A Beatles Art Exhibtion in Ireland

The Beatles Art

Many years ago I went to a Beatles Art Exhibition. This was my favourite image. John Lennon lying in the bath dressed casual with a glass of red wine. Very cool.

The Beatles John Lennon Modern Art
Norwegian Wood- Mark Reihill
Photos from a Beatles Art Exhibition

I like going to ART Exhibitions. And I like taking photos. These are some pics that are from an art exhibition of The Beatles I went to see over seven years ago. Wow how time flies!

The Beatles pic
Back in the USSR – Chris Judge
Exhibition created by Illustrators Ireland

This exhibition, “The Illustrated Beatles” was created by Illustrators Ireland back in 2012 to mark the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles first recordings for EMI. Illustrators Ireland showcased the work of over 40 illustrators, each creating a piece of art inspired by a Beatles song.

The Beatles Art
I’m so tired – Martin Beckett
The Illustrated Beatles

The Illustrated Beatles featured 42 artworks inspired by 42 classic songs by The Beatles. It was curated by Peter Donnelly. The song list was compiled by Irish creatives, broadcasters and writers and some of Irelands leading and award winning illustrators were invited to give a response to the song title through the medium of illustration.

George Harrison The Mystic
George Harrison The Beatles Art
Here Comes The Sun – Peter Donnelly
Song List chosen by Creatives

The song list for the show was chosen by creatives, writers, broadcasters and film makers working in Dublin and then subsequently handed over to the illustrators. The work produced a stunning range in various mediums such as acrylic, digital, watercolour, scaperboard, collage and stitch-work, all beautifully presented in album cover format.

Beatles black and white art
Twist and Shout – Niamh Sharkey

The above works are GOOD DAY SUNSHINE – GAVIN BEATTIE and DEAR PRUDENCE – KEVIN McSHERRY.

Ringo sitting on a Fence
The Beatles Ringo as a Bird Art
Blue Jay Way – Una Gildea
Smoking and Floating
The Beatles Paul McCartney Art
Drive My Car – Padhraig Nolan
Yellow Submarine
Yello Submarine Art
Yellow Submarine – Joven Kerekes
Concept was inspired by “The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics” by Alan Aldridge

The concept for the show was inspired by Alan Aldridge’s book, “The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics”. Released in the late 1960’s the book remains a time capsule of Psychedelic Art from photographers, painters and illustrators from the period.

The Beatles Comic Art
Yesterday – Diarmuid O’Cathain
Obladi Oblada
The Beatles O bla di o bla da art
Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da – Steve Simpson
Here lies the body of Eleanor Rigby
Here lies the body of eleanor rigby art
Eleanor Rigby – Fintan Taite

Here is the book that inspired the exhibition…

The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics Alan Aldridge

Maybe you have been to a cool Beatles Art Exhibition. 🙂

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