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WA Street Artist, Handbrake, Will Unveil A Hand-Painted Chopper At This New Exhibition

By Claire Logan
11th May 2021

If you’re not too clued up on the world of street art, the name Hans Bruechle—aka Handbrake—might not mean too much. But it really should, and here’s why… 

The internationally renowned WA street artist has worked with major global brands like McDonalds, Red Bull, Footlocker, Mercedes Benz, Crystal Head Vodka, Skullcandy and The Stone Temple Pilots. His epic designs have landed on everything from motorbikes, skateboards, denim jackets—heck, he’s even painted live on a new Porsche Taycan electric sports car at their VIP unveiling. And now, he’s back with his second solo exhibition ever, Chaos Rising. 

Taking place at the Old Pickle Factory in West Perth on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 May, the exhibition will feature 30 original Handbrake artworks, plus a custom Rogue Motorcycles display and an award-winning hand-painted Café Racer motorbike. You'll also find Handbrake’s signature hand-painted denim jacket line, skateboard decks, merchandise and apparel on display and available to purchase. But the main attraction has to be the huge hand-painted turbo charged helicopter (a Robinson R66 to be exact) he'll be unveiling. Yep, pretty chaotic!

If you want the full Handbrake experience, make sure you come down from 6.30pm Saturday night. This is the 18+ opening and it’s going to be one seriously wild party. We’re talking custom-created cocktails in collaboration with West Winds Gin that feature Handbrake’s very own edible art, non-stop party tunes thanks to DJ Mike de Wet and DJ Melotyx, plus free eats from RoyAl’s Chicken and Burgers (yes, free). Better yet, you can even score yourself some free ink, with two tattoo artists live-tattooing flash designs (by Handbrake himself, of course) at the exhibition.

Can’t make it Saturday? You can always swing by between 9am and 5pm Sunday for a more chilled affair.

Either way, entry is completely free but if his last exhibition is anything to go by, you might want to come down early if you want to add a piece to your collection. 

The Details

What: Chaos Rising Exhibition by Hans Bruechle—aka Handbrake
When: 6.30pm ‘til late Saturday 29 May (18+ event) and 9am ‘til 5pm Sunday 30 May

Where: The Old Pickle Factory, West Perth
Cost: Free

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Image credit: Supplied

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