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FIX FIX FIX at Gallery SO - 92 Brick Lane

An exhibition of objects that have been “fixed”  from different broken objects which have been “perfectly” repaired or have incorporated the fault line into its reconstitution. The exhibition, curated by Glenn Adamson, a tutor at the RCA and head of research at the Victoria & Albert museum,  brings together a vast scale of “fixed” items - from small coins to grand pianos.

Rhonda Whitehead’s “Beneath the Surface”

Rhonda Whitehead’s series of large abstract paintings are a rich layering of textures and colour which bring to mind the arbitrary landscapes made up of imaginary stories and real histories depicted on wall surfaces of weathered buildings... These are sharply contrasted by the harsh geometry of her later paintings. 

Keep Henry Moore's “Draped Seated Woman” ('Flo') in public ownership

Displacement
Lost heritage
Social and Humanitarian aspects
Unifying Cultural elements
Site + theme specific considerations

Independence Arts Achievement award for Althea

On 8 September 2012 H.E. Garvin Nicholas, High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, presented Althea McNish with an award for Achievement in the Arts as part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, at a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.

"Underground Maps" by Maxwell Roberts

Had Harry Beck, the creator of the original iconic Tube Map, been a psychologist at the University of Essex then this exhibition shows the range of work he would have created. Maxwell Roberts has pushed the boundaries of the diagrammatic mapping from the rules set by tools of the trade at the time, a draughting board with a T-square and 45% set-square, and change the rules not just by angles but by lines being curved and also wavy.

Lord Esher talks, Yellow Paper, 175 years RCA

This year the Royal College of Art marks its 150th Anniversary. Since its establishment as a school of design furnishing the Victorian Empire's new Industries developing into a unique university bringing together a range of practices across the fine arts, applied arts, design and theory that drive national and international cultures the Royal College of Art has built a proud reputation as the 'awkward' kid on the block.

"Pre-Raphaelites - Victorian Avant-Garde" • Morris and Marx don't rap like Eminem

In the recently refurbished iconic St Pancras Station Hotel the Tate Britatin held a launch event for its forthcominge exhibition "Pre-Raphaelites - Victorian Avant-Garde". This was a fitting venue for the exhibition by emphasising the role of the railway in the Industrial revolution, the loss of camelot with the urban spread of product hungry suburbs, and the new mechanistic technologies which challenged traditional craft skills. 

David Hall "End Piece..."

16 March - 22 April 2012
Venue: Ambika P3 Galleries - University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
nearest underground Baker Street (op Mme Tussaud)

Coming Event: "Takes Two to Tango: research & design."

Event: "Takes Two to Tango: research & design."
When: Wednesday 4th April 2012 at 7pm - 9pm
WHERE: Classic House, 180 Old Street, London EC1V 9RQ
Admission Free
ORGANISERS: RCA Society and London CSD Group
SPEAKER: Alec Robertson MA(RCA), MCSD, FRSA

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