Video & Snapshots – Shida – Brisbane

Shida has been a busy man lately. After having lived over in Poland for some time this past year, he’s back in Australia and already doing a bunch of rad shit. In one of his biggest pieces yet, he goes massive in Brisbane with a beautiful aerial piece – gotta love this age of drones when pieces like this can be accomplished and photographed! Check out this video below of the whole thing .. We also saw a new project the man is working on, which looks pretty grand. “The 1st collaboration between Mik Shida & Zheani Sparkes. Magic properties in

Video – ELK Stencil Timelapse

Video – ELK Stencil Timelapse

Our mate ELK has been cutting up a whole heap of shit lately, ahead of some rad shows next year. Here is a really grand timelapse that shows you the process of how he does his incredible stencil work – time, effort, and a shitload of exacto blades a brilliant piece of art does make. Rad tune too with Dead centre by Omar Musa (prod. Joelistics) Check it out below!


Interview – Heesco – Incessant – 2015

Time is a constant. You can be assured, that no matter what happens within your life, no matter the trials and tribulations, loves and loses, that time will continue to march it’s way across your existence. I find myself contemplating time as I write this intro. It’s pretty hard to believe that it’s been five years since I last interviewed Heesco – it could have been yesterday. In some ways it feels like I’ve just met him at the Sweet Streets festival,  just posted an interview and just painted our first wall together down in Prahran. But, no, that was five fucking


Exhibition – Be Civilised – Kitt Bennett & Shawn Lu – Melbourne

The illustrative talents of two of Juddy Roller studios finest will be on display in later November, as Kitt Bennett and Shawn Lu ink out a storm of fantastic imagery. We’ve been following both these guys work for a while now, and we’ve loved every bit of it – great to see them teaming up together to bring out a show like this one! “Be Civilised is a collection of ink works on paper, by Juddy Roller’s own Kitt Bennett and Shawn Lu. The works are a documentation of the artists’ perceived representations of culture and the human experience that


Exhibition – Heesco – Incessant – Melbourne

Our good mate Heesco has always been one talented dude, from both illustration to his work out on the streets – however his upcoming solo show, Incessant, focuses purely on his painting, and on his move towards exploring the abstract side of things within his practice. Read on for the details of the opening this Friday down at Dark Horse Gallery in Melbourne! “This exhibition is about painting. ‘I don’t really know why I paint. I just want to paint everything, all the time. It’s become an obsession, my life, my profession, it defines me as a person to an


Exhibition & Preview – Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Art Show – Melbourne

For the past thirty years, the Screaming Hand has been one of the most recognisable images in skateboarding history, and this week, following a successful launch at aMBUSH Gallery, the Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary exhibition, curated by Eddie Zammit from T-World, will be hitting the streets of Prahran with an utter fuckboatload of amazing adaptations of the iconic hand from both local and international artists! “In honour of Jim Phillips Sr. and the iconic Screaming Hand logo Sydney & Melbourne will be hosting an epic Art Show in tribute of an icon and 30 Years of the Screaming Hand – an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard


Exhibition – Arts Hole Presents REPEAT – Melbourne

Well, we’ve just spent the last week moving into our new digs, and are now all set up in our new studio. Funnily enough, it just so happens that the studio we’ve moved into, the awesome Arts Hole, is just about to do a group show! Arts Hole are no strangers to grand events (having put on the amazing Paterson Project last year), and for this group show they’ve assembled a whole slew of amazing artists from both within the studio, , as well as a bunch of friends and extended artsholian family. From painting, stencils, illustration and everything in


Magazine Launch – 6 Years Later – Issue #4 Power – Melbourne

One of our favourite magazines thats been running for a few years now is back! Six Years Later magazine is a full art expose that has been showcasing artists for quite some time now, and I’ve always loved their past editions. “6YL (a.k.a. Six Years Later) is a limited-edition periodical showcasing the art of creatives from around the world. Each issue is a visual exploration of our chosen theme. 6YL is an annual printed publication showcasing the work of painters, photographers, illustrators and all-round creatives from around the world. Each issue is a visual exploration of a certain concept or idea.

Exhibition – Phoenix – Kaff Eine – James Makin Gallery

See you guys here this Friday. “Phoenix: a beautiful mythical creature which rises from the ashes of destruction” From the ash and charcoal of Manila’s most impoverished dumpsite slums rises a striking exhibition by Kaff-eine, with friends Geloy Concepcion and Geric Cruz, featuring collaborations between Kaff-eine and Manila’s garbage-pickers and charcoal-makers. Kaff-eine combines her realist watercolour and charcoal portraits with the images and stories made on-site by the creative, resilient garbage-pickers and charcoal-makers from Baseco Compound and the Aroma Happyland slum. The collaborations were created with the charcoal made in these slums. These paintings are accompanied by Geric and Geloy’s

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Sunshines Top 10 – October 2015

Well, that was quick! With a week still left to go of the month, Dean Sunshine has taken some great shots of Melbourne street art this October, and he’s thrown us a whole slew of awesome photos from his adventures in snap-age. Check them all out below, there’s some grand shit right here! 1. ID crew – Kensington 2. Mayo – Fitzroy 3. Makatron – Collingwood 4. Senekt – Fitzroy 5. Felipe Pantone – Fitzroy 6. Deams – Cremorne 7. Sabeth – StKilda 8. Slicer – Preston 9. Be Free – Thornbury 10. Sofles – Melbourne CBD

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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