welcome to the 2nd annual rites of passage tattoo convention & arts festival 2012
a three day arts, tattoo and music festival with a focus on tattoo history & culture held at the royal exhibition building carlton gardens melbourne. This will be your chance to see or be tattooed by some of the worlds respected, renowned and up-and-coming tattooists who will be show casing their artwork on living canvas.
August 6, 2012
Ahoj dear ROPpers,
Team ROP would like to sincerely apologise not only for the lack of update but also to inform the news that after much though we have decided there will be a slight change in our plans…
The 3rd Rites of Passage will no longer be in 2013 HOWEVER we will be back again in full force for 2014. Website re-vamp, photos of 2012 show, footage and confirmed dates for April 2014 will be announced in the very near future so please, pretty please stay tuned!
We thank you so much for your patience and hope that you all have a fabulous 2012! We promise the wait will be worth it!
You know ya’ll rock and much LOVE xxx
Ps, oh and there is just one more cheeky little request from us ~ below is a link to our survey which we would love if you could please take the time to fill out – this will ensure we continue to take the right steps to creating a show that everyone can enjoy which ofcourse will in turn, put a smile on our dials “wink” xxx
(Please click on link below for ROP survey)
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June 2, 2012
Wow, time really does fly.. Humble apologies for the month long siesta folks! Team ROP have had to take some time out after the amazing weekend at the 2nd Rites of Passage Tattoo Convention & Arts Festival 2012! Thank you so much to EVERYONE for your support!
We will be back very soon with pictures (from several amazing photographers) & footage from the show, our site will also be getting a slight re-vamp and then its full steam ahead ~ 2013 here we come xx
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April 27, 2012
The closest ATM is in the Melbourne Museum Forecourt, or bring ya dooshies with ya
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April 26, 2012
1. An acute contagious disease transmitted through close contact.
Usually leaving permanent scars.
2. Spawned from the misspent youths of a puppeteer and a
storyteller, Smallpox Theatre is the collaboration of Splatt & Lark, two multi-
disciplinary, Melbourne based theatre makers.
The sweet nostalgic styling of this troupe drips like molasses off the tail of a
dead cat. The dark, twisted surrealism that engulfs the Smallpox world marries
puppetry, mime, clowning and sideshow to create a mode of visual storytelling
that is intimate, poetic and grotesquely playful.
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