- H. 23.4″ x W. 16.5″
- Acrylic Paint
Latitude took place from the 19 – 28 November 2010. All photographs courtesy of the Manchester Modernist Society.
Latitude is part of the Chapel Street Open, November 2010, Salford. UK
manchester modernist society, 142 Chapel St. Salford, M3 6AF
Inspired by the organisation’s own collection of 20th Century maps, the exhibition is part of the Chapel Street Open Studios series of events which showcases the creative output of the Chapel Street area of Salford.
The exhibition includes a variety of work including a map of Manchester in the form of an angiogram (an x-ray of blood vessels); a map tracking every aeroplane to take off from Heathrow airport in 24hours; a map designed to promote Salford’s ‘Unconvention’ music festival and an intriguing take on motorway signage.
Artwork is available for sale and all proceeds will suppport the continued aims of the modernist society, a not for profit organisation.
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I had the pleasure of seeing Graham Rawle present last week as he gave a keynote lecture at the Shadow Play illustration symposium in Cardiff. It was a fascinating couple of days as I was dunked head first into a world of illustration that I had no knowledge about.
Rawle’s lecture definitely stood out for me. He didn’t present any ground breaking thoughts ad theories but listening to him talk about the processes behind his work was fascinating. His illustration of the Wizard of Oz, as pictured here, really grabbed me for the way it employs the abject and the grotesque to present a beautiful take on the classic story.
Visit Rawle’s website to buy a copy of the book and to find out more about his practice.
I got this lovely little treat in the post yesterday.
I took part in the Birmingham Zine Festival’s postcard exhibition back in September. The postcards that were submitted were then sent back to a different exhibitor once the show was over. I’d completely forgotten about it as it’s been a while since the show was up so it was a nice surprise to receive this little artwork. It’s signed ‘Earpsie’ who I’m guessing is Craig Earp. You can check out his work here: www.graphic-design-birmingham-uk.co.uk
I stumbled across this lovely little project called Traverse Me and commissioned by the Mead Gallery at Warwick Arts Centre a couple of months ago.
The artist used GPS tracking device to monitor and measure his movements enabling to map the environment (in this case Warwick University Campus) simply by walking around it and so walking quite literally becomes drawing.
I really like the way in which the artist has found a way to manipulate some of the new technology that’s available to us in order to find a new way to draw. The outcome was fairly simple really but there possibilities for what could be done with these sort of processes is endless.
The full details of the project can be found here on the GPS Drawing website.
Last Wednesday, the 3 November 2010, saw the opening of the Peculiar Pleasures exhibition at the Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff. The event was marked with a fantastic performance by French artist Arianne Foks which is documented here.
The evening was a huge success with more visitors than we could ever have anticipated joining us to open the exhibition. The gallery was buzzing with anticipation for Arianne’s performance. In the meantime visitors took in the work on display whilst Merve Tuna’s piece The Captains (pictured above) drew a lot of attention from visitors for it’s use of unorthodox taxidermy methods
The pictures here were all taken at the exhibition Private View. Full documentation of the exhibition will follow. Do be sure to try and get down to the Milkwood Gallery, Cardiff, before the 16 November to see the exhibition. It real is full of Peculiar Pleasures. If you can’t make it do read Naomi’s lovely review on Hack Flash.