Brothers Ray and Dave Davies formed the rock band The Kinks in th ’60s and became one of the iconic “British Invasion” Bands. The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.
The Kinks built their own recording studio in London and now, Ray Davies has turned their Konk Studio in London into an art gallery.
In 2010, Davies put Konk Studio in North London up for sale, then took it off the market in 2011. And though it is still a recording studio, Davies has also seen one of his dreams for the space become a reality — it’s being used to display the art of Ian Emes.
Ian Emes is a British animator and film director, from Handsworth, Birmingham, England, known for his work with Pink Floyd, who have used his animated films as back-projections in concert and released them as extras on their DVDs
Davies attended the opening the other night, saying, “I always wanted to use this space for people who wanted to be creative. You know, music’s more than just about music.”