|Creators||Beck, J. and Cornford, M.|
|Collaborators||Biggs, B. (Curator) and Au, K. (Curator)|
The grand nineteenth century art school buildings of the North West were intended to train workers for local industry, but after the Second World War they also served to incubate the generations of musicians and designers responsible for transforming British popular culture.
The North West Art School Record Machine has been developed out of John Beck and Matthew Cornford’s survey of the region’s art school buildings, exhibited at Bluecoat in Liverpool (2018–19). Some of the images from that show are augmented here with new details focusing on the inscriptions, friezes, or stained glass windows that once announced in graphic form on the outside what was going on inside the art schools.
In addition, for this new exhibition, Bluecoat’s Artistic Director Bryan Biggs has gathered an astonishing range of over 100 record sleeves, produced by designers and musicians who all, in one capacity or another, emerged from the art schools of the North West. To complete the exhibition, the Record Machine also presents a display of unique mock-ups and material from renowned North West-trained designers.
|Date||12 Oct 2019|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.buryartmuseum.co.uk/Gallery-Exhibitions|