Gawp and guffaw at rock 'n' roll art until end February
Stare in wonder at Sian Pattenden and Steve Horry's humourous music-themed illustrations on show with us until the end of the month.
If you didn't get a chance to catch these delightful alternative music artworks during our Alternative Music Film Week, then fret not as we've extended the exhibition until the end of February. Catch the show before each screening, and you can also order the artworks for your own walls directly from the artists - links below and information cards are available at the cinema too.
About the artists
Music journalist/illustrator Sian Pattenden (pictured below) is an animator, author and illustrator. She started writing for Smash Hits magazine at 18, interviewing Kylie, Robbie Williams, Bobby Gillespie and more. Since then she has written for publications including the Face, the Guardian, Word, Select & NME – and has been on telly and radio talking about pop music for years. Sian has also written six children’s books.
As an illustrator Sian has drawn the playing cards for ‘Unhappy Families’; the artwork for the Agatha Bilke series, the North London Arts Map & Kentishtowner Cultural Map – plus Neil Strauss’ Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead rock anthology.
Sian won the Victoria and Albert Museum Inspired by Award for artwork in 2005. As an animator Sian has directed and produced the Luke Haines’ Rock n Roll Animals video, Haines’ Lou Reed Lou Reed promo, the Outsider Music film and has created animations for Caroline Catz’ documentary about musician Jesse Hector.
Steven Horry is a freelance illustrator, DJ and musician. He spent most of 2014 playing guitar for regenerated Britpoppers Menswe@r. Steve has carved a graphic novel style of art, appropriating 90s UK music culture imagery to produce enjoyably flippant pop art.
Alternative Music Film Week launch night
Sian Pattenden and Steve Horry pose in front of some of Sian's pieces at the private view of their exhibition, held to mark the launch of Alternative Music Film Week in February 2015.
Tickets are available in advance online from this website, or on the door.
Doors and the bar open at 7.15pm, screenings start at 8pm.
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