Feed you Head: Alice’s Adventures in Underground Culture

alice“Feed your head…” An evening of discourse on all things Wonderland, with John Coulthart, Andy Roberts, Nikki Wyrd and Jake Fior (facilitator).

This event marks the opening of a three day exhibition at the Horse Hospital gallery space (2-4 February, open noon till 6pm, free entry) featuring John Coulthart’s psychedelia-themed ‘Alice’ artwork, printed for the first time as (drug-free) blotter art. John’s depictions of the twelve chapters of ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ view the 1860s through the iridescent lens of the 1960s; Victoriana refracted through a psychedelic prism. Signed blotter prints will also be on sale.

You are invited to attend a panel discussion on the links between psychedelic art and music, and the persistent fascination of Lewis Carroll’s books. Psychedelic artists – particularly in the 60s – and many other outsider creative types (before and since that influential decade), have drawn inspiration from the well of imagery found within the ‘Alice’ books. There will be talk of many things, not only cabbages and kings, but far more than you can possibly imagine before breakfast…

As well as John’s artwork, there will be ‘Alice’ themed creations by other artists on show (more details on these as we receive confirmation). In addition, The Psychedelic Museum will be holding its second pop-up museum display, with particular focus on the 60s counterculture. Keep check on the Facebook event page for more information.

Doors open: 6:30pm
Event: 7pm to 8pm (Q&A session to follow)
Viewing of museum exhibits, art, and artist signing: 8:30pm to 10pm.
End: 10pm

£7. The Horse Hospital event webpage is at: http://www.thehorsehospital.com/now/feed-your-head/

John Coulthart: John’s first public illustration work was for the Hawkwind album ‘Church of Hawkwind’ in 1982. Since then, his designs and illustrations have appeared on vinyl sleeves, book covers, CD and DVD packages for artists including Jon Hassell, Steven Severin, Cradle of Filth, Melechesh and many others. More details @ http://www.johncoulthart.com/pantechnicon/wonderland.html

Andy Roberts: Andy is a historian of British psychedelic counterculture and LSD. Musically, he has been severely influenced and affected by the Grateful Dead, the Incredible String Band and Dr Strangely Strange among a host of others. He first fell down the rabbit hole in 1972 and has been exploring the labyrinth of passages ever since. He has written, co-written or contributed to fifteen books on subjects as diverse as cryptozoology, UFOs, folklore survivals, government files on the anomalous, and psychedelic drugs. Including his most recent Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia.

Nikki Wyrd: Nikki’s deep curiosity about life has resulted in an Ecology degree, lots of thinking, talking and writing about the human condition, and many years practising chaos magic; she now spends her time copyediting, publishes books, edits the Psychedelic Press Journal, regularly contributes to The Blog of Baphomet, lectures on the crossover of techniques and theories between occultism and science, and in her spare time acts as a director of Breaking Convention conference, and the Psychedelic Museum.

Jake Fior: Co-founder of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ shop.http://alicelooking.co.uk/pages/about-us

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