Thursday 25th February 2016
The exhibition, which includes stunning black-and-white photos from the likes of Jill Furmanovsky, Eugene Adebari and Fernando Aceves, captures the energy, excitement and effortless cool of some of rock’s greatest talents – as well as featuring relaxed shots showing these music legends in an all-new light.
Admission free with a show ticket, or on the following open days (all 10am-4pm): 26 March, 2 April, 9 April, 23 April, 24 April and 30 April
Highlights include Jill Furmanovsky’s captivating photo of Noel Gallagher, candidly taken at a guitar shop in Leeds in 1991, Ray Stevenson’s explosive image of The Who from 1967, and The Specials, captured onstage by Phil Grey in 1979.
Mehdi Aoustin-Sellami, Head of Programming at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “This exhibition is the perfect celebration of legendary performers who have done something very special and important in supporting the incredible work of Teenage Cancer Trust. We’re proud to be hosting another exhibition drawing on the wealth of extraordinary imagery held in the Rockarchive, featuring many rare and unseen shots that will delight fans of both great music and the artists who make it.”
Jill Furmanovsky said:
The Rockarchive collective is thrilled to be back at the world's most beautiful venue. This year our picture choice was inspired by a particular set of brilliant British musicians, all of whom have contributed their sublime music time and time again to the amazing work of Teenage Cancer Trust. We hope you enjoy seeing this exhibition as much as we did preparing it.
Rockarchive’s Heroes of Teenage Cancer Trust, which runs from 15 March to 1 May, focuses on leading music artists who have supported the charity over the past two decades, including many who have headlined our annual shows since 2000.
Tom Marshall, Head of Partnership Fundraising at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “For over 15 years, Teenage Cancer Trust shows at the Royal Albert Hall have brought together top artists and comedians for unforgettable performances in support of young people with cancer. The RockArchive exhibition celebrates the iconic artists who have given us their time and commitment, and pays tribute to their talent and energy. We are so grateful for their support.”
The shows are accompanied by our music workshops with the Royal Albert Hall’s Education & Outreach department and the performers themselves, which give young people with cancer the chance to write songs about their experiences. Last year, Stereophonics and Frank Turner dropped in to share their expertise and offer support.