Sounds from the Archive

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17 Jul - 17 Aug 2017

Sounds from the Archive
Monday 17 July - Thursday 17 August (open Tuesday & Thursday, 2 - 5pm)

LCC Studio, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre
Free and open to all


Celebrating post-60’s popular and underground culture, Sounds from the Archive uses material from the UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre to explore music through the decades. 

Showcasing items including comic books, zines, posters and photographs from the Her Noise Archive, Les Coleman Collection and London Musicians’ Collective, photographs from Colin Jones and Dick Scott-Stewart Archives offer context through their observations of youth culture and music in these decades. 

An evolving installation viewable from the shop front windows, material will be revealed over the course of the exhibition, mirroring the unveiling of boxes in archive stacks. An accompanying event programme will shortly be announced including a zine-making workshop, Comic Book and Technology event, round-table discussion, Archives and Special Collections Centre tours and reading room. Visitors will be able to fully explore the exhibition when the space is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 2 and 5pm.

Associated events:

Reading Room
Wednesday 16 August, 11am-1pm

Come and see original material currently on show in Sounds from the Archive in this interactive drop-in session! LCC Studio will be turned into a temporary reading room inside the exhibition space where visitors will be able to explore the comics, zines and photographs on display alongside archivists from UAL's Archives and Special Collections Centre. Find out more about the Reading Room. 

Read, Respond, Discuss!
Wednesday 16 August, 2-4pm

Join us for an afternoon of reading, talks and discussions around zines and comics, inspired by items on show at Sounds from the Archive. Create your own responses and engage with thought-provoking insights from our invited readers in this interactive session. Find out more about Read, Respond, Discuss!

Supported by funding from UAL Library and Academic Support Services and the UAL Enquiry and Innovation Fund.