Monday, 30 July 2012


PHILIP TREACY and Stephen Jones are among 21 milliners giving iconic London statues a headwear makeover. The Hatwalk initiative, which launches today, brings together emerging and established headwear designers - each of whom have created bespoke headpieces to sit atop landmarks such as Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square.
The campaign was commissioned by the Mayor of London, in partnership with the British Fashion Council and the London 2012 Festival, and is part of the Surprises entertainment group.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Friday, 6 July 2012

Bailey's East End

David Bailey is one of east London’s most famous sons. Over the past 50 years, he has regularly returned to the stomping ground of his youth to photograph the streets and their inhabitants. This personal collection, set in an historic industrial building in London’s Royal Docks, sees him return to Newham at a time when the world’s focus is on east London. These photographs document the changing physical and social landscapes of the area from the early 1960s to the present day, with streetscapes, characters and scenes of east London life. Some famous faces appear, but they are nestled amongst the wider backdrop and characters of the area. David Bailey’s East End features many previously unseen photographs and provides a rare opportunity to witness London’s transformation through the lens of a local icon.

 6th July - 5th August, Compressor House, Royal Docks, London, E16 2QD

Monday, 2 July 2012

These are the Days

This is the UK premiere of Bruce Nauman’s seminal work Days, a sound installation which presents a continuous stream of seven voices reciting the days of the week in random order. Fourteen flat panel speakers will be installed in the lower gallery, one voice emanating from each pair of speakers as the visitor passes between them.
The work invokes both the banality and the profundity of the passing of each day, and invites reflection on how we measure, differentiate and commemorate time. Nauman’s work constantly tests rational systems of language, spatial and bodily encounters, the passage of time and psychology, through constructed environments. His pioneering work spans more than five decades and encompasses a wide spectrum of media including sculpture, drawing, site-specific installation, sound pieces, neon, photography, film, video, performance and text/language.