When punk exploded onto the music scene in the 1970’s, it seemed to be an aberration: another pointless negative outburst of teenage angst involving lots of swearing, spitting and rudimentary music. Little did we know that nearly forty years on, the seeds planted
by those early Punksters would flourish over the generations, so that In our own time of financial hardship and uncertainty not a million miles away from the troubled world of the mid 1970s, Punk seems ever more relevant and attractive.

In 2010 Gaye Black (Gaye Advert) was commissioned to curate the ‘Beyond Punk’ Exhibition; the show featuring artwork from Adam Ant, Jamie Reid, Gee Vaucher, and Poly Styrene

The exhibition was a raging success, as such Gaye has been asked to curate a further exhibition for 2011. So far an impessive list of artists are set to exhibit their pieces;

Gaye Black (Adverts)
Michael Davies (MC5)
Ben Browton (The Shapes)
Billy Childish (Pop Rivets)
Ben Edge (Thee Spivs)
Ray Gange (Clash DJ)
Grant Hart (Husker Du)
Jowe Head (Swell Maps/Television Personalities)
Robyn Hitchcock (Soft Boys)
Bron Jones (Eve Libertine, Crass)
Dick Lucas (Subhumans/Citizen Fish)
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo)
Christian Paris (Wire/The Bears)
Savage Pencil (the Art Attacks)
Marco Pirroni (Siouxsie & the Banshees/Adam & the Ants)
Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices)
Jamie Reid
Nick Reynolds (Alabama 3)
Penny Rimbaud (Crass)
Paul Simonon (the Clash)
Tom Spencer (the Lurkers)

PHOTOGRAPHY
Ian Dickson
Jill Furmanovsky
Ray Stevenson

POLY STYRENE TRIBUTE PORTRAITS
Chris Brief (The Briefs)
Charlie Harper (UK Subs)
Knox (The Vibrators)

The exhibition is to be housed at the Signal Gallery, 32 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LF – Tel 0207 613 1550

Private View ”“ 24th November 6 -9pm.
Open 25th Nov ”“ 17th Dec. Tuesday ”“ Saturday 12 – 6pm

On each of the four Saturdays of the shows run, musicians from the show will be performing sets in the gallery.These performances will be free. Details of the line-up for these events will be announced nearer to the time

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