Pathways Exhibition 2022: Trading Boundaries, UK




1st November - 31st December, 2020 
Journey into imagined utopias & exotic landscapes at the largest exhibition of Roger Dean works anywhere in the world...
Lewes-based, internationally-acclaimed artist and designer, Roger Dean, is renowned for some of the most iconic and influential images created over the past five decades. His paintings are beautiful, dramatic and highly collectible, often created for album covers, for rock legends such as Yes, Rick Wakeman. ASIA and Steve Hackett. Alongside their album covers he also designed their logos, as well as logos for Virgin Records, Tetris, Psygnosis, and many others altogether giving him a worldwide profile and following. 
Trading Boundaries is home to the only gallery in the world dedicated to the work of Roger Dean and is pleased to announce its Pathways exhibition from 1st November - 31st December 2020, in association with Prog magazine. 
Enjoy the largest ever display of rarely seen original paintings, including the featured image ‘Aglow’ recently used on the Yes 'The Royal Affair Tour - Live From Vegas' album cover, plus drawings and sketches, as well as fine art limited edition prints, shown over two floors of their newly refurbished showrooms and dedicated gallery spaces. 
Roger’s paintings of landscapes are famous for their original take on the natural world, often with intense colour and extraordinary rock formations. This unique vision led to a recent collaboration with Italian fashion house Maison Valentino with print and embroidered versions of his paintings incorporated by into their 2020 pret-a-porter spring/summer menswear collection, taking him into the world of fashion, in addition to music, computer games, film and architecture.
View the exhibition by appointment from Wednesday - Sunday (10am - 5pm, 11am Sun). Call 01825 790200 to arrange. Covid guidelines will be adhered to.
During these extraordinary times, Trading Boundaries recognises that it may be difficult to get to the show so will be offering a 360 virtual interactive tour of the exhibition that will go live on 1st November, as well as virtual events.
The exhibition provides an exciting opportunity to view many much loved original paintings as well as new work.  


Free entry
Trading Boundaries present Roger Dean ‘Pathways’ exhibition 2020 Trading Boundaries Gallery, Sheffield Green, Fletching, East Sussex TN22 3RB, UK. For further information call +44 (1) 825 790200 or visit 
Although, perhaps, most widely known for his paintings, Roger trained in three dimensions becoming one of the most original and iconic designers in both two and three dimensions. Dean, born in England in 1944, is an internationally known artist and designer. After Canterbury College of Art, he attended The Royal College of Art 1965-1968 where he received a first class Masters Degree (M.Des.RCA) and a silver medal, ‘For Work of Special Distinction’.  
His thesis was on, The Psychology of the Built Environment, and the research for that formed the basis for his architectural designs. He has an honorary doctorate from the San Francisco Academy of Art University. In 2009 the Arts The Institute of Bournemouth conferred an Honorary Fellowship. In 2013 he received a Gold Badge of Merit from BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors). 
Worldwide, about 100 million copies of Roger Dean’s images have been sold, as posters, cards, calendars, books and album covers. His work has also been exhibited around the world in many galleries and museums including, The Royal Academy, The Royal College of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, The New York Cultural Centre, The institute of Contemporary Art London. In 2010 the Daelim Contemporary Art Museum in Seoul Korea held a major retrospective. The Victoria and Albert Museum in London have acquired a range of both his 3D and 2Dimensional works for their permanent collections. 
There are three volumes chronicling the Deans work: “Views” (1975) “Magnetic Storm” (1984) “Dragons Dream”2008.


In 1973 with his brother Martyn, they built the first of a series of revolutionary touring stages for the band YES and later others. Roger has a passionate interest in building design and in 1981 they built their first architectural prototype shown at the NEC. During the course of a several exhibitions, over 250,000 people have visited the prototype.  
Over the past decade he has also worked with his daughter Freyja on projects such as the sets and costumes for the 150th anniversary of the Puccini Festival. Roger is currently working with scientists and engineers on designing a moon base and attended the Moon Base International Summit in Hawaii in 2017. 
In association with Prog Rock magazine



Editor’s Notes

Roger Dean Education:

Royal College of Art, First Class Masters Degree (M Des RCA) and silver medal for work of special distinction, 1965-8

Canterbury College of Art, National Diploma in Design (NDD), 1961-5


British Academy of Songwriters Composers and Authors (BASCA), Gold Badge of Merit 2013

Honorary Fellow of Arts University Bournemouth, 2009

Honorary Doctorate, Academy of Art University in San Francisco, 2002


2016   Islands and Bridges: the Art of Roger Dean, Manx Museum, Isle of Man

2015   Revolutions 2 – The Art of Music, Forest Lawn Museum, California

2010   Retrospective exhibition, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1990   The Royal College of Art 150 Anniversary

1967   The Design Centre London

1975   The New York Culture Center

1975   The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) London


The Victoria & Albert Museum

MAK Museum of the Applied Arts, Vienna


Dragon’s Dream, (ISBN 978-0061626975) Harper Design, 2008

Magnetic Storm, (ISBN 978-0061717109) Dragon’s World Ltd, 1984

Views, (ISBN 978-0061717093) Dragons Dream Ltd, 1975


For further information, please contact:

Jenny Ross, Communications Manager, Trading Boundaries Ltd


T: 01825 790 200


Exhibition Partner:

Prog Magazine