Bloodstock 2023 / The Captivating Artistic World of the RAM Gallery

With only four weeks before Bloodstock is underway, we are thrilled to share the list of exhibitors for the RAM Gallery at Bloodstock this year. This exceptional art space is curated every year by festival founder Paul Raymond Gregory, a highly acclaimed fantasy artist with a global reputation.

Presenting across two expansive walls, the esteemed bass player of Killswitch Engage and founder of Dark Icon Design, Mike D’Antonio, will captivate visitors with his artistic prowess. Recognised for his contributions to his own band’s albums, Mike’s creative vision transcends boundaries and permeates the entire heavy music landscape.

Mike D'Antonio, Killswitch Engage
Mike D’Antonio, Killswitch Engage. Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk

His remarkable artistry extends beyond music, encompassing an array of merchandise such as posters, t-shirts, skateboard decks, and more, designed for renowned acts like 36 Crazyfists, Armored Saint, Crowbar, and even the iconic brand Harley Davidson, among numerous others.

Bloodstock says they are honoured to be the pioneering platform for the exhibition of select pieces from Mike’s extensive body of work, delving into the unexplored realms of his awe-inspiring career.

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Wheels Of Steel in the mosh pit. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

Adding to the prestigious lineup of artists, the esteemed Oliver Andrew, a familiar presence at the RAM Gallery, will grace the exhibition with his remarkable talent. Renowned for his awe-inspiring handcrafted ‘guitars-as-art’ creations, crafted under his revered Cynosure Guitars moniker, Oliver’s artistic journey has captivated audiences for years.

This year, he unveils his latest groundbreaking endeavour, Bloodworks, where he fearlessly employs his own blood as a medium to create hyper-realistic artworks that push the boundaries of artistic expression.

Bloodstock, 2022. Wearing pink for Sophie and Sylvia Lancaster
Bloodstock 2022. Pink for Sophie and Sylvia. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

This daring and innovative project by Oliver adds a new dimension to the gallery, showcasing the convergence of art, human essence, and the relentless pursuit of pushing artistic boundaries. With Bloodworks, Oliver challenges conventional norms and invites viewers to witness the captivating interplay between his own life force and the raw, intricate beauty that emerges from his unconventional medium.

The RAM Gallery also welcomes Dan Seagrave, who’ll be showing 20 outstanding pieces of work, including creations for the likes of Entombed, Suffocation, Pestilence, The Devil Wears Prada and more.

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Bloodstock 2022. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

Also exhibiting is sculptural artist Paul Cutting, who’ll have a winged masterpiece on show and a metal guitar themed around one of the headlining bands. Another familiar face in the gallery is Liam Brandon Murray, whose incredible sculptural throne will once more make an appearance for all your gallery selfie needs.

Bloodstock is thrilled to bring back the highly anticipated T-Shirt and CD Amnesty event this year. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to unearth those unwanted shirts and discs that are still in good, clean condition. Simply drop them off at the Information/Rock Society tent in the main arena, and contribute to a fantastic cause.

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Bloodstock 2022. Photo: John Inglis/MetalTalk

But the giving doesn’t stop there! Make your way to the Planet Rock Signing Tent between 10 am and 12 noon, from Friday through Sunday, where you’ll have the chance to snag incredible pre-loved bargains. These donated items will be sold off to raise funds for the remarkable Sophie Lancaster Foundation, so not only will you be scoring some amazing finds, but you’ll also be supporting a meaningful cause.

To add to the excitement, keep a close eye on Bloodstock’s social media channels for updates on the incredible lineup of artists and personalities who will be gracing the Planet Rock Signing Tent this year. Prepare yourself for memorable encounters and unique opportunities to meet some of your favourite figures from the music world.

Bloodstock 2023
Bloodstock 2023

Bloodstock 2023 will be held over the long weekend of 10-13 August 2023. MetalTalk’s John Inglis, Adrian Stonley, Paul Hutchings and Andy Shaw will be reporting from Catton Park.

There are limited numbers of standard weekend camping tickets remaining (just £165 + fees for four days of Heavy Metal glory), plus day and child tickets are also available. Children under four can come for free.

Take Part: Are you at Bloodstock this year? Who are you looking forward to see? Want to get in touch and tell us how it’s going? Email MetalTalk Editor Steve Ritchie to tell us how it’s going for you.

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