Don’t Tell Mum I got a Tattoo – An Exhibition by Black Dagger at Photopia Gallery

Don’t Tell Mum I got a Tattoo – An Exhibition by Black Dagger at Photopia Gallery


When you mention tattoo artists or tattoo shops most people have a preconception about what that looks like. Dirty? Rough? Dangerous?? Black Dagger Tattoo is anything but.

Black Dagger Tattoo located on Roseberry Street Gladstone is owned and operated by Tyson Evans and Dan Carmichael. Joined recently by artists Molly Strickland and Rachael Lonie, these young artists have made their mark on tattoo loving Gladstone.

Their upcoming exhibition, Don’t Tell Mum, opens from 11 May at Photopia Studio gallery at Crow Street Creative. Their first group exhibition together, it will present their distinct style of underground art, a diverse range of traditional skills matched with sometimes unexpected and more contemporary subjects in 2d works including paintings, drawings, photographs and digital media.

The exhibition is part of the Curated at Crow program that aims to present emerging artists and create new audience opportunities, that embrace the unique character of the Gladstone Region. Coordinated by emerging curator, Felicia Lloyd, this Regional partnership between Crow Street Creative and Photopia Studio is funded and supported by the Gladstone Region Regional Arts and Development Fund (RADF).

Visitors can meet the artists at the FREE opening night event on Fri 18 May from 6 pm or during special up late opening hours at Crow Street Creative events Friday Night at Crow Street on 11 May and 8 June from 6-9pm and Crow Street Food & Music Fest Sat 26 May 6-9pm.

The artists will be present at Friday Night at Crow Street on 11 May, providing demos in the FREE art workshop space under the stars. Gold coin entry will get you in for a night of live local music, FREE art workshops and demos, gallery open late, great food and drink prices, family friendly with lots of art to make and see.

Exhibition continues MAY 11 – JUNE 8 Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 3 pm