Rising from the ashes of the Covid-19 crisis, Super Cool Drawing Machine is a celebration of the visual art created by a host of internationally acclaimed, touring musicians. It is set to bring engaging and exciting artistic creations – and a much-needed dose of fun – back into the UK’s treasured music spaces.
Drawn from diverse musical genres and backgrounds, the artists include trailblazing saxophonist and figurehead of the UK Jazz scene Shabaka Hutchings, Mercury-nominated Welsh singer/producer Cate Le Bon, experimental folk musician Richard Dawson, African American experimentalist Lonnie Holley (who has previously exhibited in the likes of the Turner Contemporary gallery), and celebrated drummer/composer Seb Rochford, as well as members of This is The Kit, Mammal Hands, Haiku Salut, Snapped Ankles and many more. (Full list below)
They will exhibit paintings, photography, drawings, ceramics, digital instillations, recycled arts, sculpture and furniture – a colourful and interactive array of artworks for the open minded and curious. There will also be a gift shop where fans can buy merchandise.
The idea for SCDM was conceived by Sam Tucker of live music agency Yuppies Music, after seeing his core business shattered overnight by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Like many, he felt a need to engage with new projects in the new reality, rather than allow his corner of the creative world to stagnate.