Globe hosted a talk on trend forecasting by Joanna Feeley; director of home
& interior geared forecasting agency Trend Bible. Trend forecasting is, in
its simplest form, tailoring your marketing/brand around future expectations
such as overall consumer trends. Subjects such as nostalgia (Cath Kidson),
emotional response (recession), and surprise (9/11) were covered as factors
towards trend changes.
The talk itself was basically a beginner’s guide to forecasting trends, and how
the individual/business can and should utilise it in their planning to optimise
sales and sustainability. It was very insightful to see how certain factors can
have a ripple effect on certain industries. For example, the emotional response
to 9/11 was fear. However, this lead to a 300% increase in Champagne sales
proving that people reacted in a way that lead them to perhaps become more spontaneous.
The final point made in the talk was “What does this mean to me?” – questioning
whether forecasting is something we should consider in our chosen industries.
Overall the talk was incredibly thought-provoking, and left us with a new found
sense of curiosity towards consumerism.
The twisted, surreal world that is “The Monster Club” came
out of Sage Gateshead artist in residence Toby Heaps’ mind, straight onto the
white walls of the Globe Gallery. The work displays gnarled, urban landscapes
inhabited by the aforementioned “Monsters” – dark, almost comic-style
individuals and creatures from all walks of life.
A live DJ playing throughout accompanied the preview event,
Last summer, Joe and I visited Globe Gallery for an
Afternoon Tea Party – the weather was dreadful, but we were welcomed out of the
rain with cups of tea and slices of cake by the hospitable staff and volunteers
of Globe. That was the first time either
of us had visited the gallery, and we were amazed by the work (Yvette Hawkins’ 43 Houses and a Ford Escort), the space
(a converted Co-Operative Bank), but most of all the generosity and
professionalism of those working at Globe.
We spoke... Continue reading...
Here at Globe we are working over time to ensure we are prepared for the Late Shows on Saturday. We are creating a participatory sculpture entitled Embedded Union co-curated by Northern Architecture's archiGRAD programme and Globe.
It will entail 500 silver foil cylinders suspended from the ceiling of the first floor gallery that participants will mark with their thoughts, wishes or memories.
Here are some of our team getting things ready for the silver dream that will be created on the 18th o... Continue reading...
On Friday the 8th of March, Globe Gallery will host the 52nd performance of Anniversary –An Act of Memory, a series of solo, collective and multilingual recitations from memory of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Artist Monica Ross performed the first recitation in 2008 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Declaration. Since then her project has expanded phenomenally; over the years, hundreds of people from around the world have lent their voices to this celebration ...
This work of Gerald Laing from 2005 (inspired by a photo of an American
soldier) describes with a touch of pop art and a subtle irony "The
new American tourist." In the foreground a silhouette of a soldier
holding a camera, in the background the flames of a burning building,
scenes that were part of everyday life for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The artist complains of the cruelty expressed by the U.S. soldiers,
this meaning is also fully enclosed in the title of another work in... Continue reading...
European Glass Context 2012 forms part of a biennial symposium for European contemporary glass and ceramics on the island of Bornholm in Denmark. Through comprehensive exhibitions, workshops, master classes and
lectures, an opportunity will arise to discuss and present the best of
contemporary European glass today. This event is motivated by a desire
to promote the disciplines and trades of glass and ceramic art at
European and global levels.
Heart and Soul is a new special edition guitar designed by Franko B, made by the
students of professor Gildo Pannochia at the Institute of Arts, Macerata
and sponsored by Eko, Italia.
It was kindly played by Lorenzo Jovanotti during his recent tour of
Italy and feature in the video ( lo spetascolo piu' bello dopo il big
Thanks to The Institute of Arts, Macerata, Gildo Pannochia, Giovanni
Matarazzo and Eko.
Despite the poor weather conditions, there was a good turn out to You Are Here & That Is Something: An Evening Of Discussion. I found Lucy's lecture extremely fascinating, and the group discussion which followed brought to light some interesting elements. To sum it up, a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Darren...your mums cake was incredible :P