Wednesday 5th to Sunday 23rd July 2017
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Friday, 4 July 2014
32 Visions of Buxton Fringe
Things get a bit Blue Peter at this time of year.
This weekend will see some serious laminating (sorry, sticky backed
plasticking) of venue number signs, and this week I have been mostly sticking pieces
of A4 paper onto A4 card. To elaborate, the Green Man Gallery have had the
lovely idea of doing a window display of all the entries from our briefing to
third year illustration students from the University of Derby to design artwork for the
2014 Fringe programme cover and flyer. So that’s why I have been using a small
stick of glue, various makes of which are available, to fix the designs onto
handy card. Various makes of card are available but get this for recycling,
I’ve been using old Fringe award nomination certificates backed onto each other!
Anyway… we love the design we chose for the programme, which is
now on display all round the town and beyond, but it is also great to be able
to show off all the other entries, 32 in total. And I love their different
visions of the Fringe, ranging from futuristic to retro and joyous to slightly
sinister – well we do have vampires in the cave this year...
So don’t forget to have a look at the Green Man’s windows once the
Fringe starts and admire all that talent (there are also some great exhibitions
within the gallery). Helen McIvor was our winner with her sunny depiction of Fringe Sunday.
Hear her talking to Radio Derby about her experiencehttp://youtu.be/_YozZHSxdGc. Runners up were
(in no order), Jonathan Grey, M Robinson and Linda Scholes. Linda’s design
ended up being used on our Fringe at Five poster. We are very grateful to all the students and course leader
Richard Levesley for taking part and to Fringe designer Eric Tilley who oversaw
the project. Mustn’t forget either that this is another example of the great
partnership we have with Fringe sponsor the University of Derby.
What’s your vision of the Fringe? If you send us artwork or
photos, we’d love to display them on our website.