Peter Kingston, co-curator of the Phantom Art Show, is going to be available for a very unique event early next month - a private tour of the Show as it is displayed at the Manly Art Gallery in Sydney.
An Internet look around the exhibition (such as the one we posted last week) pales considerably in comparison to viewing the artworks in real life. The prospect of actually being escorted around the pieces by one of the men responsible for gathering and commissioning them, and indeed contributing a large number himself, is an opportunity that must be strongly considered.
It's a year now since we published the podcast in which we interviewed Peter and his co-curator Dietmar Lederwasch about the exhibition, but anyone who's listened to that would know that Peter is an entertaining and passionate speaker about all things Phantom, and is not backwards in coming forwards in expressing them.
In that podcast he also shared that while he had helped gather the items for the Art Show, there are pieces he loves more than others... there is a certain type of Phantom that appeals to Peter. One can be reasonably well assured that attending his walk and talk on Saturday 7th October will shed some more light on this!
Meanwhile, many attendees of the Art Show in Manly have been inspired to share their photos of their visit via the Show's official Facebook page here, and even to create and share their own Phantom artwork.
One such piece that really tickled Peter's fancy was a contribution by Marshall Smither: