May 2015 Monday
The Desire Machine in the Brunel Tunnel Shaft
Immersive theatre company Arbonauts are performing their new show, The Desire Machine, 10 metres below the banks of the Thames in the old Brunel Tunnel Shaft in Southwark. The show will combine performance, installations, aerial and an intense soundscape, with the aim of creating a “hallucinatory world where figures and voices blend”. Their previous shows in 2012 and 2013 both sold out, so it’s worth grabbing a ticket now while you can – if only for the thrilling experience of discovering this rarely visited underground location.
May 2015 Saturday
Crosthwait’s Fashion Illustrations Come to London
Look out for a very special exhibition during London Fashion Week this September. Gray M.C.A are holding a sale and exhibition at Gallery 8 in Duke Street with over 60 original works from the artist Irwin ‘Bud’ Crosthwait. Originally a fashion illustrator, Crosthwait studied at the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts in New York and was drawn to brands such as Balenciaga, Givenchy, Ungaro and Courrèges. For over 30 years, he worked as the principal advertising artist for a Canadian retail chain called ‘Bay’, before being appointed as the official War Artist for the Canadian Navy during World War II. After the war, Crosthwait returned to Paris and went on to work for publications from Vogue to Harpers Bazaar. The exhibition should provide a fascinating look at all of Crosthwait’s work, including some of his abstract paintings too.
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