Rock City Art comes up smelling of Roses

Stone Roses
Stone Roses

IN recent months, Rock City Art has housed a couple of spectacular shows – some of Paul Harries’ extensive work with masked-musos Slipknot was wowsome, and a look back at the Punk era courtesy of 70s Record Mirror snapper Steve Emberton was snarling finery.

For the past couple of weeks though, the Bedford art house has been given over to works by Ian Tilton.

He has captured iconic faces including Iggy Pop, Guns n Roses and Nirvana, but this show sweeps those aside and instead focuses on a band who shared his home town, and who went on to smash the scene – The Stone Roses.

More than 40 pictures are exhibited, and capture the band on their rise from obscurity back in 1987 to worldwide cult status in 1990.

“We bonded on our first shoot together as none of us wanted to create something boring.

“We held a mutual appreciation of creating something conceptually different,” Ian says.

The show, ‘What The World Is Waiting For’ carries through to June 22.

Admission is free to the gallery, located in Castle Lane.

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