Exhibition - LUSH - EVOLUTION OF A GRAFFITI SHIT CUNT - Backwoods Gallery - Collingwood - Melbourne - INVURT

Through The Lens September 2016 – David Russell Photography

The month of September saw me capture everything from exhibitions featuring Shida at the new Backwoods space over in Footscray, Ha Ha at Off The Kerb Gallery and Frenchy at Backwoods Gallery, I also managed to spend a bit of time in the heart of Melbourne in Bourke Street with one of my favourite artists Mayonaize. As per usual I have a bunch of night time long exposure shots doing a bit of light painting, this has to be some of my favourite work as I have said many times in my previous posts, the art comes alive under torch

Snapshots – Brainfade – Frenchy – Backwoods Gallery

Almost forgot to post these photos from the exhibition Brainfade by the artist Frenchy at Backwoods Gallery a few weeks back, so for those were unable to attend the show enjoy the photos I captured.   More Cool Shit: Snapshots – Shida & Irga in Italy Snapshots – Dabs Myla Paint-up – Fitzr… Snapshots – Sydney – Walls and Paint Snapshots & Studio Visit – Julian Clavi…

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Interview – Ox King

Distinctive, colorful, weird and downright gorgeous are all words that I’d attribute to the work of Ox King – and even then, they are meager words and are not able to give full justice to the pieces he does. Having worked across the years honing his style, which crosses between pop and fantastical fauna, to the realms of saturated manga-come-blade-runner-esque feminine visuals, Ox King has quickly become one of the most recognisable artists painting walls across Australia. Working predominantly around the streets of Sydney, Ox has also traveled wide and far, spreading his work across a legion of walls and into

Snapshots – Rise & Fall – HA HA – Off The Kerb Gallery

For those of you that missed Rise and Fall by HA HA at Off The Kerb Gallery two weeks ago, I managed to get some photos before the show opened. This show was a departure from his usual works, here he employed broad range of techniques from illustration to brush and even some bronze sculptures of his iconic Ned Kelly stencils. More Cool Shit: Snapshots – Meggs – Truth In Myth II Interview – Fibre Femmes – Kaff-eine Snapshots – Sunshines Top 20 – Yarravi… Snapshots – Seasons of Change Winter –…

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Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – August 2016

Has it already been a month since we posted the last collection of Dean Sunshines top ten Melbourne Street art and Graffiti images? We have no idea where all the time goes, but hey, who cares when we have a big fresh bunch of photos of all thats new and grand around the streets of Melbourne! Check it all out below … 1. Ling + Order55 – Richmond 2. Heesco – Cremorne 3. Bailer + Conrad Bizjak + Uncle Les – Port Melbourne 4. Shida – Hosier lane, Melbourne 5. Duke – Hosier lane, Melbourne 6. Hayden Dewar – Northcote

Through The Lens August 2016 – David Russell Photography

This month sees my usual wrap up of the Melbourne Graffiti and Street art scene, seen both in daylight and under the stars at night. Capturing Melbourne under the night sky is something quite special, the art seems to come to life and adds another dimension to these already amazing works of art. Since most of the work is done by good friends of mine I feel a real responsibility to do it justice and make their work shine – its a collaboration of sorts, that produces some amazing results. August also saw exhibitions featuring artists Kenta “Senekt”, at Backwoods

Snapshots – Spectrum – Senekt – Backwoods Gallery

Last week saw my good friend and very talented artist Kenta “Senekt”who had a solo show called Spectrum at Backwoods Gallery. I was really impressed with the progression of his latest works, having watched his style over the last three years since moving over from Japan. I must say its been an absolute pleasure getting to know Kenta and becoming good friends, even though there was a huge language barrier, thankfully my good friend Luke Mcmanus speaks fluent Japanese. Check out the photos below I captured for those who were unable to make it to the show.   More Cool

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Interview – Sam Yong

Sam Yong is one of those artists who I have followed for a while now, but have never really had a chance to find out more about. I first came across his work back in 2014 at the Analogue/Digital conference, where he was giving a talk as a part of the “Next Gen” artists talks alongside Carla McRae and Loretta Lizzio. As his work was projected upon the massive screen, I couldn’t help but be in slight awe at all the detail and macabre beauty within them. After that, beyond following his work on various social media, the next chance I had

Snapshots – Clockwise – Group Exhibition – S.T.K Art Spaces

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Clockwise group-show at S.T.K art space, this awesome line up of artists was curated by the lovely Filitsa Giannapoulos. This show featured a broad range of artists each bringing their own unique style, from Blek Le Rat to Conrad Bizjak to Rus Kidd and many more from Melbourne’s amazingly talented landscape. Check out the pics from the show below, hope you enjoy them as much as I did. More Cool Shit: Snapshots – Innocence Of The Apocalypse Snapshots – Shida & Irga in Italy Exhibition – Shohei Takasaki – Take Me…

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Interview – Brolga

There is a long list of artists who have made their way over to New York City from our Australian shores, seeking what everyone else does in that big city across the seas – a chance to be inspired and create in one of the worlds most cosmopolitan environments. Brolga is one of these artists, who, after leaving the Northern Territory, travelled the world for some time before finally settled into the city he now calls home. With a pop styled aesthetic honed from his graphic design background, Brolga has been making a few waves in recent times. Recently, his Mohammed Ali painting

Exhibition – LUSH – EVOLUTION OF A GRAFFITI SHIT CUNT – Backwoods Gallery – Collingwood – Melbourne

Ahhh Lush. A man that needs no introduction (unless you live under a rock)  is having a show at Backwoods Gallery this Friday. Lush’s work is an ongoing commentary of the graffiti and street art scene, while offensive (to some) and bloody funny, is always very apt and accurate. Looking forward to seeing the new work, and also if there will be a surprise or performance that I have seen at a couple of his shows.
From the press release “Originating in Melbourne’s western suburbs, the anonymous artist Lush has embarked on a one-man campaign, wielding the duel swords of smut and humor, to deliver a brutally honest commentary of the worlds graffiti and street art scene.
A campaign that has, in an added act of irony, made him one of Australia’s most renowned graffiti artists, the paradoxical product of his own criticisms.
Lush makes expert use of social media to deliver its brutal honesty, his viral videos, innovative ideas and controversial projects have been the cornerstone of his success to date, betraying the mastermind hiding beneath the surface of an otherwise naive artistic style.
Backwoods is proud to present “The Evolution of A Graffiti Shit Cunt”, a series of original illustrated caricatures of graffiti and street art culture stereotypes, originally created for episodic online release, displayed for the first time together in a gallery.”
I had planned on inserting the “Lush bashes Sofles” video that’s been going around, but it has been removed from YouTube haha.
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Who: Lush
What: EVOLUTION OF A GRAFFITI SHIT CUNT
Where: Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey st, Collingwood.
When: This Friday – March 1st 6-9pm One night only!
Facebook event page here.
Photos courtesy of Lush and Backwoods Gallery.

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