Back in Singapore, quick paint over the weekend. Birds are back. #singapore #singaporestreetart #singaporegraffiti #scapeyouthpark #facter #bird #avians #aerosol #montanagold #arteurbano #streetart #graffiti #
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Video - Adnate - Sofles - Smug @ Nothlands
It was an awesome piece and an awesome collab, by some awesome artists. Check out the (and, yet another) mad video from EdInFocus of the whole thing!
“Northland Shopping Centre has commissioned three leading street artists to create a graphic installation that will showcase the personality of Victoria’s largest Shopping Centre in the North.
The three feature artists include Smug, Adnate and Sofles with the four day large-scale installation commencing tomorrow morning.
British talent Smug, who has been hailed globally as one of the world’s most talented photo-realistic street artists, will be teaming up with two of Australia’s leading street artists Adnate and Sofles to collectively design and deliver a unique and ‘North’ inspired graphic.
The world first collaboration comes off the back of a new initiative from Northland Shopping Centre which aims to better utilise its key spaces to help showcase local and international talent, as well as support innovative projects and events.
Michael Bickers, Northland Centre Manager explains. “We wanted to explore the idea of creating more interesting spaces at the centre. A high-profile street art installation was suggested so we took the time to search for the right kind of artists who understood the Northland brand. On discovering local talent Adnate, who is famous for photo-realistic works in Fitzroy, Melbourne’s North and the CBD, we immediately saw a connection. Adnate was keen to be involved and invited internationally renowned Scottish street artist Smug and Brisbane talent Sofles to join the project. Together they have an incredible style supported by their huge fan following – we couldn’t be happier.”
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Exhibition - Welcome to Black Canyon - Melbourne
We have always loved shows curated by Sean morris, and even better than a Sean curated show is him teaming up with Tom Groves from Knock Knock magazine fame for a new project – Black Canyon!
“The first venture from new Australian arts project Black Canyon opens in Melbourne next Friday, August 29.
‘Welcome To Black Canyon’ is set to feature large-scale print work by a lineup of artists from Spain, France, England, Canada, Germany and the USA (many of whom have never shown in Australia before) alongside a slew of local favourites.
Launching on the night will be the limited run risograph publication ‘Black Canyon Vision Quest 1′. A collection of bold, aggressive illustration and design,Vision Quest 1 Is Black Canyon’s statement of intent. No frills, no filler, just 16 young artists making uncompromising work.
Black Canyon is a collaboration between Sean Morris and Tom Groves, who first worked together on the ‘Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos’ group show at Backwoods Gallery in March of this year. It was the last in a trilogy of Magic Weirdos shows curated by Morris, which were greeted by big crowds in Melbourne, Perth and London.
The show runs until 5pm on Sunday August 31. Check the full lineup below:
SIMON LANDREIN (FR) IRKUS M. ZEBERIO (ESP) WE BUY YOUR KIDS (AUS) FRENCH (UK) TINA LUGO (USA) CHRIS YEE (AUS) JASPER DUNK (UK) CAITLIN SHEARER (AUS) JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON (AUS) BEN CONSTANTINE (AUS) NATHAN BROWN (CAN) MADDY YOUNG (AUS) BENE ROHLMANN (GER) EMMA WIESENEKKER (AUS) JUMBO (AUS) REGINALD PEAN (USA)”
Looks like a really fun show with a bunch of artists new to many of our eyes, as well as some familiar – head down and check it out for yourselves
Who: SIMON LANDREIN (FR) IRKUS M. ZEBERIO (ESP) WE BUY YOUR KIDS (AUS) FRENCH (UK) TINA LUGO (USA) CHRIS YEE (AUS) JASPER DUNK (UK) CAITLIN SHEARER (AUS) JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON (AUS) BEN CONSTANTINE (AUS) NATHAN BROWN (CAN) MADDY YOUNG (AUS) BENE ROHLMANN (GER) EMMA WIESENEKKER (AUS) JUMBO (AUS) REGINALD PEAN (USA)
What: Welcome To Black Canyon
Where: 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
When: FRIDAY 29/9 6pm – 9pm
SATURDAY 30/9 12pm – 6pm
SUNDAY 31/9 12pm – 5pm
Check out the facebook event page for more info on the show.
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Paint Up - Sofles, Adnate And Smug - At Northland
Sofles and Smug were in town recently, painting the town purple, beige, blue and every colour in between, with their unique styles of hyper rendering and tight detail. The guys were also accompanied by Adnate, the three of them spent four days in the freezing cold, where they each painted amazing portraits but each with such varying composition and style. To watch the three artists side by side was a definite highlight of my month, stay tuned as I will be posting their most recent paint up in Fitzroy.
Obligatory photo of Shanghai’s Pudong district as seen from that crazy asked place known as The Bund. Blade Runner shit. #bladerunnershit #bladerunner #shanghai #thebund #skyline #boat #ferry #pudong #shanghai #adventure #citylife #sojourn #nighttime #adventure
Today’s adventures leads me to the Peoples Square, where after reconsidering lining up for two hours to go into the museum, I stumbled on this. Hundreds of older parents with umbrellas out and strange signs… I discovered, that it was a wedding market, where all the oldies gather to try to find their (mostly adult) children potential brides and grooms. Only in China. #weddingmarket #peoplessquare #park #sunday #adventure #china #shanghai #pimpin #sojourn
Event - Melbourne Art Fair - Art in the Street (Panel Discussion) - Royal Exhibition Building - Melbourne
As part of the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair, good friend of Invurt Alison Young, Professor, Social and Political Sciences, Melbourne University, joins Alex McCulloch, Director, Alex McCulloch Art; Rone, Street Artist and Jacqueline Milner, Sydney Senior Lecturer, Theoretical Enquiry, University of Sydney to discuss Art in the Street. The panel will discuss the impact of street art on the urban environment and the evolution of street art over the last decade or so. I’m looking forward to this discussion, hopefully we’ll see you there. This Saturday!!!
From the Melbourne Art Fair website: “The theme of this panel is ‘Art in the Street’. In particular, we will focus on the ways in which street art takes art into the urban environment and in which the practice of art has assumed a wide variety of new forms, and the modes of public interaction have expanded. Street art is often described as the largest ever art movement, a claim that is sometimes based on the estimated number of people practising as street artists and sometimes on the worldwide popularity that street art is enjoying. And as it becomes more popular and more marketable, street art can increasingly be found in the gallery, the museum and the auction house, as well as in the street. But when street art moves indoors, is it still street art? As a market develops for street art, does it lose its popular roots? Is there something about street art that makes it different from other forms of contemporary art, or from graphic design? What’s the future for this popular form of art in public space?”
Who: Alison Young, Alex McCulloch, Rone and Jacqueline Milner.
What: Melbourne Art Fair – Panel Discussion – Art in the Streets
When: Saturday 16th August 2-4PM.
Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Reserve a seat for the event here.
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Exhibition - Interrobang - No Vacancy - Melbourne
Just saw this dandy show pop up on our radar, with a couple of favourites doing a group show at No Vacancy in Melbournes QV! Fred Fowler, Niels Oeltjen (Nails), Hiroyasu Tsuri , Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Shida, Kenta Senekt , Luke Pither, Laith McGregor and Stabs all in one room, nice!
“The interrobang (‽)
n. A punctuation mark in the form of a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point, used to end a simultaneous question and exclamation. (eg. WTF?!)
The interrobang, the first new punctuation mark to be introduced in three hundred years, is a mark said to be the typographical equivalent of a grimace or a shrug.
Interrobang, the exhibition, presents divergent and peripheral work by nine artists. Experimental in nature, these works are the interrobang in their practice.”
Head down to no Vacancy this Thursday night to check it all out, yep!!
Who: Fred Fowler, Niels Oeltjen (Nails), Hiroyasu Tsuri , Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Shida, Kenta Senekt , Luke Pither, Laith McGregor, Stabs
Where: No Vacancy, QV Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne
When: Show opens Thursday August 7th 2014 from 6pm til 9pm and runs for two weeks.
Check out the Interrobang facebook event page for more info.
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Event - Heist - International Urban and Contemporary Art Exhibition - At Juddy Roller
Heist, an international urban and contemporary art exhibition presented by New Hunting Ground and Juddy Roller Studios will open its doors on 6pm Friday 15th of August.
Coinciding with the Melbourne Art Fair, Heist will bring together some of the worlds most infamous and collectible street and contemporary artists under one roof for one weekend only. Conveniently located only a short walk away from the Melbourne Art Fair, the exhibition is located in a unique warehouse space in one of Fitzroy, Melbourne’s most colourful lane ways.
Heist will showcase a diverse selection of local and international urban contemporary artists. Showing internationally acclaimed artists on the same walls as the best emerging talent around, Heist aims to bridge the gap between the serious collector and the casual art fan. Located within Juddy Roller Studios, a well-known hub for both local and international artists, Heist is set to be the most innovative and high profile urban art group show of the year.
New Hunting Ground is curated by Shaun Hossack, the founder of Juddy Roller Studios and the annual ILL-Logic Outdoor Art Festival. Heist is a part of an ongoing series of pop-up exhibitions located in and around Melbourne. The show will feature artists from Europe, Australia and North America. The lineup includes Adnate, Sofles, Smug, Blek Le Rat, Mathew Johnson, Li-Hill, Ears, E.L.K, Lucy Lucy, Choq, Mayonaize and more.
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NEW HUNTING GROUND and JUDDY ROLLER Presents HEIST
Friday August 15th, 6pm
Sponsored by Cricketers Arms
Corner Johnston & Chapel Street, Fitzroy.
Entrance on Chapel St.
Face book event here
New Post has been published on http://www.invurt.com/2014/08/05/video-bombing-with-lush/
Video - Bombing with LUSH
This video has been doing the rounds lately. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. LUSH in his native habitat doing what he does best. David Husselhoff of Tags and Throws follows LUSH around the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark for a couple of days. Good times!