colour & design diary august 2011

Colour & Design diary - August 2011. This opens a new browser window.

Each month I search out inspiring colour and design events, exhibitions and tradeshows from the UK and around the world. August is a somewhat quiet month, but the exhibitions on offer are no less fascinating.

‘colour chart: reinventing colour, 1950 to today’ , liverpool aug -  13 sept
At a time of unprecedented interest in the role of colour in graphic design, fashion and interior design, this colour exhibition at the Tate looks at the moment in twentieth-century art, when a group of artists began to perceive colour as ‘readymade’ rather than as scientific or expressive.

‘eye for colour’ exhibition, world museum liverpool aug -  18 sept
Add some colour to your life with this inspiring exhibition at World Museum.
‘Eye for Colour’ is a visual feast that will alert the senses and stimulate the mind. Packed with hands-on exhibits and interactive displays, it explores the endless ways in which colour shapes our world…

summer exhibition, london 1st – 15 august
The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world, drawing together a wide range of new and recent work by established, unknown and emerging artists.

savage beauty, met nyc 1st – 07 august
Organised by The Costume Institute, this exhibition celebrates the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion and design.

Do you have a favourite colour or design event this month? I’d love to hear about it.

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