EXHIBITION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
CORPUS: THE BODY UNBOUND
at THE COURTAULD GALLERY
This exhibition, at The Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, was the culmination of my Master's degree. Its brief was to respond to the artwork of the Bloomsbury Group, displayed in an adjacent room. We chose to explore the ways in which the body - often wildly transfigured by Bloomsbury artists - has been understood and challenged by artists through the ages, making full use of the Courtauld's collection alongside contemporary loans from the Arts Council Collection.
The exhibition was planned and curated collaboratively. As one of the Installation Coordinators, I took responsibility for the design and typography of the vinyl wall text and printed object labels, while working closely with my colleagues on the artwork placement and wall colours.
I also led on the design of the exhibition poster and postcard, both of which were intended to appeal to a younger audience than The Courtauld's standard 50+ visitor demographic. The hero image - 'Dan' by the contemporary photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (2008) - youthful colours and typeface were key factors in marketing the exhibition as an intervention in the established gallery space, famous for its Old Masters and Impressionists. The 'millennial pink' and dark blue colour scheme was echoed in the walls colours of the exhibition itself.
Read my exhibition blog posts on 'divine creation' and the pairing of artworks by Henry Moore and Sarah Lucas. Listen to my contributions to the exhibition podcast on prints & drawings and curating & interpretations.
Installation photos by Leo Garbutt Photography.
Read more about the exhibition's graphic design.