Reinterpreting the Music of Midnight Oil in ‘Gunbarrel Highway’


Photo by Maclay Heriot

Gunbarrel Highway is an ode to Australian music greats, Midnight Oil.

The brainchild of Izrayl Brinsdon and illustrator Marcus Dixon, the exhibition reinterprets the Oils music and lyrics into tees given the green light by Garrett himself.

“I interviewed Peter Garrett earlier in the year and after that, I realised I had so many people around me who still showed so much support for the band. It seemed only fitting to pay homage to the band through an exhibit. Marcus and I live in Newcastle and meet for coffee a few times a week and talk shit basically, that’s how the idea came about. I have always been into Marcus’ illustrations so it was a perfect scenario,” says Izrayl.

Gunbarrel Highway is on for one night only this Thursday the 29th from 6PM, at Freda’s Basement in Chippendale, Sydney. The good people at The Grifter have backed the event and will be slinging cheap beer on the evening, with a party of era-appropriate sound to follow.

Cheap beer and a night paying homage to The Oils? See you there.

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