Urban Uprising Gallery is hosting a pop up gallery at the festival featuring limited edition prints and works by Meggs, Deb, Justin Fueurring, Heesco Cut Collective, Vexta and the Concrete and Resin Sculptures by Will Coles (pictured below).
“Urban Uprising gallery has Australia’s largest selection of international and Australian street and outsider art. All items will be on sale and prices are being kept especially LOW for the festival. As mentioned the SPECIAL editions are limited and wont last long.”
Just another integral site to see at the already pumped up festival.
Some of our Invurt cats and cholos have already hit Sydney so now its your turn.
Who: Meggs, Rone, Shannon Crees, Vexta, Deb, Marsha 2026, Laz, Justin Fueurring, Palmer, K-Guy, Heesco, STYLO, Will Coles, Cut Collective and more What: Urban Uprising Pop Up Gallery Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney When: Friday 4th November – 10th December 2011
Despite their name sake’s view point (a local old lady said of the first display work “that’s ugly”) there is most definitely nothing of the uncomely in the work of Project Ugly .
Tony Kenny and David Leach, the founders, began this endeavour to aid emerging Australian artists in legally showcasing their talent and have acquired Curator, local artist Daniel “Ears” O’Toole to put on an awesome “take that!” to the nay-sayers of street art.
The project takes to the canvas of a commercial billboard, and uses this unexpected medium to shine a light on the integrity and positivity of the street art culture – advertising space that we actually WANT to see be filled! YAY!
This outdoor exhibition and live art event is a “collaboration of big business (Look Print) and small business (a grass roots art gallery called ‘Oh Really Gallery‘). Oh Really was one of the few artist run spaces in Sydney to support the street art culture and connected with many of the most talented street artists from around Australia. When such artists come to town, Project Ugly is one of the few accessible platforms on offer for such artists to paint at no expense to themselves.”
With Brisbane’s Shida and NZ original Mr Sprinkles completing the final panels live, the Project (which we should now dub Project Awesome!) will surely achieve creative kudos, as those billboards will beckon many to rearrange their regressed views on Sydney street art.
Who: Daniel O’Toole (Ears), Mr Sprinkels, Shida What: Project Ugly Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney When: Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th November 10am-5pm
Back in 2008, the Australian Stencil Art Prize was born from a simple idea – the desire to put a spotlight on the amazing calibre of Stencil artists – and it has now transformed in three short years to a fundamental piece of Australian street art culture.
The aim of the prize, is, simply, to recognise, reward and archive stencil artists and stencil art itself, as an “art-form in its own right”.
Director Jacinta Walpole, who has a long running background in community projects, and local artist Nicholas Fintan, curator and coordinator, have worked diligently on the Art Prize to reach the height it has and have definitely created a superior sincere artistic contest. And an integral component of the Outpost Project this year.
After last years winner, E.L.K. took out the title with an incredible piece, we welcome this years the finalists to the festival and await anxiously for the winner to be revealed on Saturday! Stay Tuned!
Who: 23rd Key, Adam Obscene, BAT, Boo, dale, Danny Guinsberg, Deakz, Earwig, El Lobo, FUKT, Gabriella Szablewska, Giselle Barron, Harry Warne, Jared Gibson, Jason McLeod, Jay Medlen, Jessica Row, Jimmy Neilly, Joshua Smith, Jak Rapmund, Justin Gamsworthy, Karen Torrisi, Katherine Jukes, Lorenzo Fontana, Aarron James McGarry, Michael Duncan, Miss Link, MR.SWEET, Ms. Slice, Nick Hore, Nigel Sense, PAWA, Pixel P, Poncho Army, Ralf Kempken, Robyn Cross, Shanta, Skallywag, TERRIBLEHORRIBLE, Teschi, and Veronica O’Leary. What: The Australian Arts Stencil Prize 2011 Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney When: Saturday 5th November 2-5pm
This urban art festival has everything … even a lil library! I know, right?!
For those who want to take a breather from the unstoppable force that is the Outpost Project, yet still remain within it, The Pay Office reading room is for you!
This Zinesters dream is an interactive installation of enticing zine action, where you can take a seat and have a read…but wait there’s more! The Outpost peeps have invited all to add their mags and rags to the pile, periodicals to the pedestal. Free press? We approve!
So drop by to see, drop in for a read and drop off a copy of your latest – if you please!
Who: Avid readers and Zine makers What: The Pay Office reading room and Outpost zine library Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney When: Monday – Thursdays: 10am – 5pm, Fridays: 10am – 8pm, Saturdays – Sundays: 10am – 5pm
Yes you heard right. The Big Brand, The Can’t-Stop Can, The Unseen Man. Banksy!… and Swoon! Faile! David Choe and more!
“The Bad Artists Imitate, The Great Artists Steal” and Banksy surely steals…the stage, where ever he goes!
Now his work comes to Cockatoo Island for Outpost Project, along with many other fine fresh street artists, in the form of the “Oi You! Collection" (Co-Owned by George Shaw).
This will be the first time the Oi You! Collection has been outside of New Zealand. With twenty three pieces adorning the makeshift walls on the island Banksy and a whole heap of other talented artists – Swoon, David Choe, Os Gemeos and more present highly original and rare pieces of artwork in this extraordinary collection.
What an exhibition it’ll be too – so many names and so much experience and differing styles, it should be interesting to see it all up together. With mediums ranging from photography and film to stencil, paste-ups and graffiti, this exhibition is a plentiful bounty.
This is one of those moments you bless yourself for being here in Oz, and thank the Gods of Street Art for sending these seminal artists works to Sydney!!!
Who: Banksy, Swoon, Antony Micallef, Faile, David Choe, Os Gemeos, Paul Insect, Adam Neate, Judith Supine, D*Face, Bast, Phil Frost, Evan Hecox, Henry Chalfont, Mike Mills, Ryan McGinness and Cheryl Dunn What: Oi You! Collection Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney When:4th November – 11 December 2011
What is painted is external, what is inspired is internal, what is worn is the package it all comes in, you are what you paint, and you are what you wear. The threads that adorn graffiti artists, skaters and street artists today are as well documented as they themselves are, and in turn emulate as much freshness and style as the art they create.
A world first at Outpost Project, curated by Eddie Zammit and presented by T-world and aMBUSH Gallery, comes this monumental T-shirt graphics exhibition – the likes of which have never been seen in Australiasia.
“Within the steep steel structure and brick-walled confines of the "Heavy Machine Shop" lies NEXT, nestled in a core of cotton.”
Over twenty local and international artists and designers from all corners of the market will be interpreting their envisioned future of T-shirt graphics, by creating original and one-off T-shirt art. This plus a display of over 1,500 T-shirts from the dopest brands around town flauntin their style? Holy …
“Throughout its evolution, street art has taken on many forms and mediums. However, it is arguably street fashion in which it finds its most natural progression from the static streets into walking works of art. NEXT is an excision and examination into the heart and soul of one of the most influential and vibrant subcultures – T-shirt culture.
With the impressive credentials of being founder, owner and editor of the world’s only T-shirt journal, Eddie Zammit, reflecting his devout passion for the T-shirt medium (for the record, he owns 2,300 plus T-shirts personally…), the exhibition is in capable hands. This is the physical culmination of the subculture he loves. "Let’s not dismiss street wear as a T-shirt category, let’s explore its evolution," Zammit says. This exhibition is at once a retrospective and gaze to the future: a time capsule, of sorts, for the humble T-shirt and its marriage to Street Art.”
If you are a dude or dudette who love them some sweet street duds then this is for you – and it looks incredible.
Dress tight and get down!
Who: Ambush Gallery and T-world What: NEXT - T-shirts exhibition Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney When: 4th November – 11th December
Art Series Hotels Group who are led by “young gun property developer and art collector” Will Deague has created boutique hotels inspired by Australian artists.
“The hotels embody the artist’s individual style and characteristics. As well as a comfortable sleep the really exciting concept brings art to people in a very accessible way and dovetails perfectly into Melbourne culture.”
“Having hosted panel discussions in the past, Art Series Hotels value the opportunity to open the lines of communication within the arts. To have open discussion and to share knowledge, breaking down silos and getting people active in the communities that surround them, is the way we can move forward.”
With titles like those below it’s not difficult to see the depth of conversation that will surely be delved into during the festival.
The Art Market for Street Art and How To Collect – “Are all street artists looking for commercial acceptance? Does the increased value of street art pose a risk to works being ‘stolen’ from the street or misappropriated?”
The Politics of Street Art – “When there is no expectation to sell a work, and your anonymity is assured, should we expect more political commentary than we currently get?”
The Future of Street Art, Documentation vs Ephemeral – “Without proper documentation (pictures, videos, web,) street art would only exist in a temporary space. One day a piece is there, the next day it’s gone, and without proper documentation there would be fewer people to know about it. Is user generated content a good outcome for street art, and its creators?”
Invurt have been pretty happy to have helped out ArtSeries with some of their many activities planned on the island for the Outpost Project, and we’re really looking forward to these. So if you want to get a ‘lil insightful and watch these artists and art lovers show off their intellectual prowess then please step into and take part in, what will definitely be, fantastic forums of the outstanding Outpost! It’s your chance to meet ‘n greet and sit ‘n share with the people who really do care, about all that is Australian Street Art!
Who: Discussion panel speakers including Project featured artists What: Art Series & NGA Outpost Forums Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney When:
The Art Market for Street Art and how to collect – Sunday 6th November 3- 4pm
The Politics of Street Art – Sunday 13th November 3- 4pm
The Future of Street Art, Documentation vs Ephemeral – Sunday 20th November 3- 4pm
Anthony Lister is an artist that all of us are fond of. Locally born and now living in NYC, Lister is known for his crazy cool art antics (yes we are talking about the abductions!) and marvelous mixed media gallery works which have garnered him a pretty nice, and well deserved, name in the street art scene.
As we gathered from our brief chat with Lister around this time last year, and having followed him for some time, one thing always stands out – that the man is an artist who engages with the viewer effortlessly, and whose use of mixed media and evolving styles continuously appeals to a broad range of audiences all over the globe.
Though he has been a New York based artist for the last seven or so years, Lister is always the Aussie homeboy, and is frequently back here visiting, you see that home has never left the heart in his latest collection – just check the title.
These funky characters full of colour and versatility show a skewed but, when investigated, totally right on view of the outside world. With paintings, sculpture, site-specific installations and performance making up the collection, Bogans Paradise will be just that, a paradise of art.
Get to the gallery to check it out . The opening night is invite only so to register your interest email: email@example.com – and don’t forget that Lister is featured, along with loads more artists, at the Outpost Project on Cockatoo Island for the next month so get into that too!
Who: Anthony Lister What: Bogan Paradise – New Works Solo Exhibition Where: Gallery A.S. – 779 George Street, Sydney When: Private Reception – Friday 4th November 2011
Charity events always warm the cockles of the heart don’t they and specially ones that also warm the feet! IHART is a charity sneaker exhibition being held at The Claremont Hotel’s Grey Door Gallery in Perth, with all proceeds heading to the Heart Foundation, of course!
With twenty painted converse, thirty skateboards, thirty limited edition A2 prints and three one off canvas prints, all by local artists, up for grabs charity won’t be the only winner here, if you can snap something up for yo’ self!
Rock up have a gander and strut out with a new pair of chucks and a fresh piece taboot – or just appreciate and then maybe donate to the heart foundation. Which ever you choose you will be cooler for it!
Who: Bunch of local artists .. names coming soon! What: IHART – Charity Exhibition Where: Grey Door Gallery – Claremont Hotel, Perth WA When: Friday 4th November 2011 – 7:30pm
Here at Invurt we’re always smiling when a new gallery opens and this is one of those joyous times – Chatsworth Gallery is the new venture from awesome local photographer Julius Kellar and his mates. This Semi-professional gallery in Prahran, which is a totally awesome looking space by the way, is launching this Friday with an exhibition of artistic and affordable works by Keller and Co.
With an imposed $60 limit on all art, the gallery has grabbed the market for the every-man collector. Now anyone (even starving artists like us) can pick up a piece and start a collection.
Though the cash number is low, the quality of work will be of the very highest! So come by for the inaugural exhibition, and support local art and local business by drinking, chatting and purchasing some tasty arty treats!
Who: Julius Kellar and others What: Gallery Opening Where: Chatsworth Gallery – 6 Chatsworth Road Prahran, Melbourne When: Friday 4th November 2011 – 6pm-9pm
“Tortured souls Pip Cocciolone, Joel Sanders, Nick Strutton, Donovan Christie, Erban, Maintain, Dan Adams and Alex Gilchrist are chained to their desks busily working away in the dungeons of GTNBZY HQ to bring you their Halloween inspired master pieces.
Live painting demonstration from Graffiti artist Erban on the night Live music hosted by Tactic of Futurephonics featuring Dj Admin and Mc Koolta”
Live art and live music is also on the cards so suit up and get down party peeps!
Who: GTNBZY, Pip Cocciolone, Joel Sanders, Nick Strutton, Donovan Christie, Erban, Maintain, Dan Adams, Alex Gilchrist, Dj Admin and Mc Koolta What: Nightmare on Bent Street Where: Upstairs at the Austral – 205 Rundle Street, Adelaide When: Saturday 29th October 2011 7pm
“My art is both confusing and pleasing to the eye. I live and paint both inside my studio and outside on walls. Sydney is my home …” Says Numskull
The Tokyo born, Sydney based street artist has a style influenced by many a different media. With a mix of sign writering, and the obvious graffiti, comic and cartoon-esque takes on themes is what this man does best. The quirky creatures of his numskullian world, found all over the streets and up in galleries takes roots from its old British cartoon namesake, The Numskulls. Totes worth the artistic inspiration, we say!
Numskull, more like Funskull (as his web address so rightly dictates), is back with another solo exhibition “Mixed Messages” Presented by Kind Of Gallery, Sydney.
Can’t wait to see what mixed messages he has for us this time round!
Who: Numskull What: Mixed Messages – Solo Exhibition Where: Kind Of Gallery – 72 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney When: Opening Thursday 24th November 7pm. Show runs til 3rd December 2011
Halloween is upon us, ghouls and ghosties, and Richmond’s Owl and the Pussycat is home to all creatures living or living dead! This is something a bit different to our normal fare posted here, but what the hell, its Halloween bitches! Pret-a-Zombie will have “Zombies descending as they moan, groan and roam their way right up onto the catwalk. Come witness the spectacle as budding young make-up artists ply their skills to create the most impression zombies they can, in their bid to win a generous prize pack compiled by our sponsors www.immoralfashion.com.au and Barnes – where creative people shop.
You will then get the chance to vote on your favourite zombie and help decide who is to walk away with the prize pack.
As special guests for the night we have some real zombies, held tight to keep you safe in giant cages, lent to us on the night by the fine zombie masters at zombiehire.com.
Come down and join the fun as we celebrate all things that goes bump in the night People in costume get cheap drinks. Pret-a’-zombie’… the dead are in this year”
Come share in the all hallows eve-olution of make-up artistry, and also check out the other “unearthly delights” of the theatrical performance by Jason Cavanagh – Nightmare on Swan Street II and Phantoms – an exhibition by Michael Laws.
Who: A bunch of Crazy make-up artists, Jason Cavanagh, Michael Laws What: All mighty Halloween extravaganza Where: The Owl and the Pussycat – 34 Swan Street Richmond, Melbourne When: Saturday 29th October 6-11pm
Doyle is an accomplished artist who has collaborated on many art projects within Melbourne.
He has also been contributor, creator and director of a number of creative collectives such as Blender Studios, Melbourne Street Art Tours, Propaganda Windows (with Michael Meneghetti), Purple Cow Productions, Napier Crew and Dark Horse Experiment (with Stephan Nall and Joel Gailer).
“You Are All The Same” is a collection of heaped on colours and abstract shapes transforming into multi-layered landscapes and portraiture. Incorporating much mixed media and themes rolling on from piece to piece, these works seemed to come off slightly ‘psyche-primitive’ yet totally modern, a nice ‘meeting of the mediums’.
Parties and DJ’s a plenty will be happening alongside the night, the city will light up for all whom attend – so you’d be well advised to be one of us!
Who: Adrian Doyle What: You Are All The Same – Solo Exhibition Where: Darkhorse Experiment – 110 Franklin Street Melbourne When: Thursday 3rd November 6-11:30pm
The impact on the arts of the technological age gets centre stage in November with Melbourne’s first digital festival – ‘Pause’.
“Pause Fest is about the new, innovative, interactive, exciting, creative and contemporary.
The week-long festival will start with small events, exhibitions, projections, open studios, installations, product launches and interactive projects dispersed through the city and it will culminate in one grand and exciting ‘exhibition’.
Pause Fest is a gathering of passionate, creative souls where they can connect with each other and with the world’s top talent. We welcome creatives from all fields, companies and agencies that embrace art+innovation and the general public.”
With this event we get to step into the current status of digital arts and say “why, hello there!”
The future of the technological creative will continue to power on during the 21st century, with the mediums of old taking a cordial step to the side (definitely not one to the back) as the artists in Pause engage the mediums of the future.
Evolving along with technology are the artists, taking to the digital life like … that old proverb – so come get amongst it, there is plenty for all and plenty of time to make the date, as the festival is a wonderful week long event!
Invurt webzine provides information on AustralAsian street, urban, illustrative, graffiti and other genre defying, nu-contemporary art to readers around the world. It specialises in events and artists who are working, displaying and visiting Australasia – particularly with a focus on exhibitions, live art and other events the artists are partaking in.