Artist Talk & Exhibition Tour – Edmund Francis

Edmund Francis, Anglepoise lamp (detail), 2012. Image courtesy the artist

6 October 2012


North Member Programme

Newcastle-based artist Edmund Francis is fascinated by the everyday man-made objects that we hardly notice. He uses changes in scale and shifts attention from an object’s use to its appearance, or vice versa. Through this, he examines and re-presents the manufactured object, making sculptures that engage with the processes of the design industry and that question our attitudes to our surroundings, fashions and taste.

His work, Anglepoise (7x), was featured in the 2011 Durham Lumiere. It is an exaggeration of an iconic piece of everyday design – a working scale model, seven times the size of the typical lamp that sits on countless desks in offices and studies.

This autumn’s exhibition, More, features new commissions made specifically for DLI Art Gallery and Museum. Both critical and celebratory, Francis’ work owes much to industrial and commercial design, fashion and consumer trends.

Join us for the opportunity to hear the artist talk about his work in the context of his exhibition.


For any further information about becoming a member of the Contemporary Art Society North or to book places on upcoming events, contact Rebecca Morrill on 07815 830 182 or email Alternatively contact Mark Doyle on 07891 880498 or email 


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