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.
The Roadkill Family Album, is an ongoing series of works shown here for the first time in a public location. Taking the form of an alternative family album using his friends and family the series highlights the constructed nature of images in Nigel’s photographs. Each piece silently questions the role of the human within nature, paring it with self destructive nature displayed within pockets society.
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.
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 [...]
Nigel Grimmer, Course Leader for Photography and Video Art, recently won the ‘Crash Open’ art competition at Charlie Dutton Gallery in Holborn, London. The competition was judged by art critic Matthew Collings. The prize for the competition is a solo show at the gallery. ‘Time’s Relentless Melt’ a solo show of new photography and sculpture [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Welcome to ‘We Create Together’ the Art and Design Degree show, 2010 at the University of Bedfordshire, which also coincides with the launch of this website. With this showcase we celebrate the creative work of this year’s cohort of honours graduates. Encouraging the creative potential of our students is our prime aim over the three [...]