October sees the start of the festive season with Halloween. Halloween involves celebrating all things spooky, scary and spine-tingling. This year, why not kick off your Halloween festivities with a range of local, interstate and international talents at The Upside Down. Presented by Espionage Gallery and Splash Adelaide and opening the Friday before Halloween, the outdoor gallery is inspired by this year’s must-watch Netflix series Stranger Things.
Curated by Joshua Smith, the exhibition is set to be a sure-fire hit. After his own solo exhibition of miniatures at DEW earlier in the year, Josh has pulled together over 50 of the best artists, illustrators and craftspeople from all over the world. Including contributors from the USA, Canada and Australia, we are thrilled to see that The Upside Down will feature local Adelaidian talents such as Alphamanta, Tiffany Rysdale and Smith himself.
A collaboration that has seen success in the past, Espionage and Splash are no strangers to outdoor showcases. The duo’s string of accomplishments includes their exhibitions, Spirited, A Studio Ghibli exhibition and Follow the White Rabbit. This time around is set to be no different, with the topical theme and central location of Franklin Street sure to attract the masses keen to get their scare on.
The Upside Down promises to be much more than just pictures on a wall – or on the gates as this exhibition would have it. Expect to be absorbed in the 80’s horror culture, with immersive recreations of scenes from Stranger Things itself. A full size replica of Castle Byers complete with 80’s bikes is sure set the stage perfectly as the centre piece of other scary inspired works. While incredible pieces by the likes of Luke Chevalier and Mat Hede echo the exhibition’s eerie tones perfectly.
We can't wait to get amongst the Stranger Things vibes and get our spooky on amongst what is sure to be an incredible array of works. The exhibition opens October 28th at the Darling Building, to catch all of the updates for the event head on over here!
Where? The Darling Building, 28 Franklin Street, Adelaide.
When? Friday 28th of October 6PM – 9PM AND Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th October 11AM – 5PM.
Header image via the Facebook event. All other images via Joshua Smith.