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Video – Cinzah Seekayem – Cosmological Beginnings

Back in December, our good mate Cinzah Seekayem held his solo show at Endemic World “Cosmological Beginnings” – and, thankfully (because we couldn’t attend, alas!) he’s now released the video from the show!! Man, such beautiful work, which is to be expected from the man – you can check it all out below!

Cosmological Beginnings – The Exhibition from cinzah seekayem on Vimeo.

“‘Cosmological Beginnings’ at Endemic World in Auckland, New Zealand – November 2013. For more info and images on the exhibition visit – cinzah.com

Track – Death Letter Blues, by Son House”
Video Edit by Karl of Monster Valley!

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Exhibition – Cinzah Seekayem – Cosmological Beginnings – Auckland

Cinzah Seekayem has some of the finest work we’ve seen – whether its illustrated, or painted up on a wall. Now, he is having his second solo show at Endemic World across the ditch in New Zealand, and if you’re anywhere in the vicinity of Auckland, you should go check it out.

"Cinzah’s second solo exhibition, kicking off at endemicworld.com ‘s Print Store in Ponsonby.
Featuring a brand new body of work never seen before. One off original works as well as affordable limited edition prints.
Big thanks to Stolen Rum and Lothlorien Winery for sponsoring the brews for the evening – hope to see you all there. All welcome."

Take a look at the preview video that was also just released to get a glimpse of what the show holds!

Cosmological Beginnings – A Solo Exhibition by Cinzah Seekayem from Monster Valley on Vimeo.

Awesome – so good to see another show from Cinzah, heres hoping he makes his way over here for one soon!

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Who: Cinzah Seekayem
What: Cosmological Beginnings
Where: Endemic World, 62 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, AKL, NZ
When: Show opens 6pm til 9pm, Thursday 21st November, 2013 and runs until Monday November 25th

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Exhibition – North East South West – Auckland

Mad shit happening in the New Zealand graffiti and street art scene lately, and a whole lot of mad shows going on – not least this one coming up this Friday night with Berst, alongside Fecks (Perth), Kaput (vancouver) and NZs Hazer.

For one night only, the artists will be displaying a whole bunch of their work, and with each artist reppin their own corner of the world, it sounds like it’ll be worth the checkin out.

Head down to K-Road to see it this Friday!

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Who: Berst, Haser, Kaput, Fecks
What: North East South West exhibition
Where: Suite 108 Ironbank, K’Road, Auckland
When: Friday the 1st of November at 6pm – one night ONLY!

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Video – AUAT – Bradley Lane – Auckland

Great little video here from across the ditch, with Askew, Gary Silipa, Misery and Benjamin Work painting up Bradley Lane in Glen Innes.

A great little wall and some grand work by some of New Zealands finest graffiti and street artists – check it out below!

You can see a bunch more photos and shots from the day over at the Ironlak website!

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Snapshots – All Fresco – Auckland NZ

ALL Fresco Street Art Festival was held over the weekend of 2 – 5 May in and around Karangahape Road (everyone calls it K Road) in the city.  Despite the sometimes terrible weather, a lot of fantastic street art was created.

There were maps provided so you could see where the artists were working, and even free bikes to get around the area. It was awesome!

The K Road Business Association was the major player in terms of making the festival happen – it is listed as the host of the event on all media.

Ross Liew was one of the main organisers and visionaries. http://cutcollective.co.nz/about/trust-me/. Cleo Barnett also helped organise. She is the main person behind First Thursdays. http://cleobarnett.com/. Barbara Holloway of the K Road Business Association was absolutely vital and it wouldn’t have happened without her – http://www.kroad.com/. Laura Forest, also a member of the K Road Business Association, was involved too. http://www.lauraforest.com/"

Check out all the photos below, with links to all involved and the artists below the gallery!

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ALL Fresco artists link
http://www.kroad.com/9_First_Thursdays/904_Participate/First_Thursdays_ALL_Fresco_Artists.htm
http://www.kroad.com/index.htm

Artist’s websites

http://www.bmdisyourfriend.com/
http://seekayem.com/
http://component.co.nz/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/DagarMedia/
http://elliotfrancisstewart.bigcartel.com/
http://ripeno.tumblr.com/  ENO
http://erinforsyth.wordpress.com/
http://ghstie.com/
http://www.disruptiv.com/ Jonny 4higher
http://micastill.com/
http://regantamanui.com/
http://www.wert159.com/
http://www.xoehall.co.nz/

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Snapshots NZ – KRoad, Ponsonby & Newmarket

Magda_C is back with another NZ update – this time she’s grabbed a bunch of pics of all the latest work around Auckland, from KRoad (Karangahape Road, but everybody calls it K Road) and the inner city suburbs of Ponsonby and Newmarket.

Some great New Zealand street art talent including Component, Cut Collective, Dager, EnforceOne, Enzo & Nio, Misery and Sofia Mainsen who Magda tells us

"Sofia Minson is a fine artist – and I think this is her only outside piece. It is a paste up of a painting she did of NZ musician Tiki Taane, consisting of multiple pieces. it’s HUGE and must have been quite a mission to get done!"

Very grand – big thanks to Magda_C for the snaps – check it all out!

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Release – Invurt Shirts & Hoodies Available!

For about two years now, we’ve been rocking a couple of Invurt shirts around the place. We’ve been asked a whole bunch of times where people can get hold of them, so we’ve decided to make three designs available through Redbubble.

As you know, we do all the stuff here on the website without any real expectation in return, but there are costs associated with it all … so if you’ve ever wanted to directly help support us,  now’s your chance!

First up is the classic Invurt T from Pierre Lloga – Pierre did this one for us prior to the Outpost Project up in Sydney, and its the shirt we have rocked the most over the past two years – big fans. Available in colours, as well as in both Pullover and Zip up hoodies.

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Second up, is of course, our now logo from the man himself, Hancock (also check out @hancock_art on instagram). This is the same graphic from both here on the website, as well as on all of our stickers and other swag – we love this design! Also available in hoodies, yep!

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The third shirt design, is from the hand of our friend Mikaela Jane (@mikaelajane on instagram) – we haven’t released this logo before and this sees its first outing! We love her custom type and we love our orange on purple (though there are other colours available also)! Yep, there’s hoodies available as well!

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Lastly, I have actually gone through and put a whole bunch of my own personal artwork on a bunch of shirts as well – okay, so not Invurt related, but I hope you think there’s some cool designs of some creatures, nonetheless!

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You can find all of my designs up here.

Anyways, head over to Redbubble to see them all and thanks to Hancock, Pierre and Mikaela Jane for their designs – and, again (regardless) to you – for reading and for all your continual support!

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Website News – Damn It! Magazine & SafeHouse Studio

We don’t often post too much news here on the website, so please excuse this break from our regular services.

We’ve been slightly remiss with some of our updates lately, due to the fact that we’ve been hell busy on a variety of different projects. We do apologise for this, as we haven’t had much time lately to get to everything we usually would – but, it’s all for the better! Amongst things here and elsewhere, we’ve also been helping Dean Sunshine out with his upcoming book launch, moving our studio and, wonderfully, we’ve just entered into some new territory with a great collaborative project with out friends over at Nothing To Nobody magazine … so, read on!!

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We’re pretty excited about this one, and we’ve been looking forward to sharing it with you properly for a while now.

For some time, I’ve harboured a wish to begin a print magazine. I’ve been writing and editing about art, music and general creativity for well over ten years now in various forms and for various different avenues, and starting up a print project has always been the dream. Given that it’s a huge endeavour, I had never gotten much beyond the planning stages for the project I had in mind (which is still bubbling away!).

By a random chance catch-up conversation at Secret Walls in Melbourne, Jo Jette from Nothing to Nobody fame told me of a project she’d begun working on – it sounded great, we talked some more, and, long and short of it, I’m now the Editor for our new print venue – Damn It! Magazine.

"DAMN IT! is a triannual, 96 page, limited edition magazine, whose staff work for smiles, mainly as we can’t afford to pay them yet! Instead we put every cent we have into the publication, so that each issue will kick the can of the previous one.

We’re firm believers in the spoon full of sugar mantra, DAMN IT! magazine features juicy articles on super talented peeps – illustrators, photographers, typographers, painters, couture designers, writers, and other creative types as well as reporting on the more serious happenings in the world.

Each issue will also shine a Bat-signal on some of the amazingly selfless work done by caring peeps setting up and running not-for-profits all round the world. We’re not afraid to put our money where our damn big mouths are, and we pledge to donate $0.50 from each copy of DAMN IT! sold to the not-for-profit we feature in that issue.

The name DAMN IT! was chosen as the expression can have both positive and negative connotations. For example: “Damn it! That’s some good cider!” or “Damn it, I just trod in a pile of ginareinheart!”

We’d Love Your Help

Myself and Jo Jette have been working on various magazines, online publications and print magazines for over ten years. On our first foray together into our new project, we are looking for a little help to get us started with our own. We have started a campaign over at Indigogo, and we are looking for a few generous donations to kickstart the whole thing. This is a long term project for myself and Jo, and we’re really looking forward to it. Damn It!, like Invurt and Nothing To Nobody will be a labour of love, and any help thrown our way would be hugely appreciated and would mean a lot to us both!

DAMN IT! Will always remain limited edition so it’s special – a collector’s item if you will, and we also promise to limit the number of advertisements to 5 per issue – never more. By helping us raise the money to print DAMN IT! you’ll also be a part of making these great things happen – you’ll be part of the DAMN IT!! community and not just a ‘reader’. Plus you’ll have our never-ending thanks and undying love to keep you warm at night!

Of course, we don’t expect something for nothing, so incentives include a whole range of great swag – issues of Damn It! Magazine, toys, custom designed Damn It! t-shirts by prominent Melbourne artist Hancock and apparel from our good friends Boy Wolf are all up for grabs when you throw us your support.

Check out the Damn It! Magazine website – http://www.damnitmagazine.com 

Also like our facebook page, and, of course, our Indigogo campaign to help us out!

 

Studio Move – SafeHouse Studios

After two years at our Prahran studio, we’ve packed up and headed over to Richmond to join the guys over at SafeHouse Studios. If you haven’t heard of Safehouse, well, chances are you probably actually have!

The crew at the studio have been responsible and had their hands amongst a huge range of shows and events across Melbourne since they all got together, and comprise some of Melbournes leading design, aerosol, printmaking and art project management talent. Dangerfork, It Stands Out, Graffix Creative, MT Design, MV Communication
and DJW Creative all have homes at Safehouse, and now so do we …

"The SafeHouse is based in Richmond. We are a creative studio that specialises in design & art-based productions. 

SafeHouse is not only a collective of artists & designers but also a mixed lolly bag of creative businesses. The Studio encompasses many traits and individual insignias of various art, design & production facets. All involved at the studio seek to benefit as a group from each others experience & knowledge as a whole. Through our mixed specialties we are able to hit the ground running with virtually any creative project or artwork at hand.

The individuals who work from the studio and/or operate their own creative businesses all come well trained in their respective fields. As a whole the SafeHouse is on the forefront of modern art & design. SafeHouse prides itself on strong design aesthetics & also professional project management, brillant production & outstanding results. We have a proven track record of getting what needs to be done, done… with the best possible outcome & in the timeline provided.

SafeHouse is a sanctuary for various urban designers & artists that have chosen to infuse their skillsets & work together for a greater creative community based calling.

The people that make up the SafeHouse team all come from different backgrounds and their skills include: Creative Management, Design, Web Design, Animation, Art Direction, Advertising, Campaigns, Strategy, Marketing, Guerilla Marketing, Branding, Brand Strategies, Photography, Fine Art, Illustration, Exhibitions, Product Launches, Product Promotions, Exhibition Curation, Furniture Design, Signage, Shop Fit-Outs, Fine Art Murals, Graffiti Murals, Graffiti Management, Printing, Fine Art Printing, Screen-Printing and the list goes on, and on, and on."

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We can’t tell you how happy we are with our new home – we’re looking forward to our stay there, and looking forward to bringing you more news, events and other cool shit from our studio mates.

Great times ahead, all, thankyou for your continuing support!!!

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Magazine Release & Give Away – Six Years Later

Last year we did an interview with Laura Chong, one of the two masterminds behind a cool and fresh new magazine, Six Years Later. At the time, they’d just been celebrating the release of issue #1 of the mag and they’d just done a call outs for submissions of artwork for their second issue, this time with the theme "Surface".

Several months down the track, and issue #2 is now available! Having had a good look through it, we can say that the wait was definitely worth it – this is a really limited edition magazine, chock full of amazing artwork and creative imagery.

To help celebrate their release, we have two copies of the new magazine to give away! All you have to do, is to be a little creative and take a photo of the words:

INVURT ❤s 6YL

You can draw it, you can paint it, you can write it, you can stick it on the street or mark it on your hand. Take a photo of it, then just head to our fb page, post it on our wall and share it over at the Six Years Later page to show them some love from all of us! Alternatively, you can also enter by instagraming it and tag both @facter and @6ylmag.

The most innovative photo will win! See how ridiculously easy it is with this finely honed example we mocked up in two minutes on our lunch container …

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Easy, right? The winner, will not only receive a copy of the latest issue of Six Years Later #2, but a very rare, now out of print copy of Issue #1 as well!Aalso in the pack, will be some stickers from several artists courtesy of our vault, both printed AND hand made just for you! But wait, there’s more! The runner up will get something too! A copy of Issue #2! Sweet! Plus, on top of all that, we’ll post up the winning entries and other images that we loved right here on the website.

Competition will run until Friday 8th of June when we’ll announce our favourite pics, and the winners of the giveaway!

Competition is open to anyone, anywhere! So get in there, and show the 6YL crew some Invurt love!!

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Check out the Six Years Later website, and, alternatively to entering the comp in case you are having a lame attack of the not-feelin-creatives, go freakin buy a copy!!!

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Thursday Transmissions – Cool, Massive & New

Ah, Thursdays, it’s all downhill from here people! It’s been a short week for us with a lot to catch up on, but always time to look through videos of cool Oz and NZ art from across the web – so here’s this weeks roundup!

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Cool interview with NZs Askew on 20/20 – unfortunately, once again, no embed code so here’s the link.

Red Bull released the video from their Canvas Cooler project the other week – this is cool, lots of behind the scenes stuff and a nice little bit from inside the Higher Ground studio.

Ben Frost did a really nice piece at the Massive HQ the other week, and here’s the timelapse!

Anthony Lister had a show recently at New Image Art Gallery – heres a short doco behind the scenes of the exhibition.

Ah, Zonk Vision – constantly delighting us with your craziness.

A small roundup of shots in slideshow format of some graff around Sydney – simple, but cool.

That’s all we have this week – if you have any videos to share, just send them to us!

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