YOU ARE INVITED!!!! ALL WELCOME Colin Beard's Exhibition opens this Saturday 6pm!! ~ If you cannot make this date ~ you can also come along next Friday 26th April (doors 6pm) for an evening with Colin Beard and his "Intimate Reflections of 1960s Rock n Roll" SENSATIONAL!!!
*Raffling off Limited Edition Prints & Photography Workshops on both nights. Icons of Rock’n’Roll is a unique collection of images that photographer, Colin Beard captured in the mid sixties during his work for Go-Set Magazine, both in Australia and overseas.
Go-Set magazine hit the streets of Melbourne in February 1966. It was the first Rock’n’Roll magazine in Australia and within six months it had established a national circulation of close to 200,000. The magazine was the brainchild of two 21 year old students from Monash University who, flushed with their success publishing the first university rag, Lot’s Wife, aspired to a wider media market.
But it was only after a chance meeting at a Melbourne disco that the idea took shape. Colin Beard was a novice photographer with talent and a hunger for a chance to show what he could do. The magazine was filled each week with Colin’s black and white photographs of the rock stars of the time – Normie Rowe, The Easybeats, Johnny O’Keefe and, on their first tour of Australia, The Rolling Stones. When presented with the third issue of the magazine on his arrival in Melbourne, Mick Jagger remarked that the photos were the best that had been taken of the group.
In 1967, BOAC(British Airways) offered a deal - round-the-world tickets for a writer and photographer in return for weekly editorial coverage – it was ‘The BOAC Rock‘n’Roll World Tour’ and Colin Beard, with writer, Lily Brett were off to cover the rock’n’roll scene in England and America.
The trip lasted seven months covering tours with The Troggs, Manfred Mann, Gene Pitney, The Small Faces; interviews and intimate photos sessions with The Who, Cat Stevens, Sonny and Cher, The Byrds and many more. In early June, an unexpected stop-over in Monterey found us in the middle of a cultural phenomenon, The Monterey Pop Festival featured legendary performances by Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel and again, many more.
On Saturday, 20th April, an exhibition of the black and white photographs taken by Colin Beard for Go-Set magazine over these two years will be on display at The Shared, the home of the Sunshine Coast School of Photography. The opening will feature music of the period plus food and drink.
The exhibition will run for several weeks. INTIMATE REFLECTIONS OF 1960S ROCK'N'ROLL AN EVENING WITH COLIN BEARD On the following Friday evening, 26th April, Colin Beard will talk about his ‘intimate reflections’ from his time photographing the world’s rock’n’roll stars; his meetings with The Rolling Stones, photographing Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin at The Monterey Pop Festival, an intimate afternoon at the home of Sonny and Cher, on tour with some of England’s pop stars – legends of 1960s rock’n’roll letting their hair down and revealing some of their personal thoughts.
BRIEF CV Colin beard is regarded as one of Australia’s foremost creative photographers. His work in fashion, lifestyle and travel magazines such as the Bulletin, Vogue Dolly, Cleo, Go-Set and Australian Geographic, has set new benchmarks in fashion photography and reportage. Books such as The Mountain Men, The River People, Sacred Places and Starlight’s Trail reflect his deep interest in landscape and social commentary. He has held solo exhibitions throughout the world.
He has received numerous international awards for his work, including the Gold Medal in New York for his Qantas sales brochures photography. One of his images is now featured in the new Australian Passport. The Stockman’s Hall of Fame’s large mural window is also derived from one of his photographs.
He has taught photography at UTS in Sydney, the Sydney College of the Arts, and he is currently the princpal teacher at the Sunshine Coast School of Photography, in Yandina.
Icons of Rock 'n' Roll Photography Exhibition
Location: The Shared, Yandina
20th of April and the 26th of April
Event Cost: Raffle and on donation.
For further information please contact The Shared on 0458 975 993
The Shared, Yandina
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