We are delighted to announce that we will be at the Skeleton Coast festival, with The Coral's 'Distance Inbetween' exhibition. Featuring artwork by The Coral's Ian Skelly, including prints and collage, as well as ephemera from the 'Miss Fortune' video shoot.
As one of the most celebrated bands to emerge from the UK in recent times, The Coral have recently enjoyed a renaissance with the 2016 album Distance Inbetween; the band’s first collection of new material since 2010. The Coral are true artists in every sense of the word. Seasoned songwriters, accomplished multi-instrumentalists and producers, the band are also entirely responsible for the artistic vision that has made them such an integral part of guitar music in the early 21st Century. Drummer and co-songwriter Ian Skelly has produced the artwork for the band’s album covers since their debut in 2002 and Distance Inbetween is no different. With psychedelic Victorian-inspired cut and paste collages presented alongside surreal comic book-style illustrations, Skelly has created a striking visual world for the album to inhabit. And now, for the first time, fans of the band will be invited to step inside.
The exhibition will feature a range of special edition prints created by Ian Skelly to document the songs and the stories behind the music as well as original artefacts and ephemera that inspired the creation of the album.
We are also showing originals and limited edition prints by artists including Pete McKee, Horace Panter (The Specials), Candie Payne, Low Coney, Thomas James Butler, Mike McInnerney (International Times), Dudley Edwards, OMTentacle, and Leni Sinclair Photography.
The Skeleton Coast festival runs through the course of Saturday 5th August at the Hoylake Community Centre, and tickets are available from The Skeleton Coast Facebook page.