Artist Decorated Rega Turntables Raise Money for Charity.

artists decorate Rega Turntables for charity

Secret 7″ and Greenwich Peninsula invited ten contemporary artists to create unique versions of Rega Turntables for Planar 1/1, an auction to raise funds for Mind, the mental health charity. Artists who embellished and made the turntables into unique pieces included Gavin Turk, Jeremy Deller and Jake & Dinos Chapman.

Artist-decorated REGA turntables

Tsai & Yoshikawa’s turntable in acrylic paint uses abstract shapes, patterns, and textures

The incredible artists who kindly created and donated work included Gavin Turk, Jeremy Deller, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Es Devlin, Stuart Semple, James Joyce, Jean Jullien, Pete Fowler, Hsiao-Chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa and Francis Richardson.

Pete Fowler’s enamel painted turntable featured an owl and skull in black and white

Turner prize winning artist Jeremy Deller has applied Neolithic arrowheads to his Planar 1, whilst Gavin Turk has re-envisioned his turntable as a heritage plaque referencing ‘Cave’, one of his most iconic pieces. Mind ambassador Stuart Semple’s turntable is a nod to Joy Division, and Jean Jullien has used the turntable’s movement to brilliantly bring his work to life.

Although bidding closed on September 12th, the turntables are worth a look!

Stuart Semple



KNOWN PLEASURES (remix), 2018
Digital print and vinyl on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Jean Jullien



Untitled, 2018
Acrylic paint on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Es Devlin



Untitled, 2018
Vinyl on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Pete Fowler



Turn Tabowl, 2018
Enamel paint on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Gavin Turk



Heritage Turntable, 2018
Photo on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Jeremy Deller



Rock & Roll, 2018
Neolithic arrowheads on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

James Joyce



Untitled, 2018
Paint on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Jake and Dinos Chapman


The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the bus go round and round aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall daaaaaaaaaaaay long, 2018
Hand-colored etching AP on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Hsiao-Chi Tsai & Kimiya Yoshikawa

Composition I, 2018
Acrylic paint on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Frances Richardson



Untitled, 2018
Paint on turntable
4 1/2 × 17 7/10 × 15 1/5 in; 11.5 × 45 × 38.5 cm

Thanks to Artsy for the images and information
Since 2012,  Secret 7″ has raised over £200,000 for various charities through combining music and art.

Learn more about Mind here.

REGA has a nice selection of their turntables available on Amazon here

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