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On September 1st, the E17 Art Trail begins and Musical Views will be my first solo collection of illustrations.
I live in Walthamstow, and I want to explore its rich cultural diversity by looking for music (traditional or contemporary) being played in this, the London borough of Waltham Forest.
I’m looking at musicians from all walks of life, documenting them aurally & visually, and putting my findings together as an illustrated portrait exhibition.
Music has been a massive part of my life. At school I learnt to play my Grandad’s cornet, then the Trombone, guitar and taught myself enough to find my way around a keyboard. I’ve DJ’d for the best part of 20 years and also tried my hand at production.
I’m really excited about collaborating with the area’s musical talent (hidden or well known) and look forward to seeing what imagery and soundscapes we produce along the way.
The E17 Art Trail is an artist led project which provides a framework for E17′s and Waltham Forest’s artists and makers to exhibit and promote their work and art practice.
You can follow how the project develops here on my blog and specific info about the exhibition can be found on the Musical Views Microsite.