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Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric paintings of London’s East End reveal three decades of change

2019-01-15T12:04:49+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Doreen Fletcher’s atmospheric urban landscapes have only recently captured an audience when the discovery of her paintings revealed a distinctive vision of the changing capital. For the first time, the Nunnery Gallery will bring the majority of her work back under one roof, in the home of their making – the East End. The works [...]

Scott Listfield’s paintings of a curious astronaut exploring franchises on an apocalyptic Earth

2019-01-15T12:04:27+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Who doesn't love a good apocalyptic-themed exhibition? Throw in a wandering astronaut, exploring our planet after we've all disappeared and you get another wonderful new series by Scott Listfield, an American artist who likes to predict our future. This month, he's featuring Franchise Too at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles – a collection of paintings [...]

Paul Stafford & Ben Wright on 10 years of DesignStudio and the success of making your own rules

2019-01-14T12:04:43+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In 2009 Ben Wright and Paul Stafford founded DesignStudio. Their vision was to "bring design back to the heart of the business" and work closely with ambitious leaders and teams to make a meaningful difference to the world’s most exciting brands. Together, they have helped transform and implement brands at c-suite level, working with clients [...]

Photography of the legendary designs of Christian Dior and its enduring impact on fashion

2019-01-14T12:04:35+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The House of Dior is renowned for revitalising both haute couture and ready-to-wear fashion in the 20th-century and its legacy continues to inspire modern style. Now you can see its impact in a new exhibition at Proud Central in London this February, featuring photography of the legendary designs of Christian Dior. The Dior Collection documents [...]

Frank Habicht‘s eye-opening photographs of the Swinging Sixties in London

2019-01-14T12:04:24+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

When the German photographer Frank Habicht arrived in London in the 1960s, the pop revolution of the swinging sixties was still in the starting blocks. Flower power, free love, “make love, not war” – these are the mottos of a progressive youth culture that longed for profound social and political changes and expressed this longing [...]

Scarlett Crawford’s First Waves exhibition marks the 50th Anniversary of the Race Relations Act

2019-01-14T12:04:12+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Race Relations Act. During the year, artist Scarlett Crawford completed six regional residencies, delivering workshops with communities in Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Thamesmead, Cardiff/Swansea and Liverpool, to hear their stories and collaboratively create artworks focused on their experiences. One of the main goals of the residencies was to [...]

Photography that explores the complex relationship between Scotland’s people, history and landscape

2019-01-11T12:04:54+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

A Contested Land is an upcoming exhibition that examines the complex relationship between Scotland’s people, history and landscape through the work of four photographers. The contrasting series of works by the collective known as Document Scotland will go on display at the Martin Parr Foundation for the first time before it is shown at venues [...]

Artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour

2019-01-11T12:04:40+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In his latest exhibition, Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME artist Hardeep Pandhal confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour. Taking place across two sites in Nottingham: New Art Exchange (NAE) and Primary, the dual setting show creates what the artist describes as "parodic parallel worlds" into which he projects his frustration of societal structures. Pandhal typically [...]

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