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Gaye Black

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1972-3 Bideford School of Art - foundation year (A level in art & printmaking)


1973-5 South Devon Technical College - graphic design (diploma in graphic design)


1976-9 Bass player in Adverts


I spent three years at art college, qualifying as a graphic designer before becoming bass player with the Adverts. I am now exhibiting regularly and curating the odd show.

I have designed covers for records including the Paul Fox memorial album, PIL and Alvin Gibbs, and my work has been featured in books including The Truth of Revolution, Brother by Lisa Sofianos, Robin Ryde & Charlie Waterhouse, Black Metal Colouring Book (feralhouse) and Growing Up With Punk by Nicky Weller, Barry Cain, Russell Reader and Den Davis .

My work references my past, and explores contrasts - between attraction and horror, control and chaos, rough and smooth.  I am inspired by surrealism and artists including Hieronymus Bosch, Goya, Leonora Carrington and the Chapman Brothers. Also horror films and books, extreme music, victorian grottos, and my own dreams, which I have been basing work on recently. 


Photo by Minna Waring


Photo by Eric Waring


Rebellion festival, Blackpool, August 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022

Zenith bar, London, Autumn 2008

The Others’ Spectrum Autumn ’09 show, London

Resistance Gallery London, as part of the Rock and Roll Expressionists collective, December 2009

Beyond Punk, Signal Gallery, London, August 2010

La Fiesta, Newcastle, August 2011 (solo show)

Mexico Siniestro, Resistance Gallery, London, October 2011

Punk and Beyond, Signal Gallery, London, November-December 2011

Christmas show, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, December 2011

Taking Liberties, The Treatment Rooms Collective, London, December 2011

Black, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, February 2012

Slag, The Treatment Rooms Collective, London, February 2012

Vinyl Record Show, Cultivate Vyner Street, London, April 2012 

Pandamonium, Signal Gallery, London, June 2012

Sex & Drugs & Rock &Roll – Trash Art Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA, August 2012

Art Barter show, Sir Peter Blake’s bus – Strummer of Love Festival, August 2012

5 Year Anniversary show – Signal Gallery, London, September 2012

Multiplicity 2 – 129 Gallery, Berlin, October 2012

Magick Eye 2 – Orbital Comics, Leicester Square, London, October 2012

Black Xmas – Signal Gallery, London, December 2012 

Joe Strummer tribute festival, 100 Club, London, December 2012

The Gender Agenda – W3 Gallery, London, March 2013

Hanged – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, March 2013

Changed – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, April 2013

You’ve been Framed – W3 Gallery, London, May 2013

Location – Red Door Studio, London, May 2013

Memorabilia – Norlington Road Studios, London, July 2013

Cre8 pop up – Gallery on the Corner, London, August 2013

Augsburg Calling Britannia – Augsburg, Germany, October 2013

HUH? – JP Art Market, Massachusetts, USA, October 2013

Affordable Art Show – W3 Gallery, London, December 2013

Opening show - Londonart showroom, London, January 2014

Divine Define Feminine – Londonart showroom, London, February 2014

Gender Agenda II – W3 Gallery, London, March 2014

Pop up show – 100 Club – Oxford Street, London, June 2014

Scotland In Our Eyes – Scottish Crown Court, London, August 2014

Bermondsey Joyriders show – Underdog Gallery, London, September 2014

Pop Up Show – W3 Gallery, London, October 2014

The Screening - Stratford Picturehouse, London, November 2014

Guilty Pleasures - Sweet ‘art @ Juno Bar, London, November 2014

Affordable Art Show – W3 Gallery, London, December 2014

Inspiring Change - W3 Gallery, London, March 2015

Sacred and Profane – Hundred Years Gallery, London, March 2015

ABC - Gallery 40, Brighton, June 2015

Understanding the Ritual - Gallery at the Storey, Lancaster, June 2015

We Are W3 - W3 Gallery, London, July 2015

Rock n Roll Art Show, Underdog Gallery, London, September 2015

Don’t Look Now - i’klectik, London November 2015

Pop up show - T Chances, London May 2016

She - Sweet’art, London, July 2016

Come to the Sabbat - Underdog Gallery, London, August 2016

Punk Rock and Roll Art Show - Underdog Gallery, October 2016

I Hate Christmas Pudding - Gallery 40, Brighton, November 2016

Paste Table Gallery - AMP London, January 2017

Joint show with Paul Harvey - Whitley Bay Film Festival - Newcastle August 25th-26th 2017  

Malt Cross gallery - Nottingham September 3rd-16th 2017

Underdog show  - London October 2017

Affordable Art Show - W3 Gallery, London December 2017

Waterloo Square Gallery - Alfriston  October 2017-2018

Joint show with Charlie Harper - Waterloo Square Gallery, Alfriston June  2018

Cash is King - Saatchi Gallery, London August-September 2018

Rock & Roll Art Show - Underdog Gallery, London September 2018

Affordable Art Show - W3 Gallery, London December 2018

Cash is King II - Saatchi Gallery, London September 2019

Punk Rock & Roll Art Show - Underdog Gallery, London November 2019

Camden MIND benefit show - Vout-o-Renees, London January 2020

Through The Lens - W3 Gallery, London February-April 2020

Solo show - HOK Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands, February-April 2020

In Hysteria - KunstKan Gallery, Amsterdam September 2020

Sweet 'Art - The Art Hunt, Shoreditch, London, September/October 2020

Keep Smiling - The Smugglers Barn, Alfriston, E. Sussex, September 2021

Art Extravaganza Show - Electrowerkz, London, October 2021

Punk Art Show - Museum of Youth Culture, Shaftesbury Avenue, London  March 2022

Keep Smiling - The Smugglers Barn, Alfriston, E. Sussex, September 2021

Art Extravaganza Show - Electrowerkz, London, October 2021

Solo show - The Lamb, Holloway Road, London, May-July 2022

Jordan Mooney memorial charity gig - Concorde 2, Brighton, 29 May 2022

L’Age d’Or - St Pancras Crypt Gallery, London, May 2023

Punk Art Show - Rebellion Festival 2023, Blackpool, 3-6 August 2023

HUNG 2024 - Artlands, Redlands, California, January 2024

L’Age d’Or - Valid World Hall, Barcelona, May 2024


Beyond Punk - Signal Gallery, August 2010

Punk and Beyond - Signal Gallery, November 2011

Black Xmas – Signal Gallery, November 2012

Images can be viewed at:


British Women Artists


London Art

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