Margate grassroots music venue, Where Else? will be celebrating the launch of its new exhibition space with the private view of The Drawing Machine, a collection of international musicians’ visual artworks this Friday 28th April at 6:30pm.
The exhibition will feature works from a cast of musicians who usually fill concert halls around the world; Richard Dawson, Adam Green of The Moldy Peaches , Kate Stables (This is The Kit), Katy J Pearson, Tom Dowse (Dry Cleaning) and many more will all be exhibiting their ‘other’ work for music and art fans to admire.
The exhibition (running from 28th April to 26th May) is set to be the first of a series of art events on the ground floor of the space.
Venue programmer Sammy Clarke said: “Music and visual art are intrinsically linked and have been influenced by each other for centuries; In more recent decades iconic album art, eye-catching music videos or wondrously compelling gig and tour posters have all been inspired by the musical movements that they exist within.
“I’m excited about the addition of this new string to our venue’s bow with the opening of the exhibition space adding yet another dimension to our programming. Thanet is home to many wonderful and eclectic art galleries which we are very lucky to have. For ours, there will always be a musical thread running through the cultural themes of what we choose to exhibit.”
The Drawing Machine is a collection of artworks from international musicians curated by arts and music organization ‘It’s Cosy Inside’. It was originally gathered off the back of the ‘Super Cool Drawing Machine’ exhibition that toured independent music venues that were temporarily closed across the UK due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic in 2021.
The collection include ceramics, collage, photography, illustration screen prints and paintings.
The Drawing Machine will be concluded with an after party with live music performances from exhibiting musicians Japanese folk artist Yama Warashi and experimental jazz supergroup Ichigo Evil.
Free RSVP tickets to the Private View on Friday 28th April
(6:30pm to 9pm) can be found at: https://link.dice.fm/r50f599ff75a
Tickets to the after party can be found at: https://link.dice.fm/s85cf9013a0a
and are available on a sliding scale to suit diverse economic backgrounds during the cost of living crisis (£5.50 / £9.00 / £13.00)
Where Else? is a grassroots music venue and community art space spread across two floors with the venue’s bar and gallery space on the ramp accessible ground floor and the music venue located in the basement down one flight of stairs.
Find it at The Centre or online at www.whereelse.live