An exhibition of over 50 paintings and drawings by Kevin Coyne will open from November 21 and run until February 7, at Déda, the Dance and Arts Centre in Kevin’s home city of Derby.
And an accompanying exhibition of further work by, and associated with, Kevin will run at the University of Derby’s Markeaton Campus in the city from November 21 until December 19.
Kevin Coyne (1944–2004) was an important player in the contemporary music scene in the late 1960s and 70s, championed by John Peel, and became a cult figure thereafter.
Alongside his prodigious musical output (over 40 albums in his lifetime) he continued to paint, draw and write throughout his life and the exhibition will cover all facets of an amazingly fertile creative force.
Alongside the display at Déda the University of Derby’s College of Arts will host more work including rarely seen and unseen footage of Kevin in performance and discussing his work.
This celebration of one of the city’s most creative and widely recognized forces is the idea of a group of enthusiasts and supporters in the place of his birth.
They came together with the idea of mounting this large display in recognition of his importance on the tenth anniversary of his death .