To celebrate the launch of “Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand: A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips” opening tomorrow night at Sydney’s aMBUSH Gallery (and next week at Melbourne’s SoHigh Galley), our Australian correspondent, Damo, has teamed up with curator Eddie Zammit to bring you a selection of interviews with some of the Australian talent involved with this epic show.
“The Screaming Hand is a timeless illustration. The fact is, 30 years after Jim Phillips created it, it’s more popular than ever. The artists chosen reflect diverse backgrounds and prove that there is power in the most universally recognised skate symbol ever. For the Australian part of the show, I wanted to showcase how creative and innovative our country is.” – Eddie Zammit
To begin it seems right to introduce you to p1xels. p1xels has documented 20 artists documenting their creative process for the show.
For the uninitiated, p1xels is a Melbourne-based photographer whose subculture-specific photo documentation of the graffiti scene has spanned over seven years. She has worked with highly regarded local and international artists, documenting public aerosol art, as well as capturing its illegal side.