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Press Release – The Google Street Art Project in Melbourne

For over five years, Invurt.com and Land Of Sunshine have been documenting the fleeting and ephemeral artwork around the streets of Australia, particularly in their home town of Melbourne. In this period, they have documented thousands of walls and street art events via both photographs, interviews and articles. As two of Australias most eminent authorities on street art, they have, over this time, ceaselessly collaborated promote the Australian scene and its artists to a global audience.

Now, Invurt and Land Of Sunshine have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute on one of the most innovative and comprehensive collections of street art on the internet, the Google Street Art Project.

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As one of the worlds top destinations for street art, Melbourne offers a plethora of works from a contingent of hundreds of local artists, and as a global mecca for graffiti and street art it also attracts a large number of international artists to its walls.The Melbourne Street Art collection on the Google street art site contains a small slice of some of these remarkable painting projects, many works of which have, as ephemeral as it is, now departed, recorded only in the pixels within these digital archives.

With photography by Dean Sunshine and David Russell, and curated by local Melbourne artist and editor of Invurt.com, Facter (Fletcher Andersen), as well as Luke McManus, this showcase of works is blessed by a bountiful amount of high quality, top level art from across Melbourne.

“There is always a story to tell when it comes to the streets of Melbourne and its art, and we hope that by adding a little slice of Melbourne to such a massive global project, that people from around the world can easily view these amazing works within the Google Street Art platform,” said Facter. “We are extremely proud to have partnered with Google in this endeavour. One of our primary missions here is to document the ephemeral artwork and our scene, across Australia, and we couldn’t have been happier to have been given this opportunity to do so.”

Regular updates will be undertaken on these exhibitions, as Invurt and Land Of Sunshine continue on their mission to bring the best of Melbourne street art and graffiti to the people of the world.You can find the Melbourne Street Art by Invurt and Land Of Sunshine page on the Google Cultural institute website by the short link http://google.invurt.com or by going directly to the websitehttps://streetart.withgoogle.com/ #streetartproject #invurt

Check us out on our Instagram account - @invurtmagazine
Twitter – @invurtion
or our facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/invurted

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Editor – Invurt.com
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Sunshines Top 10 – February 2015

Well, Dean Sunshine has had a crazy busy month the last month (join us all in congratulating him on the recent birth of his baby boy!), but, he still had a bit of time to get his camera out and snap a whole bunch of great pics from around Melbourne of some of the finest street art we’ve seen yet.

Check out all the pics from his latest Top 10 below!

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1. Buff Monster – Fitzroy
2. Bailer Cam Scale – Fairfield
3. Be Free – Cremorne
4. Unwell Bunny – Brunswick
5. Sage – Brunswick
6. RONE + Wonder – Fitzroy
7. Ling – Collingwood
8. Akid One + Dvate + Yumz – Collingwood
9. Sofles – Fitzroy
10. Makatron – Hosier Lane
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Event & Magazine Launch – Modern Hieroglyphics x T-world – Print is Premium – Melbourne

We’ve been following the new magazine Modern Hieroglyphics for a while now, and they’ve been doing a fair bit of travel around the world meeting artists lately! Now they’ve ended up here in Melbourne, and this weekend they have an rad launch along with our friends at T-World at the newly minted Belleville bar!

“After our full-to-bursting Belleville Melbourne launch party on Monday night, there’s no rest for the wicked!

“Print is Premium” T-world x Modern Hieroglyphics celebrates the release of new book editions by both, and is our first event in the Belleville cultural programme post launch.

T-world is a global journal of T-shirt artists, brands and designers from across the planet. Based in Melbourne and run by the inimitable Eddie Zammit, T-world’s eigth issue unfolds the future of T-shirt graphics.

Inspired by the artwork of world-renowned street artist CHOR BOOGIE and created by Jack McKain, Modern Hieroglyphics is a San Francisco-based publication that features art and design from all over the world. Modern Hieroglyphics: The Second Issue features interviews and artwork by:

  • Tycho / ISO50 (San Francisco, California)
  • HRVB (Berlin, Germany)
  • Eddie Zammit of T-world (Melbourne, Australia)
  • CRYPTIK (Los Angeles, California)
  • Flask Mob (San Francisco, California)
  • Dangerdust (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Ivan Lopez of Artillery A.G. (San Francisco, California)
  • Rik Oostenbroek (Hilversum, Holland)
  • Howdy (Los Angeles, California)
  • Clogtwo (Singapore)

 

Head down to the Belleville in Globe Alley this Saturday night from 8pm to check it all out and show your support for this rad print magazine!!

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Who: Many artists in the mag of much greatness!
What: Print Is Premium – Modern Hieroglyphics x T-World Release
Where: The Belleville, Globe Alley, Melbourne
When: Saturday 26th February 2015, from 8pm to 1am

Check out the facebook event page, Modern Hieroglyphics and T-World  for more info.

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Snapshots – Shida & Irga in Italy

We miss Shida here in Melbourne, but the man has been doing some rad travelling lately, most recently with his buddy Irga to Italy.

He sent us along a bunch of photos of some of their recent work from their spraycation, and you can check them all out below – some real cool stuff here!

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Video – Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Video – Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Murdochs The Daily Telegraph is a bias piece of shit masquerading as journalism and Fintan Magee, like so many of us, hates it. Which is actually a good thing, too, because otherwise he wouldnt have done this awesome piece – Man Bites Dog. Check out the release for it and the video below!

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“Sydney based artist, Fintan Magee is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most prominent street artists having been commissioned to paint in over 20 cities around the world.

Arguably his most political work to date, ‘Man Bites Dog’ explores media bias in Australia.

Originally installed in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria, Magee painted the detailed mural at the centre of the work before ceremoniously burning a life-sized wire sculpture filled with copies of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, filming the process to create a mesmeric video installation.

‘Man Bites Dog’ will be exhibited as part of ‘PROTEST’, a group exhibition opening at M16 Art Space in Canberra on Thursday 26 March
2015.

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Video – Sofles – Graffiti Mapped @ White Night Melbourne 2015

Video – Sofles – Graffiti Mapped @ White Night Melbourne 2015

I had the chance to watch Sofles painting his massive mural the other week, and yet another change on Saturday night to see his amazing work brought to life by Grant Obsbornes incredible graffiti mapping projections. Put together under the mad and rad creative direction of Shaun Hossask from Juddy Roller, if you weren’t in Melbourne, and didnt get to see it yourself (you missed out!), then you now have that chance!!

Brilliant video once again from Selina Miles as well – she never, ever disappoints with these. Lets also not forget the rad soundtrack by Opiou!

Watch the whole process and end result in all its glory below!

From the press release –

“On Saturday the 21st of February, Sofles – Graffiti Mapped premiered at Melbourne’s largest cultural festival, White Night Melbourne. Attended by over 500,000 people and running from 7pm – 7am, the festival takes over Melbourne’s CBD for a one night only artistic extravaganza.

Many months in the making, Sofles – Graffiti Mapped is an innovative step forward for the world of graffiti and technology. Sofles – Graffiti Mapped explores the intrinsic connection between graffiti, street art and technology through a combination of 3D video mapping, traditional street art and graffiti techniques and motion design.

Over 5 stories high, Sofles’ inner city mural is his biggest work to date. Add to that Grant Osborne’s incredibly detailed motion design and a musical score by New Zealand music producer Opiuo, and you have a truly innovative work of art. Visible for one night only, but destined to leave an impression on the city’s skyline Sofles- Graffiti Mapped was one of the most exciting events of the entire White Night Melbourne festival.

This video has been shot and cut by the director of Sofles’ extremely successful previous video, Limitless, Selina Miles. “

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Event – The Paterson Project – Melbourne

Well, holy shitballs, this is an event that I’m pretty excited to stick up today, and one that I cant wait to see (and paint at!!). Another huge production will be going down in Collingwood next week, as the Paterson building gets a huge makeover from over a hundred Melbourne artists, check out the press …

The Paterson Project will be one of Melbourne’s most exciting and important street art events in 2015. Elite talent from all over Australia will be painting together under one roof to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation with artworks to be auctioned off on the night. Housed inside the ‘Grand Lady’ of Smith Street, the Paterson building’s top three floors will be transformed into one giant canvas for more than 100 artists.

Melbourne is a vibrant and innovative place for street art culture, and events like The Paterson Project continue to promote its presence and notability in the global street art community.

The Paterson is a heritage listed building that is destined to be reincarnated as apartments. The history of the building spans over a century, and for the past forty years has remained a home to artists and musicians. This event will enable the local populace and the street art community to come together and celebrate the history and culture of the Paterson building. The Paterson Project will pay homage to the artistic passage of the site through the creation of new art and give the building the send off it deserves.

We hope you will join us at the Paterson building on the 6th of March to celebrate street art, urban culture and Melbourne’s art community. See some art, have a drink and help us reach our target of $15,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

Yeah, its a little sad that this grand old building being redeveloped is yet another sign of an increasingly gentrified Collingwood, but what a way to send it off before its reincarnation as (yet another) apartment block – and dear god, thats a lot of fkn art going up! With all of my favourite artists involved, this whole thing is going to be massively amazing.

So, head down on Friday the 6th March and check it all out – and, while you are there, buy yourself some of the art that will also be created and help raise a bunch of money for charity, there’ll be some amazing pieces coming out of this.  See you all there!

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Who: ABET, ADNATE, AMAC, ARMED, AWES, BAILER, BURG, BUTTONS, CHEHEHE, CHOQ, CREATURE CREATURE, CRISIS, CRUEL, DEM189, DEST, DONOVAN CHRISTIE, DOSE, DUEL, DUKE STYLE, DVATE, EARS, EEVIEN TAN, ELEVEN, ELLIOT CLAYFIELD, ENDS, FACTER, FENOM, FLETCH CUTS, FRAME, GHETTO, GOODIE, GRIZZLE, GUS, HAHA, HANCOCK, HEESCO, IME, INPAC, ITCH, JAMES MCCULLOUGH, JORZ, JOSH SMITH, KEN TAYLOR, KEO, 23RD KEY, KITTY RITZ, LACHY HAMILTON, LEBOUEF, LING, LOSOP, LUCY LUCY, MAKATRON, MARIAN MACHISMO, MARINE, MAYO, MIKE WATT, MIT, MORDES, MYSTERIOUS AL, NASTE, NICOLE TATTERSALL, OHNOES, ORDER, OTIS CHAMBERLAIN, PHOENIX, PIGEON BOY, PILFER, PLEA, POISE, PORNO, PRESTO, PUTOS, RAD, RASHE, REPEAT, RESUME, REWS, RONE, ROOK REM, RUS KIDD, SABETH, SAM YONG, SCALE, SEAR, SENEKT, 6SETA, SHEM, SHIME, SIRUM, SKUBZ, SLICER, SMICK, STEVE CROSS, STOPEM, SWERFK, TANEA, TIM ROLLIN, TOGGLES, TREM, UNWELL BUNNY, VANDERLISM, WILL COLES, WONDERLUST
What: The Paterson Project
Where: The Paterson Building, 173-181 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
When: Friday 6th March 2015, from 6pm til late – for one night only!!

Check out the facebook event for more info on the show!!

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Exhibition – LA-NY – KidKong & Jack Shelton – Melbourne

We dont usually post up may photography exhibitions, but when we do its for a good reason – like this show coming up from Sam (KidKong) Wong and Jack Shelton, two of Melbournes rising street photography stars.

“LA- NY is a joint exhibition between Sam Wong and Jack Shelton. Taking a look at a colourful California set against a stark black and white New York. The project will take the form of a book Launch and exhibition as part of The Photo-book Melbourne 2015 festival, Melbourne’s very first international photo book festival.”

Head down to No Vacancy at QV in Melbourne this Friday night to see the show, and the mad ass photos that will be on display.

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Who: Sam Wong (KidKong) and Jack Shelton
What: LA – NY photography exhibition
Where: No Vacancy gallery, Jane Bell Lane, QV, Melbourne
When: Show opens Friday 17th February from 6pm til 9pm and runs til 24th February.

 

Check out the facebook event page, as well as Sam Wong and Jack Sheltons websites

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Sunshines Top 10 – January 2015

Its a month into the new year, and already a bunch of great shit has started adorning the walls of Melbourne. Dean Sunshines been out and about, capturing as much of it as he can – and here are his top picks for January 2015!

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1. SMUG + DVATE – Fitzroy
2. DSCREET – Brunswick
3. Epick One – Richmond
4. Sofles – CBD
5. Heesco + Putos – Fitzroy
6. SABS – St Kilda
7. DVATE – CBD
8. Makatron, Itch, Plea, Nitsua, Damon Soule, Stiff.ives, Adam Paquette
9. Sofles + Adnate
10. Unknown – CBD

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Video – Choq – Keg City

Video – Choq – Keg City

Back in Australia, and with a rumoured solo show coming up sometime in the future, Choq has been busy at work (as always), this time painting up a storm for 4 Pines brewery – checko out the video below!!

KEG CITY | CHOQ from 4 Pines Brewing Company on Vimeo.

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