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Exhibition – Low Brow – Bleeding Heart – Brisbane

I was just about to do an intro saying that Low Brow is a pretty hard thing to define these days, and then I just realised the the copy for the show says it better than I can right now in my brain dead, night before returning to work with a cramped hand from over-drawing 
and preparing for our group show this week – (shits getting hectic)… but, I digress … where was I? Ah yeah …

"Lowbrow art can be many things, drawing, painting, sculpture, digital or street art but one thing is for sure, it’s always fun! Taking inspiration from popular and skate culture, kitsch nostalgia, tattoo art, comics, story book illustration and all things cool, Lowbrow art is a movement in which we can all find something to make us smile or maybe even cringe.

Brisbane Lowbrow is a group exhibition that celebrates and appreciates the humour and wistfulness of Lowbrow illustration. This exhibition will display 13 of the best emerging artists working in the Lowbrow sphere!"

That pretty much sums up my favourite form of art – the kind that is just fkn fun, which is what this show looks to be, and what we’d be having if we were up in Brissy this Thursday!

Who:  Lucinda Wolber, Georg, Nick Drake, Brent Wilson, Travis D Hendrix, Nathan Smith, John Patterson, Tamara Nicholson, Charly Design, Raven Hodgsen, Megan Starr-Thomas, Gabriella Szableweska, Ellie Anderson
What: Brisbane Low Brow
Where: Bleeding Hearts Gallery, 166 Ann St, Brisbane
When: Exhibition opening Thursday the 19th of July from 5pm, and will show through until Monday the 30th of July.

Check out the facebook event page and the Bleeding Heart Gallery website for more info.

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Exhibition – Three Winter Coats and a Dirty Knife – QLD

Down in the heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley lives the Nine Lives Gallery, no better home to host this very special group exhibition of intricate ink illustrations. Next Thursday is the opening night of ‘Three Winter Coats and a Dirty Knife’.
Taking its name, and the inspiration for for its works, from Neko Case’s song ‘Dirty Knife’ and the gorgeous poetic interpretation of the ballad by the curator of the show Ellie Anderson, this exhibition is breathtaking in its simplicity. Just looking at the flyer below one cannot help but be moved!
“Through the galleries space, Anderson depicts a tale of a man who after living a solitary life deep in the woods is driven to insanity within his own thoughts. Through their intricate drawings the artists recreate the haunting visions from his mind and present them in a setting which mimics the woodlands which drove him into madness. For anyone who has ever dreamed of going ‘into the wild’”.”

Do yourself a favour and get down in the valley to see this one. Pick up a piece, take it home, pop it above the fireplace (if you have one) and admire it during the last of winter, and through out the seasons to come.

Jesse Olsen, Kylie Spear, Dord Burrough, Dan Ford and curated by Ellie Anderson
Opening with ambient music by Tyrone Gee.
What: Three Winter Coats and a Dirty Knife – Group Show
Where: Nine Lives Gallery – 5F Winn St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
When: Opening night – Thursday August 25 6-9pm. Show runs til September 11, 2011

For all the info you need on this show check out the Nine Lives Gallery website and the Facebook Event Page!

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