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#3 Michael Bell

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Michael Bell


Title 

“Good Boy"



Materials

Acrylic Silk-screen on Cotton



 Jacket

Thrills Wanderer Jacket, 12oz denim, size Medium. (to fit chest 38inches/96cm, shoulder to shoulder 18.5inches/47cm approx.)

Designed in Byron Bay, Australia



# High resolution images available upon request - tim@abicus.com.au



Artist Bio

Michael Bell is a Newcastle based artist who has been creating and exhibiting his artwork for over 30 years. Michael has held 21 solo shows in Sydney and Newcastle and has participated in over 150 group shows. Michael has also produced various t-shirt designs, graphics and posters for MAMBO and Triple J. Michael was a regular exhibitor with Sydney gallerist Ray Hughes for over 20 years until the gallery’s closure in late 2015. Michael has been hung in twice in The Archibald Prize and four times in The Sulman Prize at the AGNSW, Sydney.  Michael was the recipient of the Paris Studio at The Cite des Internationale administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2007. Bell’s work is held in many collections including The Australian National Gallery Canberra, Newcastle Art Gallery and Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.



'Back To The Future' will launch in-store at Abicus Newcastle on Thursday 24th November 5-8pm, with the exhibition and online silent auction running through to Sunday 11th December 9pm.



The Charity // Why we love Headspace

Headspace want to see young people thriving, contributing and engaging with their friends, family and community. Headspace is an early intervention health service for 12-25 year olds. Their aim is to reduce the impact of mental health on young people. The awesome team there provide FREE mental health services, drug and alcohol services and social and vocational services to our local youth. Early intervention is the key to addressing youth mental health and it is through community support like this you will be helping Headspace to achieve this.



100% of the profits raised by the 'Back To The Future' silent auction will specifically go toward suicide prevention programs and creative workshops through Headspace Newcastle, NSW Australia.



The Vision

Newcastle based fashion & music store, Abicus has teamed up with Byron Bay based fashion label Thrills because we want to raise awareness and critical funds for youth mental health service Headspace. Together we are curating 'Back To The Future', a unique art exhibition featuring 16 Australian artists' work on 16 denim jackets. 


8 artists from each magical coastal town have produced artworks specifically for the back panel of a classic Thrills denim jacket. We will be exhibiting these at Abicus and you have the opportunity to grab one of these unique jackets via this online silent auction starting 18th November. 100% of the proceeds will go to Headspace. Highest bid wins! 'Back To The Future' will launch in-store at Abicus Newcastle on Thursday 24th November 5-8pm, with the exhibition and online silent auction running through to Sunday 11th December 9pm.



Join #abicusvsthrillsbacktothefuture

Join the silent auction by placing a bid on this jacket. When the auction closes on December 11 at 9pm the person with the highest bid will receive this Jacket. The full proceeds of the bid will be donated to Headspace Newcastle.



More Info

www.rayhughesgallery.com/contemporary-australian/michael-bell

www.headspace.org.au

www.abicus.com.au

www.thrills.co



Abicus. 103 Darby St Cooks Hill, Newcastle, Australia

info@abicus.com.au