Singing Skies: An exhibition by Stuart A. Staples and Suzanne Osborne

Tindersticks in cooperation with 81 Leonard Street Gallery will present Singing Skies, an exhibition by Stuart A Staples and Suzanne Osborne, 29 November – 1 December.

Singing Skies marks the first fully fledged collaboration between Stuart and his wife, painter, Suzanne, focusing on her ‘A year in small paintings – Skies, September 2010 – September 2011’ where she recorded the changing daily sky in oils over the course of a year and the release of their book Singing Skies comprising a selection of Suzanne’s sky paintings presented alongside a collection of Stuart’s lyrics, written down for the first time, spanning tindersticks’ 20-year musical catalogue and documenting the genesis of each song. The London launch exhibition will see all 365 original ‘sky paintings’ exhibited alongside Stuarts hand typed lyrics and the collection of 10 limited edition carborundum prints of pairs of skies and songs. There will also feature a video installation by acclaimed French director and long time creative collaborator Claire Denis plus a mini-documentary about the process by filmmaker Martin Wallace.

Singing Skies is released in hardback in a limited first edition of 2500 copies at £23 and is available from all good bookshops as well as Amazon from 28 November in association with Hannibal Publishing.  

A collection of strictly limited edition carborundum prints, of 10 of the skies and their partner songs from the Singing Skies book spreads made by Suzanne Osborne and master print-maker Tom Phelan in Vienna are available to buy and will be available alongside copies of the book at 81 Leonard Street throughout the exhibition.
More of Suzanne’s work can be viewed at: and further information about the Singing Skies project and prints can be found at

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