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The Dark Side of the Tune Art Exhibition

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This blog is all about music, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be just about songs and instruments and bands and gigs, it’s about what it inspires too.

The Dark Side of the Tune is an art exhibition based on troubled music icons. The likes of Rhianna and Notorious B.I.G have inspired young artist, Edie Lawrence, who has captured their lives in splashes of muted colour. She will be hosting her exhibition this Sunday, 22 December, at the Winchester Railway Inn.

The paintings themselves are gorgeously complex, looking upon them draws you into deep thinking and trying to grasp an understanding of what the subjects have been through. It’s very easy to take their lives for granted until they’re put so starkly.

Blogs such as this one place a lot of stock in music and have a lot of opinions about a lot of musicians, its easy to forget how difficult life can be for them.  Edie explains the thought behind her work: “The idea was to
celebrate those musicians who were known for being outstanding in their particular genre of music but also to explore the more troubled side of their personal lives.”

As such, expect to see a lot of familiar faces looking out at you from the canvas.

As well as the paintings there will also be live music provided by Afro Samurai, Habitats and Wild Smiles. It will be a night of celebration and profit made on the night will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation. If this sounds like something you want to take part in you can buy tickets from the artist’s website. It’s £5 in advance and £7 on the door.

You can find out more information on the event page and if you can’t make it to the event but still want to help her raise some money for the charity, you can donate on Edie’s Just Giving page.

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