I’m feeling sad about leaving Doncaster College 😦 I had a great time helping to curate shows there last year. Here’s my press release from the second White Gallery Show “Textibition”. This was titled by a great Donni artist know as Ben Russell. At the 9th hour me and my buddy Cara Macque had to hang Ben’s branded log (no puns intended) with a big ball of string. It did the trick in the end 😛
Here’s the ye old press release I couldn’t resist posting it….
Textibition An exhibition of typography designs.
1st March-22nd 2013 Monday-Friday 10.00am-4.00pm
Private View: Thursday 28th 2013 from 5.00pm to 7.30pm
The White Gallery launches its second on Thursday 28th February 2013 with a group Typography show. The newly refurbished gallery is situated in High Melton’s historic Old Hall in the grounds of the University Centre Campus.
The exhibition showcases typography designs from a broad range of students and staff celebrating the creative talent of those working and studying at the University Centre and the HUB.
Program leader of the Graphic Design degree Simon Gomes is behind the exhibition and the majority of the pieces on show are from students who have aspirations to work in the design industry. The appropriately named “Textibition” demonstrates the imagination and innovation of both staff and students who find inspiration from a broad range of unusual and mundane subjects.
Mature student Alan Morgan created his font from a visit to Berlin, bringing back a street map after exploring their Street Art scene his letters are derived from roads and paths across the city, appropriately naming his design as “Map Font”. Degree student Gemma Hall created her design work from Rossington Hall’s Art Deco infused architecture; fondly naming her design “Rosso”.
Each piece deserves to be studied as the imagination displayed in the exhibition demonstrates the depths plumbed by the creative mind to draw inspiration from the world.
The gallery will showcase the creative work of Doncaster College’s students and alumni as well as the work of College Lecturers and their associates. It will exhibit work from a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, graphic design and sculpture.