Queen - the Unseen Archive
Saturday, February 20, 2010 -
Sunday, April 11, 2010,
09:00 AM -
Admission: $15.00, Concession $10.00
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The Art Gallery of Ballarat presents an exceptional world
premiere exhibition showcasing a fascinating blend of photographs
and memorabilia of legendary English rock band Queen.
The Rock Your Way to London Competition, in association
with the exhibition Queen - the Unseen Archive at the Art Gallery
of Ballarat was drawn on Friday 16 April 2010. Congratulations to
the winner, Glenda Frazer from Toorak in Victoria.
Peter Hince Photo Exhibition
After being invited to have an exhibition of my 'unseen archive'
photos of rock band Queen at the Proud Gallery in central London,
the show travels to the Art Gallery of Ballarat for a two month
exhibition starting next February.
I met Queen as a teenager in 1973 when I was working for rock band
Mott The Hoople. Queen were the support act on Mott's UK tour and
it was their first big break.
Around 18 months later I began working full time for Queen as
they began recording the Night at The Opera album.
I was principally Freddie and John's roadie, then after a couple of
years became head of the crew and worked with them full time until
the end of their final tour in 1986, when I left the music business
to start my career as a professional advertising
I specialise in shooting people and have continued travelling the
world for high end advertising clients and won may awards for my
professional work and my personal black and white underwater
I was the longest serving of any of the Queen crew and was very
close to Freddie and John and enjoyed good relationships with them.
I spent all those years with the band; day in and day out, touring
the world and also living in The USA, Germany and Switzerland on
Photography was simply a hobby, and during that time I took
thousands of photographs of Queen; in the studio, on video shoots,
rehearsals, relaxing and on only a couple of occasions, on
Many of my images were used by the band for publicity, albums,
single sleeves, tour programmes, fan club mags, posters etc , but
most of these in the exhibition are unique and unseen.
I have also written a book of my memoirs documenting the remarkable
time I spent with Queen. It is a unique series of observations and
largely amusing anecdotes covering everything from Russian
defectors to crystallised embalming fluid.
It was only Rock and Roll. But I liked it.
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