Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life
Sixties-Blacks and Whites

Call for pricing and information. Loan includes the donation of
(50) special edition posters

(65) black & white and color framed photographs with captions, wall text panels, media kit

Increase your audience--
Increase your membership base--
Recoup your loan fee--
With our donation!
This exhibit includes our donation of 50 special edition exhibition posters to be used
as membership incentives, sponsorships, and/or for sale
in the museum store

National Exhibitions can arrange for a personal appearance for your VIP reception, guided gallery tour, or special educational workshops, community presentations and panel discussions. For event ideas including "A Night with Mike McCartney"
(Additional fees apply)
National Exhibitions & Archives, LLC
The Shirt Factory - Suite 203
21 Cooper Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801

(561) 883-2145
ArtVision Traveling Exhibitions Index
And Freedom For All: Martin Luther King and the March on Washington - traveling exhibit from the archives of Stanley Tretick
Exploring Chihuahua: The Land of Ancient Wonders traveling exhibit
The Sixties: The Generation that Shaped an Era from the archives of Rolling Stone photographer Robert Altman
Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life: Sixties Blacks and Whites traveling exhibit
The Kennedy Years traveling exhibit from the archives of Stanley Tretick
AMERICA Through the CBS Eye traveling exhibit from the archives of CBS Television
In Search of Peace - traveling exhibit by Yousef Khanfar
Bobby, Martin & John: Once Upon an American Dream - a traveling exhibit from the archives of Stanley Tretick
The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes - a traveling exhibit from the archives of CBS Television and LIFE photographer Bill Eppridge
Elvis: Grace and Grit - traveling exhibit from the archives of CBS Television
Surrendering the White House: Documenting Watergate - traveling exhibit from the archives of Stanley Tretick
The Japanese Garden - traveling exhibit from the archivesw of the Morikami Museum and Gardens
Give Peace a Chance: John Lennon & Yoko Ono's Bed-in for Peace - a traveling exhibit from the archives of Gerry Deiter
RESPECT: Music's Black Icons
ArtVision Traveling Exhibitions Index
Formerly on view at:
Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton Alberta Canada
The Museum of Liverpool Life, Liverpool England
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland, Ohio

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Mike McCartney.
A black and white world of Liverpool in the '60s, which, like the Wizard of Oz, could spring into colour at any time by using your imagination.  A unique world and period of time -- of Scaffold(ing), rock 'n' roll, self-portraits, family, Queens, first cameras, first "skools," first groups, first cars, etc. And all set in the vibrant, one and only centre of the universe(!)...Liverpool.

Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life:
SIXTIES Black and White made its world debut
at The Provincial Museum of Alberta, and features
65 incredible images with Mike's unique perspective
on the origins of the British Invasion--an intimate,
funny and dramatic tale of the city he loves and the
era that changed music history.

Images include playful self-portraits of the artist
experimenting with his first cameras (his first
photograph, taken without permission on his
father's box camera); candid portraits of McCartney
family members and their home; images of Mike's
school, first car and own comedy group, Scaffold;
American rock 'n' roll legends on the historic stages
of the Tower Ballroom and the Cavern Club; and
the backdrop for it all -- the then ugly/lovely
landscape of Liverpool.

Mike McCartney, appointed the Cultural Ambassador
for Wirral, is a photographer, musician, writer
(children's/adult literature), stage and TV actor,
humourist - these are but a few of the hats Mike
McCartney has worn throughout the last 40 years. 
He has recorded a total of nine albums, both as a
solo artist and with legendary British comedy group
The Scaffold; he has played with such names as Reg
Dwight (a.k.a. Elton John), Jimi Hendrix, Spencer
Davis, Graham Nash, the Chieftains' Paddy Mahoney
and brother Paul's group, Wings; published an
autobiography, two children's books and four books
of his photographs; exhibited his photography
throughout Europe, Japan and the United States;
toured extensively, presenting his experiences and
thoughts on his much beloved Liverpool from the
sixties, up to the present day.

Gallery guide available upon request.
© Mike McCartney
Sample Caption:

"Because the Fourmost were more comedic (ie. had a laf on stage) they were one of the few groups that my brother and his chums mixed with on stage. This image was taken from the back of the Cavern by the entrance steps at a Christmas do with Mike (4most) Millwall borrowing George's jacket, Brian (4most) O'Hara borrowing a violin and his mother's scarf, and George borrowing a dressing gown and someone's Christmas cracker hat.  I've just realised, sadly, none of these young men are now with us."

Dressing up down the Cavern
Exhibition Book
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Opening panel: MMLL - Mike McCartney's Liverpool LifeMike McCartney talks to the children in the Smithsonian's Early Childhood program.Gallery viewGallery view