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Poster Girls a century of art and design at London Transport Museum

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have made to poster design over the last one hundred years. With over 150 posters and original artworks on display, this exhibition attempts to recognise some of these forgotten design heroines and reveal the hidden stories behind their work. 💁

Poster Girls – a century of art and design will feature some of the leading female artists who have worked for London Transport and Transport for London including well-known designers, such as Mabel Lucie Attwell, Laura Knight, Enid Marx and Zandra Rhodes, alongside lesser known individuals who nonetheless changed the way Londoners viewed their city. The works on display show a dazzling spectrum of artistic styles and mediums; modernist, figurative, flat colour, boldly patterned, abstract, collage and oil.

Starting in the early 1900s the exhibition will take a broadly chronological approach, moving through the decades to contemporary times, unearthing how each era influenced the artists’ stylistic approach and highlighting the role played by London Transport in commissioning female talent.

www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/exhibitions

Doors:
10:00 – 18:00

Location:
London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB

Price:
£17.50 various discounts available, book online (includes entry to the museum)

Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom @ Mercato Metropolitano / from 25th October 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: various

@ Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

Tickets: from £17 book online (use ‘earlybird’ at checkout for 20% off)

www.backyardcinema.co.uk

Backyard Cinema present the Snow Kingdom this winter, ticket holders will enter an adventure into the fantasy realm at Backyard Cinema’s permanent home of Mercato Metropolitano in Borough. 🎞 📽

Changing the face of cinema one theme at a time, Backyard Cinema’s Snow kingdom is set in an enchanted castle, deep in the snowy mountains in a magical land. Adventurers will enter through a secret entrance at the foot of the mountain and venture though an ice cave across a frozen lake! Once inside the grand ballroom, relax on giant beanbags and enjoy potion themed cocktails before settling under a blanket to watch a favourite movie.

Escape to a magical castle and enter the immersive world of Backyard Cinema and enjoy the cosiest cinema winter has to offer while feasting on popcorn and indulging on winter warmer cocktails.

Backyard will show a selection of films celebrating wonder, magic, snow & winter as well as some the favourite all time classics. Think Harry Potter, Beauty & the Beast, Titanic, Tangled & The Princess Bride alongside new blockbusters including Baby Driver, Wonder Woman, The Revenant & Guardians of The Galaxy 2.

The Tequila Festival @ Studio 338 / Saturday 19th August 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 1pm-11pm

@ Studio 388, 338 Boord Street, London SE10 0PF

Tickets: from £20 book online

www.fatsoma.com/london-tequila-festival

The Tequila Festival is coming to the UK ahead of a national tour around 16 major cities in the UK.

You will embark on a Tequila tasting journey with over 30 Tequilas to try out. On arrival, as well as being handed a complimentary shot, you will receive a Tequila Bibleto to guide you through their Tequila experience. 💃🕺🏽

Traditional Mexican dancers will twirl while a Mariarchi band provides live music. DJs will be spinning house music with a Latin twist throughout, and a range of spectacular performers will entertain the crowds, alongside colourful pinatas and processions.

Guests can visit the Tequila cocktail bar, as well as enjoy specialist Mexican food stalls. The Tequila Festival is a celebration of the history, culture, and variety of tastes of this much-loved drink! 🍹🍹🍹

Eduardo Paolozzi @ Whitechapel Gallery / until 14th May 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun, 11am-6pm (Thu until 9pm)

@ Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX

Tickets: £11.95 book online

www.whitechapelgallery.org/exhibitions/eduardo-paolozzi

Exhibition about one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the Swinging Sixties and advent of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s.

This major Eduardo Paolozzi retrospective spans five decades and features over 250 works; from the artist’s post-War bronzes, revolutionary screen-prints and collages, to his bold textiles and fashion designs.

Alongside Paolozzi’s early brutalist concrete sculptures, highlights include material from his groundbreaking performance lecture Bunk! (1952), his large-scale Whitworth Tapestry (1967) and the iconic sculpture Diana as an Engine (1963).

Jo Brocklehurst: Nobodies and Somebodies @ House of Illustration / until 14th May 2017 ✏️

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: Tue-Sun, 10am-6pm

@ 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BH

Tickets: £7.50 book online

www.houseofillustration.org.uk/whats-on/current-future-events/jo-brocklehurst-nobodies-and-somebodies

Drawing live in fetish clubs, punk squats and on the performance scene of 1970-90s London, Berlin and New York, Jo Brocklehurst’s artwork is a unique record of subculture.

Her figurative paintings from fetish clubs document experiments with sex, androgyny and couture that later inspired the mainstream fashion collections of Jean Paul Gaultier, while her best-known portraits from the 1980s offer a raw, beautiful and female perspective on punk.

Co-curated by her model and muse Isabelle Bricknall, the exhibition also features her drawings of Berlin’s 1990s performing arts scene for the Berliner Zeitung newspaper, alongside clubland-inspired interpretations of Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Richard Wilson: Stealing Space @ Annely Juda Fine Art / 25th March 2017

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Monday–Friday 10:00–18:00
Saturday 11:00–17:00

@ Annely Juda Fine Art, 4th Floor, 23 Dering Street, London W1S 1AW

Free entry

www.annelyjudafineart.co.uk

The artist’s first at the gallery and his first solo show in London since unveiling his major site-specific work, Slipstream, at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. The exhibition features four new works, two of which are in direct response to the gallery’s internal and external architecture.

Works in this exhibition dominate the gallery’s space and stand, in places, above the height of the architectural beams. In the main room, Wilson has created a sculpture of a slice of the negative space or “space between” the hallway and staircase leading to the gallery’s main entrance. Partial details of a doorway, steps or a bannister in negative form are visible on the sculpture which sits straight on the ground at a tilted angle, offering a reassessment of the perhaps completely unnoticed yet familiar surroundings the viewer has just encountered. Block of Dering, meanwhile, takes the façade of the gallery building at 23 Dering Street and reconfigures it into a near-cube. Even the gallery’s signage can be made out in this sculpture which presents the local architecture in an entirely new way.

In the second room, a sculpture delineates the “space between” an area of Wilson’s home in South East London whilst Blocka Flats takes a piece of household furniture reconfigured into a form reminiscent of an urban landscape on a micro scale, the very same landscape which Wilson refers to in other works on a 1:1 scale. Two preparatory sketches for each work hang near their sculptural counterparts, whilst in the final room, Wilson shows maquettes of past works and those not yet realised.

Richard Wilson is a world-renowned British artist whose architectural interventions have won him acclaim throughout his career. Wilson rose to prominence in 1987 when his installation, 20:50 – consisting of a room filled to waist height with reflective sump oil – was shown at Matt’s Gallery in London and purchased by The Saatchi Gallery. Wilson has gone on to create a series of predominantly site-specific works, most recently Slipstream (2014), which stands at an impressive 78 meters at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 2. Wilson was appointed visiting research professor at the University of East London in 2004, elected as a member of the Royal Academy in 2006 and in 2008 was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Middlesex. He has created permanent and temporary works at prominent locations worldwide and his works have been shown at institutions such as The Serpentine Gallery, London; Saatchi Gallery, London; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Museu d’Art Contemporani, Barcelona.

“I need that initial thing from the real world because I’ve always been concerned with the way you can alter someone’s perception, knock their view off kilter. And to do that I need to start with something we think we understand.”

Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear @ V&A / until 12th March 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10.00 – 17.30

@ Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL

Tickets: £12 book online

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/undressed-a-brief-history-of-underwear

Exploring the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality.

Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day. Featuring over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury.

From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith.

NoFit State Circus: BIANCO @ Big Top Southbank Centre / until 22nd January 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Tuesday–Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2:30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

@ Southbank Centre, Big Top, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

Tickets: from £25 book online

www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on

Marvel at a dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State. An immersive promenade show directed by Firenza Guidi, it takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience, with a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band.

Big Apple Brixton @ Valentia Place / until 1st January 2017 ??

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors:
Thu 6pm-11pm
Fri 6pm-12am
Sat 3pm-12am
Sun 1pm-10pm

@ Big Apple Brixton, Valentia Place Brixton, London SW9 8JH

Tickets: book online

www.bigapplebrixton.com

There is a rattle and hiss as a Subway train hurtles by, the painted metal a riot of colour – a speeding canvas for guerilla artists against the smoking cityscape. This is The Big Apple 1977 and the city is on fire.

In the Bronx, a new kind of hybrid music – a DIY collage of looped Funk and Disco breaks that will one day dominate the sonic landscape – is being born on street corners and in makeshift dance halls. They call it Hip Hop.

In Central Manhattan the lights of Broadway shine down on the throngs clamouring outside Studio 54, as inside Warhol gets down with Grace Jones, and the stars swing from the mirror balls and dance, ankle deep, in glitter.

The word is out – there’s a block party in Harlem tonight, and you jump the barriers and head Uptown. You get off at 125th street, the bass making the pavement beneath your feet shudder as you head towards the sound. There’s electricity in the air tonight and the streets themselves feel alive – because this the city that never sleeps, where the party never stops and the night is always young.

Visit this winter as we turn our rooftop space in Brixton into a scene from New York in the 1970s; drawing inspiration from iconic venues such as Studio 54 and the Harlem Apollo we are taking you across the pond and back in time with a selection of themed bars, a night club, private rooms and New York inspired street food.

  • Le Freak (night club) glittering mirror ball playground, inspired by the legendary Studio 54
  • Brixton Apollo (bar / club) art deco homage to Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theatre: ‘Where stars are born and legends are made’
  • Club Rapture (bar) punk rock palace – The grubby jewell in the crown of the Lower Eastside scene
  • Coldharbour Cafe (bar) prop up the counter of a quintessential New York diner

Rachel Maclean: Wot U :-) About? @ Tate Britain / from Tuesday 15th November until 2nd April 2017 ?

TIME AND PLACE:

Doors: 10:00–18:00 every day

@ Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG

Free entry!

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/rachel-maclean-wot-u-about

Rachel Maclean is a Glasgow-based multi-media artist who creates artificial visions using green-screen technology. Within her fantastical settings Maclean parodies fairy tales, children’s television programmes, beauty product advertising, internet videos, and pop culture playing all the extravagantly costumed characters herself. At once seductive and nightmarish, glossy and grotesque, her films destabilise power dynamics and consumer desires.

Curated by Elsa Coustou, Assistant Curator, Contemporary British Art. Maclean’s new film work, It’s What’s Inside That Counts (2016), has been commissioned by HOME, Manchester. The film has been created in partnership with HOME, Manchester, the University of Salford Art Collection, Artpace San Antonio, Zabludowicz Collection, Tate, Frieze Film and Channel 4 Random Acts. The exhibition has been created in partnership with HOME, Manchester.

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