29 July 2011
New concept store Late Night Chameleon Cafe has teamed up with set designer Gary Card for his first interiors project. The industrial looking store is split into menswear and womenswear, a library and a club space complete with dance floor! LN-CC, 18 Shackwell Lane, London E8 by appointment only. www.ln-cc.com
Four artsists - Darren Harvey-Regan, Julie Cockburn, Francis Mason and Noemie Goudal set out to prove that photography can be so much more than just an image. Some artists add physical materials such as plaster and wod to their work, while Goudal creates sets by placing her pictures in contrasting surroundings...
'Photography as Object' July 7th - 30th Sumarria Lunn Gallery, 36 South Molton Lane, Mayfair, www.sumarrialunn.com
22 July 2011
Lucian Freud, considered one of the leading contemporary figurative painters, died in his London home on Wednesday 20 July. Born on 8 December 1922, he died peacefully in his sleep, “far removed from the noise of the art world” according to gallery owner William Acquavella, who represented the artist.
21 July 2011
The Design Museum recommends: Seymourpowell, in partnership the Design & Technology Association + James Dyson Foundation, have made a film to promote the importance of design education in schools and universities in Britain. The film features contributions from leading figures from across business and industry including Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic, Sir James Dyson, Sir Paul Smith and many more. #creativebritain
Somerset House guided tours, a chance to find out about the buildings history dating back over 500 years? Find out more on their FREE guided tours. Somerset House is also regularly used for filming locations - from Sherlock Holmes to The Duchess. Click here for more info
Click here to see Will's website for his short courses in photoshop. Some students have just attended one and found it very useful so if you think you need more of and idea about how to develop designs using photshop get yourself signed up. This is a great opportunity to learn the skills you need to design textiles for the textiles indusrty taught by a successful and established textile designer... highly recommended.
15 July 2011
Tate Britain: 14th June - 4th September
Focusing on the only two Vorticist exhibitions mounted during the lifetime, in London and New York, this striking exhibition brings together over 100 key works; including photography and literary ephemera, as well as seminal pieces by Wyndham Lewis, Jacob Epstein and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.
This exhibition aims to shine a new light on this revolutionary group of artists, presenting the style, radical aesthetics and thoughts of one of the most truly avant-garde art movements in British history.
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12 July 2011
Somerset House, London, until 14th August
To mark the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification, Masters of Style brings together six of Italy’s most influential fashion houses to celebrate the stories behind Italian fashion. Looking at defining moments from their advertising campaigns, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Ferragamo, Gucci, Missoni and Prada will showcase a personally hand-picked selection of images from their collections and archives, bringing to life iconic style moments and offering an insight into the passion and influences behind their work.
The newly formed 'Essex Print Club' is opening its first pop up shop/gallery in Brightlingsea and will be selling all forms of printmaking and illustration from screen printed textiles and lino-cut prints to handmade books by a group of undergraduate or newly graduated students studying fine art and graphic media at Colchester School of Art, Design and Media. It is the first of its kind for quite some time, and promises to be an exciting start for 'Essex Print Club'
for facebook users have a look at and like their page here - it's good to support the art school and your peers so pop along if you find yourself in the area...
Friday 15 July 18.30–22.00
Saturday 16 July 10.30–17.00
Sunday 17 July 10.30–17.00
An exciting weekend of free, fun and interactive events to celebrate the V&A's new website. Explore how the web connects people, places and ideas, encourages communication, enables collaboration and creates communities.
See V&A website for more info...
"Inspiration for my work comes from all around me. London has an enduring hold on my imagination and my work is rooted in my constant preoccupation with it. Music, books, films and friends provide the inspiration… The Smiths are always relied upon musically." Suzy Su (House of Hackney blog) Click here to read more and to be inspired...
The Hayward Gallery, London: on until 29th Aug
Tracey Emin is one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary artists. This major survey exhibition covers every period of her career, revealing facets of the artist and her work that are often overlooked. The exhibition features painting, drawing, photography, textiles, video and sculpture, in works that are by turns tough, romantic, desperate, angry, funny and full of longing. Seldom-seen early works and recent large-scale installations are shown together with a new series of outdoor sculptures created especially for the Hayward Gallery.
Fashion and Textiles Museum: 20 May 2011 - 22 October 2011
When Nutters opened in 1969 on Savile Row, the staid and traditional world of bespoke tailoring entered a new era. Tommy Nutter, with master cutter Edward Sexton, combined up-to-the minute styling with classic techniques to create the brand that set the Row swinging. The shop - financed by Cilla Black, James Vallance White, and Beatles’ executive Peter Brown – opened up the experience of bespoke tailoring; catering to rock stars, artists and aristos who wanted to custom fit with the new shapes and details pioneered at Nutters.
The Yellow Wallpaper has been curated by artist Tom Gallant and is centred on ‘Dress 09’ – a dress made in collaboration with fashion designer Marios Schwab that was acquired for the Crafts Council Collection in 2011. Its intricately cut surface and multiple layers prompted an investigation into the story behind its making.
Viewers of the exhibition can flick through Chinese papercuts, watch a piece from silhouette animator Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 film Prince Achmed, hear an interview with furniture maker Gareth Neal and see work in-depth by photographer Nick Waplington. And not forgetting, the beautifully crafted 'Dress 09', viewed in 360˚ rotation.
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