In 2007, iconic Australian musician, songwriter and author Nick Cave became the subject of his own exhibition: Nick Cave: The Exhibition, created by Nick and The Arts Centre Melbourne.
When Nick was in Melbourne just before the exhibition opened, he set himself up in an office at the Arts Centre and started writing stories about some of the objects in the exhibition, as well as beautiful things like how he met his wife Susie; adventures such as 'The Sculpture' intended for the country town of Warracknabeal, his birthplace; and unique insights into his relationships with other musicians such as his childhood hero Johnny Cash who recorded The Mercy Seat.
These stories emerged from that office so prodigiously and so perfectly that they became an integral part of the exhibition: an alternate storyline that could be listened to and read, offering further ways in which to understand Nick Cave’s creative life and imagination.
Two of the stories, read by Nick, are available here, as well as three documentaries about Nick's creative process and his collaboration with members of The Bad Seeds and Grinderman, including interviews with Nick and featuring fellow musicians Martin P. Casey, Warren Ellis, Mick Harvey, Jim Selarsson.
Visit the official exhibition website for more stories: Nick Cave: The Exhibition