Harrogate gallery's exclusive new Noel Gallagher exhibition of photographs by Sharon Latham
A New World Blazing is a celebration of one of the world's most successful artists, from behind the scenes to front of stage, capturing the band at their most dynamic, and their most intimate - and it is available at www.redhouseoriginals.com
It is the first ever exhibition to document Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and features more than 40 images by Sharon Latham - all fully endorsed by Noel himself.
Noel Gallagher said: ""Down the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best photographers in the world and I would put Sharon right up there.
"At its best a photograph should speak. What are the pictures saying?
"They are saying: We - NGHFB - have the best job in the world. To work, play, travel and party with these people is an absolute pleasure.
"I’m so happy that Big Shaz was there to capture these moments.”
RedHouse Originals Gallery, which is located at 15 Cheltenham Mount in Harrogate, offer artwork by established international bluechip artists as well as emerging painters, printmakers and sculptors, showcasing the finest modern and contemporary art.
Initially established online, RedHouse has been actively involved in exhibition work since 2006.
Over the years the gallery has hosted major exhibitions by artists including Sir Peter Blake, Eduardo Paolozzi, Candie Payne and Dudley Edwards, often accompanied by in-person visits by the artists.
They also work with several leading multi-platform artists including The Coral, Peter Doherty, Goldie, The Coral and Horace Panter.
Today has seen the small team from RedHouse Originals travel down to the heart of Fitzrovia in London for the show's press launch at the famous Gibson Guitars Showroom.
A video trailer for the Noel Gallagher exhibition presented by radio DJ and TV presenter Edith Bowman plugging the event was made with the input of the Harrogate gallery and its owners, Richard and David McTague.
Richard McTague said: "We hung the exhibition during lockdown in Manchester just for one day, so we could make the film.
"There are plans to take it on tour in the future. we are monitoring the situation almost daily!
"Edith was incredible. She was our first choice to present it and, fortunately, she loved the idea!"
Photographer Sharon Latham first came to prominence in 2010 as the first female official Premier League club photographer for Manchester City.
It was a shared passion for the football club that ignited a friendship with Noel, and led to unprecedented access to the band over a period of five years.
Sharon: “The first interview that ‘Pep’ [Josep Guardiola] ever did was with Noel, and that was my last shoot before I left the club.
"I put my foot in the water and asked to go on a few gigs with Noel on tour and he said ‘Yeah, Shaz - no problem’.
"When the 2016 tour started I asked if I could shoot a couple of gigs, he said ‘Yeah, come to America’. I was only supposed to be there for two weeks and it turned into five years.”
The exhibition, which launches initially online, highlights Latham’s ability to capture the heart of the touring experience, offering fans a multi-faceted glimpse of the life on the road with the band.
A New World Blazing comprises 35 limited edition prints plus 12 large format deluxe editions, with selected works signed by both Sharon and Noel. The deluxe artworks focus mainly on the onstage experience.
For more, visit www.redhouseoriginals.com
The video trailing the exhibition is online now at www.redhouseoriginals.com
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