On 1st December, the Museum of Bath Architecture will open a highly anticipated exhibition showing previously unseen photographs by renowned photographer Clive Arrowsmith.
In 1978, Clive photographed Peter Gabriel (former lead singer of rock band, Genesis) in a number of key architectural locations around Bath such as the Bath Abbey, Roman Baths and near Solsbury Hill. Peter had recently left the band to start a solo career when these images where shot. Many of these photos have never been shown before.
Clive first photographed Peter Gabriel for Vogue in the early 70s (when he was still with Genesis). The Bath shoot was their second shoot together and has a more surrealistic and intimate vision than their first. The Vogue images were more bound up in the progressive rock pageantry of Genesis.
As Clive’s trademark style is close-up portraiture, the images will be presented alongside new pictures taken in the same Bath locations in order to add context and depth. All feature beautiful elements of Bath’s famous architecture.
An exhibition book will be released which features these never before seen images of Peter Gabriel along with an introduction by the exhibition curator Tim Beale and text by Clive Arrowsmith documenting his time with Peter.
There will also be a host of events including workshops, talks and film screenings, and Clive will be running a very special live Photo-booth session where museum visitors can have their portrait taken – by quite simply one of the most influential portrait photographers of today!
Peter Gabriel Reflections
Museum of Bath Architecture
1st Dec 2018 – 3rd Feb 2019
The Countess of Huntingdon’s Chapel
Bath BA1 5NA