Following the closure of Londonewcastles original project space in Shoreditch, after a successful eight years, the new and more intimate Gallery 46 has opened in Summer 2016.
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Gallery 46 in Whitechapel is our new sister gallery to be used as Londonewcastle Project Space. The new space, established through the partnership of Martin J Tickner and Sean McLusky and Fruitmachine founders, Martin Bell & Wai Hung Young breaks fresh ground for the open-source, non-conformist curatorial approach Tickner and McLusky employed at their (rightly) notorious MEN Gallery, in Shoreditch.Housed in a pair of newly renovated Georgian houses in the grounds of Whitechapel Hospital, GALLERY 46 is set over 3 floors and 8 rooms and is a kaleidoscopic addition to Whitechapel’s burgeoning gallery scene and close by its artistic...→
Our Street Art Programme is about turning over large canvases on buildings under our control – during planning and development – to artists, from the internationally renowned to the completely unknown. If you’d like Londonewcastle to showcase your work, contact us...→
*‘I’ve returned to these pictures of the band many times over the years, and when I’ve done so they take me right back to the time. I still listen to their debut album now and it doesn’t sound dated. In a similar way, these images, though very much of their era, haven’t aged at all. Which reflects how timeless the Stone Roses were.*’
– Dennis Morris
**This is The One**, published by Who Said It Publishing, offers an exclusive glimpse into the world of [The Stone Roses]. An exhibition of images featured in the book will be on display from 11 July until 19 July 2012.
Internationally recognised photographer [Dennis Morris] visually records both behind-the scenes material and classic stage footage alongside intimate studio portraits and documents two iconic events in the history of music with never-before-seen images.
Through an introduction to the band via legendary music producer, Martin Hannett, at a rehearsal in Manchester in 1985, Dennis Morris witnessed the raw beginnings of a group that would eventually become pioneering musicians behind the Madchester and Indie movements of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Having invited The Stone Roses to play at his club night in London, Morris envisaged a hugely successful future for the band, before any critical success or the start of a fanbase.
Continuing to admire and respect The Stone Roses’ ‘irrefutable charisma’ and undeniable ‘positive swagger’, Morris remained in touch with Ian Brown and the band, resulting in late night sessions jamming at Morris’s Marylebone studio and a unique portfolio of studio portraits.
Morris didn’t photograph The Stone Roses for a long period after they met, he says, ‘If I’m really into a band, I like to watch them as a fan first, to try and see how they click. To watch them on stage and see what they’re about.’ On 27 May 1990 the Spike Island gig was announced, attended by 27,000 people, steering The Stone Roses into the media spotlight and marking the beginning of the 1990s. The seminal gig sparked the festival boom that continued to flourish over the next couple of decades.
Morris’ images capture the visceral hysteria of the fans and unforgettable fashions of the time at Spike Island and Glasgow Green, both pivotal moments in the band’s history. Both concerts made epic impacts on future movements by crafting mass gatherings of youths and the return of a 1960s hallucinogenic type of crowd. Spike Island, although considered to be a failure at the time due to sound quality, is now perceived as ‘Woodstock for a baggy generation’.
Limited to an edition of 1000 with over 250 unseen images and a signed silver gelatin print by Dennis Morris, **This Is The One**, priced at £295, provides both an extraordinary view into the intoxicating world of The Stone Roses as well as a chapter of history charting fashions and trends of the 1990s for passionate fans and intrigued onlookers alike.
**About the Exhibitor**
With a career spanning more than 20 years, and a CV that reads like a Who’s Who of popular music and culture, Dennis Morris has photographed some of the most iconic musicians of the time including Bob Marley, Marianne Faithful, the Sex Pistols, Public Image Limited, The Stone Roses, Oasis, Radiohead, Goldie, and The Prodigy. He has exhibited worldwide and had his work published in a numerous prestigious titles as well as several standalone publications, including Growing Up Black, a photographic record of inner city London in the 60s and 70s. His photographs are highly collectable and are owned by the V&A and English Heritage. [www.dennismorris.com]
**About the Book**
**This Is The One by Dennis Morris – A photo essay on the rise of the Stone Roses.**
200 page book on high quality silk paper stock. Over 250 never before seen images of the Stone Roses, (including live photos from Spike Island and Glasgow Green, behind the scenes photos and intimate studio shots).
Individually signed 10×12” print by internationally acclaimed photographer Dennis Morris. Texts by Dennis Morris, Dave Haslam and Luke Bainbridge.
Limited edition of 1000 books
Published July 2012 by WSI Publishing Ltd ([www.whosaidit.co.uk])