Think what you will of the impact of the Olympics coming to London but one indisputable positive outcome is the incredible strength in art shows across the captial. Every gallery and museum has saved their best for the summer of 2012 to come out with all guns blazing to put on the ultimate showcase for residents and tourists alike. I've been doing the rounds of all the major destinations, lapping up the marvellous array of pieces pulled in from international collections to complete curations. Last evening "Bahaus: Art As Life" opened at The Barbican and I had that magic feeling of standing infront of some of my favourite imagery of all time - critical works I have only ever seen in books before. Iconic, classic, important designs and personal photos / memorabilia from the school including Oskar Schlemmer, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Walter Gropius etc. have been amassed for this largest London show in the last forty years. I won't say any more other than YOU HAVE TO GO........... not least just for the gift shop which is stocking Patternity tights specially commissioned, Corrie Williamson jewellry and Darkroom Store homewares. Also put June 23rd in your diary for my accessories workshop in the day to make your own costume to wear to a Bauhaus theme party in the conservatory in the night!!
See Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican for more details.
(Images top to bottom: pieces in the show, Anna Murray wearing her own Patternity design tights, project sketchbooks by CSM BA jewellery students, items in the gift shop, my own Corrie Williamson earrings and Patternity tights I wore for the private view)