Details about the contents of the upcoming Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 – 1997 exhibition has been revealed.
The exhibition, which takes in the early years of the legendary Manchester band, has been curated by renowned photographer Lawrence Watson, and will include rare photographs and audio-visual content, memorabilia and artefacts. It will also feature a replica of the Definitely Maybe cover artwork and a display featuring many of the original props.
Exhibition highlights include an Definitely Maybe cover replica. The life-size recreation of the front room in which the iconic artwork for Oasis’s debut album was photographed, in rhythm guitarist Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs home at the time. Fans will be able to recreate the cover art in the replica set up by positioning themselves in the same spots as the band. Within the exhibition some of the original furniture and many of the props from the shoot will be on display.
There will also be a chance to view rare and iconic photographs with previously unseen and classic images from the photographers who had fly-on-the-wall access to the band, including Jill Furminovsky, Paul Slattery, Tom Sheehan, Kevin Cummins, and Jamie Fry. Each print will be available to buy.
There will also be a host of musical instruments used by Oasis including from Noel Gallagher an Epiphone Sheraton ‘Union Jack’ guitar, used on the (What’s The Story) Morning Glory tour dates, a Rickenbacker 330 from the cover of the single Supersonic, an Epiphone Riviera from the Definitely Maybe cover, a Gibson Les Paul and Epiphone Riviera used on the Definitely Maybe tour dates and Alan White’s drum kit, used on the classic single Don’t Look Back In Anger.
A host of memorabilia also forms part of the exhibition. On display will be original artwork proofs by Brian Cannon, who designed all of Oasis’s early covers. Gig tickets, passes, posters and tour itineraries from the period will be also form part of the exhibition. Clothing on display will include Liam Gallagher’s parka worn on stage at Glastonbury Festival and Bonehead’s white suit from the All Around The World video shoot.
Opening 20 years to the day since the release of their debut single Supersonic on 11th April 1994, Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 – 1997 is an insider’s view of the band’s meteoric rise as they made rock and roll history.
The exhibition is happening in conjunction with the re-release of Definitely Maybe on May 19th on Big Brother Recordings. Available on standard CD & digital download, Special Edition 3 x CD & digital download, 12″ vinyl LP – with digital download bundle of all bonus CD content and a Deluxe Box Set including LP, Deluxe CD, exclusive 7″ and merchandise.
Chasing The Sun: Oasis 1993 – 1997 runs from the 11th of April through to the 22nd at the LondonNewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DP. Admission is free. Opening hours are: Friday April 11th noon to 5pm. There after Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays noon to 7pm. Thursdays and Fridays noon to 8pm and Sundays and Bank Holidays noon to 6pm.
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