Rites Of Passage 2016 Tattoo, Music and Art Festival – Day 3. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. 24-04-2016.

Photos Kim Anderson – Shoot The Wicked Witch.

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Rites Of Passage 2016 Tattoo, Music and Art Festival – Day 1. Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. 22-04-2016.

Photos Carl Neumann.

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RITES OF PASSAGE Tattoo & Art Festival 2015, Melbourne. Fri 24 – Sun 26 April.

Words Anthony Moore
Photos Adam Russ – Right Eye Media Australia

Rites of Passage 2015 will be our third year of covering the event and it’s always a massive highlight on the calendar. Held annually at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, Melbourne, it gets bigger and better each year and 2015 is looking to be massive! It’s held this week over the Anzac Day long weekend from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April. With world renowned feature artists like Shigenori Iwasaki (Yellowblaze), Nikko Hurtado (Black Anchor), Carlos Torres (Sullen Art Collective) and Franco Vescovi (The Vatican), as well as another 240 artists from Australia and around the world listed on the ROP site, the event is definitely always one not to miss! As 22 year US veteran Jime Litwalk said at last years event, “It’s not often you get to walk a floor and see the calibre of artists like this, it’s a great show!”

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