September 2011 Online


Whitton Wisdom

Stuart Whitton picks the phone up, having just done ‘two all-nighters’ finishing off work, and now 40 pieces have gone off to the framers, giving him a few days grace before his exhibition Origin starts.  The first Solo exhibition from Welsh illustrator Whitton brings with it some weighty collaborations, a lot of new work, and […]

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Bike to the future

The Oregon Manifest Construction Design Challenge in the US charged designers with ‘redefining’ the bicycle – ideas that came back featured sound systems, motors and passenger seats. Entrants to the challenge were tasked with designing and building a new bicycle and then road-testing it on a rigorous on- and off-road course. Running alongside alongside the […]

Heather and Ivan Morison ‘Sleepers Awake’: showing construction of ‘Night Sun’

Night Sun

When you receive news of an art installation accompanied with the aside – ‘ the civil aviation authority has been notified’ – you know it’s going to be something pretty special. Sleepers Awake, by Heather and Ivan Morison, is a huge celestial body, which will appear in the sky over Kent tomorrow night, creating an […]

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Stoked about ceramics

This weekend sees the opening of the British Ceramics Biennial, celebrating Blighty’s finest contemporary ceramics. This is the second Biennial, and the event will span six weeks of exhibitions, site-specific installations and artist residences; as well as inviting participants to create responses to the industrial and architectural heritage of its Stoke-On-Trent home. The festival hub […]

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