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Music and fashion photographed by Francesco Mellina, Liverpool, 1978-82

1 May to 31 August 2009

Please note that this exhibition has now closed

two laughing young women

Clubbers at Kirklands © Francesco Mellina

An exhibition of previously unseen pictures recording the many different fashion scenes in Liverpool clubland. In the aftermath of punk and before multi-national brands took over the high street, individuality and self-expression, through dress and musical innovation, were the order of the day. Local styles included punk, New Wave, New Romantic and Rockabilly.

Photographer Francesco Mellina trained at Liverpool Art School and was well known on the Liverpool club scene at the time. During his career as a rock photographer he captured some of the most iconic bands of the period.

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