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Design & The Concrete Poem 28 Sep 2016 – 06 Oct
Gallery Four

A work called o i l  by Mayer, from 1965, made entirely of circles and lines, forms the central image for the poster for this exhibition. The exhibition will include a display of his futura series of prints and other portfolios made between 1965 and 1967 which included poems made by Thomas A. Clark, Edwin Morgan and Ian Hamilton Finlay..

The Design & the Concrete Poem exhibition is a contribution to the O-i|i-O - Outside In Inside Out - Poetry Festival happening in Glasgow in early October. Works have been loaned from important personal collections in the U.K and in Germany especially for this exhibition. The exhibition also includes rarely seen catalogues, posters and experimental typography journals from a fascinating pre-digital period.

This exhibition has been supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council Digital Transformations Theme Research Fellow.  

A Talk about Design & the Concrete Poem will be held at The Lighthouse on Saturday 1st October from 3:00-4.15 pm with Bronac Ferran and other guests, including Professor Stephen Bann, This event is free and open to the public.

Read more about the exhibition in our blog

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