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

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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

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!

 

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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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