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Anthony Lister: Culture is Over

The famed Australian artist is hosting a tenth anniversary pop-up in Kings Cross.
By Marissa Ciampi
July 06, 2019
By Marissa Ciampi
July 06, 2019

Considered Brisbane's Banksy by many, famed Australian artist Anthony Lister is at it again. This time, he's launching a ten-year anniversary show in Kings Cross from Wednesday, July 17 — and it's free to the public.

Culture is Over pays homage to the bygone era of Kings Cross as the thriving cultural hub of our city. The exhibition marks ten years since Lister's pop-up event No Win Sitch — which took place in the now-closed Porky's Nite Spot strip club, and helped the artist gain international recognition.

Fittingly, Culture is Over will also take over the old Porky's digs with an exploration of just how much Sydney has changed in the past ten years. This latest installation is inspired by Lister's iconic artwork Moloch of Luna Park, which depicts the unidentified horned man that is said to have terrorised theme park guests back in 1979. Expect paranormal and mythical themes in a mix of painting, sculpture and video installation all of which track how, according to Lister, our city has "lost its soul", thanks to the lockout laws.

Opening night will take place on July 17 from 7–9pm. The free exhibition will then run for one week until July 24, with opening hours from Monday– Friday between 11am–3pm. For serious collectors (and serious fans with some cash to splash), some of Lister's artwork will be available to purchase, too.

Images: Yasmin Suteja.

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