Charles Lomu throws open his garage door for a multi-faceted project that explores notions of how men build community and identity in the sacred space of the neighbourhood barbershop. Featuring new work by renowned photographer Harold David, and candid video interviews with men from Western Sydney, the exhibition opens on Thursday, 11 May 2017. Charles and his young apprentices will also man a pop-up barbershop at Blacktown Arts Centre.
“The Garage Barbershop project recognises that manhood is not determined by age, but by a mature way of life.And our communities, now and in the future, can benefit from the development of young men today.” - Charles Lomu
Garage Barbershop presents a series of photographic portraits by international fashion photographer Harold David that depict modern masculinity; and candid video interviews with men from Western Sydney.
Cuts, Fades & Shades with Charles Lomu and the 'Original 5'
Charles and his young apprentices will also man a pop-up barbershop at Blacktown Arts Centre. (BOOKINGS)
As part of the project, Charles Lomu mentored a group of young men – dubbed the ‘Original 5’ – in barbering as a craft, a culture and a potential career.
Garage Barbershop is presented in partnership with Information and Cultural Exchange
Image: Harold David