A Famous Night – Sophie Alda
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.
Sophie Alda is a freelance illustrator, painter and prop maker based in East London. Her surreal and charming work has gained her many admirers. She was recently involved in a show in London where she had illustrated a collection of haikus by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu.
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.