Exhibition - Cheech Sanchez - Girls Got Kicks - Melbourne - 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

Exhibition – Cheech Sanchez – Girls Got Kicks – Melbourne

This is one of those rare times we post up something about a photographic exhibition – but we have absolutely no qualms about this one. Girls Got Kicks looks to be not only a great night of entertainment, but there will be some luscious imagery from Cheech Sanchez of kicks and chicks, oh, and there’s street art in the too – and who doesn’t love that whole combination?

"In her first-ever solo show, Cheech Sanchez presents a series of photographic portraits of female sneaker enthusiasts taken exclusively for the recently released international sneaker book, Girls Got Kicks. The photo series has since developed into a unique snapshot of female street culture in Melbourne. Juxtapozing feminine curves against the graffiti-laden laneways and back streets of Fitzroy and St Kilda, the exhibition is set to throw a bright spotlight on an otherwise elusive group of uniquely Melbournian women.

The opening night – hosted by Melbourne’s very own sneaker queen, M.A.F.I.A. – also acts as the official Australian launch for the book Girls Got Kicks (by Lori Lobenstine and Amanda Lopez –www.girlsgotkicks.com). The first ever photo documentary of badass female sneaker heads, Girls Got Kicks bursts with portraits and stories as rich and varied as their ever-growing sneaker collections.
Cheech Sanchez is a multi-disciplinary creative, tattoo enthusiast and sneakerhead from Melbourne, Australia. Spending her formative years in Sydney in the early 90s, she was introduced to graffiti and rave cultures as a young teen. These two cultures continue to influence her life and work every day, and form the basis for her personal goal to spend each day doing what she loves. Recently crowned Miss Illustrated Pinup VIctoria 2011 and completing a Bachelor of Design (Interior/ Industrial Design), Cheech’s relentless pursuit of her next big creative thing is seemingly never-ending – even she isn’t quite sure what she might try next! www.cheechsanchez.com.

A renowned sneaker freak and hip hop junkie, M.A.F.I.A. has been killing it on the wheels of steel for over 10 years. Growing up at the height of Hip Hop in the ‘70s/‘80s, she became FLUORO BREAKER after falling in love with Boogaloo Shrimp in Breakin. Here began her love affair with sneakers – no thanks to her brother’s obsession for all things adidas. Collecting kicks since the age of 13 (we’re talking 1985!) she quickly became known as one of the world’s most prolific sneaker connoisseurs. In 2007 she joined the infamous team at Sneaker Freaker magazine, and with a strong respect for the brand, she introduced and welcomed a roster of high profile artists, musicians and VIPs to the magazine. To top off her love of all things street, she’s also perhaps Melbourne’s hardest working female Hip Hop DJ, having supported and toured with everyone from Stevie Wonder, Missy Elliott, Spinderella, Ghostface Killah, Dizzee Rascal, Snoop Dogg and so much more! www.yomafia.com.au"

Fuck yeah, girls, kicks, graff, laneways, portraits, tunes – oh yeah, this will be totally mad! Oh, and we also just read a really fantastic interview with Cheech over at Profile Pub – go check it out!


Who: Cheech Sanchez
What: Girls Got Kicks – Portraits By Cheech Sanchez
Where: The Vic Bar, 281 Victoria Street, Melbourne
When: Thursday 2nd February from 5pm, show runs until February 29th

Check out Cheech Sanchez, the Girls Got Kicks website as well as the facebook event page.

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