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Launch Day: Manga Hokusai Manga, Locust Jones, Redback Graphix
January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm UTC+11
We invite you to join us in the festivities as we launch three stellar exhibitions in one day. Enjoy the visual delights as you’re treated to delicious, complimentary catering with drinks from our newly-launched in-house restaurant, Bellbird.
Manga Hokusai Manga
Manga comic art and the work of one of the famous Ukiyo-e artists Katsushika Hokusai are shown together to celebrate pictorial storytelling. By introducing some of the similarities and differences between modern Japanese manga, which now enjoy worldwide popularity, and Hokusai Manga, a collection of sketches by the ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), this exhibition sets out to introduce the charms of this unique field of Japanese culture, focusing on pictorial storytelling and participatory culture of “manga” from different periods.
Hear No Evil / See No Evil – Locust Jones
Established Blue Mountains artist Locust Jones works in his studio listening to the news transcribing the horrors of human suffering into his paintings. He juxtaposes the everyday atrocities with the absurdity of popular culture news.
Curated by Lizzy Marshall
Fresh Blood: Redback Graphix and its Aftermath
From 1979 to 1994, Redback Graphix produced posters that combined witty graphics with eye- watering colours to give voice to a raft of pressing social issues – from AIDS awareness, alcohol abuse and human rights through to the promotion of local film screenings and benefit gigs. Originally designed for the street, these posters are now considered icons of an era and are highly collectable.
Image credit: Locust Jones, Michael Jackson’s Heart Attack and the Tehren Riots (detail).