Now We Rise and We Are Everywhere is a guest exhibition and series of performances by Danielle Lemaire, inspired by the work and times of Nick Drake.
The exhibition will include new drawings, the launch of a riso-stencilled art book and 10″ vinyl record, film, documents, prints and performance related to the work and times of Nick Drake (born Burma 1948, died England 1974).
Following his self-chosen death at the age of 26 in 1974, Nick Drake became a cult figure, inspiring a community of “Drakeheads”. In this exhibition, Danielle explores what makes his work so admired today through a variety of media. The quality of Nick Drake’s music and the psychedelic 60s and 70s in which it was made were at odds with the conservative English Midlands of the time. In Drake’s work there is a tension between the reality of everyday life and the potential of something big and unknowable. Lemaire extends those tensions to Brexit-era Britain with drawings of the domestic but uncanny, sited within the rural Fineshade Wood.
6 – 9 September 2019
Friday 6 September, 6:30 pm
Celebratory gathering including performances by Danielle Lemaire and Eerie Wanda (solo)
Saturday 7 September, 2pm
Gathering in the woods including performances by Danielle Lemaire and Eerie Wanda, as well as a talk with Jason Creed, publisher of Nick Drake: The Pink Moon Files
Now We Rise and We Are Everywhere is the result of initial research and discussion between Danielle and Director of CCA Derry~Londonderry Catherine Hemelryk. The exhibition was made possible by a grant from The Mondriaan Fund.