Interview – Knock

I first started seeing Knocks work around Melbourne some time ago, periodically appearing in run down abandos and a variety of walls sprawled across the city – immediately, there was just something that drew me to his work, whether it was the seemingly ordered chaos of his pieces, or the strange and pensively creepy character work that peered out from broken bricks, pinpoint eyes mirroring the decay around them. Like other artists who choose to follow this type chaotic expression, Knocks work is infused with a variety of influences from pop culture, to the surreal and macabre – his often

Exhibition – 100 Candles Game – By Barek – Off The Kerb

Inspired by the ancient Japanese game Hyakumonogatari Kaidenkai or 100 Candles Game. Around a circle of 100 lit candles––amidst a sum- mer chorus of frogs & insects––participants take turns telling a ghost story or supernatural tale, each snuffing a candle upon finishing. When the final candle is extinguished a Yōkai (ghost or spirit) can be seen with the naked eye… A collection of paintings, drawings & sculptures inspired by Japanese folklore and Kaidan (ghost stories) by artist Barek. Who: Barek. What: 100 Candles Game. Where: Off The Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood. When: October 9th from 6-9pm – till the 23rd

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Sunshines Top 10 – September 2015

So Dean Sunshine has, yep, once again got out and about to get a bunch of great shots from around Melbourne of some of the finest shit on walls possible – welcome to Spring, people, theres going to be a lot more stuff going up over the next few months, so stay tuned as summer begins to roll in … 1. Unwell Bunny – Prahran 2. RusKidd – Fitzroy 3. Duke Style – Melbourne 4. Heesco Christopher Hancock – Melbourne 5. Phibs – Fitzroy 6. Mayo – Fitzroy 7. Lucy Lucy – Preston 8. Be Free – Collingwood 9. Putos –

Snapshots – Everfresh Studio – Open day 2015

Due to the popularity of last years open day, Everfresh decided to open it’s doors again for one day only and allow the public to walk through the studio and see the artists and their work up close and personal. For many people this would be the first time they would get to meet the artists who’s work they had seen all over Collingwood, Fitzroy and destinations around the world. This was also an opportunity to purchase some of their amazing work at a very reasonable price, so for those of you who were unable to make it down, here


Exhibition – Knock – Terra Senectus – Melbourne

At times wandering vagabond and all round grand artist and nice dude Knock will be having his Melbourne solo show at House Of Bricks next week, and its one that you really shouldn’t miss! “After having spent another summer in Berlin creating more visual stimuli ,”TERRA SENECTUS” represents a new body of work by the artist KNOCK. Opening October 2nd at HOB gallery. Translating to “old planet”, the paintings reference mythology and the unknown of yesteryear within deep time.. Deep time is the concept of geologic time. The modern philosophical concept was developed in the 18th century by Scottish geologist

Exhibition – 32K by David Russell – Blender Studios

Resident Photographer for Invurt and our good friend, David Russell is FINALLY having his 1st exhibition – and were super excited to share it with you.  I wrote this for his event page on Facebook:  “I first met David Russell in Hosier lane in 2012, I’d seen him a hundred times in various streets, lanes and at walls all over Melbourne before, but this time I decided to say hello. I’m glad I did. When I first met David his photography was a passion and a hobby. Since then David has become one of Melbourne’s most renowned and respected graffiti

Exhibition – Elle – Lucy Lucy – Juddy Roller

E L L E Elle is a collective representation of the universal feminine archetype. As a woman, She is femininity divided. We glimpse her many facets through her various portrayals, though the lines that separate her identities are blurred. Each persona, culture and story is enmeshed and intertwined to accentuate the figure they represent; strength, grace, and beauty embodied. Lucy’s work attempts to capture the evolving folklore of the feminine, exploring the diversity and boundaries of heritage. Whether a sovereign queen, a mystic sorceress, a youthful muse, or a charismatic lady, all share in the art and privilege of being


Event – Everfresh Open Studio – Collingwood

When you are talking about Melbourne street art – it’s hard not to mention the name Everfresh. The Everfresh crew have been an institution an integral part of street art in our city since day one. Funny, as I’m writing this from Tokyo I can see their stickers everywhere from their last visit.  Everfresh studios in Easey st was for ten years and when it closed a couple of years ago, I was rather sad. The place was like a museum for street art and graffiti. Even though that was the end of an era it was also the start

Through The Lens August 2015 – With David Russell Photography

For those of you who like my work, be sure to come to my first solo exhibition on Friday 13th of November at Blender studios, here you will see some images you may of seen in the past and a selection of new works. I really look forward to sharing my vision with you all , especially those that have followed me over the years and have watched my work progress to this point. One thing I can guarantee is you will see my work as you have never seen it before and that is printed on large glossy photo

Exhibition – Seasons Of Change 17 – Spring – Revolver Upstairs

For three years Seasons of Change has held a quarterly events at the beginning of each season featuring new work on Revolver Upstairs graffiti wall in the breezeway viewable from The Back Bar, a one night only exhibition and limited edition prints. This season we are flipping the script with a series of 6 limited edition 2 colour screenprints. The works will be created by six of Melbournes most well respected writers and artists all sharing a passion for letter-based graffiti, Dvate, Akuze, Askem, Sage, Inpac and Pkue. All prints will be signed and numbered by the artist. One night

Exhibition – QWUX Presents – 91xnmb – Lo-Fi Collective – Sydney

We’ve been big fans of the work from QWUX (not only his own artwork – but the many shows that he has curated), for ages now. When we saw this this morning, we were pretty damn pleased to hear that he’s doing another one – this time with the crew from Lo-Fi!

QWUX did a bit of an interview in The Brag recently, and had this to say about the show –

“91xnmp is a quick little passion project I whipped up. Basically, it thrust upon me to organise a show while working with the guys from The Tate, so, naturally, I took it as an opportunity to put together a show full of my favourite artists at the moment.

All the artists in 91xnmb come from a more illustrative background, often working with characters/portraits and other figurative work. I chose everyone because they have either influenced my own work in one way or another, or they have blown my mind with what they have been doing lately. I went for 16 artists as its the 16th show that i have curated and i thought that was a nice tie in. Most of the artists are sydney locals too, guys like Chris Yee, Nico and Alex Lehours are killing it at the moment, and literally lived less than 10 mins from my house till i moved recently.

I also looked outside of Sydney to some new artists i havent met, but really enjoy their work, TeamNigh has been killing it lately, as has Ryan Parsons. Then there are the guys whose work I just love to bits, Josh “KID9″ Thorsen, Mark Drew and Yewot are all guys I know personally, but love their work and collect it myself. Anyway, there is something for everyone, and from what In see of the works coming through its going to be a killer show – these guys are doing me proud!”

This is the 16th show that Qwux has curated, and if you look at the title upsidedown, it actually says QWUX16 – pretty damn clever we think! Oh, and as a bonus, Convaire will be doing a bad ass DJ set on the night as well. Can’t wait to see all the pics from this one – if you’re lucky enough to be in Sydney, head down there this Thursday to see it with your own unwavering eyes!



Who: Chris Yee, Nico, Josh “kid9” Thorsen, Yewot, Teamnigh, Timothy Duong, Mulga, Alex Lehours, Ox, Roachi, Teem, Luke Burcher, Dan Ross, Ryan Parsons, Mark Drew, Qwux
What: 91xnmb group show
Where: Lo-Fi Collective at the Standard, Level 3 383 Bourke St, Surry Hills
When: Show opens for one night only Thursday January 24th from 6pm til late

Check out the Lo-Fi collective website as well as the facebook event page for more info.

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