This major exhibition of celebrated artist Dudley Edwards, charts his extraordinary career, professional partnerships and solo work.
Talent, northern working class charm and a Diploma in Art & Design from Bradford College of Art in 1965, took Dudley Edwards from Halifax to hanging out with the Beatles, and his work to the centre of 1960s pop culture. His artistic partnership BEV, with another former Bradford Art School student, Doug Binder, captured the zeitgeist and the attention of pop and rock star clients. Always moving with the times, later that decade Dudley embraced psychedelia as OM Tentacle, in partnership with Michael McInnerney.
Dudley’s prolific solo output from the murals, illustration, ceramics and photography of the 1970s, 80s and 90s, to the paintings, drawings and prints from 2000 to the present time shows the range and breadth of his work. Since the late 1990s he has also created glorious textiles in partnership with his wife, Madeleine as AMAZED Ltd.
Throughout Dudley’s extensive career his diverse output has continued to excite the critics and keep challenging himself and his audience. His work has been exhibited in prestigious galleries throughout the world. It is highly prized in the collections of luminaries including Sir Paul McCartney, Lord Alan Sugar, Peter Gabriel, Hugh Grant, Ringo Starr, Mary Quant and Tori Amos, as well as major corporate clients.
Dudley remains the coolest man on the planet and has recently been filmed for Michael Caine’s forthcoming film Working Class Heroes.
Exhibition catalogues are on sale at only £3. If you cannot visit this important show, you can purchase a catalogue by sending your details with a cheque for £4, made payable to Bradford College, to the YCC address below.
Private View: Thursday 7th November from 4pm until 7.30 pm. Exhibition runs from 8th November until 13th December 2013 at the Yorkshire Craft Centre, Carlton Street, Bradford BD7 1AY. Gallery open Monday to Friday, from 10.30am until 4pm.