Following Babylon ARTS recent Taken by Storm exhibition, The Babylon Gallery is showcasing 66 original artworks inspired by the art of the vinyl sleeve in their Album Art Fundraising Selling Exhibition which runs until Sunday 27th January at the riverside gallery in Ely. Submissions came from people across the area, in a range of styles and techniques, as well as artwork from all experience levels and ages, with the youngest artist being just 3 years old.
The Taken by Storm, Storm Thorgerson exhibition, which was on display at The Babylon Gallery throughout December, was one of the most popular the gallery has experienced. Head of Project Delivery Florence Tong said: “The interest and success of this exhibition inspired us to celebrate the artwork that is associated with our favourite bands, music and tracks by inviting amateur, professional and first time artists to create their own original piece of vinyl artwork.”
Mayor of Ely, Cllr Mike Rouse attended the launch to present the top prize of £100 for ‘Best in Show’ which was awarded to Mack Mathod’s for his take on Jethro Tull’s Step into the Wild Land winning him the £100 prize for ‘Best in Show’. Father and son artists Lee and Jimmy Hasler as well as Cameron Taylor’s designs were ‘Highly Commended’
Rupert Truman, StormStudios who supported the exhibition said: “We’re very proud to be associated with this awesome event organised by our friends at Babylon ARTS in Ely. The fundraising exhibition features one-off album cover tributes from professional and amateur artists – democracy in action!”
Alongside the Album Art exhibits we’re presenting never before seen, limited edition StormStudios ‘vinyl rough’ designs for various album covers, which will be recognisable to music lovers. These are rarely seen outside of the studio but a crucial part of the design process. The studios have donated a stunning limited print from their artist Dan Abbott which is being raffled at the Gallery throughout the show as part of this fundraising exhibition.
All artwork is on sale at the Babylon Gallery until Sunday 27th January, open daily 12-4pm. Entry is FREE. At least 50% of the proceeds from artwork sales going to support the work of our charity Babylon ARTS.
To follow the progress of this project, please visit www.babylonarts.org.uk/projects
Press release from Babylon ARTS