Richard Hollis

Curated by Emily King

The Richard Hollis exhibition, curated for the gallery by Emily King, will consist of roughly 100 items drawn from the designer's archive. It will reflect Hollis's entire professional life, including his travels in the 1950s and 60s to Cuba, Zurich and Paris, his part in founding a new art school in Bristol in 1964, his role in the design of radical politics in the 1960s and 70s and his career-long investigation of the graphic design of culture. Ranging in time and scope from personal collages made in the mid 50s to the graphic framework of Steve McQueen's artwork 'Queen and Country', the exhibition will demonstrate Hollis's singular ability to shape thought through the arrangement of word and image.