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Tweed Regional Gallery | The Phantom Art Show


Image: Elisabeth Cummings, ‘P K as the Phantom’, 2014, oil on canvas.
The Phantom Art Show, an exhibition inspired by the comic book character, is truly for the young at heart! Nostalgic, surprising and fun, this exhibition celebrates the evolution of this unique heroic character over the past 80 years.

Exhibition co-curators, Dietmar Lederwasch and Peter Kingston write, “Lee Falk created the Phantom in 1936 in New York City. This exhibition is dedicated to his first two Phantom artists, Ray Moore and Wilson McCoy. Us Phantom artists grew up before the digital age when comics were king: Superman, Batman, Nancy and Sluggo, The Little King, Captain Marvel… but none resonate like the Phantom. Youthful obsessions with him linger, taking root in impressionable consciousness and refusing to budge.”

More than 30 artists have contributed their various interpretations of the “Ghost Who Walks” through a variety of media and styles. Participating artists include Charles Blackman, Kevin Connor, Elisabeth Cummings, Reg Mombassa, Euan Macleod, Paul Ryan, Gary Shead and Greg Weight.

This exhibition proves that childhood obsessions can be hard to shake!

Presented in association with Australian Galleries, Sydney.