F.A.Q.s


Some Frequently Asked Questions.

Email lucas[at]bonscottblog.com if you have any more questions…

Who is Bon Scott?

What is The Bon Scott Blog?

Who is The Bon Scott Blogger?

What is The Bon Scott Project?

When and where is the Bon Scott exhibition?

What will be shown at the Bon Scott exhibition?

Tell me about the Bon Scott Photographic Project!

Tell me about the Bon Scott Electronic Sign Project!

What about the new Bon Scott Bronze Statue?

Who is funding all this Bon Scott stuff?

Who designed the little Bon Scott Lego Man at the top of the page?

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Who is Bon Scott?

Bon Scott was the lead singer of Aussie hard rock band AC/DC until his untimely death from alcohol poisoning in 1980. He is revered around the world as one of the greatest front men in rock history. For more on Bon, click here.
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What is the Bon Scott Blog?

The Bon Scott Blog is a project by Sydney Artist Lucas Ihlein. Between January and May 2008, Lucas will run a blog in which he describes his experience of coming to know the life and work of great Aussie Rocker Bon Scott. At the beginning of the project, Lucas was not a fan of AC/DC. You can read about his process of immersion! He is meeting fans, visiting cemeteries, chasing up Bon’s old friends and lovers, attending concerts, and listening to a lot of heavy rock.

Do get in touch with your Bon stories, opinions, ideas, recordings, photos, and movies.
Do let me know of any tribute bands, mad collectors, obsessive fans, or cultural studies professors who might enrich our understanding of the life and work of Mr Ronald (“Bon”) Scott.
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Who is The Bon Scott Blogger?

I’m Lucas Ihlein, an artist living in Sydney, Australia. I sometimes do blogging-as-art projects. For instance, in 2005, I spent 2 months blogging about the small country town of Kellerberrin, in Western Australia. The next year, I did the same thing in my own suburb, Petersham. Or you can read my all-purpose, not-very-often-updated blog over here.

I’m beginning this project, in January 2008, as “non-fan” of Bon Scott and AC/DC. Or, to be more specific: I’m not “against” their work…it just hasn’t, for whatever reason, crossed my radar. So this blog will, possibly, track my evolution from ignorance to fandom. Who knows? Feel free to influence me as you wish… Simply leave a comment after a post, or email me: lucas[at]bonscottblog[dot]com

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What is The Bon Scott Project?

Between January and June, 2008, The Fremantle Arts Centre is presenting “The Bon Scott Project” to celebrate the life and times of Bon Scott. Bon grew up in Fremantle, and is buried there in the cemetery, where is grave is the destination for thousands of pilgrims each year. It is only fitting that the Fremantle Arts Centre should pay homage to Bon! There will be a big programme including performances, exhibitions and new art commissions (including this blog!) and even an exhibition of Bon’s letters (he was a prolific letter writer) curated by Katie Dyer.
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When and where is the Bon Scott exhibition?

The exhibition runs from 17 May to 29 June 2008
Fremantle Arts Centre
1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Open daily 10am – 5pm, Free admission.
Phone +61 8 9432 9555
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What will be shown at the Bon Scott exhibition?

There will be artworks by a range of artists from all over Australia, in media as diverse as photography, sculpture, printmaking, interactive digital art, site specific installations and text based works.

The artists include Guy Benfield (US), Adam Cullen (NSW), Rebecca Dagnall (WA), Alex Gawronski (NSW), Ian Haig (VIC), Matthew Hunt (WA), Lucas Ihlein (NSW), Richard Lewer (VIC), Michael Moran (NSW), Ryan Nazzari (WA), Vanila Netto (WA), Scott Redford (QLD), Eli Smith (WA), Martin Smith (QLD) and Tanja Visosevic (WA).

There will also be an exhibition of Bon Scott’s letters, curated by Katie Dyer.

AND! Hot off the press, a bespoke Bon Scott tribute band has been assembled, which will perform at the exhibition launch. The band is called FAC/DC and will feature luminaries from various Fremantle rock acts. It will be a “super group” of sorts… Watch this space for more details…
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Tell me about the Bon Scott Photographic Project!

Fremantle artist Rebecca Dagnall is calling for Bon Scott fans to come forward and present themselves to be photographed. Bec is interested not just in you, but in your special place. The place where you’ve set up a shrine to Bon in your own home, your den, your office, your garage, the local pool hall… Wherever it is that you have set aside a little bit of your space for Bon and the boys. For all the details, click here.

Tell me about the Bon Scott Electronic Sign Project!

There’s a red LCD sign you can see from your car as you drive over the old bridge into Fremantle. This sign has been made available to us by the Fremantle Chamber of Commerce during the exhibition. Every day messages from fans from all around the world will be beamed up onto the sign! Stay tuned for details on how you can get involved! The screen looks like this.
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What about the new Bon Scott Bronze Statue?

On February 24, 2008, at a memorial celebration concert, a new bronze statue of AC/DC singer Bon Scott was unveiled.

The bronze statue was paid for via tireless fundraising by fans from the WA Bon Scott Fan Club. The statue was made by Fremantle artist Greg James and his team of tireless assistants.
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Who is funding all this Bon Scott stuff?

The Bon Scott Blog was commissioned by the Fremantle Arts Centre as part of the Bon Scott Project.

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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The Bon Scott Letters Project is kindly supported by the Gordon Darling Foundation.

Who designed the little Bon Scott Lego Man at the top of the page?

*The header image used on the Bon Scott Blog is courtesy of “That Kid From SF” – check out all his Lego rock legends here! Thanks SF!
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1 Response to “F.A.Q.s”


  • Hi,

    Just been reading through the Blog. Its brilliant loads of useful information. I work for the local Musuem in Kirriemuir, where Bon Scott was born. We have a permanent exhbition here at the Museum for Bon Scott and every year durning Bonfest (We have a huge Bon Scott Festival every year in the Town)We have a much larger Bon Exhibition. For which we are always looking for fresh ideas and objects to display.

    The Blog has made fascinating reading.

    So Many Thanks

    Ruth Nelson
    Museum Assistant

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