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At the heart of English folk

The Fire of Love

David Owen

26 September 2018 - 6 January 2019

This exhibition celebrates David Owen’s output of the last 10 years, welcoming him back to Cecil Sharp House following his exhibition Seeds of Love in 2008. 

Self-described ‘one man advertising agency for folk music’, David draws on the graphic imagery of signs, advertisements and record covers to challenge our preconceived ideas of the genre. Playful and subversive, these works take a humorous look at English folk music and dance, championing folk in all its forms.

David Owen’s work is focused on images of folk song, folk lore and popular culture. He has exhibited at Cambridge Folk Festival, Sage Gateshead, Southbank Centre and Sidmouth Folk Festival and has designed CD sleeves for Jim Moray, Eliza Carthy, Jackie Oates and Emily Portman.