MOTOPIA? | LABORATORY
SPUD are delighted to be collaborating with the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu as part of outreach work for their "Motopia? - Past Future Visions Exhibition." A headline exhibition that will look at future visions of the motor car from the past, ideas that have become reality and future visions still to be realised.
The historic signage and motoring ephemera contained in the exhibition at spudWORKS is from the National Motor Museum archives. Many of the historic signs are from the New Forest and surrounding area. The large traffic light was located on a junction on the A33 prior to it being upgraded to the M3 motorway in 1991.
The Shell poster art comes from the Shell Heritage Art Collection, which the National Motor Museum is home to. The Shell Heritage Art Collection is one of the most important collections of 20th Century British commercial art. Featuring the work of well-known modern British artists the collection contains posters, press advertisements, paintings and illustrations, as well as early postcards, books and a unique collection of Valentine cards.
Artist, Tom Hall has been commissioned to create a series of sculptural pieces to be installed at the National Motor Museum. You can see Tom’s creations emerging at the far end of the gallery and hopefully catch him working there too.
People of all ages will be contributing new content to the exhibition through a wide range of workshops throughout April. There will be something for everyone to get creative with or just pop in to see the exhibition.
Exhibition opens on: Mon 3rd April with a Celebration Event on 26th April from 5-7pm - Everyone welcome!
The exhibition closes on 26th April.
The gallery is open Mon - Fri 10 - 4 and Saturday 10 -2
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