This is an archived page from the Website Archive of British artist Ellie Harrison from Version 3.0 (active 2008 - 2015). New website:

last updated
15th July 2015

Ellie was commissioned to make a special interactive work for the Angel Row Gallery Closing Party, which took place on Saturday 22nd September 2007. The gallery was closing after more than 16 years as Nottingham’s leading contemporary art space, to make way for Nottingham Contemporary - Nottingham’s new centre for contemporary art which opens in 2009.

Ellie’s piece aimed to create a party atmosphere whilst also celebrating the 254 exhibitions which had taken place at the gallery over its lifetime. For this she compiled the Angel Row Jukebox - a reproduction dome-topped Wurlitzer containing all the UK #1 hits which coincided with the opening of each of these exhibitions.

The actual list of tracks inside the jukebox remained a secret. Party goers were invited to peruse the specially made ‘exhibition list’ posters and to select the track number which corresponded to the first exhibition they remembered visiting at Angel Row. In doing so, they helped to provide a nostalgic (and sometimes cheesy) soundtrack for the party. Click on the link to the right under ‘Further Reference’ to view all 17 exhibition list posters.