What uses 16 litres of paint, 100 water bombs and has an elusive contributor named Narnia? If you guessed the graffiti version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, you'd only be half right. Strutten is the correct answer, and if you've never heard the name before, it's a webzine celebrating Australia’s local and underground artists, that at the same time aims to educate, support and promote independent art to the wider world.
As we know, most good ideas generate somewhere strange, and Strutten is without exception. It was a cool summer night on a netball court, or so the story goes, and seven friends on the same team decided competitive sports weren't all they were good at, and imagined up a webzine with style. Strutten came into it's own, showcasing Brisbane's unique culture, art, style and musical talents with the mantra 'We love what we like'.
With that said, Strutten are pleased to present their official launch party at Bleeding Heart Gallery on June 17, enlisting the help of twelve of Brisbane's finest individuals. There'll even be giveaways and live music to accompany Strutten's flagship 'We love what we like' exhibition. Did I mention it was free? Also, all the proceeds from bar sales go to a community enterprise that assists communities and marginalised people. Ahh how good is that? Supporting local talent AND helping the community. You good samaritan, you.