The Tin Drum

Anthony Davies / Gary Venn

  • 19 Oct - 2 Nov, 2010

RAMP's next exhibition features Anthony Davies' collection of 24 silkscreen prints entitled "The Tin Drum", inspired by a novel written by Gunter Grass and the subsequent film directed by Volker Schlondorff.  The narrative follows the adventures and acquaintances of a boy, Oskar, and his companion, a tin drum.  Anthony Davies was born in England, where he trained at the Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art, and has exhibited extensively around the world.

Gary Venn is a freelance illustrator, currently based in NZ. His work features a combination of ink drawings, paint and collage. His work has featured in various magazines and publications, and was shortlisted for the 2009 Storylines Gavin Bishop Illustration Award (NZ). For RAMP, Venn will be exhibiting 'lo-fi mono/stencil prints', also based on his interpretation of the film and book "The Tin Drum".