In January, Graphic & Communication Design students from our Foundation in Art and Design Course were invited by the House of Illustration, to respond to their current major exhibition Paula Rego / Honoré Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories.
Rego and Daumier were both candid and subversive artists who utilised artist books and printmaking to bring their visions, stories and politics to a wider audience. Separated by more than a century, the exhibition reveals a wide range of common concerns and approaches in theworks of Rego and Daumier. Organised in association with the Fundação D. Luís I, Casa das Histórias (Cascais) and Marlborough Fine Art (London), this is the first exhibition to present Rego and Daumier’s work in dialogue.
Academic staff Lucy Alexander and Tim Meara led the project, inviting students to respond to the show by interrogating the concerns and methods of Rego and Daumier. Using an exciting range of media and processes, the students explored zines, self-publishing and visual storytelling creating a series of limited edition zines, which were exhibited and sold at the House of Illustration in a weeklong exhibition.
Paula Rego / Honoré Daumier: Scandal, Gossip and Other Stories runs at the House of Illustration until 22 March 2015.
- Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
- Graphic and Communication Design curriculum area
- House of Illustration