Inkygoodness presents Beermat Characters at The Coningsby Gallery, 29th April - 4th May Beermat Characters is the latest project by Inkygoodness, inviting illustrators, artists & character designers to transform a beer mat (coaster) into a character. Showcasing the talents of over 80 artists & illustrators tasked with the challenge to transform a simple beermat into a character, our latest project will launch on Tue 30th April 2013 at the Coningsby Gallery in central London, with music, plenty of drinks on offer and a great atmosphere guaranteed! Expect a diverse selection of artworks from handmade to digital, felt plush, paper-cut outs, inked & painted, 3D sculptures & much much more! http://inkygoodness.com/blog/inkygoodness-beermat-characters/
New exhibitions in London
Our round-up will help you keep updated with the dizzying array of new and recently opened exhibitions in London. Think there's a great show we've missed? Tell us in the comments below.
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Discover the furry Peruvian explorer's adorable history at this exhibition of first editions, props, illustrations and films. Paddington Bear was created by Michael Bond, who bought his wife a toy from a department store on Christmas Eve in 1956 and named it after their nearest train station.
The UK's most comprehensive show of Gothic literature. explores the enduring influence the genre has had on literature, film, fashion, music and art, 250 years after Horace Walpole's 'The Castle of Otranto' crept out of the shadows. It birthed Bram Stoker's Dracula, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde, as well as inspiring artists such as Blake and Fuseli, all of them represented in this show, along with work by their modern descendants: Angela Carter, Mervyn Peake, the Chapman Brothers and Stanley Kubrick.
Discover the most horrifying nooks and crannies of London's history in this exhibition of documents and images from the London Metropolitan Archives. The full extent of our city's gothic imagination will be revealed, and visitors will learn about witch trials, hauntings, public execution and plenty more gruesome goings-on. The exhibition is free, so those without a nervous disposition have no excuse.
The Wellcome Collection's newly expanded gallery space will open with a wink and a blush with The Institute of Sexology, an exhibition that brings together the great pioneers of the study of sex. More than 200 pieces of art, erotica, photography and ethnography will help visitors get a new perspective on perversions, lust and normality, with live events, discussions and performances to accompany the X-rated exhibits.
Whether it's shoulder pads, twinsets or a dress made of meat, what a women wears is one of her most complex forms of self-expression. Influential women throughout history have used fashion to their advantage. This exhibition looks at the wardrobes of 25 exceptional women, with each of them contributing an outfit.
Delving into their archive, the RCA celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graphic design course. The show charts the development of the course and the groundbreaking achievements of its alumni including John Pasche, Morag Myerscough and Jonathan Barnbrook.
The cross-dressing ceramist presents a show of 14 portraits. Coinciding with the screening of his Channel 4 ‘Who Are You?’ series, in which Perry turns his attention to portraiture and identity, this display brings together some of the individuals Perry met during the filming including politician Chris Huhne and 'X Factor' contestant Rylan Clark as well as a new self-portrait.
An interactive show celebrating the magic of children's illustration, aimed at children up to the age of 11. A specially designed art trail will help the characters in the drawings and cut outs on display come to life, with visitors reading, drawing and telling stories as they encounter new scenarios and images.
Big brother isn't watching, but nearly everything else is in this age of digital information. Every last little movement, action and interaction in our city can be recorded by computer technology, and by using this data we can make our world a great deal smarter. This exhibition looks at how data and analytics affect modern design and city management, uncovering a selection of impressive 'smart' projects.
A free exhibition of colourful travel posters that advertised the exciting prospect of international travel before it involved a cramped budget airline flight. A spectrum of graphic styles and poster modes are represented among the promotions for far flung destinations such as New Zealand, the Galapagos and even South Africa's 'champagne' region.