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October 5 2015
Derek Boshier: Rethink/Re-Entry
Thames & Hudson UK

I am the editor of this monograph of the eminent British artist Derek Boshier, providing an overview of his work from the mid-50s to the present day with 300-plus illustrations.

David Hockney, Boshier’s confrere since their days together at the Royal College of Art, has written the preface.

Boshier’s work and life has encompassed fellow RCA students Pauline Boty, Peter Blake and Hockney, included album covers and stage-sets for David Bowie, a songbook for The Clash and been marked by an abiding political and social engagement across painting, film, photography, drawing, sculpture, print-making and teaching.

Rethink/Re-Entry includes contributions from such authorities as critic and curator Guy Brett, Tate Britain head of displays Chris Stephens and Prof Lisa Tickner, visiting professor at the Courtauld Institute. I have contributed an essay on Boshier’s work with musicians and performers.

October 7 – November 7 2015
Derek Boshier: Rethink/Re-Entry
Works 1970s & Films & Collage 2014
Flowers Gallery
Cork Street

With critic/curator Guy Brett I am co-curating this exhibition of the exciting and socially engaged work Derek Boshier produced in the 70s, when his social engagement and provocative and political edge was reflected in pop culture, particularly paralleled in Punk, leading to his collaboration on CLASH 2nd Songbook with The Clash (having taught Joe Strummer at the Central School).

At this time Boshier had renounced painting in favour of other forms of expression. This show will incorporate collages, assemblages, prints, films and drawings. It will feature Boshier’s collaboration with David Bowie on the 1979 Lodger LP and his curation of the controversial group show Lives the same year at the Hayward Gallery which included an array of notable contributors from Barney Bubbles to Posy Simmonds.

There will also be space dedicated to recent works in the lineage of Boshier’s 70s experimentation, including collage and films.

September 26 – November 14 2015
Eyes For Blowing Up Bridges: Joining the dots between the Situationist International and Malcolm McLaren
John Hansard Gallery,
Southampton University

I am co-curator with David Thorp of this exhibition which examines the connections between a selection of politically and socially radical European figures of the 50s, 60s and 70s. Subjects include writer William Burroughs, Situationist International philosopher Guy Debord, artists Paul Chan, Asger Jorn and Malcolm McLaren and the British art group King Mob.

October 8, 2015
In conversation with Derek Boshier
Flowers Gallery
Cork Street

To mark the publication of the monograph and the opening of the exhibition, Derek and I will be in conversation at Flowers from 6pm. There will be an opportunity to meet and talk to Derek and he will be signing copies of the book.

The event is free but booking is essential. Go here to reserve your place.

October 17, 2015
Rebel Rebel: Derek Boshier
Isle Of Wight Literary Festival
Northwood House
Isle Of Wight

With a presentation including rarely seen footage, photographs and sketches, I will be talking about the fascinating and diverse work of Derek Boshier to mark the publication of the monograph Rethink/Re-entry, touching on his engagement with popular culture by way of The Clash, Barney Bubbles and David Bowie, and examining the consistencies from his earliest Pop excursions to his latest filmworks.

October 22 2015
British Design: Tradition and Modernity

I have contributed a chapter to this book which reflects on the V&A’s 2012 exhibition of the same name curated by Christopher Breward and Ghislaine Wood.

My essay outlines the achievements of the late Tommy Roberts, investigating the ways in which he applied considerable powers of invention, wit and style to some of London’s most remarkable retail sites: 60s psychedelic junk shop Kleptomania; early 70s Pop Art clothing and furniture boutique Mr Freedom; zany spin-off eaterie Mr Feed’Em; City Lights Studio, the first fashion outlet in London’s Covent Garden; 80s home-wares department store Practical Styling and, in the 90s and the 00s, furniture and object emporia TomTom and Two Columbia Road.

Order copies here.

November 10 2015
Derek Boshier: Rethink/Re-Entry
Thames & Hudson US

Today sees the US publication of the monograph of the eminent British artist Derek Boshier, providing an overview of his work from the mid-50s to the present day with 300-plus illustrations.

December 2015
Derek Boshier + David Bowie
Journalism, GQ UK

My feature examines the friendship and working relationship of Derek Boshier and David Bowie, which began with their collaboration with photographer Brian Duffy on the cover of Bowie’s 1979 LP Lodger, and took in Boshier’s portrait of Bowie as The Elephant Man, the projection of his painting The Dark Side Of Houston on the cover of 1983’s Let’s Dance and the commission for stage sets for a live tour.

Spring 2016
Legacy: The story of The Face
Thames & Hudson

This ambitious project is about one of the most important and influential publications of recent times.

Legacy: The story of The Face has the support and involvement of Nick Logan; I’m covering the story of the magazine from Logan’s launch with £3,500 savings in 1980 to the sale to Emap (now Bauer) in 1999. During this period The Face became the taste-making focus for excellence across many disciplines, spawning dozens of glossy “lifestyle” imitators around the world and paving the way for the digital delivery of visual culture in the 21st century.

Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be contacting and interviewing the individuals who made a difference at The Face as staff members and contributors, from art directors, designers, photographers and stylists to editors, critics and writers. It’s a testament to Logan’s stewardship that the majority continue to operate at the cutting edge of their chosen fields today.

Autumn 2016
Malcolm McLaren: The Biography

My book will chart McLaren’s upbringing and experiences as an art school student in London, his opening with Vivienne Westwood of the series of important fashion boutiques in the 1970s and 1980s, the excursions into music, film, television and advertising and his emergence as a visual artist in the 21st century.

Constable publishing director Andreas Campomar says: “This will be the authorised life of the late cultural iconoclast and visionary who overturned the worlds of art, design, fashion, film, media, music, politics and television in his ceaseless search for expression as a visual artist.”

Read more here.


October 3, 2015
Artist lunch with Derek Boshier
Chelsea Arts Club

I was in conversation with Derek Boshier as part of the Chelsea Arts Club artist lunch series. Derek and I talked about all aspects of his practice, and he signed copies of the book Rethink/Re-entry at this invite-only event.

September 23, 2015
In conversation with Leif Podhajský
Cover Club
Ace Hotel

This event in the Cover Club series investigating the creative aspects of album cover design examined the work of Leif Podhajský, whose design excellence has enhanced releases by such artists as Lykke Li, Tame Impala, Mount Kimbie, The Horrors and Kelis. I wasin conversation with Podhajský, discussing his career and design interests at this invite-only event for Ballantine’s.

September 10, 2015
Barney Bubbles at Out Of The Ordinary
South Kensington
London, UK

I co-ordinated the inclusion of four rare works by the late Barney Bubbles in this annual sale.

These included a clutch of Bubbles’ strange and unusual furniture designs – entitled The AC/DC Desk, The Ian Dury Cocktail Cabinet and The Tree Of Drawers – as well as his abstract painting The Rebel (signed ‘Sal ’81’).

I also contributed an essay to the sale catalogue on these pieces as well as a bookcase sold through Practical Styling, the central London home-wares outlet operated by Paul Jones and Tommy Roberts in the 80s.

See here.

August 12, 2015
À la mod: how the Jam and mod style transcended fashion
Journalism, The Guardian

Read my piece on the continuing stylistic influence of Mod on The Guardian’s men’s fashion pages here.

I discuss the appeal of Mod in fashion circles, the interest in The Jam exhibition About The Young idea and the history of the look.

August 4, 2015
David Bowie: His style story 1972-3
Journalism, The Guardian

Read my piece on the stylistic changes rung by David Bowie during the early 70s on The Guardian’s men’s fashion pages here.

I discuss his fashion collaborations with Freddie Burretti, Daniella Parmar and Kansai Yamamoto and talk about the Pin-Ups suit from City Lights Studio designed by Derek Morton.
July 2015

The launch of SHOWStudio’s new series PRINT features an interview with me by editor Lou Stoppard about my magazine archive.

There is also a section dedicated to images from the archive, including front covers, spreads and ads.

Hear my conversation with Stoppard at SHOWStudio here.

View the selection from my archive here.

June 3, 2015
Paris Capital Of The XXIst Century
The Performance Studio, London

I introduced a screening of Malcolm McLaren’s Paris: Capital Of The XXIst Century at The Performance Studio in Peckham, south London.

This was a the first-ever opportunity in this country to see the final work, which McLaren completed a matter of weeks before his death in April 2010. A working version was shown here just once, at Newcastle’s Baltic in November 2009.

I was invited to talk about the film and its place in the corpus McLaren left behind by curator David Thorp of The Performance Studio.

May 12 2015
DIY Subcultures
Reid Building
Glasgow School Of Art


According to DIY Cultures organiser Katy West, cross-school course leader at GSOA, this symposium has “a number of strands exploring independent approaches to producing innovative projects, activism and protest, social support networks and enterprising initiatives”.

I am a keynote speaker; my presentation will focus on Malcolm McLaren’s espousal of the DIY ethos with reference to his work with Vivienne Westwood and others including Ben Kelly, Jamie Reid, the Sex Pistols and Bow Wow Wow (so 1971-84). I shall look into the how the foundations of this work were laid during McLaren’s eight years at art schools and how the consistency of his vision – particularly in regard to DIY – can be traced right up until his final work – a soundscape for Dries van Noten – in 2010.

March 2015
Electric Colour Company
Journalism, GQ Style UK

My feature on how art students Andrew Greaves, Jeffrey Pine, David Smith and Roderic Stokes formed East End design collective Electric Colour Company in 1969 intent on mining “at the border of fine art and contemporary three-dimensional design” and in the process enlivened London’s visual landscape by desecrating polite notions of décor and good taste.

February 2015
Hell On Wheels
Journalism, GQ UK

My feature on the extraordinary US road trip commissioned by music entrepreneur Jake Riviera and undertaken by photographer Roberta Bayley and poet/musician/writer Richard Hell in a 1958 Cadillac Eldorado across America in 1980.

Details here.

March 14 2015
Interior Design: Dead Or Alive
Institute of Contemporary Arts


Interior Design: Dead Or Alive is the symposium organised by the prominent British designer Ben Kelly in his capacity as professor of interior design and spatial studies at the University of the Arts London.

I am a contributing speaker alongside writer/curator Michael Bracewell, designers Fred Deakin, Ed Barber & Jay Osgerby and Peter Saville, artists Lucy McKenzie and Bridget Smith and David Toop of the London College Of Communications and Tate Britain’s Andrew Wilson.

My paper will draw on my extensive research into 430 King’s Road in west London’s World’s End. Equal parts retail environment, counterculture testbed and art installation, the successive manifestations at the address continue to resonate throughout creative communities in the digital age.

Details here.

January 22 2015
Louis Vuitton live panel discussion

Panel discussion

I’m joining fashion journalist Daryoush Haj-Najafi and industry experts Mimma Viglezio, Katie Baron and Mandi Lennard to review the Louis Vuitton A/W 15 collection live on

Details here.

October 9 2014 – Feb 8 2015
Let It Rock at Art In Pop
Le Magasin


With Young Kim of the Malcolm McLaren Estate, I am curating this exhibition celebrating the creative output of the late cultural iconoclast from his 60s period at London art schools to the final works of the 00s. As part of the group show Art In Pop, Let It Rock is being staged at leading contemporary art space Le Magasin centre National d’Art Contemporain at the invitation of director Yves Aupetitallot and encompasses McLaren’s student paintings and exhibitions, as well as his investigations into commercial media such as fashion, film and music.

Details here.

August 3-6, 2014
Let It Rock: The Look Of Music The Sound Of Fashion
Crystal Hall
Bella Center


With Young Kim of the Malcolm McLaren Estate, I am curating the first exhibition to examine the late cultural iconoclast’s engagement with fashion in the 70s and early 80s.
Let it Rock is being staged from August 3-6 as part of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair; creative directors Pierre Tzenkoff and Arnaud Vanraet have commissioned the show in conjunction with an exhibition entitled Industrial By Nature by streetwear guru Virgil Abloh.
Let It Rock will investigate McLaren’s deep roots in fashion (his mother + stepfather operated the womenswear brand Eve Edwards in the 50s and 60s and his grandfather was a master tailor’s cutter) and will also demonstrate how he drew on his art-school investigations into environments to become the progenitor of the pop up shop.
The show revolves around an installation dedicated to the shop from which it takes its title, complete with a recreation of the frontage in black corrugated iron and pink rock&roll signage McLaren designed when he opened the premises with Vivienne Westwood in 1971.

May, 2014
David Parkinson: GQ Icon
Journalism, GQ UK

A seven-page feature on the life and work of the late fashion photographer David Parkinson, illustrated with his documentation of important 70s retail spaces, portraiture of such individuals as Malcolm McLaren, Trevor Myles and Vivienne Westwood and fashion shoots from Paul Raymond’s Club International.

Details here.

March 30, 2014
The Man Whose Mind Exploded
British Film Institute, London

In conversation with film director

An in-conversation with film director Toby Amies after a screening of  The Man Whose Mind Exploded, Amies’ documentary of the life of the extraordinary Drako Zarharzar.

Tickets here.

The Man Whose Mind Exploded is being screened as part of BFI Flare, the London LGBT Film Festival.

October 19 – February 2, 2014
Glam! The Performance Of Style
Exhibition, Lentos Kunstmuseum, Linz, Austria

I advised curator Darren Pih on components for this, the first in-depth exploration of glam style and sensibility, examining its relationship to painting, sculpture, film, performance and installation art in Britain, across Europe and in North America. I also contributed several exhibits from my archive and sourced others for the show which travelled from the UK’s Tate Liverpool and the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, Germany.

Details here.

September 5 – November 22, 2013
Punk at Showstudio
Motcomb Street London SW1, UK

Photographer Nick Knight’s exhibition sprang from his involvement in Punk: Chaos To Couture at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York earlier this year. I contributed exhibits from my archive, including rare source material for the t-shirts designed by Malcolm McLaren and sold at Sex, the shop he operated with Vivienne Westwood, as well as photography and other items.

Details here.

September 5 – October 13
Carnaby Echoes by Lucy Harrison
London W1, UK

I acted as a consultant to the artist Lucy Harrison – whose location-related work has previously concentrated on such places as Canvey Island and the Olympic Park – on her project investigating music-related sites in the area around Carnaby Street in central London. This will include, but not focus purely on, the 60s and will cover eras since the establishment of Murray’s Club in 1913 and encourage engagement with some of the addresses which make this locale so special. I connected Lucy to such individuals as George O’Dowd, who worked at the 80s boutiques Street Theatre and The Foundry, as well as The Foundry designer Sue Clowes and others. A companion exhibition opens at 20 Foubert’s Place on September 5; I contributed a number of exhibits.

Details here.

June 14 – September 22 2013
Glam! The Performance Of Style
Exhibition, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany

I advised curator Darren Pih on components for this, the first in-depth exploration glam style and sensibility, examining its relationship to painting, sculpture, film, performance and installation art in Britain, across Europe and in North America. I also contributed several exhibits from my archive and sourced others or the show which travelled from the UK’s Tate Liverpool.

Read more.

February 8 – May 12 2013
Glam! The Performance Of Style
Exhbition, Tate, Liverpool, UK

I advised Tate Liverpool’s exhibitions and displays curator Darren Pih on components for this, the first exhibition to explore glam style and sensibility in-depth, examining its relationship to painting, sculpture, film, performance and installation art in Britain, across Europe and in North America. I also contributed several exhibits from my archive and sourced others.

The exhibition sets out to reveal the genealogy of glam.  Emphasis falls on performance, in particular ideas of exaggerated identity. Artists’ use of materials such as vinyl and glitter is considered to mirror the conventions of glam.

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April 27, 2013
Fashion: David Bowie and his style collaborators
V&A Museum, London, UK

As part of the V&A’s David Bowie Weekender I presented a paper on Bowie’s position as pop’s greatest visual manipulator, using exclusive research, interview material, images and footage to show how he has attained this status with particular reference to clothing designers Freddie Burretti, Ola Hudson, Natasha Korniloff, Derek Morton and Kansai Yamamoto.

April 9, 2013
Bowie Style: In conversation with Boy George
V&A Museum, London, UK

George O’Dowd and I were in conversation about the visual identities assumed over the years by David Bowie – the subject of the giant retrospective David Bowie Is at the V&A – and the influence he has wielded over fashion and personal style around the world and in O’Dowd’s personal experience.

October 17, 2012
Pop! Design Study Day
Fashion + Pop Music, Fashion + Textile Museum, London SE1 3XF

I hosted the opening session of this study day with a discussion about the interplay between fashion and popular music with designer Antony Price.

Details here.

June 23-October 7, 2012
Derek Boshier: David Bowie & The Clash
Exhibition, Pallant House, Chichester, Sussex, UK

As well as holding an ‘in-conversation’ event with the eminent British artist about his engagement with popular music when the show opened, I contributed an example of his CLASH 2nd Songbook from my archive to the exhibition.

Exhibition details here.

October 2012
The Look Of London 1950-2000
Map with Herb Lester Associates

I compiled this map of London’s significant addresses in music + fashion in collaboration with Herb Lester Associates. With 120-plus locations, this is the definitive guide to the golden age of London’s retail scene, with each address revealing style secrets and fashion adventures.

Read more about Herb Lester’s activities here.

September 21 2012
Fashion Blogging
Lecture, Richmond University, London, UK

Richmond’s professor of communications Fred Vermorel invited me to talk to his fashion + mass media students about the history of fashion blogging and the pre-eminent exponents of this increasingly significant activity.

August 2012
King’s Road Music & Fashion Trail
Films for Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

This trail is based on a series of downloadable films I have made about the important addresses in one of the most famous thoroughfares in the world.

The first five three-minute documentaries celebrate the historical and cultural significance of key locations in the King’s Road, by presenting the histories of the buildings which once housed such stores as the world’s first boutique – Mary Quant’s shop Bazaar – as well as Dandie Fashions, Granny Takes A Trip, Johnson’s The Modern Outfitter and Paradise Garage.

Read more.

March 31 – August 12 2012
British Design: Innovation In The Modern Age 1948-2012
Exhibition, V&A, London, UK

The V&A’s showcase of 60 years of British design excellence covered product design, fashion and textiles, furniture, ceramics and glass, graphics, photography, architecture, fine art and sculpture. I advised on Barney Bubbles exhibit purchases for the permanent collection and also on existing archive material incorporated into the show.

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June 30 2012
From Biba to Topshop: Post-War British Shops and Shopping
Lecture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK

I investigated the independent boutique boom from the late 50s to the late 80s with particular reference to Chelsea and in particular the significant series of retail businesses which have operated from number 430 King’s Road. The other participants included designer Steven Thomas, who was responsible for the visual identity and branding of the ‘Big Biba’ shop in Kensington in the early 70s.

Details here.

June 28, 2012
In conversation with Derek Boshier
Talk, Pallant House, Chichester, Sussex, UK

To coincide with the opening of his exhibition David Bowie & The Clash, I was in conversation with the eminent British artist about his engagement with popular music, from sketches of Bill Haley and incorporation of Buddy Holly into his Pop paintings of the 60s through his astonishing 2nd Clash Songbook – commissioned by former students Joe Strummer and the group’s then manager Caroline Coon – and his work with David Bowie (the covers of Lodger and Let’s Dance and stage sets) in the 70s to lesser known pieces for the Pretty Things and Peter Tosh.

Exhibition details here.

June 16 2012
Graphic art in the 60s: From Pop To Psychedelia
Lecture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK
My presentation on 60s graphics during this Designing the Decades event covered poster art and print advertising. The other participants were historians David Heathcote and Christine Lalumia and Linda Watson of Northumbria University.

Details here.

May 26 – June 10, 2012
Barney Bubbles: The Past, The Present & The Possible
Exhibition, Les Subsistances, Chaumont, France

I curated this Barney Bubbles exhibition as part of the group show White Noise: When graphics bring the noise for Chaumont’s 23rd International Graphics & Posters festival. This was created by artist/curator Sophie Demay and Étienne Hervy, Chaumont artistic director. White Noise also incorporated the work of contemporary artists and graphic designers including Laurent Fétis, James Goggin and Shoboshobo.

Details here.

May 11 2012
Tommy Roberts: From Kleptomania to Two Columbia Road
Lecture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London UK

My presentation during the Spaces & Places conference made particular reference to research into the career and achievements of Tommy Roberts. Other participants included historian David Kynaston, who gave the keynote talk, and Thomas Heatherwick.

Details here.

March 13 – 18 2012
The Look + Barney Bubbles, SXSW
Installation, Rainey Street, Austin TX, US

I contributed room installations to Ray Ban’s “Legendary Visions” house for the run of the annual music shindig South By South West. The chaotic collages played to the disposability of the concept: the houses were consigned for demolition after SXSW. The installations included giant blow ups of the Big Figures of The Look, the Barney Bubbles light show I commissioned from Kate Moross as well as soundtracks, other moving images and vinyl-only DJ sets. Other participants included music designers Hipgnosis and rock photographer Henry Diltz.

January 25 – March 3 2012
Lloyd Johnson: The Modern Outfitter
Exhibition, Chelsea Space, London UK

I curated this exhibition celebrating the career of Lloyd Johnson, a significant figure in the development of post-war clothing design and visual culture, from his beginnings working for West End retailer Cecil Gee and running Cockell & Johnson in Kensington Market in the 60s to the operation of internationally recognised labels and boutiques from the 70s to 2000.

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March 1 2012
The Life & Work Of Barney Bubbles
Lecture, Arts Centre Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium.

Presentation of a paper on the practices and legacy of the subject of my book Reasons To Be Cheerful at Bold Italic, the annual graphic design conference. Bold Italic is organised by graphics authority Michaël Bussaer of Ghent’s St-Lucas Institute for Higher Education in the Arts; the other participants were practitioners Bart De Baets & Sandra Kassenaar (Netherlands), Urs Lehni (Switzerland; Alexander Negrelli (Germany) and James Langdon (UK).

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February 20 2012
Fashion Blogging
Lecture, Richmond University, London, UK

Richmond’s professor of communications Fred Vermorel invited me to talk to his fashion + mass media students about the history of fashion blogging and the pre-eminent exponents of this increasingly significant activity.

Feb 18 2011
In conversation with Lloyd Johnson
Talk, Chelsea Arts Club, London, UK

As part of the series of Saturday lunches at London’s Chelsea Arts Club, Johnson and I talked about the exhibition The Modern Outfitter, Johnson’s involvement in music and fashion and the heyday of the King’s Road as a haven for all manner of cultural activities.

Jan 18 2012
In conversation with Derek Boshier
Discussion/q&a, Lecture Theatre, Chelsea College Of Art & Design, London UK

Following a talk by the eminent British artist about his practice and a screening of his 1973 film Reel, Boshier and I discussed his engagement with popular culture – designing the shopfront for 60s boutique Palisades, a songbook for The Clash, the cover of David Bowie’s 1979 album Lodger and working with Barney Bubbles – and the ways in which contemporary events inform his work.

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Jan 16 2012
You’re Gonna Wake Up One Morning And Know Which Side Of The Bed You’ve Been Lying On!
Lecture, St Martin’s College Of Art, London UK

A talk to foundation course students about the significance of the polemical t-shirt of this title designed and compiled by Malcolm McLaren, Bernie Rhodes and others and sold in SEX at 430 King’s Road in 1974.

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Sept 24 2011 – Jan 15 2012
Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-1990
Exhibition, V&A Museum, London UK

I contributed exhibits from the Barney Bubbles archive and consulted on content to this, the first comprehensive retrospective of the Postmodern movement incorporating architecture, graphic design, fashion, art and music. Read more.

Oct 15 2011
Designing The Decades: The 1980s
Lecture, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK

Presentation on the contribution made to visual culture by Barney Bubbles and Tommy Roberts in the 80s at this V&A study day with fashion writer Lucy Norris, design historian Dr Catharine Rossi, broadcaster David Heathcote and graphic designer Trevor Johnson.

Oct 13 2011
British Visual Culture – a recent history
Lecture, University Of Brighton, Sussex, UK

Course leader Paul Burgess invited me to talk on various aspects of British visual culture from the post-war period to the present day, in the context of my work on Barney Bubbles, The Look, Tommy Roberts and the wider spheres of art, design, fashion and music.

Oct 12 2011
Fashion Blogging
Lecture, Richmond University, London, UK

Richmond’s professor of communications Fred Vermorel invited me to talk to his fashion + mass media students about the history of fashion blogging and the pre-eminent exponents of this increasingly significant activity.

Sept 21 2011 – Sept 27 2011
Mindful Of Art
Group exhibition/charity auction, Old Vic Tunnels, South Bank, London, UK

Artist Stuart Semple included my Barney Bubbles mini-exhibit within his exhibition and arts festival in aid of the UK’s mental health charity MIND. Other contributors include Jake & Dinos Chapman, Mat Collishaw, Sarah Lucas, Kate Moross, Ellie Rees and Seana Gavina.

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Sept 20 – Oct 22 2011
Ideal Home
Exhibition, Chelsea Space, Chelsea College Of Art & Design, London, UK

I contributed exhibits from my design archive to this group show which included work by a variety of artists and designers, including Patrick Caulfield, Damien Hirst, Jasper Johns, Bruce Maclean, Bob & Roberta Smith and Richard Wentworth.

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Sept 15 2011
Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change
Conference, The Graduate Centre, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

Contribution to The Meaning Of Style round-table discussion with author Richard Barnes, artist/writer Caroline Coon and singer/author Pauline Black. Read more.

Jul 30 2011- Sep 28 2011
Snap, Crackle and Pop: British Pop Art
Exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, Woking, Surrey, UK

Curated by Michael Regan and Katherine Higgins, Snap, Crackle and Pop combined work by the UK’s leading pop artists with objects from the 60s and 70s to illustrate the ways in which art and popular culture united for the first time. I contributed exhibits from the Barney Bubbles and Mr Freedom archives and consulted on fashion elements of the show.

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