I’ve been a member of the SAI (Society of Architectural Illustration) since I returned to the UK. An old university friend of mine was the President and meetings are regularly held at a gallery he helps run – the Anise Gallery (13a Shad Thames, Just around the corner from the Design Museum in London).
Last saturday was the ‘Contributors’ launch of a book by the SAI showcasing the work of the Society’s members. I’m really pleased to say that I’m included, even more pleased that they decided to sort the entries alphabetically by forename making making me the first entry.
Here’s an invite to the ‘Official’ launch which includes an exhibition of prints available for purchase, and of course a chance to buy a copy of the book itself.
The HS2 phase one contracts are complete and the HS2 Bill is in Parliament with the Environmental Report being considered. An interview with Laura Kidd (HS2 Head of Architecture) in Building Design On-Line includes some of my station illustrations. Whilst they’re in the ‘big report’ I think this is the first time they’ve been published in the ‘public’ forum.
Well, nearly public; you need to be a subscriber to read anything beyond the magazine’s online front page – so I’m including the published images here.
Laura’s a great person to work with, as were all the architects involved. Having a background in Transport Infrastructure, I was immensely pleased to be part of HS2 and hope that I can be involved in future stages.
You’re all invited to attend the Private View of Anise Gallery’s new exhibition this Saturday evening, 20th April 2013 at the Anise Gallery in London. There are some amazing artists contributing and am very proud to be presenting alongside them
(that’s me in last place; bottom right!).
In particular I’d like to mention Sachiyo Nishimura’s photography. I’ve attached an image from her ‘2012 Landscape/Fiction 14-15‘ series. The geometric beauty she pulls out of neglected spaces in our cities is wonderful. I’m a big fan of ‘lines’ (usually ink lines) and it’s lovely to see the visual complexity and catenary’s of overhead cables being appreciated.
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