Friday, 15 June 2018

Thursday 14th June: Secret 7” 2018

The Secret 7”  exhibition has taken on a new epic location this year on The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula.  Murals hand-painted by Survival Techniques guide you along the river, underneath the Emirates Airline to discover this fun space on stilts out in the water.  Urban Growth have planted beds of greenery to surround the displays of the seven hundred record sleeve artworks. Seven tracks from seven musicians have been pressed one hundred times to 7” vinyl. Creatives from around the world have selected their favourite track to interpret in their own style from artists such as Jeremy Deller and Sir Anish Kapoor to submissions from the general public. These seven hundred unique sleeves are currently on display at the Jetty before going on sale on June 24th.  The auction functions on a first come, first served basis priced at £50 each. The idea is that collectors have to guess who has created each sleeve and which song it’s for.  The secret isn't revealed until you have secured your purchase and unlocked its identity.  With each year of this project gaining notoriety the queue is becoming a dedicated operation.  It's advised to get in line in good time to get your paws on your favourite wax which could be the work of anyone from Sir Paul Smith to Polly Morgan.  You'll also find my cosmic colourful offering nestling in the mix alongside other NOW Gallery artists including Morag Myerscough, Hattie Stewart and Yinka Ilori.  This year all proceeds are going to Mind Charity.

(photos include a montage of my favourite artworks including two I suspect are for Jimi Hendrix "Castles Mad Of Sand" - see the lego mini Jimi and castles made of sand-paper!)

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