TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece at Somerset House

24 Aug

12 November 2015 – 31 January 2016

Terrace Rooms, South Wing
Free admission

boutique-tintin-vignetteSomerset House will be presenting TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece from November 2015. This exhibition will allow you to step into the wonderful world of artist-author Hergé and Tintin, his adventurous young reporter. It will explore the evolution of the artwork of Hergé, from the simplicity of early newspaper strips to the genre-defining graphic work of the later books.  Drawing on the archives of the Hergé Museum in Belgium, TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece will feature pencil sketches, character drawings, and watercolours alongside original artwork from the finished stories.

cf12a67b-e3ea-4022-ab5f-0ba25f647dd6As well as being a step into the world of Tintin, the exhibiton will also reveal more about the man behind the masterpiece.  Hergé had a fascination with architecture and design, along with his skill as an illustrator and a draughtsman’s eye for design, the settings in which the stories were played out were always rendered in meticulous detail.  Models and installations of memorable locations, such as Tintin’s apartment, will be displayed and the exhibition will be themed with reference to one of Hergé’s favourite backdrops – Marlinspike Hall, Captain Haddock’s country house once owned by his maritime ancestor, Sir Francis Haddock.

Since he first appeared in Hergé’s weekly cartoon strip in Le Petit Vingtième in Brussels in 1929, Tintin has become one of the most iconic comic-strip heroes along with a supporting cast of his trusty dog Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and Thomson and Thompson. With more than 200 million copies of the famous 24 ‘albums’ sold worldwide which also recently inspired a Hollywood blockbuster, Hergé’s timeless character continues to attract new generations of fans to his stories for their unique mixture of artistry, history and adventure.

Frieze Film 2015

24 Aug


Wednesday 14 October – Saturday 17 October 2015

Launched in 2007, Frieze Film is a series of new films commissioned from established and emerging artists and premiered annually as part of Frieze Projects, Frieze London’s non-profit curated programme.

This year, Frieze Film is curated by Nicola Lees and supported by Channel 4’s Random Acts, who will also broadcast the commissions.

The artists participating in Frieze Film 2015 are:

Charles Atlas with Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener
Atlas is collaborating with New York choreographers Silas Riener and Rashaun Mitchell on a short video featuring dancers Cori Kresge and Hiroki Ichinose. Shot this summer at Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in upstate New York, the film is produced as an accompaniment to a long-form stereoscopic moving image work currently in development, this work will be made specifically for the televisual context.

Xavier Cha
Cha will produce a series of short films capturing actors as they battle conflicting emotions, held in tense states of physical and psychological discord. While outwardly (and non-linguistically) expressing an extreme emotion, such as livid rage, a more subtle emotion emerges from beneath the surface. Both emotions function as foreign agents attempting to gain dominance, or hijack the vehicle of the actor’s facial expression and body. This new work continues Cha’s exploration of the body, individual, and self, and how these are contained, expressed, and mediated.
Gery Georgieva
Georgieva will produce a film commission centering around the culture of Bulgarian chalga (pop-folk) nightclubs. Contrast- ing footage of her native country’s pop culture with other parallel environments, Georgieva is interested in how we configure and reconfigure our cultural identities.
Thirteen Black Cats
Thirteen Black Cats will present 1/56, the first iteration of a multi-authored moving image work in which filmmakers and artists from around the world are invited to participate in making a serial film and video work inspired by Chilean author Roberto Bolaño’s novel Antwerp (2002), consisting of fifty-six chapters. 1/56 is produced in partnership with the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, curated by Nicola Lees.

Alice Anderson: Memory Movement Memory Objects

23 Jul

Alice Anderson: Memory Movement Memory Objects
Wellcome Collection
22nd July-18th October 2015


Over 100 works by acclaimed artist Alice Anderson will be displayed at Wellcome Collection from this July until October 2015. Anderson’s sculptures are created by entirely mummifying objects in copper thread, thus create glistening landscapes of beautiful, uncanny and transformed objects. Each piece is an exploration and act of memory.

The exhibition also features an immersive experience ‘the Studio’ extending the creative process of the artist’s practice into the gallery. Visitors will be able to spend time mummifying a 1967 Ford Mustang and other smaller objects with copper wire, creating an atmosphere that is at once meditative and communal.


Imperial War Museum London 2015

10 Jul

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist

Until 30th May 2016
Free AdmissiondownloadPeter Kennard is Britain’s most important political artist whose imagery has become synonymous with the modern protest movement. This first major retrospective of his work demonstrates how Kennard has consistently confronted issues in world of politics and British governmental policy both at home and abroad, inspiring many of today’s politically-aware artists from Mark Wallinger to Banksy.

IWM London, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ

Peter Kennard


Churchill Museum – Discover the man behind the cigar

unnamedDiscover more about the life and legacy of Britain’s great wartime leader in the Churchill Museum. Hear extracts from Churchill’s rousing wartime speeches, read some of the hundreds of devoted letters Churchill exchanged with his wife Clementine and delve into Churchill’s life story, focussing on objects relating to all periods of Churchill’s life from his early childhood to his State Funeral.

Churchill War Rooms, Clive Steps, King Charles Street, London, SW1A 2AQ



9 Jul

Update your creative skills at London Art Portfolio and prepare your successful portfolio for Foundation, Degree, Masters applications or for progression in your desired specialist art and design career.

Our next 24 Week Portfolio Course begins 7th September 2015!

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Direct entry onto Degree and Masters courses for committed students who attend regularly, meet deadlines and make full use of our free afternoon studio space, plus materials, Monday-Thursday.

We offer a small intimate group size with a maximum of 10-12 students per group and a kitchen for students to help themselves to teas, coffee and a social gathering space.

Our well qualified tutors have many years of portfolio building experience. We are able to prepare creative art and design programmes to fit your needs and encourage personal growth, development and innovation. We are aware of the needs of International students and can design the best bespoke programme for you!

A great way to improve your English language skills, whilst studying in London and creating a quality portfolio in Art, Architecture & Design.

Book now to secure your place to develop your personal skill set in drawing, painting, model making, design and much more.

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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

6 Jul

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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is back this August for 14 nights of classic, cult and contemporary films, as well as some new premieres. Enjoy your film in the spectacular setting of Somerset House on London’s largest outdoor screen with full surround sound!

On Tuesday 18th August they will be screening West Side Story as voted for by the public as their favourite musical.

As the sun sets, live DJs will create a soundtrack inspired by the upcoming film as cinema-goers can chill out in the courtyard with picnics and drinks.  Selected screenings will also be specially introduced by the film’s stars and directors.

summer-screen-2013-1024Film fans are invited to take a trip inside Somerset House for Behind the Screen – a diverse and entertaining programme of talks, workshops and family activities providing unique insights into this year’s programme.

Tickets are now on general sale – book now and do not miss out!

Everyman Cinemas in London

3 Jul

everymancinemaA unique experience, Everyman Cinemas is an independent network of boutique cinemas. With a passion for quality, from service of food and drink to seating and films, every cinema also has a unique bar or foyer space. With luxury seating and great food, you’ll feel right at home, if not better at an Everyman Cinema! With various locations including Canary Wharf, Hampstead, Belsize Park, Baker Street, Winchester and Leeds, there shouldn’t be an independent cinema far from you. Visit www.everymancinema.com/venues to find a boutique cinema near you!



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