From Oasis to Verve: Music industry’s most iconic images going on display as artist exhibits work in Wigan

Who is Brian Cannon? You may be forgiven for not recognising his name but you will definitely recognise his creative work.

He’s designed covers, artwork and photography for the likes of The Verve, Oasis and Super Furry Animals to name but a few.

From the iconic Oasis logo to the leafy Haigh Hall setting where The Verve performed on May 24, 1998, all of Brian’s work is now going on display at the Wigan Picture Framing Company.

The exhibit will give enthusiasts the opportunity to savour the masterpieces and even purchase prints of them on Thursday, March 1.

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Brian’s work is often viewed as a portal to the past, a nostalgic nod to the 90s’ Britpop era.

His success is owed in large part to random encounters. He met Richard Ashcroft at a party in Wigan and soon became The Verve’s creative director.

Then, in a lift of all places, he met Noel Gallagher. How many lucky breaks can one guy get?

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Brian said: “I was wearing a rare pair of Adidas trainers which Noel really liked.

“From there the conversation went on how Noel liked my work with The Verve and asked if I would be responsible for all official Oasis record release-related imagery and UK promotional material.”

Brian designed the famous Oasis logo and all of the band’s multi-million pound selling album cover designs.

Brian, who is originally from Wigan, now lives in the Lakes and spends his time photographing landscapes – some of which will also be displayed at the exhibition.

EXHIBIT: The images will be on display in Wigan

The gallery which is displaying Brian’s work is owned by artist Winston Higham.

As well as offering his own original work, this collaboration with Brian demonstrates Winston’s desire to showcase the talents of other artists.

*The exhibition of Brian’s work will take place at 7pm at The Wigan Picture Framing Company on Thursday, March 1.

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