More documentation from the Bon Scott Project Exhibition is still trickling through. Here are some great photos from the launch night showing the crowd fascinated with Bon’s letters. At one stage I noticed the door had to be shut, and people could come in only when someone else went out.
In the low light, I cranked up the shutter speed of my camera and tried to get a few close-ups of people engrossed in the letters. So here they are:
At the launch, James told me he’d just flown in from Melbourne, but he’d still managed to squeeze in a visit to the bronze statue of Bon. While admitting that this was probably the most challenging piece of statuary to be undertaken in recent memory, James had a few observations to make about the work.
First, he thought that the artist Greg James had got Bon’s package “just right”. However, he was not impressed with three aspects of the statue: the hair (“it’s too much like a perm!”); the teeth (“too perfect, Bon’s were more crooked”) and the tattoos (“where were they? what was Bon without his tatts?”)…
(thanks to James, via Katie, for those pix!)
Oh, and if you go to the West online Bon Scott page, there’s a set of images from the launch of the exhibition (look under “Media Centre” for “Opening night of the Bon Scott Project”).