Microdot Exhibition – The Tour.

The inaugural showing of the Microdot 25th Anniversary Exhibition was held in the spectacular setting of the Old Courts, Wigan between the 23rd and 30th of May 2015. Due to it’s phenomenal success, we are now looking to tour the exhibition across the UK and abroad. The exhibition was a celebration of the work of Microdot from the past 25 years and contained over 200 exhibits for clients including The Verve, Oasis, Super Furry Animals, Suede, Cast, Ash and many more. Rare pieces such as original Noel Gallagher hand written lyrics, sleeve sketches by Richard Ashcroft and never before seen sleeve out-takes were on view. Also represented was Brian Cannon’s ‘Northern Soul – A Photographic Journey’ ongoing project documenting the contemporary Northern Soul scene. Visitors came from all over the UK, continental Europe and the United States to take part in the 25 year anniversary celebrations.

To view the Microdot 25th anniversary work archive please click HERE

Pics below show the build up to the exhibition staged in Wigan, shots of the opening night, some of the exhibits and the closing night Q & A. Please feel free to share this post via the social media links to the bottom of the page and pass contact details (info@microdotcreative.co.uk) to anyone you think may be interested in helping stage a date on the tour.

The Old Courts, Wigan – venue of the inaugural Microdot 25th Anniversary Exhibition. The room underwent a programme of renovation before the exhibits were introduced.OC-EDIT-8493-(1-of-1)

Only when all plastering, painting and wood care was completed was the room ready for the design and layout of the exhibition.OC-EDIT-8692-(1-of-1)-3

The venue immediately prior to the installation.Old-Court

The positioning of all exhibits was meticulously planned before installation.72-INST-FET-0440-(1-of-1)

A selection of the exhibits on show.Ex-0461-(1-of-1)-2

‘The Sleeve That Never Was’ an installation within the exhibition that formed the event poster.940-POSTER-LAYOUT-MASTER

Panoramic shot of guests at the opening night private view.Ex-1-(1-of-1)

Simon Jones of The Verve at the opening night._pic_04

Work dating back to the origins of Microdot in 1990 was on show.Ex-10-(1-of-1)


Oasis ‘Definitely Maybe’ gold disc signed by Noel Gallagher. Ex-8-(1-of-1)

The jacket worn on the front cover of the Oasis LP ‘Morning Glory’.Ex-9-(1-of-1)

Part of the Northern Soul section of the exhibition.Northern

The closing night Q & A session with Microdot founder Brian Cannon.Ex-6-(1-of-1)

Brian Cannon in the Microdot Studio, now permanently housed in the old judges chambers directly adjacent to the courtroom.BC-Microdot-Studio-(1-of-1)

We look forward to and welcome any suggestions for venues to stage the exhibition. Please contact info@microdotcreative.co.uk

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