“[Bunk News] is a collaborative group of friends and artists where each person is bringing different media, styles, skill sets and perspectives into one somewhat focused direction,” says Ben Brown, one of the four founders of Bunk News and a fine arts student in the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) program. “We also try to work with a lot of other artists, both visual and otherwise, to bring circles together and continually meet more of the dope people doing dope things in this city and elsewhere.”
Bunk News was formed in 2005 when several local artists, namely Brown, Graham Nelson, Davey Howard and Chris Liedtke, crossed paths and began making art, amongst other things. Their early art shows were held in a small apartment in Coryville, where they would move every piece of furniture into one room and hang art everywhere else for visitors to check out.
As the group evolved over the next three years, more artists joined the Bunk crew, including Pat Mulrey, Tim Larson, Steve Adkins and Chris Adams. In February, Brown made the decision with Adams to “legitimize what [they] were trying to do” by renting a warehouse in the West End, which has become the Bunk Warehouse and serves as the collective’s headquarters.
This weekend they're holding a campout in a re-created forest installation.