Heart & Sold exhibition
With an identity designed by Music, supporting portrait photography by Paul Moffat and great imagery on show, there are a number of reasons to flag up group forthcoming art exhibition Heart & Sold here on the CR blog...
Heart & Sold is a forthcoming exhibition organised by Suzie Moffat to promote a group of talented artists with Down Syndrome. The show's identity centres on a brass picture hook which features a cut out heart. The hooks on the invites were actually pin badges for people to wear to the show (above).
The exhibition's newsprint brochure is also great (cover shown above, spreads below), not least for it's super portrait photography of the 12 contributing artists in the show, all but two of which are by Paul Moffat.
Looking through the brochure not having seen the show which ran for a week in late June at The Mulberry Tree Café in the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield (and which will run in the same venue again from August 21-26), I felt it was a shame that the images of artists (great as they are) are the main focus – I'd love to have seen some of the artwork bigger than the thumbnails shown over just two spreads in the brochure.
However, photographer Moffat sent me some shots of the work on the walls of the venue as well as digital files of his portraits of the artists responsible which gave me the opportunity to see the work. I thought I'd take the opportunity, here on the blog, to share the experience and marry up some images of art and artist from the project – which of course is what visitors to the show will be able to do as they stroll around the exhibition armed with a copy of the brochure.
The above two photographs are by David Kenward who was shot at home by Moffat for the brochure:
The two illustrations above are from a series of line drawings exhibited by Lester Magoogan (below)
Fiona Stevenson (below) has various jewellery creations such as the Crown Brooch and Bead Necklace (above) on show, as well as a series of oil paintings
And these acrylic landscape paintings are by Tazia Fawley (below)
While Heart & Sold will be exhibited next month from August 21-26 at the Mulberry Tree Café at the Heritage Centre in Macclesfield, organiser Suzie Moffat is very much hoping to get the required support to tour the exhibition around the UK.
"We want to give artists with Down Syndrome, their friends and family an opportunity to use Heart & Sold as a platform, to create, educate, inspire, sell, encourage on an ever increasing scale, and prove that art is from the heart and should have no bearing on condition," she says.
To find out more about the project, buy any of the artworks, or to potentially get involved with future Heart & Sold shows in your area, visit heartandsold.org.uk.
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Fantastic exhibition I had the privilidge of visiting. The work and identity was outstanding and would love to see it taken nationwide.
Really looking forward to this exhibition. Beautifully simple branding.
Great simple identity for a very worthy cause.
I like the way the paper focuses on the people at the heart of the exhibition. Hopefully it can gain more exposure so it can go on tour round the UK.
Dammit. I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to use those hearts in picture hooks for years. At least it went to a good cause. Typically inspired stuff, Music, for what looks like a terrific concept.
An outstanding exhibition in its own right , with a mixture of innocent and insightful complexity throughout...this should go worldwide as a concept...see if you can stop it !!
Beautifully considered work by Music (as usual). Beautifully observed landscape paintings by Tazia Fawley.
Inspiring...and thoughtful....pretty fab go an see it .................
Fantastic exhibition with some amazing work.
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