Alasdair Macintyre has been known for some time for his quirky characters and highly detailed works, but since he first dipped his toe into Star Wars territory, this has been what he is best known for. His Stormtroopers put into everyday life (reclining on a beach chair is my favourite) are especially well known, even if you may not instantly recognise the artist's name.
This particular exhibition, The Long Martch, has not been shown before and combines the concept of the marching army, with the journey of the artist through time. Using Stormtroopers, the lonely voyage of the artist is directly painted upon the armour of each trooper, in an homage to those who have gone before, as well as a nod to contemporary tattoo culture.
If you love contemporary art or Star Wars you should come to this. If you love both, then it is not to be missed. The opening should be a cracker too with an expected turnout of the 501st Regiment (guys who dress up in realistic Stormtrooper gear for the fun of it), and it's free. The opening is on Thursday 15 May 2014 at 6.30pm at the Redcliffe City Art Gallery. Just call 3283 0415 to book.