Bond at Bletchley Park: Illustrations and Inspirations

When:
May 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am – October 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
2018-05-25T09:30:00+01:00
2018-10-14T17:00:00+01:00
Where:
The Mansion, Bletchley Park
Sherwood Dr
Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 6EB
UK
Art exhibition celebrating James Bond

This summer James Bond comes to Bletchley Park. On display in Hut 12, a temporary art exhibition celebrates Ian Fleming’s original James Bond series, as well as the most recent 007 novels written by Anthony Horowitz.

It also includes a special section presenting new research into Fleming’s connection to Bletchley Park and explores how his work in naval intelligence helped inspire the creation of the James Bond books.

The newly commissioned artworks have been created for a project by Eazl with a specially selected roster of emerging and mid-career artists from the UK and beyond. Participating artists include Threadneedle Prize finalists David Storey and Tomas Tichy, the Australian painter Marc Freeman, and the prize-winning illustrator Finn Dean. The pieces are each inspired by a specific scene, theme or character from a James Bond novel.

Magnus Gjoen, ‘Goldfinger’ (2018). Inspired by the novel by Ian Fleming.

The exhibition is part of a wider project organised by social enterprise Eazl, with the kind permission of Ian Fleming Publications. The project will culminate in a charity auction in London, in October 2018.

The exhibition coincides with the release of the second official Bond novel by Horowitz Forever and a Day, the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Trigger Mortis’.

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