Special event celebrating the ‘Master of Psychedelic Art’ Dudley Edwards…
18th June 2012
Acclaimed artist Dudley Edwards will be giving a talk covering his 40 year career in applied art which began in the psychedelic era of the late 1960s.
Leeds College of Art
After moving to London and forming collectives BEV and Om Tentacle, Halifax-born Edwards became integral to the psychedelic art scene, creating murals on the Kings Road and Carnaby Street, hand-painting cars, furniture, and a 'magic' piano for Paul McCartney on which he later composed Hey Jude. He also collaborated with The Faces, Pink Floyd, Pete Townshend, and famously with The Beatles on one of BEV's seminal light shows, The Million Volt Light & Sound Rave.
In his later career Edwards moved into painting, ceramics, photography and textile design, establishing design company Amazed Ltd with his wife, Madeleine.
Most recently, Edwards' early work has been featured in Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art which identifies him as one of the most important artists of the movement. The book also explores the graphic legacy of psychedelia, demonstrating that its aesthetic value and influence greatly exceeds common cultural stereotypes of the era.
Following the event we will be giving away a copy of Electrical Banana signed by the man himself.
In Technicolour – an exhibition of early work by Dudley Edwards and his cohorts is on display at RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate until 26 May.