Prosthetic Possibility

July 15th, 2015  |  Published in Events, Launchpad

Prosthetic Possibility: Towards a Strategy of Extraordinary Design
By Darren Richardson

Exhibiting at MADE NORTH Gallery
Wednesday June 17th – Saturday August 1st 2015
Private View and Talk, Friday 24th July
Talks at Cantor Lecture Theatre at 6.15pm
followed by PV at MADE NORTH Gallery from 6.50-8.30

This is an experimental form of product design. Concerned with identity-mine, yours, theirs, it’s individually, collectively, socially, exploring duality and alternative function through narrative, metaphor, surprise, invention disinformation. Provocative and playful.




Above figures belong to ‘New Model Army’ series cast from bronze

This exhibition has been created by Darren Richardson, Artist/Designer based at Yorkshire Artspace. He says about his work:

“The work invites active engagement, seeking to undermine complacent attitudes: the possibility of the improbable. This is an expression of my disillusionment with… product design entwined with consumerism, advertising, and over-production, democracy and continuation of government… institutional practice.”

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New Model Army (Lego)

Set within the contexts of design for health, prosthetic possibility is a promotion of emotional and physical well being. A dialogue, a pathway to salvation, it represents the beginning of a strategy of extraordinary design.



Opening Times:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12.00am to 5.00pm
11.00am to 4.00pm

MADE NORTH Design & Craft Gallery
Yorkshire Artspace
Persistence Works
21 Brown Street
S1 2BS


MADE NORTH is a platform for northern designer/makers. MADE NORTH brings together the industry in an annual conference; showcases and promotes work via contemporary gallery space in the heart of Sheffield and online It will also designer/makers through a membership, events and network programme.

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