Snapshots – OBEY – Shepard Fairey – Vivid – Sydney
Our man Dean Sunshine was up in Sydney last week to cehck out Vivid Sydney – specifically, he was taking a bit of time checking out the Shepherd Fairey exhibition, Printed Matters, and mural that he was painting as a part of the event. This was a bit of the blurb from the show: “Iconic American artist Shepard Fairey blurs the boundaries of art and design. His unique style is instantly recognised in exhibitions and walls around the world. His body of work includes the OBEY GIANT art project, the Barak Obama HOPE campaign, and this year’s ubiquitous ‘We The
Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – May 2017
Winter is here, but that has not stopped the paint from going up on the walls. Braving the chilling conditions, our intrepid Dean Sunshine has, once again, sought out all his favourite pieces that have been painted on the streets of Melbourne! Theres a mighty fine selection this month, so check them all out below! 1. ELLE – St.Kilda 2. HA HA – Brunswick 3. LOV3 – Collingwood 4. Resio – Clifton Hill 5. Be Free – Northcote 6. Crisp – Hosier Lane, Melbourne 7. Heesco – Windsor 8. Steve Cross – Melbourne 9. JME NACK SICK BAFLE – Clifton Hill 10.
VR Snapshots – Immersive Media Lounge – State Library of Victoria
A few weeks ago Invurt was involved in creating the Immersive Media Lounge at Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017, hosted at the State Library of Victoria. The event was an awesome success with hundreds of people coming through the doors across the week, and some very cool artwork being created. I was pretty impressed with what the artists came up with (Senekt, Facter, Conrad Bizjak and RASHEE). Invurt and Phoria had the HTC Vive rocking Google Tilt Brush against a Green screen – Hollywood Styles, resulting in a mixed reality display combining what the artist was doing against the world they
Another Wall To Wall has been and gone, but they’re got the video out, and it looks totally rad! “The Wall to Wall Festival is the largest regional street art festival in Australia. And also one of the most innovative community development initiatives on a national level. This year it hosted 35 internationally acclaimed artists from Australia and around the world, and attracted thousands of curious participants and observers from near and far. It’s changing the face of Benalla, one wall at a time. And changing a whole community’s identity, while it’s at it. ” Man, it’d be great to
Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art and Graffiti – April 2017
Okay, here we go yet again (and again, can you believe this is No. 73? Jeezus) with Dean Sunshines picks for all the cool shit he saw around our city this month, and its a pretty nice colleciton indeed with everything from Lush and Dvate, to Love and relative newcomer Welin (who keeps getting up all over the place). Check out all the rad images below if you know whats grand! 1. Lucy Lucy – Preston 2. Frosk, Facter, Keomatch, – Richmond 3. Ling – Preston 4. Lush – Brunswick 5. Awes – Melbourne 6. Arcy –
Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiiti – March 2017
Well, we’re really late on this one, and my apologies for that, its been a busy month! Once again, we have Dean Sunshine providing us with monthly pick of all the great and grand work that has gone up around the walls of Melbourne, and this month is no exception. Always nice to see familiar names, but even better ot see some newer ones that have started to pop up – we’re especially loving the work of Julian Clavijio and Welin in recent months. Check it all out below! 1. Shida – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 2. Stormie Mills – Prahran
Through The Lens March 2017 – David Russell Photography
March has passed by leaving some pretty fresh art on the streets of Melbourne once again, the standout for me would definitely be the work of Rone in the now demolished Fairfield paper mills. The big Sinch tag rates as one of my favourites as well go big or go home as they say, also see some new works by Heesco, Choq, Jason Parkers lovely portrait of Juddy Roller artist Goodie at Off The Kerb Gallery. Stay tuned for next month as Im going to the Benalla Street art festival over three days, this looks to be the biggest one
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
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.