ON AT THE V&A IN JULY 2004
UNTIL 30 AUGUST 2004
Shhh... is a journey through the V&A featuring new music by an eclectic
mix of leading musicians and artists who have created work inspired by
the objects and spaces in the museum. The exhibition features work by
Gillian Wearing, Cornelius, David Byrne, Elisabeth Fraser, Faultline,
Jane and Louise Wilson, Jeremy Deller, Leila Arab, Roots Manuva and Simon
Fisher Turner. Visitors are invited to pick up a set of headphones and
follow a trail of sounds through the galleries of the V&A.
THE OTHER FLOWER SHOW
THE V&A GARDEN
UNTIL 11 JULY 2004
For six weeks, the V&A is transforming its garden with a summer show
of ten garden shed installations by contemporary artists and designers
including Tracy Emin and Tord Boontje. The Other Flower Show will feature
works inspired by gardens and flowers in ten individual garden sheds.
Taking place in the Year of Gardening 2004, The Other Flower Show provides
a creative alternative to the Chelsea Flower Show taking art into the
garden and flowers out of the greenhouse. The installations include sound,
lighting, interactive designs and visual art.
**EXTENDED FOR ONE WEEK - CLOSES 18 JULY 2004
In association with Motorola
The V&A's first major exhibition of the work of Vivienne Westwood,
one of the most influential designers of the last 30 years. The exhibition
is the largest ever dedicated to a British designer and features more
than 150 designs mainly from the V&A's collection and Vivienne Westwood's
personal archive. It examines Westwood's extraordinary career from the
early punk days to grand ball gowns inspired by the V&A's historic
collections. On show are provocative punk clothing worn by the Sex Pistols,
Westwood's influential interpretations of the corset, crinoline and bustle,
and designs inspired by the idea of 'Britishness' such as tartan and tweed.
BRANDT: A CENTENARY RETROSPECTIVE
UNTIL 25 JULY 2004
The V&A celebrates the centenary of the birth of Bill Brandt (1904-83),
one of the most important photographers of modern times, with a major
exhibition. The exhibition presents 155 vintage gelatin-silver prints
from the Bill Brandt Archive and is the most important Brandt exhibition
for over 30 years. Brandt's best-known work documents the vivid social
contrasts in Britain during the World Wars. He also photographed the landscapes
of 'Literary Britain' and a pantheon of great artists and writers, as
well as creating his outstanding series 'Perspective of Nudes'. Bill Brandt:
A Centenary Retrospective is curated by John-Paul Kernot and organised
by The Bill Brandt Archive.
BY DESIGN: CLOTHES ACROSS CONTINENTS
29 MAY 2004 - 9 JANUARY 2005
The V&A puts on display 54 outfits from Asia, Africa and Europe, including
a 19th century woman's coat from Serbia adorned with dramatically embroidered
swirls and flowers and designs. Intricate applied decoration and gold
embroidery are among the techniques employed on these spectacular garments,
some of which have never been displayed before. The display comes from
the V&A's diverse and remarkable historic collections which inspired
the accompanying V&A book, Dress In Detail from Around the World.
FREDERICK LEWIS (1804/5 - 1876)
26 MAY 2004 TO DECEMBER 2004
SPECIAL PAINTINGS GALLERY DISPLAY
A display of minutely detailed watercolours and drawings by this gifted
Victorian painter, including early sketches as well as celebrated Orientalist
works in the watercolours room of the new paintings galleries.
30 & 31 JULY
The V&A and Scarlet Projects are celebrating the fifth year anniversary
of London's wittiest designer village fete. This fete with a twist will
see the crème de la crème of the British design scene gather
at the V&A - the line-up includes: Carl Clerkin & Gitta Gschwentner,
GTF, Bump, Daniel Eatock and many more. DJ Michael Marriot will fill the
V&A garden with funky tunes, while visitors can try their hand at
casting a candelabra or treat themselves to a temporary tattoo at Bump's
bikers tattoo parlour. The old feted favourites will be there too, with
the goodie-laden tombola and the 'dress as a design icon' fancy dress
AT THE V&A
CHILDREN'S ART DAY
SATURDAY 3 & SUNDAY 4 JULY
PAINTINGS ROOM 87
One hour sessions at 11.00, 12.15, 14.00 & 15.15
(max 30 people for each session)
To celebrate Children's Art Day, the V&A is inviting families to join
children's poet Robin Graham and storyteller Margaret Bateson-Hill for
a weekend of creative literature sessions in the new Paintings Galleries.
Throughout the day artists will be performing and inspiring families to
make their own books and illustrate story scenes and poems.
HOLIDAYS AT THE V&A
SUMMER OF SENSES
WEDNESDAY 21 JULY - SUNDAY 29 AUGUST
A series of drop-in days this summer offers families an innovative and
sensory programme of workshops. Families are invited to explore their
senses through interactive and creative activities, inspired by areas
of the V&A's permanent collection.
EVERY SATURDAY 10.30-17.00
Children can hoist a Back-Pack on their shoulders and embark upon an adventure
across the Museum. Back-Pack tours are full of exciting hands-on activities
related to the collections. There are eight Back-Packs to choose from:
Chinese Treasures, Metal Detector, The Explorer, The Antique Detective,
Magic Glasses, Fancy Furnishings, Murder Mystery and The Emperor's Party.
Activities can last 30-45 minutes. For children aged 5-12 years.
THE ACTIVITY CART
EVERY SUNDAY 10.30 -17.00
Explore the Museum's collections through drawing and making activities.
The Activity Cart is sited in a different gallery each weekend. Loaded
with a huge variety of activities ranging from making mosaics in the Sculpture
Gallery to designing a kimono in the Japanese Gallery. Activities are
suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years. All children must be accompanied
by an adult.
FREE ADMISSION FOR ALL
The V&A is open daily 10am - 5.45pm and until 10pm on Wednesdays and
the last Friday of the month. The nearest underground station is South
Kensington (Piccadilly, District and Circle lines). For general information
call 020 7942 2000. Website: http://www.vam.ac.uk
MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD AT BETHNAL GREEN
DAVID HOCKNEY: GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES
3 JULY - 10 OCTOBER
Beautiful illustrations inspired by six of the Brother Grimms' most gruesome
fairy tales. Hockney takes a sideways glance at the stories, presenting
vivid images capturing the mood or detail rather than the main event.
Familiar tales featured include Rapunzel and Rumpelstilzchen, others like
Old Rinkrank and The Little Sea Hare are less well known. Dressing-up
clothes and a large scale tower will help bring the stories to life.
SATURDAY 3 JULY, 1PM & 2.15PM
Magical Musical Tales present their unique version of stories inspired
by Grimms' Fairy Tales.
Free of charge. Call 020 8983 5205 to book.
GOBLIN MAGICAL WORKSHOP
MONDAY 26 JULY, 12-3PM
Faeries and goblins spread their magical mischief around the Museum this
summer. Make your own faery wings, learn a magic chant and join in a faery
and goblin dance. Sessions run by Adrenalin Dance.
Free of charge. Call 020 8983 5205 to book.
UNTIL FEBRUARY 2005
A display highlighting Sindy's story as this iconic doll reaches middle
age. A rare opportunity to see how she changed, with examples both past
EAST END GALLERY
A new permanent gallery devoted to the people, children and communities
of London's East End has recently opened at Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.
World in the East End tells the childhood stories of diverse communities
of East London using objects, photographs, audio, film and interactive
games which bring to life their experiences.
MUSEUM AT COVENT GARDEN
A GREAT NIGHT OUT! - THE MAKING OF THE WEST END 1843 - 2010 UNTIL OCTOBER
2004 A mini-exhibition charting the history of London's West End with
models of theatres from Victorian times to today including new plans for
Cameron Mackintosh theatres.