School of Art alumni in ‘blockbuster’ V&A exhibition

Ian Emes, a Fine Art graduate from Birmingham City University, features in Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The exhibition, a retrospective of the British band, has been one of the museum’s most visited shows, attracting over 300,000 visitors. Its popularity has prompted the museum to extend its run until mid-October.


Ian Emes

Emes, who had a solo show at Parkside Gallery in 2013, plays a major part in the exhibition.

The School of Art graduate worked regularly with Pink Floyd in the 70s, producing animations for their iconic animated concerts. The Dark Side of the Moon (1974), which includes the famous ‘time sequence,’ featured in the rock band’s internationally acclaimed concert tour.

Emes has produced animations for numerous other international musicians including Mike Oldfield and Paul McCartney. His animations are iconic of 70s pop culture.

As well as working with famous rock musicians, Emes has produced a series of other projects over the last five decades. Other works include a music video for Duran Duran, commercials and numerous television series.

Recently, Emes has directed Bookaboo, a children’s programme which is going into its second series on CITV.

Emes’ success has led to his inclusion in numerous group exhibitions in recent years at The Horse Hospital, London, and Ikon, Birmingham.

Current projects include a collaboration with dance artists Flock Dance in what is set to be a spectacular collision of cinema and live performance.

His work will soon feature in David Gilmour Live at Pompeii which airs in cinemas on 13 September.


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