Kindly Soofiya had invited me to accompany her to see this years Summer Screen Prints in conjunction with Film4 – thanks Soof!
The drinks were flowing (Whiskey and ginger ale) and the rooms were buzzing with people looking and talking about the prints. With work from Kate Moross, Hattie Stewart and Holly Wales to name a few, of course it was going to be a great exhibition. From the detailed…
Big Trouble in Little China by Hellovon
… to the simple. (‘Gentlemen prefer Blondes’ by Cassandra Yap)
Each poster represented a different film and it was cool to see them as a collective even though each artists style was completely different. The posters are available to buy for £45 (unframed) as a limited edition print.
‘What we do in the Shadows’ by Steve Wilson
There was also a film playing interviews with the artists (which I assumed explained why they chose their films and what the posters mean but it was so busy we couldn’t hear it) and a spinning film reel machine (which I don’t know the technical term for) that related ‘The 400 Blows’ by Ministry of Love.
It’s hard to pick a favouite, but I think Rose Blake’s SOLD OUT ‘E.T’ wins it for me:
Super cute – ‘I’ll be right here’.
The exhibition is open in the West Wing galleries now until the 25th August – see here for more info. Pop down to see it for yourself (and hopefully it will be less sweaty) as well as the Return of the Rudeboy and the Time: Tattoo art today exhibitions also open at Somerset House – both are great! Let me know if you’ve been/ go to any and what you think.