The Phantom Art Show

The Phantom Art Show first premiered at the Australian Galleries located at 15 Roylston Street, Paddington, NSW, Australia on the 9th of December, 2014 thru until the 21st of December, 2014. Likely due to its success, the curators Peter Kingston and Dietmar Lederwasch decided to take the exhibition on the road.

As seen on the back covers of The Phantom Art Show exhibit program, the Australian tour began on the 7th of February, 2015 thru until the 29th of October, 2017.

In 2018, The Phantom Art Show visited Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea and Los Angeles in the United States.

Over the 4 years, there were a total of 12 events scheduled at various Art Galleries, Museums and Art Centers. All exhibits utilized the same Art Show program, later events were stamped on the back cover to indicate location.

  • Wollongong Art Gallery (7 Feb 28 thru June 2015)
  • Artspace Mackay (11 Dec 2015 thru 24 Jan 2016)
  • Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery (4 June thru 10 July 2016)
  • Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (30 Sept thru 13 Nov 2016)
  • Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (9 Dec 2016 thru 26 Feb 2017)
  • Bunker Cartoon Gallery Coffs Harbour (10 March thru 21 May 2017)
  • Newcastle Art Gallery (10 June 20 thru Aug 2017)
  • Manly Art Gallery & Museum (8 Sept thru 29 Oct 2017)
  • Yellow House Potts Point
  • Port Moresby Papa New Guinea 2018
  • Los Angeles (10 Feb thru 2 March 2018)  

The exhibition included the works of forty artists including Dick Frizzell, Charles Blackman, Kevin Connor, Elisabeth Cummings, Reg Mombassa, Michael Bell, Garry Shead and Greg Weight.

A limited number of canvas sew-on patches, t-shirts and postcards, with Dick Frizzell’s The Phantom “Mufti Day” were for sale. Throughout the various exhibits, limited edition collectibles were for sale from t-shirts to tea towels, from postcards to prints.

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre

The Tweed Regional Art Gallery featured The Phantom Art Show from the 9th of December, 2016 thru until the 26th of February, 2017.

Below we see a postcard sized advertisement card.

Bunker Cartoon Gallery

The Bunker Cartoon Gallery featured The Phantom Art Show from the 10th of March, 2017 thru until the 14th of May 2017.

Manly Art Gallery & Museum

The Manly Art Gallery & Museum featured The Phantom Art Show from the 8th of September, 2017 thru until the 29th of October 2017.