On 15, Jun 2011 | In Uncategorized | By Kid30
Contemporary Prints from the V&A
An exhibition exploring the transition street art has made
from the painted wall to printmaking opens at Nottingham
Castle on Saturday 2 July. The exhibition will be supported
by an inspiring selection of satellite exhibitions, events,
talks and workshops around the city.
Drawn from the internationally renowned collection of prints from the Victoria and
Albert Museum (V&A), Street Art: Contemporary Prints from the V&A showcases
established and emerging street artists, both British and international, including
Banksy, D*Face, Eine, Miss Tic, Shepard Fairey and Swoon.
Nottingham Castle will host a series of events, talks, workshops and satellite exhibitions
exploring contemporary Street Art printing themes and styles to support the main exhibition.
This exhibition is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Nottingham Castle has also invited three artists and collaborators
(Amy Blackwell, GING and Smallkid) to respond to the V&A touring exhibition to
create subtle illustrative, print based interventions throughout the unused spaces and
corridors in the Fine Art and Exhibition Galleries. Each artist will explore both paint
and print, through ‘paste-ups’ and digital techniques, by using the Castle building as
their base, placing their signature styles of character design to live amongst, and react
to, the buildings unique historic ornamental and architectural features and doorways.
Street Art – Talks, Tours & Workshops
Nottingham Castle is hosting a series of events, talks and workshops exploring contemporary Street Art printing themes and styles to support the main exhibition along with various screenings of street art films.
More info on screenings, talks and workshops can be found at: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk