Sroop Sunar: The Golden Glassy


The lovely folks over at UAL – the University of Arts London – just popped us some info about a new exhibition launching next week of Sroop Sunar’s Anglo-Asian re-envisioning of the humble English pub sign.

As part of its stay, pub signage authority, David Roe will be hosting a talk with the artist on February 21st. See below for more details.

Excerpts from the Press Release:

“The Golden Glassy” is a modern pub in a predominantly Asian community in the Midlands: “glassy” is an Anglo-Indian term meaning glass, while “golden” mimics the English tradition of pub names. Combined they describe a favoured Indian drink – a glass of whisky.

Pubs have been dubbed the “heart of England” and their iconic signs give a fascinating glimpse back into the local history of each establishment. … The Golden Glassy encompasses pub signs stretching across almost a millennium, from England’s most popular pub name, The Red Lion, through the dark legend of The Slaughtered Lamb, to the knowing irony of The Office.

Sroop Sunar: The Golden Glassy
Jan 20 – Mar 5, 2011
The Arts Gallery, UAL, 272 High Holborn, WC1V 7EY