Show @ The Tin: Rescheduled

March 17th, 2020, 8:03 pm

At the start of the week I took the decision to reschedule the This Is Then show at The Tin. This exhibition and gig and performance and workshop has been in development on and off for over ten years – from images I took 40 years ago. But pandemics and gigs don’t mix well.

My decision has the full support of The Tin who have kindly offered alternatives dates – so circumstances allowing we will be rescheduling the show for September 2020, with the launch and Attrition gig on friday 18th September and the show hanging at The Tin until 28th Sept.

There will still be the same program of events with both my ‘audio reactive performative visuals’ colaboration with Alex Miles and Ashley James Browns Processing Community Day, Coventry going ahead.

Stay safe.

prints in archival boxes

Prints rolled up in archival boxes – they can wait

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Show @ The Tin: Printing

March 8th, 2020, 10:32 pm

About half way through getting prints done for show at The Tin (April 3rd-10th). Here’s an image from the Coventry Carnival Against Racism – April 28th, 1979 – which ended up on Hearsall Common – where this shot was taken – band in background on the back of the truck is Steel Locks.

Coventry Carnival Against Racism - big print

Printing chugging out the ol’ Epson P9000

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Show @ The Tin: Exhibition Promo

February 23rd, 2020, 6:27 pm

Distributed a few This Is Then show flyers and posters at various fine local establishments.

Just Dropped in… Records, Twisted Barrel, Coventry Music Museum (thanks Pete), Cov Markets Vinyl Destination & over in Brum at Swordfish Records.

Exhibition happening down @ The Tin, April 3rd – 10th.

Tickets for the Attrition gig on friday 3rd available here.

This Is Then show flyer

Flyers in Just Dropped in… Records – thanks for putting up poster Alun + being so supportive.

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this is then @ The Tin, April 2020, more details

February 9th, 2020, 10:04 pm

this is then April 3-10 2020

More info about my exhibition at The Tin in April 2020, where I will be showing a set of large scale prints – the first time any of this work has been exhibited. this is then – a visual record of the Coventry Music Scene 1979-81.

It runs for a week – from Friday 3rd April to Friday 10th. Work will be displayed in both the venue and in the community space and it will usually be open 11am to 5pm, and its supported by gigs, performances and workshops, that take a journey from this is then, to this is now.

This is all free – except the Attrition gig – £6 advance, £8 on the door.
The show is financially supported by Coventry City of Culture Trust click here to check out their colourful website.

3rd 6–8pm this is then Show opening
3rd 8pm Attrition + DJ Mark Cook £6 / £8
5th 1–4pm Alex Miles vs Mark Osborne
8th 11am–5pm Ashley James Brown, Processing Community Day Coventry

Friday 3rd April Attrition

Without Martin Bowes Alternative Sounds fanzine its unlikley I would of taken any of these shots. He’s also been fronting Attrition since then – still standing & just back from a tour of Japan – so its great to have him onboard with Attritions first gig in Cov for five years.

DJ Mark Cook

Marks Mark E. Smith Fall events got me into experimenting with my images – projecting them at the old CET print room & at The Tin which was then the inspiration for doing a show there.

Sunday April 5th Alex Miles vs Mark Osborne

I’ll be doing some sort of ‘audio reactive performative visuals’ (ha) with Alex Miles – who will be doing the audio – this is more a improvised performance than gig and will be happening on the sunday afternoon in The Tin venue, along side a daytime canal basin event.

Alex Miles

Alex Miles is part of the mighty SynthCurious who have been doing lots of really neat synth based stuff in Cov over the last few years.

Wednesday 8th April – Ashley James Brown – Processing Community Day Coventry

Ashley James Brown

Ashley James Brown is an awesome Cov based ‘creative coder’ dude who is putting on Processing Community Day Coventry – assisted by me. I think you can or will be able to sign up for this via this Processing Community Day Coventry link.
For more about Processing Community Day check here.

Also thanks to Sarah at The Tin for enthusiastic support and sensible advice.

There will be further posts in the run up to the show in April, including a couple of films I’ve since found that could do with being uploaded to the site.

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Exhibition at The Tin, April 2020

January 17th, 2020, 9:38 pm

This Is Then
Images of the Coventry Music Scene 1979-1981
Mark Osborne

April 3rd- 10th 2020
The Tin
Coventry Canal Basin

I’ll be showing some large format images at The Tin, + with some bands and other stuff.

More info to follow.

The Tin, Coventry Canal Basin

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