Category Archives: Photography

Ben Folds photographs and tour posters at Richard Goodall Galler 2012

 

We are really excited that are new exhibition is a world first with the Photography of Ben Folds.

Ben Folds is the renowned pianist, producer and musician behind Ben Folds Five and a stream of solo records. Throughout his career Ben Folds has always taken photographs, travelling on tour with a camera, and until now, no one has seen them.

Ben Folds Five have just released their first new album in 13 years The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind and are to about tour the UK. We are very proud to present this exclusive show of Ben Folds photographs and the art of the UK reunion tour.

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The full band (Ben, Robert and Darren) will be at the gallery for the preview on November 28th, signing and personalising prints and photographs from the exhibition.

Ben’s photographs are a stark contrast yet inexorably tied to the persona of life as a professional musician, on tour and in the studio. These can be considered quiet photographs, yet within each shot there is so much within the image and quite elusive for the most part. An inside look at life experienced within moments of solitude, humour in the studio, and then loudness as we see the stage and the crowds. The pictures show Ben, and his friends, including William Shatner, Regina Spektor and Hans Zimmer, in their unguarded moments.

Ben’s work follows in the traditions of other great musical photographers Graham Nash and Anton Corbijn, delicately capturing the juxtaposition of the fierce and subtle, and when they rock they rock hard.

Richard Goodall looking at them said “There is an image that to me personifies the work, a tour lanyard hanging on the mirror of the tour bus as it hurtles down the empty highway. From where and to where is left up to the viewer. These images give us a glimpse into a life most of us can only imagine, perfectly capturing the moments as if we were seeing them for ourselves. We are delighted to work with Ben to bring these images to the public, and a previously unseen photographic talent into the spotlight. There is something here for everyone. For fans of Ben Folds Five from their first outing in ‘96, new fans of the band and his solo work, and also for photography and art lovers alike. I have one on my wall and I love it”

All the work is available to buy at an affordable price, as 16×20 inches and 20 x 30 inches archival pigment prints in signed and numbered editions of only 20.

To coincide with the Ben Folds Five UK tour and the exhibition, Richard Goodall Gallery has also commissioned a very special limited edition series of silk screen posters for each date on the tour. Unveiled and available to buy at the gallery these beautiful prints by artists including Brendan Dawes, Jason Munn, Drew Millward, Luke Drozd, Brandon Schaefer, Alex Frazer, Sean Mort & John Powell Jones. The prints perfectly compliment the photography and draw us further into the world of Ben Folds.

See an online preview of the work on the run up to the opening as we release prints here

Ben Folds Five  is on tour with the The original three members Ben Folds (piano), Robert Sledge (bass) and Darren Jessee (drums) are playing

NOVEMBER
11/23 Bristol O2 Academy
11/24 Nottingham Rock City
11/26 Dublin Vicar Street
11/29 Manchester O2 Academy
11/30 Glasgow O2 Academy
DECEMBER
12/1 Leeds O2 Academy
12/3 Birmingham O2 Academy
12/4 Brixton, London O2 Academy
12/5 Brixton, London O2 Academy

Exhibition Details
Image Versus Verse
THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF BEN FOLDS
The Art of Ben Folds Five UK Tour
Exhibition runs through to January 12th
Special Artist Preview Event Wednesday November 28th 5-8pm

Winter Exhibition: Past and Present United

Winter Show: an eclectic mix of the past and present starts this weekend 19th November – 28th January

The gallery is a teaming with artwork, hardly anything is hung and everything is open to change. However amidst the exhibition changeover for the Winter Show there is one certainty: this vivid show is set to be an eclectic mix of the past and premieres of new works.

The eagerly anticipated exhibition presents an opportunity for those who missed out on any past 2011 RGG shows. Presenting the best prints from past shows, while also premiering exclusive works.

Remember the weird and wonderful works from the likes of Ray Caesar  and Jonas Lofgren? What about the retrospective photo prints of rock’n’rollers Gered Mankowitz  and Graham Nash? All will be included in the Winter Show, commencing this weekend. Not forgetting our avid followers as we unveil originals of linocut and hand coloured prints from Bill Fick,  premiered especially for RGG’s audience.


Graham Nash serenades Occupy Wallstreet

It is often assumed that the today’s modern counterculture voices its opposition through multimedia rather than gathering for political marches or protests. However, when Graham Nash witnessed the energy of Occupy Wallstreet last Tuesday, he alikened it to the peak of the American civil rights movement with marches such as Selma to Montgommery and protests against the Vietnam war.

Graham Nash and David Crosby showed their support of Occupy Wallstreet as they took to Zucotti Park in New York to serenade the bustling protesters. Surrounded by hoards of people Nash admirably introduced the melody “This is a song I wrote over 40 years ago and it is still true today we have to teach our children”. It was a touching scene as the duo’s serenade was drowned out by the crowd singing along to the acoustic rendition of Teach Our Children.

Watch as Nash and Crosby serenade Occupy Wallstreet protestors in New Yorks Zuccotti park, and later an interview with the pair as they share their experience in on political TV show Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Nash and Crosby Serenade protestors In Zuccotti Park

Interview with Nash and Crosby

Graham Nash 5 decades with a camera finishes tomorrow don’t miss final opportunity to see Five Decades With a Camera

Affordable Art Fair 2010

This week we are at the affordable art fair in battersea park. We are showcasing work from Ray Caesar, Ron Jobb, Donald Topp, Terry O’Neill, Scott Carutthers and Alien Corset. We also have a brand new set of nudes by Anita Kunz for the first time in the UK

We are situated on stand I10 so please come and stop by and say hello. The fair is open everyday until sunday night

William Ellis at the Richard Goodall Gallery. Opens 20th May.

William Ellis at The Richard Goodall Gallery, Opening 20 May

William Ellis, one of the world’s leading music photographers, was commissioned over 18 months ago by The Bridgewater Hall to capture the artistic life of this leading concert venue. Given exclusive access to many of the Hall’s artistis, William has photographed performers both live and backstage. The result is a compelling collection of images which reflect the diversity of the Hall’s programming, capture the essence of live performance and provide a glimpse behind the scenes at one of the coutnry’s finest music venues.

Amongst the artists photographed are Elbow and the Halle, Christy Moore, Beverly Knight, Buddy Guy, Buena Vista Social Club, Herbie Hancock, Jack Jones, KD Land and Liza Minnelli.

Preview at William-ellis.com

William Ellis at The Richard Goodall Gallery, Opening 20 May

William Ellis, one of the world’s leading music photographers, was commissioned over 18

months ago by The Bridgewater Hall to capture the artistic life of this leading concert

venue. Given exclusive access to many of the Hall’s artistis, William has photographed

performers both live and backstage. The result is a compelling collection of images which

reflect the diversity of the Hall’s programming, capture the essence of live performance

and provide a glimpse behind the scenes at one of the coutnry’s finest music venues.

Amongst the artists photographed are Elbow and the Halle, Christy Moore, Beverly Knight,

Buddy Guy, Buena Vista Social Club, Herbie Hancock, Jack Jones, KD Land and Liza Minnelli.

Preview at William-ellis.com

Richard Goodall Gallery is Hiring Gallery Staff Full Time

RGG is Hiring
We are looking for some new full time gallery staff in our Thomas St Location.

If you want to work at the gallery and know your Emek from your Small Stakes, your 3A from your Dunny let us know.
Yes its true we are looking for some new staff. With the ever increasing demands on the gallery we need some more people to work full time in the gallery, so if you ever wanted to get into the art world at the front end, this is the time.

We are looking for full time gallery staff Tuesday to Saturday. You need to be enthusiastic and knowledgeable and good at dealing with customers front line, and working in a dynamic changing hectic at times environment.

This is very much an in touch with the customer position. You need to be Knowledgeable about gig posters and music, know about the vinyl and the art scene, contemporary and low brow. Think Juxtapoz, Hi Fructose, Dangerous Ink, Art of Modern Rock etc.

The role includes all aspects of dealing with the customers, orders, exhibitions and the full gallery life cycyle. You need to be computer literate but this isn’t a desk job by any means.

If you are interested let us know through the contact us page on the website at www.richardgoodallgallery.com/rggstore/contact_us.php

We are looking for someone right now

Richard Goodall Gallery at the Affordable Art Fair 22nd – 25th October Battersea Park, London

The Affordable Art Fair has been leading the charge for accessible art since its launch in 1999, and is one of the principal UK showcases for affordable art, priced between £50 and £3,000. 120 carefully chosen galleries from across Europe and the UK will be exhibiting contemporary drawings, paintings, photography, prints and sculpture. We figure it’s only right that one of those carefully chosen galleries should be us!

Marking the Affordable Art Fair’s 10th Anniversary, the Richard Goodall Gallery will be in attendance exhibiting the wonderful works of a number of our favourite artists including Ron Job, Donald Topp, Central Station, Kendra Binney and Niagara.

With the Spring Collection 2009 attracting over 22,500 visitors, this Autumn Collection is set to be the accessible art event of 2009 and (luckily) you don’t have to be an art genius or a multi-millionaire to enjoy it.  For free entry to the Affordable Art Fair, pop in to Thomas Street to pick up your flyer!

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Coming Soon! Donald Topp- September 26th

Donald Topp

From 25th September the Richard Goodall Gallery will be hosting a brand new exhibition Topp This! Featuring over sixty new works by the US artist, the exhibition celebrates icons of the 21st century, rendered in Topp’s signature style. Heavily influenced by the iconic 60’s style of the Pop Artists Lichtenstein and Warhol, Topp’s prints are hand or spray painted with hand-pulled screen images, and are the ultimate in affordable Pop Art.

Born in October 1975 on a small dairy farm outside Madison, Wisconsin, Topp studied Art Education at Carroll College before receiving an M.A. in visual studies from Cardinal Stritch University. Topp is currently represented by Firecracker Studios in the USA and the Richard Goodall Gallery in the UK.

New Exhibition – Looking for the light through the pouring rain. Photography by KEVIN CUMMINS

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4th September, The Richard Goodall Gallery, High Street, Northern Quarter.

From the 4th September we’ll be opening the doors on a brand new exhibition – Manchester: Looking for the Light Through the Pouring Rain. A celebration of Manchester’s unparalleled status in pop history, the exhibition offers a definitive photographic history of the Manchester music scene from 1976 to the present day through the stunning photography of Kevin Cummins.

Featuring some of the most iconic music photography of all time, the exhibition pays tribute to this great city’s finest protégés – Joy Division, Oasis, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Smiths, The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses – from the legendary Hacienda dancefloor to a rented room in Whalley Range, Kevin Cummins’ exquisite photography is a testament to this great city’s unparalleled musical kudos.

“Manchester? Coolest city I can think of”  Eva Mendes