Art in the Dancehall launches in Birmingham.

posted on June 27th, 2012 by in Event

Art in the Dancehall Birmingham

Today, Shimmy Shimmy and Al Fingers’ exhibition Art in the Dancehall opened its doors in Birmingham. It’s part of the city’s BASS festival and takes place until July 13:

Art In The Dancehall will feature cover art by seminal 1980s Jamaican artists Limonious and Jamaal Pete, alongside UK artist Tony McDermott and posters by Jamaica’s most celebrated poster designer, Sassafras. [...]

This foundation will be complemented by the work of five young artists from four different countries (Jamaica, Israel, Germany and England) who are keeping the tradition alive: Robin Clare’s bright depictions of popular dances, Ellen G’s detailed illustrations and portraits of dancehall deities, Gabe’s bold black & white patterned take on reggae iconography, Peter Edwards’ zine covers and Daniel David Freeman’s hand-made recreation of part of the suit worn by Buju Banton on the cover of his Stamina Daddy LP.

Read more about Art in the Dancehall in Birmingham in the Birmingham Post.