Last night at VANDAL Gallery was the opening of a unique art exhibition mixing a touch of gasoline culture with Australian contemporary art. Art Pharmacy had the pleasure of collaborating with the guys from Sabotage Motorcycles to curate a show consisting of 20 DMD Helmets that have each been hand-painted by a hand-picked group of Sydney-based artists. With a truly wide range of styles, from renowned mural artists such as Scott Marsh, Sindy Sinn, Mike Watt, and Karen Farmer, to contemporary aboriginal artists Blak Douglas and Jason Wing, and the bold geometric styles of Nico, through to exceptional emerging talent such as Apeseven, Ingrid Wilson, Vincent Buret, Amy Roser, M-Lon and Skulk to name a few. The opening night saw well over 400 people through the door with Young Henrys and Sailor Jerry providing refreshments and some bids already placed!
If you want to own one of these wearable and truly one-off works, then now's your only chance. They are being auctioned right now through eBay - but be quick, the auction ends on 7th December. On top of that, 100% of the profits raised from the helmet auction will go to the incredible cause Movember Foundation, which funds research into men's health and prostate cancer. A huge amount of support has been given for this event, with DMD kindly providing the 'blank canvas' helmets, Smith Concepts have donated their time to clear-coat each one to ensure a shiny and durable finish, Vandal Sydney for the gallery space, and Throttle Roll for some great images of the night and also some of the artists working on the helmets in their studios.
VANDAL even put their own spin on the exhibition with an incredible showcase of a superb augmented reality helmet!
Special thanks to Pete Cangnacci for snapping away on the night!
VANDAL Gallery: 16-30 Vine St, Redfern NSW 2016
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm
Bidding is live NOW on eBay, and closes 11.30am on 7th Dec!