Snapshots – The Light In Us – Isolde – Off The Kerb Gallery
Congratulations to Isolde on her first solo exhibition at the iconic Off The Kerb gallery in Collingwood, run by the ever busy and beautiful Shini. I would have to say the work of Isolde would definitely be some of my favourite paste ups I have seen on the streets of Melbourne, in her many art covered lanes. Isolde’s work always stood out, her powerful images amongst the rust and ruin of some grungy laneway, this is where her work shines. For those that couldn’t make it down to Off The Kerb, I managed to garb some photos while having my
Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art – February 2017
Well, by now you know the drill! After several years, each time we do one of Dean Sunshines Top 10s of Melbourne street art and graffiti, we see work that is even better and better hitting our streets. This time around, he’s pulled some fantastic pieces together for this one, and looking through it .. well, all I can say is that I really love Melbourne summers!! Check them all out below!! 1. Vexta + ELLE – Collingwood 2. Kaffeine – North melbourne 3. Lucy Lucy + Ola Volo – Fitzroy 4. Ling – Collingwood 5. Phibs – Fitzroy 6.
Snapshots – Make Your Self At Home – GOODIE – Juddy Roller
Congratulation to my good friend and all round beautiful soul “GOODIE”, as she put up her first solo show at Juddy Roller a few weeks back. I feel these works gave you a little insight in to the mind of the artist, you always take a risk when you expose yourself like this, I think she executed it well. It’s always refreshing to see what the artists come up with in the Juddy Roller space, especially when there is and has been so much talent pass through those doors. So for those that couldn’t make it to the show here
Through The Lens February 2017 – David Russell Photography
Welcome again to another look back at some of the amazing art by some very talented Melbourne artists, who consistently keep churning out some impressive works of art. Im always impressed at the constantly evolving styles especially by the graffiti community, forever pushing their craft to new heights. Melbourne also has a great line up of exhibitions usually every week there is something on, sometimes up to 3-4 shows in one night, with galleries like Backwoods, BSIDE, Juddy Roller and Off The Kerb just to name a few. Oh well guys until next month stay cool and get out and
Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art – January 2017
Well, its the new year, and it’s already February! How did that time pass so quickly? As always, we have another collection this month from the man himself, Dean Sunshine, of all the rad work he’s seen up on Melbournes walls in the past month. For a while bunch of cool shit, just check it out below – already looking forward to next months set! 1. SHIDA – Melbourne 2. DSCREET – Collingwood 3. CAPTAIN KRIS – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 4. CARATOES & JARUS – Coburg 5. RONE – Coburg 6. MAYONAIZE – Fitzroy 7. VEXTA & ELLE – Melbourne
Through The Lens January 2017- David Russell Photography
Welcome to 2017 and my first Through The Lens post of the year, I thought what better than to start the year with a dope selection of some of Melbourne’s finest graffiti. This year already looks to be an amazing year of street art and graffiti, I can’t wait to capture it with my lens and share it with the rest of the world. I already know of some pretty talented artists from around the globe who will be staining our streets with some pretty amazing aerosol art, you will just have to wait and see what is coming up
Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – December 2016
… and we’re back! First post of the year, and what better way to start everything off than with Dean Sunshines picks of all that was rad and cool for the final month of last year, December! This is the 69th edition of Deans Top 10, and this one is just as great as all the rest – lots of talent on display, as we have come to expect every month from the man .. take a look below and check it out! 1. Lush – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 2. Senekt – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 3. Caper – Lanes End,
Through The Lens November 2016 – David Russell Photography
The year is almost over and here we are once again showing you just some of the dope art that went down in the month of November. My favourite piece would have to be Mayo’s addition to the floor at the old lyric theatre where Rone had his exhibition. I am a big fan of Mayo’s work seeing it on this scale was epic and had to be seen to really appreciate the way he executed it. There aren’t too many pics from November so I will make up for a bumper addition next month, so till then stay cool
Sunshines Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti Top 10 – November 2016
Well, here we are. After a tentative step into summer, its cold again here in Melbourne, but the laneways and walls are just as full of people painting as they ever are! Once again, Dean Sunshine was out and about, snapping his pics for all the best things he saw around our fair city over the month of November – and this time, I’ve actually seen some of these pieces since I got home a few weeks ago! Its December already now, and its hitting crazy time already, Im sure there is a lot more left to come for the remainder
After seeing one of the most amazing shows of all time, Rone’s Empty, and knowing the space would soon disappear – I had to introduce Rone to some good friends of mine, the crew at Scann3D. Using their super high end 360 scanning technology – we spent about 5 hours in the space after the show closed one night scanning the entire show – and after many hours of intense rendering the guys at Scann3D have created this 360 capture of the show. This technology is like google maps on steroids and is a unique and powerful format to capture
So the week has come and gone, with all the news and events of the day. I’ve been eating Glicks bagels again most mornings, and trudging through my week of work in the hopes of finding my way to Friday – and here it is, Friday in all its glory. So, we’ll recap on the week, as far as we can … so heres the run down on what happened this week in Burn City and around the traps …
We got down to the LTRHDS exhibition opening the other week, and found the work to be just as fantastic as we had thought. The work is still up, and in addition, you can buy the exhibition book – we did, and its rad. Heres some photos of the opening that the guys from Nice Produce put up. Dont forget that all the artists interviews are also up on the website, and they’re a really great read.
Spent a bit of time at the launch of the We Make Stuff Good online kiosk that we interviewed some of the girls about, which was a fun evening – go buy stuff, its good.
Brunswick Street Gallery will be opening their Urban Art 10a exhibition tonight, Friday 12th, that we spoke to Tessa Yee about last week.
At Large Gallery opened up a new show this week, Hello My Name Is – with a bunch of cool work up on the walls, try to get down to see it – this newish gallery really has some great shows going on. This will be followed by their next gig, SLAPSTICK on the 20th of March.
We interviewed Makatron from Everfresh – great guy, great work. Cant wait to see more stuff coming out from his direction.
A favorite of ours, Mr Jago, has put up a new website (via Nice Produce).
We’re highly looking forward to the Niagra Phobia exhibition at Outre Gallery in a fortnight, should be pretty cool. Niagra is a well known artists whose been around for a lengthy time, and her work is superbly cool. Register for the opening on the facebook event page.
We’re all wondering if this is a teaser for a Banksy Exhibition here in Melbourne at the Metro Gallery? Signs seem to indicate so with both the image and the infamous tagline … but this rumours been around for a while now so we’ll wait and see ..
Have you seen the teaser promo for the new Ironlak reload cans? If not, here it is – via the Ironlak blog.
Ccoming up in the next week, we have interviews back and in and awaiting writeups from Blue Bars DJ Leroy, Aaron Static and americans first lady of breakbeats, Reid Speed, so hopefully they’ll be going up sooner rather than later – we’re also scouting out for a bunch of interesting artists to interview, as well as featuring a couple of galleries here and there.
If anyone has any suggestions or wants to throw some news this way, then please feel free to contact us via the contact page – we’re interested to hear about your gigs, news and anything else you may want to send us.
Its all go, all good. Hope everyone has a great weekend and gets out and about to a few galleries and gets smashed good and proper at whatever gigs they’re heading to.
For the past ten years, Fletcher Andersen (Facter) has cut his teeth writing for a variety of street press and music magazines. Drawing on his years of writing experience, and as an artist himself, Facter founded Invurt with the aim of promoting artistic events, and the established and emerging Australasian urban, street, illustrative, underground and low brow artists that partake in them. Follow him on Instagram @facter, or go like his facebook page, and check out his website, Irikanji.