Space Invaders

Curated by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Toured nationally in 2010/11 – National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne & Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo

Featured more than 40 artists

The video below is a short documentary produced to accompany the exhibition featuring HA-HA, RONE, VEXTA, LISTER & JAMES DODD

Drawn entirely from the collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the first Australian institution to have collected this type of work, Space invaders: australian . street . stencils . posters . paste-ups . zines . stickers surveys the past 10 years of Australian street art. Featuring 150 works by over 40 Australian artists, this exhibition celebrates the energy of street-based creativity and recognises street stencils, posters, paste-ups, zines and stickers as comprising a recent chapter in the development of Australian prints and drawings..

Space invaders looks at artists and their iconic street-based works at the point of their transition from the ephemeral to the collectable and from the street to the gallery.