ART, MUSIC & POP FASHION
Art, Music and Pop Fashion in Kingston is a new project we are aspiring to deliver from 2021-22, responding to an identified community need to better understand and access the borough’s rich music heritage.
Building on the success of Kingston RPM, it’ll enable the interpretation of heritage from a later period, 1960’s – 1990’s. This heritage will be identified and accessed in a range of interactive ways, benefiting depth of engagement. It’ll place young people at its heart, working to research and interpret the heritage found. It’s structured around three themes within the music industry;
- Art – album artwork, branding and illustration
- Music – live music and music promotion
- Pop Fashion – costuming and the creation of musical personas
How you can get involved
We have been working with local artist Lucie Arnoux on a temporary art installation in Kingston, inspired by the above themes. We asked you to share your thoughts and ideas about your favourite art, music and pop fashion from 1960s-90s.
Lucie interpreted your ideas and turned these into the fantastic piece of art which you can see below.
We’d love to hear from more people ahead of the project next year, so please get in touch to share your favourite music, art and fashion from 60s-90s.
If you need some inspiration…
Check out our ideas sheet here!
Please send your ideas to email@example.com.
The key elements of the project are;
- capturing oral histories
- research and interpretation of heritage by young people
- a series of intervention exhibitions and events to share the heritage
- its legacy through an archive deposit, educational toolkit and online resource
The heritage from the 1960’s – 1990’s is relatively unknown but can enrich our community identity as well as connect the music scene in Kingston today with its rich and formative past. It is in danger of being lost forever unless the current generation is given a platform to interpret and share it, embedding the vital role music has played in the story of Kingston.