The Red Door Gallery is thrilled to have Chris McAuley guest curate an exhibition of his A Famous Night poster project.
Inspired by the North American tradition of collectable, hand-printed, concert posters A Famous Night is a project invloving artists, illustrators and designers commissioned produce an original artwork commemorating a fictitious gig of their choosing.
Edinburgh born Tommy Perman is an artist, designer and musician who works in a wide variety of media including drawing, printmaking, performance, sound and music. He has a particular interest in combining new digital technologies with traditional techniques and a fascination with the boundaries between fine art, graphic design and music. He was also a founding member of the artist collective / pop band FOUND who have released music with Fence and Chemikal Underground Records. He has recently released solo album.
By allowing the artists free reign over the line up, venue and design concept, the resulting posters will offer a unique insight into the possibilities of this form without the usual constraints often imposed by concert promoters, venues and the bands themselves.
Each of the participating artists are internationally renowned in their own field, be it comic art, graphic design, illustration or fine art, which will make for a diverse collection that will appeal to a broad audience of art and music lovers alike.
Mansfield Church is in Edinburgh, just at the bottom of Broughton Street and it is beautiful building with murals by the Arts and Crafts artist, Phoebe Anna Traquair. The church has served many purposes over the years but in the late 90’s early 2000’s it was a music venue, home to one of Edinburgh’s most missed night clubs, Cafe Graffiti. This print is a tribute to the club that turned a church into a night club and was produced when the artist was asked “what would your dream night out be?”. The text along the top of this print confirms that Tommy Perman’s dream night would be to resurrect Cafe Grafitti and have a line up which included Dabrye, King Creasote and Mathew Herbert’s Big Band. Tapas and Dim Sum would be served too! If this night was ever to happen, we would all want to be right there too!
Tommy Perman is an Edinburgh-based artist, designer and member of the art collective/band FOUND. Tommy’s artwork focuses on his love of drawing architecture and urban landscapes. We exhibit a collection of his works that span the ten years since he graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2002.
Approx 30 x 42 cm, Digital Inkjet print.