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Paul McCartney Here There and Everywhere exhibition, at Pop Nouveau Gallery, Sudbury, delights music and art fans





A new exhibition featuring the original album and singles artwork from the career of one of the world’s best-known musicians is delighting music and art fans.

The exhibition, Here There and Everywhere, runs at Pop Nouveau Gallery in Friars Street, Sudbury, until March 30.

It consists of around 30 exhibits telling the story of the development of the artwork for Paul McCartney’s solo albums and singles, including original proofs, alongside fine art paintings and prints.

Pop Nouveau Gallery owner Dawn Hucklesby. Picture: Mecha Morton
Pop Nouveau Gallery owner Dawn Hucklesby. Picture: Mecha Morton

After the Beatles split, McCartney continued to produce music at a prolific rate, with hit after hit as a solo artist, and with different incarnations of his band, Wings, and duets with major artists.

There were also films of his tours, classical compositions and animations.

Last year, he headlined Glastonbury at the age of 80.

Pop Nouveau Gallery Paul McCartney Exhibition. Picture: Mecha Morton
Pop Nouveau Gallery Paul McCartney Exhibition. Picture: Mecha Morton

The exhibition opened on Friday with a private viewing attended by Roger Huggett, a personal friend of McCartney, who produced most of the artwork for his solo career.

“We are thrilled to be holding the exhibition,” said James Wilkinson, curator at Pop Nouveau Gallery.

“We have included the best of our collection and are showing them all together for the first time.”

Example exhibits include the original front and back covers for No More Lonely Nights, before they went for approval, the inner gatefold sleeve art progressions for Give My Regards to Broad Street, with handwritten production notes, and the original transparency used for the single version of We All Stand Together.

Pop Nouveau Gallery Paul McCartney Exhibition. Picture: Mecha Morton
Pop Nouveau Gallery Paul McCartney Exhibition. Picture: Mecha Morton

There is the original production master artwork for Flowers in the Dirt, including the CD with original paste-ups, the original colour separations for Red Rose Speedway, and an original uncut proof artwork for All the Best, the greatest hits compilation.

The exhibition also includes an original uncut proof artwork for Coming Up, two original double-sided promotional in-store displays for Wingspan and original master artwork for the seven-inch picture disc for Spies Like Us.

Hector Stephenson admires the art. Picture: Mecha Morton
Hector Stephenson admires the art. Picture: Mecha Morton
Roger Huggett
Roger Huggett
Gallery curator James Wilkinson. Picture: Submitted
Gallery curator James Wilkinson. Picture: Submitted
The exhibition shines a light on some of the artwork association with McCartney’s long career. Picture: Submitted
The exhibition shines a light on some of the artwork association with McCartney’s long career. Picture: Submitted

Among these are limited edition fine art prints, original magazines, poster advertisements and original vinyl.