last week saw the very talented French artist Choq with his solo show Choqworld at Juddy Roller, the show featuring his unique style which Melbourne has fallen in love with.
His way of painting everyday scenes he comes across in his travels always puts a smile on my face, I was even lucky enough to purchase a piece myself, as were many others on the night with the show almost selling out.
In case you missed the show here are some photos I managed to take.
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.
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.”
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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!
Blender Studios present ‘Herbarium’, Ruskidd’s first major solo exhibition.
Herbarium explores the exotic patterns, organic shapes and vibrant colours found in flora and fauna. Ruskidd has created a collection of artworks featuring a variety of paintings and installations.
Over the past 5 years, Ruskidd has developed a unique and diverse style for large murals on the street and smaller scale paintings. His work engages the viewer with bright vibrant colours, free flowing organic lines and recurring motifs. Ruskidd’s evolving style explores various mediums that experiment with new found techniques. Always pushing the boundaries to create interesting and unique works that adapt to any scale and environment.
Featuring a live screen-printing session of limited run tees and Uncle Dave’s Home-brew beers on tap!
Exhibition ongoing until the 27th of March.
When: This Friday from 7pm – 20th March – 27th March.
Where: At The Blender Studios, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne, entry via lane way.
In case you missed the epic Paterson Project as always I managed to get a bunch of pics, showing all the amazing pieces the artists painted on panels supplied, which were then auctioned at the event and all proceeds from the night going to charity
This event showed how artists from all backgrounds can come together and create an amazing night with only a few weeks to put it together, with over 110 artists you can bet it was something pretty special.
I can’t wait for Choq’s solo show this Friday night, I have been watching the progress over the last few months and all I can say is don’t miss this one.
Juddy Roller Presents – Choq World
Acclaimed Parisian street artist Choq’s first Australian solo show + launch for new video work by Choq and Selina Miles.
On Friday the 20th March, Juddy Roller is proud to present Choqworld, a solo exhibition based on the life and times, both good and bad of Choq’s world. Growing up in the gritty outer suburbs of the world’s most “romantic” city, Choq knows all to well about the dark underbelly of a place known only for it’s romantic scenery and artistic and cultural roots. It’s this dark underbelly that has led Choq down a path to recreate this world in a way we can all relate to. The work subtlety reflects his inner most personal longings, his dreams and his goals. His weapon of choice to express such complex emotions? Cartoons of course. Choq uses his cartoon worlds as a way to connect with a range of people; both young and old, rich and poor. This is the inherent beauty in Choq’s work. He crosses socio-economic values and ties in an attempt to bring people together as a whole and forget about the superficial differences. His work explores complex themes and attempts to offer a satirical critique of the modern world.
For one weekend only, Choqworld is set and the main exhibition space is being completely transformed. Don’t miss this one.
Once a month the guys up in Training Shed (Labrador Beer Garden) organize a jam session for selected local writers. Usually its a small group of guys of ten or less who paint up the makeshift walls, made our of planks of plywood with a specific theme or colour scheme.
This month’s theme was Gold.
Artist’s line up : Cable, Karasu, Keisane, Monk, Dale, Mutons, Pedmons, Clogtwo, Facter, Daiso, AtomicK,Hastwo and Walgdp
Photographs by : Nicholas Tan
Who: Cable, Karasu, Keisane, Monk, Dale, Mutons, Pedmons, Clogtwo, Facter, Daiso, AstomicK, Hastwo , Slacsatu & Waldgdp What: Sunday At The Training Shed When: 12 October 2014 Where: The Training Shed , 8 Port Road Singapore
Last month saw some amazing work from Melbourne’s graffiti and street art community, painting all manner of shapes and sizes from small canvases to mega productions spanning as far as the boom arm would allow.
As for the laneways there is always a fresh burner or two amongst all the of the mess, which I love so much all those layers Its like a living breathing entity.
I can’t wait to bring you next months crop of photos, already so much happened and we are only four days in to the month of March, till then peace out peeps
This would have to be one of my favourite walls so far this year and the key word is collaboration, artists such as Bryan Itch, Mike Makatron, Plea, Damon Soule, Nitsua, Adam Paquette, Stiff Ives and Sparkles, all came together to create something pretty special.
It’s always good catching up with these two amazing artists Dvate and Smug, I came across them in Fitzroy where the two have painted many times before, so it was good to see their two unique style come together.
Check it out the next time you are in Fitzroy and while you there have a wonder around and look at the art filled streets of Fitzroy and Collingwood, you won’t be disappointed.
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