Storm Thorgerson Exhibition at the Babylon Gallery

Storm Thorgerson Exhibition at the Babylon Gallery

Arts charity planning a treat for fans of Pink Floyd, Ian Drury, Audio Slave, Biffy Clyro, 10cc, Cranberries, Steve Miller and Muse

Ely-based charity Babylon ARTS is planning to stage an impressive exhibition of album art at its riverside gallery in Cambridgeshire later this year.

The exhibition will be officially launched on Saturday 17th November and run through to Saturday 22nd December.

The exhibition will feature work by the much-celebrated Storm Thorgerson and StormStudios.  He is described as ‘the man who designed half your record collection’. Although many will not know Storm by name, his iconic designs appear on the album covers of some of the world’s most famous bands.

The exhibition will be free to attend and hosted by the Babylon Gallery in Ely, which attracts over 25,000 visitors a year.

“We want to let music fans know that we’re planning this exhibition just before Christmas. Sign up to our facebook page and newsletter to find out more about the exhibition and special events www.facebook.com/babylonartscentre ” says Caroline Cawley from Babylon ARTS

“We first met Storm back in 2009 when following a phone call from him out of the blue we hosted an exhibition of some of his best known photographs. Storm had a special connection to Cambridgeshire – it was his stomping ground.  He attended both primary and high schools in Cambridge (Brunswick Primary School and the Cambridgeshire High School for Boys), and would often hang out in Ely with his friends.”

“Following the V&A exhibition last year which featured a large proportion of his work, we think it’s time to bring Storm back to Cambridgeshire.’

The exhibition at the Babylon Gallery is set to feature a range of Storm’s work created throughout his 30 year career with Storm Studios with many hand-signed limited editions. The exhibition will also feature the cover from Biffy Clyro, Opposite, which was the last album sleeve conceived by Storm, and poignantly was photographed on the day he died in 2013.  Music fans will be able to buy limited edition prints books, and other work created by this immensely talented designer.

Please contact Babylon Arts Tel: 01353 616991. Further details at www.babylonarts.org.uk

Press release from Babylon Arts 

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