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B-Grade at Black Penny

Fake '80s movie posters for the B-grade films you'll wish were coming soon.
By Jack Arthur Smith
June 09, 2014
By Jack Arthur Smith
June 09, 2014

Attention all movie-loving art buffs, feast your eyes on this little cheesy morsel of an exhibition. For one week only from June 10, Surry Hills' Black Penny will stock the walls with B-Grade, an exhibition of '80s-inspired movie posters entirely devised by a whole host of Sydney creative folk.

And by entirely devised we mean 100 percent fake. Illustrator Sam Shennan, in conjunction with Black Listed gallery, asked a list of 30+ artists, illustrators and street artists to come up with their own terribly ridiculous, wonderfully camp ideas for films that might have been.

Expect to see a whole heap of weird, wonderful and downright tongue in cheek imaginings from some of this city’s most up-and-coming talent — from the blaxploitation revenge flick Black Bonnie ("They killed Black Clyde, now she'll kill them.") to the "unspeakable horror that gave way to natural passion," giant octopus romance The Creature Who Loved Me.

Entry is free and the buzz behind this fun little exhibition is high, so we suggest you scuttle down to Bourke Street and raise a glass to the "jaw-dropping 2D" in all its colourful, schlocky glory.

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