Thursday, 14 May 2015
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Chalkie Davies is responsible for many of my favourite photos of my favourite bands. I'm really glad a collection of his early works, taken during his days with the NME and The Face magazine, is being displayed at the National Museum Cardiff from May 9 until September 6. Chalkie was recently interviewed by The Guardian and told them he's doing the show as he feels the time is right for his story to be told... “(My tale is)how a kid from Sully can go to London all alone, and end up getting the one job he always wanted, and then to work with all the people he admired, to help shape and mould them visually, to create the images the fans would see, and most importantly remember.
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Coming soon... In August this year I'm launcing a project called: "Life of Pye: Harry's 42 Collaborations". To celebrate being 42 years young I'm going to make a collaborative work with 42 artists I admire. Astrid Horkheimer and I are both Elvis fans. Elvis died at 42 and so we're currently working on a new artwork.
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Secret 7 show is on at Somerset House 10 April – 3 May 2015 Sale day Monday, 4 May 2015 Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.15) Terrace Rooms, South Wing Free admission Secret 7”, the annual project that brings music and art together for a good cause, has returned for 2015 bigger and better than ever before. Taking place throughout April, the exhibition has moved to a new home at Somerset House. As with years gone by, the list of contributors for 2015 reads like a who’s who of the most culturally important artists, designers and creatives around. Notable contributors include Sir Peter Blake, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie, David Shrigley, Martin Parr, Sir Paul Smith, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Jessica Voorsanger, Emma Ridgway, Andy Vella, Tinsel Edwards & Harry Pye to name a few. All these and hundreds more have created bespoke, one-of-a-kind sleeve designs for seven iconic tracks, as revealed back in January as: The Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers; Diana Ross & The Supremes – Reflections; Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx); The Chemical Brothers – Let Forever Be; St Vincent – Digital Witness; Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer; The Maccabees – Go. For those not in the know, the concept is simple: each year Secret 7” take an iconic track from seven legendary musicians and press each one 100 times to vinyl. Each record receives a one-of-a-kind sleeve, as designed by 700 creatives, which will be displayed in a month-long exhibition. On 4 May, all the sleeves go on sale for the uniform price of £50 to the general public. The only catch is that the buyer won’t know who the record is by, or who has designed the sleeve until they have parted with their cash. Therein lies the secret…
Sunday, 12 April 2015
The Demolition Derby exhibition at Fold (158 New Cavendish st) featuring Laura Bygrave, Luke Gottelier, Kes Richardson, and Rose Wylie ends on Saturday the 18th of April. Miss it and miss out...