For the past ten years, if you’ve looked at any walls in Melbourne, chances are you have seen some of the work from three artists who were there right at the start of it all – Sync, Ha-Ha and Dlux. Stenciling and painting their way across the city, these guys were all pioneers at a time when there was a shitload less art on our walls, and helped to shape todays Melbourne street art culture to what it is today – their contribution then, as now, is boundless, and now we all get a chance to see how their work has evolved over the past decade.
“At the turn of the millennium Melbourne’s visual street culture was undergoing the beginnings of an extreme makeover. HA-HA, SYNC & DLUX! – pioneers of the city’s widely celebrated street art scene presented their first collaborative exhibition in 2003. It was an early experiment into bringing imagery most commonly found on the street into a gallery space.
Many things have developed in the decade since then, in the artists, the communities, the spaces and the contexts in which they all operate. Now & Then is an exhibition that will present early works from these artists alongside more recent investigations in a celebration of times past and time’s passing.”
We can’t wait for this- it looks to be a bit of history, a bit of present, and a glimpse into the future, so head down to Second Story in Collingwood to see it for yourselves this Friday night.
Who: Sync, Ha-Ha and Dlux
What: Now & Then group show
Where: Second Story studios, 159 Sackville Street, Collingwood
When: show opens Friday 16th May 2014 from 6pm til 9pm and runs until the Sunday – its a short show, so get in to see it while you can!
Check out the facebook event page for more info on the show!