Featuring photographs by Rennie Ellis, Bob King, Warren Macris, Philip Morris & Tony MottBlender Gallery, 16 Elizabeth Street Paddington
On February 4th 2010, a new exhibition opens at Blender Gallery.
Blender Gallery is pleased to present IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP – A collection of photographs by celebrating Australia’s most successful Rock’n’Roll Band – AC/DC.
This is Blender Gallery's first exhibition for 2010 and will be a great way to kickstart the year!
This exhibition has been timed in conjunction with the Australian Leg of AC/DC’s Black Ice world tour February 2010.
This exhibition features photographs by some of Australia’s most prolific music photographers - Rennie Ellis, Bob King, Warren Macris, Philip Morris & Tony Mott.
More than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing down or letting up, AC/DC, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC's high voltage rock 'n' roll has flowed out into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totaling more than 150 million albums and counting.
The exhibition IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP showcases the legendary rockers in their original line-up - before the death of original lead singer Bon Scott in 1980 - through to the band’s current line up with singer Brian Johnson.
IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP will include the publicity photographs of High Voltage & Jailbreak, with unseen shots from the studio sessions of Dirty Deeds and still shots from the filming of High Voltage. The exhibition will also showcase images of numerous live performances from small pub venues, through to stadium arenas.
The exhibition features photographs by some of Australia’s most prolific music photographers - Rennie Ellis, Bob King, Warren Macris, Philip Morris & Tony Mott.
These rock photographers today boast some of the most extensive photo archive libraries of Australian rock music. This hand picked collection is being made available to the public for the first time through Blender Gallery.
“The first time I met and photographed AC/DC was in 1974. I was then photographing for GO SET the OZ music Bible.
Their manager Ray Arnold contacted me to arrange a photo session as they were not signed yet. The members at this time were: Angus Young, Rob Baily, Peter Clark and Dave Evans was the singer.
This lead to their first gig at Chequers Night Club in Sydney” – Philip Morris, Photographer.
IT’S A LONG WAY TO THE TOP – A Tribute to AC/DC opens on Thursday February 4th 2010 from 6pm-8pm at Blender Gallery, 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington.
The exhibition will run until March 2nd 2010.
Blender Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10am - 6pm.