Event – Book Launch – Street Art, Public City – Alison Young – Misty Bar – Australia 

A book I have been hearing about for some time now; so I’m excited to announce the launch of Alison Youngs labour of love Street Art, Public City.

“The book is the first full-length academic study of street art in Melbourne, New York, Berlin and Paris. The book draws on interviews with over 60 street artists and graffiti writers in cities around the world, and looks at the ways cities, police and councils respond to street artworks”.
This is a subject that I am very passionate about and spend much of my time on (working with councils etc) so I can’t wait to read this and hear what Alison has to say.
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From the Readings website: “What is street art? Who is the street artist? Why is street art a crime? Since the late 1990s, a distinctive cultural practice has emerged in many cities: street art, involving the placement of uncommissioned artworks in public places. Sometimes regarded as a variant of graffiti, sometimes called a new art movement, its practitioners engage in illicit activities while at the same time the resulting artworks can command high prices at auction and have become collectable aesthetic commodities. Such paradoxical responses show that street art challenges conventional understandings of culture, law, crime and art. Street Art, Public City: Law, Crime and the Urban Imagination engages with those paradoxes in order to understand how street art reveals new modes of citizenship in the contemporary city. It examines the histories of street art and the motivations of street artists, and the experiences both of making street art and looking at street art in public space. It considers the ways in which street art has become an integral part of the identity of cities such as London, New York, Berlin, and Melbourne, at the same time as street art has become increasingly criminalised. It investigates the implications of street art for conceptions of property and authority, and suggests that street art and the urban imagination can point us towards a different kind of city: the public city. Street Art, Public City will be of interest to readers concerned with art, culture, law, cities and urban space, and also to readers in the fields of legal studies, cultural criminology, urban geography, cultural studies and art more generally.”

Alison Young is a professor in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She has been studying street art for a number of years, and acted as a policy consultant for Melbourne City Council.

Hope to see you at Misty Bar on Wednesday!
Who: Alison Young
What: Street Art, Public City.
When: Wednesday 29th 630pm. The book is also available for sale online here, here and here.
Where: Misty Bar, Hosier Lane, Melbourne.
Facebook event page here.
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Snapshots – Cult Leader – At The House Of Bricks

The House Of Bricks has done it again, putting on a great night featuring some pretty cool pieces by artist’s Bailer, Putos, Shay Bakar, Dominoe Phillips, Kid Silk, Max Richards, Adele Wilkes and Mr Muppet.

Fresh pizza cooked in a mud brick oven and cocktail slurpees for all who attended, not a bad way to spend a Thursday night in Collingwood.

Here are a bunch of pics I got while there enjoy…Peace

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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

Facebook event here

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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 breathe 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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