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Born in Hull, where he also attended art college, Trevor Key (1947-1995), was a hugely influential and respected photographer who worked primarily in the music industry.

His most iconic sleeve is perhaps Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells, pictured*, though he would go on to work with art directors such as Jamie Reid and Peter Saville.

He also worked with bands such as Sex Pistols, Can and New Order – including on the iconic Technique cover, pictured** – and many others.

To celebrate his work and contribution to the music industry, a selection of work will be displayed in libraries across Hull, housed in a display case designed by British artist Matthew Darbyshire.

The exhibition has been organised by Scott King, Lesley Dilcock and Toby McFarlan Pond.



Hull School of Art and Design, Hull city centre | Thu 21 Sept 2017 – Wed 18 Oct 2017, 10am – 5pm.

Ings Library, Savoy Road | Fri 20 Oct 2017 – Fri 17 Nov 2017. Please check the library opening times.

Fred Moore Library, Wold Road | Mon 20 Nov 2017 – Mon 18 Dec 2017. Please check library opening times.

Central Library, Albion Street | Until 31 March 2018. Please check library opening times


IMAGE CREDITS: * Mike Oldfield, Tubular Bells, Virgin Records, 1973. Photography and design: Trevor Key; ** New Order, Technique, Factory Records, 1989. Cover: Peter Saville Associates and Trevor Key

Event Type

  • Family Friendly


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Creative Credits

Trevor Key’s Top 40 is a project in the Hull 2017 Creative Communities Programme.