An Art Show Celebrating 30 Years of the Iconic Screaming Hand Image

Photography by Enzo Amato

In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honour of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years were invited to pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of ‘The Hand’ was on display. Special guest, Jimbo Phillips was there representing the Phillips legacy as well as his own art works which will also be displayed at the show.

Featured International Artists included: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Aye Jay, Bigfoot, Mark ‘fos’ Foster, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, Keith Meek, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Dirty Donny, Justin Forbes, Jason Jessee, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Mouse, Skinner and many the addition of a further exclusive 30+ works of art from some of Australia’s most highly regarded local artists including: Beastman, Dale Bigeni, Ben Brown, Buttons, Otis Carey, Greg Cleveland, Rhys Cooper, Days One, Marcus Dixon, Jack Douglas, Christopher Hancock, Georgia Hill, Idol, Luca Ionescu, Luke Lucas, Marian Machismo, Mayonaize, Meggs, Andy Murphy, Elliott Numskull, Sam Octigan, James Jirat Patradoon, Phibs, Callum Preston, Travis Price, Nicole Reed, George Rose, Glenn ‘Glenno’ Smith, Stay Bold, Ken Taylor, Unwell Bunny, Cat Wall, Mike Watt, Ozzie Wright and 23rd Key.

The kickoff public event will be in Sydney on Thursday 5th of November at aMBUSH Gallery in Central Park, Broadway in Chippendale. The show will then launch in Melbourne on Thursday 12th of November at SoHigh Gallery on Chapel Street, Prahran. The art show will then travel to Taipei, Tokyo, and then back to the USA followed by 15 USA locations including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Austin, Seattle and more.

aMBUSH Gallery
Level 3, Central Park
28 Broadway, Chippendale
Art Show, November 5-8th
Free to Public

SoHigh Gallery
143A Chapel St, Windsor
Art Show, November 12-15th
Free to Public

– TJ