18 May - 30 June 2018
Mal-One: Never Mind the Punk 45
with Vinyl Guru
Part of the Late Shows 2018
Saturday 19 May, 7-11pm
We’ve teamed up with the music maestros over at Vinyl Guru to deliver a unique blend of art and punk rock, hosting an exhibition of exploring the history of punk’s biggest bands and transforming the Gallery into a pop-up record shop.
Artist Mal-One grew up in the same London neighbourhood as future Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones and Paul Cook. In fact, he was first introduced to Steve Jones when he was 7 years old after Jones stole his bike. The same area of Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush was also a hotbed for the forthcoming Punk scene. Being immersed in the scene from an early age has given Mal-One a great front-line knowledge of the movement and access to one of the biggest Punk memorabilia collections.
The ‘Never Mind The Punk 45’ décollages cut back from the original 7” artworks to show snippets of related material from the back story of bands like Buzzcocks, The Clash, Sex Pistols and Ramones, using press cuttings, promo badges and tickets. Mal-One’s work bring together the iconography of the Punk zeitgeist; that moment when music and fashion youth culture collided for the first and last time.
We’ll be launching the event as part of The Late Shows weekend, the late-night culture crawl taking place across Newcastle and Gateshead, with rare vinyls from the Guru’s collection and turntables pumping out tunes to keep you pogoing all night!
Kiss Me Punk Till My Mouth Gets Numb, Collage, 61 x 61cm
100 PUNK, Collage, 61 x 61cm
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