Sir Patrick Stewart Northerners Exhibition


Rory’s iconic portrait exhibition returns to Manchester in August 2019. Featuring portraits of Northern Icon’s such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Craig Charles and many more.

Rory Lewis is a dedicated portraitist who has spent over a decade on a quest to capture many of the world’s most recognised faces. ‘Northerners’ first exhibited in 2014, will return in August 2019 to Manchester. The exhibition features a collection of portraits from a cross section of Northern Celebrities, Sports Personalities, Actors, Politicians and people encountered. Featuring Sittings with Sir Ian McKellenSir Patrick Stewart, Karl Pilkington and Craig Charles.

Excitedly, Rory will be exhibiting the project comprised of vivid and thought-provoking portraits at Wex Photo Video Gallery in Manchester.

Rory himself a Northerner, born in Chester, divides his time between London and Los Angeles working with a wide variety of clients. In addition to his projects and private portraits, his photography has been commissioned by Pepsi, Universal, The British Army, The Times, The Guardian and Cancer Research UK among others.

Rory breaks the mould of typical risk-averse portraiture which is commissioned within the media industry. Dynamically challenging the established norm and instead injecting moments of spontaneity, and even awkwardness, in to his imagery he successfully shuns the aggrandising and sycophantic result typically seen in portraits of the famous. Rory’s aim is to strip back the artificial layers of staid portraiture and replace it with strangeness and a sense of quiet.

Rory draws immense inspiration not from previous photographers, but from the Masters of Art including Hans Holbein the Younger, Titian, Caravaggio and Jusepe de Ribera. The result is an exciting and fascinating new collection.

Exhibition Dates & Locations


Manchester 1st August – 31st October 2019

Wex Photo & Video

Downing Street Industrial Estate,

Charlton Place, Manchester

M12 6HH


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