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Through The Lens February – David Russell Photography

Last month saw some amazing work from Melbourne’s graffiti and street art community, painting all manner of shapes and sizes from small canvases to mega productions spanning as far as the boom arm would allow. As for the laneways there is always a fresh burner or two amongst all the of the mess, which I love so much all those layers Its like a living breathing entity. I can’t wait to bring you next months crop of photos, already so much happened and we are only four days in to the month of March, till then peace out peeps  

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Amazing Street Art Collaboration – Little Smith Lane – Collingwood

This would have to be one of my favourite walls so far this year and the key word is collaboration, artists such as Bryan Itch, Mike Makatron, Plea, Damon Soule, Nitsua, Adam Paquette, Stiff  Ives and Sparkles, all came together to create something pretty special.  

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Snapshots – Shida & Irga in Italy

We miss Shida here in Melbourne, but the man has been doing some rad travelling lately, most recently with his buddy Irga to Italy. He sent us along a bunch of photos of some of their recent work from their spraycation, and you can check them all out below – some real cool stuff here!

Video – Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Video – Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Murdochs The Daily Telegraph is a bias piece of shit masquerading as journalism and Fintan Magee, like so many of us, hates it. Which is actually a good thing, too, because otherwise he wouldnt have done this awesome piece – Man Bites Dog. Check out the release for it and the video below! “Sydney based artist, Fintan Magee is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most prominent street artists having been commissioned to paint in over 20 cities around the world. Arguably his most political work to date, ‘Man Bites Dog’ explores media bias in Australia. Originally installed in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s

Video – Sofles – Graffiti Mapped @ White Night Melbourne 2015

Video – Sofles – Graffiti Mapped @ White Night Melbourne 2015

I had the chance to watch Sofles painting his massive mural the other week, and yet another change on Saturday night to see his amazing work brought to life by Grant Obsbornes incredible graffiti mapping projections. Put together under the mad and rad creative direction of Shaun Hossask from Juddy Roller, if you weren’t in Melbourne, and didnt get to see it yourself (you missed out!), then you now have that chance!! Brilliant video once again from Selina Miles as well – she never, ever disappoints with these. Lets also not forget the rad soundtrack by Opiou! Watch the whole

Video – Choq – Keg City

Video – Choq – Keg City

Back in Australia, and with a rumoured solo show coming up sometime in the future, Choq has been busy at work (as always), this time painting up a storm for 4 Pines brewery – checko out the video below!! KEG CITY | CHOQ from 4 Pines Brewing Company on Vimeo.

Paint Up – Geelong Power House – Part 1

Here is a mad collection pf photos from the Geelong Power House paint up which happened in December last year, it featured an amazing array of artists from Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and local artists. This is such a big project I will be doing multiple posts as there are so many photos and too many dope pieces, so stay tuned till next time.

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Sunshines Top 10 – December 2014

      Well, 2014 was another great year – and to cap it all of, Dean Sunshine put together his last bunch of top tens for it all, and it is an absolute cracker of a bunch. Check out all the pics below for all the madness that is Melbourne graffiti and street art! 1. Heesco Putos – Richmond 2. Plea DEM189 – Clifton Hill 3. Adnate Morta55 – Fitzroy 4. Dolus – Fitzroy 5. Bailer – South Melbourne 6. Apeseven – Brunswick 7. BE FREE Knock – Cremorne 8. Ghost – South Melbourne 9. ITCH – Collingwood 10.

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Feature – Jakarta Graffiti Travel Tales

Most people travel to experience the culture, food, tourist attractions or to shop. Not us – Facter and Daiso, along with friends Kringe and Quips, traveled to Jakarta with the sole intention of painting and connecting with the local writers. Although it was a short trip, and an intense one,  it was by far one of the best holiday’s ever. This is just a small gist of what happen throughout the trip … oh, and don’t forget to click the images for larger sizes … Day 1 – Arrival Facter: It was my last day of a 5 month stint working between Singapore and Shanghai

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Interview – Bail

There are many names that are synonymous with graffiti in Melbourne, however there is one that garners unmitigated respect from all corners – Bail. Throughout the years, Bail has made a name for himself with his unwaveringly dedicated, no holds barred approach to painting. From an early age, this desire to put his own personal mark up on his surrounds has consistently motivated him to expand his outpourings, each work often following the subconscious spurrings of a multitude of internal visions. At times, these creative products are often whimsical, at others political, or embedded with indirect prods at culturally bullshit circumstances

Snapshots & Exhibition – Ben Frost – The Perfect Drug – Kult Gallery – Singapore

Whilst I was in Singapore, I had the chance to head to Kult Gallery (I’ll be writing more about Kult and Singapore in my next few Sojourn posts) – and It just so happened that on the day I visited, Ben Frost was busy setting up for his first solo exhibition in Singapore.

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From the press release for the show …

"Australian pop artist Ben Frost presents an exhibition of new artworks exploring our society’s obsession and relationship with mass-consumerism.

Painting directly onto fast food and pharmaceutical packaging, Frost asks us to look twice at the products we have grown to love – and also grown an addiction for.
From McDonald’s french fry packages adorned with skulls and praying families, to Simpsons characters painted onto Viagra boxes, he presents a humorous and often challenging reflection of western culture.
"Advertising is a drug," Frost says.

"A perfectly designed drug that keeps us dazed, confused and focused on the product at hand. We’ve formed an exuberant addiction to carefully designed colour combinations, cartoon character associations and dynamic buzz words that promise us the world – but deliver us much less."

By taking the packaging of these products and adding his own elements, Frost recontextualizes their messages into more interesting, challenging and subversive meanings."

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Ben Frosts work is a unique commentary on our times – taking popular icons and meshing them in juxtaposition with every day foibles and pharmaceuticals, the resulting work adheres to Frosts ongoing pursuit to expose propaganderous postulations in our modern world.

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Take a look at the rest of the photographs of both Bens work and the exhibition opening at Kult Gallery below (provided to us by Kult themselves!)

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