I thought I would make another exhibition wishlist as I have seen so many shows I’d like to go to! I’m fairly sure I won’t get to see half of them, but perhaps you will and you can let me know about it!
Last night I went to the private view of Secret 7″ at Somerset House. My record sleeve design, along with many others, is on display there until 3rd May. It was a nice night and great to have the opportunity to see all the other record sleeves. It was fun trying to guess the artists of the anonymous sleeves! The identity of the sleeve designers will be revealed after the sale day on 4th May 2015. I’m thrilled to be part of this event and it would be great if you are able to go and see it! You can preview all the record sleeves in the Secret 7″ online gallery, see if you can guess which is mine!
Secret 7″ at Terrace Rooms, South Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
10th April – 3rd May 2015, Sale day 4th May 2015
Daily 10am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm) Free admission
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My Secret 7″ record sleeve design is being included in the exhibition at Somerset House! I am not allowed to reveal it until after the exhibition, which is from 10th April – 3rd May, with the sale day being on 4th May. Each record is for sale at £50, with the money raised going to support the charity Nordoff Robbins.
Yesterday I visited London and came across Sotheran’s of Sackville Street, an antiquarian book and print shop, which had an exhibition of Eric Gill prints on. I was able to see a selection of Gill’s wood engravings, most of them printed on delicate Japanese paper. I was glad to find the shop as, not only did it have a great exhibition, it had some lovely books for sale too! I was able to get a copy of the Eric Gill catalogue, ‘Ravilious Wood Engravings’ and ‘An Alphabet of London’ by Christopher Brown! There are also many other prints available to purchase by a variety of artists.
If you are in or planning to visit London it is well worth a visit. The Eric Gill exhibition runs until 10th April 2015.
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Last week I visited The Gallery at Norwich University of The Arts where Ana Maria Pacheco is exhibiting prints and a sculpture. She has artwork on display at several other venues around Norwich, including Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and The Cathedral of St John the Baptist.
I had not come across Pacheco’s work before but really enjoyed seeing it for the first time. The prints, mainly drypoint etchings, convey emotions of the characters in them very well, with some haunting figures lurking in the background of a few of the large scale prints. It’s also great to see very large scale prints on display too!
The sculpture ‘The Banquet’, shown above, was brilliant! I loved the scale of the piece, how you could move around it and get up close to see the eerie expressions on the faces of the men, all of which had a set of real teeth! It amazed me that it was carved out of wood, the heads looked like they were marble! It felt at times like the men were about to stand up out of their chairs, there is a realness to these menacing yet slightly humorous characters.
The exhibitions run until 25th April 2015. I am hoping to see the others before they close!
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