It’s always sad to hear of the passing of a writer, but there is a joyous note in the memorials, homages and celebrations of life that follow their passing.
We first saw the RIP Dicknose tags popping up back in words March, and this was followed not long after by a whole slew of tribute posts and memorials across the web. One that we Melbourne particularly liked seeing was a memorial post by earnest Melbourne street art documenter, Alison Young. Like her, we’d become accustomed to seeing tags across Fitzroy, and it really was a surprise when we heard the news.
Thus, when we saw that DNs crew and friends were putting on a show to celebrate the life of this enigmatic vandal, we thought it a great chance to tell you all about it. Having not seen much of his creative output beyond his bombing, we’re really looking forward to seeing the show and a glimpse of the creative mind behind the tag.
“In memory of our late and great brother Dicknose. A night of celebration for the man who single handily took over Fitzroy.
Showcasing personal works from DN. A gold coin donation will see you get in the doors and enjoy one of Melbournes most notorious vandals.
On show will be sketches from Dicknose, literary works, poems and short stories, photos of DNs work in and around Melbourne, other random objects he sketched on.
We will be taking orders on the night for anyone that would like prints of his work, there will be 100 copies of a limited edition cd containing 3 tracks performed by Dicknose (spoken word recordings).
Light refreshments (Buffalo wings cos he loved em, and non alcoholic drinks, no alcohol to be consumed on the premises). Some old Hip Hop supplied by Paul Webb aka Paz, and a good night to remember our brother in crime. Get down and show your support to a brother we lost too early. RIP DICKNOSE 1981-2012 WE MISS YOU BRO!!!”
Looks like a great celebration to us, and we’re looking forward to checking it out and to pay our respects to the artist.
Dicknose Lives! RIP Dicknose!
Who: Dicknose and friends
What: Dicknose Lives
Where: Refills Melbourne, Ups tairs260 Brunswick st, Fitzroy, VIC
When: Friday 29th June from 6pm til 9pm
Check out the facebook event page for more info on the show.