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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

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.

Exhibition – Queen Spice Fundraiser – I Cant Live Without My Radio – Workshop – Fitzroy

As fundraisers go, if there is one that you should support this year, its this one.

I Cant Live Without My Radio is a group show honouring Queen Spice, in which a whole slew of some of Australias best graffiti talent is getting together to put works on the walls in order to raise some much needed funds to support one of the greatest graff artists to come out of this country!

“If Hip Hop in Australia has a mother, her name is Sharline “Spice” Bezzina.


Spice is one of the country’s most important Hip Hop pioneers. In the 1980s she was a fearless teen who set the stage for the genre’s huge success in Australia today. A world renowned graffiti writer, iconic rapper and respected youth worker, Spice is also a mother and a dear friend.

Now the local Hip-Hop community is coming together to give back to Spice. We are working to raise funds to help Spice afford vital preventative cancer treatments, surgery, medication and therapy on a number of debilitating injuries caused by an accident in 2011. The downward spiral in her health has taken its toll on Spice and her family and resulted in 6 years of chronic pain and suffering. We are asking all of those with a love for Spice and an appreciation for local Hip Hop to show their support.

Now is the time to give back to someone who has been a mentor and inspiration to so many of us.

ABOUT SPICE:

Spice’s influence began in the early 1980s. Beginning as a b-girl, she then helped define rap in Australia as one of the country’s first MCs, and became a titan of the graffiti scene as a world renowned writer. 

In 1988, at the tender age of 15, Spice was Australia’s first solo MC on vinyl, recording “Hardcore Love” for the Virgin/EMI Hip-Hop compilation “Down Under By Law”. She toured the country and opened for Hip-Hop royalty Ice-T at the Enmore Theatre. She has graced television screens, appeared on movie soundtracks, in magazines, hosted numerous radio programs, managed tours for Hip-Hop legends, and all to represent the culture she loved. Her influence has set the stage for Hip-Hop icons ranging from Def Wish Cast to the Hilltop Hoods.

Spice is known to most today as one of the world’s finest graffiti writers. A master of style, graffiti is the element of Hip-Hop Spice has made her own. A pioneer since the 80s, her amazing spray-painted works across walls, black books and fashion, have been an inspiration for young artists, male and female alike. Throughout her illustrious career she has had many highlights including representing Australia at We B Girlz Festival in Berlin, helping paint the first ever mural on the National Black Theatre in Harlem, painting every borough in NYC & several parts of Europe, exhibiting her work in New York, Amsterdam n Australia wide, and being featured in the Powerhouse Museums “Back to the 80’s” exhibit.

Even in the face of injury and illness, Spice’s creativity, passion for Hip-Hop and her community has continued. She is an accomplished youth worker, giving an opportunity to the next generation of artists through workshops and procurement of legal walls and spaces, and a loving mother, raising two talented children who have become amazing artists in their own right. Spice is a creative fire that continues to burn.”

Head to the Go Fund Me page to make a donation to this great charity as well as head down to the exhibition itself to grab some work for this more than worthy cause!!

 

Who: Agony, Awes, Break, Chock, Deb Fineberg, Dosey, Duel, Dvate, Gianna Lucia, Gunnz, Heart, Heesco, Inpacks, Jack Douglas, Jest, Jors, Ling, Lyns, Mitch Walder, Nicole Tattersall, Porno, Peps, Petals, Pixie, Poise, Presto, Rachee Renee, Rifsy, Sabeth, Sear, Shem, Shime, Siege, Silk, Steve Cross, Sumo, Swupe, Task, Taystee, Toots
What: I Cant Live Without My Radio – Queen Spice fundraiser group show
Where: Workshop 195 Argyle St, Fitzroy, VIC
When: Show runs Friday 12th May 2017 from 6pm til 9pm – one night only!

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