Illustrator and collage artist, Dunstan Carter is launching a new exhibition of psychedelic music portraits, Psych Icons, at Foundation Coffee House in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. 

The exhibition features 12 portraits of icons from the golden age of Psychedelia. The collection includes legends such as, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Syd Barrett, Janis Joplin, John Lennon, Grace Slick and Mama Cass, alongside four new psychedelia-inspired collages.

Carter has been specialising in portraiture for the past few years. His work has been sold across Manchester, from Debenhams and NQ Gallery in Afflecks, to Nexus Art Café and Hatch.

Carter says: “The idea for my new Psych Icons exhibition came straight after finishing a series of Manchester Icons portraits early last year. I’m a huge fan of acts like Love, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and The Doors, and psychedelic music has been back on the rise over the past few years. There’s been the success of Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, and lots of great new British psych bands like Temples and Hookworms and brilliant Aussie bands like Tame Impala and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard too. Maybe in these dark times we enjoy adding a splash of psychedelic colour and music to the world at large.”

(Main image: Psych Icon, Janis Joplin. Credit: Dunstan Carter) 



Psych IconsThe event is being held at Foundation Coffee House on Lever Street on May 10, 2018. The evening starts at 6pm and features DJs, live music and a well-stocked bar and cafe. It’s free entry and runs till 10pm.

Original portraits and collages will be available to buy on the night along with unframed and framed limited edition prints.

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