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Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti – August 2017

Oh shit. Okay, this is completely and utterly my ownfault that this is so late – Ive been so busy getting ready to go and launch Irikanji over at Taipei Toy Festival that so much has slipped on the blog lately! Busy as he always is  these days, Dean Sunshine though, didnt forget! He’s given us such a great bunch of pics this month as well, and I’m pretty stoked to see his selection!!! Check them all out below! 1. Makatron + Itch – brunswick 2. Jack Douglas – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 3. AWES – Brunswick 4. Bailer + Ling – Collingwood

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – July 2017

Another month rolls by, and I dont know about you but the cold weather lately has been really making me wish for summer to come as soon as it can! The cold doesnt stop the painting though, and this time around Dean Sunshine has ten great shots of some of the cool shit that has been sprayed and smashed up on the walls of Melbourne this month! Check them all out below, and enjoy!! 1. ELK – stkilda 2. SAGE – Brunswick 3. FACTER – Windsor 4. KID SILK + PUTOS Hosier Lane 5. CELOUT – CBD, Melbourne 6. RONE

Sunshines Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art Top 10 – June 2017

Again and again, every month Mr Dean Sunshine brings us all the cool shit that has happened on the walls of our fair city. This month brings a whole slew of cool stuff, from Makatron to Dosey, Scale and Porn and everything else thats grand in this lineup of works! Check them all out below, we’ll have more for you next month, of course! 1. Julian Clavijo – Brunswick 2. Makatron – South Yarra 3. Deams – Clifton Hill 4. Senekt – Clifton Hill 5. Porn – Fitzroy  6. Al Stark – Melbourne 7. Dosey + Sugar – Sunshine lane,

Snapshots – OBEY – Shepard Fairey – Vivid – Sydney

Our man Dean Sunshine was up in Sydney last week to cehck out Vivid Sydney – specifically, he was taking a bit of time checking out the Shepherd Fairey exhibition, Printed Matters, and mural that he was painting as a part of the event. This was a bit of the blurb from the show: “Iconic American artist Shepard Fairey blurs the boundaries of art and design. His unique style is instantly recognised in exhibitions and walls around the world. His body of work includes the OBEY GIANT art project, the Barak Obama HOPE campaign, and this year’s ubiquitous ‘We The

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – May 2017

Winter is here, but that has not stopped the paint from going up on the walls. Braving the chilling conditions, our intrepid Dean Sunshine has, once again, sought out all his favourite pieces that have been painted on the streets of Melbourne! Theres a mighty fine selection this month, so check them all out below! 1. ELLE – St.Kilda 2. HA HA – Brunswick 3. LOV3 – Collingwood  4. Resio – Clifton Hill 5. Be Free – Northcote  6. Crisp – Hosier Lane, Melbourne  7. Heesco – Windsor 8. Steve Cross – Melbourne  9. JME NACK SICK BAFLE – Clifton Hill 10.

VR Snapshots – Immersive Media Lounge – State Library of Victoria

A few weeks ago Invurt was involved in creating the Immersive Media Lounge at Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017, hosted at the State Library of Victoria. The event was an awesome success with hundreds of people coming through the doors across the week, and some very cool artwork being created. I was pretty impressed with what the artists came up with (Senekt, Facter, Conrad Bizjak and RASHEE).  Invurt and Phoria had the HTC Vive rocking Google Tilt Brush against a Green screen – Hollywood Styles, resulting in  a mixed reality display combining what the artist was doing against the world they

Video – Wall To Wall Festival 2017 – Benalla

Another Wall To Wall has been and gone, but they’re got the video out, and it looks totally rad! “The Wall to Wall Festival is the largest regional street art festival in Australia. And also one of the most innovative community development initiatives on a national level. This year it hosted 35 internationally acclaimed artists from Australia and around the world, and attracted thousands of curious participants and observers from near and far. It’s changing the face of Benalla, one wall at a time. And changing a whole community’s identity, while it’s at it. ” Man, it’d be great to

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art and Graffiti – April 2017

Okay, here we go yet again (and again, can you believe this is No. 73? Jeezus) with Dean Sunshines picks for all the cool shit he saw around our city this month, and its a pretty nice colleciton indeed with everything from Lush and Dvate, to Love and relative newcomer Welin (who keeps getting up all over the place).   Check out all the rad images below if you know whats grand!     1. Lucy Lucy – Preston 2. Frosk, Facter, Keomatch, – Richmond  3. Ling – Preston 4. Lush – Brunswick 5. Awes – Melbourne  6. Arcy –

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiiti – March 2017

Well, we’re really late on this one, and my apologies for that, its been a busy month! Once again, we have Dean Sunshine providing us with monthly pick of all the great and grand work that has gone up around the walls of Melbourne, and this month is no exception. Always nice to see familiar names, but even better ot see some newer ones that have started to pop up – we’re especially loving the work of Julian Clavijio and Welin in recent months. Check it all out below! 1. Shida – Sunshine Lane, Brunswick 2. Stormie Mills – Prahran

Through The Lens March 2017 – David Russell Photography

March has passed by leaving some pretty fresh art on the streets of Melbourne once again, the standout for me would definitely be the work of Rone in the now demolished Fairfield paper mills. The big Sinch tag rates as one of my favourites as well go big or go home as they say, also see some new works by Heesco, Choq,  Jason Parkers lovely portrait of Juddy Roller artist Goodie at Off The Kerb Gallery. Stay tuned for next month as Im going to the Benalla Street art festival over three days, this looks to be the biggest one

Event – 2015 Stencil Art Prize & Forum

The yearly Stencil Art Prize has been, for many years, an international institution, with some of the worlds top artists contributing and winning the event every year. For the 2015 iteration, there is no exception – the calibre of work from some of the artists involved is of such a high level of talent that it boggles the mind, and this is one of, if no the, most important events in global stencil art.

Being held at the luminous aMBUSH Gallery for this years iteration, those of you in Sydney get a great chance to check it out over 92 artists and be a part of it all – from both the exhibition, to the very cool public forum that will be held.

All the details below!


“This year 92 stencil finalists from 21 countries will be on display at the 2015 Stencil Art Prize Exhibition at aMBUSH Gallery at Central Park, The Living Mall, 16- 30 October in Sydney. Recognised as the largest stencil event in the world, the 2015 StencilArt Prize takes the art of stencil making to a whole new level.

This year’s winner will take home a $3000 cash prize, plus a Stencil Art Prize Award Plate by Royal Doulton featuring Pure Evil’s Marilyn Marlene Dali design.

“The quality of stencil art works this year is phenomenal” says Director Jacinta Fintan. “Traditional stencil means are still very popular, however we are seeing more and more artists pushing the boundaries of the medium.” Popular artists include eins92 (Germany), David Soukup (2013 Stencil Art Prize Winner), Leviathan Crew (Czech Republic), Lone Wolf (Scotland), Me Bes (Spain, shown above right), Monstfur (Poland), Tinku (Guatemala, show above left), Catman (England, above middle), Empty Boy (Columbia), Dave Lowell (USA), Tiera Boo (Australia) and 1337 (Australia).

Now in its 7th year, the Stencil Art Prize features an incredible selection of stencil artworks on canvases, reclaimed and found objects including beer tins, surfboards, skateboards, collaged imagery, sculptural stencils, stencils that make audio noise and delicate materials such as paper. The exhibition will feature nearly every possible stencil making method, including hand-cutstencil arrangements, screen-printing, technologically assisted productions and collecting.

Countries represented in the 2015 Stencil Art Prize include Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, Turkey, Colombia, United Kingdom, Chile, Australia, Russia, U.S.A, France, Guatemala Scotland, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, Thailand, Germany, Norway, Italy, Poland and The Netherlands.

View finalists here http://www.stencilartprize.com/2015-finalist-gallery/.

The 2015 Finalists are:

1337, Australia; 085c3n3, Australia; 2Heads, Australia; 31n60, France; AbcArtAttack, USA; Ali, Australia; Andrea Olivieri, Italy; anghi, Australia; Angus Comyns, Australia; Belinda Keyte, Australia; Blake Hopkins, USA; blank, Australia; Brent Winstone, Australia; Brian DeLoncker, USA; CAMO, Australia; Campbell La Pun, Japan; Catman, England; CEN ONE, Germany; Cibalgina, Italy; CRS, Cyprus; Damien Mitchell, USA; sputNIK, Australia; Dave Lowell, USA; David Soukup, USA; DEAKZ, Australia; Drahtfunk, Australia; D…, Australia; eins92, Germany; El Kartoon, Russia; Elk Norsman, USA; ELKI, Scotland; Emptyboy, Colombia; Gibrian Foltz, USA; Grafeeney, England; Gökhan Civas, Turkey; Headache, Thailand; Ignacio Inc, Chile; Jackson Farley, Australia; Jan Olav Forberg, Norway; Jay Hill, USA; Jen Byrne, Australia; Jenna YoNa Bloom, Australia; Jessica Mathews, USA; Joshua Smith, Australia; just stencil the world, Germany; KAMELOGANA, Germany; Katherine Jukes; Australia; Lapin, Australia; Leviathan crew, Czech republic; Locke Studios, USA; Logan Moody, Australia; Lone Wolf, Scotland; Losop, Australia; Luton Shelton, Italy; luv[Sic], Australia; Manofdarkness, Australia; Maria Harding, Australia; Mariestyle, Germany; Mark Callaghan, Australia; ME BES, Spain; Miss Meow, Australia; MONSTFUR, Poland; Mr Edwards, Australia; Muiteza, Brasil; Murk, The Netherlands; Nicholas Thomas John, Canada; Nina Slaager, The Netherlands; ninjatoker, England; Nufink, Australia; Opie, England; P0G0, England; Pando, Australia; PAWA, Australia; Peak, USA; RD-D2, Australia; REMO, Australia; RenNL, The Netherlands; RISE, USA; RMYR, Germany; Salvador Gomez, Spain; SCOTCH!, USA; Scunge, Australia; Shanta, Australia; Sifud, Brazil; Stencil King, The Netherlands; STEWY, England; TBIRD, Australia; Tiera Boo,T Australia; Tinku, Guatemala; Vink, Australia; Viza, France; Zennie McLoughlin, Australia.

The 2015 Stencil Art Prize Exhibition is free and open daily from noon to 8pm from 17 – 30 October on level three of Central Park, The Living Mall within aMBUSH Gallery’s exhibition space.

 

FREE PUBLIC EVENTS

Stencil Art Prize Forum – Saturday 17 October, 2pm

Since the turn of the millennium, we have witnessed the rise of stencil art as a movement, a medium, and a way to further engage the wider community in the discussion of art. Panel members include Artists – Joshua Smith, Losop, Poncho Army, Boo; as well as Gallery Director Bill Dimas (aMBUSH Gallery) and Academic Dr Jacqueline Millner (Sydney University).

Hosted by gallerist Ariana Leane, the forum aims to critically debate and question what exactly stencil art is and what it could be. With expert insight from panel members with broad backgrounds, the forum is a unique occasion to ask your topical questions. This session is free.

Audio Description Tour  – Saturday 24 October, 2pm

A free Audio Described tour is to be held for people with a visual or cognitive disability. It will be presented by Linda Arnull, who has been an Audio Describer since the service was launched at the Sydney Olympic Arts Festival in 2000. The Tour will take approximately 1 hour, but please leave additional time for informal discussions with Linda after the tour. RSVP is compulsory to [email protected]

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ABOUT STENCIL ART PRIZE

Since its conception in 2009, the Stencil Art Prize has enabled artists to expand and explore alternative ways of approaching the boundaries of the stencil art form. The Stencil Art Prize began as an Australian only art prize with 13 finalists with a start up grant from Marrickville Council, and grew to expand to an international art prize with 92 finalists spanning 21 countries. Thank you to our sponsors.

This year 92 stencil finalists from 21 countries will be on display at the 2015 Stencil Art Prize Exhibition at aMBUSH Gallery at Central Park, The Living Mall, 16- 30 October in Sydney. Recognised as the largest stencil event in the world, the 2015 StencilArt Prize takes the art of stencil making to a whole new level.

This year’s winner will take home a $3000 cash prize, plus a Stencil Art Prize Award Plate by Royal Doulton featuring Pure Evil’s Marilyn Marlene Dali design.

“The quality of stencil art works this year is phenomenal” says Director Jacinta Fintan. “Traditional stencil means are still very popular, however we are seeing more and more artists pushing the boundaries of the medium.” Popular artists include eins92 (Germany), David Soukup (2013 Stencil Art Prize Winner), Leviathan Crew (Czech Republic), Lone Wolf (Scotland), Me Bes (Spain, shown above right), Monstfur (Poland), Tinku (Guatemala, show above left), Catman (England, above middle), Empty Boy (Columbia), Dave Lowell (USA), Tiera Boo (Australia) and 1337 (Australia).

Now in its 7th year, the Stencil Art Prize features an incredible selection of stencil artworks on canvases, reclaimed and found objects including beer tins, surfboards, skateboards, collaged imagery, sculptural stencils, stencils that make audio noise and delicate materials such as paper. The exhibition will feature nearly every possible stencil making method, including hand-cut stencil arrangements, screen-printing, technologically assisted productions and collecting.

Countries represented in the 2015 Stencil Art Prize include Brazil, Japan, Cyprus, Turkey, Colombia, United Kingdom, Chile, Australia, Russia, U.S.A, France, Guatemala Scotland, Canada, Spain, Czech Republic, Thailand, Germany, Norway, Italy, Poland and The Netherlands.

 

 

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