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Snapshots – Mr Penfold – The Tate – Sydney

‘The Hours’ launched their first specially curated solo show at The Tate last week, on show was the vibrant work of UK artist Mr Penfold. The artists’ first solo exhibition on Aussie shore, titled  ‘Bric ‘a’ Brac’, was also the last show at The Tate for the year. His paintings shone in the space; vividly bright, bold and incredibly crisp. The artists’ skill with a paintbrush and impeccably smooth line work were a pleasure to behold. Some of the pieces moved away from his traditional character portraiture and moved more towards abstraction, breaking apart and reassembling parts of his characters to build abstract forms.

 

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Snapshots – Alphabetica – He Made She Made – Sydney

When artists come together to donate work and raise money for charity it always warms our hearts. Relatively new Sydney gallery, He Made She Made, put on an excellent group show of work from nationally and internationally renowned artists of differing genres. The cause, the Dandelion Support Newtork – an organisation that provides baby equipment for less fortunate families in NSW and ACT. 26 artists took one letter of the alphabet and reconstructed it with their creative flair, they included Will Lynes, Numskull, Luke Lucas, Paul McNeil, Greedy Hen and Jeff Rogers.

 

 

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Snapshots – Higher Ground – Kind of — gallery – Sydney

Higher Ground Studio, in Sydney, boasts of some of the most exciting established and emerging talent in the country. The studio was established in 2010 with the boys behind the door pumping out a varied cross section of work from differing styles ever since. The artists include; Beastman, Bennett, Ears, Mark Alsweiler, Max Berry, Neil Tomkins, Numskull, Phibs, Thomas Jackson and Tom Ferson. To celebrate this fine bunch of blokes Kind Of — gallery put on an exhibition of new paintings by the artists, together with a limited edition book,  hand signed and numbered. An exceptional show, with work by some of the most influential artists of the moment, perfect!

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Snapshots – Numskull – The Tate – Sydney

Sydney powerhouse Numskull brought the heat for his latest solo show ‘Survival Tactics’ at the Tate last week. The show follows on from a previous exhibition the artist had in Brooklyn NYC earlier this year, as part of a collaboration he did with Brooklyn based streetwear label MNWKA.
With one of the best looking shows that has graced the Tate, Numskull again confirmed he is a master of many mediums. A huge installation took up one end of the room housing his rad tshirt collab, a GIF projection took up another wall, then prints, sculptures, a massive work on canvas and 6 signature wood panel pieces took up the rest of the space.

 

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Snapshots – Fuck You / I Am — The Future Just Happened – Kind of — Sydney

Following on from the successful first exhibition, ‘Don’t Grow Old It’s a Trap’, the people behind the Fuck You / I Am project showcase a photographic journey entitled ‘The Future Just Happened.’ A display of works from Sydney-based photographer Sam Stephenson, explore the subculture of DIY tattoos, via raw black and white imagery. The confronting images peep the audience inside the bedrooms, people and paraphernalia that exist in the underground world of inking yourself or others via crude, often hand made, implements. There is a youthful energy and humour in the works whose subjects are as intriguing as the tattoos themselves.

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Snapshots – Man Up – Ambush Gallery – Sydney

A few weeks back popular Sydney based street artist Deb curated a huge group show, collating an incredible bunch of male artists from the nation and world wide. ‘Man Up’  was a charitable showcase with 100% of proceeds going to the Cancer Council of Australia to fund prostate cancer research.

Amongst the staggering array of work were pieces by Mark Bode, Mike Giant, Ben Brown, Ken Taylor, Ben Frost, and Edward Woodley. The works dotted the walls in monochromatic hues coming together to form an exciting and no doubt successful show. Making buying more art feel even better.

Photos via Takie and Jess Howell!

 

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Snapshots – Fuck You / I Am – Kind Of Gallery – Sydney

Kind Of – Gallery has found a new home on Oxford Street, and to celebrate they opened with a massive group show titled ‘Fuck You / I Am.’ The premise; a bunch of Sydney’s new and known artists were given a piece of furniture from the 50’s to 70’s to ‘deface.’ On display were a cupboard, record player, sofas, table & chairs and loads of old framed artworks that more than appreciate a face lift.

BENNET, Bridge Stehli, Deb, Dboe, and Pigeon Boy were among those who transformed the old and used to the new and now. After a huge renovation it was great to see the show was a raging success, we’re super excited to see what else the guys can bring to this shiny new space.

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Snapshots – Sidewayz Art – Global Gallery

Last Wednesday the boys from paint and skate shop, Westsyde Connection, put on their annual Sidewayz Art Exhibition. This charity event showcased the work of over 100 Australian and international artists and photographers with all proceeds raised going to the VOICE Organisation, a chairty that aims to give Cambodian children a ‘better chance at life.’

Work is exhibited on recycled skateboards and snowboards, with a live auction happening on the night and a silent auction via Grays Online in the days that follow. Dj’s and hip hop mc’s provided the perfect back drop for a spectacular selection of artists work, including; Beastman, Days, Deb, Drewfunk, Bridge Stehli and Apeseven. Jump online to have a look at the boards still available here and see the opening images below …

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Snapshots – Takie – Tate Gallery Sydney

 

The room was packed, the booze was flowing, the night was balmy and the people were smiling. Takie’s first solo outing, proved to be another successful production at the ever exciting Tate Gallery. The extensive show comprised of over 90 pieces in a colourful array of faces, textures, cars and words was eagerly lapped up by the lively crowd.

 

 

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Snapshots – Au Courant – Tim Olsen Gallery

Tim Olsen showcased a selection of young Australian artists to a packed house on a wet Sydney night in the boutique Paddington gallery. Established artists like Anthony Lister and Hiroyasu ‘TWOONE’ Tsuri were shown alongside unsigned newcomers setting the scene for a bountiful array of colourful mixed media pieces.

 

 

 

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