Tony Moo Young Paintings + Jamie Reid – Leaving The 20th Century

It’s hard to think of two more contrasting artists than the charming, softly-spoken painter Tony Moo Young and the Sex Pistol’s graphic artist Jamie Reid.

Tony had all his subtle abstract paintings beautifully framed, labelled and hung ready for the preview while Jamie Reid – encouraged by Derek Stockley, who was liaising with him on behalf of the Collective – finally staggered in a few days later with a couple of binbags full of Pistols ephemera.  Over the next couple of weeks – fuelled by a constant supply of Special Brew - he slowly manage to glue this collection of posters, flyers, and other scraps of paper directly onto the panels of one of the Gallery’s hardboard walls.

There was an amazing exhibition closing party – during which he had a shave – and the next day the ageing punk and his actor wife ripped the hardboard panels off their fixings, loaded his vast collage into a van and drove away.  As the motto says, never trust a punk.  Jan Zalud and I had to go round to the timber yard in Station Road and buy a replacement set of wooden boards to put back the wall ready for the next exhibition.

Kumiko’s Magic Laundry was a performance art evening staged during the exhibition.

CATALOGUE

Artists:
Tony Moo Young & Jamie Reid

Manfred Blob, Vincent Carter, Paul Dixey, Paddy Fletcher, Hermine, Ian Hinchliffe, John McKenna, David Medalla, Kevin O’Connor, Julia Ottley, Jamie Reid, Paul StGeorge, Tony Moo-Young, Brixton Bank Manager, Kumiko Shimizu, Gennaro Telaro

Brixton Artists Collective
Brixton Festival Exhibition
Africa
Christina Berry, Angela Williams & New Local Artists
Rob Evans, Jorge Walsh & Derek Stockley
Clay, Wood & Metal - Exhibition By Artists & Craftspeople
3rd Open Show + Glc Peace Posters By Peter Kennard
Work By Gay Men & Women
Kumiko Shimizu & Terry Dyer + The Art Of Immediacy + Polish Posters
Womens Work
Brixton Festival Photographs + Art & Crafts Market
1984 Show
Textiles - Making & Meaning
Tony Moo Young Paintings + Jamie Reid - Leaving The 20th Century
Multiples - Photography, Xerox & Edition-Based Media
Brixton Baroque
Fertile Eye - Womens Work 2
Brixton Festival Exhibition
Creation For Liberation - 2nd Open Exhibition By Black Artists
Made In London - Sculpture Show
Newcomers - Open Exhibition
Vive Le Resistance - Copyart Exhibition
Our Territory - Womens Work 3
Brixton Artists Collective Annual Members Show
No Comment - 2nd Lesbian & Gay Show
Rosemarie Mcgoldrick, Geraldine Walsh, Roxane Permar & Susan Egan
Seeing Diversity - 40 Contemporary Photographers
Janet Flynn, Sue Jane Taylor, Shanti Thomas & Tony Phillips
Open Exhibiton In Support Of The NUM + The Vauxhall Group
Roadworks Plus Kasia Januszko, Marc Elms & John Hewitt
Mirror Reflecting Darkly - Black Womens Art - Womens Work 4
Latin American Arts Exhibition
Two Photographers - Newton Brown & Anna Arnone + The Other Ireland
Series One - Group Exhibition
Love, Sex & Romance - Womens Work 5
Campaign Against Plastic Bullets
Brixton Artists Collective Annual Members Show
Monti Wa Marumo - South African Arts And Artists
Hi Tech & Ancient Mythology - Richard Ducker, Piyawan & Rosie Leventon
The Black Experience - 10 Black Photographers
Third World Within - Afroasian Artists In Britain - Curated By Rasheed Araeen
Last Requests - Film, Video & Tape/Slide Installation
Zamani Soweto Sisters - Textile Art
Against All The Odds - Lesbian & Gay Men Exhibition
Tangled Roots - Mirror Reflecting Darkly 2 - Black Womens Artists
Bigos - Anglo-Polish Artists Group
Caribbean Focus
Realising Power - Womens Work 7
Series Two - Group Exhibition
Brixton Artists Collective Annual Members Show

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