THE THAMES GROUP OF ARTISTS PRESENTS A L L K I N D S O F N A U G H T Y
A touring art exhibition inspired by the songs & lyrics of Ian Dury curated by Charles Sharman Cox
24 MARCH – 03 OCTOBER 2020
Ian Dury was a rock and roll vagabond whose wit and verbal dexterity as a lyric writer gave the world some of its most iconic phrases; ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock ’n’ Roll’, ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ and ‘This Is What We Find’. A true renaissance man, Dury was a talented painter, musician and actor who left behind a body of work that continues to amuse and delight to this day.
March 27th 2020 is the twentieth anniversary of the death of Ian Dury. To mark the occasion the Thames Group of Artists will be presenting ALL KINDS OF NAUGHTY, a touring exhibition of diverse artwork inspired by the songs and lyrics of the great Lord Upminster himself.
Mischievously entitled ALL KINDS OF NAUGHTY after an unrecorded Dury lyric, the show opens at Sophie Parkin’s Vout-O-Reenee Stash Gallery on the 24th March 2020 and will feature not just the work of the twenty Thames Group artists but also some notable guest artists – Ian’s wife, Sophy Dury (daughter of the great British ‘pop artist’ Joe Tilson) former Kilburn and the High Roads keyboard player Rod Melvin (composer of ‘What a Waste’) And New York based artist Kosmo Vinyl, Ian’s press officer and media consultant at Stiff Records in the 1970’s Humphry Ocean, and a LTD ED print by Ian Drury – Alice Cappone.
The exhibition, which takes place from March through to October 2020, will be seen in places that had a particular relevance to Dury’s life – in Southend, where he contracted polio aged just seven; Upminster, where he spent his teenage years and Canterbury, where he taught art before forming his first band Kilburn and the High Roads.
STASH GALLERY, Aldgate, London | vout-o-reenees.com | @stashgallery March 24 – April 11 FREE ENTRY (Mon – Sat 5pm-10.30pm)