Glug February Event - ‘Things to Make and Do’ – with Arts & Business
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Eliza Williams, Creative Review
Eliza Williams is a senior writer at Creative Review magazine, and also regularly contributes to magazines including Frieze, Art Monthly, Flash Art and BJP. Her first book, This Is Advertising, was published last year by Laurence King Publishers. She will be talking about a new series of CR film commissions showing designers and artists at work.
Creative Review: http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog
This Is Advertising: http://www.laurenceking.com/product/This+is+Advertising.htm
Since 1998 Piers & Rory have produced over 50 major festivals of design, architecture and illustration involving over 1600 creative companies from 33 nations. Importantly, they have been showcasing the best of British design talent at international shows for years and have created some interesting projects. A recent one was botchit getting a bunch of makers to guerrilla make furniture for a show as a group project. There’s always an element of participation in their work so we’ll be encouraging the team to make or do something on the night.
Mark Davy, Futurecity
Mark set up Futurecity in 2001 to respond to the burgeoning interest in culture and regeneration. Under his stewardship the agency now has 30 clients and significant appointments including the Ebbsfleet Valley masterplan team for Land Securities, Eurostar and most recently Crossrail. Mark will be looking at how cross-disciplinary teams are coming together to create extraordinary spaces.
Mr Smith the king of letterpress is currently working on a very special poster for you to take home at the end of the night:
Here's the film from the recent Creative Review visit to Mr Smith's studio:
Toby Barnes, Mudlark
Interactive legend Toby Barnes who has worked with MTV and Virgin and most recently created Chromaroma (an online game played out as you travel the city with your Oyster Card) will speak about Such Tweet Sorrow - the cross media performance of Romeo & Juliet which was created in partnership with Channel 4 and the Royal Shakespeare company.
Catherine has an impressive track record working with major UK names such as Habitat, Sainsbury’s and John Lewis. She has always been fascinated with provenance and last year took a UK road trip to get a deeper understanding of traditional making in the UK and its place in a contemporary market place. Catherine will talk to about the trip, allowing us to meet the makers behind the products and celebrate their skills with a focus on those who are last in a line of traditional makers.
Unseen Agency - ++ARTIST DETAILS REVEALED++
Three fantastic artists from Unseen will be creating live illustrations on the night.
Henry McCausland: http://unseenagency.co.uk/henry_mccausland.html
Henry's illustrations take the shape of skewed observations of the world around him. His subtle layering of textures and hues and his unique use of perspective create an otherworldliness that draws the viewer in. This combined with Henry's innate capacity for recording intricate detail and capturing the idiosyncrasies of everyday life, is what makes his work so beguiling. Inspiration ranges from films, a childhood of watching cartoons and trips to a thousand museums.
Cornelia O'Donovan: http://unseenagency.co.uk/cornelia_odonovan.html
Having previously trained in Printed Textile Design at Middlesex University Cornelia then went on to receive her Masters degree in Communication in Art and Design at the RCA. Her exploring artistry makes a poetic mix from technique and narrative. The expressive subject matter focuses on a love of the handmade, coasting through urban landscapes, superstition, folklore and the day to day.
Cat Johnston: http://unseenagency.co.uk/cat_johnston.html
Cat trained in animation at UWCN South Wales. Cat works in set design as well as illustration. She combines a hip-hop flavour with the trippy aesthetics of Yellow Submarine in her illustration. Cat is inspired by twisted fairy tales and fantasy, conjuring colourful and enchanting new worlds in her work, which are often inhabited by armies of curious and fantasical beasts.
The evening will be hosted by Natalie Melton, Commercial Director of Arts & Business.
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