Goswell Road’s Lever Gallery has curated not one, but two exhibitions this month.

The gallery specialises in post-war lifestyle illustration. It focusses on the commercial art produced as a result of the affluence and thriving social climate in the aftermath of World War 2. It pays homage to the British artists who pushed our culture into the modern age, transforming the face of music, art, fashion, film and more. Michael Johnson, Renato Fratini and Walter Wyles are just some of the iconic names from the 60s that the gallery proudly represents. However, they also support next generation illustrators.

The Lever Gallery

It is the old masters of form that are showcased in the Lever’s current exhibition UNCOVERED: ILLUSTRATING THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES. There will be a myriad of rare, original cover illustrations from the 1960s and early 70s on show, running from the 1st February to the 26th March. These will include work from Michael Johnson who was one of the most sought after illustrators of the time, Ian Robertson, and a group of influential Italian illustrators who lived around Soho and Chelsea.

The gallery has also curated an exhibition celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Stanley Kubrick Archive at the London College of Communication. BEYOND 2001: NEW HORIZONS will display Brian Sanders work for Kubrick at the University’s Archives and Special Collections Centre. Additionally, students will produce and display work alongside professional artists and academics, offering a new take on the original archive material from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The collaborative programme will also offer additional events, performances, workshops and panel discussions. It runs from the 18th January to 16th February.

For more information, please click here to visit the Lever Gallery’s website. You can watch video footage of the BEYOND 2001: NEW HORIZONS launch night here.