Ari-Up(1962-2010), Singer; member of The Slits
Ari-Up (Arianna Forster)
Sitter in 4 portraits
Arianna Forster's mother, Nora, was a friend of Jimi Hendrix and married Sex Pistol John Lydon. Their Shepherd's Bush flat became a punk domain and it was there that Joe Strummer (The Clash) gave Ari her first guitar lesson. Ari was 15 when the Slits embarked on the White Riot Tour of 1977 (Silver Jubilee year) with The Clash and the Subway Sect.
Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.
William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.
Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.