IT'S A SAD AND BEAUTIFUL WORLD EXHIBITION
This was our last big collective exhibition, nice going through all the old photos, can't believe it's been so long since we organised a big group show, let 2008 be the year we get out thumbs out our arses! Here's what i wrote at the time...
4th to 11th August 2004
After the success of their first group exhibition in February 2004, and continuing awards, commissions, publications and collaborations throughout the following year. The Outcrowd presented “It's a sad and beautiful world” their second ambitious group show.
This exhibition provided a chance to peek into the creative realm that exists beyond the sometimes insular Southern based “in crowd” of contemporary illustration, art and design. Although we collaborate, interface, love and respect London based practitioners, we strive to expose what we have achieved here in the West Midlands. Geographically fortunate that we have the opportunity to network nationally as opposed to an all to often southern bias.
With new members, new work, growing notoriety and accolades, be prepared for a continuing visual onslaught from these pencil-wrestling enthusiasts.