|Peter Finnemore hanging Project Object: Groove|
Carmarthenshire born and bred; artist, Peter Finnemore has been quietly collecting 45 rpm vinyl records since the 1980's. His collection is focused on records that relate to Wales and in particular, Carmarthen - mostly from the 1960's and 70's. He sees his records as "...democratic markers of cultural history, as ‘vinyl bones’, and as vernacular folk art."
For the second part of Oriel Myrddin Gallery's Project Object series of exhibitions, Groove, Peter is installing a selection of the covers in the gallery along with an original Dansette record player (loaned by another Welsh artist and vinyl enthusiast, Jacob Whittaker).
I'm looking forward to our visitors reactions to the collection - I imagine that there might be some moments of "I remember THAT!" along with much laughter and the odd cringe!
|From the collection of Peter Finnemore|