It's Our Thing (Part II)
Date: 22 June – 12 August 2017
Location: Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown
Chez, Dan Kyle, Garry Trinh, George Tilianakas, Jason Wing, Leo Tanoi, MC Trey, Mistery, Wendy Murray, Prins aka Haro, Rose, Spice, Umph, Unique
Hip-Hop, Posters & Graffiti
Western Sydney’s strong influence on the development of Australian hip-hop is showcased in It’s Our Thing: More History on Australian Hip-Hop (Part II), at Blacktown Arts from 22 June 2017 to 12 August 2017.
Fourteen artists present works both inside and outside Blacktown Arts Centre, exploring the explosion of hip-hop culture in Blacktown during the 1990s, and its impact on current artistic practices.
Curated by Kon Gouriotis and Paul Howard, It’s Our Thing (Part II) features some of the original graffiti artists and visual artists active during at that time.
“The hip-hop movement in Australia, like that in America, was a form of expression by people outside the mainstream of fine arts and music,” Mr Gouriotis said. “Street Level was significant because the works that emerged embodied the signature and tone of a distinctly Australian hip-hop voice that continues to resonate.”