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REVIEW: Sailor Jerry Exhibition at The Edwards

I’m all about the early afternoon experience. Especially when you can combine that early afternoon experience with beer, live music, and really really cool art then I’m totally in like Flynn. Over the weekend, I got to combine all three as the travelling Sailor Jerry exhibition, “Origins Of the Original,” rolled into the Edwards once again.

It was the perfect day to simply sit back, take in the haze of Saturday afternoon and ease on in to the weekend. For those not in the know, Norman Collins, aka Sailor Jerry was a prominent tattoo artist whose influence and legacy is still widely renowned and respected amongst both the art world and tattoo communities today.

In celebration of his work, many exhibitions and showcases are held across the world, and Novocastrians were lucky enough to catch a glimpse over the weekend. The event itself was pretty spaced out in terms of directing focus towards the artwork which was tucked out the back in a portable pop up van type scenario. But, if you could dodge the hipsters drinking out of cans you could pretty much get a clear run to take in the amazing display or original works.

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A packed out afternoon crowd were also treated to a stellar performance by local kids The Owls as well as the ever delightful Nicholas Connors. What more could you really want from a Saturday afternoon? The Edwards is always an absolute delight in my books, and one of my favourite local watering holes.

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Written by Laura Kebby

I write words about talented people doing talented things, and translate chatter by putting pen to paper.

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