Wednesday 16 May 2012

What Presence! The Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos at Creative Scotland

Harry Papadopoulos at Creative Scotland
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Following the highly popular retrospective at Street Level, 'What Presence: the Rock Photography of Harry Papadopoulos' a new touring version of the show is on display at Creative Scotland in Edinburgh.

Creative Scotland Waverley Gate 2-4 Waterloo Place 
EH1 3EG  
17th May - 22nd June 2012 
Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm 

The exhibition at Creative Scotland includes a number of prints of the Scottish acts he captured in the post-punk period - such as The Dreamboys (featuring Peter Capaldi - years before he learnt to swear and mutated into Malcolm Tucker - looking cute and wholesome as bow-tied front man of Glasgow band The Dreamboys, with favourite US late-night chat show host, Craig Ferguson on drums playing live at Glasgow School of Art), The Laughing Apple (Featuring Alan McGee who went on to form the mega successful Creation Records), Claire Grogan of Altered Images, The Bluebells and Billy Mackenzie, and a number of other luminaries of the pre-punk, new wave and post punk period, such as The Clash, Bowie, Specials AKA, Gil Scott-Heron, and the militant gay triumvirate of Jimmy Somerville, Tom Robinson and Andy Bell (shot before he went on to become a member of Erasure) as they march for homosexual equality.
The exhibition includes a large selection of the works plus a digital slide show giving scope to the all of the works that are in the collection of Street Level. Front covers of Sounds, NME's, and a number of Scottish fanzines are wallpapered in the adjacent room, giving a flavour to the time of the late 70s and early 80s.

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Harry Papadopoulos at Creative Scotland in situ

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