tDR comes home to Croydon

An exhibition celebrating 25 years of The Designers Republic, has opened at the Parfitt Gallery, in tDR founder Ian Anderson’s childhood home of Croydon.

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An exhibition celebrating 25 years of The Designers Republic, has opened at the Parfitt Gallery, in tDR founder Ian Anderson’s childhood home of Croydon.

The exhibition follows the recent tDR 25th anniversary exhibition at GGG in Tokyo. The show is a personal selection by Anderson of some of tDR’s most significant works, alongside more surprising, less well-known projects.

A prominent influence on the exhibition is 28 Zermatt Road, Anderson’s childhood home in Thornton Heath. “I think I’m playing more with the notion of belonging and ownership, and voluntary slavery/allegiance to geographical opinion – expressed through the selfish mythologising of the house that was, by chance, my first home,” he says.

The exhibition will run until June 1 at the Parfitt Gallery, which is located in the Higher Education building of Croydon College. More info on the show can be found at parfittgallery.croydon.ac.uk.

 

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  • Nice… i’m going there right now.

  • Whilst there was some interesting work was on display, I must say it would have been nice to read some information on the thought process behind the work. For a pretty small exhibition there’s not a huge amount to engage to viewer and, for me, finding out a bit more about tDR and the concept behind their more significant work would’ve been a fascinating insight. That said, Ian Anderson has famously never been one for design hero worship and clearly enjoys keeping his process veiled in an aura of mystery and in-jokes. While we weren’t really expecting much of an explanation, some background information would’ve put the work into some kind of context.

    Our own review of the show from last night
    http://www.matdolphin.com/blog/2011/04/27/the-republic-return/

  • MDG

    Nice work Mr Anderson…

  • Here at Badini we always watched the Designers Republic works with interst since day one. Bravo!

  • I used to go to NY Sushi before attending Croydon College graphic design course – how fitting. Hope to see more to come. Some of the print techniques used on DR works framed in the Sheffield Forum bar, opened my eyes to what could be achieved. Thank you DR.

  • Some great work, indeed. Will see to go and see the show in a couple of days time.

  • Tofurky

    Sheffield Vs Croydon. Sweet.

  • A

    I never thought id ever say this… Cant wait to go to Croydon.
    A

  • boris

    top show curated by Michael Hall – one to watch –