The project has been over a year in the making and is the celebration of a collaboration between Anglepoise, The University of Portsmouth and Strong Island a community group from Portsmouth. The strength and breadth of talent in Portsmouth has been showcased at the exhibition. During the last year 10 artists and designers were twinned with 10 photographers and each given an Anglepoise lamp.
Final outcomes are on display along with 10 videos all made by students Massimo Mazullo and Jonas Jakunas on the BSc TV & Broadcasting course at The University of Portsmouth. We launched the exhibition as part of The London Design Festival back in September and were also picked to be part of the Icon Design Trail and speak at a seminar the V&A gallery in London. Everyone involved in the project has been overwhelmed by the support and reaction to the exhibition so far. Some lamps have been customised - artist My Dog Sighs used his lamp as a palette, design studio I Love Dust illustrated theirs, Paul Gonella and Tristan Savage submerged a lamp in the Solent for 4 months and Russell Squires turned his lamp into an Anglebot.
Pitfield, Winchester is the perfect place to exhibit due to their incredible curation of the space. Pitfield Pop-Up by Pitfield of London (owned by Sean Clarkson an interior designer who appears on Channel 4's Four Rooms) is a mixture of shop, cafe and gallery.
You can view the exhibition until 7th December, open Monday to Saturday 7.30am - 5.30pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm. Pitfield Pop-Up Winchester is located in the centre of the city right by the cathedral at The Brooks, Winchester. It will then open at aspex gallery, Portsmouth on 10th January 2014 until 16th February.
Feel free to grab a copy of the brochure and postcard pack when you visit.
See the website for further details - http://www.
By Claire Sambrook
Senior Lecturer at The University of Portsmouth, member of Strong Island and project organiser.