About the Book
This volume celebrates the appointment of Stella Tooth as Resident Artist of the Half Moon Putney. This artistic collaboration is part of New Moon - the revival of one of the capital’s longest-running, and world-renowned, live music venues, which turns 55 in 2018. Synonymous with The Rolling Stones, some of the biggest names in popular music have performed here since the early ‘60’s. Stella finds herself in very good company as music residencies have included Elvis Costello & Steve Marriott of the Small Faces. Artist residencies allow individuals to explore their practice within another community. As a trained portrait artist, fascinated by performers, our artist in residence seeks to capture the creative energy of many of our best loved acts. With a passion for reportage, springing from her previous career as a journalist and senior news PR for BBC and Sky News, Stella aims to tell the stories of our musicians, exploring themes of separation and connection and seeking to blur the boundaries between illustration and fine art.