Established in 2001, The Vinyl Factory Group encompasses a record label, vinyl pressing plant, the record shop Phonica and music magazine FACT, in addition to all of its visual arts activities. These include new arts commissions, exhibitions and collaborations between musicians and contemporary artists. The Vinyl Factory record label releases limited editions made in collaboration with both artists and musicians, accompanied by events and performances. Releases to date include: The xx, Christian Marclay, Massive Attack, Eddie Peake, Roisin Murphy, Haroon Mirza, Burial, Dinos Chapman, Florence + the Machine, Maurizio Catalan, Pet Shop Boys, Martin Creed, Bryan Ferry and Duran Duran.
The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street car park is set to become a dynamic cultural hub featuring arts commissions and collaborations. Previous exhibitions at the space include Richard Mosse’s The Enclave, the artist’s debut London solo exhibition. The space at Brewer Street car park forms part of the company’s London-wide network of venues, along with 180 The Strand, which has already hosted several exhibitions and events including The Moving Museum, Magnetic Field by These New Puritans and a unique collaboration between Jack White and Punchdrunk.
The Vinyl Factory works in partnerships with leading art organisations. Key projects include Jeremy Deller,English Magicfor The British Council’s British Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale of Art, Clockwork Jerusalem at the 55th Venice Biennale of Architecture and The Fun Palace at the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Party 2014.