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

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ROA at Healesville Sanctuary

Whilst ROA was here in Melbourne, like last time, he spent much of his time and gained much of his inspiration at Healesville Sanctuary. For anyone not familiar with the sanctuary, Healesville Sanctuary is a not-for-profit conservation organisation dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction through breeding and recovery programs for threatened species and by working with visitors and supporters to reduce threats facing endangered wildlife. ROA spent several days at the Sanctuary, meeting and playing with all of the animals, this intimate experience gave him the inspiration for the show, which was complimented by bones and other weird artifacts on loan from

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Interview – Goodie

For many years, creatives from all across Australia have pulled up stumps, waved tearful goodbye to their home towns and headed south (or east) to seek their fortune amongst the streets and lanes of Melbourne. Since way back when, Australians with a creative bent have often looked towards the city as an artistic mecca, one to which they must make at least one pilgrimage to in their life. For many, it’s just a holiday, but for others it’s the Big Move. Some make it, some fake it, some find other paths or settle down into mundanity, and some, after having tried all

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Snapshots – ROA – HIC SVNT DRACONES – Backwoods Gallery / Guy Mathew’s Industrial

David Russell and I were lucky enough to spend the last 2 weeks or so watching this incredible show evolve. ROA arrived a few weeks ago now, and as soon as he did, like a Bower Bird, started collecting bits and pieces for his nest, or his canvases ;) Just like Bower Birds to a blue object, David and myself were also magnetically drawn into the studio, spending every spare second there. Watching ROA work is not something you get to see every day – so we cherished every second. Whilst amassing a smorgasbord of junk, old furniture, globes, glass,

Through The Lens – May 2016 – David Russell Photography

Hi guys it’s good to be back with my monthly edition of Through The Lens, this month I have selected a group of photos I think you will all enjoy as much as I did taking them. Till next month and remember it’s never too late to follow your dreams and do what makes you happy.  

Event – No Parlay – Melbourne

Alas, we have had news that this event has been cancelled …

“Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be cancelled.
All tickets purchased through Eventbrite will be refunded shortly. All tickets purchased through a promoter you will need to contact your promoter for your refund.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.”

Sorry to hear, dudes.


If you’re in Melbourne, then you’ve probably noticed that its boat party month – it seems that every promoter and club in the city is holding their own little cruise this month!

Standing out from the crowd though, and from the guys over at RTIST – is No Parlay. Sure, its a boat cruise – but it has a cool and unique lineup of DJs. More interesting to us, however, is that it has an extra special component to it that no other boat party has – live art, installations and some of the biggest names in Australian and international graffiti and street art – fuck yeah!

“The collective behind Prahran’s progressive RTIST gallery, RTIST Creative, have curated a unique two-part experience this January that combines street art and some of the city’s best electronic DJs and urban acts.

Beginning with the No Parlay Boat Cruise, a VIP experience departing the Docklands, the RTIST ship will sail the harbor in a day of revelry featuring sets by Kodiak Kid, Perplex, Andee Frost and Galapagoose.

The cruise will join the No Parlay Shed4 Party that boasts an impressive roster of DJs and performers. Headlined by tribal techno force Africa Hitech (UK/AUS), the event features sets by Kid Kenobi, one of Australia’s most successful breakbeat DJs, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), N’FA Jones, One Sixth, DJ Peril, Vida Sunshyne and Congo Tardis #1.

Street artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Akuzer, Monster, Slicer, Zode, Paris, Porno, Dvate, Rsume, Shem, Jorz and more will transform the walls of the Docklands venue into a living gallery while a unique lighting setup, a first for Australian audiences, will illuminate the Docklands shed.

The No Parlay Boat Cruise and No Parlay Shed4 Party is another multiplatform music and arts experience by RTIST Creative, who work to promote emerging artists as well as Internationally respected DJs.”

Boats, beer, bass and bitchin art – what more could you want from a day out? Get your tickets as soon as you can, they’re selling out fast …

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Who: Sofles, Fintan Magee, Akuzer, Monster, Slicer, Zode, Paris, Porno, Dvate, Rsume, Shem, Jorz with tunes provided by Africa Hitech (UK/AUS), Kid Kenobi, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), N’FA Jones, One Sixth, DJ Peril, Vida Sunshyne and Congo Tardis #1.
What: 
No Parlay Boat Cruise/Shed4 Party.
Where: No Parlay Boat Cruise leaves from The Victoria Star, Central Pier Docklands – No Parlay Party held at Shed4, South Wharf Docklands.
When: Event has been cancelled.  Saturday January 19, 2013. No Parlay Boat Cruise starts 2pm January 19. No Parlay Shed4 Party starts 6.30pm January 19. Closes 1am Sunday.
Price: No Parlay Boat Cruise: $65 + booking fee (With free entry into the Shed4 Party). No Parlay Shed4 Party: $40 + booking fee.
Tickets: Available through www.noparlay.eventbrite.com.au

Check out the RTIST Creative website for more info, as well as the facebook event page.

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