On now: Imaginary Noise

On now: Imaginary Noise

Imaginary Noise: An Exhibition of Covers for Imaginary Albums

Rock’n’roll is littered with stories about possibilities and permutations. The Beach Boys’ “Smile” remained in a vault for forty years. The Beatles nearly called their final album “Everest”. David Bowie re-recorded his pre-fame hits on an album called “Toy”. Until a disc was stolen from Bowie’s producer’s car, the album remained ‘unreleased’. Then, there are albums that started life as one thing and became something else completely.

The Imaginary Noise exhibition will see artists create album covers for records that were never officially released, never completed or simply never previously imagined. The designs will be reproduced as a large digital print, so viewers will feel like they are walking through a giant record collection.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Midnight Oil’s Rob Hirst on Thursday the 5th of September, and curator Sean Sennet of Time Off Media will present a floor talk on Thursday the 12th of September. This talk will be a part of the BIGSOUND Music+Design showcase (more about that below).

The Artists

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BIGSOUND Music+Design is where music and design connect. The program explores the intersection of music and all modes of design – interactive, graphic design, digital, industrial design, architecture, production, fashion, and film. Music+Design welcomes the international design community to Brisbane, offering an unprecedented opportunity for a range of design disciplines to come together and discuss current developments influencing their industry, seen through the lens of music.

The event also includes the Artisan Beer+Design Showcase, taking place in the car park here at artisan.

Check out the conference program, and register for the event here – see the below special Design Lovers ticket price!