This is one project that was close to my heart, over five long, cold, wet days a colourfully decorated building emerged from its old grey exterior, breathing life into an otherwise drab surrounds.
I think we managed to achieve what we set out to do and that was represent the refugees in a positive light, to give them something beautifully inspiring, I got the chance to speak to many people and the overall vibe I got was they all loved it.
Artsits, Dvate, Conrad Bizjak, Heesco, Mike Makatron and Duke Style, really delivered the goods, covering the entire building over 100 meters long with a rainbow inspired palette, Heesco and Dvate dropped two insanely good portraits one of Malcolm Fraser the other was five faces mixed together.
So if you want to check out this mural head over to the Asylum Seekers Resources Centre, Nicholson Street, Footscray.
Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study of Camouflage – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series.
This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects. After more than successful exhibitions A Study of Hands, A Study of Eyes andA Study of Hair, the new show is focusing on a completely different subject – camouflage.
A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality.
Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.
Each artist participating at A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are:Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.
Who: Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
A joint art exhibition by Chuck Mayfield and Júlia Palazzo.
We invite you to experience a body of work inspired by glimpses of a world beyond consciousness, come and immerse yourself in a room decorated with art and objects from each artists dreamlands.
The beautiful and the bizarre will be displayed side by side in an environment that will delight the senses.
Who: Chuck Mayfield & Julia Palazzo. What: Visions Of Dreamland. When: Opening night is on this Thursday the 14th of May from 6pm, till the 26th of May. Where: Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith Street, Collingwood.
“I Guess you’d call my art contemptible art, most of it gets painted over with beige or grey by other people, so it doesn’t curry much favour, mostly because it’s illegal art, illegal you’ve got to be kidding me, oppositionaly defiant even.
A body of stencil art representing two years of growth, change and sometimes ill considered ideas, all on show all to help me continue this beautiful crime.
Because sometimes Oppositional Defiance is in order”.
Who: Akemi Ito.
What: Oppositional Defiance Disorder.
When: Friday- 22nd May to the 5th June 6-9pm.
Where: Off The Kerb Gallery-66B Johnston Street Collingwood Vic 3006.
Last month saw burners going up all over Melbourne, with artists such as Askew 1, Guido Vanhelten, Adnate, Fintan Magee, Rone & Mayo, dropping an awesome production down Easey Street, Collingwood, organised by Shaun Hossack from the Juddy Roller Creative.
April also saw Dvate put up some killer pieces and with the return of Melbourne favourite Phibs, visiting for a short spray-cation, also artist’s such as Nemco didn’t escape my lens either, bringing his unique style and flavour all over the streets of Melbourne, its always good to see something fresh.
Not to forget artist’s Jack Douglas, Buttons, Mike Makatron, Duke Styles, Porno, Heesco and Sirum, these are artist’s constantly pushing their craft, till next month get out there and explore the world of Street and Graffiti, Peace.
These photos are shot over one week, just to give you an idea of the size of this amazing collaboration between some of Melbourne, Brisbane and New Zealand’s finest graffiti and street artists.
Shaun Hossack from the ever busy Juddy Roller crew, once again breathing life in to an otherwise lifeless urban canvas changing the surrounds.
Over the week I noticed how many people came to photograph the walls and saw how many people had a positive experience, once again demonstrating how public arts can have a profound effect on those that come in contact with these awe inspiring images.
So next time you are in Easey Street, Collingwood be sure to check it out, till next time get out there and explore the streets of Melbourne and don’t forget your camera.
OFF THE KERB’S 8th BIRTHDAY SHOW SUPPORTING CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS.
Arcadia; a real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
As artists, our imagination plays an important role on our craft, without our imagination there would be no finished product, our imagination fuels wanderlust and helps us escape to the place that drives our ideas our passion and fantasies; this is what leads to our art making, our imagination is our very own Arcadia.
For our 8th Birthday Charity group show, we are raising funds for Clowns Without Borders Australia, Clowns Without Borders Australia aims to improve the emotional condition of life for children and communities living in crisis.
They strive to bring relief to people affected by poverty, war, disease and disaster by using laughter, humour and play.
In this group exhibition Off The Kerb will donate 25% of the proceeds from all artwork sales and additional financial donations to Clowns Without Borders Australia.
Who: Amy Gray, Andrew Laba, Astrowitch, Auf Wiedersehen, Barek, Basak Savcigil, Cameron Brideoake, Chantelle Key, Christian Vine, Christina Aprozeanu, David Lee Pereira, DEV, Edie Botha,Emily Brookfield, Emily Wright, Erin Greer, Ha Ha, I & The Others, Jacob Coppedge, Jason Parker, Jodie Fiala, Kat Scarlet, Launa Winship, Lauren Guymer, Liam Snootle, Loretta Lizio, Lucy Yu, Marta Lesoro, Mitch Walder, Rebecca Armstrong, Ree Nakada, Sam Lynne, Sian Song, Skye Williams, Taylor Brokeman, Thirty6, Tim Willis, Trish Leone, YMT.
When: This Friday the 10th of April, from 6-9pm, till the 24th of April.
Where: Off The Kerb, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
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