No moss gathering on Rolling Stone magazine exhibition

Cover photo of Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, taken in 1980, 24 hours before he was shot dead in his apartment. It was hailed the best magazine cover in history by the magazine industry. Photo: Contributed
Cover photo of Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, taken in 1980, 24 hours before he was shot dead in his apartment. It was hailed the best magazine cover in history by the magazine industry. Photo: Contributed contributed

AUSTRALIA'S first touring exhibition of Rolling Stone magazine's greatest covers brings rock and roll fans on a nostalgic walk through musical history in the Tweed River Art Gallery.

Tweed Gallery is one of five venues to exhibit the Rolling Stone: The Covers exhibition on December 7, featuring 300 covers of the iconic magazine spanning more than four decades from 1972 to 2010.

Rock and roll fans young and old are in for a thrill at the official opening ceremony held on January 18 by the former Go-Set editor and founder Phillip Frazer, who launched Rolling Stone Australia in 1972.

Tweed River Art Gallery Director Susi Muddiman said she is looking forward to the exhibition presented by Rolling Stone and toured by artisan, a gallery based in Brisbane.

"The best thing about it is that it is introducing another audience. The magazine has got a fine art appeal and graphic art look with photography, the banner and masthead that attracts a new music based audience," Ms Muddiman said.

"We always try to book exhibitions that engage a variety of the public."

A highlight for Beatles fans is the 1980 cover photo of John Lennon, photographed 24 hours before he was shot dead in his apartment and was hailed the best magazine cover in history by the magazine industry.

Even fans of The Simpsons are catered for with a series of witty redesigned Simpsons covers of some of the world's greatest albums including Nirvana's Nevermind and The Beatles Abbey Road record.

"What is most exciting is the fact that it is an iconic magazine of popular culture and 300 of the greatest covers that spans a long period of time, of influential art and photography in creating the cover that is the appeal in itself," Ms Muddiman said.

Topics:  exhibitions rolling stone magazine tweed river art gallery

Sinus problems call for persistence

Shaking off the lingering effects of a cold requires persistence.

Did you catch a cold in winter? Sinus problems call for persistence

Men of league hit the greens for community

Barry Hancock and Kev Embrey of the Fraser Coast at a recent Men of League Bowls Day.

Tweed to gather on Coolangatta greens.

Local Partners

Family's new arrival in face of tragedy

MEL Small had already gone into labour when she learned of the tragic fate of her sister Jodie Spears.

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Declan Kelly and the Rising Sun to shine bright at festival

Declan Kelly & The Rising Sun is one of the headlining acts at this year's festival.

Main stage set to pump with radiant reggae and dub vibes

Expert's talk on Olley's life is not to be missed

THE ARTIST: Artist Margaret Olley at the Tweed Regional Art Gallery in 2006.

RARE insight into the life of one of most cherished hoarders

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Rick Price to play the basement

BACK: Rick Price plays The Arts Centre Gold Coast on November 3.

Returning to the Gold Coast

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015

Eddie Redmayne's stage fright on latest Harry Potter film

Actor Eddie Redmayne stars in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Actor felt like kid again when he got to film with a wand

Salma Hayek: 'Trump planted story because I turned him down'

Actor Salma Hayek is the latest woman who says U.S presidential nominee Donald Trump acted inappropriately.

Salma Hayek latest woman to accuse Trump of misconduct

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track

Heavyweight enters real estate market

Des Besanko principal and director of Raine and Horne Springfield.

Major rebranding which has seen two big name brands merge