The Shilo project


The Shilo project is based on Neil Diamond’s 1970 album, the cover of which features a connect-the-dots portrait of Diamond for fans to complete. The project invites up to 100 contemporary Australian artists to complete a ‘blank’ cover and will display their sleeves alongside those found in op shops completed by unknown individuals.

Art Exhibition previously on at Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 28 November 2009 to Sunday 14 March 2010

Shilo sleeve image

Published by Ian Potter Museum of Art on Friday 06 March 2009.
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This kaleidoscopic exhibition of art and record sleeves is a tribute to pop idols, classic tunes, record collectors, fans and vinyl. At the same time, it poses conceptual challenges to artists. The original sleeve promises an image of Neil Diamond but doesn’t deliver: When is a portrait not a portrait? Completing the puzzle reveals the portrait but may trash the sleeve.