Pop art will Rock you

Rock and Pop New Prints Collection from the Rock Factory at Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.'Rock and Pop features 13 new prints by artists based locally in Blackpool which has been produced at The Rock Factory, a printmaking studio run by Robin Ross.'Pictured is Gareth Monger with his own work on display in the exhibition.'20th March 2015

Rock and Pop New Prints Collection from the Rock Factory at Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.'Rock and Pop features 13 new prints by artists based locally in Blackpool which has been produced at The Rock Factory, a printmaking studio run by Robin Ross.'Pictured is Gareth Monger with his own work on display in the exhibition.'20th March 2015

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People from across Blackpool turned up to see the latest series of works 
created by resort-based artists.

The Rock and Pop exhibition at Grundy Art Gallery, organised by Robin Ross, features 13 new prints by artists based locally to Blackpool, all produced at The Rock Factory, a printmaking studio run by Robin in the centre of the town.

Rock and Pop New Prints Collection from the Rock Factory at Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.'Rock and Pop features 13 new prints by artists based locally in Blackpool which has been produced at The Rock Factory, a printmaking studio run by Robin Ross.'Pictured is Dawn Mander looking at work created by Paul Gibson.'20th March 2015

Rock and Pop New Prints Collection from the Rock Factory at Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.'Rock and Pop features 13 new prints by artists based locally in Blackpool which has been produced at The Rock Factory, a printmaking studio run by Robin Ross.'Pictured is Dawn Mander looking at work created by Paul Gibson.'20th March 2015

Robin was invited to select a series of new works made in response to the Pop collages of Eduardo Paolozzi, whose work can be seen in the first room downstairs.

The show opened on Friday and will continue until Monday, April 6.

Robin said: “We had an amazing response from the people of Blackpool. Friday was absolutely packed, it was a great atmosphere.

“It was great to see everybody come out, it’s the first time in a while that local artists have been able to exhibit their work.”

Rock and Pop New Prints Collection from the Rock Factory at Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.'Rock and Pop features 13 new prints by artists based locally in Blackpool which has been produced at The Rock Factory, a printmaking studio run by Robin Ross.'Pictured is Robin Ross with his own work on display in the exhibition.'20th March 2015

Rock and Pop New Prints Collection from the Rock Factory at Grundy Art Gallery, Queen Street, Blackpool.'Rock and Pop features 13 new prints by artists based locally in Blackpool which has been produced at The Rock Factory, a printmaking studio run by Robin Ross.'Pictured is Robin Ross with his own work on display in the exhibition.'20th March 2015

The Rock and Pop exhibition was created in just two weeks.

Robin said: “We only had two weeks to get it up and running, so there were plenty of 14-hour days but it meant for a great atmosphere in the studio with everyone bouncing ideas off each other.”

Exhibited artists at the gallery 
included John Marc Allen, Paul 
Gibson, Paul Howard, Carlito 
Janito, Gareth Monger, Jennie 
Pickersgill, Rakim, Robin Ross 
and Sam Simpson.