Friday, 18th Oct 2013
From Tuesday 22nd October, the Barbican Art Gallery will open with one of the first comprehensive exhibitions to explore the origins, motives and methods of Pop Art Design. Brash, colourful and playful, Pop Art was a movement that signalled a radical change of direction in the postwar period. The movement shaped a new sense of cultural identity, with a focus on celebrity, mass production and the expanding industries of advertising, television, radio and print media.
Pop Art Design brings together nearly 200 works by over 70 artists and designers, including iconic pieces by the likes of Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton and Roy Lichtenstein. The exhibition also features objects from Charles and Ray Eames, Allen Jones and Ettore Sottsass, interspersed with posters, magazines, album sleeves and film clips.
Speaking of the exhibition, the gallery's Senior Curator Jane Alison says: "featuring key Pop artists and groundbreaking designers, it's a must see for anyone fascinated by this iconic period and its enduring legacy". Pop Art Design will run from Tuesday 22nd October 2013 - Sunday 9th February 2014.
For more information, please visit: www.barbican.org.uk/artgallery
Thursday, 10th Oct 2013
The White Room Gallery in Bath is proud to present a selection of prints by renowned British artist, Bridget Riley. During the 1960s, Riley was a key member of the Op Art movement, helping to propel the scene to audiences internationally.
Riley's visually dynamic work explores how "a viewer’s eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift.”
The exhibition runs from the 4 to 31 October. For further information including opening times, please visit: www.thewhiteroomgallery.com.
Friday, 4th Oct 2013
Bradley was joined by several other local scooterists, as well as the team from Gran Sport Scooters who had refurbished the vintage SX200 to his spec. Find out more about the scooter and see the Bradley's latest Collection here.