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.
Performing Rights Society, Fitzrovia, London W1
The Great Escape Festival, Thistle Hotel, Brighton BN1
Jealous Gallery and Print Studio, London NW8
Graham Carrick and Lucieta Williams for Fitzrovia Noir
Nicholas Shah and Kelly Wheeler
Li Ya Fei
Assemblage, collage, ephemera, found items, illustration, paint, photography, text
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