Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Congratulations to the Fantastic Adam Dant & Ryan Callanan!

This weekend saw the announcement that Adam Dant has been appointed as the House of Commons' official artist of the 2015 General Election.

Renowned for his playful, Hogarthian illustrations of contemporary society, Adam will be travelling across Britain over the coming weeks, visiting marginal seats and depicting the behaviour of ordinary voters, as well as electioneering politicians, in the run up to the election.

A selection of the artist's initial sketches will go up on parliamentray social media channels, including a blog, during the election period, and the completed work will join the parliamentary art collection.

We are also thrilled by the exciting news that Ryan Callanan has been selected as the recipient of BritWeek's inaugural 'Visual Artist of the Year' award. Held annually in California, BritWeek highlights and celebrates the creative relationship between the UK and US, and the award will provide a platform for Ryan to showcase his work stateside.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Adam Dant | The Budge Row Bibliotheque

Bloomberg SPACE | 50 Finsbury Square | London | EC2A 1HD

Entering its final week at Bloomberg SPACE, Adam Dant's specially commissioned solo exhibition 'The Budge Row Bibliotheque' encapsulates two millenia of the everyday life and times of Budge Row, the lost street of the City of London.

Responding to the unique position Bloomberg holds within its surroundings, the exhibition features a series of densely wrought drawings depicting interconnected historical anecdotes, inscriptions, cartographies, views and vistas, each telling a fascinating story of London life.

At the centre of the space sits a scale model of a green cabman's shelter, within which you can hear the artist recite archaeologist's dreams of London's lost streets and hidden past. This adds another, slightly uncanny, dimension to the cartographic romp through time that the rest of the exhibition presents.

Ends Sat 14 March | Open Mon - Sat, 11 am - 6pm