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

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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

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Interview – Goodie

For many years, creatives from all across Australia have pulled up stumps, waved tearful goodbye to their home towns and headed south (or east) to seek their fortune amongst the streets and lanes of Melbourne. Since way back when, Australians with a creative bent have often looked towards the city as an artistic mecca, one to which they must make at least one pilgrimage to in their life. For many, it’s just a holiday, but for others it’s the Big Move. Some make it, some fake it, some find other paths or settle down into mundanity, and some, after having tried all

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Snapshots – ROA – HIC SVNT DRACONES – Backwoods Gallery / Guy Mathew’s Industrial

David Russell and I were lucky enough to spend the last 2 weeks or so watching this incredible show evolve. ROA arrived a few weeks ago now, and as soon as he did, like a Bower Bird, started collecting bits and pieces for his nest, or his canvases ;) Just like Bower Birds to a blue object, David and myself were also magnetically drawn into the studio, spending every spare second there. Watching ROA work is not something you get to see every day – so we cherished every second. Whilst amassing a smorgasbord of junk, old furniture, globes, glass,

Through The Lens – May 2016 – David Russell Photography

Hi guys it’s good to be back with my monthly edition of Through The Lens, this month I have selected a group of photos I think you will all enjoy as much as I did taking them. Till next month and remember it’s never too late to follow your dreams and do what makes you happy.  

Video – The Couple – Shawn Lu

We came across this recent video, another great bit of art from Melbourne based Shawn Lu from out of Juddy Roller! “Presented by Shawn Lu Melbourne based contemporary artist and illustrator Shawn Lu has painted his latest mural, The Couple, at one of Melbourne’s most beloved watering holes, Dr. Morse. Located in Collingwood, Melbourne, The Couple was completed over 7 days, in February this year. Using outdoor acrylic house paint, his trusty brush and steady hand, this piece features an unprecedented level of detail for a wall mural of this size. The video, created by Round 3 Creative captures Shawn’s

Submissions Wanted – Yo Gobo – Electro & Stencil Light Exhibition – Melbourne

We love anything to do with technology, and we love emerging new forms of artistic practice – and this is no exception. Those of you who have seen stuff including the recent White Night event that was on in Melbourne know the power of projection and the potential inherent in this form of "Street art".

Now, Electrolight are teaming up with Fed Square, and they’re looking for people to get involved in their next big project "The Light In Winter" – budding eletroc light artists, this is your call out …

"Electrolight, in association with Fed Square is excited to announce a joint initiative for The Light in Winter 2013.

‘Yo Gobo’ will see a selection of designs realised as unique gobos and displayed in a public art projection in St Paul’s Court, Fed Square over the Winter Solstice celebrations from 20th to 23rd of June. All entries received will be displayed on Fed Square’s Big Screen on the evening of 20th June during the Solstice Weekend.

‘Yo Gobo’ will be a prominent, active part of The Light in Winter and a highly visible attraction at Fed Square for it’s duration.

Submission are now open. Check out the Yo Gobo EOI and get involved…."

Heres a small run down on whats involved – check out the info PDF here.

"The Light in Winter at Fed Square is entering its 7th year and again plans to bring together communities, artists and designers from many backgrounds to explore and creatively realise ideas about light. The central theme for the 2013 festival is to connect light and the power of voice – its physical power, its power of communication, its democratic power and its power to uplift and heal.

The Light in Winter is produced by Fed Square Pty Ltd and directed by Robyn Archer, one of Australia’s most beloved and successful artists. The burgeoning program is now a high-profile annual event in Melbourne, and has national and international recognition.

In 2013 the program will see all activities, workshops, performances and displays anchored around a key installation by artist Bruce Ramus. The commissioned piece is called the Helix Tree, a 13m-high light sculpture equipped with advanced sound and light technology which means it can be activated by sound and voice.

‘Yo Gobo’ will see a selection of designs realised as unique gobos and displayed in a public art projection in St Paul’s Court, Fed Square over the Winter Solstice celebrations from 20th to 23rd of June.  All entries received will be displayed on Fed Square’s Big Screen on the evening of 20th June during the Winter Solstice Weekend.

‘Yo Gobo’ will be a prominent, active part of The Light in Winter and a highly visible attraction at Fed Square for it’s duration.

WHAT’S A GOBO?

A gobo is a metal disk with holes cut into it, through which light passes to create a desired shape or pattern. In effect, it enables stencil art to be created with light.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Designers (of all disciplines), architects, design enthusiasts, individuals, companies and collectives, from Australia and around the world, are invited to submit images/gobo designs for inclusion in the project.

All complying designs will be displayed on the evening of Thursday, 20th of June. A selection of entries will be cut in to steel gobos and displayed on the facade of Fed Square’s E-Shard Building (Flinders St) from the 20th to 23rd of June.

If you are interested in participating you will need to complete the Submission process "

Go to the website, check them out, and send them an email if you have any interest in producing mad stencil and electro light art – should be fkn grand!

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