Internationally acclaimed Australian Pop painter Johnny Romeo makes his audacious Canberra debut with his electrifying mini retrospective, GUNS’N’POSES. The exhibition hosted by Aarwun Gallery, brings together iconic Romeo works from all over Australia and the world that have never been seen before in Canberra. Recalling the giddy excitement of an old-school mix tape, GUNS’N’POSES delivers an eclectic selection of visual jams that showcase Johnny Romeo as the leading force in the global Neo-Expressionist Pop Art movement. The artist’s bombastic and unapologetically rambunctious Kitsch Pop works fuse off-beat humour, sly cultural references and surreal imagery to re-imagine Pop culture icons in thrillingly original and often surprising ways. We invite you to come and see Australia’s King of Pop at his irreverent best as he explores our fascination with the gunners and the posers of Pop Culture – the trailblazers, and those comfortable to ride on their coat-tails.
Join us to open this dazzling exhibition on Saturday 8 September at 6 pm with drinks, DJ Genie and Artist Interview by the fabulous Bree Winchester, Arts Journalist for the Canberra Times.
All are warmly welcomed / RSVP essential
Welcome to Aarwun Gallery. We are proud to have been part of the cultural fabric of Canberra for over eighteen years. We describe our collection as rich and eclectic. Old and new works hang side by side on our walls. We represent some of Australia's finest classical landscape and portrait artists as well as carrying a wide portfolio of stunning contemporary works. Heritage treasures from Norman Lindsay, Pro Hart and David Boyd sit alongside exquisite dot works from the indigenous community. Paintings, printmaking, ceramics, glass, bronze and sculpture; we embrace the endless diversity of the best which Australia has to offer. Open seven days and by appointment in the evening, find us on Federation Square in Canberra's Gold Creek.