Archive for the 'Exhibition' Category

Dark Matters

Dark Matters brings together the work of ten internationally acclaimed contemporary artists who employ a range of technologies, media and machinery. In an exhibition populated by half-seen spectres, visual riddles and distorted reflections, artists engage with ideas surrounding shadow, darkness and illusion. The works are united by themes of temporality, absence, truth, mortality and wonder. On show at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. 24 Sept 2011 – 15 Jan 2012.

The teaser was commissioned by Creative concern, with art direction & design by our friends at Field and sound by David Kamp.

Sarah Muirhead

Sarah Muirhead’s portraits grant compassion, complexity and capability to the much-maligned modern male. Men who are easy to write off as unshaven tattooed nʼer-do-wells become sympathetic small town heroes – and perceived threats turn into disarming confidantes. Employing biro, brand names and band T-shirts, Sarah haunts tattoo parlours, working menʼs clubs and pubs to find her subjects.

The Outsiders gallery in Newcastle is currently exhibiting a new body of her work until 3rd September 2011.

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GUA | Bloodworth | Rinse

HR favourites Give Up Art and photographer Shaun Bloodworth are busy preparing for new exhibition Rinse: A Visual Retrospective – a ten-day exhibit staged to celebrate the design and photography of the seminal London-based radio station and record label, featuring the work of both creatives.

The event will be held at the Truman Brewery Gallery – shop 14, Hanbury Street, London for 10 days from 12th to 21st of August, falling on the 10th anniversary of the world famous, Rinse-afflilated FWD club night, which is held on 20th August. Big.

( via Type Token )


Really great work for exhibition and interpretation from MoMA’s in-house design studio, the MoMa Design Studio.


Shaun Bloodworth mounts his first solo exhibition ‘Underground’ of photographs documenting the electronic music scene, with portraits and films from the UK, Europe and the United States since 2005. The exhibition will run from 28th April until 16th May, at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield City Centre. Also featuring collaborative work with our chums at GiveUpArt and Humanstudio.


We recently held our first creative showcase featuring the creations of the controversial Scottish artist, Kevin Harman. ‘Mesomorphic’ was a collection of his old and new artworks which were on display at the Old Ambulance Depot in Edinburgh from 4 – 14 March.

You can view a selection of the works from the show below.

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The Wall Project

Rich Mix and Havana Club the Authentic Cuban Rum are calling on artists to submit designs for a specially commissioned wall art project, taking place over the next twelve months at the Shoreditch cultural hotspot, Rich Mix.

The art competition includes three commissions launched by three live events, hosted in conjunction with the start of Rich Mix’s new seasons.

Fragments America

This will be great for anyone Brussel’s way. Curated by multi-talented fashion designer-turned-photographer Hedi Slimane, ‘Fragments America’ includes a variety of artworks from John Baldessari, Chris Burden, Bruce Conner, John McCracken, Aaron Curry and Ed Ruscha among many others. It’s on until 26 March at Brussels’s Almine Rech Gallery.  I would love to go back to Brussels soon, lovely city and people.


The controversial artist Kevin Harman is putting on a solo show of new and old artworks at the Old Ambulance Depot in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Known as the man who pinched two hundred doormats and smashed a scaffolding pole through a gallery window before exhibiting the results, Harman may cause controversy, but his artwork has proven to be far more constructive than destructive.

If your in the Edinburgh area, we would like to invite you to the opening which is taking place on Friday 4th March 2011 between 18:30 and 21:30. We are sure to be there.

— Opening
March 04 / 18:30 – 21:30

— Public Viewing
March 05 – 14 / 10:00 – 18:00

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Editions of 100

‘Editions of 100′ is a beautiful new online gallery curated by Daniel Freytag. The idea is simple, to make original limited edition design objects available for sale by selected designers, photographers and artists. As the name suggests, each work is hand numbered and strictly limited to 100 editions.

In the coming weeks you will find a growing selection of works from the likes of Andy Altmann (Why Not Associates), Greig Anderson (Effektive), Kelvyn Smith (Mr Smith Letterpress Workshop), Daniel Freytag (Berg) and our very own Ross Colquhoun (Human Resources).

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Young Northern British Artists

Axolotl Gallery (Venue 209) is soon to present its debut Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, ‘Young Northern British Artists’.

The event is sure to be a vibrant exhibition of figurative and narrative art from emerging graduates from the four Scottish Art Schools and featuring new work by international artists and jewellers.

The gallery is bringing together the very best of the 2010 Graduate Degree Shows emerging from the four major Scottish Art Schools; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Grays School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone. Many of the artists are as yet unknown but have already been chosen for the prestigious Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries Scotland Exhibition in Spring 2011.

Also featured is a collection of unique jewellery by Jared Sanders exploring themes of love, loss and memory.  Taking inspiration from traditional talismanic imagery using eclectic symbolism to illustrate the duality of love.

The exhibition runs 6 – 30 August daily 10-6pm Sunday 12-5pm  / Free (non ticketed).

Review: The Doors ‘When You’re Strange’

To coincide with this week’s documentary release ‘The Doors’, Idea Generation’s dramatic photographic exhibition follows the equally dramatic life of this revolutionary and controversial band, through the lenses of four photographers: Henry Diltz, Joel Brodsky, Bobby Klein and Ken Regan.

The Doors were created in 1965 by lead singer Jim Morrison and fellow band member Ray Manzerak. Their first LP ‘The Doors’ shot to the top of the charts, yet concern over their ‘corruption of youth’ made promoters nervous and soon their reputation as bad boys overshadowed their chart success. In fact the Los Angeles quartet continued to relentlessly challenge, confront yet inspire their fans, leaping headfirst into the heart of darkness as opposed to what were the more current popular topics of peace and love.

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No Place Else

No Place Else‘ is a new exciting exhibition featuring illustrators Mark Wigan, Simon Wild, Matthew Dent, Jason Devine, Alex Godwin, and Ryan Chapman. If you would like to take a peek, the show is taking place at LCB Store at 121, Bethnal Green Rd in London on Thursday 12th August at 8pm.

Thanks for the pimpin’ Matt.

COME Collective

COME collective will be turning two this coming June 12th and we have the pleasure of broadcasting their exclusive live aural and visual performance right here. They will be celebrating across two Edinburgh venues (Cabaret Voltaire & Roxy Art House) with an array of art, dance, music and multi sensory experiences. Stay tuned for further information about the performance and our broadcast.

COME is an ever changing group of people who want to get involved in the different events they hold. So far more than 50 artists have created artworks using a great number of mediums inspired by varying themes. On the music side they have hosted many local talents like Hostage and international greats such as BLK JKS. They have transformed six venues across Edinburgh and St Andrews with plans of expanding across to Glasgow later in the year. Their street performances during their Festival of Total Art, got them kudos on the BBC News website last year. Like us, this year will see them evolve their online presence with live broadcasts and interactive artworks.

View the lineup below.

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