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Oasis DNA Exhibition: Manchester Central Library

The photographer who charted the supernova rise of Oasis to international stardom has launched an exhibition of some of her classic images at Manchester Central Library. Jill Furmanovsky worked with Noel, Liam and the band from 1994 until their split in 2009 and has personally selected highlights from her extensive archives for the free ‘Oasis – DNA’ exhibition.

The exhibition includes some of the most iconic portraits of the Gallagher brothers, early live images and candid behind-the-scenes photos - some of which have never previously been exhibited.

Jill has dedicated her exhibition to Peggy Gallagher, Noel and Liam’s mum, “because she was such a source of strength for the band. That’s why it’s called ‘Oasis DNA’. There was always creative conflict between Noel and Liam and as people, they are like chalk and cheese – but through it all, there was brotherly love and this shared sense of humour, which helped keep them together.”

The FREE ‘Oasis – DNA’ exhibition launched on Wednesday 2 November at Manchester Central Library and is open until the end of January.

Manchester Central Library
First Floor Exhibition Hall
02 November 2016 - 13 April 2017
Mon-Thurs 09:00-20:00
Fri & Sat 09:00-17:00 (except Bank Holidays)

 

 

Oasis (OA040JF)

Oasis

This was the second day of a 2-day press shoot for the release of Be Here Now. It was the day Tony Blair became Prime Minister

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Oasis

Early in October 1996 fans found out that Oasis were recording in Abbey Road, and the graffiti outside started showing Oasis content

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Oasis

Rehearsals before leaving for a US tour supporting U2.

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Oasis

The chalk blackboard and blood red wall were a gift to this session. Liam wrote the words himself.

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Oasis

Liam wearing the famous brown check coat that never seemed to come off during the tour and watching the sound-check intently as was his way.

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Oasis

I was asked to shoot a band session at Abbey Road, about a month after the media furore that was going on at the time.

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Oasis

Noel and Liam take a break from recording in a pub near Abbey Road. The atmosphere between them had been tense in the preceding weeks

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Oasis

This was part of a 2-day press session for the release of Be Here Now. It was taken in the grounds of a stately home, that is now a school.

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Oasis

Terrible vibes between Noel and Liam produced a wonderful set of pictures. Liam drunk, Noel thoroughly fed up, but the session continued.

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Oasis

This was taken during a break in filming the Oasis Wonderwall video.

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Oasis

Noel Gallagher of Oasis, with his signature Union Jack guitar.

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Oasis

Terrible vibes between Noel and Liam produced a wonderful set of pictures. Taken in Paris in November 1995.

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Oasis

"To wear your woman's white cable knit sweater in front of a crowd of 125,000 takes some guts but Liam wore it with a swagger" Noel said

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Oasis

This was taken during a break in filming the Oasis Wonderwall video in September 1995.

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Oasis

Noel & Liam Gallager at Air Studios, London in 1997. This image has been used as poster art for the 2016 Oasis exhibition 'Chasing the Sun'

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Oasis

Oasis were supporting U2 in America. I think this is one of the best live images I've ever taken.

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Oasis

This was taken on the first Oasis American tour. Twin benches on the boardwalk were ideal for this back-to-back portrait of the brothers

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Oasis

Part of a cover shoot for Q Magazine shot backstage at The Point Dublin in March 1996 before the gig.

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Oasis

Rehearsals at the Music Bank, a regular haunt, would see Liam take pleasure in giving his famous two finger salute to trains speeding past

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U2 (UT001LR)

U2

Bono from U2 performing live on their Joshua Tree Tour in Rotterdam, Holland in July 1987

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Phish

'I thought of improvisation as a large ball of string (a melody as yet unravelled)'. Cover art for Phish's 1997 album Slip Stitch and Pass

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AC/DC

Unique contact sheet print of AC/CD's, Angus Young by photographer David Corio, taken at Hammersmith Odeon, London, November 1st, 1979

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Happy Mondays

Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays captured in Yellow 2 Studios, Stockport in 1986

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash at home on his ranch in San Antonio, Texas in 1960, he always wore black, because he identified with the poor & the down trodden

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Björk

Björk captured in 1995 by Jill Furmaovsky

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Van Morrison

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