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Finding true art in a lyric like awopbopaloobop’!

PUBLISHED: 18:14 24 November 2008 | UPDATED: 13:49 05 October 2010

MUSIC lyrics can develop a particular poignancy for artists. So the Transition Gallery has asked more than 50 artists to make a new work for an exhibition inspired by a favourite Rock’n’Roll lyric—“Awopbopaloobop”

MUSIC lyrics can develop a particular poignancy for artists.

So the Transition Gallery has asked more than 50 artists to make a new work for an exhibition inspired by a favourite Rock’n’Roll lyric—“Awopbopaloobop.”

The exhibition features a diverse array of lyrics, from the political rallying cry of The Internationale to the plaintive gospel of Sweet Inspirations, via All Saints, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Tom Waits, Rolling Stones, Sibylle Baier, The Birthday Party, Cat Stevens, Pavement, PJ Harvey and The Jam.

Artists taking part include Paul Hously, Andrew Mania, Jasper Joffe, Claire Pestaille, Annie Kevans, Marcus Oakley, Jake Clark, Harry Pye, Laura Oldfield Ford, Mark Gubb, Michael Ajerman, Paul Becker, Nadia Hebson Rachel Cattle and Alex Michon.

The exhibition at Hackney’s Transition Gallery at the Regent Studios, Andrew’s Road, runs until December 21.

www.transitiongallery.co.uk

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