Hide and Seek Group Show @ Weswal Gallery

Artist Marie Larkin has bought together 40 international Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist artists from around the World for a truly special event for Tamworth, NSW in Australia. Hide and Seek has inspired some dark and playful responses from the featured artists and some truly stunning original works.

Weswal Gallery will have the pleasure of presenting these pieces in person on October 14th. The show will be opened by our very own Editor-in-Chief of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Danijela Krha Purssey.

Hope to see you there!

Hide & Seek


Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 14  2017,  6pm

Exhibition Dates:

October 14 – November 12, 2017


Hide and Seek, a collection of original drawings, paintings and sculptures from 40 Lowbrow and Pop Surrealist artists from around the world. The exhibition, curated by artist Marie Larkin , features new works by Ania Tomicka, Anna Angelshaug, Bob Doucette, Caia Koopman, Camilla d’Errico, Corine Perier, Encarni Diaz, Erica Calardo, Gretchen Lewis, Hanna Jaeun, Hannah Yata, Hieu Nguyen, Ivana Flores, Joon Hee Park, Julie Filipenko, Karly Perez, Kirty Bell, Kylie Dexter, Laura Castellanos, Laura Colors, Lauren Saxton, Leslie Ditto, Lydia Petunia, Marie Larkin, Martin Harris, Michele Lynch, Mahlimae, Naoto Hattori, Olga Shirrstone, Paolo Petrangeli, Paulina Gora, Peca, Rachel Favelle, Ransom and Mitchell, Sheri DeBow, Sugar fuelled, Simona Candini, Tracy Eire, Tracy Lewis, Yishu, Yoko d’Holbachie

Weswal Gallery

192 Brisbane Street Tamworth NSW 2340

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Press Release:

Hide and Seek is a truly special and unique event for Tamworth. This exhibition brings together 40 International and Australian Pop Surrealist and Lowbrow artists and has been curated by Marie Larkin for Weswal Gallery.

Marie is a Lowbrow artist herself with a growing global following of fans and collectors. Her works are held in private collections all over the world, and has been exhibited in Australia, the USA, France and Portugal. In November Marie is making her second trip to the USA to meet with other Lowbrow artists and attend the opening of her exhibition at Bash Fine Art in Las Vegas.

Many of the artists participating in this exhibition are leaders in the Pop Surrealist genre and their work is exhibited by major Lowbrow galleries, such as Thinkspace, Spoke Art, Corey Helford and Arch Enemy Arts in the USA where this style has its greatest following. Their work is keenly sought after by collectors all over the world. Marie, a local to Tamworth, has exhibited alongside these artists and developed personal relationships with many. It was out of this, the idea grew to bring their work to Tamworth. The artists come from across the globe, Norway, Italy, France, Israel, USA, Japan, Russia and New Zealand, and for a number, it is the first time their work has been shown in this country.

The exhibition will be officially opened by Danijela Krha Purssey. Danijela is an entrepreneur and the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Australian based international new contemporary art magazine, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine. In the 4+ years since the launch of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, she has developed and launched the interactive digital magazine, curated 5 exhibitions in three countries, and shared the work of countless creatives from all corners of the globe across the Beautiful Bizarre Magazine social media platforms which have grown to over 800,000 followers. Danijela has forged global connections with artists, collectors, gallery owners and their communities. In late 2016, Danijela was awarded the prestigious AMP Foundation ‘Tomorrow Makers’ Award, and grant funding to expand Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

Two artists are traveling from overseas and will be in attendance. Laura Castellanos from the USA and Joon Hee Park from New Zealand.

The Lowbrow and Pop Surrealism movement has acquired a steadily increasing following, with the work of leading exponents such as Mark Ryden selling for many thousands of dollars. Originally Lowbrow referred to art that was trivial or meaningless but this is not the case in recent years with artists making worthwhile statements about a great many global issues. The genre still has its roots in, and takes its inspiration from, Popular Culture. This, combined with often extraordinary realism makes it a very accessible art for audiences and one that is popular with collectors.
Weswal Gallery hopes to see as many art lovers and interested folk as possible at the opening reception at 6pm Saturday October 14 and during the exhibition which runs through to November 17.
For further information or to arrange an interview, feature or story please contact Marie Larkin

Camilla d’Errico


Yishu Wang

Yoko D’Holbachie

Bob Douchette

Hanna Jaeun

Martin Harris

Lauren Saxton

Rachel Favelle

Anne Angelshaug

Ransom and Mitchell


Tracy Eire

Corine Perier

Joon Hee Park

Ania Tomicka


Hannah Yata





About Author

Kylie Dexter was born (and is currently living with her gorgeous boys, Rob and Zen)  in Melbourne, Australia. Inspired by Pop Surrealism and the New Contemporary Art movement  she began collecting original works and sculptures in the mid 90's. Since then her collection has grown to epic proportions. She has had an obsession with art from a young age and has an eye for emerging artists, and a deep understanding of the narrative the artist is trying to portray. She believes art can change the way people think and reach the deepest part of their psyches. Kylie has faith in art's ability to create an energy to express and reflect the  deep symbolism and stories that are untouchable in normal reality. She also has a  heartfelt connection to music and is a self-taught artist who brings needle felting to life via her dolls that are sold and shown around the world. With an enthusiastic addiction for writing about art, talking about art, looking at art and making art, what better place to be, surrounded by what you love! I feel passionate that Beautiful Bizarre Magazine raises the profile of up and coming artists, supports those already in the industry and contributes positively to galleries who share a common goal; to keep art alive and flowing, to keep people creating and more importantly keep people collecting and expressing themselves via the images on their walls. . 'Take your broken heart, make it into art' ~ Carrie Fisher

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