‘Quintet for the End of Time’ by Feliks Culpa celebrates the 50th anniversary of rock musician Jimi Hendrix’s passing, capturing in twenty-four frames a collaged celluloid second, taken from his live performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival.
Culpa’s work explores the relationship between the ephemeral moment and the passing of time, querying at what point memory and memorial become mere memorabilia and whether death has a sell by date.
All images are on display in the Star Café and are free to view.
On 16th February at 2pm Feliks will be in conversation with UNESCO Head of Music, Kevin McManus in our Discovery Zone, talking about his work as both an artist and member of Prefab Sprout. This event is free to attend, no ticket required. Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Feliks Culpa was born Martin McAloon in County Durham in 1962 and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne. A founding member of acclaimed English band Prefab Sprout, McAloon recorded and released albums internationally, touring extensively. His discography includes a list of classic albums including the multi-million selling; Steve McQueen, Swoon, Jordan: The Comeback, From Langley Park to Memphis, Protest Songs, Andromeda Heights, The Gunman and Other Stories and I Trawl the Megahertz.
McAloon considers Feliks Culpa a solo band and his art as demo tapes.
Martin will be bringing his guitar along and will be providing some musical enhancement to some Prefab Sprout stories.
‘The Ongoing Moment’ Vane, Newcastle upon Tyne (2019),
‘The Sackler Bequest’ Praxis Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne (2019).
‘A Year of Living Dangerously’, B&D Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne (2017),
Selected Group Shows and Art Fairs:
‘ING Discerning Eye’ Mall Galleries, London (2019)
‘Into the Woods’ Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland (2019),
‘Open Exhibition’ Gallagher and Turner, Newcastle upon Tyne (2019),
He has shown with Vane at the Manchester Contemporary Art Fair, Manchester (2018 and 2019).
His work is held in private collections worldwide.