Book a Stay
Book a Stay

The Beatles Arrive at The Hari Beatles Photography by Tommy Hanley ©️Yoko Ono Lennon ©️Tommy Hanley Photography

We are delighted to announce a one-off exhibition featuring never before seen images of The Beatles from Thursday 10 February until Saturday 2 April 2022 in our window!

Renowned for celebrating record cover art and design, Art Vinyl has been exclusively commissioned to present this remarkable collection. The display will showcase 48 candid photos by renowned pop culture photographer, the late Tommy Hanley. The exhibition is the first of its kind and a prelude to his memoir “With a Little Help From My Lens” due to be published in April 2022.

Tommy Hanley was one of the few to spend time with the Fab Four over a span of thirty years, and the remarkable collection showcases his close relationship with the band from their humble beginnings, to intimate images shot in the Apple Offices at the end of their career together.

What’s more, Yoko Ono has also kindly granted permission to include a number of Tommy’s iconic images of John Lennon from her private collection.

So, make sure to pop by and see the exhibition in person! In the meantime, take a dive into the archives below for previous displays at The Hari.

Best Art Vinyl 2021

The public vote awarded first place to Brighton Artist Paul Phillips for his work on Villagers’ fifth studio album cover for Fever Dreams. The artwork sees a figure floating in a swimming pool, a Doe sleeping peacefully beside the pool, star light and dreams bouncing off the water, whilst seemingly growing from the surrounding trees, a giant sleeping bear hovers over the scene.

The artwork pipped Pop Legends, Duran Duran’s cover for their 15th studio album, Future Past, which in second place blends and brightens a pair of originally black and white images by Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota.

In third place was photographer Jason Joyce for his stunning and entirely un-touched final capture of the Singing Ringing Tree sculpture in Burnley for the English hard rock band Thunder’s thirteenth studio album All The Right Noises.

Winners & Nominees

Best Art Vinyl 2018

As voted for by the public, the winning artwork ‘Violence’ shows nude, intertwined bodies in a photographic take on baroque art of yore. The sleeve comes designed and photographed by visual collaborator Rahi Rezvari, who has a history depicting movement through visuals, producing imagery and campaigns for the Netherlands Dance Theatre.

The second place for Best Art Vinyl 2018 went to designer Tom Hingston’s wacko artwork for Young Fathers’ ‘Cocoa Sugar’, whilst third place went to Aphex Twin’s ‘Collapse’, a reality-warping sleeve from design legends The Designer’s Republic.

Winners & Nominees

Best Art Vinyl 2016

The Last Shadow Puppet’s ‘Everything You’ve Come to Expect’ has been announced as the best vinyl artwork of 2016, as voted for by the public.

Everything You’ve Come to Expect was designed by Matthew Cooper, and features a colourised portrait of Tina Turner from 1969 taken by Jack Robinson. Jonathan Barnbrook’s iconic ‘Blackstar’ sleeve and Jonathan Zawada’s photo landscapes for Mark Pritchard’s ‘Under the Sun’ came in second and third place respectively.

Winners & Nominees

Best Art Vinyl 2015

For Best Art Vinyl 2015 it was David Gilmour’s ‘Rattle That Lock’ album taking first place, Drenge’s ‘Undertow’ coming second, and Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ in third place.

Best Art Vinyl founder Andrew Heeps explains, “This is the first year such an established artist’s record has won Best Art Vinyl, but notably the design team have historically been responsible for so many iconic sleeve designs and their talent and creativity to match the musicians’ wishes clearly shone through.

Winners & Nominees

Art Vinyl Valentine's Special

In February 2018, we collaborated with Art Vinyl once again, to create a fabulous new display for Valentine’s Day. They curated  24 vinyl covers of couples kissing to celebrate love in all it’s glory.

Highlights in the exhibition include Sparks ‘When I Kiss You’, The Teenagers ‘Reality Check’ and Yargo ‘Body Beat’ to name a few.

See below for a full list of all Art Vinyl inspiring exhibitions!

Art Vinyl

Graphic of letter

Keep up to date with The Hari

To receive the latest news and offers from The Hari, please enter your email below:

Thank you for your email address. By submitting your information, you are opting in for marketing promotional content from The Hari. Please see our privacy policy for more information