Ink links in frame at new show
ARTISTS taking inspiration from tattoo culture will be displaying their works at Pinnacles Gallery for the next two months.
Permanent Mark showcases the influences of tattoo culture on contemporary art and explores the two industries and their increasing interconnection.
Regan “HA HA” Tamanui from New Zealand has joined 15 other national and international artists to display his works.
“My art is a repetitive style. The images are from old school from 100 years ago that they used to have in New Zealand and I’ve reproduced them in a modern context,” Mr Tamanui said.
“The gallery is really awesome, I think it has been curated really well. It is bringing artists together who work in the kind of genre of tattooing or who are influenced by tattooing.
“My work is old school Maori images that kind of accentuate Maori facial tattoos.”
Mr Tamanui will also be painting a mural on the side of a three- storey building in Denham Lane while he is in Townsville. Permanent Mark will run at Pinnacles Gallery until August 16.
TATT’S ARTY: Regan
‘ HA HA’ Tamanui’s work is in the