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Kaitlin Beckett VS Matthew Dunn

HUMANITY IS NO STRANGER TO THE CONCEPT OF WAR. NATIONS HAVE BATTLED EACH OTHER FOR CENTURIES. BUT FOR GENERATIONS THERE HAS BEEN A SECRET WAR RAGING ACROSS ALL CORNERS OF THE GLOBE. AN EPIC BATTLE BETWEEN MAN AND BEAST.

KAITLIN BECKETT AND MATTHEW DUNN PRESENT ARTISTIC DOCUMENTATION OF THEIR CHOSEN SIDES OF THIS CONFLICT IN THEIR JOINT EXHIBITION “VS.”

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Post-Exhibition

Thanks to everyone who came along to check out The Justice Will Be So Fantastic. The response has been great, and to answer the second most commonly asked question from the opening night ‘There may be more vigilante toys available in the future’ (it was second only to the ever-popular ‘Where do you get your ideas?’, which in this case was quite easy to answer as the whole exhibition was built up around the last 3 albums by Crippled Black Phoenix).

I’m currently formatting photos of all the art to put up on my website, until then here’s a post-exhibition video that shows all the work from the show.

Thanks

Matt

A Ghostly Presence (oooooOOOOoooooo)

And that ghostly presence is me. With my latest exhibition just over a week away it’s been quite some time since I’ve been able to get onto RB for any solid activity. So many great artists uploading so much great work, I’ll have a lot to catch up on when the exhibition is over and I can return to check things out.

If you’re in or around Melbourne on September 2nd then come along to the opening of The Justice Will Be So Fantastic starting at 6pm at Artboy Gallery. The gallery is located at 99 Greville Street in Prahran, right near the train station.

On Sunday September 4th there will be a performance by Melbourne philharmonic ensemble String Source, more information on that can be found here. I’ve long been a fan of art/music collaborations (it’s wha…

Exhibition Stuff + Monkey Stuff

The always talented MuscularTeeth has worked his magic to put together the below video to help promote my September exhibition The Justice Will Be So Fantastic (featuring the song Bat Stack by Crippled Black Phoenix).

And on a completely unrelated note, for the next 5 days this is happening…

Thanks

Matt

Exhibition Stuff + Other Stuff

The Justice Will Be So Fantastic is the second chapter in an ongoing collaboration between myself and UK band Crippled Black Phoenix (whose music will be echoing from the speakers inside the gallery throughout the opening night). Teaming up with the band on this and other projects has been the most rewarding and inspiring creative experience of my life, and this is all just the beginning. This exhibition will include ink illustrations, 1/6 scale custom toys, and a mix of paintings and stencils on skateboard decks, wooden panels, and canvases.

There will also be a performance by the Melbourne ensemble String Source on the Sunday night. I’ve always enjoyed the combination of visual art and music (the first printing of my graphic novel Lonely Monsters even came with a soundtrack) so…

Happenings

I’m currently knee-deep in preparations for my upcoming exhibition, The Justice Will Be So Fantastic, which will be taking place early September in Melbourne. I’ll have all the info and some images from the exhibition available to post up in a couple of weeks. This show will include a range of ink illustrations, acrylic paintings, stenciled skateboards, custom toys and more.

While this is the main focus of my day/night at the moment I’m also still hard at work on the new Leroy graphic novel and currently writing the scripts for a Leroy anthology comic. However, in order to get at least a few hours sleep a night, The Secret History Of Skullboy webcomic will be taking a small break and returning in August.

Speaking of comics, if you own an iPad or iPhone then I’ll…

Artboy VS Fanboy Round 2!

After the success of the first Artboy VS Fanboy Group Exhibition, which had the theme of Video Games and was covered on ABC’s Good Game, round 2 is about to kick off.

And this one covers my favourite theme in the world!

If you’re in Melbourne come along and check it out, there’s a great line up of artists involved.

Matt