Globemakers Bellerby & Co., supported by The Elephant Family charity, will be hosting an inaugural exhibition of handmade globes at the Royal Geographical Society from 29th September to 12th October 2012, showcasing a fantastic collection of globe models, interesting maps, globemaking ephemera and also exhibiting a globemaking studio that visitors can wander around in!
Highlights of the Geographical Blueprint: The Art of the Handcrafted Globe exhibition include the magnificent rotating Churchill globe, which stands over 1.5m tall; revolutionary free-spinning Mini Desk Globes; and a selection of freestyle creative pieces that show the talents of local artists who have been selected to adorn the orbs in their own unique style. All the globes on show have been made and handpainted in London, and this wonderful exhibition will surely interest artists, collectors, geographers and all purveyors of fine items. The exhibition provides a wonderful chance to experience the forgotten world of globemaking, as well as offering a great introduction to this antiquated art.
Entry to the exhibition is free, and it will be open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday.
More about the exhibition can be found at www.bellerbyandco.com/index.php/exhibition.
Geographical Blueprint: The Art of the Handcrafted Globe
Saturday 29th September – Friday 12th October 2012
Royal Geographical Society (Pavillion Space)
1 Kensington Gore