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.
McCain is celebrating the diversity of British families in a snapshot display which showcases the reality of family life in 2017. 👪👨👦
The pop-up display, which features a melting pot of families from across Britain, celebrates some of the unique setups that exist today from multi-generational living, to single parents and traditional family units across varying demographics, age ranges and ethnicities.
The exhibition aims to address the misrepresentation of real families in today’s society. No filters, no stereotypes, just the joyful reality of families shot in and around mealtimes. No matter how diverse the families of today may be, uniting over food is the one thing they all have in common.
Discover a collection of stunning family portraits shot by renowned photographer, Siân Davey, who travelled the UK to capture intimate photography of British families and their individual stories.
How do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? How do bats see at night? Enter the fascinating world of the Robot Zoo and discover the mechanisms that give animals their amazing abilities.
This family-friendly exhibition features larger-than-life animals that have been innovatively recreated using a variety of familiar machine parts and gadgets to reveal how their real life counterparts see, eat, hunt and hide. Interactive exhibits also give you the chance to try jet-propelled squid racing, shoot a chameleon’s ‘tongue-gun’ and even design your own ‘mutant’ robot creature. 🤖
Are you a Scrabble Champion? A wannabee Chess grandmaster? Or a Monopoly megalomaniac?
Celebrating the joy, excitement and occasional frustration of playing board games. This exhibition includes some of the most iconic, enthralling and visually striking games from the V&A’s outstanding national collection of board games. Alongside current family favourites such as Cluedo and Trivial Pursuit, and traditional games like chess, the exhibition will look at historical board games including The Game of the Goose and other beautifully designed games from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye’s period rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in middle-class homes in England over the past 400 years.
Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards, decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.
Discover the incredible fictions of Joan Fontcuberta in his first major UK exhibition, featuring six documentary narratives that mix fact with fiction and science with art.
Using the visual languages of journalism, advertising, museum displays and scientific journals, these convincing yet subversive and deadpan works are an investigation into photography’s authority and our inclination to believe what we see.
Exhibition highlights include astonishing photographs of mermaid fossils, incredible reports of mysterious fauna and eye-opening photographs of rare plant species.
Artist and teacher Guy Tarrant’s Confiscation Cabinets show artefacts confiscated in 150 different London schools over three decades. The Cabinets focus on the everyday actions of school students, with objects including everything from toy guns to make-up.
Since qualifying as a teacher, Guy Tarrant has investigated pupil interaction, play and resistant behaviour. He has been making artworks since 1987, always seeking to reflect the situations he finds himself in. The Confiscation Cabinets characterise the flotsam and jetsam of school life, and highlight the distracted behaviours often played out in the controlled school setting where children spend much of their time. The objects are evidence of the pupils’ playful and impulsive activities and how they may reject or evade rules.