Combining music and art for Help Refugees
Building on Secret 7″ tradition of combining music and art for good causes, this October proudly sees a return of Planar 1/1.
The Secret 7" team have sent a Rega Planar 1 turntable and an open brief to 15 of today's finest artists. Each has customised and reimagined the turntables with their unique creative approach. These one-of-a-kind responses included British artist Haroon Mirza's incorporation of lighting into his design in homage to Gysin and Burroughs’ Dreammachine in his turntable, while Tony Hung, who has previously used neon for Blur’s 2015 album Magic Whip, has used the material in his unique design, ‘3 A.M. Somewhere Out of Beaumont’.
Elsewhere, Chrissie Macdonald has experimented with stained glass and Phillips-Walmsley have used 23 carat gold within their design. Musician Alison Goldfrapp, set designer Shona Heath, street artist Pure Evil and Kent-based artist Charlie Oscar Patterson have interpreted the brief in a more sculptural way, incorporating three-dimensional structures into their turntables.
The turntables will be included in a public exhibition at the NOW Gallery, culminating in an auction finale of all the artworks to raise funds for Help Refugees. You can book tickets to the exhibition here.
Help Refugees are a charity with minimal overheads and maximum impact. They go where the need is greatest, find the local organisations doing the most effective work, and give them what they need to help people – whether that’s funding, material aid or volunteers.
NOW Gallery, The Gateway Pavilions (SE10 0SQ)
Shipping & Collection
These artworks can be collected from Greenwich, London.
The cost of shipping is not included in this sale. For shipping quotes please contact [email protected].
Monthly payment options are available for all artwork in this auction. Contact The Auction Collective for more information.
7. The Connor BrothersCall me Anything but Ordinary
Painting, 166 x 116 cm.
9. Gregor HildebrandtThe Board (flogging a dead horse (S.P.)
Turntable, 11.4 x 45 x 38.5 cm.