3rd September 2008
Musa Opening Night
After a frantic Sunday afternoon spent scrambling up wobbly ladders and battling with heavy-duty staple guns, the Musa wallpaper was finally installed! The Black and White Exhibition of 11 artists’ works in monochromes opened on Monday night in Aberdeen’s coolest little venue. The show was sponsored by BrewDog, Aberdeenshire’s Mega Microbrewery and we celebrated the first day of the show with bottles of their award winning Punk IPA, wrapped up in my monochrome labels. The 8 meter long strips of hand printed wallpaper were draped from the lofty beams of the converted church roof to form a canopy of black and white with a dash of berry red, this was pattern on a grand scale and with an evangelical twist. Also in the show are 6 of my limited edition black and white prints, presented in classic pale wood frames and hung in upstairs in the Musa Mezzanine.
There’s a plethora of other black and white gems, ranging from ceramics, to drawings and photography by various artists from the North East, all of which are for sale (Christmas is looming!). The show is on until 8th November, so make sure you don’t miss out!
And for those of you who like fascinating facts… Musa is the species name for the banana plant, a tribute to the building’s former life as a banana ripening warehouse! wow.