Black Canyon 'Welcome To Black Canyon'
A new series curated by artists Sean Morris and Tom Groves.
The first venture from new Australian arts project Black Canyon opens in Melbourne Friday 29 August, and Welcome To Black Canyon will feature large-scale print work by artists from Spain, France, England, Canada, Germany and the USA (many who've never shown in Australia before) alongside a heap of local favourites. Launching on the night will be the limited run risograph publication 'Black Canyon Vision Quest 1', a collection of bold, aggressive illustration and design, and Black Canyon’s statement of intent. No frills, no filler, just 16 young artists making uncompromising work.
The project is a collaboration between Sean Morris and Tom Groves, who first worked together on the Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos group show at Backwoods Gallery in March this year, and Welcome To Black Canyon runs until Sunday 31 August, featuring this huge range of artists: SIMON LANDREIN (FR); IRKUS M. ZEBERIO (ESP); WE BUY YOUR KIDS (AUS); FRENCH (UK); TINA LUGO (USA); CHRIS YEE (AUS); JASPER DUNK (UK); CAITLIN SHEARER (AUS); JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON (AUS); BEN CONSTANTINE (AUS); NATHAN BROWN (CAN); MADDY YOUNG (AUS); BENE ROHLMANN (GER); EMMA WIESENEKKER (AUS); JUMBO (AUS); REGINALD PEAN (USA).
The First Black Canyon Initiative
"WELCOME TO BLACK CANYON"
Print exhibit // Publication launch
Conduit Arts – 83 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
Opening drinks: Friday August 29, 6-9pm
Gallery hours: Saturday August 30, 12-6pm / Sunday August 31, 12-5pm.
Flyer image by Chris Yee, email [email protected] for more info