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Go See: Rory’s September Edit

Rory Sheridan

Insights Student Ambassador

Third year Photography student Rory Sheridan takes us through his top must-see cultural events for the month.

 

My top picks for this month include site-specific sculpture, design, architecture and a cheeky trip down to Margate to the seaside!

 

Sculpture in the City

Image: Mhairi Vari, ‘Support for a Cloud’ (2016). Outdoor television aerial, wire coat-hangers, greenhouse/ poly-tunnel repair tape. 3 pieces, approx. 150 x 75 x 65cm each.
Discover sixteen exciting artworks in eighteen locations across the Square Mile, in the City of London. The project which has been running for seventeen years includes works by Paul McCarthy, Ryan Gander and Damien Hurst and runs until May of next year in case you don’t have time this month! This is an awesome opportunity to have a gander at mostly sculptural works within a location – try thinking about whether the location in which the artwork is positioned affects your response and thoughts to the work? Is the location it’s placed in important?
Free: City of London website

Until May 2018

Various locations across the City of London.

Visit the website and download the map of locations or take a wander!

 

Every Day is a New Day

Image: Phyllida Barlow, ‘Untitled: black, 2’ (2014-2015) Acrylic on watercolour paper, 56 x 76xm. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo © Alex Delfanne.
Although outside of the hectic world of London, a quick and cheap trip on the train down to from London to Margate will open you up to the seaside as we come to the end of Summer, despite the exciting Summer season at the Turner Contemporary continuing! The gallery is positioned in a wonderful location on the seafront and plays host to two major exhibitions until the end of this month. Phyllida Barlow exhibits some extraordinary playful large sculptures, Michael Armitage’s work responds to social attitudes and inequalities in Kenya, drawing upon personal and collective memories of life as well news and images circulating online and in Western art history. Plus, feast your eyes on a brand new sculpture outside the gallery which is attracting a lot of press attention!
Free entry: Turner Contemporary

26 May – 24 September 2017

Turner Contemporary: Rendevous
Margate
Kent, CT9 1HG

 

California: Designing Freedom

Image: Photo credit Luke Hayes.
‘California: Designing Freedom’ documents the America west-coast counterculture movements of the 1960s, looking into how these movements fed into the technology scene we see today, in the Silicon Valley. Amongst some of the outstanding objects exhibited is Google’s self driving car! The exhibition’s design is also really intriguing, informed by geodesic domes, one of the favourite forms of architecture in the 1960s and 70s. You have until mid-October for this one.
Student concession £12.00: Design Museum

24 May – 15 October 2017

Design Museum

224 – 238 Kensington High Street
London, W8 6AG