It’s great that I can finally share the illustration I did for the Pointe Blank Swan Lake exhibition which opened last night at the Milkwood Gallery in Cardiff. I’m quite happy with it considering I did the whole thing in one day (and got a slight cramp in my drawing arm). It was great to see how all the illustrators responded to the plot of the ballet, the only guidelines being that we had to include the name of the ballet and the name or logo of the Birmingham Royal Ballet. Read more…
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Just a little snapshot of work in progress illustration of my Swan Lake piece for the upcoming Pointe Blank exhibition. I have really enjoyed working on this one as I have been working with a Pentel brush pen that has a lush delicacy to it and also introduces lovely line quality. The exhibition opens at the Milkwood Gallery on Monday 01 October with a private view from 6pm do pop along to see artworks from a load of artists, designers and illustrators.
Auralab has been commissioned to take part in a forthcoming illustration exhibition by Pointe Blank responding to the plot of the famous ballet Swan Lake.
Collections of original images inspired by the plots of major narrative works in the repertory of Birmingham Royal Ballet, and created by professional designers in and around the UK.
Past year’s productions have included Coppelia and Hobson’s Choice. This year’s Swan Lake has certainly given me lots of ideas to work with but there’s one that has taken shape and is in the works for the final piece.
The images will be displayed at an exhibition running between 01-08 October at the Milkwood Gallery in Roath, Cardiff. There will be a private view on Monday 01 October from 6pm to 9pm so come along to check out the work and have a chat. You can find the Milkwood Gallery on Google Maps here.
For more information about Pointe Blank, visit their website.
Hope to see you at the opening!
Last Friday I had a chance to visit London Design Festival and after last year’s good timing and awesome events my expectations were rather high. And truthfully, this time was different: horrible weather, bad ankle resulting in limping, and not many great inspirational moments.
In February I was asked to design the programme for Do I have to paint you a picture?, an international Polaroid exhibition and symposium. The brainchild of photographer Sam Perry, the exhibition and symposium had a good timing now that theoriginal Polaroid film is no longer being manufactured.* Read more…
Last weekend I checked out a selection of events and exhibitions on offer at the London Design Festival.
I like festivals: you are guaranteed to have a selection of visual snippets, tasty (or not so tasty) morsels. I find it rejuvenating to wander around the smaller exhibits, seeing the work of independent and up and coming designers who often have great ideas to show. And all the unexpected discoveries to be made on the way – that’s my kind of day out and about.
My colleagues from Stills went to 100% Design on Thursday, so I decided I would plan to see “all the other stuff” over the weekend. On Friday I started my trek at the Viaduct showroom in Clerkenwell. Their New Modernists exhibition struck a chord with me as I’ve always had a soft spot for simple, clean and clever design. Read more…