Death Metal Hands was a collection of new paintings and drawings from three of Australia’s finest illustrators/artists, Sonny Day, James Jirat Patradoon and Ken Taylor. The show was the culmination of a long-running conversation, giving each artist a great excuse to finally talk to someone else at the party, or just get another drink.
7 December 2017
Down / Under Space @ Freda’s Chippendale, Sydney.
A small selection of new paintings displayed with 3 new board designs for Pass~port Skateboards
30 June - 2 July 2017
Mondo Gallery, Austin Texas
"We are all going to die. That sounds morbid but that's the truth. Funerals are solemn affairs but what if as a parting gift you could share the music that represents you? These small works are celebration of my love of life and music and how that drives my work. Each painting stands in for a song from a playlist that would be played at my funeral."
We're thrilled to welcome Sonny Day of Australian-based design duo webuyyourkids back to the Mondo Gallery for his second solo show, ALL THE FLOWERS AT MY FUNERAL. The exhibit will feature a collection of acrylic paintings on wood panel inspired by songs that would be played at his funeral.
The Opening Reception (Listening Party) will take place Friday, June 30th from 6-10PM. Funeral attire suggested.
Said Creative Director Rob Jones: "It’s no secret, if you get to know me past a Sundaysmile, that I’m a miserable crank. You can ask Mitch, it’s exhausting. I’m saying this because Sonny’s show is one event I know that will make me naturally smile. You know in the movies when somebody has some magic, they look back at the camera, and grins as a giant cartoonish star twinkle erupts from their eye…usually with a little ding sound. Sonny is the most likely candidate of actually having that power, doubly so for his art."
21 - 23 July 2015
Mondo Gallery, Austin Texas
MIND INTERN was an interactive showcase of paintings and drawings.
The show centered around the idea of anxiety, and what would happen if it were possible to delegate all the stress and worry in your life to an intern so you could get on with more important things. The works presented showed what a Mind Intern has to deal with on a daily basis.
For two days prior to the show opening, the public was invited to visit the gallery and have Sonny draw their portrait and capture their Mind Intern, like a sketch artist. Additionally, Sonny welcomed visitors to create their very own illustrations, which ere hung alongside the main body of work.
Central Park, Broadway Sydney.
Live painting and interactive animation in collaboration with Ramus Illumination and Broached Commissions
20 November - 13 December 2014
Lamington Drive, Melbourne
Footballers toting oversized lipstick, figures plunging into the abyss and plenty of banana motifs featured in Sonny’s first solo show at the Jacky Winter HQ and Gallery in Collingwood.