Franz Ferdinand’s Bob Hardy Announces New Photography Exhibit

Franz Ferdinand’s Bob Hardy has announced a new exhibition of photographs exploring life’s quieter moments on the road.

The bassist and founding member of the band from Glasgow will exhibit Show days No-show days at the Sogo Arts Gallery in Glasgow’s Saltmarket.

The exhibition is scheduled for October 30 and will run until December 24, with the gallery open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Show days No-show days is “a visual exploration of the quiet moments that interfere with the soundchecks and the live performances that follow them during an otherwise hectic tour”.

Hardy, who first trained in the fine art department of the Glasgow School of Art, began photographing his surroundings while touring with Franz Ferdinand.

“From hotel room balconies to backstage, neon signs lit, tools downed, staff on break: the silence is palpable,” a description for Show days No-show days explain further.

“The work is shot in the style of Neue Sachlichkeit – New Objectivity, closer to documentary, it focuses vividly on the liminal spaces between action, a meditative moment, and one we can all feel vividly in the post era. -pandemic.”

A virtual tour of the gallery space will also be available online, with more details to be announced here.

Last month, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos shared a handwritten note from Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke asking to support the Scottish band in 2003.

Franz Ferdinand’s latest album, “Always Ascending”, was released in February 2018.

Tracey L. Sweeney