Stanley Donwood Radiohead Art Exhibition Coming to Sydney

Stanley Donwood "Pacific Coast," 2006 TAG Fine Arts.

A huge Radiohead art show is coming to Sydney’s Carriageworks this May. Australian national radio, Triple J, says as many as 5,000 pieces of work by Stanley Donwood and Thom Yorke will be displayed at the highly anticipated exhibition.

Donwood — whose real name is Dan Rickwood — is a long-time artist collaborator of Radiohead. He has worked on everything from album covers to tour posters and all associated artwork for the British band since 1994, including covers of OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, and The King of Limbs.

Donwood and Yorke first met as students at Oxford University. Since York commissioned the artist to create cover art for Radiohead’s 1994 single My Iron Lung, the pair have worked closely on projects together. Their award-winning works will be compiled into one giant interactive exhibit titled “Stanley Donwood: The Panic Office” along with original paintings, prints, and drawings by Donwood.

Triple J also reported that Yorke will contribute original work to the show, but has yet to confirm any details.

Event organizers, Semi-Permanent, are bringing the upcoming exhibition to Australia in time for the first week of Vivid Sydney, a city-wide multimedia festival.

“Stanley Donwood: The Panic Room” at Carriageworks, Sydney, May 21 – June 6, 2015


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