Eight heads a week in this fab new exhibition
John Lennon will be turning heads when a new exhibition dedicated to the Beatles opens in Mathew Street tomorrow.
Eight busts of the former Beatle are going on display at the View Two Gallery, depicting Lennon from a Liverpool schoolboy to his final years in New York City.
Sculptor and artist Dave Webster is exhibiting the eight together for the first time.
Dave, who created the much-photographed statue of John outside the Cavern Pub, will also be able to be seen on screen when the documentary film Looking for Lennon has its premiere in the city later this month.
The sculptor frequented the Cavern and the Iron Door club as a teenager, and was a fan of the Beatles.
He describes his eight sculptures as reflecting John Lennon’s life, through good and bad times, following him as he rides the waves of stardom, until his untimely death at the age of 40 in December 1980.
Dave is exhibiting his work alongside Crosby artist Graeme Wilson, whose landscapes capture the world that surrounded Lennon as he grew up in Liverpool.
Meanwhile visual artists and designer Paul Skellett has created a series of stunning images of the Beatles as part of his mixed-media paintings of music icons.
He also produced the animations for Looking For Lennon, and has designed and published Eight Arms to Hold You, a photographic study of the Beatles during the making of the film Help!
Gallery director Prof Ken Martin said: “Despite being in the epicentre of the Cavern Quarter for so many years, this is the first time we have devoted an exhibition to John Lennon and the Beatles.
"But we could not miss the opportunity to being together three talented artists, each with a different story to tell.”
The exhibition is at the View Two Gallery from April 7-23.