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Battle Jackets: An Exhibition of Denim Expression

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Emerging Brisbane artists flex muscles in show of force
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Raise your weapon. Image courtesy The Brisbane Collective.

In the market for one-of-a-kind fashion? Battle Jackets: An Exhibition of Denim Expression may just be the place to pick up a salvaged, sustainable, spectacular work of art.

Eleven emerging creative artists have been enlisted to up-cycle and re-design 11 denim jackets which will be on display (and available for purchase) for one night only on 24 October 2015.

Originating in bikie subculture, battle jackets have (like tattoos) crossed over into the mainstream. Typically decorated with patches, badges, metal studs and painted artwork, they are designed to make a statement.

Battle Jackets: An Exhibition of Denim Expression celebrates a collaboration between volunteer-run arts network The Brisbane Collective, second-hand and vintage clothing store SWOP and venue for the event Crowbar.

The work shown will be a curated eclectic mix of designed denim jackets by Doominique Furphy, Alex Gillies, Henry Bennett, Jeff Paton, Adriana Mammino, Yah Day, Violet Mermaid, Philip Dearest, Conrad Square, Sloe Motion and Phoebe Paradise.

The bar at Crowbar opens at 5pm, and Jud Campbell, Dane Adamo and QMusic award winner Leanne Tennant will be providing music on the night.

Already own a battle jacket? Wear it to the event and enter the competition to win the 'Jacket of the Day' prize. Entry is $5 per person and the winner takes all!

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Soldier on in style. Image courtesy The Brisbane Collective.

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Why? Signature street wear
When: 24 October 2015, 5pm to 10pm
Where: 243 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry
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