Drawn entirely from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the first Australian institution to have collected this type of work, SPACE INVADERS: australian . street . stencils . posters . zines . stickers surveys the past 10 years of Australian street art.
Gallery artists VEXTA, KILL PIXIE and HAHA along with other iconic Australian street artists are included in this exhibition, which takes a look at their transition from the ephemeral to the collectable and from the street to the gallery.
Please join us at the gallery this Friday, 10 September from 6-8pm for the first of our Spring Exhibitions.
In Gallery 1, SALT LICKERS is a body of new watercolours by Melbourne artist Jennifer Tyers, and Gallery 2, WE WON’T BE STRANGERS, SOON features framed works on paper and wood carvings by Matlok Griffiths.
Of this body of work Matlok says:
We Won’t Be Strangers, Soon has been largely inspired by everyday events that I have recently witnessed across Metropolitan Australia. The work is quite pedestrian and heavily layered in with scrawlings of both once passionate beliefs and simple quips. This work aims to reflect what I see as modern Australia, our everyday existence, and the way in which our beliefs, relationships and best intentions quickly fade.