Acclaimed portrait photographer Alistair Morrison spent two years – travelling 210,000 miles – to photograph seventy two of the world’s most acclaimed musicians. From these sessions, Alistair created a spectacular multi-panelled artwork – Searching for Apollo – which was unveiled in public for the first time in the Raphael Room at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in November 2017. Searching for Apollo is a dramatic large format installation piece, measuring 4.5m x 4m.

Subjects include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Van Morrison, Ray Davies, Roger Daltrey, Bruce Springsteen, Brian Wilson, Art Garfunkel, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop, Jeff Beck, Mick Fleetwood, Nile Rodgers, Nils Lofgren, Paul Weller, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart – and many more.

Alistair Morrison has also created two smaller installation artworks, titled Inspired by British Music and Inspired by World Music. Each piece is a three-panelled triptych artwork featuring a selection of 13 musicians from the 72 photographed by Alistair for the Searching for Apollo project.

Bespoke customisation – put yourself in the picture.

In an exciting development for the collectors market, Searching for Apollo and its accompanying limited editions all have bespoke customisation options – including the option for you, as a purchaser, to appear alongside your chosen musical heroes in a unique customised version of the artwork. This requires you to sit for a portrait session with Alistair Morrison.

The Inspired by British Music triptych is on show at the gallery until 18 May 2018, and Alistair Morrison will be at the gallery from 1-4pm on Saturday 28 April to discuss the work with interested collectors. The Searching for Apollo master altarpiece, at 451cm high, is just a few cm too tall for our gallery space, but is available to view by appointment at an offsite location.

These fully customisable artworks are like nothing we have offered before – click on the link below to find out more.

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