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Vigilante Studios

Self-taught while in prison, Damien specialises in photo-realistic drawings using graphite. In 2021, Damien completed a contract with Random House to illustrate the book This is Ear Hustle,. He has also held six solo art exhibitions, including one at the San Francisco Public Library, and has been part of eight group exhibitions, ranging from Sydney to New York.

To see more art, follow Vigilante Studios on Instagram: @EmbersOfRetribution

NFTs (digital art sales) can be purchased through our account on OpenSea.

Custom NFTs can also be commissioned.

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This Is Ear Hustle:
Book Illustration

Ear Hustle, an award winning podcast, looks at the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration. This Is Ear Hustle, written by podcast co-hosts Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods, and illustrated by Damien Linnane, tells the story of the podcast.

Damien's continues to illustrate for Ear Hustle, providing cover art for Episode 80, the season 10 bonus episode, Episode 91, Episode 100 and all of Season 13.

This is Ear Hustle: Book Illustration Examples

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Paper Chained International
On display at Boom Gate Gallery
May 3-31, 2024

Australia's first ever art exhibition featuring the works of prisoners from both around Australia and the world. Paper Chained International is Damien Linnane's first curated exhibition and features over 100 artworks from 25 prisons in 8 different countries.


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Loud Sky
Virtual tour available online.

The LOUD SKY Exhibition was held 1 April - 21 May, 2023 at The Lock-Up gallery, Hunter Street, Newcastle, NSW. It featured the works of Lottie Consalvo, Peter Gardiner, Fiona Lee, Damien Linnane and Clare Weeks.


Experience the virtual tour created by University of Newcastle.

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Past Exhibitions

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