Peter Blake and Pop Music
23 June - 7 October 2012
Sir Peter Blake (b.1932) has been closely linked with pop music since the 1950s. Not only has he painted images inspired by his musical heroes such as The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Bo Diddley but he has also worked closely with major British musicians and bands including Oasis, The Who and Eric Clapton to create some of the most distinctive album covers of the last 50 years. Most famously, of course, he created the iconic album cover for the Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with the artist Jann Haworth. This major exhibition, timed to mark the artist's 80th birthday, draws on the extensive collection of British Pop Art at Pallant House Gallery and will feature major loans from public and private collections across the UK. Main galleries, Rooms 12-14

Artist Pop Stars
23 June - 7 October 2012
Music and the visual arts have been closely associated for decades. From the 1960s onwards, bands like the Beatles, The Who and Roxy Music all had at least one member who went to art school before embarking on a music career. Others have pursued painting in the later part of their careers. This display, which complements Peter Blake and Pop Music, features works by artist pop stars such as Ian Dury, Bryan Ferry, John Lennon, Peter Doherty and Bill Wyman. Main galleries, Room 17

Derek Boshier: David Bowie and The Clash
23 June - 7 October 2012
Derek Boshier (b.1937) was one of the leading British Pop Artists of the 1960s. He first came to prominence with his paintings as a student at the Royal College of Art in London where he studied alongside David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, and others. In 1962 he was featured in Ken Russell's BBC documentary 'Pop Goes The Easel' with Peter Blake, Pauline Boty and Peter Phillips. During the 1970s Boshier experimented with different media, producing photographs, films, collages, constructions, books, posters and record covers. This exhibition focuses on his graphic work for pop musicians such as his designs for David Bowie's 1979 'Lodger' album and the ‘Clash 2nd Songbook', 1979. Main Galleries, Rooms 15 and 1

Prints of Darkness
19 June 2012 - 7 October 2012
The record cover provides a fundamental interface between music and the still image, and has become an essential aspect of musical and visual subcultures. This exhibition of contemporary prints exploring record cover art recalls the golden age of the vinyl record cover, with references to the imagery of post-psychedelia, goth-surrealistic, art-nouveau designs. Published by the Edinburgh Printmakers, the prints have been acquired for the permanent collection of Contemporary Scottish Prints through the Golder-Thompson Gift. Artists include Christopher Orr, Norman Shaw, The Lonely Piper, Edward Summerton and Mark Wallace. De'Longhi Print Room