Friday Wrap and the Welcome Addition - INVURT

Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – November 2017

Over November Dean Sunshine took a whole bunch of great pics of whats great around Melbourne, and you can check them all out below – some fantastic stuff in the gallery!! 1. Lucy Lucy – Docklands 2. Ling – Abbotsford 3. Lush – Melbourne CBD 4. Awes – Abbotsford 5. Be Free – Fitzroy 6. Stormie Mills – Melbourne CBD 7. Slicer – Brunswick 8. LOV3 – Abbotsford 9. Deams + Shida – Brunswick 10. Bailer + Knock – South Melbourne

Sunshines Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti Top 10 – October 2017

Ahh October was a good month around the traps!! We are late on this as well, but Dean never stops haha … as the last month before we start coing into spring and summer fully, October always sees a lot more people getting out to do stuff – so check ut all the great shit below!! 1. Shida – Fitzroy  2. Porn + JME – Richmond 3. LOV3 – South Yarra 4. DVATE – Collingwood 5. Lucy Lucy, D’Nart, Mini One – Preston 6. Putos – Fitzroy 7. Senekt – Abbotsford 8. Sugar – South Yarra 9. Heesco – Docklands

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti – September 2017

September passed a while ago. In between travel and work, Ive let things slide a bit here on the site, but its never too late to get these up – sorry Deano!  Check out all the great shit Dean saw on our streets over September below!! 1. DVATE + AWES – Richmond 2. BAILER + AWES- Port Melbourne 3. LING – Melbourne 4. N2O – Hosier Lane 5. PUTOS – Brunswick 6. SHIDA – Yarraville 7. SHEM – Hosier Lane 8. DVATE – Brunswick 9. HEESCO – Brunswick 10. SENEKT – Abbotsford 

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti – August 2017

Oh shit. Okay, this is completely and utterly my ownfault that this is so late – Ive been so busy getting ready to go and launch Irikanji over at Taipei Toy Festival that so much has slipped on the blog lately! Busy as he always is  these days, Dean Sunshine though, didnt forget! He’s given us such a great bunch of pics this month as well, and I’m pretty stoked to see his selection!!! Check them all out below! 1. Makatron + Itch – brunswick 2. Jack Douglas – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 3. AWES – Brunswick 4. Bailer + Ling – Collingwood

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – July 2017

Another month rolls by, and I dont know about you but the cold weather lately has been really making me wish for summer to come as soon as it can! The cold doesnt stop the painting though, and this time around Dean Sunshine has ten great shots of some of the cool shit that has been sprayed and smashed up on the walls of Melbourne this month! Check them all out below, and enjoy!! 1. ELK – stkilda 2. SAGE – Brunswick 3. FACTER – Windsor 4. KID SILK + PUTOS Hosier Lane 5. CELOUT – CBD, Melbourne 6. RONE

Sunshines Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art Top 10 – June 2017

Again and again, every month Mr Dean Sunshine brings us all the cool shit that has happened on the walls of our fair city. This month brings a whole slew of cool stuff, from Makatron to Dosey, Scale and Porn and everything else thats grand in this lineup of works! Check them all out below, we’ll have more for you next month, of course! 1. Julian Clavijo – Brunswick 2. Makatron – South Yarra 3. Deams – Clifton Hill 4. Senekt – Clifton Hill 5. Porn – Fitzroy  6. Al Stark – Melbourne 7. Dosey + Sugar – Sunshine lane,

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

Video – Wall To Wall Festival 2017 – Benalla

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

Friday Wrap and the Welcome Addition


Afternoon all – hope and trust that you’ve all had a great week, and that you’re all prepared for a great weekend to come! Just a bit of housekeeping news first up – we’re really happy this week to have taken on a great addition to the crew in the form of Leah Burgess – she’s here learning the ropes and has already completed a fantastic interview with Jumbo (of Jumbo and Zap fame, of course), and its  great! Personally, I couldn’t be happier, I was starting to get just a little overwhelmed with all the stuff that’s going on these days – and her positive take and enthusiasm for all this shit is sure to be great thing for Invurt.

Anyways – now we get to the busy weekend that’s ahead .. oh man …


  • Our show Cardbordia, opens tonight at At Large Gallery in Northcote – its turned into quite a cool little installation, and the end product is looking pretty crazy cool – come join us for some beers in amongst all the other things going on tonight
  • Kami & Sasu have their opening tonight! I saw pics from their Melbourne Central mural, and an awesome preview of their work at Nice Produce, and it looks fantastic – I’ll get in there tomorrow, cant wait, then I’ll head over to Paradise Hills …
  • Which also has a show opening tonight! about:blank looks like something a bit different, and  oh so cool. Art meet technology – my favourite thing.
  • Scottie Neoh, aka Bonsai, has a show at the No Vacancy Fed Square space also tonight! Four great shows in one night .. crazy. I just noticed I had the event info incorrect for this one, its at the Fed Square space, not at the Jane Bell gallery … sorry!
  • Jack Douglas’s new show also opened this week – its on for a bit, so go see it at Blue Tile Lounge
  • The A3 Small Art show opened on Wednesday at For Walls upstairs from Miss Libs, and it was a huge success, over 200 people through the door and a third of the pieces sold – a great fundraiser for Room To Read – its on for a little while, so go check it out.
  • Also! Tomorrow is Toy To The World – and it should be a lot of fun, so come down to Section 8 during the day and check it out and see a bunch of artists painting up plethora of toys.


  • Next Thursday, Anthony Lister has his latest solo show at Chalk Horse – we just did a small feature on him and the show, and damn it looks like it’ll be great.
  • Alexandra Lekias opened her show last night at Friends Of Leon gallery – it looked really great from all the preview images.


  • Paper Tales, curated by Bec Winnel and Courtney Brims opens at Nine Lives Gallery next week, Thursday the 25th


  • I only just really saw it today, alas, but These Days gallery has a show with the Windows on Williams crew featuring artist Jessica Singh – more details are here, but damn such a great illustrator. Go take a look at the show, as well as the other cool things happening on Williams St.

Also, keep an eye out for all the Curvy & Muscle Up launch parties happening around the place!

Bits and pieces from around the traps …

  • Loved this small feature on ABCs art nation about Paradise Hills and their recent Connect Four show – have a look!
  • i’m a self confessed fan of TwoOnes work, and I love the stuff he’s been doing for Wabi Sabi in Collingwood the past week or sose, check out the pics on his blog
  • This ones a recap from last week, because I want to make sure that everyone is aware of it “The Salvation Army, of all people, an organisation that in the past has actually run support programs for graffiti artists, is now taking Sydneys Westsyde Connection gallery and studios to the High Court in order to have them remove a mural that was done by street artists from the backyard of their gallery. They have a petition up, so you should go and sign it and show your support.”

Alas, that’s all I can get to today – sorry if I’ve missed anything – have to bail out and go do finishing touches to our show tonight. Have a great weekend and enjoy all the cool art on show this week, wherever its at!


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