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Society of British Theatre Designers' Exhibition at the V&A

News from the Society of British Theatre Designers which is based at the College:
"Transformation & Revelation Exhibition News
This new exhibition will be one of eleven displays representing important collections in the V&A and will form part of the museum’s larger Olympic year exhibition, A Celebration of British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age.

The SBTD’s residency at the V&A has given us the opportunity to enlarge the exhibition beyond the smaller and more specifically focussed PQ’11 selection and we are adding another twenty or so designers to represent more fully the best of UK design for performance from 2007 to 2011. In addition to these thirty-four designers, images of many more of the original T&R exhibitors will be shown in slide form.

With the V&A exhibition in mind, the PQ version was designed as a series of distinct modules in the form of skeletal vitrines or display cases made of box steel, coloured gold. This allows them to be put together as a group or used in isolation. Each vitrine is used to display a single designer’s work. We intend to continue with this concept for the exhibition at the V&A. The vitrines are of different shapes and sizes and can be customised to suit the work being shown.

Transformation & Revelation will not only occupy the Temporary Exhibition Gallery of the Theatre & Performance Collections at the V&A but will also inhabit neighbouring galleries.

Exhibiting at the V&A will be:
Simon Banham
Donatella Barbieri
Paul Brown
Charlie Cridlan
Bob Crowley
Es Devlin
Fotini Dimou
Johan Engles
Antony Gormley OBE RA
Richard Hudson
Sophie Jump
Ralph Koltai CBE
Karen Lauke                                              Sound installation designer
Marie-Jeanne Lecca
Verena Leo
Garance Marneur
Lois Maskell
Gary McCann
Peter Mumford
Conor Murphy
Kimie Nakano
Pippa Nissen
Christopher Oram
Michael Pavelka
John Pawson
Melissa Appleton & Matthew Butcher     Post Works
Kathrine Sandys
Hansjörg Schmitt
Joanna Scotcher
Ashley Shairp
Hyemi Shin                                                    2011 Linbury Prize winner
Rae Smith
Ben Stones
Jamie Vartan
Naomi Wilkinson."
Society of British Theatre Designers

Staging Space – From Gormley to Gaga V&A
Conference and Symposia
Fri 30 March 2012 10:30 – 17:30

Conference: To coincide with the display Transformation and Revelation: Gormley to Gaga, the V&A is hosting a symposium. Invited designers and artists will explore the ‘staging of space’ including designing for site-specific productions, dance, theatre and stadium shows


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