Tag Archives: London

Fashion + Art Collusion

Jonathan Saunders + Jess Flood-Paddock

It’s the last chance to catch the V&A’s Britain Creates 2012: Fashion + Art Collusion, finishing this Sunday.  The exhibition promotes the longstanding relationship between fashion and art, while celebrating London’s role as a creative capital.

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Mind The Map

Mind the Map: inspiring art, design and cartography is a new exhibition about the inspiration, history and creativity behind London transport maps.  The largest of it’s kind, the collection explores themes of journeys, identity and publicity, and includes previously unseen historic material and exciting new artworks by leading artists including Stephen Walter, Susan Stockwell, Jeremy Wood and Claire Brewster.

The Underground, London Transport and its successor Transport for London, have produced outstanding maps for over 100 years that have not only shaped the city, they have inspired the world.  Mind the Map looks at the impact maps have had on our understanding of London and how they influence the way we navigate and engage with our surroundings.

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Little People

Also opening last night was Mark Hayward’s latest solo exhibition at the Interchange Gallery in Shoreditch, East London’s newest venue.  Showcasing both new and existing work, the Royal College graduate explores a world which mixes fantasy and reality reconciling themes of past and present, offering us a new perspective on strangely familiar scenes.  His unique characters take us on a journey to war zones, fairgrounds and most recently through some distinctively British scenes in time for the Olympic and Jubilee year.

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Fathoms Deep

Last night saw the launch of Fathoms Deep at The Hayward Gallery, a new exhibition and shop curated by Zombie Collective.  The show which runs until 3rd June in the gallery’s ‘This Is Not A Pop-up’ space, makes the most of it’s riverside location by taking over the space with a ‘nautical themed spectacular‘.  Yesterday’s opening attracted a huge crowd (enough to break the air con!) who were treated to El Famoso hand-illustrating a large scale seaside attraction, music by skiffle band The Severed Limb and the applying of nautical tattoos!

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