Blacktown Arts Centre
2 June – 6 August, 2016
Start time: 10.00AM
It’s Our Thing is an exhibition inspired by chance encounters between some of Australia’s founding hip-hop crews and visual artists in Blacktown in the early 1990s.
It’s Our Thing revisits the emergence of this dynamic sub-culture and examines how the collaborative practices and styles of hip-hop culture have influenced the work of contemporary artists Khaled Sabsabi and Minky Rawat.
Sabsabi and Rawat will present new and archival artworks, alongside works by some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century – Joseph Beuys, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
Pioneering hip-hop crew Def Wish Cast and emerging local act Soul Benefits will perform at the exhibition opening on Thursday 2 June from 6pm.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors to Blacktown Arts Centre can participate in free artist-led workshops, and a panel discussion with the artists and curators which will include explore hip-hop culture in Blacktown now, and in the 1990s, and feature a demonstration of analogue sound mixing by Khaled Sabsabi (6 July).