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 are working with local artist Lucie Arnoux on a temporary art installation in Kingston, inspired by the above themes. We’d like you to share your thoughts and ideas about your favourite art, music and pop fashion from 1960s-90s. This could be an album cover that you love, favourite track or costume.
Your ideas will be interpreted by Lucie Arnoux for the temporary art installation. This will be taking place at the end of July on temporary hoardings at Eagle Brewery Wharf, with the potential to go on display around the town after that.
Please send your ideas to email@example.com.
If you need some inspiration…
Check out our ideas sheet here!
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.