tribute to the music played and performed there.

Finally, exhibition traces the impact the club had in shaping the economic and urban development of the city centre, into the unique and original Manchester we know and love today.

Hacienda themed events are organised throughout the exhibition, from talks and debates to film and gig screenings.

Karsten Schmidt’s blog (

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

Design blog by toxi (Karsten Schmidt).

The latest events & happenings in the world of interactive design and motion graphics e.g. BD4D, Rob Chiu, Chris Hewitt, Nanika / Hi-Res, Chris O’Shea, Spent 2000, Mark Hough, Universal Everything e.t.c.

10th Anniversary! SHIFT

Monday, April 30th, 2007

The Influential Japanese style magazine updates its site:

Miss Van – New Works

Friday, March 16th, 2007


H E A R T_ T H R O B :_ M I S S _ V A N _ _J U N K O _ M I Z U N O _ | _ A I K O _ N A K A G A W A

March 10 – April 7


Inkthis Project

Friday, March 16th, 2007


The Inkthis projects are created by UK designers Onesidezero & Gurps Kaur.

The events are held annually and 2007 will see the second installment, showcasing new work from 37 designers, illustrators and creative groups, based both in the UK and internationally. The creative line-up includes work from a diverse range of well respected artists working with varied media including digital design, motion,sculpture and illustration to name a few.  Inkthis 2 will exhibit inspirational work to many developing and future artists. The second event will see each artist create new work surrounding the theme of DREAMS & NIGHTMARES giving the freedom to create work based on either option or a combination of the two. The show will be held at the LCB Depot in Leicester with the launch night taking place 8th March.   The show will also be held in London at the Coningsby Gallery in May 2007.More…


Thursday, March 15th, 2007

EXHIBITION: V&A Museum, London, 29 March to 22 July 2007Surreal Things is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see 300 of the most extraordinary objects ever created, in a spectacular theatrical setting.

This exhibition is the first to explore the influence of Surrealism on the worlds of fashion, design, theatre, interiors, film, architecture and advertising. It shows how artists engaged with design and how designers were inspired by Surrealism.


Lynette Wallworth

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

EXHIBITION: National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK, March 17 to June 17

Lynette Wallworth (b. 1961, Sydney) is an Australian artist whose practice spans video installation, photography, short film, and performance. In her current body of work, she specialises in the creation of gently immersive installation environments which offer a tactile gateway. Frequently the works are developed in series to provide a sense of a cumulative process that changes over time. The environments are not passive spaces but rely on activation by the participant/viewer. The interplay between the moving image, sound, space and visitor as component elements in the ecosystem of a work is the artist’s primary focus.


Kylie – The Exhibition

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

8 February 2007 – 10 June 2007

Free admission. Advance booking is strongly recommended. Please see ticketing information

Focusing on the evolving image of Kylie Minogue, this exhibition features performance costumes, accessories, album covers and photographs, set against a backdrop of music and video.


Robert Brownjohn – History and Biography

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Graphic Designer (1925-1970)

Combining audacious imagery with ingenious typography, illustration and found objects, ROBERT BROWNJOHN (1925-1970) was among the most innovative graphic designers in 1950s New York and 1960s London, where he designed titles for James Bond films, graphics for the Robert Fraser Gallery and artwork for the Rolling Stones.