The Curves of the Needle

3 April 2015 - 17 May 2015

The Curves of the Needle considers a recurring interest in the vinyl record by artists. This group exhibition explores album artwork, the cultural significance of the record collection and brings together contemporary artists who have experimented with the format, including; 

alt.vinyl, Sam Belinfante, The Basement Group, David Blandy, Ralf Brög, Rutherford Chang, Rhodri Davies, Dj78, Graham Dolphin, Benedict Drew, Julian Germain, Rodney Graham, Bruce Haack, Jandek, Philip Jeck/Lol Sargent, Jim Lambie, Locus+, Christian Marclay, Jonathan Monk, Elizabeth Price, Eliane Radigue, Sun Ra, Lathe Revival, Jonty Semper, David Toop, Bartholomäus Traubeck, Michael Wilkinson, X-Ray Audio, :Zoviet*France: as well as a display of fan-made record covers and record inners sourced from RPM records and a commissioned text on record sleeves by writer Harry Pearson.

The exhibition coincides with Record Store Day on Saturday 18 April 2015 and culminates in a special evening of events for The Late Shows on Saturday 16 May 2015. Details for related talks, events and performances programme can be found at


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