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…
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…
Music has always had a powerful influence on my life and art. Often when working on something I’ll be trying to capture the same feelings within my work that a particular song has on me. For some time now the most influential/inspirational music has been that of a band called Crippled Black Phoenix. Their music fills about 80% of my studio playlist, and with the themes and concepts being on a very similar wavelength to my own work I almost feel like they’re my studio partners.
And now, in a way, they are. I’ve been working on pieces for a new exhibition built around their music, which has resulted in me now working with the band on their new album and also producing the below t-shirt design for their upcoming tour.