Manchester’s Generation Gallery is hosting the world premiere of several pieces in the Official Star Wars fine art collection from today. The Fiction Stroker was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of the delights awaiting visitors as they tackle the Force.
Iconic characters such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, robots R2-D2 and C3PO are all in evidence as is their nemesis Darth Vader. A number of striking pieces are on display ranging from pulp-style movie posters to full-scale canvas pieces.
The dates the exhibition opens and closes are of special relevance to Star Wars fans, May 4 being International Star Wars day and May 25 marking the 30th anniversary of the third movie, Return of the Jedi.
Stormtroopers and bounty hunter Boba Fett were in evidence at the launch as was special guest Marc Silk (voice of Aks Moe in The Phantom Menace).
Robert Marks, Gallery Manager comments: “We are the only art gallery in the UK with this collection so we envisage this event being hugely popular.”
A gallery of images is available below. The exhibition runs from today until May 25 at Generation Gallery, New York Street, Manchester.