Tag Archives: exhibition

The Brief

How to say the most with the least – a new show by Anthony Burrill in collaboration with Mesa&Cadeira – opened on Thursday at Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch.

Mesa&Cadeira (Table & Chair in Portuguese) is a company specialising in creative workshops, who believe ‘the only way to learn something is through doing it’.  In March this year, British graphic artist Anthony Burrill was invited to lead a six day workshop in São Paulo, attended by 12 local designers, writers and art directors, and focused on how to say the most with the least, an equation Anthony has mastered during his 20 year career working across a range of media, for clients like Wallpaper*, London Underground and Colette in Paris.  The group worked together on a simple brief: to produce a collection of phrases that best expressed their individual life philosophy.

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People of Print

Currently on at at KK Outlet in East London is ‘What’s Next‘, a project that looks to uncover what young people think about economy, equality, education and digital politics. Each week a different art collective, group of hackers, printers and photographers take over the gallery space and create work in response to a  a specific topic.

This week’s theme is Education, with talks, and live screenprinting and letterpress workshops run by the lovely people from  Peckham Print Studio, Studio Mothership and People of Print.  They’re offering the opportunity to get involved and create your own print, with prices starting from £5.00 (for those of you a bit short of cash they’re accepting potted plants as alternative payment!).  They’re hosting a free education discussion panel this evening (everyone welcome) with speakers including Lawrence Zeegen (Dean of Design at LCC), Michael Slavinsky (Brilliant Club) and Lucy Inkster (UpRising) – not to be missed!

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Secrets of the Studio

Just out from Thames & Hudson is a new book offering a rare insight into the work spaces of some of Britain’s most celebrated and emerging talents.  It gives a compelling behind-the-scenes look into their artistic processes, capturing them at their most creative, experimental and sometimes chaotic!

Artist Paula Rego at work in her studio

Featuring 120 artists living and working in Britain today, from the most noteworthy to new, upcoming talent, Sanctuary offers a feast of specially commissioned photographs (by Robin Friend) while following each artist through their working routines.  Portraits, images at work, places of inspiration and incisive interviews from Howard Hodgkin, Grayson Perry (fresh from his exhibition at The British Museum), Peter Blake and many others, the book explores today’s art world and contemporary art practice.

Grayson Perry in his studio

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