Fri 6 - Sat 28 January / 10am - till close / Free entry
Full Spectrum Productions presents the Hanging Out Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, in collaboration with the V&A, Imperial War Museum and Rich Mix.
‘Images of Protest’ focuses on protest posters and poster art of 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s Britain and how this art form has both influenced and been influenced by the myriad aspects of youth culture. The work on display charts the immense change that occurred in popular and social culture in these decades and covers subjects such as Nuclear Disarmament, Racial Equality and Equal Rights.
The exhibition looks at material from photographers, artists & designers and self-organized groups such as The See Red Woman's poster group, Atelier Populaire, Paul Peter Piech, Ian McLaren and Neil Kenlock - the official photographer for the Black Panthers, as well as including images of Muhammad Ali’s resistance to the Vietnam War.
Included is a selection of contemporary posters created by young people involved with the Hanging Out project. Given access to archives of anti-war protest images at the V&A the group were inspired to generate their own posters revealing the extent to which the protest voice and aesthetic can still be heard and is relevant today.
Music Performance / 5th Jan / 8pm
On the 5th January from 8pm two Hanging Out project volunteer musicians, who took part in our 1960s Music Workshop, shall be performing their own protest songs to open the Images of Protest Exhibition at the Rich Mix gallery to the public.
Our first volunteer is Candice Casagrande, who has recently graduated from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. She is a captivating vocalist and acclaimed songwriter brings indie/folk from the shores of Byron Bay, Australia.
After winning over international song writing judges in 2009 and 2010 with a stand out poetic voice, Candice re-located to London to continue writing and has been gigging acoustically throughout 2011. A heartfelt performer with a disarming honesty, this authentic artist is one to watch for 2012 and beyond.
Our second volunteer is Brooke, currently studies music at the Academy of Contemporary Music:
"Hi, my name's Brooke. I've been writing my own songs since I was 13, using the piano or guitar. I'm writing a lot with other musicians which is really interesting, as what we come up with together is totally different from my solo work. I also love dancing and acting; I attend a drama school every Saturday and I have danced in a competition which I also wrote the music for. I love performing on the stage, which I have been doing since I was 11, the feeling I get from it is unreal."
Hanging Out www.hangingout.org.uk
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