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Sunshines Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti Top 10 – October 2017

Ahh October was a good month around the traps!! We are late on this as well, but Dean never stops haha … as the last month before we start coing into spring and summer fully, October always sees a lot more people getting out to do stuff – so check ut all the great shit below!! 1. Shida – Fitzroy  2. Porn + JME – Richmond 3. LOV3 – South Yarra 4. DVATE – Collingwood 5. Lucy Lucy, D’Nart, Mini One – Preston 6. Putos – Fitzroy 7. Senekt – Abbotsford 8. Sugar – South Yarra 9. Heesco – Docklands

Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Streetart & Graffiti – September 2017

September passed a while ago. In between travel and work, Ive let things slide a bit here on the site, but its never too late to get these up – sorry Deano!  Check out all the great shit Dean saw on our streets over September below!! 1. DVATE + AWES – Richmond 2. BAILER + AWES- Port Melbourne 3. LING – Melbourne 4. N2O – Hosier Lane 5. PUTOS – Brunswick 6. SHIDA – Yarraville 7. SHEM – Hosier Lane 8. DVATE – Brunswick 9. HEESCO – Brunswick 10. SENEKT – Abbotsford 

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 –

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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