lighting design

Temporary Exhibitions for Seven Stories

Michael Grubb Studio has been appointed by Seven Stories to provide Lighting Design services for three new temporary exhibitions, all of which will open on 19th July 2015 and is part of the larger Seven Stories refurbishment project.

Painting with Rainbows– A Michael Foreman Exhibition. 

Michael Foreman is one of Britain’s best-loved writer-illustrators of children’s books. The exhibition will use Michael’s books to ask readers to consider the consequences of conflict, the fragility of our environment and the importance of friendship, empathy and tolerance through his insightful storytelling and beautiful illustrations.

Families are invited to add to the ‘Tree of Hope’ with messages for the future; explore stories of war and peace through War Boy, War Game, The General and Ali Pasha, build and play in a multi-sensory environment inspired by Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish and One World, and be inspired by Michael’s creative process in his artist’s studio with his own personal artefacts.

Rhyme Around the World – A Nursery Rhyme Exhibition

This lively & colourful exhibition invites families to step straight into their favourite nursery rhymes and discover new ones from around the world, exploring how stories, song and rhyme are shared across generations and continents. With sensory opportunities and beautiful and varied work by international illustrators, there’s something here for all the family.

A Bear Called Paddington

Grab your duffle coat and your marmalade sandwiches and discover how Michael Bond brought Paddington Bear to life. Packed with original illustrations and manuscripts from the series, this StoryLab exhibition explores the adventures of everyone’s favourite friendly bear from deepest, darkest Peru.