Paint the Town in Sound in association with Field Music: Virtual Exhibition

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens
Monday 21st December 2020 - Tuesday 6th July 2021

Paint the Town in Sound explored the timeless relationship between art and music. The exhibition examined the direct links forged between musicians and artists taking Sunderland based band Field Music’s own collaborations as a starting point to explore wider trends.

Featuring artwork by artists including Helen Cammock, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Mark Leckey and Susan Philipsz, Paint the Town in Sound questioned how we engage in acts of self-portraiture through music, be this through songwriting, use of visual art or associations to music subcultures. The artworks in the exhibition, drawn from the Arts Council Collection, offered a fascinating insight into the musical heritage of the region providing a route to examine our own cultural identity and its relationship to class, politics and place.

Artists included in the exhibition: Simeon Barclay, Peter Blake, The Bunker, Helen Cammock, Martin Creed, Jeremy Deller, Anthea Hamilton, Iain Hetherington, Graeme Hopper, Evan Ifekoya, Bob Jardine, Steve Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Mark Leckey, Andy Martin, Pauline Murray, Vinca Petersen, Susan Phillipsz, Narbi Price, Splash Addict (Susie Green and Simon Bayliss) and Bob and Roberta Smith.

Explore the Online Exhibition HERE
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