illustrator Noma Bar - interview in the Guardian about new exhibition:
Very interesting article .. a must read for all creatives!
Jan Švankmajer - The Inner Life of Objects
11th Oct 2013 - 2nd Dec 2013
University of Brighton Gallery
Prolific across the arts, Jan Švankmajer is best known for the dark, surreal visions and macabre comedy of his films. Combining live action, puppetry and a rich range of animation techniques, he is widely recognised as one of the most original and influential film-makers in world cinema.
Jan Švankmajer - The Inner Life of Objects heralds the 50th anniversary of his first film and features sets and decors, puppets, costumes, drawings and storyboards from many of his acclaimed films including Alice, Punch and Judy, Lunacy, A Quiet Week in the House, Little Otik and Surviving Life.
Alongside these artefacts from 50 years of film-making, THE INNER LIFE OF OBJECTS presents prints and sculptures – including imaginary beasts assembled from bones, shells and stones – in his Historia Naturae series, made by Jan Švankmajer between 1972 and 2012.
Closed on Sunday
Jonathan Barnbrook lecture at the University of Brighton Graphic Design & Illustration Professional Practice Lecture Series October 2013.
A very stimulating talk, some brief notes from the lecture ..
'Graphic Design is about the spirit of the age, it is ephemeral, it is about the now'
'Computers are good at refining, sketch in pencil first!'
'There is no play in commercial work'
'Abandon the viewpoint that designers are the transparent conveyors of the clients message - call for more meaningful design'
'Stick to your principles!'
Our 2nd year Graphic Design students submitted their own poster designs (limited criteria: one font, one weight, black & white, no image), Jonathan chose these three:
1. Matt Purdon
2. Alex Michael
3. Eugene Noble
'Playing to the Gallery' .. Grayson Perry and The Reith Lectures
Grayson Perry: ‘There’s an awful lot of guff talked about art’< /p>
Artist Grayson Perry was commissioned to draw a series of pictures to illustrate his Reith Lectures on BBC Radio 4. The first Reith lecture, in which Perry analyses the complex process of judging quality in contemporary art, will be broadcast in full on BBC Radio 4 on 15 October 2013 at 09:00 BST.
Mining town near Butte, Montana, NW USA 1995 - Phil Taylor
Article in the Guardian newspaper today on a new book by Bryan Schutmaat on abandoned mining towns and communities in NW USA - I recognised many of the locations from my time there photographing .. abandoned mining towns.http://www.hotelvitrine.com/content.html
Ron Mueck solo exhibition at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris.
Very intriguing show .. so much painstaking work and dedication in the making process to create these hyper-real sculptures.
The ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition at the V&A London (2013) cites JG Ballard’s ‘The Atrocity Exhibition’ (1970) as a source of reference and inspiration for Bowie - the exhibition has a first edition example with the original cover design featuring a Salvador Dali drawing.
Jonathan Weiss wrote and directed ‘The Atrocity Exhibition’ in 2002 - Ballard himself was full of praise for Weiss’s treatment of his complex collection of narratives (the book evades the description as a novel due to it’s non-linear structure and innovative approach to utilising prose).