Event - Carbon Festival - Cullen Open House - Melbourne - INVURT


Once again congratulations to Georgie Seccull on her first solo show at the Gasworks arts space in Albert park, when I attended the show last week I was impressed to say the least. On seeing her creations up close one got to appreciate the amount of work that went into each piece she had created. Made from wood, metal, wire and other everyday objects, I could see Georgie had employed many techniques to bring these amazing pieces of art to life. For those that couldn’t make it to her show enjoy the photos I took while I was at the


Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – September 2016

Melbourne street art and graffiti are still going so damn strong, but would have thought we’d be three quarters of the way through 2016 already? And that so much amazing work has already gone up on the walls of our city? Dean Sunshine found us his top ten picks once again for this busy month, and as we come out of winter and into spring, I cant help but be pretty excited to see what else 2016 has in store for us!! Check out all the latest pics below, and enjoy! 1. Sirum – Clifton Hill 2. Lush – Cremorne

Through The Lens September 2016 – David Russell Photography

The month of September saw me capture everything from exhibitions featuring Shida at the new Backwoods space over in Footscray, Ha Ha at Off The Kerb Gallery and Frenchy at Backwoods Gallery, I also managed to spend a bit of time in the heart of Melbourne in Bourke Street with one of my favourite artists Mayonaize. As per usual I have a bunch of night time long exposure shots doing a bit of light painting, this has to be some of my favourite work as I have said many times in my previous posts, the art comes alive under torch

Snapshots – Brainfade – Frenchy – Backwoods Gallery

Almost forgot to post these photos from the exhibition Brainfade by the artist Frenchy at Backwoods Gallery a few weeks back, so for those were unable to attend the show enjoy the photos I captured.  


Interview – Ox King

Distinctive, colorful, weird and downright gorgeous are all words that I’d attribute to the work of Ox King – and even then, they are meager words and are not able to give full justice to the pieces he does. Having worked across the years honing his style, which crosses between pop and fantastical fauna, to the realms of saturated manga-come-blade-runner-esque feminine visuals, Ox King has quickly become one of the most recognisable artists painting walls across Australia. Working predominantly around the streets of Sydney, Ox has also traveled wide and far, spreading his work across a legion of walls and into

Snapshots – Rise & Fall – HA HA – Off The Kerb Gallery

For those of you that missed Rise and Fall by HA HA at Off The Kerb Gallery two weeks ago, I managed to get some photos before the show opened. This show was a departure from his usual works, here he employed broad range of techniques from illustration to brush and even some bronze sculptures of his iconic Ned Kelly stencils.

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Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – August 2016

Has it already been a month since we posted the last collection of Dean Sunshines top ten Melbourne Street art and Graffiti images? We have no idea where all the time goes, but hey, who cares when we have a big fresh bunch of photos of all thats new and grand around the streets of Melbourne! Check it all out below … 1. Ling + Order55 – Richmond 2. Heesco – Cremorne 3. Bailer + Conrad Bizjak + Uncle Les – Port Melbourne 4. Shida – Hosier lane, Melbourne 5. Duke – Hosier lane, Melbourne 6. Hayden Dewar – Northcote

Through The Lens August 2016 – David Russell Photography

This month sees my usual wrap up of the Melbourne Graffiti and Street art scene, seen both in daylight and under the stars at night. Capturing Melbourne under the night sky is something quite special, the art seems to come to life and adds another dimension to these already amazing works of art. Since most of the work is done by good friends of mine I feel a real responsibility to do it justice and make their work shine – its a collaboration of sorts, that produces some amazing results. August also saw exhibitions featuring artists Kenta “Senekt”, at Backwoods

Snapshots – Spectrum – Senekt – Backwoods Gallery

Last week saw my good friend and very talented artist Kenta “Senekt”who had a solo show called Spectrum at Backwoods Gallery. I was really impressed with the progression of his latest works, having watched his style over the last three years since moving over from Japan. I must say its been an absolute pleasure getting to know Kenta and becoming good friends, even though there was a huge language barrier, thankfully my good friend Luke Mcmanus speaks fluent Japanese. Check out the photos below I captured for those who were unable to make it to the show.  


Interview – Sam Yong

Sam Yong is one of those artists who I have followed for a while now, but have never really had a chance to find out more about. I first came across his work back in 2014 at the Analogue/Digital conference, where he was giving a talk as a part of the “Next Gen” artists talks alongside Carla McRae and Loretta Lizzio. As his work was projected upon the massive screen, I couldn’t help but be in slight awe at all the detail and macabre beauty within them. After that, beyond following his work on various social media, the next chance I had

Event – Carbon Festival – Cullen Open House – Melbourne

As you’re all probably aware, Carbon Festival 2012 is fast approaching, so we’re kicking off our coverage of the event this week – we’ll hopefully be bringing you some interviews, lots of pics and all the info you’ll need to check it all out over the next few days.

First up, however, Art Series Hotel will be opening the doors and rooms of the Cullen Hotel in Prahran to help kick off the shebang. There will be a heap of amazing live art, from the awesome talents of visitors DALeast (China) and Faith 47 (South Africa), as well as local street artist. DALeast and Faith 47 will be painting a massive piece on the side of the hotel over April, and Heesco will be painting up the gym at the hotel. Plus, a design jam, tours of the hotel (yep, that’s my name down there), cocktails and the chance to check out all the rooms that various international artists have added their special touch to during their various visits down here.

This is a great event, and along with all the exhibitions, music, and the actual Carbon Festival itself – man. April … what a month.

Anyways, there’s a lot going on during the day, so we’ve decided to whack down the whole press release – read on!!

“The Cullen will kick off Carbon Festival 2012 with Cullen Open House on Saturday 21 April – a day of living fearlessly with street art. Showcasing the tallest mural in the Southern Hemisphere, a street art installation, interactive workshops and a chance to discover The Cullen’s very own Street Art Hotel Suites, The Cullen will educate and inspire guests bringing the spirit of Melbourne’s world famous street art culture into the Hotel.

Liz Austin, Marketing Manager, Art Series Hotels says;

“Carbon Festival allows us to engage our guests and neighbours and recognise street art as a legitimate part of our local culture. Cullen Open House is an expression of the Hotel’s representation of modern art and we have extended this inspiration to feature works from three street artists, D*Face, Swoon and Blek Le Rat, in our deluxe suites in recognition of the art form which is being embraced by Melbourne and the rest of the world.”

Boss Murals, All Day, Grattan Street Entry, Exterior Wall

Upon entry to The Cullen it will be hard to miss the tallest mural in the Southern Hemisphere – Boss Murals. South Yarra’s RTIST Gallery will curate the mural by international artists Faith 47 and DALeast. It will take a month to complete, transforming the exterior wall of The Cullen into an inspired street art masterpiece. This is a not to be missed spectacle.

Boss Murals will be created at the beginning of April and will be due for completion at the end of April.

The Cullen Street Art Suites, All Day, Various Levels (Guided Tours at 3pm and 4pm, starting in Hotel Foyer)

The Cullen will launch a series of Street Art Hotel Suites as part of Cullen Open House. Visitors will have the opportunity to wander the hotel with a cocktail in hand, discovering unique markings throughout the Hotel.  Spot the rat in Blek Le Rat’s room, as well as random rats throughout the Hotel as well as a Blek Le Rat self portrait on Commercial Road. Uncover Swoon’s muse and see the graphic black and white horizontal stencil art of D*Face emblazing the walls, as well as a concrete spray can in the foyer.

Guests will have an opportunity to join a guided tour of the Street Art Hotel Suites and learn more about the artists at 3pm and 4pm with Fletcher Andersen, street artist and Editor of Invurt Magazine.

Heesco Live, All Day, The Cullen Gymnasium, Level 6

Acclaimed Mongolian street artist, Heesco, will create a large scale mural, live, throughout the day, inspired by the notion of living fearlessly. The Cullen recently worked with Heesco at Outpost, Sydney and continues to support the artist and his public installations around Melbourne.

Design Jam at The Cullen, 10am – 5pm, Cullen Rooftop, Level 6

Swinburne University of Technology will present ‘Design Jam’, investigating themes including Transformation and Cross-
Cultural Brand Identity using a design-based approach to problem solving and creativity. Numbers are limited so to
register, please email [email protected]

This is a huge event on the Melbourne Street Art calendar, as is the rest of the Carbon festival and all the events and exhibitions surrounding it – stay tuned for all the rest of that, coming up in the next day or two!

See you at the Cullen!


Who: DALeast, Faith 47, Heesco and showings of work from Blek Le Rat, Swoon, D*Face and more.
What: The Cullen Open House – Carbon Festival Preview
Where: The Cullen, 164 Commercial Road, Prahran, Melbourne, Australia
When: Event runs on Saturday 21st April 2012, from 10am to 5pm

Check out the Carbon Festival website, and the Art Series Hotels Cullen website for more info.

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