Past Events

Portrait of a decade:
Lewis Morley and Celebrity: Terry O'Neill.

A fascinating photographic retrospective that reflects the ìbuoyant spiritî of the sixties, and provides a chronicle of iconic figures of the time.

Exhibition runs from 22 October - 7 January.

Winter opening
times 10am - 4 pm Monday / Wednesday / Saturday

Lewis Morley
photographed the ‘'movers and groovers' in London in the sixties.
The photographs that are collected together in this exhibition include
images of Twiggy, David Bailey and Catherine Deneuve, Charlotte Rampling,
Barry Humphries, Judi Dench and, perhaps most famously, Christine Keeler.
Lewis photographed Christine in 1963 in the midst of the ‘'Profumo'’affair,
and the resulting photographs have become icons in themselves.

Lewis Morley
was himself photographed by Cornish portrait photographer Charles Roff
in 1996, soon after he turned 70. Charles commented of that sitting
that Lewis'… still oozes enthusiasm for photography and the power
of the image. Breakfast extended whilst he told me stories of the sixties
and it's brilliant cast of characters.”.

Terry O’'Neill
is one of Britain's most renowned photographers of celebrity subjects,
his images recording idols from the sixties to the present day. During
the 1960s and 1970s he was one of the world’s most published photographers.
The portraits in Celebrity include images of the The Beatles, Mick Jagger,
Elton John, Brigitte Bardot, Jean Shrimpton, Paul Newman and Lee Marvin,
David Bowie and Faye Dunaway amongst others.

For the
collector this exhibition affords a rare opportunity to acquire original
work by Lewis Morley and Terry O'Neill.

Morley at Chelsea Arts Club 1996 by Charles Roff

Christine Keeler,
1963, by Lewis Morley, courtesy of the Photographer's

Paul Newman and Lee
Marvin, 1971, by Terry O'Neill