A brief update to
say I’ve written a long blog post for Creative Review about the After Hours
exhibition at the Jerwood Space, in which I was one of the exhibitors with
Pentone. You can read it here.
I also took part
in an evening of talks by some of the contributors last night. In the spirit of
the exhibition being all about personal work and new ideas, I decided to run
through a list of rough ideas and half-thoughts that I’ve had over the years,
which have never quite turned into anything. It was therapeutic getting them
off my chest, but also odd to be in front of a sophisticated creative audience
talking through my plans for fishages and pickle-pooling.
included Phil Carter, who was fascinating on the inspiration behind his Found Folk sculptures. Jim Sutherland
talked through his Garage book which came alive when you heard the personal
story behind it. Katy Edelsten and Annie Hazelwood from YCN talked through
their entertaining Telegram project. Craig Oldham was typically forthright on
design and self-initiation (firmly in the camp that design isn’t about
self-expression). And Michael Johnson was authoritative and entertaining as
ever on Arkitypo and Phonetikana. Curator Nick Eagleton hosted the evening, which also
saw the launch of the book of the exhibition.
remains open until 23 June and entry is free. Details here.
Pentone Boxset is available from asburyandasbury.tictail.com – 30 postcard-sized Pentone swatches in a hand-finished box, produced to coincide with the exhibition.