Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Exhibition: Radicals and Non-Conformists

Poster design by Shia-ying Wallis

Founding member, Co-Director and this year’s curator of the Staff Art Show at the National Portrait Gallery, Beverley Bennett, commissioned fellow creatives to follow the brief ‘Radicals’ in conjuction with the 12-Pages Online Project Space.
Exhibitors were asked to take inspiration from sitters within the collection located in Room 18, Art Invention and Thought: The Romantics, which features the likes of William Godwin, Lord Byron, John Constable and William Blake.
As the project evolved, participants began to move away from the chosen theme by selecting new or existing work. In doing so, individuals emerged to become Non-Conformists, free-thinking Radicals. For more information visit

12-Pages: Radicals

Open publication - Free publishing - More art

The issue of 12-Pages, TBC Artists' Collective online journal is now live on the TBC blog, Edited by Beverley Bennett, the project challenged TBC members and their invited open submissions to contribute to the theme Radicals.

Response to Octavia E. Butler's novel 'Kindred'

Octavia Estelle Butler (June 22, 1947 – February 24, 2006) was an American science fiction writer, one of the best-known among the few African-American women in the field.  
She won both Hugo and Nebula awards. In 1995, she became the first science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant.
In 1979, she published Kindred, a novel that uses the science-fiction concept of time travel to explore slavery in the United States.