As part of The Public’s The Art of Noise exhibition which opens today, Steve Gerrard’s portraits of Metal fans have been installed in the downstairs gallery. Printed on huge sheets of aluminum, they look fantastic!
Steve Gerrard has been an accredited photographer for bands such as Radiohead, Metallica, Kiss, Muse, Nine Inch Nails, Iron Maiden, The Sex Pistols, Bon Jovi and Kings of Leon, and has had his work published in magazines including Rolling Stone, Kerrang!, NME, Terrorizer, Metal Hammer and Rock Sound.
The Art of Noise is a series of interactive and visually stunning exhibitions which look at the significance of music, sound and noise in the Arts. Highlights include touring V&A exhibition, My Generation: The Glory Years of British Rock – a selection of photographs by Harry Goodwin from behind the scenes of Top of the Pops from 1964 to 1973. Renowned audio-visual artist, Jony Easterby, has been commissioned to produce a spectacular immersive sound and light installation, Carillon Shadows, and American Josh Nimoy, has produced a new interactive game, Bandwidth.
Local films, Made in Birmingham and Motor City Music Years will be also be screened throughout the Art of Noise, providing a fascinating insight into music influences in the region, and Foghorn, commissioned by Multistory, celebrates Sandwell heritage with a huge replica foghorn which naturally amplifies people’s voices to make them sound enormous.
The Art of Noise will be exhibited from 21 October 2011 to 15 January 2012, Wednesday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 11am – 3pm. The exhibition is free to visit.