MDR Gallery: Alu!
Booking not necessary, free
MDR Gallery present an exhibition of works in aluminium by designers Wendy Andreu & Bram Vanderbeke, Radek Husak, Sigve Knutson, Silo Studio, and Studio Vit.
Works in aluminium: Brushed, cast, cut, drawn, hammered, polished, spun.
Aluminium is the third most common element on earth (after oxygen and silicon) and used so extensively in the manufacture of everyday objects we hardly even register its abundance. As the demand for aluminium increases and its applications broaden, discussions about its manufacture and environmental impact are gathering momentum. Meanwhile, this most familiar and inconspicuous of metals is also finding its way into the workshops of emerging designers. Alu! gathers together some of this work and demonstrates the different techniques currently being employed in its transformation; from hammering and polishing to spinning and casting. Featuring works by Wendy Andreu & Bram Vanderbeke, Radek Husak, Sigve Knutson, Silo Studio, and Studio Vit.
The exhibition continues until Tuesday 14 May.