Well, we came across this great video just this morning, and we hadn’t seen it before. Recently Fintan Magee did some work at the Bundaberg Regional Art center, and it is a surprisingly insightful piece on the man and his work.
Check it out below – Fintan is one of Australias best, and this was a cool watch.
“Fintan Magee will be painting directly onto the walls of The Vault space to create a large scale mural in response to Sebastian Barry’s novel ‘Long Long Way’.
This highly acclaimed novel from 2005 charts the experience of a young man caught between the Great War in Europe and the war that is festering in his Irish homeland. Magee’s own heritage is part of the reason the novel is so appealing and inspirational for him. His father is from Northern Ireland, where large scale political murals are prolific and a part of the urban landscape.
Their influence on Magee is unsurprising given he has been visiting Ireland since he was five years old.”
Well, it looks like Mr Wany and EWOK are visting our shores (here’s hoping they come down this way for a paint!) and will be doing a bit of a live art paintup over at Crush City this weekend as a part of the Crush City block party – two mad assed writers from the Ironlak crew getting up, along with tunes – what more could you want?
From Ironlak “If you’re in or around Brisbane this weekend come down to Crush City at 423 Ipswich Rd, Annerley (about five minutes south of Brisbane city).
Blackbook signing with WANY & EWOK 4-5pm (in store). Ironlak Paint Specials Instore all day. Try Sugar & Yardmaster. Free BBQ. Beats by DJ BOOMSKI.
Giveaway: spend $100 on Ironlak for your chance to win one of two prize packs.
1. Mr Wany x Stupid Krap Signed Print. Signed Wany LE Ironlak Can.
2. Ewok x Stupid Krap Signed Print. Signed Ewok LE Ironlak Can.
Head down to Crush City this SAturda, looks rad.
Who: EWOK and Mr Wany liev plus tohers What:Crush City Block Party Where: Crush City, 423 Ipswich Road, Annerly, Brisbane QLD When: Event starts Saturday March 1st from 11am to 4pm – one day only!
One of Brisbanes quirkiest, and coolest artists is having a show opening tonight, and if you’ve seen any of Bareks work around you know that it’ll be a fun night down at The Bearded Lady (A cool name for a venue if I ever heard one). You’ve probably seen Bareks work about, and this is your chance to get yourself some for your very own!
There will also be a limited edition zine available at the show, “The zine for the show will have drawings/paintings on book pages with stickers and hand drawn page there will be 30 copies + the original! Somebody will score a fully hand drawn zine!”
So head down there and check it all out, support the lad and enjoy!
Who: Barek What: Bearded Lady solo show Where: The Bearded Lady, 138 Boundary Rd, West End, Brisbane When: Show opens Thursday Febraury 27th 2014 from 6pm til 9pm
Holy absolute crap. I never, ever, use the term “next level” but … what the hell other words do I really have for this video? I guess there’s always a first for everything. Waking up to this video on a Saturday morning has to be the highlight of my week – another Sofles/Selina Miles/Ironlak collaboration, featuring a whole slew of mates as well, including the ever talented Fintan Magee, Treas and Quench.
With amazing tunes by DJ Butcher … this video takes the cake for best graff video of the year, hands down. A follow up piece to the last video, Infinite, which I can see was merely a precursor (from where it previously held my video of the year rank) for something even more incredible.
Watch it for yourself, and if you disagree, I can’t hear you.
These days, you just can’t talk about who is who in Australian graffiti without Sofles name being in the mix – the man has been travelling the world in recent years, taking his brand of excellence to all the corners, blazing his way from continent to continent.
This weekend, Brisbane are lucky enough fuckers to get to see a screening of a new film devoted entirely to the artists, by, who else, the fantastic Selina Miles – who has been documenting Sofles work now for several years.
Sofles only exhibition back on his home turf this year, the sequel to his last show, "Infinite", Limitless will be showing for one night only at Jugglers Artspace, and what a night it promises to be.
Damn you Brissy, I’m jealous indeed.
Who: Sofles What: Limitless – Movie & Exhibition Where: Jugglers Artspace, 103 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane When: Show opens Friday 22nd November from 7pm – for one night only!!
Illustration, workshops, exhibition, risograph, art, party … these are all the good things that Short Stay is made of, as Brisbane welcomes Ghostpatrol, Miso and Sean Morris to Fish Lane Studios.
"A series of short term residencies at Fish Lane Studios with artists Ghostpatrol, Miso and Sean Morris and publisher Small House Books. Over the course of the residencies a number exhibitions, workshops and publication launches will be held."
Check out the full program for the event, the residency runs over a few weeks …
"WORKSHOP | THU 17 OCT Poster and Risograph workshop w/ Charlie Hillhouse of Small House Books. 7pm – 9pm $15. Numbers limited RSVP essential
LAUNCH PARTY | SAT 19 OCT Small House Books presents ‘Sex Waves’ publication launch. A publication and cassette release by next wave artists Kiah Reading and Andrew McLellan. 7pm – 11pm
WORKSHOP | TUE 29 OCT Drawing workshop with Ghostpatrol & Sean Morris $25. Materials included. Numbers limited RSVP essential.
EXHIBITION + AFTER PARTY | THU 31 OCT ‘Short Stay’ exhibition opening and Semi-Permanent after party. Featuring resident artists Miso, Ghostpatrol and Sean Morris. Each artist is also launching a limited run publication produced by Mild Material.
For more information visit the Mild Manners website. This project is proudly supported by iAM Projects.
To RSVP, include your name and the workshop/event you wish to attend in an email to email@example.com"
Sounds pretty cool, if I was up that way I’d definitely be heading over to check it out!
Who:Miso, Ghostpatrol, Sean Morris What: Short Stay – exhibition, workshops and artist residency Where: Fish Lane Studios, Level 2, Fox Hotel, South Brisbane. When: Event runs from Thursday 17th October until November 2nd
Wow. After the success of the 1st Bomb It movie, director Jon Reiss is back with a 2nd instalment in his worldwide graffiti and street art documentary. The 1st one is one of my favourite films in my collection so I can wait to see this.
Lucky Queensland people!! It’s on this Friday 6:00 to 20:30 at the State Library of Queensland, hosted by Stupid Krap and it’s FREE!!!
The Bomb It 2 website describes it best “In the follow-up to the explosive global graffiti documentary Bomb It, director Jon Reiss takes audiences to previously unexplored areas of the Middle East, Europe, Asia, the United States and Australia on a hunt for innovative street art and artists.
Bomb It 2 explores the indigenous street art scenes in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Perth, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Chicago, Austin and the Palestinian refugee camps on the West Bank.
Using a ultra compact camera and sound package, Reiss travelled by himself to film artists and writers representing a wide range of cultures, styles and beliefs including Alex Face, Ash Keating, Beejoir, Bon, Darbotz, Foma, Great Bates, Husk Mit Navn, Inspire, Killer Gerbil and Zero, Klone, Know Hope, Phibs, Mars, MIC, Sloke, Stormie Mills, Thor, Twoone, Vexta, Victor Ash, Xeme, and Zero Cents, among others.
In the Middle East, Reiss talks with Muhnned Alazzh in the West Bank where Alazzh emphasizes the cultural and political significance of writing on the wall in the Palestinian refugee camps. To Alazzh, graffiti and street art have no place on the barrier between Israel and Palestine because they distract the public from “ugliness of that wall”.
In Jakarta, Indonesia, Darbotz’s work is heavily influenced by his study of semiotics. Instead of applying a signature to his pieces, Darbotz paints his signature squid monsters in black and white, to distinguish them from the explosion of color on the Jakarta streets.
In Singapore, Reiss connects with street artists Zero and Killer Gerbil, who explain the paradox of doing graffiti in one of the most highly policed states in the world. Despite the serious risk of fines, jail time and canings, the friends explain why getting their message out through their art work is more important than suffering the possible legal consequences.”
A short trailer:
And some footage of some of the guys in Bangkok on a mission. Good times.
Who: Stupid Krap.
What: Bomb It 2 – Australian Premiere.
Where: State Library of Queensland – Stanley Place, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4101.
Damn, Brisbane got it going on this weekend! Brisbestfest is a big assed elebration of all that is art and culture in Brisvegas – and if you read down a little, you’ll see the lineup, and know why the hell I wish I could be there!!
"BRISBESTFEST: Celebrating Brisbane’s World-Renowned Street Art & Culture – Block Party Style!
Brisbestfest is an exciting new “mini-fest” celebrating Brisbane’s vibrant urban arts scene with a day of live graffiti, hip hop & soul music, street food, a stunning art exhibition and more. The event kicks off at 2pm and runs until 8pm on 29 June at Loading Dock Café and adjoining car park, West End.
The block-party style event will feature music from The Optimen, Bankrupt Billionaires, Desmond Cheese, DJ Butcher, MKO, Rainman, Samedi Sound System and more, plus an exclusive “Brisbane-themed” group exhibition and live, large-scale mural art from Fintan Magee, Cezary Stulgis, Ellen Stapleton, David Don, Guido van Helten, Treaz, Sam Hillcoat, Magnus McTavish, Elana Mullaly, Ankia Lister, Drapl and other world-class local talent. There will also be a boutique beer and wine bar with all profits being donated to Brisbane Youth Service – a vital community service supporting Brisbane’s homeless and at risk youth.
What started as a group of artists seeking to paint the perfect inner-city wall has quickly transformed into a big event involving some of Brisbane’s most celebrated talent. Co-promoter Kel Timmons says, “Brisbane breeds some of the best musicians and artists in the world. Most leave eventually, but those who persist will tell you it’s because of the extraordinary people this city breeds and the undercurrent of raw creativity and social conscious Brisbane is world-famous for. This event is basically an excuse to show off this amazing talent, raise money for charity, and throw a mad party in Brisbane’s glorious winter sun!”
Several Brisbestfest artists fly to Copenhagen just days after the event where they have been commissioned to paint a 100mtr wall at Roskilde Festival. Other exhibiting artists have also been making waves internationally. Award-winning artist Ellen Stapleton has returned to Brisbane (temporarily) after recent exhibitions in Amsterdam and Barcelona where she received accolades for her profoundly beautiful work. Large-scale muralists Fintan Magee and Guido van Helten are also being praised for their impressive murals which are splashed all over the world – from Iceland to Los Angeles. Google any Brisbestfest artist and you will be inundated with hundreds of incredible images from amazing artists we can proudly call our own.
Brisbestfest provides a platform for our world-class talent to perform and exhibit in their hometown. It draws an import view of street culture and our city’s identity and celebrates Brisbane’s exceptionally talented and passionate street artists and hip-hop, soul & roots musicians.
Brisbestfest is an all ages event and kicks off at 2pm until 8pm on 29 June at 2 Edmonstone St., West End (adjacent to Coles). Tickets are available through moshtix.com.au or on the door from just $10 +bf."
Looks absolutely fanfuckingtastic – nicely done dudes, really looking forward to seeing all the photos from the event!!!
Who: Fintan Magee, Cezary Stulgis, Ellen Stapleton, David Don, Guido van Helten, Treaz, Sam Hillcoat, Magnus McTavish, Elana Mullaly, Ankia Lister, Drapl and more What: Brisbestfest street art festival Where: 2 Edmonstone St, West End (Loading Dock Cafe/Aria carpark) When: Saturday 29th June from 2pm til pm
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.
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!
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!
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!
One man who continues to make us love art on a wall, is Shida. Over the years we’ve been following him, Shidas work has gone from strength to strength, and every new piece he puts up is grander than the last.
Just as grand though, is when he puts on an exhibition – and, with this one, it looks like he’s going to be pulling out some almightily cool stops at Brisbanes Blake House gallery.
"In early 2012 Brisbane artist Shida embarked on an international tour determined to make his mark on the world’s street art scene. Painting monumental murals in his signature dynamic style he collaborated with some of the most talented street artists across the globe. A gestural climax of colour and ecstatic line surges through his mystifying imagery, allowing viewers a glimpse of a sublime, pulsating paradise. Shida has ignited his career with local and international acclaim; his ongoing success in the art world is testament to his relentless creative spirit.
Shida’s signature style transitions from the street to the gallery for a series of shows across the world, beginning in his home town of Brisbane Australia.
Blake House Gallery will play host to an all encompassing show featuring refined paintings, sculpture and conceptual installations.
The “Spirits” exhibit will Throughout 2013 Shida will continue to tour the world with his works being shown in some of the most highly regarded contemporary and modern art galleries in both group and solo shows. With such a unique and memorable style, an unrivalled passion for creating and a fresh view on what defines street art his name will begin to spread farther than ever."
Head down and check it all out – a Shida show is not to be missed, ever. Here‘s a little preview from the video he just released for the show …
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