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Thursday, 25th Jul 2013
Earlier this week, we took a visit to new exhibition More Than Fair at London's RCA, featuring the work of the late British artist and musician Ian Dury. A student of Pop Art icon Sir Peter Blake, Ian studied at Walthamstow School of Art before joining the prestigious Royal College in 1963. The exhibition has been curated by Ian’s daughter Jemima Dury, former confederate Kosmo Vinyl and the one time Stiff Records art director, Jules Balme.
Featuring a selection of artwork from 1961 to 1972, the colourful exhibition showcases Ian's immersion in pop culture, referencing celebrities, singers and showgirls. The artist developed a friendship with tutor Peter Blake, who was so confident in his student's work that he would pass over projects from time to time. More Than Fair was made possible thanks to donations from the RCA, Ian's former band The Blockheads, the general public and many more. The exhibition will run until 1st September 2013.
Wednesday, 10th Jul 2013
A new exhibition, simply titled 'Mods' starts this Saturday at the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition has been described as a celebration of mod culture, offering an explanation of why the movement is so enduring and important. Featured content covers the original mods of the late 50s and 60s, the revivalists of the late 70s and early 80s, as well as the movement's re-emergence over the past decade. In an exclusive first look, the exhibition will feature the first public showing of photographer Jamie Garbutt's Mods and Sods series, showing contemporary interpretations of modernist scenes.
Music, fashion, style and scooters are the key focus of the various displays, including video interviews, photographs and artefacts; many of which have been donated by local devotees. Members of leading mod revival band Secret Affair have helped to support the exhibition, loaning two vintage stage outfits and a 1968 Fender Telecaster to the display. The exhibition runs from Saturday 13th July - 19th September, with a series of live music events taking place alongside the show.
Monday, 1st Jul 2013
London’s Jewish Museum opens a new exhibition this week, taking an intimate look at the life of the late artist Amy Winehouse. Supported by Amy’s family, the museum has been given unprecedented access to the singer’s belongings, including her guitar, record collection and iconic outfits. Located in the heart of Camden, Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait celebrates Amy’s passion for music, fashion, London and her family.
The exhibition centres around four themes: Judaism, Family and Home; Amy and London, Music and the artist's status as a Style Icon. Amongst the items on display is a pin-up style gingham dress, designed by Amy as part of her collaboration with Fred Perry.
Amy's brother, Alex Winehouse, played a major role in the exhibition and says: "I hope, in this most fitting of places that the world gets to see this other side not only to Amy, but to our typical Jewish family." Alex is also Creative Director of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up in Amy's memory to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. Fred Perry continues to support the foundation through a collaborative collection, as well as the auction of 60 customised shirts by famous fans of the brand, including The Specials, Damon Albarn and Bradley Wiggins.
Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait runs from 3rd July - 15th September 2013. For further information and tickets, visit: www.jewishmuseum.org.uk/Amy