New Exhibition Round Up

Here at ADOmedia we are constantly on the hunt for inspiration. Our creative team love to keep their minds active in order to develop innovative design ideas and branding solutions.

We read the books, keep up to date with the news, magazines and blogs. We also take time to monitor the latest campaigns and technological developments. However, there is something to be said for stepping out of the studio and visiting a good old exhibition. Nothing stirs the mind more than an innovative spacial design, inspiring new work or bold installation.

Lucky for us then that 2013 is chock-full of brilliant and exciting new exhibitions, many of which are opening their doors in the next week or so. Today, we round up our hit list of the ones we want to see over the coming months…

Thomas Zanon-Larcher – Falling: A Part

Photographer Thomas Zanon-Larcher’s first solo exhibition starts tomorrow at The Wapping Project Bankside. He has previously collaborated with fashion greats such as Yohji Yamamoto, Alexander McQueen, Dries van Noten, Martin Margiela and Haider Ackerman.

The Wapping Project exhibition space is well worth a visit. They showcase a superb range of exhibitions throughout the year. Located in the Bankside area on the south bank of the River Thames, the gallery focuses on photography, film and video.

The Light Show - Hayward Gallery
The Light Show – Hayward Gallery

From the end of the month, the Hayward gallery’s two floors will be the setting for 23 vast works and installations. 22 lighting artists will be represented — James Turrell, Jenny Holzer, Dan Flavin and weatherman Olafur Eliasson among them.

The installations will be designed to create colour, shadow, shape and playful disorientation. This one looks set to be memorable indeed.

Man Ray Portrait Exhibition
Man Ray’s portraits – The National Portrait Gallery

From the 7th February to the 27th May, The National Portrait Gallery in London will exhibit more than 150 photographs by hugely influential American artist Man Ray. Images of Catherine Deneuve, Pablo Picasso and photographer Lee Miller are included in the show. Many of the pictures have never been displayed in the UK before.

Glam! Exhibition Tate Liverpool
Glam! – Tate Liverpool

The Liverpool Tate gallery has showcased some fantastic exhibitions over the past few years and this one, on display from 8 February – 12 May looks to be no exception.

The exhibition investigates artistic developments in Britain, Europe and North America through the movement of ‘glam’. The works of artists such as David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Allen Jones, Richard Hamilton, Peter Hujar explore themes of glamour, camp, exaggerated identity, androgyny, eroticism and dandyism.

Lichtenstein Exhibition - Tate London
Lichtenstein: A Retrospective – Tate Modern

From 21 February to 27 May 2013, the work of Roy Lichtenstein will be on show at the Tate Modern, London. The exhibition aims to highlight more than his famous 1960s pop art and will feature 125 of his paintings and sculptures as well as rarely seen drawings from a career that spanned more than 50 years. The gallery cites it to be the most comprehensive Lichtenstein show ever. Not to be missed!

Peak District Artisans site goes live

When we were approached by Peak District Artisans to create them a brand spanking new website, we jumped at the chance! Promoting creativity and local talent is something we really enjoy, so this particular project was right up our street.

Peak District Artisans, based in and around the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District in England, are some of the very best professional fine artists, designers, makers and contemporary artisans around.  The website we created for them offers each artist within the association the ability to create their own editable profile, to which they can upload their work, photographs and information, creating an ever changing online portfolio.

The news section of the site offers the group the ability to create events and news articles and promote any upcoming exhibitions. Visitors to the website are able to browse the artists alphabetically or by genre. They can also view the latest tweets from the PDA members and link to their social media networks.

We selected a fresh, pared down approach to the design with a soft colour palette created to place emphasis on the artists work and give definition to each separate category.

Peak District Artisans website screenshot

We think the final outcome looks fantastic and we have received some fantastic feedback from the Peak District Artisans.
Take a look around the site and let us know what you think at

We have moved

Well, it has been a hectic couple of weeks for the team at ADOmedia. Not only have we got a number of juicy projects on the work board but we have recently relocated to our new studio space (about time, I hear you say!). We are now settled in and loving our new environment. As well as a purpose built, beautifully beamed studio, our new premises also boast a bright and airy conference / meeting area. Here are a few snaps to give you an idea of what it is like:

ADOmedia new studio


So, next time you are on Chestergate why not drop in and say hello? We may even make you a brew!

Our new address:
ADOmedia Ltd
12 Chestergate
SK11 6BA

Norbury Farm

Norbury Farm is a working farm based in Hazel Grove. ADOmedia was approached by the owners to create a new website that would be able to reflect the farm’s diversity with the ability to focus on the four areas of the premises.

As well as rearing their own sheep and cattle (over 80 acres of green belt land) the farm boasts a café, a gift shop which sells a wide range of items from artificial flowers, cards, ceramics and lots more and a butchers. In addition to this Norbury Farm also has an antiques restorers. The photography on the website was also carried out by ADOmedia’s resident photographer Andy Stairmand, if you need shoots undertaking please let us know here. The end result has been well received and we are chuffed to bits with the outcome of the project!

Norbury Farm website screen shot

You can view the website we have created for Norbury Farm here –

Graphic novel comes to life

Max Oppenheim, a London based photographer, was recently commissioned to create a series of recreations of the terrifying “yearbook photos” found in Charles Burns’ teen-sex-horror graphic novel Black Hole for 125 magazine. Working in conjunction with prosthetics artist Bill Turpin he has created these monstrous shots… we think they are ace! If you haven’t already the graphic novel we suggest you get your hands on it as soon as you can.

Max Oppenheim's Black Hole shoot - a homeage to the famous Charles Burns dark graphic novel

See the full series by visiting Max’s site here –


ADOmedia has recently got a new face on the books to take care of any of our clients photography requirements in Andy Stairmand. Andy has many years commercial experience in numerous fields of the discipline and a very keen eye for detail. He has recently undertaken a couple of projects on our behalf and the results have been very impressive indeed. Here are a few of his efforts from a recent food shoot for outside caterers and great clients Vanilla In Allseasons … they are so good you could eat them!

Photography by Andy Stairmand for Vanilla in Allseasons