Tuesday 19 June – Sunday 8 July 2012
Ground Floor Corridor, Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall and CCA Galleries are honouring the life and work of Sir Peter Blake with a celebratory exhibition to mark his 80th birthday.

Blake is truly a grandee of British art. Renowned for his connection with the music industry, having created iconic album covers for The Beatles, Paul Weller, The Who and Oasis, Blake’s work reflects a fascination with all streams of popular culture and the beauty to be found in everyday objects and surroundings.

See the exhibition

The exhibition can be viewed on the Hall’s Ground Floor Corridor when attending performances from 19 June - 8 July 2012.

The exhibition is free to enter and can also be viewed on one of the following open days:

Saturday 23 June, 9am – 12 noon
Sunday 24 June, 9am – 12 noon
Saturday 30 June, 10am – 3pm
Sunday 1 July, 10am – 3pm

Entry is free and the exhibition is accessed via Door 12

Peter Blake says:

“I am delighted to be hosting this exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall in celebration of my 80th birthday. Having worked on the artwork for some of the most talented musicians during my career it now seems only fitting that this milestone exhibition is being held at the one of the world’s greatest music venues. I hope people enjoy this print retrospective as much as I have”

CCA Art Bus

As part of this exhibition, the Hall will also welcome the CCA Art Bus.

The bus is a mobile work of art designed by Sir Peter Blake, it is also a mobile art gallery that visits festivals, galleries and events. It was designed the bus in a pop art style, with the aim of creating a rock ‘n’ roll tour bus for art and artists.

The bus will be parked on the South Steps of the Royal Albert Hall on the exhibition’s open days (listed below), as well as on Wednesday 20 June for an open day ‘taster’ from 10am-5pm.

For more information on the CCA Art Bus please see our feature: Who’s that parked in our back yard?


Here is a video made by Henrietta Williams for the London Original Print Fair in which Sir Peter Blake describes the innovative processes at his studio as “pushing the barriers of print making”:

Image gallery

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