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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.  

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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.  

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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

Snapshots – Clockwise – Group Exhibition – S.T.K Art Spaces

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Clockwise group-show at S.T.K art space, this awesome line up of artists was curated by the lovely Filitsa Giannapoulos. This show featured a broad range of artists each bringing their own unique style, from Blek Le Rat to Conrad Bizjak to Rus Kidd and many more from Melbourne’s amazingly talented landscape. Check out the pics from the show below, hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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Interview – Brolga

There is a long list of artists who have made their way over to New York City from our Australian shores, seeking what everyone else does in that big city across the seas – a chance to be inspired and create in one of the worlds most cosmopolitan environments. Brolga is one of these artists, who, after leaving the Northern Territory, travelled the world for some time before finally settled into the city he now calls home. With a pop styled aesthetic honed from his graphic design background, Brolga has been making a few waves in recent times. Recently, his Mohammed Ali painting

Event & Live Art – Art Series Hotels Conversation Corner – Art & About – Sydney

To start off the week, we have a bit of cool news on an event that will be happening as a part of Art & About in Sydney next weekend.

On Saturday 22nd September, at 1pm, Art Series Hotels will be playing host to the “Art Series Conversation Corner” in which they will be presenting a whole bunch of panels with creative industry types, as well as several well known artists including Stormie Mills, Anthony Lister,  Vincent Fantauzzo, Paul Davies and Sarah Goffman.

Our part of the news? Well, I’m pretty damn excited because I”ve been invited up to Sydney speak on the “Art Outside The Gallery Panel” alongside the aMBUSH guys (Bill Dimas and John Wiltshire,), Stormie Mills, Anthony Lister and Rachel Healy from City Of Sydney. After our talk, the artist will be giving a talk on working in the industry, and then I’ll be doing some live painting with Takie and Justin Feuerring!

Read on for all the info, as well as the timetable …

“On Saturday 22 September, Melbourne’s Art Series Hotel Group is bringing together some of the country’s most exciting contemporary artists, street artists and designers at The Art Series Hotels Conversation Corner as part of this year’s Art & About Sydney.

Winner of the Archibald Prize People’s Choice Award Vincent Fantauzzo, Stormie Mills, Anthony Lister and local artist Paul Davies, will be just a few of the artists who will be sharing their experiences about making art their career across two talks at 1pm and 2pm at warehouse gallery space 74-76 Oxford Street.

The talks will be hosted by Jane O’Neill, in-house art curator for Art Series Hotels and operator of Art Aficionado Tours.

O’Neill explains; “The Art Series Hotel Group has proven to be a major supporter of the arts following the opening of three hotels which pay tribute to some of Australia’s most well-known artists – The Cullen, The Olsen and The Blackman. The initiation of this free event affirms the Art Series commitment to the broader art community and we’re looking forward to some feisty, funny conversations about contemporary art with the Sydney public.”

From 3pm, the venue will be transformed into the Red Bull Beat Suite with live street art
demonstrations and installations from Takie, Justin Feuerring and Facter among other street artists to be announced.

Red Bull will be serving up some not to be missed cocktail creations and guests can continue the conversation to the sounds of the Red Bull Beat Suite.

The Art Series Hotels Conversation Corner
Saturday 22 September
1pm – 6pm
74-76 Oxford Street Darlinghurst, Sydney
Entry – FREE

1pm – Art Outside the Gallery

  • Stormie Mills
  • Anthony Lister
  • Facter, Invurt
  • Rachel Healy, City of Sydney
  • Bill Dimas and John Wiltshire, aMBUSH Gallery

2pm – Meet the Artists – life working as a contemporary Australian artist

  • Vincent Fantauzzo
  • Paul Davies
  • Sarah Goffman
  • Stormie Mills
  • Anthony Lister

3pm – 6pm – Art Series Hotels Beat Suite
Live street art demonstrations, Red Bull cocktails and installations by well-known street artists Takie, Facter and Justin Feuerring set to the tunes of the Red Bull DJ.”

We’re big fans of Art Series hotels and what they do, they have worked pretty hard at facilitating some really cool things surrounding the art scene (contemporary, street, and emerging) in Australia. The day will have some great words from a bunch of great people, and artists, involved in the street art and creative community with tunes and live art to boot!

We’re really excited about this trip up there, and looking forward to a great weekend with all you Sydney crew – along with all the other amazing events going on in Sydney, its gunna be a mad weekend.

So, come join us – we’d love to see you all there!


Who: Stormie Mills, Anthony Lister, John Wiltshire, Bill Dimas, Rachel Healy,  Paul Davies, Sarah Goffman, Takie, Justin Feuerring
What: Art Series Conversation Corner – Art & About Sydney
Where: 74-76 Oxford Street Darlinghurst, Sydney
When: Saturday 22 September, 1pm – 6pm

For further information, visit the facebook event page, www.artserieshotels.com.au or www.artandabout.com.au

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