We are thrilled to announce that BCA has produced an exhibition for the Southbank Centre’s 60 anniversary of the Festival of Britain! The original festival in 1951 was a post war ‘tonic for the nation’, an extravaganza along the Southbank site that showcased British inventions and ingenuity of the time. 60 years on and elements of the festival like the Skylon are remembered as landmarks of architecture and technology.
We were invited to interpret the theme ‘Power and Production’ which took us on the road with photographer Georgie Clarke and filmmakers Visitor Studio to meet local and west country inventors. We have met some amazing people who are tinkering away in kitchens, sheds and castles!
The four month long festival starts next Friday so we are busy preparing to install the BCA exhibition and film on site.