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Lucienne Day Exhibition at New Brewery Arts by Rupert Russell.

Lucienne Day: Living Design (Touring Exhibition)

Curated by Curated by Professor Emma Hunt and Dr. Paula Day


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This exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of most influential designers of the post-war generation, Lucienne Day.

Lucienne Day: Living Design tells the story of Day’s design career, unfolding in a sequence of photographs drawn from the archives of the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

Photographs show the lead up to her career breakthrough at the Festival of Britain 1951, with her pioneering ‘contemporary’ design Calyx. They also evidence Day’s prolific output of patterns for furnishing and dress fabrics, table linen, carpets, wallpapers and ceramics. The exhibition includes current and recent productions of Day’s designs, demonstrating the continuing vitality of her design legacy.

In January 2017, Lucienne Day: Living Design launched a year-long nationwide programme of exhibitions, events, awards and collaboration across leading cultural organisations, galleries and creative institutions in partnership with The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.

This very well-received exhibition has drawn visitors from all over the UK and engaged schools through numerous talks, workshops and visits. It has also attracted national press coverage, including articles in Elle Decoration, The Lady Magazine and Telegraph Magazine.

Featured publication and poster

Lucienne Day: Living Design
Published by text + work, TheGallery, AUB
2017, Soft cover with images. ISBN 9780901196743

Publication includes contributions by Professor Emma Hunt and Dr. Paula Day.

Available for purchase from the AUB online store or in TheGallery Office.

Lucienne Day 100 Designs Poster
Designed by Studio Fernando Gutierrez, this poster was originally designed and printed for the Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation to celebrate the centenary of Lucienne Day.
Lucienne Day 100 Designs features previously unpublished images of Lucienne Day's work as well as portraits from the Foundation's photograph archive, providing a fitting tribute to one of Britain's foremost designers.

Printed on 200gsm matt coated paper
Dimensions: 50 x 70cm. Comes in poster tube.

Available for purchase from the AUB online store or in TheGallery Office.

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