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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
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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!
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Exhibition - Chehehe - The Exit End Of A Wormhole To Another Dimension - Melbourne
Damnit, I do feel like I’m missing out on some cool shit while I’m up here in Singapore, and this show coming up this week is one of those things!
Seeing our mate Chehehe put in his first real solo show is pretty damn exciting we’ve been following his work and enjoying it immensely over the past whike. From his immediately recognisable chebots to his amazing interactive che-machine at the White Night festival, his painting and illustrations, as well as his unique installations really are curiously cool.
Head down this Thursday night and check it out, and support the man on his first solo endeavour – it’ll be well worth the trip!!
What: Exit End Of A Wormhole To Another Dimension solo show
Where: 42 Bangs St, Prahran, Melbourne
When: Thursday 7th August from 6pm til 10pm
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Brad Mills - WildStyle In The West
This week I managed to get back to Brad Mills before she goes the way of many other classic abando locations like the Collingwood silo’s, I really love this place as i’m sure a lot of you do.
From the graff covered walls to the to the old buildings that surround you, this makes for a perfect setting for photos, with all that rust and run down walls.
I always feel so safe and at home surrounded by decay and all forms of urban expression, from tags to burners, pieces to mad charo’s, it has it all.
If you ever got the chance to go there a few years back, it was massive on an epic scale the overall size was like few football fields, sheds as far as the eye can see photos’s can’t do it justice not even mine.
So if you gets the chance to pay her a visit before she leaves this mortal coil, do it you will not be disappointed.
I also grabbed a few cheeky pics on the by Dvate, Sabeth, Askem and some burners by the unstoppable Duke Grimo (Style).
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FORM Gallery - PUBLIC - Perth - Video and PUBLICation
It’s been a few months since Fletch, Dean and I got back from Perth for PUBLIC. What an awesome weekend it was. The guys at FORM have just shared this great video by Chad Peacock with a great wrap up of the event. It’s a great reminder of the weekend.
FORM has also put together this little book called PUBLICation – available for purchase at the Gallery and also viewable free online, see below.
The work didn’t stop after that weekend, it’s still going! Big ups to the FORM crew – keep the goodness coming! Kyle Hughes-Odgers (aka Creepy) recently finished painting at the Perth airport and Vans the Omega and Beastman just finished this new piece together.
Even more exciting is the arrival of SANER !!! He couldn’t make the original dates due to some logistical issues so he’s coming this month to make up for it :) I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop with photos and progress when he gets here. He’ll paint walls in Perth as well as up in the Pilbara. Spewing we missed him while we were there, ah well.