As part of Your Big Idea Arts Northern Rivers presents Big Talks; a series of discussions with creatives and commentators who have something to say.
Big Talk No #1 Jon Campbell
Join us next Tuesday evening at the Byron School of Art for a free talk by artist Jon Campbell. Campbell will discuss his practice and highlight key projects and works from his oeuvre.
With his use of words and phrases as imagery, Jon Campbell captures aspects of his culture that are both lived and observed, that are local and national and that can be spoken, sung, and painted. Campbell’s finely tuned paintings, banners, neon’s, flags and songs demonstrate his love of Australian vernacular. His works define not only the look of the world in which Campbell lives, but the accent and humour of its language and how signs can articulate this culture and history.
Jon Campbell was born in 1961, Belfast, Northern Ireland and currently lives and works in Coburg, Victoria. Campbell studied painting at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1980-82) before completing a Graduate Diploma in Painting at the VCA in 1985.
Recent solo exhibitions include; MCA Collection: Jon Campbell, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2017-18); a major installation is presented alongside Absolutely Disgusting (2017), a 65 metre wall painting, commissioned by the MCA, that abstracts letters and works into colourful, joyful patterns, disguising the irreverent humour of Campbell’s art.
WHERE | Byron School of Art 112 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby | WHEN | Tuesday, 27 February | TIME | 5.30 – 7pm | FREE | Please RSVP [email protected]
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