Exhibition – Flat Bend – Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura – Backwoods Gallery – Collingwood

Be sure to get down to Backwoods Gallery this Friday night at 6pm and check out the work of Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura at Backwoods Gallery.

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Who: Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura

What: Flat Blend

Where: Backwoods Gallery, Easey Street Collingwood.

When: This Friday the October the 24th

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Exhibition – Rone – Lumen – Collins St – Melbourne 

Rone is back with his latest show this Friday “Lumen” which is sure to live up to his usual standard. About the show? The press release says it best: “Lumen will include eleven large-scale portraits inside and outside of the gallery and a twelve metre high mural on the building’s adjoining ventilation tower. The space itself – an abandoned office building slated for demolition – has been transformed into a black (and blank) canvas. The artworks will be brought spectacularly to life by lighting designer, John McKissock”. 

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Rone has been a busy man lately, with his and Wonderlust’s Art tram rolling around town (as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival), his new murals at the NGV for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. 
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Who: Rone (lighting by John McKissock).
What: Lumen.
When: Friday 24th October, 6-9PM. Runs to 9th November.
Where: 80 Collins St, Melbourne.
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Videos – MSO Street Art – Drewfunk, Lucy Lucy, Kaff-eine & Ha-HA

The other week a bunch of artists got together with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to do a bunch of works inspired by classical pieces of music, from both popular culture and older sources.

Below are the videos from each of these works of music, with the accompanying produciton by the artists – Drewfunk, Lucy Lucy, Ha-Ha and Kaff-eine. Enjoy!

Drewfunk:

Ha-Ha

Kaff-eine

Lucy Lucy

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Exhibition – Tales From The Sketch Book – Barek Art – Off The Kerb Gallery

Be sure to get down to Off The Kerb, this friday to check the wonderful work of Barek, who’s pasteups have been gracing the streets of Melbourne for a few years now.

A wonderful mix of animals, trolls and the ever adventurous Barek, these pieces always seem to breath life in to the urban landscape in the most wonderful way.

Tales from the Sketchbook

A journey into my sketchbook, highlighting 3 characters. Travel the arctic tundra with The Huntress, discover the secrets of the deep sea kelp forest – home of the Kelp Maiden and look into the black and white world of The Sorceress.

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Who: Barek.

What: Tales From The The Sketchbook.

Where: Off The Kerb – 668 Johnston Street Collingwood.

When: This Friday The 17th Of October.

 

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Event – Cult Leader – At House Of Bricks – October 24th

This looks like a great show, with an awesome line up can’t wait to see what the show produces.

House of Bricks presents

‘Cult Leader’

A Group Exhibition, featuring:

Knock
Mr Muppet
Adele Wilkes
Putos
Kid Silk
Bailer
Max Richards
Shay Bakar
and Dominoe Phillips.

Opening Party:

Friday 24 October @ 6:00pm.

Exhibition Dates:
Thursday 23 Oct – Sunday 26 Oct. 12 – 5.

House of Bricks
40 Budd st Collingwood, 3066
www.houseofbricks.net

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Who: Bailer, Putos, Knock, Shay Bakar, Dominoe Phillips, Kid Silk, Max Richards, Adele Wilkes, Mr Muppet.

What: Cult.

Where: House Of Bricks, Collingwood.

When: 24th of October next Friday.

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Snapshots – Outsiders Featuring Twoone – At Backwoods Gallery

For those that missed out on last nights show “Outsiders” featuring Twoone, returning from berlin for this show, I was pretty impressed with what I saw it was a combination of his usual character stylings painted on these amazing light boxes.

Being painted on the glass or perspex you could see all the brush strokes through the light shining from behind, the first room had this industrial noise playing which was quite confronting but really set the mood.

The show will be running till October the 19th at  Backwoods Gallery in Easey Street Collingwood.

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Video – Sofles In Paris – By Selina Miles

Selina Miles and Sofles you can’t go wrong with that combination, Its good see old mate smashing it out all over the globe as per usual.

I loved  seeing him smash that truck, and doing his usual crazy pieces all over the place as only Sofles can.

Check out the video below!

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Snapshots – Heesco – Liminal – Sydney

Last Wednesday night our mate Heesco headed up Sydney way to open his latest show, Liminal, at The Tate.

Edinfocus was also there on the night, and we’re glad too, as he had his camera out and captured a whole swag of fantastic photos from the show, which you can check out below!

Looks like it was an absolutely fantastic show, wish we could have been there – thanks to Ed and Heesco for the pics!

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Event – Sticky Fingers Apparel Label Launch and Show – At K+N Studios In Richmond

Be sure to get along to my good mate, Sticky Fingers apparel Launch party in a couple of weeks, he has a rad clothing range with some of the coolest characters.

I was lucky enough to receive one in the mail, so don’t miss out see you guys there.

Number 1. An opportunity to check out the range of tshirts from Sticky Fingers Apparel together with fresh works from the contributing artists.
The day kicks off at noon with the works of the artists on display. Their tshirts will also be available, so you can get the right size and skip the postage cost!
The street art book ‘figment’ from AllThoseShapes will be on sale too.
At around 8:30 we will wind down the store and turn up the volume with some music from “euonim”

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Who: Sticky Fingers Apparel

What: Sticky Fingers Apparel Label Launch and Show

When: October the 25th from 12pm

Where: K + N Studios 25 Wangaratta St, Richmond 3121

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Exhibition – The Outsiders – TwoOne – Backwoods Gallery – Collingwood 

Coming up this Friday is Backwoods Gallery’s latest show, featuring TwoOne, back from Berlin with his latest show ’The Outsiders’. We’re used to Two’s consistent quality on the streets and on canvas so we’re sure this show will be no exception.

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From the Press Release: “With a vivid pink nimbus surrounding its head, Hiroyasu Tsuri’s (TWOONE) ‘X-ray of a preying mind’ prompt us to reflect upon the sun-god of the Egyptian pantheon, Ra. Ra, a man with the head of a hawk, was the King of the Gods and patron to the pharaohs, and considered by many as the universal creator. As with modern civilisations, prehistoric cultures linked animals with aspects of humanity. The hawk, a bird of prey, ruled the air and therefore became a symbol for the sun. Important too were the lion, whose mane held the colours of solar rays, and the ram, whose spiraling horns represented the waxing of the sun’s strength.

That there is religious iconography present in his work at all is somewhat of a misnomer as TWOONE has long considered his hybrid creatures to be ‘psychological portraits’, a reflection of the inner characteristics of a particular being, rather than a direct mythological or religious position. Yet the very nature of his portraits, with their spherical halos, their sun discs and their triumphant postures, recalls the emotionally charged art of The Renaissance and Baroque periods.

In his formative years in Japan, reference material came by the way of National Geographic magazines, which perhaps accounts for the ties to these deities, but what has shaped TWOONE’s immediately recognisable figures over the course of his career is his commitment to understanding the limits of the materials with which he works in order to progress his mark-making. His compulsion to push a medium – any medium – sets him apart from the majority of his contemporaries. He had to establish himself after moving from Japan to Australia in 2004, and reestablish himself again since relocating to Germany at the end of 2013. As an outsider in each of these countries, where language has always been an obstacle, TWOONE has turned to his art practice into his voice.

With the introduction of Perspex and fluorescent light in this series, TWOONE has again discovered a new process by which to define his subjects. His treatment of paint on the Perspex surface is in stark contrast to that on his canvases. Working in reverse, TWOONE builds up the paint before pushing, pulling and wiping it away to reveal the image. It has required him to be more physically instinctive and responsive than ever before. It has also left a lot to chance, particularly the tonal range left by a smudge or a scrape that could never be completely controlled and is only revealed in full under the fluorescent lighting. As they glow beyond the outer edges of the frame, these paintings appear to not only to mimic an x-ray in their skeletal framework, but to again fortify the ties to sun gods of light and warmth as radiating beings.

Be it through his large-scale wall works, his deftly crafted ceramic busts or his prolific painting practice, TWOONE’s distinctive take on humanity and the animal kingdom is profound. It is conceivable that TWOONE is intentionally recording these figures as creatures to be worshipped, much like the deities of ancient civilisations. It is also possible that these works are in fact a subconscious, spiritual belief played out through his art practice. Whatever the case may be, TWOONE is an artist resisting categorisation.” 

Who: TwoOne.  

What: The Outsiders. 

When: Opens 10th October 6-9PM and runs until the 19th.  

Where: Backwoods Gallery. 25 Easey St, Collingwood. 

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