With less than three weeks until the touring Phantom Art Show arrives in Broken Hill, some exciting new pieces have been unveiled as joining the exhibition.
In recent conversations with curators Dietmar Lederwasch and Peter Kingston (recorded for a soon-to-be-released X-Band podcast), it has been revealed that there will be a range of new artworks for visitors to enjoy. These are starting to filter into the public eye via their FaceBook page.
The Wahgi shield from Papua New Guinea that has been travelling with the Art Show to date has be withdrawn by the owner, but is to be replaced with the large metal shield below.
A new sculpture from Ian McLeod Come let me show you my cave has also been leaked:
It certainly appears that the words of Dame Quentin Bryce at the Toowoomba opening have certainly been heard, as this is just one of many of the new pieces that seem to have a distinct Diana flavour.
Kingston has apparently been very busy, producing a number of new wood cut outs, and his experiments with weathered and textured timber appear to paying off with some beautiful results.
A particularly stunning piece is a Snakes and Ladders game, another of Kingston's works and perhaps designed to accompany the very impressive Chess Set already with the Show. Described as GIANT, one hopes it may even be playable! Again, nice to see Diana make an appearance on the box.
But perhaps the pieces de resistance are by Dick Frizzell. Frizzell is a wonderful artist, faithful to the style of Wilson McCoy, and if these, Exhausted Phantom and Mufti Day, are as impressive in real life as his other Phantom work, then the art lovers of Broken Hill are in for a real treat.
The Phantom Art Show opens at the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery on September 30th, and runs until November 13th 2016.