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…

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.


CR for the iPad
Read in-depth features and analysis plus exclusive iPad-only content in the Creative Review iPad App. Longer, more in-depth features than we run on the blog, portfolios of great, full-screen images and hi-res video. If the blog is about news, comment and debate, the iPad is about inspiration, viewing and reading. As well as providing exclusive, iPad-only content, the app will also update with new content throughout each month. Try a free sample issue here



CR in Print
The July issue of Creative Review features a piece exploring the past and future of the dingbat. Plus a look at the potential of paper electronics and printed apps, how a new generation of documentary filmmakers is making use of the web, current logo trends, a review of MoMA New York’s group show on art and type, thoughts on how design may help save Greece and much more. Also, in Monograph this month we showcase a host of rejected design work put together by two Kingston students.

Please note, CR is no longer stocked in WH Smith high street stores (although it can still be found in WH Smith travel branches at stations and airports). If you cannot find a copy of CR in your town, your independent newsagent can order it for you or you can search for your nearest stockist here. Alternatively, email Laura McQueen (laura.mcqueen@centaur.co.uk) or call her on 020 7970 4878 to buy a copy direct from us. Based outside the UK? Simply call +44(0)207 292 3703 to find your nearest stockist. Better yet, subscribe to CR for a year here and save yourself almost 30% on the printed magazine.

What's the story?

The Storytelling issue, Oct/Nov 2017, is out now.
We invited writers to respond to our cover image
this month: read their stories inside.
PLUS: Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, Giphy & S-Town

Buy the issue

The Annual 2018

The Creative Review Annual is one of the most
respected and trusted awards for the creative
industry. We celebrate the best creative work from
the past year, those who create it and commission it.

Enter now


South East London - Competitive


London - £35,000 - £40,000


Birmingham - Salary £30-£35k


Leeds, West Yorkshire - £20,000 - 30,000