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  • Writer's pictureDamien Linnane

From Newcastle to San Francisco : Upcoming art exhibitions

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

It seems these days with my contract to produce Paper Chained magazine quarterly, I spend more time working with the art of others than creating things myself. Thankfully though, I've found the time to finish the pieces for my next exhibition.

Portraits of Crime, which will be my fifth solo art exhibition, will go on display at Charlestown Public Library from August 6 till October 5 this year, and will then move up to another location in Brisbane, exact dates and location to be confirmed. The exhibition explores moments in history where people violated unjust laws, committing acts that are now either no longer or should no longer be illegal. Example pictured of a woman being arrested for peacefully protesting for the right of women to vote.

I'm also very pleased to tell you that This Is Ear Hustle, the book I illustrated for Random House US, has been chosen by the San Francisco Public Library as their choice for the 'One City One Book' event. As part of the event, my original illustrations for the book will go on display at the library in November and December this year, and I'll also be speaking there. I'll post updated details closer to the date. While I had a single artwork in a group exhibition in New York back in May, this will be my first full exhibition of artworks outside of Australia. It's still incredible to remember I only started teaching myself to draw in prison out of boredom. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined the hobby would take me to where I am now, but here's looking forward to where it might take me in the future.

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