Melbourne, 12 April 2018. Melbourne Bitter is pleased to present ‘Eskybition’; a collaboration with some of Melbourne’s finest illustrative artists to produce a series of hand-painted, classic, Aussie Eskys.
Eskybition will take place at Melbourne’s RVCA Gallery, 82 Stanley St Collingwood VIC, opening Friday, April 13.
The ‘Eskybition’ group show adopts the concept of upcycling; the process of transforming waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new products of better quality or for better environmental value.
A bunch of humble, much-loved eskys that have seen better days (sourced from Gumtree, eBay, vintage and charity stores) have been gifted a literal and aesthetic rebirth.
Painstakingly hand painted by the likes of tattoo artist Clare Hampshire, heralded street artist Andy Murphy, screen-printer and illustrator Steve Cohen, and several other exceptional artistic talents, they meld the iconic Esky brand with another homegrown icon: Melbourne Bitter.
Two nostalgic names are updated skillfully and irreverently throughout this diverse and distinctly Melbourne exhibition.
Make your way to RVCA Gallery, enjoy an icy cold Melbourne Bitter and perhaps pick up one of these beauties for yourself at the silent auction.
All proceeds from sales will be donated to Support Act to assist musicians and artists in crisis.
Further details here.