January, 2023

This is a repeating event

20jan10:00 am5:00 pmDavo Is Shazam 01.02.19-01.02.22Artist: Stan Barnes10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

Launch: Thursday 19 January 2023, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Dates: 20 January – 18 February 2023
Times: Tuesday – Friday, 10am–5pm and Saturday 10am–2pm

Friday, February 1, 2019, artist Stan Barnes went to the pub with some friends. Burgers were eaten, a song was ‘Shazamed’ and a daily occurrence began.

Stan heard a song playing in the pub that he liked. He didn’t have the Shazam phone app so couldn’t find out what the song was. Someone Shazamed it for him and someone set a notification in Stan’s phone to repeat every morning at 9am.

Davo Is Shazam

Every day since, Stan has taken a screen shot of the phone notification when it pops up, then texts it to his friend Davo.


Artist bio

For years, Stan Barnes has honed his stylised paintings, largely inspired by the designs and colour pallet of the VHS era and the 70s and 80s. But, Stan took audiences on a nostalgic trip back to the video rental store experience in Good Video, January, 2022. His first solo exhibition installation that saw an entire street front gallery turned in to a video shop.
As an artist, Stan has tried to push boundaries but with an ease of accessibility. Good Video was a great testament to that, focussed on nostalgia whilst being a primarily conceptual work.
Davo Is Shazam aims to continue to make art not only conceptual but relatable. It also has a very meticulous archival nature to it, something that fascinates the artist.

In recent years Stan has exhibited in groups shows around Tasmania and in Melbourne. A regular part of Monaista, Contemporary Arts Tasmania Members Show and Glenorchy Open Exhibition as well as his debut solo show being part of the Mona Foma 2022 program.
Davo Is Shazam is Stan Barnes’s second major solo exhibition.


(Friday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre - Exhibit Space

23-27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

January 21, 2023 10:00 amJanuary 24, 2023 10:00 amJanuary 25, 2023 10:00 amJanuary 26, 2023 10:00 amJanuary 27, 2023 10:00 amJanuary 28, 2023 10:00 amJanuary 31, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 1, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 2, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 3, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 4, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 7, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 8, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 9, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 10, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 11, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 14, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 15, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 16, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 17, 2023 10:00 amFebruary 18, 2023 10:00 am