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Transformation & Revelation 2013
Times: 11am till 6pm Daily (Please note that the Summerhall Galleries will be closed on the public holidays that fall over the festive period.)
Following a successful six month residency at the V&A Museum in London, Transformation & Revelation will be opening at Summerhall, Edinburgh. Thirty-three large specially designed vitrines showcase the fascinating work of British stage and theatre designers on famous productions.
In this wide-ranging and intriguing exhibition, the drawings, plans and above all the imagination of those who create creating the mystery behind a show are revealed in magical ways.
Es Devlin’s stage and set designs for Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball World Tour are here, as are Antony Gormley’s settings for the Sadler’s Wells ballet, Sutra. Joanna Scotcher’s reworking of the much loved Christmas classic film, The Railway Children, for Waterloo Station Theatre reminds one of a heroic and simpler past while Connor Murphy’s minimalist opera design for The Magic Flute, which bewildered South Korean audiences, can be mused over. Warhorse and Billy Budd are also shown here with original models, drawings and video clips from the shows.
Summerhall is the former Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh. It is situated on the eastern corner of the Meadows, a short walk from the Royal Mile and other major festival venues – including Pleasance, Assembly George Square and Udderbelly.
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From 17th March until 30th September 2012 Transformation & Revelation will be showing at the V&A following its great success in Cardiff, where approximately 5,500 visitors saw the show and its trip to the Prague Quadrennial where it won both of the special awards for sound and was seen by approximately 40,000 people.
It will be one of eleven displays representing important collections in the V&A and will form part of the museum’s larger Olympic year exhibition, A Celebration of British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age.
The SBTD’s residency at the V&A has given us the opportunity to enlarge the exhibition beyond the smaller and more specifically focussed PQ’11 selection and we are adding another twenty or so designers to represent more fully the best of UK design for performance from 2007 to 2011. In addition to these thirty-four designers, images of many more of the original T&R exhibitors will be shown in slide form.
With the V&A exhibition in mind, the PQ version was designed as a series of distinct modules in the form of skeletal vitrines or display cases made of box steel, coloured gold. This allows them to be put together as a group or used in isolation. Each vitrine is used to display a single designer’s work. We intend to continue with this concept for the exhibition at the V&A. The vitrines are of different shapes and sizes and can be customised to suit the work being shown.
Transformation & Revelation will not only occupy the Temporary Exhibition Gallery of the Theatre & Performance Collections at the V&A but will also inhabit neighbouring galleries.
Exhibiting at the V&A will be:
Antony Gormley OBE RA
Ralph Koltai CBE
Karen Lauke Sound installation designer
Melissa Appleton & Matthew Butcher Post Works
Hyemi Shin 2011 Linbury Prize winner
We are currently discussing the possibilities having talks, workshops, master classes, a symposium and other activities for professional theatre practitioners and students while T&R is at the V&A.
Watch this space and our E-Updates for more details!
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:
Staging Space – From Gormley to Gaga V&A
Conference and Symposia
Fri 30 March 2012 10:30 – 17:30
Conference: To coincide with the display Transformation and Revelation: Gormley to Gaga, the V&A is hosting a symposium. Invited designers and artists will explore the ‘staging of space’ including designing for site-specific productions, dance, theatre and stadium shows