Ben Frost, Sydney’s most cherished paste-up artist, is unleashing a new exhibit down under for the first time in three years; and I’m very excited. Lost in the Supermarket, a reference to The Clash song, sees Frost cleverly lampooning our advertising obsessed society by boldly juxtaposing brands, identities and social demands. Catch it at Redfern’s […]
For a person with the musical history of ex-The Clash and Big Audio Dynamite frontman, Mick Jones, he is a very unassuming man. I meet him on a humid afternoon in West London as he and a team of helpers are madly trying to finish putting together the Mick Jones Rock n Roll Public Library — an exhibition of some 10,000 pieces of musical and pop culture memorabilia that Jones has been collecting since childhood. While I wait for my time to speak with the man, as he poses for a photo shoot with a London paper and finishes putting pieces of jewellery into a glass case in a room titled American Artefacts, his press officer relays to him: ‘Southampton University want to offer you an honorary doctorate.’ Jones’ response is: ‘Why would I want to do that? I haven’t done anything.’ But that’s far from the truth.