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An image of Jimi Hendrix has been positioned on The Worcester Plinth

Jimi Hendrix has been awarded a brand new piece of artwork which has been put in overlooking the River Severn in Worcester.

Hendrix in Worcester is the newest art work to be put in on the Worcester Plaque, which is situated on the riverside in Hilton Street.

A vibrant portrait of Jimi Hendrix by London-based artist Iona Rowland pays tribute to the guitarist’s live performance on the Worcester Gaumont on April 2, 1967.

It will likely be illuminated on Sunday, November 27, throughout an occasion to mark the musician’s eightieth birthday.

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The 4 meter broad art work is a mix of display screen printing and painterly marks, hand painted on canvas after which reproduced in aluminium.

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Iona Rowland stated: “The Worcester Plinth mission has given me the chance to dig deeper and discover the importance of Hendrix’s reside performances, significantly his efficiency on the Worcester Gaumont.

“It is such a historic venue and has hosted so many unimaginable acts, from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones.

“The art work will likely be a tribute to Jimmy and the venue, and I hope it would evoke a way of nostalgia for some.”

The work was commissioned by The Worcester Plinth crew and funded by The Elmley Basis.

Oliver Carpenter, a member of the Worcester Plinth crew, stated: “We’re actually delighted to have the ability to fee this new work from Iona and have a good time Jimi Hendrix and his efficiency in Worcester.

“Large, daring and colourful, that is our third work on the Worcester Plinth as we proceed to remodel the constructing from a derelict state into a significant and ever-changing metropolis heart arts venue.”

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Paintings based mostly on Iona Rowland Hendrix in London a mural commissioned in 2021 by the Handel and Hendrix Museum for the entrance of Jimi’s former Mayfair residence, which he shared together with his girlfriend Cathy Etchingham.

The Worcester Plinth makes use of the well-known derelict riverside constructing, The Display Home, which has not been used because it was the water outlet for Hylton Street Energy Station, which was demolished in 1979.

Plenty of artwork installations have already used the house, together with a fish sculpture which marked the tip of the Unlocking the Severn mission.

Hendrix in Worcester on show till January 2023 on the Worcester Plinth.

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