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Dudley Edwards: Master of Psychedelic Art

Creative Networks

Monday, June 18, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

Dudley Edwards: Master of Psychedelic Art

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We apologise for any inconvenience caused. On the up side - the event will now take place during Leeds College of Art's fantastic end of year shows which you are free to explore, plus the Inpress Design Studio shop will be located in the cafe bar, allowing networkers to browse and purchase products made by our students. 


Acclaimed artist Dudley Edwards will join us on the evening of 31 May for a talk covering his 40 year career in applied art which began in the psychedelic era of the late 1960s. 

After moving to London and forming collectives BEV and Om Tentacle, Halifax-born Edwards became integral to the psychedelic art scene, creating murals on the Kings Road and Carnaby Street, hand-painting cars, furniture, and a 'magic' piano for Paul McCartney on which he later composed Hey Jude. He also collaborated with The Faces, Pink Floyd, Pete Townshend, and famously with The Beatles on one of BEV's seminal light shows, The Million Volt Light & Sound Rave

In his later career Edwards moved into painting, ceramics, photography and textile design, establishing design company Amazed Ltd with his wife, Madeleine. 

Most recently, Edwards' early work has been featured in Electrical Banana: Masters of Psychedelic Art which identifies him as one of the most important artists of the movement. The book also explores the graphic legacy of psychedelia, demonstrating that its aesthetic value and influence greatly exceeds common cultural stereotypes of the era. 

Following the event we will be giving away a copy of Electrical Banana signed by the man himself. 

In Technicolour - an exhibition of early work by Dudley Edwards and his cohorts is on display at RedHouse Originals Gallery in Harrogate until 26 May. 


5.30 - 6.30          Registration in the Gallery

5.30 - 7.00          Networking & hot food in the Cafe Bar

7.00 - 7.30          Welcome & pitches - Lecture Theatre

7.30 - 8.30          Dudley Edwards - Lecture Theatre

8.30 til late          Networking & drinks in the Cafe Bar

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*Image - Dudley Edwards & Doug Binder with Tara Brown's AC Cobra

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When & Where

Leeds College of Art
Blenheim Walk
LS2 Leeds
United Kingdom

Monday, June 18, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Creative Networks is Leeds College of Art's major professional events programme with talks from a diverse group of high profile speakers from across the creative industries to entertain, challenge and make us think.

For the 2015/16 academic year we are focusing our attention on our partners, collaborators and people contributing great things to the arts, creative industries and the city of Leeds, along with our alumni, students and staff to create a buzz at each event.

Our events are still free of charge, although we have introduced a refundable deposit so we can accurately calculate attendance.

Parking – Please be aware that due to essential ground works there will be no onsite parking available for this event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


If you would like to arrive early for this event then please take some time to visit the Blenheim Walk Gallery Space. On the day of the event we will have an exhibition featuring Garry Barker. Garry is a narrative artist who weaves found-yarns both old and new.  For more information on our programme of exhibitions please visit the College website http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/.

Here at Leeds College of Art we run a wide range of courses including degree programmesfurther education courses and access courses in creative disciplines. Plus short coursesevening courses and a new Saturday Art School for children and young people from 9-18 years.

For more info on how you can join us contact: 0113 202 8000, email info@leeds-art.ac.uk or www.leeds-art.ac.uk.

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