Highland Chamber


Fred Fowler, aka Nuroc, rarely writes the same way twice, and over the last 7 years he has used this restlessness as a very specific prism through which to view his ongoing visual investigation of the Word, and knowledge systems and symbolism of the ancients and moderns - both common and great.

Art Exhibition previously on at Until Never in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 18 June 2008 to Saturday 26 July 2008
Launch Wednesday 18 June 2008, 6 to 8pm

Highland Chamber image

Published by anonymous on Saturday 31 May 2008.
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Exposure to art from Oceania and Papua new Guinea at an early age has led Fred to examine patterns, language, imagery and meaning as it appears in traditional societies, and apply the learning to his contribution and deciphering of the native urban culture he inhabits. Different spaces, different chambers, different surfaces, different audiences, different contexts, different interfaces, all demand a new vernacular, a new style, a new mythology, a new centre of gravity, a new law of configuration.

The great New York graffiti artist and theoretician Rammelzee (widely acknowledged as the inventor of Wild Style, and an important influence on Fowler) has said “Knowledge knowledge knowledge, the elevation of Wild Style knowledge is concluded as a SYMBOL DESTROYER, ARMORED, MEDIEVAL MECHANISM”. He is not talking about academic knowledge but about the personal need to be curious about the world and incorporate all what fascinates you into the mix.

Living by that sword, Highland Chamber is the long awaited exhibition by Fred Fowler, honed by years of freestyle street writing and incorporating camouflaged iconoclasm with styles influenced by Oceanic art, the dissection of pervasive corporate symbolism, and pattern making as both guardian and giver of knowledge.


6PM to 8PM :: Wednesday June 18 :: 2008
(until July 26)
Gallery hours :: Wednesday to Saturday 12-6pm
2nd flr 3-5 Hosier Lane :: Enter from Rutledge Lane :: Melbourne CBD :: AUSTRALIA