2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival
The NCAD Gallery presents an exhibition, Film and Design in Close Up, to celebrate the work of Hollywood art director Cedric Gibbons.
Film and Design in Close Up, a one-day symposium: Friday 23 March, 11am – 6pm
This one-day symposium is organised by the MA Design History and Material Culture programme at NCAD in conjunction with the celebration of the life and work of Cedric Gibbons which forms part of the 2018 Audi Dublin International Film Festival.
The NCAD Gallery is delighted to announce it will partner with the Audi Dublin International Film Festival 2018 (ADIFF) and the MA Design History and Material Culture programme at NCAD on an exhibition to focus on the career of Hollywood Art Director, Cedric Gibbons. Gibbons was the most successful art director in the history of cinema. His team at MGM shaped the sets, props and costumes for more than a thousand films, contributing greatly to the studio’s reputation as Hollywood’s number one ‘dream factory.’ He conceived the colossal sets of ‘Ben Hur’ (1925); the technicolour realm of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939); and Van Gogh’s world in ‘Lust for Life’ (1956). Gibbons’ enthusiasm for abstract art and art deco interiors probably did more to promote the Modern Movement than the Bauhaus. He won eleven Oscars for his art direction, receiving the famous statuette that he himself had designed.
Friday 23 March: Film and Design in Close Up – a one-day symposium (ticketed): more information here.