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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 work also features as the cover art for four episodes of Ear Hustle: Episode 80, the season 10 bonus episode, Episode 91 and Episode 100.

This is Ear Hustle: Book Illustration Examples

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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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Broken Chains : Prisoners Unlocking Potential
Digital exhibition currently on display at Newcastle Digital Library and also online.

Broken Chains is a feature exhibition of 10 drawings and biographies hosted by Newcastle Library. The exhibition accompanies a podcast series they commissioned Damien to host on the prison system.


Past Exhibitions

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