Air Guitar: Art Reconsidering Rock Music'

The Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street. Manchester, M1 5NH tel: 44 (0) 161 200 1500

Air Guitar explores the relationship between contemporary art and rock music from the perspective of the artist as music fan. It is a perspective, which demands a timely and unapologetic glance backward to the aspirations and suburban angst of the adolescent and to the legacy of the teenage bedroom. While it is important to say that theirs is not a nostalgic revisiting of rockšs history, for many of the artists in Air Guitar their past musical interests will always remain clearly in their sights. It is almost as if they and their onetime musical allegiances were frozen forever in a mosh-pit moment in time. Air Guitar is organised and toured by Milton Keynes Gallery and funded by the National Touring Programme through the Arts Council of England. The exhibition will also tour to Angel Row, Nottingham and Tullie House, Carlisle. '

The Ken Ardley Playboys ( featuring Mrs Rich) were invited to play at the opening of the show. Unfortunately their camera was neglected until after the gig and again until the band arrived back at the hotel bar in the early hours of the morning.

After the gig. Graham and Ken chatting to fans.
A rare shot of Ken without all his glasses
Graham and Bob
Many rounds of Budvar with black Sambuca chasers later (yeah I know - very rock'n'roll, should know better etc.....)