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Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in the UK

New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
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Covers at New Art Exchange | Visit Nottinghamshire


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Saturday 21 July - Sunday 9 September 2018


Covers by photographer Alex Bartsch in collaboration with DJ and cultural historian Al 'Fingers' Newman, documents reggae record covers shot mainly in London between 1967 and 1988. For this showing in Nottingham, an additional LP by the Nottingham-based reggae band The Natural Ites forms part of the display. The group were photographed in Wollaton Park, Nottingham, for the cover of their 1983 album, Picture on the Wall (CSA Records). 

In total Covers will feature over 50 reggae sleeves re-photographed decades later in their original locations, held up at arm's-length to blend in with their surroundings. Displayed alongside interviews with those involved in the making of the records, Covers offers a fascinating insight into the history of reggae music in the UK, an often overlooked but essential part of Britain's musical identity and popular culture.

An accompanying publication will be on sale, published by One Love Books.

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Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in the UK (21 July 2018 - 9 Sep 2018)

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