Launch #ArtForTheCompany Exhibition

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Before they embark on their four-date national tour and a 25-date tour of the US, UK and Europe, Sydney outfit Little May have today announced a unique online art campaign, culminating in an exhibition, which will celebrate the launch of their debut album “For The Company” available October 9 via Dew Process/Universal Music Australia. 

Titled #ArtForTheCompany, Little May have engaged 11 of their favourite local artists to create an artwork of any medium, inspired by a selected track from their LP.  With visual art being an integral part of Little May’s suit of armour since inception, and all artwork designed by the band’s own Annie Hamilton, it was important for the band to continue celebrating creativity across all art forms. The development of the art works will be journaled through the #ArtForTheCompany hashtag across Facebook and Instagram.

The physical exhibition will run from Friday 2nd October until Sunday 4th October at Goodspace, above the Gladstone Hotel in Chippendale, Sydney. Music and art lovers will be able to hear the album in its entirety ahead of its official release date, as well as check out and buy the artwork.  

The exhibition will feature work from acclaimed photographers Mclean Stephenson and Prue Stent, Sydney-based muralist Mulga, fashion label Serpent & The Swan, illustrator Georgia Hill, Ears, Honey Long, Antwerpen, Emily Ellis, Furry Little Peach and Luschia Porter

“The idea of connecting Little May’s sound to visual art is so unique and will invite their audience to experience the songs in a tactile way,” artist Luschia Porter said of #ArtForTheCompany.

“We’re so excited to create an artwork around Little May’s track ‘Home’. We were inspired by the idea of what a home represents and what that means to certain little creatures… as nature continually inspires our collections, we are tying in those natural elements into this work,” sisters Hayley and Lauri  Smith of Serpent & the Swan said.

 #ArtForTheCompany will launch Little May’s Aaron Brooking Dessner-produced album “For The Company” available October 9 and features the singles fragile, dark and intense first single ‘Home’which reached #4 on Amrap’s AirIt metro chart locally, and has been receiving international recognition with airplay across the likes of BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 6 – and heart-breaking new single ‘Seven Hours’.

Little May tour nationally in September supported by triple J Unearthed winner, Gordi as well as Jim Lawrie, on the East Coast run of dates. Lo-fi/dream-pop duo Golden String and The Floors (solo) open in Perth.  Tickets are selling fast and fans are advised to purchase now. Following their 25-date US, UK and Eurpeon tour, Little May will return to Australia to play The Falls Music & Arts Festival and Southbound.

LITTLE MAY PRESENTS:
#ARTFORTHECOMPANY
From Friday 2nd October | Goodspace, Chippendale

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PRUE STENT
MULGA
EARS
LUSCHIA PORTER
SERPENT & THE SWAN
MCLEAN STEPHENSON
HONEY LONG
GEORGIA HILL
ANTWERPEN
EMILY ELLIS
FURRY LITTLE PEACH

For The Company Tour
AUSTRALIAN DATES

Ticket  $15.00+ booking fee online | $20.00 on door

 

Friday 18th September
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
w/ Gordi and Jim Lawrie

Tickets: moshtix.com.au

 

Saturday 19th September
The Foundry, Brisbane QLD
w/ Gordi and Jim Lawrie

Tickets: oztix.com.au

 

Thursday 24th September
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
w/ Gordi and Jim Lawrie

Tickets: cornerhotel.com

 

Saturday 26th September
Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
w/ Golden String and The Floors (solo)

Tickets: ticketbooth.com.au

 

For full list of international dates click here