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Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – May 2016

The thing we love about the end of every month is when Dean Sunshine  and Dave Russell send through what they reckon are their top picks of all the best Melbourne graffiti and street art for the previous months – and here is the first lot from Dean Sunshine, as he once again takes his paintspotting camera camera wide and far to bring us some damn cool shit. Check out Deans Top 10 Melbourne street art and graffiti photos below! Looking forward to seeing Daves soon also, keep an eye out! 1. Reko Rennie – Prahran 2. Cruel – Collingwood 3. Meggs

Video – Guido Van Helten – Portrait Of An Artist

Video – Guido Van Helten – Portrait Of An Artist

This rad video just got released, and its another gorgeous production from Selina Miles, covering some amazing art by the man Guido Van Helten whilst he painted a bunch of cool shit up in Iceland. Guido is at the forefront of all that is great about Australian street art, and Selinas Miles videos are always a pleasure to watch. “In August 2015, film director Selina Miles travelled with artist Guido van Helten to Akureyri – a town on the north coast of Iceland, to produce a very unique work. This 6-minute film documents their journey, and offers insight into the

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Interview – Bode Klein – LOV3

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Interview – Marguerite Tierney

These days, it’s always a pleasure when I stumble across a Melbourne artist that for some reason or another, I haven’t seen much of before. Over the years I’ve interviewed and written about (and just generally appreciated) hundreds of artists on this site, whether they’re painters, illustrators, comic book artists or those who are truly immersed in the Melbourne street art scene – so whenever I discover someone new, even if they’re not “new” per se, I tend to get a little excited. For a while there, it really did feel like the ranks of people painting on walls and

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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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Through The Lens – April 2016 – David Russell Photography

The month of April has past by leaving Melbourne with some amazing works of art, here are just a few of my favourite moments I managed to capture. More Cool Shit: Sunshines Top 10 – October 2014 Interview – Fibre Femmes – Fresh Chop Snapshots & Video – Adnate – Beyo… Video -GENERATION IRON PRESENT RONNIE COLEMAN BY C…

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

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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