'Hardlines’: My life in bad behaviour: an exhibition by Professor Mario Minichiello

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Internationally acclaimed Political Artist, Illustrator and Designer, Professor Mario Minichiello, from the School of Creative Industries is holding an exhibition of his work in early March. The exhibition presents drawings, paintings, and printmaking taken from a range of topics in a career spanning over 30 years as a professional artist.

Professor Mario Minichiello Art

Internationally acclaimed Political Artist, Illustrator and Designer, Professor Mario Minichiello, from the School of Creative Industries is holding an exhibition of his work in early March.

With a global following, Mario’s work tackles contemporary issues with poignancy and evocation. He has received acclaim from many in the creative industry and beyond. Visual Culture in Britain journal touted him as ‘one of Britain’s most skilled, perceptive and provocative illustrators. His work has been nonmined for a number of prestigious awards including Design and Art Direction and was part of the BBC Newsnight winning BAFTA award.

Mario is a world-leading design professor and co-author of the book, “Reportage Illustration: Visual Journalism.” He is passionate about the role of illustration in connecting people in powerful ways with news and current affairs. His impressive career includes visual reporting on significant events from the Afghanistan war, the Spycatcher Trials, and several other major subjects. His work has appeared in the BBC, the Guardian, the Times, among others. “Drawn reportage is slow food – it’s wave after wave of observation. It’s more like writing.” says Minichiello.

In his role as Professor of Design in the School of Creative Industries, Mario and his team are using visual communication tools, design, animation, film, and visual effects to help new research drive real change.

The Exhibition details are as follows:

Exhibition: ‘HARDLINES’:  MY LIFE IN BAD BEHAVIOUR

Date: 2-7 March 2021 with special event on Friday 5 March

Location: DuckRabbit Studio, 138 Little Eveleigh St, Redfern

Overview: Mario presents drawings, paintings, and printmaking taken from a range of topics in a career spanning over 30 year as a professional artist. These works include commissions from worldwide media organisation such as BBC, and the Guardian UK, as well as works inspired by the process of living and connecting with the world and reflecting the behaviour of its people. Mario’s Work is in both national and private collections around the world, his work can be purchased at the exhibition.

Learn more about Professor Mario Minichiello and his work here


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