Thursday 25 September 2014

Somerset House - Visit new exhibitions in October | enter Urban Outfitters competition

What’s On at Somerset House – October 2014. Image © Marco Beck Peccoz
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
From 27 November 2014
Embankment Galleries, South Wing
The UK’s largest ever exhibition of the influential and enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin, featuring over 100 works and previously unseen material from the photographer’s estate, from 1955 to 1987. Bourdin developed a distinctive style of visual storytelling which continues to serve as a source of inspiration to contemporary fashion photographers from Tim Walker to Nick Knight.
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Guy Bourdin: Image Maker. Image: Vogue Paris, May 1970 © The Guy Bourdin Estate. 2014
Skate at Somerset House. Image © James Bryant
Skate at Somerset House
with Fortnum & Mason
From 11 November 2014
“The coolest rink of all” The Sunday Times
This winter, Skate at Somerset House is proud to be partnering with Fortnum & Mason to offer a host of seasonal experiences on and off the ice. After dark, the rink hosts some of the best international clubs and festivals at Club Nights, apr├Ęs-skate, enjoy a cocktail or tasty treat from Fortnum’s Lodge or the Skate Lounge, and enhance your experience with Skate Extras.
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100 Leading Ladies: A Portrait of Influential Senior Women in Britain by Nancy Honey
2–26 October 2014
Courtyard Rooms, South Wing
Free admission
The 100 British senior women photographed and interviewed for this timely work helped transform the perception of what is possible for women to achieve in their lives. The viewer will meet politicians, scientists, restaurateurs, CEOs, authors, Britain's oldest working supermodel and much more. By award-winning international photographer Nancy Honey and accompanied by a book launching at the same time available from the Rizzoli Bookshop.
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100 Leading Ladies. Image: Professor Germaine Greer © Nancy Honey
AOI Illustration Awards 2014. Image: Going Home Again © David Doran
AOI Illustration Awards 2014
From 2 October 2014
Terrace Rooms, South Wing
Free admission
Returning to Somerset House for a third year, theAOI Illustration Awards Exhibition presents highlights from this year’s shortlist of contemporary illustration, entered by emerging and established talent to the Association of Illustrators’ (AOI) annual competition. Category winners include children’s book illustrator Chris Haughton, self-taught Brazilian artist Laurindo Feliciano, Brooklynite Aaron Meshon, and Berlin based moving image-maker Thoka Maer.
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