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Star Wars art exhibit set for May 4th in Manchester

April 24th, 2012 by Marc Comments


With May 4th – International Star Wars day – approaching, there’s a load of great events popping up. The big one here in Ireland is Invasion Dublin, but for our readers in England, Manchester’s Generation Gallery has a great event coming up too. With a show of some of the best Star Wars art in the galaxy, this is one to catch…

Here’s the press release:

Celebrating both Star Wars day and the birthday of George Lucas this May, Generation Gallery in Manchester city centre, will be hosting an exhibition featuring the Star Wars official fine art collection.

Each piece of art is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Lucasfilm, original artwork as well as pieces limited to less then 95 worldwide will be on show.“Lucasfilm are shaking things up, working with a new breed of retro artists to create pieces of illustrative art that I think will really surprise fans. The studio are releasing a collection of Victorian inspired portraits featuring the Star Wars characters, these pieces especially, are a good example of how daring this artwork is” – Robert Marks, Gallery Manager.As well as work from new and exciting artists, the collection includes pieces by the late John Alvin. John was one of the most famous cinematic artists of all time creating the movie posters for over 135 films including E.T and Blade Runner.

Fans from all over the country will be attending the invitation-only launch event on the evening of the 4th of May at the gallery where they can mix with Darth Vader and a squad of his Stormtroopers while enjoying the artwork.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….