News From August, 2008

Ray Lowry Exhibition

Hi folks.

It’s been all quiet on the exhibiting front for me since the Istanbul show, but over the last couple of months I’ve been involved in helping to select work for an exhibition by Ray Lowry at the See Gallery in Crawshawbooth, Rossendale.

Ray is a fellow inhabitant of Rossendale, and famously designed the iconic “London Calling” album cover for the Clash after accompanying them on their American tours as “artist in Residence” in the 1970’s.

The Clash

He’s probably best known for the cartoons which he contributed to publications such as Punch and the New Musical Express in the 1970’s and eighties.

Lowry cartoon

What is not well known however, is that in addition to his design and cartoon work, Ray is also a prolific painter, and his oil paintings include cityscapes of Manchester as well as more recent essays in abstraction and pop art.

This exhibition brings all aspects of his work together for the first time, including paintings and drawings from the Clash tour, and original artworks for a new book about Eddie Cochrane and Gene Vincent.

Most of the work is for sale, and prices range from as little as £30 for original cartoon strips, to around £300 for the oil paintings. (No I’m not on commission in case you’re wondering!)

Check out more of Ray’s work at

You can read the press release for the exhibition here

The exhibition begins on Friday 12th September with an invitation only viewing. There should be some live outdoor music from the Crimpolenes, (punk/new wave covers), if we can find a way of keeping the English summer off the amps!

If you’d like to attend, please contact Julian on 01706 220 269 or via

Hope to see you there.


Published: August 25, 2008
Category: News