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Taking in some art in my PJ’s

26 Jan

Tonights wednesday club was cancelled, Tuft and Fold couldn’t make it and I decided it wouldn’t quite be the same on my own.  But I’ve become very attached to the culture and inspiring discussion every Wednesday evening seems to be bringing.  Especially as my evenings at home just recently seem to consist of the boyfriend watching every kind of sport he can possible find on TV.

Sitting in front of the computer I decided to have a search for art exhibitions and the Saatchi Gallery popped up, I’ve been meaning to go for so long, since it reopened actually and I hate to find out how long that is!! Well I kind of did go tonight, they have some great virtual tours on the website. So I sat on the sofa in my PJ’s while I was whisked around the exhibition. You don’t get any information on what your seeing but it gives you a real taste and this gallery is definitely top of my list now! Print xx

When Tuft is away, Print and Fold go out to play!

20 Jan

Tuft is out in Hong Kong for 2 weeks, leaving me and Fold to keep Wednesday club running.  So last night off we went to another University of the Arts London alumni event.  The preview of Sroop Sunar’s The Goldern Glassy exhibition, in The Arts Gallery new spanking space in High Holborn.  Sunar looks back hundreds of years to present a pictorial history of England, using the traditional British pub sign to redraw our cultural and visual heritage. Influenced by the aesthetic of everyday Asian consumer goods, Sroop playfully explores her dual Indian and English ancestry and skilfully retells the visual history of her two cultures with idiosyncratic visual wit. As the printer of the family I especially loved the texture of the prints on the rough woodern signs.  If you get the chance check it out do. Print x
20 January – 5 March 2011 Monday – Friday 11am – 6pm, Saturday 12 – 4pm.

Fold @ The Goldern Glassy

Magnificent Maps

31 May

So I finally made it to the British Library to check out the current exhibition Magnificent Maps. Having been disappointed to find out the British Library is only open late on a Tuesday and closes at 6pm most nights I had to dash there last Thursday for the final half an hour of opening.  Despite this minor let down the exhibition did not disappoint! The maps are amazing!! I absolutely loved the explorer’s maps; with hand drawn animals, people and buildings showing you what they had encountered on their trip, they feel magical and fairytale like.  I could just imagine them being presented to the King or Queen on their return and them being blown away with their stories.  Really made me want to go off traveling, exploring new lands, well maybe I’ll just settle on booking my next holiday! If you get a chance and feel like seeing some Art with a twist then check it out. By the one obsessed with travel, Print xxx

(Images from the exhibition book; Magnificent Maps Power, Propaganda and Art by Peter Barber and Tom Harper)