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Digital Weekender at Watermans – 11-12 Nov 2017

Jiayu Liu - What If We Embed a Wormhole in Culture

Jiayu Liu – What If We Embed a Wormhole in Culture

An exciting programme of installations and workshops to take place at Watermans Arts Centre this weekend (Sat 11 Nov, 10.30am – 10pm & Sun 12 Nov, 10.30am – 6pm).

As part of their annual Digital Weekender event, the line-up is not only mesmerising but inspiring with the chance to enjoy interactive sound installations, experience an immersive performance and get involved in making your own wearable-tech!

More info here: https://www.watermans.org.uk/weekender/digital-weekender/

Image is of Jiayu Liu’s installation What If We Embed a Wormhole in Culturehttps://www.watermans.org.uk/events/what-if-we-embed-a-wormhole-in-culture/

 

SEEING THE UNSEEN Exhibition 20 – 30 July 2016 (London)

SEEING THE UNSEEN exhibition

20 – 30 July 2016

SEEING THE UNSEEN is a unique exhibition showcasing the hybrid nature of art as a reflection of ever-changing and hybridising local and global communities.

Six British artists engage with digital technologies as part of their artistic practice fusing traditional aesthetics of geometry, floral motifs, and calligraphy with contemporary digital mediums. Artworks include interactive installations, digital prints and animation, evoking an examination of the relationship between shapes and form.

Alongside the exhibition there are also two exciting workshops providing an insider’s perspective on both the creative and technical aspects of artworks exhibited as part of SEEING THE UNSEEN.

Digital Demo Workshop
Led by: Pruet Putjorn from University of Kent
Date: 21 July 2016
Time: 5 pm – 6 pm
FREE – Booking required
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Drawing Geometry Workshop
Led by: Samira Mian
Workshop 1: 23 July 2016 (11 am – 1 pm)
Workshop 2: 27 July 2016 (4 – 6pm)
£10 – Booking required
(All resources and materials are provided)
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Location:
Four Corners, 121 Roman Road, London, E2 0QN
(Nearest tube Bethnal Green)

Find out more: www.seeingtheunseen.co.uk

Design Museum London

Design Museum London

Design Museum London

A visit to the Design Museum (London) is full of a surprising array of objects. I was not sure what to expect but the collection of well designed examples included stationary, print work, clothing, shoes, parts of buildings, architectural scale models, mobile apps, mobile devices, and conceptual solutions to everyday problems, from the mundane to the extraordinary, including a beautiful sports car.

The collection demonstrated the best of design from 2014, with entrants nominated by peers. Below is imagery of some of my favourites examples:

 

DAS Abayas

DAS Abayas

Dumb Ways To Die - Metro Trains,  Designed by McCann Melbourne

Dumb Ways To Die (http://dumbwaystodie.com/) – Designed by McCann Melbourne

Also within the museum were exhibitions focussed on specific creative individuals. We saw beautiful time pieces designed by Daniel Weil including a range of his commercial design projects:

Daniel Weil Clock at the Design Museum
Daniel Weil Clock at the Design Museum
Daniel Weil Clock at the Design Museum
Daniel Weil Clock at the Design Museum

The museum was also exhibiting the larger than life decades worth of Paul Smith history. Hello, My Name is Paul Smith starts with a display of Smith’s first shop, re-created to its tiny life-size proportions showing us Smith’s humble beginnings that eventually turned into a huge design house now worth millions. His story was told in simple terms with examples of his iconic prints illustrating his journey. His prints have been applied to hundreds of objects and he has worked on a number of high profile collaborations with companies such as Mini (cars), Evian (water bottles), Thomas Goode (Teapots), Roberts Radio and The Rug Company.

Paul Smith Mini Cooper

Paul Smith Mini Cooper

Paul Smith Shop Facade

Paul Smith Shop Facade

Paul Smith print swatch

Paul Smith print swatch

I have a soft spot for Paul Smith’s prints and colour schemes and they bode well on fashion as well as stationary. The huge collection of items form only a fraction of the work and belongings of the designer, but still provide a vast insight into what appears to be his creative genius.