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Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – July 2016

It’s not easy finding the best ten pieces around the city from month to month, but thats what Dean Sunshine tries to do for us in an un-ceasing survey of the best of Melbourne street art and graffiti. In this, believe it or not the 64th edition of his Top 10, Dean has chosen some of the best pieces that we’re seen yet! Of course, top tens are always subjective, but we do think that he’s nailed it this month! With work from all across the city, featuring Adnate to Al Stark, Hancock and Ape Seven and so many others, its a wonder

Snapshots – State Of Mind – Cam Scale – At Juddy Roller

For those of you who were unable to make it down Juddy Roller to check out Cam Scale’s amazing show State Of Mind, here are  bunch of photos featuring his works from the show.  

Snapshots & Video – The Fresh Hood – Preston

Snapshots & Video – The Fresh Hood – Preston

There are a whole bunch of rad things going up around Preston these days, its turning into one of the cooler spots in Melbourne, to be honest. The Fresh Hood is no exception, taking an older building at the Preston markets and turning it into a cornucopia of cool shops and eateries, surrounded by some dope ass new artwork! Selected and curated out all by our man Dean Sunshine (with support from Loop, Crag of the Space Agency, Dulux Australia and Duke Style) this is an awesome new addition to the many gorgeous walls around Preston … check out the photos

Through The Lens – June 2016 – David Russell Photography

It may be cold in Melbourne right now but that hasn’t deterred artists like Smug who managed to smash out two amazing murals organised by Juddy Roller, one over three storeys depicting his grandparents. Roa was in town and didn’t disappoint with his show at Backwoods Gallery, featuring Australian wildlife painted on all manner of objects he collected while in Melbourne, all from hard rubbish found around Clifton Hill and surrounding suburbs. Adnate also had an exhibition at the Metro Gallery featuring his amazing works depicting members from the indigenous community, its great to see an artist use their skills

Video – Shida – Bombing HK & Seoul

Video – Shida – Bombing HK & Seoul

The man Shida went on a bit of a trip to Hong Kong and Seoul recently, and got a bunch of video of some of his exploits on the streets there – a nice little piece of a man doing what he loves, and doing it with his expressive style – Theres really something to be said about bombing with a brush(s)! Check out the video below ..

Snapshots – Wizards Lizards And Broads – Mark Bode’ – Backwoods Gallery

There are not many shows that captivate me the way Mark Bode did with “Wizards, Lizards & Broads, I suppose for me like so many we were heavily influenced by both Vaughn and Marks undeniably distinguishable characters. There was a time in the 80’s where in class it was all about Cheech Wizard, Puck and Junkwaffle, especially if you were into graffiti you will remember theses characters in some shape or form, I was also lucky enough to meet Mark Bode and his lovely wife personally at a going away dinner for Roa a few weeks back. Don’t miss the

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Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – June 2016

Okay, is it really half way through the year already? I cant believe that 2016 is flying past so damned fast – it seems like it was just the new year! Half way into the year, we already have some cracking choices of top 10s from our man Dean Sunshine, and this month is absolutely no exception! His picks for June 2016 contains some of the coolest shit we’ve seen, and man, it just keeps on coming, month after month, year after year … Check out all the latest below, enjoy! 1. George Rose – South Melbourne 2. Mike Eleven –

Snapshots & Studio Visit – Julian Clavijo

David Russell and I caught up with Julian Clavijo on Sunday in his studio in Brunswick and we’re lucky enough to get an early insight and sneak peek into his body of work for his upcoming show – Patient Transition – Check out all the details for the show here. Over a few beers Julian told us about his origins in Columbia, his time spent at an artist residency in Dubai, as well as his journey into art in general, gallery art and Friday’s show. That’s a very short summary of what we discussed – Julian tells his stories with so

Adnate - Always Been Here - Metro Gallery - Armadale

Snapshots – Adnate – Always Been Here – Metro Gallery 

Last night David Russell and I journeyed over the river to Metro Gallery in Armadale to check out the opening of Matt Adnate‘s – Always Been Here. Like all of Matt’s openings at Metro last night was no exception. The Welcome to Country ceremony kicked off the show as the gallery packed full of people and Eucalyptus smoke wafted through the air. An excellent show with amazingly detailed works. A must see – make sure you get down to Metro ASAP and have a look! Thanks David Russell for the great photos.

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Snapshots – Tiny Writers – Goon Hugs – At The Dark Horse Experiment

Friday the 10th of June saw an amazing show by local artist Goonhugs at the Dark Horse Experiment, a prolific sticker and paste up artist, whose works literally cover everything, I love seeing a shopfront or bus shelter completely covered knowing that there are few thousand stickers on there. This was his first solo show and for this he allowed us a view into his miniature world of these amazingly detailed reproductions of abandoned building from around Melbourne, these were covered in tags mostly from Melbourne’s prolific graffiti scene. He managed to reproduce in such amazing detail, some of my

Exhibition – Secret Walls Battle Royale – aMBUSH Gallery – Sydney

Damn, this looks grand! We’re huge fans of Secret Walls, so when we saw this we wondered why the hell we hadn’t seen it done before – so much talent, so much battle, so much great art going up on the walls of aMBUSH Gallery again.

"Considered the premiere live art event the world over, Secret Walls Australia is now in its fifth series and this November, Sydney will be treated to a peek behind enemy lines with the first ever Secret Walls Group Show.

Opening on Thursday 22 November, the show comprises work from all eight artists of Secret Walls Series 5. Taking their inspiration from classic Battle Royale theme, APESEVEN, BEN BROWN, DALE BIGENI, LUKE OKAY, PUDLER, SINDY SINN, TEEM and VEKS have each developed an A2 artwork thatboasts their iconic styles and enviable skills in graffiti, street art and illustration based art.

Hand printed by Aisle6ix Industries, a limited run of 20 signed and numbered “Battle Royale” prints from each artist and works by the eight artists, unconstrained by concept, scale and media will be available for sale. The Secret Walls Group Show one night only Thursday 22 November 6-9pm. All exhibited works are available for sale, and the show is proudly supported by aMBUSH Gallery, Aisle6ix Industries, Little Creatures Bright Ale, Pipsqueak Cider, Monorex, Oxford Art Factory and The Sydney Art Store."

We won’t lie, we would have loved to have seen this for the Melbourne SW crew as well – but we know it’s only a matter of time (we hope!). We’ll definitely be waiting in wrapt anticipation to see all the photos from the night.

Head down there Sydneysiders, this is another grand show from people who know how to put on some of the best we’ve seen.

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Who: Apeseven, Ben Brown, Dale Bigeni, Luke OKAY, PUDLER, Sindy Sinn, TEEM and VEKS
What: Secret Walls Battle Royale group show
Where: aMBUSH Gallery, 4 James Street, Waterloo NSW
When: Show opens Thursday 22nd November from 6pm til 9pm

Check out aMBUSH Gallery, Secret Walls Australia and the facebook event page for more info.

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