Pop Art Stars – Chester Pop Art Exhibition Film

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So our director Andy was walking up to town when his attention was attracted by a large poster outside the old Chester library building advertising “Pop Art in Print”. Naturally he took a detour. One hour later, his senses still reeling from 70 iconic pieces of work from the V&A collection, and he had offered to help Chester Visual Arts to promote their sensational exhibition with a film.
Cheste Video Production - Chester Visual Arts Pop Art Exhibition Library

Who could resist? From Lichtenstein to Warhol, Peter Blake to Julian Opie this stunning, kaleidoscopic exhibition was like a Who’s Who of one of the great late twentieth century art movements, still resonating today (yes, there was also a Damien Hirst). Andy discovered that the goal of Chester Visual Arts was to establish a permanent contemporary gallery in the city and this collaboration with the V&A was just a taste of what was to come.

Chester Arts Filming - Chester Visual Arts Pop Art Exhibition -

Veracity has always believed in the promotion of culture. Art lifts the spirits and illuminates the human experience (crikey, that sounded pretentious). No, but really – art really can MAKE a city.

Our approach was of necessity simple. Film in the gallery for a few hours using standard video techniques and time-lapse photography, interview Ian and Cynthia Short, the visionary couple behind the exhibition, grab a few vox pops outside, mix together and edit into something that showcases the exhibition and helps trail what will follow.

It’s been a lot of fun to do and is, we hope, the beginning of a fruitful and enjoyable collaboration. Bring it on.

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