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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

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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

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Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – October 2016

Its November already, and I’m finally back in Melbourne – and what better way to kick-start things back after my travels than to (belatedly) throw up another fine ass collection of all the best bits of Melbourne street art and graffiti that Dean Sunshine saw over the past month!  These top 10s never disappoint, and there’s always a great cross section of work amongst his monthly picks – so check it all out below!  1. MERDA – Melbourne  2. Bailer – St.Kilda 3. Slicer – Brunswick 4. Makatron + Conrad Bizjak – Melbourne  5. Ethicks – Brunswick 6. Hayden Dewar

Through The Lens October 2016 – David Russell Photography

Join me once again as its that time to see what I saw in the month of October, it was a big month for artist Rone with his exhibition “EMPTY“, man what a show this was exhibited in the old Lyric theatre for the last time before demolition. October also saw “The Art Of Banksy“, exhibition behind Federation square along the train tracks, there was so much controversy surrounding this show. I wasn’t too phased I was just happy to be there with handful of my good mates who’s art featured on the way in to the exhibition, its on

Snapshots – EMPTY – RONE – Lyric Theatre

This show will be talked about long after the metal monsters tear down this beautiful 1920’s theatre that Rone brought back to life, giving Melbourne one last chance to see her in all her beauty. And boy did she shine especially from a photographers point of view, I returned 3 times to capture the amazing space come to life with these incredible shards of light coming through the porthole windows from 3:30 pm. I also loved just watching all the reactions of the bystanders as they walked in and were struck by a 10 metre mural depicting a female over

Snapshots – The Art Of Banksy – The Paddock Federation Square

This is one show that had its fair share of critics “The Art Of Banksy” featuring art purchased by various collectors on display in a faux London street scape. I myself am a big fan as are many are of Banksy’s work as it is what street art was originally about and that is using the street to convey a message about war, hunger, greed, politicians and the list goes on. It was great to see the works up close but something just didn’t feel right, some of the works felt out of place on a clean sterile wall, as

Snapshots – IN THE SHADOWS OF MANKIND – GEORGIE SECCULL – Gas Works Art Space

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

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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.   More Cool Shit: Snapshots – Live painting at Metro gallery b… Snapshots – Melbourne Abando – Slicer … Through The Lens August 2015 – With David Ru… Interview – Lush

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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