July 4, 2012, at 10:11 pm

F*ck Art Lets Dancehall

From the very early 80’s onwards Dancehall music developed a colourful and distinctive graphic style that was both inspired by and complimented the music.

So richly deserved and not before time an exhibition has been put together that celebrates the artists of Dancehall music from the 80’s through to the present day. Called Art In The Dancehall the exhibition is curated by Shimmy Shimmy and Al Fingers and backed by Puma Yard and Jamaica50, this has been put together professionally and with the respect that this art has not always been given but so thoroughly deserves.

The old school are represented with classic LP covers by Jamaal Pete and Limonious, original art work by Tony McDermott of Greensleeves and dancehall posters by Sassafras. Bringing things bang up to date are great graphics by Ellen G, Peter Edwards, Gabe and others. If you are close to where this is you need to check it.

The exhibition is showing at The Drum gallery, 144 Potters Lane, Aston, Birmingham, B6 4U until 13 July and then moves to the Puma Yard, Boiler House, 150–152 Brick Lane, London E1 6RU from 27 July to 13 August.

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