Archive for ‘exhibition’

September 11, 2012

INDEX comes to Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield  is the very first UK venue for a globally famous display of designs that improve life

Swann Pod INDEX

One of the  INDEX: Award 2011 displays now on show on the plaza outside the University of Huddersfield’s Creative Arts Building. This one contains lecturer Dr David Swann’s design for an all-new nursing bag.

A GLOBALLY-renowned travelling exhibition featuring ultra-innovative designs that impressed judges in one of the world’s most prestigious competitions has come to the University of Huddersfield. We are the first university in the world and the first venue in the UK to host the event. And one of the exhibits is a potentially life-saving invention by one of our lecturers Dr David Swann.

Established in the year 2000, INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish non-profit making organisation with a global reach. Its goal is to inspire, educate and engage people so that they use design skills to develop sustainable solutions to global and local challenges.  Every two years the  organisation offers the most valuable and prestigious design awards in the world, with prizes of €100,000 each for the winners of its five categories – Body, Home, Work, Play and Community.

The series of dramatic pods on campus exhibiting these ultra-innovative designs can be seen until 29 September 2012, Queensgate Campus, Huddersfield

Dr David Swann earned his nomination for INDEX: Award 2011 by creating a nursing bag for the 21st century after discovering the iconic design that has prevailed for around 150 years could endanger patients’ lives. His radical update is made of non-permeable white plastic and is free from the pockets and folds that previously allowed harmful bacteria to accumulate.

Other exhibits at Huddersfield include the Swedish-designed Hövding, described as the world’s first airbag for cyclists, which claimed first prize in the “play” category. The airbag explodes from a custom-made collar whose inbuilt sensors constantly monitor movement for the telltale signs that an accident is about to happen. Huddersfield is the first British institution ever to host the INDEX: Award exhibition and the sole UK stop on the current tour.

 

via Events calendar – University of Huddersfield.

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April 24, 2012

Designing Women Post War British Textiles FTM London

Great review of Designing Women: Post War British Textiles, at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London by Artsthread.

“This charming exhibition documents the rise of female artists in post-war Britain and the impact they had on shaping the textile design industry.The main segment focuses on Lucienne Day, Marian Mahler and Jacqueline Groag – the most influential to the change of direction in British textile design.”

read on at  Designing Women Post War British Textiles FTM London.

January 16, 2012

SET UP A LIVE ART EVENT

The latest issue of Digital Arts magazine (January 2012) features the article ‘SET UP A LIVE ART EVENT’ written by Lisa Hassell (Inky Goodness) featuring Dave Bain & Andy Council and Huddersfield BA(Hons) Communication Design (Illustration) student and Crim Collective project developer Josh Bottomley.

The piece comments on the burgeoning live art scene – how you can set up a successful night,how do you ensure the production of good art and keep the crowds entertained?

November 2, 2011

Exhibition – Power of Making

A V&A and Crafts Council exhibition
Crafts Council is supported by Arts Council England

6 September 2011–2 January 2012

The Porter Gallery
Room 48
Admission free

“The V&A and Crafts Council celebrate the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects, ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry stone walling. Power of Making is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world to present a snapshot of making in our time.

The exhibition showcases works made using a diverse range of skills and explores how materials can be used in imaginative and spectacular ways, whether for medical innovation, entertainment, social networking or artistic endeavour.

Making is the most powerful way that we solve problems, express ideas and shape our world. What and how we make defines who we are, and communicates who we want to be.

For many people, making is critical for survival. For others, it is a chosen vocation: a way of thinking, inventing and innovating. And for some it is simply a delight to be able to shape a material and say ‘I made that’. The power of making is that it fulfills each of these human needs and desires.

Those whose craft and ingenuity reach the very highest levels can create amazing things. But making is something everyone can do. The knowledge of how to make – both everyday objects and highly-skilled creations – is one of humanity’s most precious resources.”

 

 

 

Via About the exhibition – Victoria and Albert Museum.

October 26, 2011

print & pattern: EXHIBITION – marcus walters

thanks to print & pattern: EXHIBITION – marcus walters. for this link

‘unplanned magic’ is a new exhibition by marcus walters currently taking place at the material gallery in ludlow, UK. ‘unplanned magic’ is also running concurrently at blackbough (also in ludlow) and featuring work by marcus’ fellow screen print artist kate gibb. they have created some collaborative prints by over-printing each others work and they have also produced a limited range of hand sewn notebooks and hand printed tea towels which are available in store at the exhibition and online in marcus’ shop.”

 

 

April 5, 2011

Talking Textiles exhibition

Trend forecasting and design guru, Lidewij Edelkoort, will be promoting young textile design talent from the UK and Europe at her Talking Textiles exhibition at the Salone Satellite 2011 Milan Furniture Fair which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and will be expecting around 300,000 visitors from 12th to 17th April.

‎”Exhibition curator Li said, “It is so important to take notice again of contemporary textile designers who are becoming an endangered species. With the expenditure at colleges and art schools rising, the textile ateliers are the first to be downsized or removed.”

A selection of young graduate designers will be showcased as part of Edelkoort’s ongoing initiative to promote textile design education, bringing the freshest European design talent to public attention. Supporting the graduate designers exhibiting and Li’s quest to save the endangered discipline of textile design are Skillset, British Fashion Council, UKFT and Texprint.

The designs on show will include textiles, rugs, curtains, lighting, accessories and upholstered furniture, but also multimedia installations, digital animations and film projections.”

January 21, 2011

The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future

The future is green, as could be seen from the ‘Green Exhibition’ at this year’s Heimtextil.

“Called ‘Welcome to Utopia’ by designers Anne Marie Commandeur and Arie Vervelde of Stijlinstituut Amsterdam, the ‘Green Exhibition’ comprised a landscape with white windmill fields, clouds of over-sized balloons and heavenly staircases made of light wood.

It was striking that the exhibition refrained from raising a warning finger but rather seemed to say we still have time to change things and will be given a second chance if we re-focus on essentials.

In the case of the ‘Green Exhibition’, however, it was not only the sustainable, natural-coloured textiles to be seen hanging from stands, draped over tables and scattered around Bedouin tents that attracted attention.

Considerable interest was also shown in the information on the walls, e.g., details about the Heimtextil Green Directory, a list of eco-labels and certificates, such as ‘The Blue Angel’ and the ‘FSC Forest Stewardship Council’, which help consumers not only to find sustainable home and household textiles, but also prompt them to rethink their buying habits in general and as a whole.”

 

 

via The ‘Green Exhibition’ points the way to a better future.

October 27, 2010

Hard Graft: Yorkshire at Work

New Book Hard Graft: Yorkshire at Work – Terry Sutton (£20)
Terry Sutton is one of Yorkshire’s most gifted illustrators, and in Hard Graft he has used his talents – both as an artist and as a photographer – to pay tribute to Yorkshire’s rich heritage of craftsmanship and industrial achievement – its willingness to roll up its sleeves and set to work. As well as over 75 of his own watercolours, Terry has included a carefully chosen selection of engravings and historic photographs to celebrate Yorkshire’s industrial past and it appetite for hard graft. Available from mid-October. There’ll be an exhibition at the Piece Hall Halifax next April.

Discover some of the past industries of Yorkshire through the fantastic illustrations and photographs of Terry Sutton. Following Terry’s successful exhibition, Yesterday’s Yorkshire, A Celebration of the Industrial West Riding by Terry Sutton in 2004, Terry once again uses his wonderful illustrations and photographs to captivate audiences young and old.

 

September 28, 2010

30 Years of Japanese Fashion

How excited are we for this new exhibition at The Barbican, London – Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion. With all of the most influential names in Japanese fashion… Rei Kawakubo, Issey Miyake plus some of the newest names too. Also a great reference point for our Autumn Winter 2011-12 ‘Worn’ theme.”

Read the Trend Boutique report here

July 16, 2010

URBAN@ WYPW

URBAN@ WYPW
An exhibition by artists who depict urban scenes.

Preview tonight Friday 16th July 6.30 – 8.30pm- meet 3 of the artists

Anne Desmet – Liam Spencer – Emelbi -Clare Caulfield

TALK – Liam Spencer – Sunday 18th July – 2.00-4.00pm – booking essential Email wypwexhibitions@yahoo.co.uk
Please book immediately as the talk will be canceled later this evening if there are no further bookings.

EXHIBITION – July 20th – August 12th
Tue – Wed – Thurs 10.30 am – 6.00pm
Saturday 10.30am – 3.00pm
Free all welcome