RAM GALLERY 2018
Following the success of the previous exhibitions held since 2014, we are once again delighted to have the RAM Gallery take its place in Bloodstock's stellar line-up of attractions.
Showcasing a selection of art and memorabilia, it expands on past exhibitions, featuring work by Bloodstock co-founder Paul Raymond Gregory, himself an acclaimed artist with an extensive body of work which includes many famous album covers and monolithic pieces inspired by the legendary tales of JRR Tolkien.
Making their Gallery debut this year we have celebrated metal photographer Ester Segarra with her brand new book 'Ars Umbra – The Art of Ester Segarra', and the rock legend that is Stephen 'Krusher' Joule with various pieces including original artwork created for Ozzy Osbourne.
Of the returning artists, we are proud once again to present work by Paul Harries, renowned British photographer with a portfolio to rival the best snappers in the business, Heathen Wax Works with their bespoke home-made decorative candles, Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier with his idiosyncratic and evocative images, and Mark Wilkinson, legendary rock artist with a who's who of equally-legendary clients including Judas Priest and Iron Maiden.
Last but by no means least we welcome back RAM regular Oliver Andrew of Cynosure Guitars with custom, specially-commissioned pieces which showcase his outstanding skills as an instrument imagineer. These guitars are set to become future classics and for 2018 he has once again excelled himself, creating pieces inspired by the headline acts for Bloodstock 2018 as well as US Southern rockers Molly Hatchet for whom Paul Raymond Gregory has painted many album covers.
Professionally hung and lit and housed in a specially constructed space, the RAM Gallery 2018 marks another important step in the goal of establishing a new permanent rock venue, with Paul Raymond Gregory returning to his roots as an artist and gallery owner in support of both art and music. The proposed venue would include a live music space with bar, rehearsal and recording facilities, and a permanent exhibition space. A vital hub for British rock and metal in the heart of the Midlands, the TRUE birthplace of metal.
Many of the artists will be on site again this year, so be sure to make a visit to the gallery part of your weekend at Bloodstock 2018