War of Worlds coup for social enterprise
08/06/09 17:01 Filed in: Granite Chips
The Artists Gallery – an Aberdeen business that provides training and work opportunities for people with a disability – is the only gallery in Scotland offering signed copies of the ‘War of the Worlds’ album cover artwork.
The limited edition prints have gone on sale to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Jeff Wayne’s musical version of War of the Worlds, which is being performed live on Wednesday (June 10) at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. The production moves to the SECC in Glasgow on Thursday.
The album cover artwork entitled ‘Thunder child’ was painted by artist Michael Trim and the signed prints have been created directly from the original artwork which is owned by Jeff Wayne. Only 295 prints will be produced world-wide and each print is signed by both Jeff Wayne and Michael Trim.
The print and the album cover are on display in the window of the Artists Gallery at 405 Holburn Street, Aberdeen.
Commenting on their success in securing exclusive gallery rights to the War of the Worlds prints, Garvan Murray of the Artists Gallery commented:
“The album has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, including a remix and re-mastering in 2005 and a collectors edition seven-disc set. With the 30th anniversary live tour underway, we are sure this print will be very popular amongst art and music collectors alike.”
- The War of the Worlds limited edition signed prints sell for £775.00 and are available from the Artists Gallery, 405 Holburn Street, Aberdeen (telephone 01224 585188), or on order from its sister gallery Banchory Gallery in High Street Banchory. www.banchorygallery.co.uk
- The Artists Gallery and Banchory Gallery are operated by a trading company with a social focus. They provide training and work opportunities for people with a disability. They believe that being a company rather than a charity offers the best chance of delivering their objective sustainably.