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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

Snapshots – The Light In Us – Isolde – Off The Kerb Gallery

Congratulations to Isolde on her first solo exhibition at the iconic Off The Kerb gallery in Collingwood, run by the ever busy and beautiful Shini. I would have to say the work of Isolde would definitely be some of my favourite paste ups I have seen on the streets of Melbourne, in her many art covered lanes. Isolde’s work always stood out, her powerful images amongst the rust and ruin of some grungy laneway, this is where her work shines. For those that couldn’t make it down to Off The Kerb, I managed to garb some photos while having my

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Graffiti & Street Art – February 2017

Well, by now you know the drill! After several years, each time we do one of Dean Sunshines Top 10s of Melbourne street art and graffiti, we see work that is even better and better hitting our streets. This time around, he’s pulled some fantastic pieces together for this one, and looking through it .. well, all I can say is that I really love Melbourne summers!! Check them all out below!! 1. Vexta + ELLE – Collingwood 2. Kaffeine – North melbourne 3. Lucy Lucy + Ola Volo – Fitzroy 4. Ling – Collingwood 5. Phibs – Fitzroy  6.

Snapshots – Make Your Self At Home – GOODIE – Juddy Roller

Congratulation to my good friend and all round beautiful soul “GOODIE”, as she put up her first solo show at Juddy Roller a few weeks back. I feel these works gave you a little insight in to the mind of the artist, you always take a risk when you expose yourself like this, I think she executed it well. It’s always refreshing to see what the artists come up with in the Juddy Roller space, especially when there is and has been so much talent pass through those doors. So for those that couldn’t make it to the show here

Exhibition – The Lousy Show – Bside Gallery – Fitzroy

We love all the various different artist initiatives that come out of looking for sustainable ways of both living and creating, and this one is no exception. A bunch of our favourite artists have put together a new little project to recycle empty printer cartridge ink, giving people the chance to create rad images from something that helps out the environment at the same time.

In order to launch it all, they are doing a great group show this Friday at Bside Gallery – and it looks really grand.

“Join us for a lousy night of art and fun. We’ve gathered some of our favourite, local artist to test-drive our 100% recycled artist ink in this knockout group exhibition. Grab a beer, start some banter and come see the versatility and potential of your new favourite ink brand.

Lousy Ink is made from 100% recycled material, we’ve created an affordable, friendly and well-rounded product for everyday use. Priding ourselves on celebrating mistakes as the process of creation, our product speaks to that ideology whole-heartedly. Sourced from a local plastics recycling company, we upcycle old inkjet printer ink and give it a second chance to be a part of something great.

An artist-run brand for full-time artists and artists-to-be.

Featuring works from:
Aaron Grech – Adi – Anime – Ben Lopez – Brigit Maher – Callum Preston – Camille Thomas – Chehehe – Christian Vine – Craig Cole – Creature Creature – Dem189 – Frosk – Goodie – Grace Audrey – Hancock – Heesco – James James – James Wilson – Jo Harrison – Junky Projects – Kenz – Kim Kim Kim – Knock – Lizzi Morris – M.P Fikaris – Maha – Marcos Diaz – Mike Eleven – Mitch Walder – Muriel Ann Ricafrente – Nick Ives – Oliver PD – OX KING – Presto – Rashe – Resio – Rion – Ruskidd – Salad – Sugar – Swerfk – Tanea – Tom Civil + More to come!”

I’ve personally used this ink, and it has a beautiful feel to it. The closest I can describe it is as gorund sumi-e ink, but with less of a grit texture and a little less of that watery flow – but, tis perfect for either brushing, or scratching into a good bit of paper.

The show looks like it’ll be really cool too – we dont get too many shows that are focused primarily on drawings, and ink drawings at that, and its a huge lineup of some of the best in Melbourne! Head down to Bside this Friday night to check it all out!

Who: Aaron Grech, Adi, Anime, Ben Lopez, Brigit Maher, Callum Preston, Camille Thomas, Chehehe, Christian Vine, Craig Cole, Creature Creature, Dem189, Frosk, Goodie, Grace Audrey, Hancock, Heesco, James James, James Wilson, Jo Harrison, Junky Projects, Kenz, Kim Kim Kim, Knock, Lizzi Morris, M.P Fikaris, Maha, Marcos Diaz, Mike Eleven, Mitch Walder, Muriel Ann Ricafrente, Nick Ives, Oliver PD, OX KING, Presto, Rashe, Resio, Rion, Ruskidd, Salad, Sugar, Swerfk, Tanea, Tom Civil + More to come!
What: Lousy Ink launch exhibition
Where: Bside Gallery, 121 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
when: Show will be open on Friday 31 March 20178 from 6pm until 9pm!

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