Interview – Knock

I first started seeing Knocks work around Melbourne some time ago, periodically appearing in run down abandos and a variety of walls sprawled across the city – immediately, there was just something that drew me to his work, whether it was the seemingly ordered chaos of his pieces, or the strange and pensively creepy character work that peered out from broken bricks, pinpoint eyes mirroring the decay around them. Like other artists who choose to follow this type chaotic expression, Knocks work is infused with a variety of influences from pop culture, to the surreal and macabre – his often

Exhibition – 100 Candles Game – By Barek – Off The Kerb

Inspired by the ancient Japanese game Hyakumonogatari Kaidenkai or 100 Candles Game. Around a circle of 100 lit candles––amidst a sum- mer chorus of frogs & insects––participants take turns telling a ghost story or supernatural tale, each snuffing a candle upon finishing. When the final candle is extinguished a Yōkai (ghost or spirit) can be seen with the naked eye… A collection of paintings, drawings & sculptures inspired by Japanese folklore and Kaidan (ghost stories) by artist Barek. Who: Barek. What: 100 Candles Game. Where: Off The Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood. When: October 9th from 6-9pm – till the 23rd

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Sunshines Top 10 – September 2015

So Dean Sunshine has, yep, once again got out and about to get a bunch of great shots from around Melbourne of some of the finest shit on walls possible – welcome to Spring, people, theres going to be a lot more stuff going up over the next few months, so stay tuned as summer begins to roll in … 1. Unwell Bunny – Prahran 2. RusKidd – Fitzroy 3. Duke Style – Melbourne 4. Heesco Christopher Hancock – Melbourne 5. Phibs – Fitzroy 6. Mayo – Fitzroy 7. Lucy Lucy – Preston 8. Be Free – Collingwood 9. Putos –

Snapshots – Everfresh Studio – Open day 2015

Due to the popularity of last years open day, Everfresh decided to open it’s doors again for one day only and allow the public to walk through the studio and see the artists and their work up close and personal. For many people this would be the first time they would get to meet the artists who’s work they had seen all over Collingwood, Fitzroy and destinations around the world. This was also an opportunity to purchase some of their amazing work at a very reasonable price, so for those of you who were unable to make it down, here


Exhibition – Knock – Terra Senectus – Melbourne

At times wandering vagabond and all round grand artist and nice dude Knock will be having his Melbourne solo show at House Of Bricks next week, and its one that you really shouldn’t miss! “After having spent another summer in Berlin creating more visual stimuli ,”TERRA SENECTUS” represents a new body of work by the artist KNOCK. Opening October 2nd at HOB gallery. Translating to “old planet”, the paintings reference mythology and the unknown of yesteryear within deep time.. Deep time is the concept of geologic time. The modern philosophical concept was developed in the 18th century by Scottish geologist

Exhibition – 32K by David Russell – Blender Studios

Resident Photographer for Invurt and our good friend, David Russell is FINALLY having his 1st exhibition – and were super excited to share it with you.  I wrote this for his event page on Facebook:  “I first met David Russell in Hosier lane in 2012, I’d seen him a hundred times in various streets, lanes and at walls all over Melbourne before, but this time I decided to say hello. I’m glad I did. When I first met David his photography was a passion and a hobby. Since then David has become one of Melbourne’s most renowned and respected graffiti

Exhibition – Elle – Lucy Lucy – Juddy Roller

E L L E Elle is a collective representation of the universal feminine archetype. As a woman, She is femininity divided. We glimpse her many facets through her various portrayals, though the lines that separate her identities are blurred. Each persona, culture and story is enmeshed and intertwined to accentuate the figure they represent; strength, grace, and beauty embodied. Lucy’s work attempts to capture the evolving folklore of the feminine, exploring the diversity and boundaries of heritage. Whether a sovereign queen, a mystic sorceress, a youthful muse, or a charismatic lady, all share in the art and privilege of being


Event – Everfresh Open Studio – Collingwood

When you are talking about Melbourne street art – it’s hard not to mention the name Everfresh. The Everfresh crew have been an institution an integral part of street art in our city since day one. Funny, as I’m writing this from Tokyo I can see their stickers everywhere from their last visit.  Everfresh studios in Easey st was for ten years and when it closed a couple of years ago, I was rather sad. The place was like a museum for street art and graffiti. Even though that was the end of an era it was also the start

Through The Lens August 2015 – With David Russell Photography

For those of you who like my work, be sure to come to my first solo exhibition on Friday 13th of November at Blender studios, here you will see some images you may of seen in the past and a selection of new works. I really look forward to sharing my vision with you all , especially those that have followed me over the years and have watched my work progress to this point. One thing I can guarantee is you will see my work as you have never seen it before and that is printed on large glossy photo

Exhibition – Seasons Of Change 17 – Spring – Revolver Upstairs

For three years Seasons of Change has held a quarterly events at the beginning of each season featuring new work on Revolver Upstairs graffiti wall in the breezeway viewable from The Back Bar, a one night only exhibition and limited edition prints. This season we are flipping the script with a series of 6 limited edition 2 colour screenprints. The works will be created by six of Melbournes most well respected writers and artists all sharing a passion for letter-based graffiti, Dvate, Akuze, Askem, Sage, Inpac and Pkue. All prints will be signed and numbered by the artist. One night

Interview – Fibre Femmes – Be Free

Ever wished you could float above the clouds? We know you’re lying if you say no. We have to admit there’s something bout the work of Melbourne Artist Be Free that makes this childhood wonderment of ours come alive: whimsical imagery, decorated with a playful set of floating cards; It’s all the tell tale sign of a creative that clearly understands what it’s like to hover high above the ground, with a head planted firmly in the sky.

With a knack of making images come to life with the most simple of affects, Be Free makes us remember what it’s like to be a kid, dreaming about what life was going to deal you. As a part of our week long feature of Fibre Femmes artist show, we stole a few moments from Be Free herself so she could explain what it’s like making art for our streets…  

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So, the name Be Free -  it obviously has positive connotations, but what’s the actual story behind it?

No story really; just that if you’re not free, what are you? … I love the idea of being free …

Did you always want to create artwork? I think I have always been creative, in the early days skateboards, music and now visual art… Not to say I don’t do the others, it’s all the same, you express yourself on a daily basis.

… and tell us how you came to adorn our streets with your works?

My friend and I used to follow the street art scene a lot but never did anything. One day we decided that it would be really cool to be a part of it – a year later, I was actually doing it.

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A lot of your pieces have a real innocence to them. Can you tell us where this comes from?

I guess I see things in people that makes me feel something and want to use that in my art. I like to use people I know, it’s kinda like keeping a record of things- this was that time and that place, and I felt this.

What’s the actual significance behind the floating cards?

Yeah the cards, well some of my friends back in Adelaide were big Alice In Wonderland freaks, and they use to scatter cards all over there walls and I always loved it.

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Have you always used paste-ups? Are there other mediums you readily use? Or ones you like to use outside of your street work?

I really like mixed mediums, I would do more stencils on the street but the stencils don’t last very long and it’s harder to climb with them. Paste-ups are great, quick and easy, and you can get really creative with different types of paper.

I like that art installations step out and interact with people, I think people can stumble into the work without them even realising it.

Do you think it’s hard to be recognized as an urban artist?

I’m not really sure, I just like the fact that every street artist is adding and building to the street art culture …

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What are your plans, artistically speaking, for the future?
Working on my skills as an artist and just doing art on the street, I wasn’t even thinking about doing a gallery, but all the other girls that are doing the Fibre Femme’s show are so awesome I couldn’t say no.

Your collaborative all female show at Surface Pop, Fibre Femme’s, is coming up, tell us what to expect.

It feels awesome to be doing a show with the other girls they all have great styles. I think is going to be a big creative bombing session to change the space so it feels like you’re walking down a back street alleyway somewhere in Fitzroy.

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Can you give us a hint about where Be Free’s next street piece is going to be?

Hmmm, maybe Melbourne city, or Prahran…


Check out more work from Be Free at her facebook page. Dont forget to check out more details for Fibre Femmes at the Surface Pop Up blog and the Facebook Event.

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