Following the success of his walkthrough art experience Blinking into the Sunlight in 2019, renowned street-artist Mysterious Al presents SPOOKHOUSE – a new multi-sensory art exhibition experience set inside a re-imagined fairground ghost train at HoMie’s Warehouse, Collingwood from 19 March 2021.
Visitors enter a huge nondescript warehouse and are faced with an impressive 12 metre by 4 metre set piece containing Mysterious Al’s art exhibition ghost train. Climb aboard a rickety cart and journey through a twisting labyrinth of animated characters, paintings, projections and special effects created by Al.
Two years in the making, the immersive ghost train ride will surprise at every twist and turn as the eyes of Al’s iconic mask sculptures move and illuminate. The world first concept continues the artist’s long history of hosting art exhibitions in unusual spaces. Fans of Al’s work will recognise his distinctive style.
SPOOKHOUSE showcases 70 new works that will haunt the ten-person ghost train and inhabit an adjoining gallery space. It’s artwork meets robotics, and Mysterious Al delivers a one-of-a-kind experience brimming with art and filled with scares, mystery and a touch of humour.
Featuring paintings, projections and the artist’s first foray into sculpture – SPOOKHOUSE challenges the way we interpret and consume art by playing on the nostalgia of a traditional 1950’s ghost train.
“There aren’t many travelling ghost trains in Australia, so finding the right one involved going down a few rabbit holes. The machine we sourced will have to travel through three states to get here,” says Al.
After the ride, visitors step straight into a gallery space of Al’s paintings and paper works. All artwork is for sale and limited-edition merchandise is exclusively available on site during
Mysterious Al is a contemporary artist from London UK; living and working in Melbourne, Australia since 2011. Al rose to fame in the early 2000’s through the explosion of street art, developing a notoriety for his colourful, energetic works. Al’s current paintings are based on ancient tribal masks, reimagined in wild contemporary colours.
His work is striking and fun. But look closer and you’ll see fragility, vulnerability and pieces that poke fun at man’s psyche and a fragile sense of self. Mysterious Al has shown extensively at galleries and art fairs worldwide and has collaborated with major brands such as Levis, Vans, Carhartt, Adidas, Eastpak and more.
HoMie’s Warehouse, 35 – 53 Emma Street, Collingwood
Exhibition: 19 – 28 March 2021
Information and Bookings: www.mysteriousal.com
Image: Mysterious Al with some of his creations – courtesy of the Artist