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Exhibition: Memory and Remedy

Location

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising,

111-117 Lancaster Rd, London,
W11 1QT

Dates

This exhibition runs from Fri, 7th Jun 2024 to Sat, 19th Oct 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Wed,
19th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Thu,
20th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Fri,
21st Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Sat,
22nd Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Sun,
23rd Jun 2024  
(11am - 5pm)
Mon,
24th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)
Tue,
25th Jun 2024  
(10am - 6pm)

Cost: £10

Description

London-based multidisciplinary artist Carey Bennett depicts vivid recollections of everyday brands through the method of screen-printing.

Starting her career as an illustrator, Bennett’s work is recognised for its bold colour palette and integrated typography. Drawing clients from TV, publishing, advertising, and design, she has been commissioned by companies such as MTV, Absolut Vodka, National Lotto and Volvo.

The Museum of Brands provides an evocative insight into how everyday lives have changed over the past 200 years through the development of consumer brands. With Cadbury’s and Colman’s Mustard rubbing shoulders since the mid-Victorian era, many histories can be followed through their permanent ‘Time Tunnel’ exhibition. Several of the heritage brands which Bennett has selected for her prints, such as Lucozade, Guinness and Rose’s Lime Cordial, are represented in the Brand Histories exhibition running concurrently in the Museum’s Branding Hall space.

Carey Bennett’s work closely relates to the Museum of Brands’ ‘Living Brands’ programme, which uses everyday heritage products as memory aids for those who are living with dementia. The project reached over 86,000 people in the first two years through creative reminiscence and at-home resources, establishing nostalgia as an emotional prompt for improved wellbeing.

Bennett’s relationship with nostalgia is both visual and intergenerational. The printed objects are inspired by her personal associations with childhood sickness and at home remedies given by her parents. Each product represented illustrates a snapshot, commemorating the mundane and celebrating the small moments of life. Now, as both her parents have dementia, the caregiving roles are reversed but the objects continue to be remedial to their relationship, even as the brands evolve. The exploration of memory manifests through the screen-printing process, echoing the glitches and degeneration of thoughts, evolving with each iteration. However, their medium still celebrates the importance of both consistency and change in relationships – through vibrant shades of cyan and meticulous texture they are representative of both loss and revival.


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This exhibition runs from Fri, 7th Jun 2024 to Sat, 19th Oct 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

June 2024

July 2024

August 2024

September 2024

October 2024

Location

Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising,

111-117 Lancaster Rd, London,
W11 1QT

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