Have you ever noticed how dull your esky is? You know the ones – a dirty white lid sitting atop a chunky blue body with white and red wheels. Eskybition at RVCA Gallery in Collingwood is bringing a whole new life to the cool home of our favourite bevs and summer snacks.
The group show opening on Friday, 13th April is adopting the concept of upcycling: the process of transforming waste materials, useless or unwanted products into new items of better quality and environmental value. Sourced from Gumtree, eBay and vintage/charity stores, a number of Eskys have been the easel for exceptional artists to be given a literal and aesthetic rebirth.
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 skilfully 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.
82 Stanley Street, Collingwood
Opening from 6pm Friday
Feature Image Credit Deathproof PR