Exhibition @ LCB Depot Lightbox, Leicester LE1 1RE
Wednesday 1st June 2016 - Saturday 18th June 2016
Open Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm
Open late Wednesday 1st June and Friday 10th June
Open 12pm - 10pm Saturday 18th June
Formed in 1977, Crass were the ultimate proponents of the DIY punk ethic. They ran their own record label, produced unique gatefold record covers and posters, spray-painted graffiti messages around London, distributed 'zines and booklets at gigs and were famous for their formidable live performances. Questions about the band were raised in parliament and they remained a thorn in the side of the establishment up to - and beyond - their break-up in 1984.
This exhibition includes records, posters, prints, videos, books and other items from Leicester-based digital artist Sean Clark's collection of Crass-related materials, built up over almost 20 years. Thought-provoking, confrontational, angry and beautiful in equal measures, the art of Crass remains as important now as it was almost four decades ago.
This exhibition was totally self-funded and only happened through the generosity of those involved. If you want to help us recover some of the costs of putting it together you can buy one of the very limited supporter packs.
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 6pm - 10pm
Join us between 6pm and 10pm on 1st June 2016 for the exhibition opening. There will be short talk by Sean Clark at 7pm followed by an introduction to Crass by Alastair Gordon from De Montfort University.
Fri, 10 Jun 2016, 8pm - 10pm
Sat, 18 Jun 2016, 1pm - 11pm
An full online catalogue of the items included in the exhibition - and many that are not - will be launched on the opening night.