Archive for the ‘Exhibitions’ Category

Robert Brownjohn at Design Museum

Saturday, February 10th, 2007

Creating titles for early James Bond films and Rolling Stones album sleeves, the graphic designer and film-maker Robert Brownjohn was responsible for many of the most memorable images of the 1960s. Famed for the simple execution of brilliant graphic ideas, Brownjohn captured the experimental spirit of the era by applying modernist visual theory to mainstream culture.


1807 and Tate

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Two thousand and seven marks the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade, but it is important to note that this did not mean the emancipation of slaves or the end of the institution. Slavery in the Caribbean and other British territories did not end until 1834. In practical terms the 1807 Act prohibited the transport of slaves in British ships, and gave the Royal Navy licence to stop and search the ships of other nations.


EXHIBITION at Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Leo Fitzmaurice

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Sometimes The Things You Touch Come True

Yorkshire Sculpture Park – Upper Space, Visitor Centre
31 March – 10 June 2007

The bombardment of information and the impact it has on our daily lives is the context for work by Liverpool based artist, Leo Fitzmaurice. In the past Fitzmaurice has worked with posters, flyers and commercial packaging; by removing, obscuring or subtly reworking everyday materials he creates intelligent and witty structures, sculptures and installations.


Graphic Design in the White Cube

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

Organizing graphic design exhibitions is always problematic: graphic design does not exist in a vacuum, and the walls of the exhibition space effectively isolate the work of design from the real world. Placing a book, a music album, or a poster in a gallery removes it from the cultural, commercial, and historical context without which the work cannot be understood. The entire raison d’être of the work is lost as a side effect of losing the context of the work, and the result is…


Show me the Monet

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

Damien Noonan looks at the top websites for exhibitions.


free your ideas

Friday, January 19th, 2007

expand your possibilities at designertopia

Creative frustration: You like to design “outside the box” but when it comes to realising your designs they are forced back into the box.

Technology compromises your vision every time.

Until now.

designertopia. free your ideas.

EXHIBITION: Chiho Aoshima

Monday, January 15th, 2007

BALTIC, Gateshead Quays – until 28th Jan 2007

In her first UK solo show Chiho Aoshima presents her intricate fantasy worlds of zombies and fairies, rainbows and tsunamis, urban landscapes and nature.  From a confrontation with a gigantic wave of destruction to a journey through her imaginary world from the perspective of a worm, Aoshima’s fantasy worlds suggest a multitude of possibilities for the visitor experience.

EXHIBITION: ‘Insyde’ by Airside

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
16 September 2006 – 25 February 2007

‘Insyde’ is an interactive installation by the people at Airside.

EXHIBITION: The Annual Exhibition of David Hockney

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

The Gascoigne Gallery – Royal Parade, Harrogate


Etchings and lithographs from the prolific print maker, including images from America and Yorkshire.

EXHIBITION – Arrivals and Departures: New Art Perspectives of Hong Kong

Sunday, January 14th, 2007

urbis – Manchester

Arrivals and Departures is the first major exhibition on Hong Kong to take place in the UK, and marks the ten year anniversary of the city’s ‘handover’ from Britain to China.