100% Proof at the Harley Gallery
Celebrating 35 Years of Printmaking at Coriander Studio
Charity Shop DJ plays at exhibition opening
Charity Shop DJ brought his roadshow to the opening of the "100% Proof" exhibition at the Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop on 1 November 2009. Guests brought their own records to play as an impromptu DJ set, as well as making a few new records of their own..
Guest of honour was pop artist, Sir Peter Blake, who designed the famous cover of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band".
Here he is with a well-preserved copy of the album, which still contains the Sgt. Pepper Cut-Outs - "Moustache, Picture Card, Stripes, Badges and Stand Up".
Sir Peter Blake with his famous Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover
Sir Peter Blake with the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band gatefold sleeve
100% Proof:35 years of Printmaking at Coriander Studio
Harley Gallery, Welbeck, Worksop
The prestigious new exhibition at the Harley Gallery is now showcasing the work of London-based Coriander Studio, as well as offering the chance to learn more about one of the unsung, and often misunderstood skills of the art industry; that of the master print maker.
A selection of some of the most iconic images created by the studio, including works by Sir Terry Frost, Sir Peter Blake, Rachel Whiteread, Gary Hume, Damien Hirst and Sandra Blow, will be on display until 24 December 2009.
The exhibition runs until 24 December 2009.
Sir Peter Blake dropped in for the opening on 1 November, while Charity Shop DJ, Mistah Toe and Nicci Wilson invited guests to enjoy a day of music and album covers in the making.
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Bring and Play
Gallery goers brought, played and introduced their own music on DJ equipment, sharing what their personal choices meant to them. People took turns to tell and to listen to the stories behind the tracks. Those who didn't bring a record could select one from the Charity Shop collection and hear it played. It was a day of memories and surprises.
Jane Marrows introducing "Court and Spark" by Joni Mitchell. The track she chose was "Free Man in Paris" which reminds her of a great week in Paris when she was 19
Selecting and Listening from the Charity Shop Collection
Guests had the chance of making their own records, with the help of visual artist, Nicci Wilson. People formed their bands, named their first single - and designed their own record sleeve to take away. They were given a free Secret Single - a surprise record with identity obscured - to be played by the DJ. It was a surprise for Julie Bayliss. It turned out to be Aretha Franklin, her favourite singer. She had her Secret Single signed by Sir Peter Blake.
Julie Bayliss with her Secret Single signed by Sir Peter Blake
Making Records with visual artist, Nicci Wilson
Stuart Blackwood with the album cover he co-designed in 1976
One of the guests was photographer, illustrator and designer, Stuart Blackwood. In 1976 he co-designed the cover of the "Phil Spector's Greatest Hits" compilation album, which he brought in to play on the day. He remembers designing the logo shown on the back of the cover. Here he is with the album
Some of the Tunes that were Selected on the Day
Carol King chose "Every Little Thing she does is Magic" by The Police because it's "Upbeat and Cheerful"
Cameron Rothery: "Red Light Spells Danger" by Billy Ocean: "Reminds me of scooter rallies. Excellent lyrics and funky tune"
Barry Rothery: "Modern Dance" by Pere Ubu
Alun Rhodes selected "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys
Mike Wilcox: "It's all over Now" by the Valentinos
"I am Woman" by Helen Reddy: "Seminal in my youth"
Adam Farraby of Clipstone: "Finally" by Kings of Tomorrow "Memories of dancing in the sun in Ibiza 2000"
Alison Swan Parente of Welbeck: "Light my Fire" by The Doors
Neil Truman "The Revolution will not be Televised" by Gil Scott Heron
Michael Fraser: "Diamonds" by Marilyn Monroe; "Someday Soon" by The Heartland ("Spain! Mmmmm)
Phil Roach played Little Richard ("Bama Lam Bama Loo!)
Pete Lever played "A Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed "for tolerance" ...
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Thanks to the Harley Gallery for a great day!