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The response to this years show proves that there is a little soft spot in the hearts of all creative types for vinyl culture. Opening night busted a few new records (yes we love to keep our stats) and the follow up events, Sound Series #13 and Plump Jam #2 did the same. Lucas Abela aka dj smallcock literally busted a few records when he ripped a stack of vinyl records to shreds care of a revised turntable spinning at 2850 rpms and two large meat cleavers wired for sound. It was scary. It was loud. Its was everything we have come to expect from Lucas…and more. We all survived.
There is a mutitude of photos from the show and the opening floating around. We’ve selected a few for you in case you missed it – or in case you didn’t and just want to spot yourself in the crowd. Sorry for the long, ugly links – we’ve been battling to keep up with everything happening at Medium: Vinyl. Okay, we’re just a little lazy. Thanks to all of the wonderful photographers out there for these.
Medium: Vinyl 2011 launched in spectacular style last Friday at Hardware Gallery and Plump Gallery on Enmore Road. A huge crowd drifted between both venues over the 4 hour marathon event. Fantastic tunes were played by Dean Dixon and Dave Fernandes from HAHA industries, plus other DJs at Plump gallery. Cameras were going crazy catching all the art, people and of course our special guest speaker, Jane Gazzo from Channel V, who gave a great speech.
The overwhelming reaction to the show was positive with particular note being made about how good it is to see two galleries working in such close collaboration and with so much success. As well as from many of the local artists who participated and attended the opening, there was very strong support from the general community.
Coming up over the next few weeks are more exciting events at both galleries while the vinyl exhibition stays up. First up is this Friday at Hardware Gallery with Sound Series #13, followed by Plump Jam next week at Plump Gallery.
The Beer and Cider Co has put on an awesome selection of Beers and Ales for us to share with you next Friday night at the launch of Medium: Vinyl 2011. And Cooks Lot wines of Mudgee will be providing you all with some seriously delicious wines.
Medium: Vinyl is an annual event at Hardware Gallery which sees artists using vinyl records as the basis for their artwork. Besides a celebration of the vinyl record, it is a fun and vibrant exhibition that pushes artists slightly away from their normal practice, sometime simply by working with a round starting point. Each year we see increasingly adventurous ideas, experiments and artworks, which is why it is one of our most popular shows of the year, meaning record crowds, large numbers of sales and great media exposure. Coverage in 2010 ranged from Radio to Print to Internet and TV. Heres a bit of what they said:
“a fantastically diverse show”
“an excellent opportunity for emerging as well as established artists to get some exposure with the media”
“a must for anyone who likes music and art”
“a pure celebration for the senses”
Medium: Vinyl Exhibition – 180 artworks on vinyl records.
Local, international, youth. emerging and established artists directly interact with the medium and theme, creating unique and innovative art. As the medium is a modern icon, an antique and a collectable, an object to be recycled and a piece of art itself there are many considerations for the artist to respond to, visually and symbolically.
Artist from previous exhibitions commented on how this exhibition challenges and extends their artmaking to be more creative, from different shapes as a canvas and qualities as a sculptural medium to its relevance culturally.
Opening night is Friday 20th May from 6-9pm. Music by Dean Dixon and Dave Fernandes – HAHA Industries.
Medium Vinyl Opening Night – a vast array of artworks in all sorts of mediums combined with Vinyl – objects created, sculptural pieces and records used as canvas on mass with a broad range of artistic styles.
Some themes explored have been the relation of the specific music featured on the artists record, in portraits, street art representation and collage responses. Other works feature the exploration of the medium with a sense of time and existence, relating to the 4th dimension with casting, manipulation and erosion to create fascinating works.
Also the night has some of the best vinyl pushers cranking the decks….so be ready to meet and greet and move your feet…
Deadline for artworks is Thursday 21st April
Opening night is Friday 20th May from 6-9pm.
All information is available on the entry form:
Last year, Medium: Vinyl 2010 attracted 150 artworks by 140 artists from Overseas, around Australia and from Sydney.
In 2011 there will be 6 separate categories with 30 places in each category. Entry fee is AU$30 (inclusive of GST) per piece of artwork (up to 3 artworks can be submitted per artist). Entry is on a strictly first come first served basis.
(more details by emailing email@example.com)
Or simply phone and ask us any questions.
1. Painting/Drawing: Use your vinyl as a round canvas
2. Print/Stencil: Any work that incorporates an element of printmaking or stencilling
3. 3D/Collage/Sculpture: Use your vinyl as a base or add something to it
4. Photography: As part of the Head On Photographic Festival
5. Musical/Conceptual: Any medium but incorporates the concept of music
6. Youth (under 18s): Discount entry fee of $15 applies