Anish Kapoor & Paul Smith headline audio-visual charity art project Secret 7”


Professional and amateur artists take seven iconic tracks to create new artwork to raise money for Amnesty International

In it’s short existence Secret 7” has made tremendous strides in establishing itself as an original and exciting event in the yearly calendar. This spring the project teams with Sonos Studio who will provide a suitable home for the Secret 7” 2016 exhibition of one-of-a-kind sleeves. Continuing its fascinating concept, 700 sleeves will be on display between 8th April to 1st May, with each sleeve artwork uniquely capturing one of seven songs. Sleeve designers will come from across the globe with a number of iconic artists and creatives named as this years headline designers. Major contributors include the likes of Cloud Gate creator Sir Anish Kapoor, fashion designer Sir Paul Smith, neo conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, Dark Side Of the Moon creator George Hardie, photographer & filmmaker Cheryl Dunn and French street artist Thierry Noir, amongst many more.

This years chosen tracks to get the sleeve treatment are as follows:
John Lennon – Imagine
Etta James – At Last
Max Richter – Dream 3
The Jam – Art School
Tame Impala – The Less I Know The Better
Chvrches – Clearest Blue
Jack Garratt – Worry

As well as two special events taking place over the course of Secret 7″ including a sleepover session at the studios, this year an eye should be kept out for The Public Records. It is a this unique experience allowing the public to record themselves live and direct to vinyl on-site, returning after a successful first outing last year. Those interested should be sure to pre-book a place for an opportunity to utilize the purpose built acoustically treated recording room and take away their own vinyl the very same day.

As always following the public exhibition, sleeves will be sold for £50 and only on receipt will buyers discover their chosen record and the sleeve artist. All proceeds from this year’s record sales will go to Amnesty International.

Entry to the exhibition is free and runs from 8th April until 1st May, open daily 10:00-18:30 at Sonos Studios, Shoreditch. Sale Day is 2nd May. Click here to see the full listings of Secret 7″ events.

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