3rd – 21st March 2010
In October 2009, the three artists resident at the Toilet Gallery launched a campaign to name the anonymous side-street where the gallery resides. Just four months later, they are proud to announce the council-approved creation of Nipper Alley, named in honour of the dog made famous in the HMV trademark, who lies buried only metres away.
To celebrate the official opening of Nipper Alley, Copernicium are mounting a multi-media exhibition at the Toilet Gallery. Taking the HMV trademark as a starting point, it’s a show of departures. Ranging from a short film shot from a dog’s eye view to a makeshift recording studio and encompassing cartoons, animations made on an iphone, paintings, an installation of vinyl discs and recorded local folklore, it’s a show for all ages. So hit the road and come visit.
Over the course of the exhibition, the public will be invited to use the roentgenizdat recording studio, to record their own songs, stories and local folktales.
An official opening of Nipper Alley with an unveiling of the street sign will be held at 12 midday on 10th March. Please check the website for confirmation of the time.
The Copernicium artists are: Kate Renwick, Dave Loder and Patrick Blower.
The exhibition opens Wednesday 3rd March at 6pm and the private view is open to the public. The show runs until the 21st March.
Wednesday – Friday 1pm – 6pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12am – 6pm
Kingston upon Thames
Open Road is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.