Monday, 30th January 2023 - Wednesday, 27th December 2023


The Icons of Rock – Portrait and Performance Exhibition is open Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm.
Please check our exhibitions are open before travelling to the Guildhall on 023 9387 0200.

A rare retrospective of some of the most iconic photographs from renowned music photographer, Barrie Wentzell, are now on show at  Portsmouth Guildhall until 27th December 2023.

‘Icons of Rock: Portrait & Performance’ will be on display at the Portsmouth Music Experience, the Guildhall’s gallery dedicated to the history of music in Portsmouth and beyond. The exhibition will bring together some of Barrie’s most iconic photographs from the 60s and 70s for the first time, offering a rare opportunity for music and photography fans to see some of Barrie’s works in the flesh. The exhibition has been arranged by a lifetime fan and follower of Barrie’s work, Nigel Grundy, Curator of the Portsmouth Music Experience, who was also a music photographer during the 1960s. As with all exhibitions at Portsmouth Guildhall, Icons of Rock will be free to attend with souvenir programmes available to purchase.

Event details

Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult


No flash photography or iPads are allowed.


No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.

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