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Through The Lens February – David Russell Photography

Last month saw some amazing work from Melbourne’s graffiti and street art community, painting all manner of shapes and sizes from small canvases to mega productions spanning as far as the boom arm would allow. As for the laneways there is always a fresh burner or two amongst all the of the mess, which I love so much all those layers Its like a living breathing entity. I can’t wait to bring you next months crop of photos, already so much happened and we are only four days in to the month of March, till then peace out peeps  

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Amazing Street Art Collaboration – Little Smith Lane – Collingwood

This would have to be one of my favourite walls so far this year and the key word is collaboration, artists such as Bryan Itch, Mike Makatron, Plea, Damon Soule, Nitsua, Adam Paquette, Stiff  Ives and Sparkles, all came together to create something pretty special.  

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Snapshots – Shida & Irga in Italy

We miss Shida here in Melbourne, but the man has been doing some rad travelling lately, most recently with his buddy Irga to Italy. He sent us along a bunch of photos of some of their recent work from their spraycation, and you can check them all out below – some real cool stuff here!

Video – Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Video – Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Murdochs The Daily Telegraph is a bias piece of shit masquerading as journalism and Fintan Magee, like so many of us, hates it. Which is actually a good thing, too, because otherwise he wouldnt have done this awesome piece – Man Bites Dog. Check out the release for it and the video below! “Sydney based artist, Fintan Magee is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most prominent street artists having been commissioned to paint in over 20 cities around the world. Arguably his most political work to date, ‘Man Bites Dog’ explores media bias in Australia. Originally installed in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s

Video – Sofles – Graffiti Mapped @ White Night Melbourne 2015

Video – Sofles – Graffiti Mapped @ White Night Melbourne 2015

I had the chance to watch Sofles painting his massive mural the other week, and yet another change on Saturday night to see his amazing work brought to life by Grant Obsbornes incredible graffiti mapping projections. Put together under the mad and rad creative direction of Shaun Hossask from Juddy Roller, if you weren’t in Melbourne, and didnt get to see it yourself (you missed out!), then you now have that chance!! Brilliant video once again from Selina Miles as well – she never, ever disappoints with these. Lets also not forget the rad soundtrack by Opiou! Watch the whole

Video – Choq – Keg City

Video – Choq – Keg City

Back in Australia, and with a rumoured solo show coming up sometime in the future, Choq has been busy at work (as always), this time painting up a storm for 4 Pines brewery – checko out the video below!! KEG CITY | CHOQ from 4 Pines Brewing Company on Vimeo.

Paint Up – Geelong Power House – Part 1

Here is a mad collection pf photos from the Geelong Power House paint up which happened in December last year, it featured an amazing array of artists from Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and local artists. This is such a big project I will be doing multiple posts as there are so many photos and too many dope pieces, so stay tuned till next time.

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Sunshines Top 10 – December 2014

      Well, 2014 was another great year – and to cap it all of, Dean Sunshine put together his last bunch of top tens for it all, and it is an absolute cracker of a bunch. Check out all the pics below for all the madness that is Melbourne graffiti and street art! 1. Heesco Putos – Richmond 2. Plea DEM189 – Clifton Hill 3. Adnate Morta55 – Fitzroy 4. Dolus – Fitzroy 5. Bailer – South Melbourne 6. Apeseven – Brunswick 7. BE FREE Knock – Cremorne 8. Ghost – South Melbourne 9. ITCH – Collingwood 10.

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Feature – Jakarta Graffiti Travel Tales

Most people travel to experience the culture, food, tourist attractions or to shop. Not us – Facter and Daiso, along with friends Kringe and Quips, traveled to Jakarta with the sole intention of painting and connecting with the local writers. Although it was a short trip, and an intense one,  it was by far one of the best holiday’s ever. This is just a small gist of what happen throughout the trip … oh, and don’t forget to click the images for larger sizes … Day 1 – Arrival Facter: It was my last day of a 5 month stint working between Singapore and Shanghai

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Interview – Bail

There are many names that are synonymous with graffiti in Melbourne, however there is one that garners unmitigated respect from all corners – Bail. Throughout the years, Bail has made a name for himself with his unwaveringly dedicated, no holds barred approach to painting. From an early age, this desire to put his own personal mark up on his surrounds has consistently motivated him to expand his outpourings, each work often following the subconscious spurrings of a multitude of internal visions. At times, these creative products are often whimsical, at others political, or embedded with indirect prods at culturally bullshit circumstances

Thursday Transmissions – ROA, Atlas & Scrawl

Well, we’re pretty sure that this weeks Transmissions beats all the rest and is the largest we’ve done yet – in sheer number count anyways! With so many videos we’ve seen this week that piqued our interest, we wont delay – get watching and enjoy it all as much as we have …

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As he’s one of our favourite artists, and as we helped out Art Series Hotels in their time up at Cockatoo Island, well, we have to start out with this video showcasing ROA at the event – love his work.

CDH was in the news last week, and, we’re sure you would agree, but removing this piece of implemented art, which actually added to the piece and made it quite amazing, was a fair wrong turn for Melbourne City Council – why not leave it as it was? It was pretty damn brilliant … read more of this story behind the sculpture on CDHs website.

On the Outpost Project tip – Art Nation had a special segment on the event, and if you haven’t been or haven’t thought much of it, this’ll probably make you want to go.

A little more on Outpost, as ArtSeries also did a piece a few days ago on the Oi! You! Exhibition – and there’s a bit of an interview in here with George Shaw, who put it together …

Numskull has the opening of his "Mixed Messages" exhibition tonight, and here’s a great sneak peek preview of the show.

We’re still seeing a lot of stuff turning up from D*Faces visit to us last month, but this is a more than excellent book ending to a grand visit! Check out the Bright Things TV segment on the artist …

At ten minutes, its pretty long – but this is an entire walkthrough and look at all the work up in the Pastemoderism 3 show – so much artwork …

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They’ve been working on this for a while now, but Kaff-eine, Precious Little, Tig-tab and Blacklodge have been working on a pretty cool urban exploration show that’ll be on in January – we have the feeling that this is going to be something really quite extraordinary.

As we mentioned yesterday, Anthony Lister was in Sydney for Outpost as well – and this is a preview of the piece that’s launching today, Rainbow City Gaze. Nice.

Here’s a great time lapse of a recent piece by Makatron – love it.

Max Berry and Mark Alsweiler also have a show on this week, and this is preview of it – All Things Lost.

We’d be remiss if we didn’t put this up – Acclaim Magazine are celebrating their 25th issue soon, and they had Ken Done do the cover! Between Ken Done and Dropbears, we just can’t think of anything more fittingly Aussie.

Ironlak posted this up today of the Deer Duck Bistro being painted up in Brisbane by the Anomyart crew.

Lastly for this week, something quite cool – Tanja Jade, who opened a show at Backwoods last week, and Simon Peters put together this cute little cartoon – pretty funny stuff!

Well, that’s all we have again! Don’t forget to browse through previous weeks, and, if you have a cool video you want us to include – send it through!

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