The Art Of The Contact Sheet
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The Art Of The Contact Sheet

Opening Reception, Friday 27th April 7pm to 10pm.

"The Art Of The Contact Sheet" is s curated collection of large format contact sheet prints of David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more, taken by leading rock photographers both past and present. 

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Texas Music and Beyond : Photographs by Tracy Anne Hart

Houston based photographer, Tracy Anne Hart is perhaps best known for her famous images of Texas Music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan. Several of these amazing shots of Stevie Ray Vaughan were featured in the highly successful Bullock Texas State History Museum exhibition “Pride and Joy: The Texas Blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan,” which was curated by Jimmie Vaughan. 

The gallery will be showcasing Hart’s previously unreleased large format contact sheet prints, made from the original negatives, and a special limited edition box set of Texas Musicians, all of which have been produced exclusively for Modern Rocks Gallery. 


The opening reception will be held on Saturday 9th September from 7pm to 10pm. Cocktails will be provided by our friends at Provision Spirits with their "Double Gold" winning Ben Milam Bourbon and Ben Milam Rye. 

The show will be on display until the beginning of November with a percentage of print sales going to Houston and Austin Area Food Banks. Hart’s work will remain a part of the gallery’s permanent collection.

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On The Bright Side by Sarah Frankie Linder : Opening Reception
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On The Bright Side by Sarah Frankie Linder : Opening Reception

"On The Bright Side" is a fresh take on the high-speed art of live music photography by Sarah Frankie Linder.

Using photos taken at music festivals and venues around Austin, TX, Linder allowed the elusiveness of a blurred, auto-focus effect to create the foundation of each image. The color of each was manipulated, while retaining selected elements of the original, resulting in a new, fresh atmosphere captured in time.

By revitalizing these archived photographs in "On the Bright Side,” Linder invites the eye to explore a unique representation of the live music experience that is vibrant, curious, and thought-provoking. The visually stunning collection features Sarah’s alternative views on bands and artists, including Flaming Lips, Depeche Mode, Savages, Smashing Pumpkins, Rush, Black Angels, Atoms for Peace and Patti Smith. 

Click on the image for more information.

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Scott Newton : First Edition Reception
6:00 PM18:00

Scott Newton : First Edition Reception

We're proud to announce a very special night here at Modern Rocks Gallery with the legendary Austin photographer, Scott Newton.

Scott will be in attendance, and we'll have complimentary drinks on offer while you enjoy the incredible photography that perfectly documents the early days of the Austin music scene.

Click on the image for full event details, or alternatively check the Eventbrite listing

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Billy Duffy Prints and Photos Private View
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Billy Duffy Prints and Photos Private View


Billy Duffy, the legendary guitarist from The Cult, will be appearing at Modern Rocks Gallery with a unique collection of rare signed prints, artist proofs from sold out editions and photographs by designer and photographer Mick Peek, all of which are available to purchase on the night.

The prints available feature signed Artist Proofs of sold out editions along with the last remaining prints of the latest print in the highly sucessfull "red series".

The event takes place at Modern Rocks Gallery, the night after Billy performs with The Cult as they kick off their latest US tour at Stubbs here in Austin.

Refreshments on the night are provided by our friends at
Last Stand Brewing Company 

All the prints are exclusive in the US to Modern Rocks Gallery and the last remaining copies available.

Tickets for this event are strictly limited - so please RSVP to avoid disappointment.

You can RSVP at

You can see these unique and rare prints by clicking HERE

*** Billy will be here in person between 7.30pm and 8.30pm for a signing session ***

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NIRVANA "Nevermind" outtakes by photographer Kirk Weddle.
to Jun 27

NIRVANA "Nevermind" outtakes by photographer Kirk Weddle.

An exclusive collection of outtakes from Kirk Weddle's photo shoot for the cover of Nirvana, Nevermind. Featuring signed limited edition photos available for the first time of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic taken underwater for the cover and promotion of the groundbreaking LP,  Nevermind.

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The Smiths and Friends - Iconic musicians by Stephen Wright
to May 23

The Smiths and Friends - Iconic musicians by Stephen Wright

To celebrate our first anniversary, Modern Rocks Gallery brings you a very special evening showcasing the work of photographer Stephen Wright, the man responsible for possibly the most famous image of 80's icons, The Smiths, taken outside The Salford Lads Club in Manchester for the cover of The Queen Is Dead.

To celebrate we will be having an opening reception on Saturday 18th April from 7pm to 10pm. The event is free. Click on this Eventbrite link for more details.

Modern Rocks Gallery has the honor of being the only in the gallery in the US to stock not only the iconic cover shot, but alternative shots from the shoot, including previously unreleased color images. We also have some early live shots of Morrissey and The Smiths, as well as some of Stephen's other work including live shots of New Order, Madonna, Miles Davis, Prince, John Lydon of Public Image Limited and Bono of U2.

The Smiths and Friends will be on display from Saturday 18th April until Saturday 23rd May.

Thanks to Revolution Spirits, and with the expert help of Mathias at Dozen Street, you'll have a choice of two Smiths themed cocktails to enjoy throughout the evening that Mathias has created just for us.

"THIS CHARMING MAN" consists of Austin Reserve Gin, Temptation Apple and Champagne, all topped off with a flaming lemon slice.

"HANDSOME DEVIL" is made with Austin Reserve Gin, Honey, Lime and spicy Fire and Damnation Bitters.

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to Feb 14

Modern Rocks presents Un-Modern Carlos

As part of PrintAustin 2015, Modern Rocks Gallery are proud to bring you an amazing exhibition of work by celebrated serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez.

The show will run from Saturday 17th January to 14th February

Opening reception is on Saturday 17th January from 6pm to 10pm with refreshments kindly supplied by Saint Arnold Brewing Co, Texas' oldest craft brewery.

Houston-based serigraphy artist Carlos Hernandez has designed and printed gig posters for such artists as The Kills, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Kings of Leon, Santana, and more. Most recently, he was selected as the official poster artist to design a commemorative poster for the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival. His work has been featured in the 2011 Communication Arts Typography annual, the 2011 & 2012 CommunicationArts Illustration annual and was also recently published in the 2012 book "Mexican Graphics" by Korero Books-UK.

Carlos is a founding partner of Burning Bones Press, a Houston printmaking studio located in the Heights. 

Corporate work has included Live Nation, Goode Company, Underbelly, the Houston Chronicle, Hohner USA, Saint Arnold Brewing Company and more. One of his career highlights has been his work with childhood idol and hot rod legend, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Carlos’ work made its big screen premiere in 2014 as part of "The Amazing Spider Man 2: London Calling," where his poster for Florence + the Machine was included in the set design

You can find out more about Carlos and his work on his website

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to Dec 6

Sunlit Fire Jewelry Trunk Show

Sunlit Fire will be bringing an amazing collection of rock and crystal jewelry for a trunk show here at the gallery in early December. All of their stunning one of a kind pieces are handmade here in Austin.

Friday 5th December from 6pm to 9pm
Saturday 6th December from Noon to 6pm.

Details can be found on our Facebook event page

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7:00 PM19:00

Unseen Hendrix

Modern Rocks Gallery is proud to announce that it will be exhibiting a collection of previously unseen live photographs of the legendary Jimi Hendrix, taken in 1969 by Austin photographer, Robert Hewgley. At the time, Robert was a photography student in Durham, North Carolina. He went to the concert intent on shooting expressive photographs - not snapshots or press photos. Shooting only with available light, Robert truly captured the drama of the event with intense images full of contrast and motion. The concert was one in the last US tour of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and these images could potentially be some of the last new photographs to emerge of Hendrix performing live.

Robert Hewgley has personally processed and printed all of the black and white images by hand here in Austin. The color images have all been printed locally under his supervision, and the entire collection has been expertly framed by Artworks.

To commemorate this exciting world exclusive, Modern Rocks Gallery and Robert Hewgley have collaborated to print sets of strictly limited edition photographs especially for this premiere show, signed and numbered individually by Robert. These feature one color and one black and white triptych, each of which will be limited to 5 copies, printed with the guarantee that they will never again be printed in this format. All of the printing and framing for this exciting world exclusive has been done locally, here in Austin by Artworks

Show Dates: November 7th until December 20th, 2014

Opening Reception and Unveiling: Friday 7th November 7pm to 10pm featuring hand crafted cocktails by Austin’s Deep Eddy Vodka and delicious vegan bites from Super Natural Food

All framing for the show has been expertly taken care of by Artworks Gallery

Click here for a link to the Facebook event page 


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