Coming soon! The Barney Bubbles exhibition!

Exciting news – the Barney Bubbles exhibition opens in London this autumn.

PROCESS: The working practices of Barney Bubbles will run from September 14 to October 23 at leading London gallery Chelsea Space.

PROCESS will present many fascinating exhibits  – some displayed for the first time in public – to pinpoint Barney Bubbles’ approach to the body of design work which has cemented his reputation as one of the greats in his field.

By examining  Bubbles’ activities from leaving art school in the early 60s to his death in 1983, PROCESS also traces an important strand in the development of the practice of graphic design.

Situated as it is within the grounds of Chelsea College Of Art & Design in the shadow of Tate Britain, Chelsea Space’s hosting of PROCESS will provide students of design and the visual arts and other creative disciplines – as well as the visitors to the home of British art – with vital insights into pre-digital working methods across the range of media.

Delineating the stages of production, PROCESS will also investigate the ways in which Bubbles conjured brilliance by his unique conflation of references and influences.

PROCESS will be complemented by a series of events, including an opening party, talks, q&as and performances from musicians, designers, photographers and others who worked with Bubbles.

We’ll be unveiling details of that programme over the coming weeks, so keep your eyes peeled. Already we’ve agreed participation with quite a few people, some of whom will be speaking publicly for the first time about their association with, and appreciation for, the work of this intriguing and elusive figure.

Chelsea Space is the place where The Clash, B.A.D., Carbon Silicon and Gorillaz mainman Mick Jones launched his installation The Rock & Roll Public Library, which has evolved as it has toured other spaces.

Similarly we’re looking for PROCESS to be the first manifestation in a rolling series of  Barney Bubbles shows over the coming years.

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6 Responses to “Coming soon! The Barney Bubbles exhibition!”

  1. Mondo Says:

    Right up for that one – let me know if you need any blog support for it. More than happy to spread the word – add a flyer on my Mondo site..

  2. Mark Lungo Says:

    I like the poster. Who designed it?

  3. Paul Gorman Says:

    Hi Dave
    That would be great – please feel free to spread the word.

  4. Paul Gorman Says:

    Glad you like Mark. It’s by Ann O’Nymous.

  5. bob Says:

    What time is it opening

  6. Paul Gorman Says:

    Opened Sept 14. On until Oct 23. Open Tues – Sat 11am to 5pm.

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