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Posts Tagged ‘Brutalism’

A preview of the National Trust Brutal Utopias Tour at the Southbank Centre

Those lucky enough to be booked on to a Brutal Utopias tour at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery will get to see behind scenes before everything shuts down for two years…

Written by Amelia Gregory

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It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of Brutalist architecture, so I pulled out all the stops to join a preview of the Brutal Utopias tour hosted by the National Trust over the next few weeks (tickets sadly already sold out). The tour offers a unique chance to see areas of the Southbank Centre that are not usually open to the public before the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery close their doors for a major refurb. Baby Carys came along in my wrap and was admirably well behaved for a not quite two month old.

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We began our adventure with Joseph Watson (London creative director of the National Trust) in the bowels of the complex, tracing the… read more

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Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design Graduate Show 2011: Review

I may be nearly two months late with my review of the CSM Communication Design show but there was so much great work that I couldn't let it slide. Meet the likes of Su Kyung Lee, Matt Nicholson, Kanitta Meechubot, Sarah Langford, Gareth Barnett, Carl Partridge and Beth Salter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Detail from Su Kyung Lee’s The Imaginative Battle. The Central Saint Martins MA in Communication Design graduate show was held earlier this summer in the spacious rooms of the high […]

Beat the Champ by Cory Arcangel at The Curve, Barbican

We were bowled over by the latest large scale installation from the Brooklyn digital artist Cory Arcangel.

Written by Eleanor Whalley

Illustration by Oliver John Quinn After hanging out with contributor Nick for lunch during Menswear Day, information pills I hot-footed it up to Vauxhall Fashion Scout to check out D.GNAK‘s […]

Ron Arad: Restless. A review of the design exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery, London.

A review of the Ron Arad: Restless design exhibition at the Barbican: which features an awful lot of chairs...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ron Arad reflective chair All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Once upon a time I assisted a well known stylist on a shoot with Ron Arad. We went […]