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Sunshines Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti Top 10 – November 2017

Over November Dean Sunshine took a whole bunch of great pics of whats great around Melbourne, and you can check them all out below – some fantastic stuff in the gallery!! 1. Lucy Lucy – Docklands 2. Ling – Abbotsford 3. Lush – Melbourne CBD 4. Awes – Abbotsford 5. Be Free – Fitzroy 6. Stormie Mills – Melbourne CBD 7. Slicer – Brunswick 8. LOV3 – Abbotsford 9. Deams + Shida – Brunswick 10. Bailer + Knock – South Melbourne

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

Event – Blender Studios Opening Party – Docklands – Melbourne

After shutting its doors in Franklin street last year, a  lot of people were pretty sad to see Blenders run in the CBD come to a close – but there were always plans for a move, and now after having been up and running for a while, they’re about to celebrate their re-opening not only of the studios, but of the Dark Horse Experiment gallery in true Blender style!

“It is our pleasure to invite you to the official opening of the new Blender Studios and Dark Horse Experiment gallery in Docklands. 

On Saturday the 5th August, the brand new Blender Studios will launch to the public. With the reopening of the Dark Horse Experiment gallery, full open studios and the launch of the new Blender Pop Up Space the night promises to be an exciting showcase for both the future of Docklands and the Blender Studios. All are welcome to attend this free event.

The Dark Horse Experiment gallery will be reopening on the night after a six-month hiatus. The gallery, which predominately focuses on research-based fine art, is an important platform for fine artists in Melbourne. To celebrate the return of Dark Horse Experiment, Adrian Doyle will be presenting a group show on the night with an all-star lineup of artists.

The studios will be fully open to guests to explore on the launch night; expect a labyrinth of studio spaces with work spanning countless mediums and genres from street art to fine art, sculpture to installation. 

We are also excited to announce the launch of our newest venture, the Blender Pop Up Space. This space features a rotating collection of artworks, prints and merchandise from some of Melbourne’s most elite artists and street artists. A second group show will also be curated in this space on the night featuring work from some of Blender’s younger street artists and illustrators. 

Dark Horse Experiment

Blender Pop Up Space


After being located on Franklin Street in the CBD for sixteen years, The Blender Studios relocated at the beginning of this year to Harbour Town Docklands. This is a major move for the Blender Studios who have been at the forefront of both the Melbourne fine art and street art scenes for close to two decades.

After opening its doors in 2001, The Blender Studios evolved to become one of the largest street art institutions in Australia. With an alumnus of internationally renowned artists, the studios continue to lead the way for Melbourne’s urban art scene. The Blender Studios have also always had a close relationship with Melbourne’s fine art scene; in fact it was the unusual blend of street artists and fine artists that gave the Blender its namesake. With a diverse range of artists and a punk, grass-roots approach to operations, the studios quickly made big waves in the city’s art scenes. 

Now, in 2017, the Blender Studios have established themselves as one of the major landmarks in Melbourne’s art scene. The new studios, located in Harbour Town Docklands, is the first residency to be a part of the exciting new Docklands Arts Precinct. The new space is over 1000sqm and is home to over 25 artists across a wide variety of disciplines.”

If you’ve ever been to a Blender party, then you know its a party to be at this weekend – can’t wait to go to their first offical event and looking forward to this and many, many more! See you there!

Who: All your favourites and then some … 
What: Blender Opening Party!!
Where: 20 Wharf Street, Harbour Town, Docklands, Melbourne
When: Saturday 5th August 2017 from 6pm til 11pm!!

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