Departure Lounge Gallery, 61 George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL (opposite of Primark, entrance on King Street)
Show open from 14th of March to 23rd of March; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2-6pm
Departure Lounge is delighted to present its second exhibition in its new Luton Base. Fragmentations and Cohesions brings together four emergent contemporary artists Ben Hodson, Karolina Lebek, Michael Radford and Andrew Rickett.
From the 26 April – 24 May 2012 there will be an exhibition of Latvian student and alumni work in The Gallery Space at the University in the Campus Centre at Park Square.
Rebecca Meanley, a Visual Art Practice lecturer, will show abstract paintings in her exhibition, ‘Drawn In’ which explores the relationship between the artist and the canvas.
Staff member Ben Hodson is taking part in an arts council funded exhibition called “The Re Show”. The Re… Show is a group show of 12 artists. The venue for the show is the ‘Street Dreams’ workshop in High Wycombe. Street Dreams is a charity that equips young people with life skills and provides them with personal development opportunities.
Sława Harasymowicz, a London based artist and lecturer in the Division of Arts and Design will be opening Dispatches, on Tuesday, 1 November in London.
Sława said: “The show is called Dispatches because it relates to the idea of ‘dispatching’ memory, and information, whether authentic, or ‘assumed’. It is a narrative which offers no explanation. I think it is an interesting opportunity to show art in the middle of a major political institution’s building.”
Friends and family enter Nigel Grimmer’s photographic work through his continual reworking of the family album format. Disrupting our expectations of “traditional” family portraiture Grimmer obscures the identities of his models, protecting them from the viewer’s gaze; his family are pictured turning their backs to the camera, or masking themselves with a variety of disguises and props.
The MA Art & Design students are exhibiting at the Hat Factory gallery from the 12th of September, come see the graduates work.
The Artist Sew n Sew invites you to a private view of an exhibition ” Luton Textile Archaeology ” in The Hat Factory, Gateway Gallery, Bute St , Luton. An installation of textiles, soft sculpture, relational art and photography on the theme of haptic, memory and association, made of vintage and contemporary, obsolescent and discarded textiles.
Staff member Ben Hodson and Luton based photographer Ian Rowlands have brought together an emotive exhibition at The Hat Factory throughout July 2011. This exhibition is part of an ongoing project in which they seek to challenge some of the stereo typical images we see coming out of Iraq. The artists present the nation’s history, with its savagery against humanity, but they also aim to look to the future with hope.
You are invited to the 2011 University of Bedfordshire Art and Design Show. Luton Campus, Park Square, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 3JU. Private View: Wednesday 8th June 6 till 10pm. Including the Fashion Show and Dance Display starting at 9PM in the adjacent UK Centre for Carnival Arts. The Art & Design students and staff [...]
Illustration tutors, INK Illustration were recently invited to create a drawing workshop ‘With Draw’ as part of Pick Me Up 2011 at Somerset House, in London. The collective asked visitors to contribute their illustrations in response to INK’S drawings using their imagination, memory and observation to form a collaborative mural which took over the walls. [...]
Ben Hodson is a staff member for the Art & Design department at the University of Bedfordshire. Specifically for a current show in the UCMK Gallery, UK Ben has created a one off large (6.5m x 3.5m) photo-montage out of 3,000+ photos from the inside of one of the cells from Amna Suraka. Amna Suraka [...]
Iraq: Amna Suraka – Exhibition by staff member Ben Hodson Luton based artist and photographer Ben Hodson has brought together an emotive show at the UCMK Gallery in Milton Keynes throughout March 2011. The University of Bedfordshire student is exhibiting Iraq: Amna Suraka, which is a collection of work he created whilst on a recent [...]
Exhibition: Escape from Colditz – Annette & Erasmus Schröter 22 January – 5 March, 2011 Opening Reception: Saturday January 22, 5 – 8pm, Admission free, all welcome. The Exhibition will be formally opened at 6pm by Cord Meier-Klodt Cultural attaché at the German Embassy, London Artists Annette and Erasmus Schröter are based in Leipzig, South [...]
Departure Lounge is a new contemporary arts and media initiative, which will bring the work of UK and International contemporary artists to Luton. Presenting exhibitions within and beyond the traditional gallery environment, Departure Lounge will occupy temporary premises in Luton’s High Town Road for an inaugural exhibition entitled Disruptive Members featuring emerging British artist Nigel Grimmer. There has been [...]
Design for Communication students took a recent trip to see a number of exhibitions in London. Starting out West at the Chelsea Space at Chelsea School of Art, we looked at the working processes of Barney Bubbles, the alias for Colin Fulcher who worked extensively for the late 60s counterculture through to the punk and [...]
The Art & Design department are again at the “Design Your Future” UCAS fayre in the ExCel Centre in London. Why not drop by and say hello, we would love to chat to you about all the courses we have to offer.
Ben Hodson, the technician demonstrator for Art & Design, is exhibiting a recent collection of work titled: “Light in the darkness”. The series is a smaller selection from a recent solo exhibition and is currently hanging in the corridor space by the media hub in the Luton Park Square campus. “Light in the darkness.” This [...]
High Town Art For All is a collective of artists who have gained access to two otherwise empty shops on High Town Road in Luton. The shops are animated with visual art, workshops and collaborative art projects. The shops (No. 37 & 40) are open most days between 3-7pm until January 2010. The project is [...]
Illustrations tutors, INK Illustration revisit their Invisible Gallery a year from it’s first outing at Tenderpixel Gallery in Leicester Square. The imaginary library is filled with books that have been alluded to in novels, but have never actually existed and has been installed at Free Word, Farringdon 25th June-30 July. The exhibition is part of Islington [...]
A group of 2nd year fine art, art & design and illustration students took over shop unit in the Luton indoor market hall. 11th – 17th June 2010
Design for Communication is currently showing at D&AD’s New Blood event at the Truman Brewery at Brick Lane in London. New Blood is the annual showcase for Communication Design students around the country, as usual there is some great work, students getting portfolio reviews and talks from design professionals and after two busy private views [...]