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Art @ Paddington Central | Music related exhibitions throughout the capital


Dust off your dancing shoes and join the celebration! 

This summer music and performance are centre stage at Paddington Central.  As well as playing host to GIGS, the Mayor of London’s annual busking competition, our Summer 2017 events programme is packed full of dance classes, music themed film screenings and more! 

To coincide with our Summer 2017 festival, we chatted with our art curator, Rosie Glenn, about the iconic music related exhibitions on view throughout the capital. 

Make a start at the Jewish Museum in NW1, just by Camden Town Station where Amy Winehouse : A Family Portrait is on display.   Looking behind the music and beyond the hype, this moving and intimate exhibition reveals Amy’s close family ties. Curated by her brother and sister-in-law, the items on display include personal belongings from family photography to fashion, and reflect Amy’s love for her family and her home town, London.  Find out more about the exhibition and the Museum’s related programme of curator talks and events here

Amy Winehouse © Mark Okoh, Camera Press London

Next stop is the Victoria & Albert Museum, just along Cromwell Road.  Staging Pink Floyd : Their Mortal Remains, the first international Retrospective exhibition on Pink Floyd’s music and design, the Museum is transformed into a journey of the Band’s career, from their debut in 1960 to the present day.  Renowned for their audio and visual presentations, Pink Floyd maintains a unique relationship with art through their album covers, advertisements and staging.   Visit the Museum’s website to discover more about the exhibition and special events. 

Meantime, fancy some musical inspiration at your desk? Check out London based Alan Cristea Gallery’s Spotify account.   The Gallery has asked their celebrated artists to reveal the music they play in their studio when working.  Click here for some special studio tracks whilst you work!

Minotaur, 2015 © Gordon Cheung, Image courtesy the artist and Alan Cristea Gallery, London