Opening night : Friday the 18th of November
6 - 9pm
The second annual exhibition of artists inspired by the heavier realms of art and music.
Line up -
Rohan Carter + Rev Kriss Hades + Art of Nerd Core + Alex Gillies Gilesy + French + Glenno + Ray Ahn + Ben Brown + Murdoch Stafford + Steve Katz + Steve Mongo Cohen + Keepsake + Marty Schneider + Mike Fox Foxall
Arte Diabolica is a dedicated, annual, group art show that showcases the work of visual artists that either work within the heavy metal/ hardcore realms or are heavily influenced by the traditions and or imagery generated by the ever-changing decades of the heavy music underground. This will be the second year and it is shaping up to be a blinder like the first one. Most of the 16 artists featured in this exhibition are musicians, thrust by necessity into producing art for their respective band's projects. Some of the artists have gone further into actual, rent-paying vocations, creating art for numerous bands and creating stylistic niches unique to themselves.
I am unaware of any other sort of exhibition, peculiar to this country, that has attempted to shine an infernal light onto the “secret” work of many of the assembled artists. Most are well-known artists within the tight metal and punk communities – some esoteric – some heavy-handed – and some dealing in humour but all directing their energies into art that celebrates the sonic, multi-limbed family tree that finds its roots in archaic ceremony where music wove hypnotic portals to infinite possibility.
The visual side of heavy/hardcore music has proven to be very important to bands and the imagery, narratives and concepts they wish to express. Some want the fantasy and some the grim reality of life, but all weaving the relationship between music and art to produce something bigger and better than each on its own.
Exhibition open 12pm - 5pm Saturday the 19th
& 12pm - 3pm Sunday the 20th