"Cape Town International Tattoo Convention invites you to their annual, tattoo inspired art exhibition, Body of Work.
This is the first event of the 2012 tattoo convention, which takes place at the Waterfront Pavilion from Friday the 27th to Sunday the 29th of January.
The exhibition features work from some of South Africa’s top artists, illustrators, designers and local and international tattooers including: Motel 7, Lorraine Loots, Jade Klara, Raoul Goetze, One Horse Town, Jade Doreen Waller, Jay Gordon, Rico, Frank n Tattoo, Bruce Mackay, Jack walsh, Manuela Gray, Clement de Bruin, Candice Jezk, Kristin Lee Moolman, Dani Loureiro, Travys Owen, Jermey Justice, Mark Splendid, Matthew Oldfield, Danica Ricciardi, Ben Winfield & Janine Kuschke
the exhibition will also be featuring customised motorcycle helmets designed by One Horse Town, Raoul Goetze, Tyler B Murphy, Rico, Derek Baker and Ronald Jacobs - transferred by Ice 7.
For the first time ever the exhibition will include a tattoo inspired 6-whole putt-putt course installation designed by Manuela Gray and Fabriek 8.
This event runs for one night only after which the exhibition will travel to the Waterfront Pavilion and be on display for the duration of the tattoo convention.”
This is interesting. When I began my sculpture I had in the back of my mind an image of myself dressed like this as a child. I couldn’t recall the image exactly, but I new that it existed. Once my sculpture was completed, my parents dug out this photo of me from when I was a wee lad.
I remember watching Dogma quite a while after it came out in 1999 and the Jay and Silent Bob characters brought extra life to the film. Dogma led me to watch the same characters in the film Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Backplayed by Scott Mosier and Kevin Smith. After some years I became aware of Kevin Smith as a comic writer, but never quite paid any attention to Scott Mosier, until this evening when I decided to give them both a Google. Considering it is a good 12 years since Dogma came out I was slightly surprised to see that Scott Mosier no longer looked like the Jay I remembered, whilst Kevin Smith still remains Silent Bob.
One of United Colors of Benetton's 'Unhate' Campaign adverts, depicting U.S. president Barack Obama kissing Chinese leader Hu Jintao (Read more here). I was quite surprised by the lack of people taking interest in the advert, especially as it is situated near the crowded Piazza di Spagna in Rome. Regardless, it is shockingly awesome.