The Amy Exhibit: For you I was a Flame

amy 4 amy 2 amy 1 amy 3What: Exhibition celebrating Amy Winehouse’s remarkable life & career

Where: Proud Gallery in Camden, her spiritual hometown

Dates: From September 12th – October 6th 

Days: Open seven days a week, 11am-5pm (FREE ENTRY – Donations)

This week we went to the Amy Winehouse exhibition, a celebration of her life and talent. Amy was a certified style icon with an extraordinary gift. Like Amy, this is no ordinary exhibition.  Upon arrival at the Amy Winehouse exhibit: For You I Was a Flame, you are welcomed in with live music performed by a rock band, which pounds through the speakers, echoing through out the entire gallery and bar. It is like a party only that the host is absent. And yet she is not, the host is very much there, in every corner her presence and creativity is palpable. People are chattering away, enjoying the eye-gazing beauty of the specially chosen photographs that represent the iconic singer. The comfy sofas were full of artists, designers, musicians, the atmosphere was electric and we couldn’t help but think that this would have been the kind of environment the subject would have approved of. Curated by the Amy Winehouse foundation with the support of Amy’s family, this exhibit was formed to raise awareness of the ins and outs of her career and to celebrate her talent, life and style. Alongside the photographs are fabulous graffiti works donated by artists such as Mr. Brainwash and Bambi.

“We’re all very excited about the exhibition at Proud. Amy’s fans were absolutely amazing in the wake of her passing and showed their love and loss in the most fantastic ways. This, along with the photos and graffiti art, shows Amy at her glitzy best, and her most vulnerable, demonstrating the effect she had on her followers. We hope that everyone who comes feels the same way. “

–Alex Winehouse