Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Print Club London Film Poster Exhibition at Somerset House

Summer Screen Prints Film Poster Exhibition
31 July – 25 August 2014
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00
Additionally from 18.30 for Film4 Summer Screen ticket holders
Free admission
West Wing Galleries, Somerset House

Back for a second year, Print Club London and Somerset House will be curating a series of screen printed film posters for the 10th anniversary season of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. A series of contemporary, limited edition screen prints, inspired by the films shown in the season, will be exhibited in the West Wing Galleries at Somerset House, running from 31 July – 25 August. Open daily as well as during each evening’s film event, this will be a unique opportunity to discover some of the UK’s brightest artistic talent and purchase a screen print.

Each exhibiting artist will reimagine a poster for one of the films in this season’s lineup,
taking particular scenes, quotes or characters from their selected title as inspiration. The 16 artists on display include Rose Blake, ConcepciĆ³n Studios, Cassandra Yap, Hattie Stewart, Kate Moross, Steve Wilson, Kate Gibb and HelloVon.

Each poster will be limited edition and exclusively available to buy for £45 at
Somerset House as well as online at Print Club London and Somerset House.
To celebrate Film4 Summer Screen’s 10th anniversary the public was given the
opportunity to vote for their favorite film from a selection of the last 10 years. ET
was chosen as the winner and celebrated artist Rose Blake was asked to illustrate
this classic for the anniversary poster.

Blake says:
“I was given the film that was chosen in the public vote, and was so happy when I
found out that E.T had been picked. I re-watched the film, and decided to focus on
the scene where E.T leaves to go home. I suppose in my print you are watching the
scene from the viewpoint of Elliot’s mother in the film. My print is about saying
goodbye to people - I felt the phrase ‘I’ll be right here’ was a really poignant way of
doing so.”

Further Contributing Artists and Film Posters
Claudia Borfiga – Sense and Sensibility
Lucille Clerc – The Great Beauty
ConcepciĆ³n Studios – The Royal Tenenbaums
Kate Gibb – Annie Hall
HelloVon – Big Trouble in Little China
MOL – The 400 Blows
Kate Moross – Hairspray
Mat Pringle – Rosemary’s Baby
Rose Stallard – Mad Max 2
Hattie Stewart – Spring Breakers
Holly Wales – Two Days, One Night
Casper Williamson – Ghostbusters
Joe Wilson – A Fistful of Dollars
Steve Wilson – What We Do in the Shadows
Cassandra Yap – Gentlemen prefer Blondes

Film4 Summer Screen
Celebrating 10 years of cinema under the stars, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is back for a bumper birthday season from 7 – 20 August. For 14 nights, classic, cult, contemporary and never-seen-before films will feature on London’s largest screen with full surround sound in the spectacular neoclassical setting of Somerset House. As the sun sets, live DJs will spin a soundtrack inspired by the upcoming film and cinema-goers can chill out in the courtyard with picnics and drinks. Selected screenings will also be specially introduced by the film’s stars and directors. With an array of anniversary events in addition, Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House is one of the UK’s favorite summer cinema experiences.

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