Press Mill Wednesday – Early June 2011 - INVURT

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

Rone – Empty – Scann3D/VR

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

Press Mill Wednesday – Early June 2011

It’s been a few weeks since our last Press Mill, but there’s been a fair bit of news across both Oz and NZ in the past few weeks, so here’s our informal wrap up of what’s been going on in the mainstream media in terms of street art, and its ilk, across Australia and NZ…

Most of the recent media attention has been focused on the New South Wales governments new anti-graffiti legislation, and its been overwhelmingly a sad read this week through a slush pile of relatively crap, sensationalist and biased articles. It’s unfortunate also, that with the introduction of these new laws, several councils have also removed their support or get rid of several legal walls across NSW – and this, to us here, just defies all logic. We guess, according to the NSW government, that unless its a semi abstract pastel coloured painting with the image of a beach in the background, hanging in some gallery cluttered with zimmer framed connoisseurs, it just mustn’t be art.

  • Links to news articles on the new NSW laws are here, and to be honest, this will all depress you. Young artists now face criminal court, increased fines, and can be stripped of a drivers license – wtf? Graff artist JONES from Lismore has good words about it all in the Northern Star … this is a pretty balanced article from the SMH on opinion points on both sides, nice.
  • Apparently, with no statistics or any real research research, the CEO for “Keep Australia Beautiful” has stated that legal graffiti walls –increase- the rate of illegal graffiti and he also wants to get rid of them, despite clear statistics from local councils across Australia that have shown that legal walls actually decrease it … umm, sorry Peter McLean – wot? 
  • Lets just get the depressing news out of the way, right? In Adelaide, St Peters council just buffed over a legal wall that had been done by eight different artists on the side of the Bond Gallery – don’t these fool councils actually check these things first?
  • The anti-art keeps on rolling, and expect to see lots of beautiful “Council Grey” adorning the walls of Yarra Ranges … again, if there were murals on these walls, what need would there be to buff them? This is coupled with the awesome talents of the Warner Awareness Education Group who are going around to local schools teaching kids the valuable “art is a crime” lesson.
  • Oh look, we finally got around to some nice news – we love Yarn Bombing, and there is a bunch of it going on in the Clarence Valley! Well done Grafton Regional Gallery on supporting it all.
  • Everyone in Brisbane should vote for Ray Smith in the upcoming mayoral race, it sounds like this guy actually has a clue about the arts, and wants to actually put money and some consideration into laneway projects for street art in Brisvegas – good luck, Ray.
  • Someones been going around painting dumped mattresses around the Sunshine Coast – they look pretty cool! Grand idea.
  • We saw C.O.P. Magazine a few months ago, and theres an article in the Mt Druitt Standard featuring Jo Alvarez. If you don’t know what C.O.P. is, its a magazine aimed at and that covers, female street and graffiti artists across the globe – and its really cool.
  • Here’s a great article on this years Northern Exposure festival in Northcote next week, which this year has a very specific street art theme with its Small Works Small Spaces component. Dope.
  • Why is it that when mainstream media sees something creative out on the streets that’s a little different, they always invoke the B word? Regardless, this sounds like it was a pretty cool idea that happened up in Brisbane last week.
  • NZ artists are up and supporting Amnesty International this week – I think we’ll post an event about this one shortly!
  • Lots of support for kiwi artist Eno in the last few weeks, after his run ins with authorities and the media after his attempts at beautifying his city. Much respect, bro.
  • Theres a cool article up today with Frank Liew from Qubic & Hypebeast up at the NZ Herald – a great guy doing great things for creatives. Heres ten of his favourite things.
  • George Shaw and Anne Rush are pushing for more public art to be done in Nelson in the leadup to the Rugby World Cup – such a great idea, and its so good to see people championing these kinds of things. Shaw is also the organiser of the Oi You Urban Art Project, that we’ll be covering later down the track …

Okay, that’s enough information overload for now, we’ve probably fulfilled our drabagoogle quota for the week – hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks media wrap up!

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