When: 8th – 23rd June 2018
Where: The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula
£: Free admission to the exhibition. Records cost £50 each
What is it?
Legendary musicians and leading artists have collaborated to produce 700 one-of-a-kind 7” singles for mental health charity Mind. Secret 7″ will be holding a free exhibition of the unique record sleeves in Greenwich, from Friday 8th to Saturday 23rd June.
Artists and designers have created one-of-a-kind artworks for the 700 record sleeves, each illustrating one of seven tracks. This year’s tracks are Lover, You Should’ve Come Over by Jeff Buckley; I’m Not Down by The Clash; I Saved The World Today by Eurythmics; Castles Made of Sand by Jimi Hendrix; Help by London Grammar; No Surface All Feeling by Manic Street Preachers; and Damaged by Primal Scream.
For the uninitiated, the concept is simple; Secret 7” chooses an iconic track from seven world-renowned artists, and presses up 100 copies of the recording on 7” vinyl.
Hundreds of the world’s most influential creative forces – including artists, designers, photographers and illustrators – then create a unique one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for each of the 700 records.
All 700 records will go on display at the exhibition, open daily from 11am – 7.30pm, at the The Jetty on Greenwich Peninsula. Then, on Sunday 24th June, every record will go on sale for the set price of £50.
The twist? The identity of the sleeve designer will remain a closely guarded secret until it’s in the buyers hands. All profits from the sale will go to the mental health charity Mind.
Among the 700 contributors for 2018 are Sir Anish Kapoor, one of the world’s most influential sculptors; Sir Paul Smith, Britain’s foremost designer and sartorial national treasure; Jake & Dinos Chapman, one of the most dominant and subversive forces in British contemporary art; and conceptual video and installation artist and Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller.
Joining them will be Icelandic performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson; taxidermist Polly Morgan; The Clash bassist and painter, Paul Simonon; photographer Pennie Smith, who captured one of the most iconic images in rock history when her shot of Simonon smashing his bass was used as the cover for The Clash’s London Calling album; and set designer to the likes of Kanye West, Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, Es Devlin.
Other contributors include musicians, cult illustrators, artists, graphic designers, fashionistas and filmmakers.
More info: secret-7.com