Left image: Poster for the Second Poetry Encounter, Arab Cultural Club, Beirut 1974. Designed by Helmi el-Touni. Reproduced from the collection of A. Bou Jawdeh. Right image: Céline Condorelli After Image (Gray and Bayer), 2015 Installation view, Kate Macgarry Gallery, London, 2016 Courtesy of the artist and Kate Macgarry, London.

The starting point for this event is the De La Warr Pavilion’s current exhibition The New Line: Works from the Jobbing Printing Collection. Through 1930s commercial print, the exhibition shows how the movement of people, often escaping oppressive political regimes, contributed to the development of new social and political ideas expressed through design. Like the De La Warr Pavilion itself, The New Line shows the interconnectedness of art, ideology, design and industry throughout the 1930s. The New Line features works by over fifty artists including Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Serge Chermayeff and Len Lye.

  • 2.30-3.30pm: Short talks by each participant
  • 3.30-4pm: Exhibition tour
  • 4-5pm: Chaired panel discussion with all participants, including time for audience Q&A

Céline Condorelli, Conversation Piece, 2016 Installation view, MASP (Museu de Arte de São Paulo), Brazil Photograph by Eduardo Ortega

speakers

Céline Condorelli

is a London-based artist, and one of the founding directors of Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK. she made the book Support Structures (Sternberg Press, 2009) and is currently Professor at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti). Condorelli combines a number of approaches from developing structures for ‘supporting’ (the work of others, forms of political imaginary, existing and fictional realities) to broader enquiries into forms of commonality and discursive sites.

Recent exhibitions include bau bau, HangarBicocca, Milan, IT (2015), Céline Condorelli, Chisenhale Gallery, UK, Positions, Van Abbemuseum, NL, and baubau, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, DE (all 2014), and curating Puppet Show, Eastside Projects (2013).

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Jeremy Aynsley

is Professor of History of Design at the University of Brighton where he leads the Internationalising Design History research cluster. He has written and curated exhibitions about twentieth-century design with an emphasis on graphic design. His publications include Graphic Design in Germany, 1890-1945, (Thames and Hudson, 2000) and Designing Modern Germany, (Reaktion, 2009). He is currently working on an exhibition of the work of Austrian poster designer Julius Klinger for the Wolfsonian, Florida International University. Jeremy is also currently chair of the Design History Society http://www.designhistorysociety.org/.

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Sue Breakell

is an archivist and a researcher in archive studies and in twentieth century art and design history. She joined the Design Archives in 2009, after working extensively in visual arts archives, largely in national museums and galleries, including as head of Tate Archive and as War Artists Archivist and Museum Archivist at the Imperial War Museum.  She was also the first Company Archivist at Marks and Spencer plc.  Recent publications include editing a special issue of the journal Archives & Records on the subject of the visual arts archive, and research on the design advocacy of the art historian Kenneth Clark (Lord Clark of Saltwood).

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Lesley Whitworth

is a historian and deputy curator of the University of Brighton Design Archives, where her research interest in the material environment has resulted in a range of publications on the early Design Council, and the mid-century emergence of the British design profession, including the arrival and absorption of a rich seam of émigré talent.  She is one of the founding team at Brighton and contributes to the promotion of its twenty collections, and the facilitation of enquiry by home-grown and visiting scholars. In 2016 she curated the exhibition Design Research and its Participants to accompany the fiftieth anniversary conference of the Design Research Society.

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Zeina Maasri

is a lecturer in the School of Humanities at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research probes the intersection of graphic design with politics in modern everyday visual and material culture. She is the author of the book Off the Wall: Political Posters of the Lebanese Civil War (IB Tauris, 2009), curator of related travelling exhibitions and online open archival resource (www.signsoconflict.org). Her more recent work looks into transnational circuits of aesthetic modernism in the Arab world, analysing their entanglement with processes of decolonization in an emerging global Cold War order.

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Organised as a collaboration between Brighton University’s Internationalising Design History research cluster, Brighton University Design Archives and De La Warr Pavilion.

Pages from the book series The History of Arabs and Muslims for Youth, 1977, Beirut Arab Institute for Research and Publishing. Designed and illustrated by Helmi el-Touni. Reproduced from the collection of A. Bou Jawdeh.

Booking information

Please note that Booking Fees apply on the following transactions:
Online: £1.50 per ticket + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office.
Print at home tickets: These can be emailed to you on the account you have registered with DLWP free of charge (booking fees apply)
Telephone: £3.50 per transaction + £1.50 postage or free collection at the Box Office
There will be a cheaper booking fee for events under £10 (booking fee = £1.00) and under £5 (booking fee = 50p).
Free events booked online are not subject to a booking fee.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased over the counter.

Please note that we are only able to post tickets within the UK. If you live overseas please select box office collection or print at home tickets. Tickets purchased for post will be sent 10 – 14 days before the show date.

All tickets include a Restoration Levy of £1 and will be subject to an additional £1.50 booking fee per ticket. Postage of tickets adds an additional £1.50 postage charge. Other options include having your tickets emailed to the email registered to your DLWP account to print from home or free collection at the Box Office.

The following are exempt from the Restoration Levy: Learning & Participation events, events associated with exhibitions, family shows that include a child ticket price, OUTLANDS events and Music’s Not Dead events in our Café Bar. Also exempt are those organisations that hire the Pavilion where they are offered a community rate, amateur shows or are in receipt of a concession from Rother District Council.

Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Eat before the show

Book online: Pre-show dining can be booked online as an add-on when purchasing tickets for selected events. You will be purchasing a ticket to guarantee your meal before the show.
Please note you must be a ticket holder to the show to book pre-show dining.

Already booked your tickets? If you’ve already booked tickets for a show and would like to add dining, please contact Box Office: boxoffice@dlwp.com

On the night: If you have pre-booked please come to the bar to order from the gig menu and sit at one of the reserved tables.

No re-entry

Please be aware that we operate no re-entry for gigs. This means that once you have entered the building, you cannot go out and re-enter. This policy is in line with other major music venues across the UK and put in place on police advice. No re-entry is clearly signposted as you come through security on the front door.
There is a fenced-off area on the terrace for people who go out to smoke or vape.

Staying locally

There are plenty of welcoming and good value B&Bs & boutique hotels in Bexhill. The De La Warr Pavilion regularly uses the following:

Travel information
  • By Rail
    Direct trains go from London Victoria, Brighton and Ashford to Bexhill.
    There are also trains from London Charing Cross, changing at St. Leonards Warrior Square and from London Bridge or Charing Cross going to Battle. Battle is only a short taxi journey away (15 mins approx).
    Visit www.nationalrail.co.uk for up-to-date train travel information.
  • Taxis
    Town Taxis:  01424 211 511
    Parkhurst Taxis:  01424 733 456
  • By Car
    If driving from the London area:
    Take the M25, then A21 to Hastings. Turn off at John‘s Cross and follow the signs to Bexhill.
    OR
    Take the A22 to Eastbourne, go across the Bishop roundabout to the A271 and follow the signs to Bexhill and the seafront. The De La Warr Pavilion is on the Marina.
    From the Brighton area:
    Follow the A27 out of Brighton until you arrive in Bexhill On Sea.
  • Parking
    Please be aware the Rother District car park outside the De La Warr Pavilion operates paid parking until 8pm. After this time parking is free.
Accessibility

Within the limits of this Grade One listed building, the De La Warr Pavilion strives to be fully accessible with a range of facilities to support your visit.

Assistance Dogs are permitted into the building.

Please contact the Box Office on boxoffice@dlwp.com to arrange a visit.

Facilities for disabled visitors

  • Ramped access at the front of the building
  • A low counter at the Box Office and  Information Desk
  • Disabled toilets on two floors
  • A lift to all floors
  • Accessible galleries on both floors
  • An accessible Café
  • Spaces for wheelchairs in the auditorium for seated events
  • Ramped access in the auditorium for events during the day
  • Ramped access into the Studio
  • Two travel wheelchairs are available for use at the De La Warr Pavilion. To reserve, please call our box office and information desk on (01424) 229111 or ask a member of staff on arrival. The chairs are provided on a first come, first served basis and are intended for use inside the Pavilion. Please contact us for more information.

Facilities for blind or visually-impaired

  • Large print season brochures

Facilities for the hard-of-hearing

  • An T-Switch induction loop in some areas of the auditorium (please indicate when booking as this facility is not available on the balcony)
  • British Sign Language interpretation tours of the building and exhibitions are available on request.