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Chronicle - Topolski Studio's Residents' Reportage Drawing Exhibition

Published on Wednesday, 22nd January 2014
Topolski Studio and Reportager, University of the West of England, present the work of Matt Booker, Laura Fitton, Josh Morris, Alex Nicholson, Chloë Parke and Louis Vinet, the Residents of the Chronicle Residency Programme at the UWE F block Gallery

Sixty years since world renowned reportage artist FeliksTopolski launched his Chronicles, Topolski Studio’s Chronicle for the Twenty-First Century and accompanying reportage drawings of London will be exhibited alongside Feliks Topolski’s original Chronicles and drawings, contrasting what Topolski recorded 50 and 60 years ago with what the Topolski residency artists have recorded today.

As part of Topolski Studio’s ‘Chronicle Residency Programme’,

Six young unemployed artists have been reporting issues and events through drawing. They have produced a hand-printed Chronicle, a broadsheet of reportage drawing chronicling contemporary issues of the Twenty-First Century just as artist Feliks Topolski did of the Twentieth.

Feliks Topolski (1907-1989) was the first artist on the South Bank, London, having set up studios there in 1953 from where he hand-printed over 2,300 of his on the spot drawings as his broadsheet Chronicles. Covering events from the Queen’s Coronation to London street scenes, the Chronicles bristle with comment and observation about the people, politics and events of the time.

Private View - Monday 27th January  6.00pm – 8.00pm

Exhibition runs from Tuesday 28th– Friday 31st January at F Block Gallery, University of the West of England, Dept. of Art & Design, Bower Ashton Campus, Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, BS3 2JT

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