Drawing Books & REWIRE Posted: 01 September 2012
Photographer Jessica Eskelsen of Becker & Mayer Books, Seattle has requested photos to accompany a piece on D.P. Henry which will appear in a forthcoming book/kit about drawing spirals.
Curator Elaine O'Hanrahan delivered a paper entitled Desmond Paul Henry: Computer Art's 'missing link' at REWIRE, the Fourth International Conference on Media Histories, Science and Technology held at Liverpool John Moore's University Art and Design Academy. The paper was well received and Elaine would like to thank everyone involved for their assistance and interest in Desmond Paul Henry.
Manchester, Spain & Over The Atlantic Posted: 01 April 2011
Henry is the only known British Digital Art pioneer of the early sixties. This indeed only makes him more interesting and as Henry’s works are revealed to an audience for the first time in years, we begin to see how news of the artist is traveling fast.
Henry’s exhibition at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) has been successfully capturing an audience over the last couple of months. The museum itself, with its links to industry, serves as a unique environment to display Henry’s work. Thankfully, the exhibition has received substantial local press coverage in: The Metro, The Manchester Evening News, and The Huddersfield Examiner which has undoubtedly helped draw a crowd. In addition, Peter Saville chatted to Guy Garvey about Henry’s machine drawings on Radio 4’s Front Row. It was nice to hear such well known figures giving credit to Henry’s works.
Furthermore, the exhibition has also received major international press coverage in The New York Times | The Herald Tribune (Alice Rawsthorn) and the Spanish newspaper El Pais (Antonio Fraguas). What has been interesting is the increase of Spanish followers for Desmond Henry on Facebook as a result of the article in the Spanish press.
In addition, over the Atlantic Ocean, examples of his machine-generated art are currently exhibited in the States, alongside such notable pioneers as Ben Laposky and Vera Molnar, at the deCordova’s Drawing with Code exhibition.
To summarise, 2011 has up-to-now been a positive year for Henry. There is a still a lot more to come, so watch this space.
Desmond Henry Exhibition at MOSI, Manchester Posted: 01 January 2011
A retrospective in commemoration of the mechanical machine drawings constructed by Henry in the 1960s from World War Two Bombsight Computers will take place on February the 7th, to May the 7th, 2011.
A big thank you goes out to all involved at The Museum of Science and Industry for their help in bringing this exhibition to life.
Desmond Henry in the USA Posted: 01 January 2011
A number of Henry originals, recently purchased from The D.P. Henry Archive, by the Anne and Michael Spalter Collection, have been included in the exhibition: Drawing with Code: Works from the Anne and Michael Spalter Collection.
Extracts from the press release:
Drawing with Code:
Works from the Anne and Michael Spalter Collection
Opens January 29, 2011 at deCordova
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is pleased to announce that director of the Boston Cyberarts Festival and former deCordova curator of New Media, George Fifield, will curate an exhibition of the earliest computer drawings, prints, and animations by the field’s innovators.
The prints and drawings in Drawing with Code represent some of the most elegant and innovative images from this bygone computer era.
Drawing with Code provides a window into the past with some of the best examples of an incredibly productive collaboration between technology and art.