The Stone Roses "Set In Stone" Exibition ahead of Glasgow Green Return Gig

The Stone Roses’ 1990 gig at Glasgow Green is a night that’s gone down in rock and roll history.
In the sweltering heat, loyal fans jammed into the park to watch a band perform at the top of their game. Ian Tilton was there capturing the energy and passion of the scenes for generations to come.
And in a timely warm-up to the group’s Glasgow Green return, the photographer’s work will be on show at the Set In Stone exhibition. Fans can prepare for the landmark concert on June 15 with the Scottish launch of Ian’s book and collection in the Saltmarket. The exhibition, which will take over an abandoned bar for two weeks, marks new gallery initiative Static Collective’s first showcase.

Emma Mortimore, co-founder said: "Both my co-collaborator and I are from the north west, and we’ve both grown up as huge fans of the band. "We’ve come across the exhibition before but thought it would work really well to organise our launch around the Stone Roses. "Ian is just one of those names that’s been around for such a long time. He’s even in the sleeve notes for the first album.
"If you’re a fan of the band you’d know that he was there at all the important gigs and took some classic photos from that first show at Glasgow Green. "The Stone Roses were a band that changed people's lives and Ian has captured a remarkable piece of social history. "These images have never been seen before and it is a privilege to be bringing them to Glasgow for the first time."

Ian will be joined by Claire Caldwell the co-author of the book for the launch on Friday, June 14.
Included in the £3 ticket price is a free bottle of beer or soft drink, the talk, presentation and book signing by Ian and Claire, live music from Dave Frazer and DJ sets from The Get Corporation.
Set In Stone at 82 to 86 Saltmarket will reopen between 10.30am and 12.30pm on June 15 with another book signing at 12.30pm ahead of the Stone Roses gig at Glasgow Green which sold out in less than an hour of tickets going on sale last year.

On top of the Stone Roses photographs, the exhibition will include a selection of images of Nirvana, The Smiths, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Iggy Pop.
Static Collective’s music focus will continue on June 28 with the Scottish debut of Keep Mum and exhibition by Steve Gullick. The residency will open with a special event where Steve will be in conversation with Guardian journalist Stevie Chick followed by a DJ set from Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai. Emma added: "We love photography and it just seemed to be the ideal opportunity to launch this pop-up gallery. "We’ve just organised it for Glasgow at the moment but we’re looking to do something in Edinburgh as well. I just think there are so many empty spaces that we wanted to bring a bit of life back to them. "We found this space which used to be a bar and we’ve been painting it. Around the rest of the UK there seems to be a lot of pop up activity but in Glasgow there doesn’t seem to be much going on. "This is a way of bringing in a new audience to areas and parts of the city they might not usually go to."

Doors open at 5.30pm to Set in Stone, tickets are still available online, for more information go to the Static Collective Facebook.
The Set In Stone exhibition runs until June 27 and will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am until 5.30pm.


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