I made a trip to Lens Louvre last autumn on a cold rainy day. It has been designed by Japanese Architect firm SANAA, and is a stunning building. The Gallery site covers 20 hectares over a former mine yard in what is still quite an industrial part of northern France, the Nord-Pas de Calais region.
The leaden clouds made for some really interesting pictures with the reflections on the concrete; the gallery magically disappeared into the sky. French Landscaping architect Catherine Mosbach designed the grounds. Very pretty, but the ridges in the concrete were proving somewhat problematic and dangerous for the older people around me, and I even witnessed an irate old lady getting her husband’s wheelchair stuck in one. Suggestion: fill them in with coloured concrete to retain the shapes.
Andy has created a new range of merchandise for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, drawing influences from the gallery’s site in the fishing quarter of the East Sussex town.
In designing the merchandise, Andy looked to the gallery building itself, as well as the views from the windows overlooking the fishing beach. As he states ‘I drew on the shapes of the painted fishing boat hulls utilising the pastel Jerwood brand colours, which the gallery were keen to see used.’
The range currently comprises a cotton, bag, teatowel and mug, with more products expected to launch this summer.
To see the full range visit http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/shop
On 24 May, Tate Liverpool celebrated the 25th anniversary of its opening, and twenty-five years of the regenerated Albert Dock.
I remember it well and I can remember the eye catching poster with a lobster on a telephone stating ‘JUST DALI’. It actually scares me to think it was 25 years ago, as it really doesn’t seem that long ago. I am 48 now and was 23 then. In another 25 years time I will be 73… gulp! And that really does provide a sobering reminder of the way events and milestones can have the surprising habit of telling you how much time has gone. My first memory of a world cup at the age of 14 in 78′ blissfully unaware of punk’s effect on the music scene, having been at boarding school for the previous 5 years. Being 36 when 9/11 occurred in 2001.
Well, needless to say, I was very proud to have been asked to supply a goodwill message to celebrate Tate’s 25 years. Here’s to another 25, when I am sure I will be raising a mug of cocoa to a much loved art venue’s continuing success and celebrating my son’s 25th birthday too! If you can still find this post in 25 years time Master Tuohy, mine’s the one in the bottom left hand corner of the Liverpool Post.
Happy Birthday Tate Liverpool!
Andy has designed an alphabet celebrating some of the worlds best known and important international artists of the last 100 years. Each artist’s portrait reflects their work or image.
The poster is now available from our website and measures 50 x 70cm. Why have one artist on your wall when you can have twenty six for only £12.95 plus p&p. Available from: http://www.andytuohy.co.uk/collections/posters That’s right, it’s not just our copywriting that’s cheap!
I am really delighted to have been asked to produce a poster to celebrate the Henley Women’s Regatta this year. Inspired by Temple Island’s neo-classical architecture and sculpture these posters will be on sale at the event. For more details see http://www.hwr.org.uk/