New Zealand Music Month Celebrates The Art Of The Record

As part of New Zealand Music Month, The NZ Music Commission has put together The Art Of The Record, an exhibition “showcasing outstanding art by Kiwi artists and musicians”.

The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda headed out to MonsterValley at 74 K’rd in Auckland to catch the exhibition which will be there through May 8th. Then it will head to Wellington (May 10-15), Christchurch (May 17-22) and Dunedin (May 25-31).

Art of The Record
Sandy Mill, spinning kiwi music

Kiwi music was in the air with DJ Sandy Mill spinning the records.

Displayed on the walls was album art from the like of Hollie Smith (Long Player 2007), Dave Dobbyn  (Hopetown 2001) and Nesian Mystik (Polysaturated 2002).

At the back of the room on could gaze over a wall of Kiwi punk classics such as AK-79, The Gordons and The Clean.

And one couldn’t help but be overwhelmed and impressed by the huge painting of Beastwars 2011 debut album, by Nick Keller. (Check it out in the photo gallery!)

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Eleanor Baker, looking rather happy!

Last night a few of the artists could be spotted among their work… here’s freelance illustrator and high school English teacher  Eleanor Baker admiring her watercolour, The Fearful Augur,  used as the cover art for The Beths’ Future Me Hates Me.

And speaking of The Beths, Liz and Jonathan were seen checking things out along with Goodshirt’s Rodney Fisher.

Who knows who might be staring at the walls when you get there. So, make sure you check out the exhibition, it’s free and probably coming to your town this month.

Now, we just want to go out and but all the albums on display and give them a good spin!

Marty Duda

For more information go HERE.

Click any photo to see a full-size gallery.