Serpentine Pavilion 2017 & Italian Water Gardens

On Monday I paid a visit to the Serpentine Pavilion for 2017 by architect Francis Kéré; and I planned on seeing the Grayson Perry exhibition in the Serpentine Gallery too, but it was closed! I really liked this years pavilion; on a smallish scale compared to previous years it is a friendly and domestic space. The repeating triangular patterns in roof and walls is very effective; and apparently if it rains the cleverly sloping roof would bestow a waterfall into the middle of the structure for those inside in the dry to admire. I urge you to read more about the design on the gallery’s website.

To get to the Pavilion I entered Hyde Park through the gate near Lancaster Gate Underground Station; through which you are met with the wonderful sight of the Italian Water Gardens. This garden is 150 years old and believed to be a gift from Price Albert to Queen Victoria.

(© Catherine Cronin)

 

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TALK – RAVILIOUS AND FRIENDS

Event: Talk – Ravilious and Friends with author and curator Andy Friend

Location: The Keep Archives, The Keep, Brighton

Date: 27th June 2017

Details: Eric Ravilious was at the centre of one of the most influential networks of English artist designers of the 20th century. Andy Friend, author of Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and co-curator of the Towner Art Gallery’s exhibition of the same name, has spent more than ten years researching the relationships and collaborations within the group, some of whom are well-represented in The Keep’s archives. In this talk, he will discuss the rich vein of new material it revealed. Signed copies of the book, published by Thames & Hudson, will be for sale on the day.

£10 per person including a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink. Advance booking and payment essential ; please call 01273 482349 to reserve your place.

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INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT EXHIBITION

Opportunity: International Mini Print Exhibition

Deadline: August 5th 2017

Entry Fee: Non-Members $35, Members $30

Prizes: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place:  $300, 3rd Place:   $200

All funds will be paid in US dollars.

​PURCHASE AWARDS

Purchase Purchase awards in the form of gift cards and/or merchandise are made from art supply retailers. The retailer presenting the award receives the selected print directly from MGC. This year’s supporters include:

  • Awagami Paper Factory – 100 sheets of editioning papers worth $500
  • DaVinci Artist Supply – $150 Gift Card
  • Blick Art Materials – $100 Gift Card

Details: The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) announces its 3rd juried competition and exhibition devoted to miniature prints. Last year, 222 artists from over 30 countries submitted work to this exhibition, bringing together a diverse representation of the print world today.

The 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition will take place from October 28 – November 28…

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