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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A major exhibition that takes a detailed look at the history of Italian fashion. The collection begins with ensembles from the end of World War II and ends at present-day trends. The display features contributions from Dolce and Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Missoni, Prada, Valentino and Versace, as well as forgotten designers, the Fontana Sisters and Simonetta. There will also be film clips and fashion photography.
Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain's best-loved children's authors. More importantly, her nearly 100 books have sold 35m copies, so such characters as Tracy Beaker, The Suitcase Kid and Hetty Feather - all featured in this exhibition - are probably familiar. But interestingly, the exhibition also focuses the author's life and inspiration.
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The Barbican’s slinky Curve gallery demands a special kind of art but, as we find out, United Visual Artists are up to the challenge. The latest, ‘Momentum’ by United Visual Artists, looks set to join the ranks of blockbusting extravaganzas that have put this unlikely venue on the art map.
Charles Saatchi - early patron of Damien Hirst and the YBA's - is at it again nurturing fresh talent. This time he's turned his sights towards Africa and Latin America, to find stunning colourful paintings by Boris Nzebo and creepy-crawly sculptures by Rafael Gómezbarros. SEE OUR PREVIEW OF THE SHOW HERE
Tower Bridge's West Walkway, situated 42 meters above the Thames, will host this new photographic exhibition. Focusing on the people, places, events and designs that epitomised the 1960s the 26 large scale panels will be accompanied by an extended caption explaining the history of each image. Subjects include Twiggy, Michael Caine, Elizabeth Taylor, The Aldermaston marches, Harold Wilson and Jackie Stewart.
Petrol heads start your engines. An exhibition of swanky vehicles from James Bond Films arrives at the London Film Museum. On display will be cars, boats, motorbikes, sleds and jets including the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from Goldfinger, 1964, the Aston Martin DB5 from GoldenEye, 1995 and 'Wet Nellie' the underwater Lotus Esprit S1 from The Spy Who Loved Me, 1977.
As an artist who consistently looks to the new, his iPad drawings are no exception; Hockney started as a printmaker and has continued to champion the medium throughout his career. From his earliest lithograph's made whilst at the Royal College of Art through to his recent digital experiments, this exhibition charts the prolific diversity and technical abilities of one the UK's greatest artistic exports.
The British Museum's new Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery opens this March, and along with it, so does the museum's first collection on Vikings in more than 30 years. Artefacts dating between the late eighth century and the early eleventh century will be on display, including a life-size replica of the Roskilde 6 war ship made using a stainless steel frame and 20 per cent of the original timbers, which have been conserved and reassembled. Plus, recently excavated skeletons from a mass Viking grave in Dorset, all of the treasures from The Vale of York Hoard, ostentatious jewellery and more.
The man responsible for capturing the swinging 60s and creating some of the most iconic fashion images of the past fifty years selects over 250 portraits from famous sitters to unknowns. Organised thematically, the show will take you on a journey through rock and roll London all the way to Papua New Guinea showing the variety of Bailey’s lens.
The Horniman's major exhibition for 2014 looks at how plants and animals survive in extreme heat, cold, dryness and darkness. The answer? By adapting some downright wacky traits. This family-friendly exhibition is in three languages – English, French and Spanish – and features loads of games and hands-on experiences.