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  • Peter Blake creates unique designs for the National Trust at the Glastonbury Festival

    Renowned artist, Peter Blake, has joined forces with the National Trust to create designs for T shirts and ‘body art’ promoting the Trust at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (23 – 27 June 2010). Best-known for his design for the Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ album cover, Peter Blake has crea....
    Renowned artist, Peter Blake, has joined forces with the National Trust to create designs for T shirts and ‘body art’ promoting the Trust at this year’s Glastonbury Festival (23 – 27 June 2010). Best-known for his design for the Beatles’ ‘Sgt Pepper’ album cover, Peter Blake has created a unique artwork around the theme of the iconic Glastonbury Tor, which is owned by the National Trust. The design shows the 15th century St Michael’s Tower at the summit of the Tor, surrounded by butterflies. Michael Eavis, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, and his daughter Emily have also been incorporated into the design, along with St Michael himself. Peter Blake said: “The combination of the Tor, the local butterfly and the festival really fired my imagination.” Destroy The design will appear on a series of limited edition T shirts, which will be given away at the National Trust’s Glastonbury Festival stand, Outside Inn, and through the Trust’s social networking sites across the festival duration. Peter Blake has also created a signed butterfly ‘tattoo’ which will be available as ‘body art’ or as a stamp on programmes or clothing for all festival goers. The butterfly motif was chosen to celebrate the special importance of butterflies to the Glastonbury area, and midsummer as a perfect time to see them. Destroy The National Trust is attending the Glastonbury Festival for the first time this year with its stand, Outside Inn, which will offer the ultimate outdoors experience during the five days.  Visitors will have the chance to escape the crowds and thumping bass with a visit to the Trust’s fresh air bar and chill-out zone. To find out more about Peter Blake’s designs for the National Trust and festival competitions, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/glastonbury or make your way to the bar in the National Trust’s stand, Outside Inn at Glastonbury Festival, near the Bandstand and Cider Bus. $test =
  • Static show opening night

    Last Thursday (27th May) saw the opening night of Static’s first solo show ‘New Ways of Seeing’ at our London gallery in New Compton Street. There was a great turnout and the artists had some really positive feedback from the public for their awesome interior design skills as well as the....
    Last Thursday (27th May) saw the opening night of Static’s first solo show ‘New Ways of Seeing’ at our London gallery in New Compton Street. There was a great turnout and the artists had some really positive feedback from the public for their awesome interior design skills as well as their artwork. View all the works in the show Before the show Static became artists in residence for a week whilst they completely customised and transformed every square inch of the two-floor gallery space, creating not only the perfect backdrop in which to show the work, but also offering a completely unique experience that will transport the viewer into the world in which the work is set. Get a taste of the show from our Walk around the Walls page. The title of the show is taken from the highly regarded book and TV series 'Ways of Seeing' by John Berger circa 1972. Its aim is to demystify the art world and unveil the tricks used by advertisers to encourage us to buy their products. The series and book looks to criticise traditional Western cultural aesthetics by raising questions about hidden ideologies in visual images. If you are interested in this article and would like to know further information or to enquire about other works and artists we have in the gallery call +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or email soho@artrepublic.com $test =

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