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Holy art show!  Prahran’s ArtBoy Gallery do a Batman tribute

Has Gotham’s brooding vigilante really been taking down baddies for 75 years?

As the anniversary approaches, the pop culture fiends at Prahran’s ArtBoy Gallery would hardly miss an opportunity to put on a Batman retrospective. Marc Huntington, co-owner and curator of the exhibition, feels that it’s the superhero’s humanity that renders him such a timeless character: “Fans respect Batman because he isn’t from another planet with superpowers nor a genetically mutated human. Batman is a man, an extremely rich man, protecting Gotham and its citizens against villains all the while wrestling with his own demons. Oh, and gadgets. You gotta love Batman’s gadgets!”

The exhibition will feature artworks from over 40 professional Australian and international artists (rest assured there’s no creepy Deviant Art fan drawings here) who’ve all represented the caped crusader in different ways. Some hark back to the high camp perfection of Adam West’s ’60s Batman, while other might take inspiration from Tim Burton’s 1989 film, which brought us Jack Nicholson as the Joker and that indomitable Prince soundtrack. Some – like Australian artist Scott Triffle’s ‘Batman Universe’ (above) – are just so adorable that you’ll wonder how characters like the Riddler or Two-Face ever gave you the willies.

The exhibition begins on Sunday August 31, and only runs for a couple of weeks. Some of the artwork is available to purchase.

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Riddle Me This? Batman 75th Anniversary Exhibition details

99 Greville St, Prahran 3181

Telephone 03 9939 8993

Nearby Stations: Prahran

Price FREE
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Date 31 Aug 2014-20 Sep 2014

Open Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am-4pm

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