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Feature – Meeting Of Styles Philippines 2016

Without a doubt Meeting Of Styles Philippines was an awesome event. The MOS series of events are, themselves, some of the funnest things around that you can do with a bunch of other wall painting enthusiasts, and after fifteen years it just keeps getting better and bigger as it expands to different regions. It’s one of the best graffiti events in the world, hands down. At the beginning of April, I headed down to Melbourne for two days for MOS Melbourne, then, in mid-April, I found myself up in Kuala Lumpur for MOS Malaysia – so, it only felt right that I head up to Manila

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Sunshines Top 10 – April 2016

Another April goes by and Melbourne is starting the slow slide into the winter months – but that doesn’t stop jack shit, with everyone still out and about painting a huge mass of rad Melbourne graffiti and street art. As always, Dean Sunshine it out and about capturing as much of it as he can, and here is his pick for all the rad shit he saw in April! Check out all the shots below! 1. Vexta – Melbourne 2. Mayo + Destroy – Collingwood 3. Juan Salgado – Collingwood 4. DAC – Fitzroy 5. Be Free – Collingwood 6. Heesco

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Exhibition – Shane Sterry – Destroy Something Beautiful – Melbourne

I first met and came across Shane Sterrys work at All Your Walls, way back in 2013. He’d done a really cool paste-up as a part of it, and I instantly loved his style. Now, he has his very first solo show coming up tomorrow night at Outre gallery – and I wish I was there to check it out! “I am honored to be having my debut solo show at Outré Gallery Melbourne showcasing my new works ‘DESTROY SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL’ as part of The Small Wall Project. Exhibition opening night at 6pm May 6th at Outré Gallery 249 Elizabeth

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Exhibition – Creature Creature – Daggers – Melbourne

Creature Creature (aka Chanel Tang and Ambrose Rehorek) are back, with the dynamic duo putting on their latest solo show “Daggers” later this week! Read on for all the news on these guys rad new work and show … All photos below by the most talented p1xels “Creature Creature’s latest series of work is about bringing inward disposition to the surface with a demonstration of high intensity and romantic drama.      Illustrating the internal with outward displays of armoury, weapons, creatures and colours. Symbolic representations of fortitude. Visual style and motifs comes from both a past and future aesthetics resulting in

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Exhibition – No Fixed Address PopUp Show – Footscray

After their amazingly successful Art Of The Mill exhibition and show, NFA Gallery are back with another popup show featuring some of Melbournes radest and coolest artists. “No Fixed Address Gallery is a roving art gallery specialising in Contemporary Urban Art, including but not limited to: –    Graffiti –    Street Art –    Sculpture –    Photography –    Illustration The idea behind NFA Gallery is to provide local and international artists with more opportunities than traditional art galleries, by working directly with them to source an ideal space to exhibit their artwork, breaking both physical and geographical boundaries.” For this next round

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Exhibition – Deams – In The Fold – Melbourne

We’ve been following Melbourne based artist, and founding member of AWOL , Deams, for many years now and its been an absolute pleasure watching his style progress over this time. Every time we see a new show from him, its another evolution of his style, and a beautiful evolution  at that. This week, Deams has yet another solo show opening up in Melbourne at Backwoods gallery – read on for all the info … “We are intrinsically bound by our shared experiences as we move along uncertain paths. ‘In The Fold’ seeks to illuminate the nature of this human journey by

Video – Laneways Of Melbourne

Video – Laneways Of Melbourne

In a follow up to our recap of Meeting Of Styles Melbourne, Mick Russell posted up this video of a few of the laneways of Melbourne that were showcased in the event, with a nice little interaction and map in amongst it. Though it doesnt show all of the lanes that were done, unfortunately, its a pretty cool hyperlapse of some of the main ones! The Melbourne street art and graffiti scenes are blessed to have spots like this, when other countries struggle to get legal walls – though, we always need more … enjoy the video! “Taking a tour of

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Feature – Meeting Of Styles Malaysia 2016 – Kuala Lumpur

It was Friday evening by the time I arrived in KL, I’d finished work and hopped on a quick plane over from Singapore – it was like flying from Melbourne to Canberra, straight up, straight down. After catching the high speed express train into the city, then a connecting monorail to Bukit Bintang station, I’d thrown down my bags and walked the short way over to near Jalan Imbi where everyone was gathered. District Shop and Gallery is at the heart of graffiti in Kuala Lumpur – and the organisers of Meeting Of Styles Malaysia 2016. Down a side street,

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Interview – Steve Cross

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Steve Cross for a very long time, and in that time I’ve always found him to be a remarkably affable, courteous and downright talented and passionate man. Having seen his work on walls, in group shows, as tattoos on friends and sketches posted up on social media, I have had more than a familiarity with his work – yet its only really now (even given his incredible body of work so far), when Ive seen a catalogue of his upcoming show, The Black Ocean, that I realise I’ve caught a fleeting glimpse at the full scope of his

Video – Wall To Wall Festival 2016

Video – Wall To Wall Festival 2016

We loved seeing all the pics form up in Benalla the other week, and it was great to see this festival continue to grow our in regional Victoria – and they’ve just put out the video for it all! “Wall to Wall festival in Benalla, Victoria is the only major street art festival in the state. The festival drew over 4,000 punters to the town. Wall to Wall is an amazing example of how street art can strengthen regional communities. To find out more visit www.juddyroller.com.au Wall to Wall Festival is curated by Juddy Roller The lare the Managing Directors

Exhibition – Sign Language – Lower Fi Collective – Sydney

Following on from last weeks successful 4 Letter Word, the popup Lower Fi Collective series is about to wrap up, but not without a banged out slew of letters, type and all things alphabetical.

This ones something different, and pays homeage to something that we love and feel passionate about – the dying art of hand painted signage. Funnily enough, two of our favourite blogs at the moment have been documenting all of the old hand painted signage around the city (Finding The Radio Book and Type:Melbourne), so when we saw this show up in Sydney paying homage to this threatened genre of art, we were immediately intrigued.

“Sign painting has a very long history within the realm of “artisans-crafts”. Historically, apprenticeships were the means of learning the craft. Though many, in the earlier history of the craft were self-taught. An apprenticeship could last for years, depending on the skill of the apprentice and the knowledge of the “master”. The skills learned were varied and some quite complex. Learning to manipulate a lettering brush was the core of the learning process. This skill alone could take years to master.

With the advent of the computer and various kinds of software now available the sign painting craft has been displaced with computer driven sign making machines. The “craft” has all but disappeared, and in only a few “technical schools” or specialty schools is the craft still taught. Sign painters are usually self-taught and/or taught by mentors in the business. This is because Sign Painting is rarely offered in schools/universities, which in turn is the reason it could considered a dying trade. “Sign Language” is an exhibition of a younger generation whom embrace the practices of traditional sign painting.”

Some names are familiar to us, and some are new, but one thing is for sure – they are all lovers and purveyors of sign writing, art and champions of the original “street art”.

Such a great show to wrap up the Lower-Fi series, wish we could be there to see it.

 

Who: Edward Woodley, Dave Frey, Chow Cracker, Gary Msk, Gemma O’brien, Kaone, Lance Corlett, Numskull, Roachi, Will Lynes
What: Sign Language
Where: Lower-Fi Collective popup space, @ The Stables7-9 Lt Bourke St, Surry Hills
When: Show opens Thursday 6th December from 6pm til 9pm.

Check out the Lo-Fi Collective website for more details, or the facebook event page!

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