CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Head On Photo Festival in Sydney, an evening of Classic Beer Advertising at the Museum of Brands in London, TYPO design conference in Berlin, Krakow Photomonth Festival, Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop at the William Morris Gallery, and the Photographers’ Dining Club in London…
Head On Photo Festival
Various venues, Sydney
Until 8 June
Fifth edition of the photo festival which showcases a variety of photographic forms, including photojournalism, commercial work and fine art, whilst also embracing new photographic technology and multimedia work.
The event will see 140 different shows across the city, with highlights including exhibitions from Mary Ellen Mark, Sara Lewkowicz, and Erika Diettes (plus an artist talk from Diettes), a photobook day as part of MCA’s 2014 Zine Fair, and 24 Hours with Benjamin Lowy (day or nighttime workshops).
Reassuringly Drinkable: Classic Beer Advertising
Museum of Brands, London
15 May (6-9pm, presentation at 7pm)
Classic posters and alcohol packaging from the Victorian era to the modern day, trace a boozy consumer story with over 12,000 items on show. Plus beer and advertising writer Pete Brown explores iconic ad campaigns with a talk and screenings of some of the best.
TYPO Berlin: Roots
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
15 – 17 May
Examining contemporary trends in the field of communication design with a focus on typography, this year’s TYPO design conference will explore “the lasting values of design”. The three day event includes talks from David Carson, Roger Law, Sarah Illenberger, Hamish Muir, Gerrit Noordzij, Julia Hoffmann, and Peter Bil’ak, just to name a few, and many of the talks will be streamed live on their website.
Krakow Photomonth Festival
Various venues, Krakow
15 May – 15 June
The 12th edition of the festival, is this year entitled Re:Search, with the main programme focusing on the relationship between photography and knowledge. This includes an experimental section aiming to explore the potential of photography as a medium that goes beyond the sense of sight, with Jacob Woynarowski’s Echoes project.
Other highlights include Taryn Simon’s The Picture Collection created using the New York Public Library pictorial archives; Trevor Paglen’s The Last Pictures project developed in collaboration with NASA; and Clare Strand’s Further Reading, mixing installation and photography. Workshops, screenings and the ShowOFF platform exhibition for emerging artists run alongside.
Museums at Night: Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop
William Morris Gallery, London
15 May (6.30-10.30pm)
As part of Museums at Night project, this event invites visitors to become an apprentice for the evening, in a hands-on letterpress session with London printmaker and typographic artist Kelvyn Laurence Smith. Work will be based around recreating extracts from William Morris’s 1884 lecture Art and Socialism. Find out more about Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop and view a video by CR here.
Photographers’ Dining Club
The Proud Archivist, London
22 May (6.30-10pm)
The fifth dining club event will be an art photography special, focusing on building audiences, widening engagement and exploring new platforms open to photographers today. Invited guest speakers include photographers Simon Roberts and Mark Neville, and creative director Steve Mcleod from Metro Imaging. The event includes talks, Q&As plus a 2-course dinner. Click here for tickets.
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