After catching up with Stormy in Perth for PUBLIC, we’re g;ad to announce he’s coming to Melbourne for his latest show at Metro Gallery next week!!! The preview works below look amazing, so were looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for the show. We’ll see you at the opening.
Who: Stormie Mills.
When: Next Thursday the 25th of Sept from 6pm. Runs until the 12th of October.
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.
When the infamous Everfresh Studios closed suddenly last year we were in shock. The place was a true institution, like a museum, and soooo many good memories were lost, but not forever.
The guys have found a new space, and for the first and only time ever, they would like to invite you this Saturday to check out the new studio.
The studios will be open from 12 to 5 this Saturday and artists Rone, Wonderlust, Tooth, Tom Civil, Mayo and Makatron will all be there to show you around.
As well as the open studio the guys are selling a limited edition sketchbook to raise funds for the new space. There will only be 60 books available on the day (some have sold online already) so its 1st in best dressed.
“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
Sofles and Smug were in town recently, painting the town purple, beige, blue and every colour in between, with their unique styles of hyper rendering and tight detail. The guys were also accompanied by Adnate, the three of them spent four days in the freezing cold, where they each painted amazing portraits but each with such varying composition and style.
To watch the three artists side by side was a definite highlight of my month, stay tuned as I will be posting their most recent paint up in Fitzroy.
As part of the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair, good friend of Invurt Alison Young, Professor, Social and Political Sciences, Melbourne University, joins Alex McCulloch, Director, Alex McCulloch Art, Rone, Street Artist and Jacqueline Milner, Sydney Senior Lecturer, Theoretical Enquiry, University of Sydney to discuss Art in the Street. The panel will discuss the impact of street art on the urban environment and the evolution of street art over the last decade or so. I’m looking forward to this discussion, hopefully we’ll see you there. This Saturday!!!
Melbourne Art Fair
From the Melbourne Art Fair website: “The theme of this panel is ‘Art in the Street’. In particular, we will focus on the ways in which street art takes art into the urban environment and in which the practice of art has assumed a wide variety of new forms, and the modes of public interaction have expanded. Street art is often described as the largest ever art movement, a claim that is sometimes based on the estimated number of people practising as street artists and sometimes on the worldwide popularity that street art is enjoying. And as it becomes more popular and more marketable, street art can increasingly be found in the gallery, the museum and the auction house, as well as in the street. But when street art moves indoors, is it still street art? As a market develops for street art, does it lose its popular roots? Is there something about street art that makes it different from other forms of contemporary art, or from graphic design? What’s the future for this popular form of art in public space?”
Who: Alison Young, Alex McCulloch, Rone and Jacqueline Milner. What: Melbourne Art Fair – Panel Discussion – Art in the Streets When: Saturday 16th August 2-4PM. Where: Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
Reserve a seat for the event here.
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