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Best Art Vinyl: 12 Years on 12 Inches

Now in its 12th year, Best Art Vinyl is a unique award celebrating record cover art, compiling the global opinion on the best in art, photography and graphic design in modern music culture.

Best Art Vinyl: 12 Years on 12 Inches will show simultaneously in Barnsley, Bologna and Budapest. The exhibition will showcase all fifty 2017 award nominees and also take a retrospective look at some of the best from the last twelve years.

Previous winners have included albums by The Last Shadow Puppets, Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and Radiohead’s Thom York, and nominated albums have featured artwork by varied and illustrious names, such as sixteenth century Dutch master Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Turner Prize nominee Jenny Saville, Sir Quentin Blake, Jamie Hewlett and legendary Pop artist, Sir Peter Blake.

Visitors to the exhibition, in all three cities, will be able to vote for which record they thinks deserves to win the Best Art Vinyl award.

A second part of the exhibition, will be a wall consisting of records curated by you! Visitors to the gallery will be invited to bring along and frame their favourite vinyl record sleeves and leave a note describing what it means to you or a favourite musical memory.


Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.45pm)