RAM GALLERY 2019
Following the success of previous exhibitions held each year 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, photography, 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.
We are delighted to present for the first time a selection of pieces by legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin. For four decades Ross has been among the world’s foremost photographers, capturing iconic images of genre giants such as Iron Maiden, Metallica, Def Leppard, Guns N’ Roses, Kiss, and many more.
Also making their Gallery debut this year we have Peter Sallai of Mortpaint Graphics and artist Danny Edwards. Peter is a Hungarian artist who has worked with many bands including the likes of WASP, Kataklysm, Korpiklaani, Crematory, Annihilator, Tyr, Mayhem, Powerwolf, Satyricon, Kreator and, most notably, Sabaton. Danny, meanwhile, although currently best known as a tattoo artist, has drawn and painted since childhood, and the selection of his work on display here marks his first every exhibition.
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, and 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 a designer and luthier. These guitars are set to become future classics and for 2019 he has gone where few guitar builders ever could, creating pieces inspired by the headline acts for Bloodstock 2019, and the imagery and artwork of festival partners Hobgoblin.
As always, there will be a few other little surprises in store too!
Professionally hung and lit and housed in a specially constructed space, the RAM Gallery 2019 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 2019