Up Sh*t Creek x Jon Campbell
Jon Campbell’s mix of warmth, grit and humour make him one of Australia’s most exciting contemporary artists. Paintings, cut-outs, banners, neon signs and placards by Campbell celebrate the daily life of the Australian suburb as significant in the making of who we are. His works express a masculine view of the Australian suburban experience, and demonstrate his love of vernacular, popular music and culture, design, sport, advertising and youth culture. He takes materials from the every day and assembles them to create his own sense and meaning. Campbell’s works are often loud and boisterous and, like great pop music, one can’t help but love them.
Jon Campbell’s works are held in collections at the NGV, Melbourne, Sydney’s MCA and Heide Museum of Modern Art among many others.
Jon is the recipient of the 2010 Melbourne Art Foundation Artist Commission, and has produced large-scale work positioned within the Royal Exhibition Building, which will be unveiled during Melbourne Art Fair 2010.