Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Art: David Bowie Exhibition

One of my favourite places in London is the Vitctoria & Albert Museum, in South Kensington. And how could you not, when a building that looks like this..... is crammed full with art, sculpture, fashion, ceramics, jewelry and photography. Oh and it's free!

So every time I head home, it's usually one of the first places on my list. And I just so happened to be around when the David Bowie Is exhibition was on. And my Dad just so happens to be a member of the Victoria & Albert Museum which means entry to special exhibits like this is free and no queuing! It's like being a VIP, for the art world at least.

"The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie. David Bowie is features more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments."

I'm not a huge Bowie fan, but this exhibition is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! It is set across three huge rooms and really draws the audience in, with it's multi-media approach. Before going into the exhibition your given a headset. The exhibition rooms are littered with sensors that pick up your movements and play the right narration, music or interview clip depending on where you are in the room. I could have spent all day in there if it wasn't for a lunch date.

It has been extremely popular and online tickets are now sold out, but if your in London before the 11 August, head over to the Victoria & Albert Museum because tickets are on sale daily. More information can be found here

And if you can't get in, well you have a huge victorian building filled to the brim with things to see. Oh and the restaurant has been lovingly restored and still has original tiles and rooms that look like this. 

It's worth it just for that [and the fantastic cakes and teas of course].

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