The Rolling Stones will stage their first ever major exhibition at London’s prestigious Saatchi Gallery from 5th April 2016. EXHIBITIONISM, delivered by DHL, will be the most comprehensive and immersive insight into a group described by critics as The Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band, taking over nine thematic galleries spread across two floors at the Saatchi Gallery in London. As well as over five hundred Rolling Stones important and unseen artefacts from the band’s personal archives, it will take you through their fascinating fifty year history, embracing all aspects of art & design, film, video, fashion, performance, rare sound archives, and of course, at the heart of it, the Stones’ musical heritage that took them from a hard working London blues band in the early 1960s, to inspirational cultural icons adored by millions.
From the Daily Mail’s article on Exhibitionism:
Talking for the first time about Exhibitionism, Jagger reveals that it will feature a series of interlinked ‘immersive’ rooms in the life of the Stones, from that grotty flat to the sights, sounds and smells of the recording studio in Barnes where the band recorded six albums, including Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Beggars Banquet.
There will be a guitar room and a spine-tingling recreation of an ‘about to go on stage’ experience.
Books, photos, records, instruments, clothes, guitars, artefacts, stage props, artwork, film and a cornucopia of exotically random band ‘stuff’ have been gleaned from collections around the world.
Mick Jagger: “We’ve been thinking about it for quite a long time but wanted it to be just right and on a large scale just like planning our touring concert productions. I think right now it’s an interesting time to do it.”
Keith Richards: “While this is about the Rolling Stones, it’s not necessarily just about the members of the band. It’s also about all the paraphernalia and technologyassociated with a band, like as well as the instruments that have passed through our hands over the years, that will make the exhibition really interesting.”
Charlie Watts: ‘’It’s hard to believe that it’s more than fifty years since we began, and it is wonderful to look back to the start and bring everything up to date at this exhibition.’’
Ronnie Wood: “The scene was great down the King’s Road in the 1960s. That was where you went to hang out and watch the fashions go by. So it is appropriate that our EXHIBITIONISM will be housed at the wonderful Saatchi Gallery.”
EXHIBITIONISM is promoted and presented by Australian company iEC (International Entertainment Consulting), with the full participation of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood. The immersive exhibition will use nine different rooms spanning over 1,750 square meters, each with its own distinctly designed environment, that will show how the band has changed the way we experience rock and roll.
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Monday to Thursday
Junior (6 to 17 years): £12.00 (Children under 6 years are free)
Concessions: £17.00 (valid for disabled visitors and their helpers, full time students and over 60’s)
Family Ticket: £50.00 (this comprises for either 2 adults + 2 children or one adult + 3 children)
Groups 15+: £16.00
School/Student Groups 15+: £10.00 (one free teacher place per group)