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MEGA artist presentation

In addition to the Longing To Be Knotted Together exhibition which opens this Friday night at the gallery, touring international artist MEGA will be appearing in a special artist presentation in which he will discuss his journey into art as well as field questions about his processes and past work. This has all been made possible thanks to the support of Renew Newcastle, and the School of Design, Communication & IT at The University of Newcastle. Thanks heaps for helping us out Marni Jackson, Stu McDonald, and Jane Shadbolt! You guys are awesome.

Artist Talk

MEGA artist presentation at School of Design, Communication & IT, The University of Newcastle on Thursday 21 April. All welcome.
Location: Callaghan Campus, Hunter Building HB13 (G12 on this map)
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm).


Opening Night: Friday 15th April from 7pm. You’re all invited!
Exhibition Dates: 15 April until 7 May 2011
Series of 11 hand-pulled screen-prints of exclusive new visuals.
Each print is numbered and signed on a thick hi quality art paper with a special personal embossing.

Presented by ARThive, Acclaim Magazine, and Renew Newcastle.

Further tour dates 
Opening at 7pm, Saturday 30th April // FED SQUARE - ATRIUM

Opening at 7pm, Friday 6th May // CHINA HEIGHTS

Opening at 7pm, Friday 20th May // MAGAZINE GALLERY

Opening at 7pm, Friday 28th May // SALIHARA

Opening at 7pm, Thursday 2nd June // NIGHT & DAY

Opening at 7pm, Friday 8th July // ZIRKUMFLEX

Opening at 6pm, Thusrday 8th September // ATELIER NATIONAL

Opening at 7pm, October // SERGEANT PAPER

MEGA- Longing To Be Knotted Together

French artist, Mega is one of the leading voices of the new artists generation. After a successful career as an art director in France (WAD) and abroad (Acclaim, Australia), Mega decided to devote himself exclusively to his love for art.

Linking traditional techniques with innovative process, his personal art, known for spicing an urban flavor over tasteful creations, has been celebrated in specialized magazines worldwide.
From Nike to Volkswagen to Complex magazine, his images are found on all medias.

Masked warriors, savage girls, iconic objects, swarming insects and other wild creatures emerge straight out from the jungle of Mega's imagination.
In his epic crusade to capture all the components that surround his mental and physical universe, Mega has paid the closest attention to create a fresh and balanced combination of perfectly clean lines and spectacular deep colors. His challenge was to create appealing and cutting edge drawings with the use of a minimum of elements.

The exhibition will be featured in some of the most prestigious galleries around Asia/Pacific and Europe (from Singapore to Indonesia to France.) With a very limited edition of one hundred prints of each artwork displayed across the world, this allows only ten pieces to be sold in each city- ensure you're there on opening night to snap up one of these fantastic works or it may be too late!

The very first Australian stop on this amazing tour will be none other than our very own, ARThive Gallery. Be there to check it out and meet the artist himself on opening night (Friday 15th April) before the show adventures on across the world!

Opening Night: Friday April  15th
Exhibition runs until May 7th