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Rock Art – what to see in June: Peter Blake, Bob Dylan, Oasis

Rock Art at the Royal Albert Hall, London

Peter Blake with friends in front of Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall by Peter Blake. © Royal Albert Hall 2014. Image by Andy Paradise 2014

There’s a wealth of Rock Art exhibitions running around the world at the moment. Here are some of the most promising.


PETER BLAKE: A new permanent mural, Appearing at the Royal Albert Hall, on display near the Cafe Bar, Royal Albert Hall, London. Free. Gathers 400+ performers who have appeared since the Hall opened. Notable rock musicians include Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Queen, The Rolling Stones, and The Who.

Peter Blake will be best known to many readers of ROCK / ART / EDITIONS for his celebrated artwork on the cover of the Beatles album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

OASIS: Definitely Maybe – The Oasis Photographs, by Michael Spencer Jones, is also on show at Royal Albert Hall – Ground Floor Corridor of the Royal Albert Hall, Fri 6 – Sun 29 June. Can be viewed when attending performances at the Hall, and on two free open days, Sat 28 June and Sun 29 June, 10am – 4pm. Entry via Door 12.

BOB DYLAN: photographs by Daniel Kramer, Paulucci Space Theatre, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing MN. To 23 August. Free.


BOB DYLAN: Dylan’s Drawn Blank Series, The Ross Art Group gallery, New York. To 14 June.

PATTI SMITH: a dozen or so photographs in the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition, Le Grand Palais, Paris. To 13 July.

GREAT BLACK MUSIC: Michael Jackson, Cesaria Evora, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Aretha Franklin, Bob Marley, Myriam Makeba, Oum Kalsoum, among many others. La Cité de la Musique, in NE Paris. To 24 August

RONNIE WOOD of the ROLLING STONES: Ronnie Wood: Art and Music, William Benton Museum of Art in Storrs, University of Connecticut. To 10 August. Free.

AMERICAN COOL: 100 “cool Americans”, including musicians Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Miles Davis and Jay-Z, film actors like Lauren Bacall, and writers such as Ernest Hemingway. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC. To 7 September. Free.

(You are strongly advised to check details with a venue’s website before travelling – some shows require advance booking and details can change, often at short notice)

Have you seen any of these shows? What did you think of it?  Your comments are very welcome.

Have we missed an important show?  Visitors and galleries: please tell us of any show we have missed, for inclusion in next month’s round-up.

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Oasis photos and memorabilia exhibition opens in London

Oasis photos by Kevin Cummins

Oasis © Kevin Cummins 2014

Oasis fans and collectors will be heading to Londonewcastle Project Space in Shoreditch, east London to see Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993-1997, the first exhibition of Oasis photos and memorabilia.

The exhibition has Oasis photos by Jill Furminovsky, Paul Slattery, Tom Sheehan, Kevin Cummins and Jamie Fry, plus Oasis memorabilia. It also has instruments (lent by band members), vintage merchandise and artefacts from the album sleeves.

If you go to Chasing The Sun, please share your opinions of the Oasis exhibition with ROCK / ART / EDITIONS readers by adding a Comment to this post. You’ll need to hurry – the free exhibition closes on 22 April.


Stone Roses photographs by Ian Tilton

Image (c) Ian Tilton 2013

The post-Punk flowering of bands from Manchester – The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis and a host of others – created a supporting cast of talented local writers and photographers.

Notable among these Manchester rock art celebrants is Ian Tilton, chronicler of the fabled Stone Roses.

I’ve been enjoying Tilton’s recent book, Set In Stone: Ian Tilton’s Stone Roses Photographs (Omnibus Press, 2013, paperback), which documents the brief apogee of the band many regard as the key export from Manchester’s brief spell as rock’s global HQ.

The collection captures the giddy excitement of the rapid rise of the Stone Roses, for a short time a seemingly unstoppable creative force.

Ian Tilton has worked with many other local musos, including Morrissey, Liam Gallagher and Sean Rider (Happy Mondays), as well as big-hitters from beyond NW England like Kurt Cobain, Robert Smith and Amy Winehouse.

You can explore (and buy from) Ian Tilton’s extensive portfolio here: