Home Grown

We've made a lot of the fact we have so many exceptional international artists in the group show, and thought we'd round out the working week with a look at four names on the bill who either grew up or now reside in the region. (Or in the case of French, spent time here as an Artist In Residence.) Those  are:

FRENCH
English-born artist Funeral French now lives and works in Australia and has exhibited both here and abroad for many years. His unique approach to heavy metal inspired artworks has been seen on the covers of many albums, skateboard decks and wall hangings. His recent exhibition at China Heights introduced vibrant colour to his ghoulish images, presented as patches, pins and flags. He's also quite fond of a good cup of tea.

Take a sneaky step over to the dark side - here.

‘COFFIN’ wall hanging/flag by Funeral French (China Heights Gallery) 2016

‘COFFIN’ wall hanging/flag by Funeral French
(China Heights Gallery) 2016

GLENN  SMITH
Glenno lives in Sydney and is a powerhouse of productivity. From his work in independent comic book publishing, artwork for his own and a mass of other local and International bands, curating group exhibitions (including a series at the Orange Regional Art Gallery) and arts workshops he is a never-ending pen and ink machine.

His Instagram is a great place to explore.

“DEAD MOON” by Glenn Smith Ink on paper, digital colour. 2010

“DEAD MOON” by Glenn Smith
Ink on paper, digital colour. 2010

LEO COYTE
Leo also lives and works in Sydney, where his paintings are often exhibited to happily intrigued audiences. He manages to create images that are at once nightmarishly distorted and warm and inviting with a technical skill taken into some crazy stylised places. Bizarre characters inhabit scenes that can appear like a dream version of an old school play set.  

Leo is represented by Galerie pompom and you can delve a lot deeper into his work on their site.

 

“Untitled (paint pile)” by Leo Coyte Oil on canvas. 2014 Finalist, Sulman Prize

“Untitled (paint pile)” by Leo Coyte
Oil on canvas. 2014
Finalist, Sulman Prize

WBYK
That's us - Biddy Maroney and Sonny Day. Sonny has curated the show and is managing the space at Ludlow. But we usually work together as illustrators and designers, with a focus on very loud, bright work that's used for music packaging, film posters, cafe branding and many other things.

We also have a website and it's over here.

"The Fly" by WBYK Screen-print. 2014.

"The Fly" by WBYK
Screen-print. 2014.