In association with Jealous Gallery we presented an open submission exhibition with music as its inspiration, kicking off with a launch at Copyright House in Fitzrovia, the sadly doomed-for-demolition modernist masterpiece by Richard Siefart ‘businesslike and muscular but with a touch of whimsy in its undulating canopy.’ Promotion of the shows was accompanied by a free CD of unsigned bands produced by Kelly Wheeler, with a percentage from all art sales donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Our TOP 100 theme of visual art inspired by album/song titles, lyrics, music or a homage to a favourite artist was showcased as 12 inch square art, selected and judged by key representatives from the music and art worlds: Leann Barber at Contemporary Art Projects; Martin Elbourne and Kat Morris of The Great Escape Festival; Jeremy Goldsmith, specialist in Post-War Contemporary Art at Christies; Francesco Petillo and Helen Murphy from The Whitecross Gallery; Ed Redman of Red Bubble design; Eduardo Sant’Anna from StART Space and Gretta Sarfaty at Marchant Sartorial Contemporary Art. Attracting 5000+ visitors, TOP 100 proved to be a great success, the final show at Jealous Gallery giving visitors the chance to vote for their own Number 1 and the opportunity of winning an original art work or owning a limited edition No.1 print.

Project Title
TOP 100

Location:
Performing Rights Society, Fitzrovia, London W1
The Great Escape Festival, Thistle Hotel, Brighton BN1
Jealous Gallery and Print Studio, London NW8

Curation
Graham Carrick and Lucieta Williams for Fitzrovia Noir

Production
Nicholas Shah and Kelly Wheeler

Artists

Clare Adams
Sarah Ainslie
Iain Andrews
Seb Antoniou
Danny Bird
Alexandra Buhl
Infinity Bunce
Carolynn Bushell
Graham Carrick
Christina Christoforou
Russell Clark
Maria Clement
Augustine Coll
Maria Colomb
Georgina Cook
Marcus Cope
Zoe Crosse
Karen D’Amico
Li Ya Fei
Crystal Fischetti
Rebecca Fortnum
Pamela Furness
Alexa Galea
Anne-Marie Glasheen
David Gibbons
Kirsty Harris
Ellie Howitt
Garry Hunter
Nikolai Kozin
Janina Langton
Sue Lawes
Michael Lemmetti

Michael Lindley
Robert Logan
Peter Mackertich
Anthony McCorry
Jude McPherson
Dominic Madden
Guillermo Monroy
Stephanie Moran
Rhea Nielsen.
Yuki Nishimura
Arina Orlova
Fran Ortega
Elisabetta Pancucci
Kelly Pretty
Clare Price
Scarlett Raven
Karen Rawlinson
Mary Renner
Janine Reeves
Paul Robinson
Tak Qiu
Manuel Sanmartin
Nicholas Shah
Ricardo Sleiman
Nicola Smith
Billy Styles
Enrico Suave
Harry Urgent
Charlotte Veysey
Esther Wanjie
Jesse Watson
Lucieta Williams

Media
Assemblage, collage, ephemera, found items, illustration, paint, photography, text

Date
December 2008 – June 2009

“ It was a pleasure to work with Fitzrovia Noir and see the project develop. The final results were a triumph that far exceeded our expectations.”

Sam Naraina, Performing Rights Society

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