Here is all of Dean Sunshines favourite graffiti and street art pieces from around Melbourne for August 2014 – and once again, its a fkn great representation of just some of what is awesome around our fair city.
“Northland Shopping Centre has commissioned three leading street artists to create a graphic installation that will showcase the personality of Victoria’s largest Shopping Centre in the North.
The three feature artists include Smug, Adnate and Sofles with the four day large-scale installation commencing tomorrow morning.
British talent Smug, who has been hailed globally as one of the world’s most talented photo-realistic street artists, will be teaming up with two of Australia’s leading street artists Adnate and Sofles to collectively design and deliver a unique and ‘North’ inspired graphic.
The world first collaboration comes off the back of a new initiative from Northland Shopping Centre which aims to better utilise its key spaces to help showcase local and international talent, as well as support innovative projects and events.
Michael Bickers, Northland Centre Manager explains. “We wanted to explore the idea of creating more interesting spaces at the centre. A high-profile street art installation was suggested so we took the time to search for the right kind of artists who understood the Northland brand. On discovering local talent Adnate, who is famous for photo-realistic works in Fitzroy, Melbourne’s North and the CBD, we immediately saw a connection. Adnate was keen to be involved and invited internationally renowned Scottish street artist Smug and Brisbane talent Sofles to join the project. Together they have an incredible style supported by their huge fan following – we couldn’t be happier.”
We have always loved shows curated by Sean morris, and even better than a Sean curated show is him teaming up with Tom Groves from Knock Knock magazine fame for a new project – Black Canyon!
“The first venture from new Australian arts project Black Canyon opens in Melbourne next Friday, August 29.
‘Welcome To Black Canyon’ is set to feature large-scale print work by a lineup of artists from Spain, France, England, Canada, Germany and the USA (many of whom have never shown in Australia before) alongside a slew of local favourites.
Launching on the night will be the limited run risograph publication ‘Black Canyon Vision Quest 1′. A collection of bold, aggressive illustration and design,Vision Quest 1 Is Black Canyon’s statement of intent. No frills, no filler, just 16 young artists making uncompromising work.
Black Canyon is a collaboration between Sean Morris and Tom Groves, who first worked together on the ‘Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos’ group show at Backwoods Gallery in March of this year. It was the last in a trilogy of Magic Weirdos shows curated by Morris, which were greeted by big crowds in Melbourne, Perth and London.
The show runs until 5pm on Sunday August 31. Check the full lineup below:
SIMON LANDREIN (FR) IRKUS M. ZEBERIO (ESP) WE BUY YOUR KIDS (AUS) FRENCH (UK) TINA LUGO (USA) CHRIS YEE (AUS) JASPER DUNK (UK) CAITLIN SHEARER (AUS) JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON (AUS) BEN CONSTANTINE (AUS) NATHAN BROWN (CAN) MADDY YOUNG (AUS) BENE ROHLMANN (GER) EMMA WIESENEKKER (AUS) JUMBO (AUS) REGINALD PEAN (USA)”
Looks like a really fun show with a bunch of artists new to many of our eyes, as well as some familiar – head down and check it out for yourselves
Who: SIMON LANDREIN (FR) IRKUS M. ZEBERIO (ESP) WE BUY YOUR KIDS (AUS) FRENCH (UK) TINA LUGO (USA) CHRIS YEE (AUS) JASPER DUNK (UK) CAITLIN SHEARER (AUS) JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON (AUS) BEN CONSTANTINE (AUS) NATHAN BROWN (CAN) MADDY YOUNG (AUS) BENE ROHLMANN (GER) EMMA WIESENEKKER (AUS) JUMBO (AUS) REGINALD PEAN (USA) What: Welcome To Black Canyon Where: 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne When: FRIDAY 29/9 6pm – 9pm
SATURDAY 30/9 12pm – 6pm
SUNDAY 31/9 12pm – 5pm
Just saw this dandy show pop up on our radar, with a couple of favourites doing a group show at No Vacancy in Melbournes QV! Fred Fowler, Niels Oeltjen (Nails), Hiroyasu Tsuri , Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Shida, Kenta Senekt , Luke Pither, Laith McGregor and Stabs all in one room, nice!
“The interrobang (‽)
n. A punctuation mark in the form of a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point, used to end a simultaneous question and exclamation. (eg. WTF?!)
The interrobang, the first new punctuation mark to be introduced in three hundred years, is a mark said to be the typographical equivalent of a grimace or a shrug.
Interrobang, the exhibition, presents divergent and peripheral work by nine artists. Experimental in nature, these works are the interrobang in their practice.”
Head down to no Vacancy this Thursday night to check it all out, yep!!
Who: Fred Fowler, Niels Oeltjen (Nails), Hiroyasu Tsuri , Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Shida, Kenta Senekt , Luke Pither, Laith McGregor, Stabs What: Interrobang Where: No Vacancy, QV Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne When: Show opens Thursday August 7th 2014 from 6pm til 9pm and runs for two weeks.
Damnit, I do feel like I’m missing out on some cool shit while I’m up here in Singapore, and this show coming up this week is one of those things!
Seeing our mate Chehehe put in his first real solo show is pretty damn exciting we’ve been following his work and enjoying it immensely over the past whike. From his immediately recognisable chebots to his amazing interactive che-machine at the White Night festival, his painting and illustrations, as well as his unique installations really are curiously cool.
Head down this Thursday night and check it out, and support the man on his first solo endeavour – it’ll be well worth the trip!!
Who: Chehehe What: Exit End Of A Wormhole To Another Dimension solo show Where: 42 Bangs St, Prahran, Melbourne When: Thursday 7th August from 6pm til 10pm
Its only been a little over two weeks since I moved up to Singapore for a couple of months for work, and already I’ve met a bunch of people, done a bit of painting, and seen some great artwork here amongst the Singapore graffiti scene.
Amongst all this, I was blessed to meet the renowned DCA/TFC alumni, Mistery – not only a damn talented artist, but a damn nice guy to boot. Mistery was actually up here at an event called Project Hip Hope in KL, but he had a chance to get down to SG for a few days amongst it all.
On the Thursday night, headed down to Haji lane last week to check out a small show he put on, A Gallery Far Far Away, at CAD cafe, where he paid homage to a bunch of mad characters from the SW universe – he also had the opportunity to do a bit of a paint on one of the walls in the laneway.
On the weekend, myself and up and comer Daiso had a chance to get down to the Rail Corridor, one of Singapores few (but awesome) legal spots for a bit of a spray.
Afterwards, we got down to Black Books for the regular Graff Fight event, though we were a little late, we hung out for a bit, got some food and packed it in for the day.
I got a bunch of shots from it all as well – apologies for the terrible quality of the exhibition shots, I aint no David Russell, and yeah, damn, I need a good flash. Farkit haha. Oh yeah, and if you’re in Singapore, you can still grab some of this artwork from CAD – its amazingly better than the shots.
But you can check ‘em all out below, and mad props to Mistery for letting me use a couple of his shops – great meeting you man. Lots more updates from my SE Asia adventures coming up, stay tuned.
Greetings all from the Lion City – this will be my first real post since my relocation up to Singapore a week or two ago, I decided to take the plunge and do something new, so I’ll be based out of here for the next six months or so. Good thing too, as there is a crapload of great stuff happening in the SE Asia region right now that I’m hoping to cover, like this show from old school Sydney graff legend Mistery – which just popped onto my radar today!
“Reaching back to his comic book roots, Australian graffiti artist Mistery has reinterpreted classic Star-Wars imagery in cartoon form with a graffiti styled twist.
Not only regarded as one of the countries leading aerosol artists, Mistery is also an accomplished B-Boy and MC, with Spanish paint company MTN recently producing a limited edition spray can in his honor!
Join us on Thursday night to meet the artist, view the works and enjoy some drinks, as we launch this new exhibition at CAD.”
Heres a work in progress of something for the show …
I fucking love Star Wars. I’ve seen the mans work in photos, but never had a chance to see it in a gallery context, so i’m really looking forward to this one – and i’ll be sure to grab a bunch of photos whilst Im at it.
I’m a big fan of Erin Greers work, and though I am less than familiar with Sian Songs, the glimpses of it that I’ve seen have piqued my interest – and it looks like a great counterpoint to Erins work in this upcoming duo exhibition from the two at Off The Kerb gallery this Friday night.
“Intrigued by the creatures that inhabit the daylight and dark night, Sian Song & Erin Greer combine forces to paint a window into the magical world of animals. Both artists employ a whimsical and playful style to bring these creatures’ narratives to life.”
Head down to Collingwood to see it all for yourselves, its shaping up to be a great night for art across Melbourne.
Who: Sian Song & Erin Greer What: Daylight / Dark Night exhibition Where: Off The Kerb, 66b Johnston St, Collingwood, Melbourne When: Show opens Friday 4th July from 6pm til 9pm and runs until 18th July
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.