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Interview – Junky Projects

This post appeared on Vandalog.com yesterday. Big thanks to Vandalog for allowing us to share this interview with you!

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Junky Project. Photo by KayVee.INC.

 

Daniel Lynch aka Junky Projects is and has always been one of my favourite Melbourne street artists. The reason is simple, because he’s different. Junky’s creations are a breath of fresh air in Melbourne’s street art scene. With his red hair and awesome taste in fashion, Junky is also one of the most interesting characters in the scene.

Junky describes his work on his website: “Essentially I create sentinels from junk and install them in strategic positions around the place to help remind passers by that if they continue to create so much waste in their lives one day it may come back to haunt them.” I find this idea fascinating and I love finding new characters around the city staring down at me from lamp posts and walls. He also makes amazing sculptures much greater in size than his street work.

Junky has a show coming up on the 21st of March at Dark Horse Experiment called Wasted. I’m looking forward to seeing what he creates for the show. You can see more of his work via this Flickr pool.

I recently caught up with Daniel and this is what we talked about…

LM: Where did your name come from?

JP: I had been toying around with the junk medium for a little while and using old tags that I had been using previously for straight up bombing, but it didn’t seem right. At the time there were a lot of artists popping up with really unusual names, and I dug that straight away. The old kinda more traditional tags were sorta flashy and 80′s sounding. When I heard tags like ‘RotGut’ Or ‘Snotrag’ I thought these were the kinda tags that stood out for me and sounded different. Because I was using recycled waste materials in my work I decided ‘Junky’ sounded like a nice brutal tag and straight away it stuck. But that was when it was all more anonymous. There is a certain luxury in the anonymity which means you can call yourself whatever you want. But then some dickhead Melbourne “Art Critic” took it upon himself to announce on the internet my real name and tag, so I had the problem of people coming up to me at shows calling me Junky, which can be awkward in certain situations. So I added the ‘projects’ part to kind of try and separate the person from the work a little, So that I am Daniel Lynch and these are my ‘Junkyprojects’.

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Junky Projects. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

 

LM: Where did the idea for your characters come from? How did you come up with the idea?

JP: Coming to Melbourne from a smaller town like Newcastle can be a pretty intimidating experience. I had been making art, working a bit of graphic design and getting really involved in the graff scene for some time and of course Melbourne is the place to be if your into that stuff, so down I came. But once your here there are so many big personalities and crazy painters doing their thing everywhere, and doing it well. I just felt like my old approach to getting up was pretty much just that, old. I had seen some work by some guys around the world installing plaque’s and mosaics, even ‘Fuckin Revs’ steel welded sculptures, and I decided to have a crack at something like that. The junk aspect came naturally. I’ve always collected weird crap that I find, this just gave me an outlet for it. Once I put a few up they were really well received so I kept at it. Now its just a snowball I can’t stop.

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Junky Projects. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

 

LM: How long have you been doing what you do? How did you start? Have you always been into art?

JP: I grew up loving art. Art galleries were always amazing beautiful special places for me as a young person. Somewhere to go think and reflect. Very early on I decided that I wanted to be an Artist, but as it goes everybody around me told me that it was a silly pursuit for Bleeding hearts and hopeless romantics, fraught with poverty and woe. Of course I paid no mind and went ahead with it anyway. I did a Visual Communications Degree at Newcastle uni and came out a qualified Graphic designer, but I hated the idea that it was now my job to help the advertisers of the world sell crap to the public that they shouldn’t buy and don’t need anyway. So I decided to use my powers for good instead of evil. I’ve been working as Junkyprojects now for about eight years.

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Junky Projects. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

 

LM: Are there certain materials you like to use the most?

JP: I love the look of old rusty steel. For my street work that’s the best. I also love using old timbers because they have such a rich history. A block of wood was once a tree, then maybe a carport, then maybe get thrown around for a dog to chase, then washed out to sea, makes its way back onto shore and into one of my sculptures, I like those possibilities. Theses days though im really enjoying building sculptures with polystyrene packaging. Its such a disgusting oil based waste product which is available in such abundance if you just look. But it’s also really light and quite strong, and I love the shapes that are inherent in the forms already when I find the materials.

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Junky Projects. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

 

LM: What do you always carry with you on the street?

JP: Hammer, Extra Nails, Stickers, Sunglasses.

LM: Tell us a little about the process. Do you make these characters at home or in the studio and then attach them to things? Or do you make them on the fly?

JP: Usually I make them at the studio, I’ll collect up all the crap I need and the assemble a heap all at once then go out and install them, easy. Sometimes if I’m out somewhere having fun installing work and I run out of pre made pieces, I might make some there on the spot with whatever I can get my hands on. That’s where the spare nails come in.

LM: Aside from your street work, tell us a little about your larger sculptures? Where can we see some of these?

JP: The larger sculptures are just a natural flow of the work I guess. The street pieces are just quick tags for me so I like to put some more time and effort into larger work sometimes. And sometimes I install the larger stuff out and about. There are still a few around Brunswick I think, but because of the ephemeral nature of art out in the streets and because I’m kinda making it all up as I go along, a lot of the bigger stuff has disappeared. But keep your eyes peeled for more to pop up soon. Also the best place to see my larger sculptural work is at my exhibition on Friday.

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Junky Projects. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

 

LM: Do you dabble in any other forms of art? Like aerosol for example?

JP: I’ve always painted aerosol. I love the freedom and the social aspect of painting with a group of mates. It’s good to keep those skills and stay up. And Graffiti will never die.

LM: Apart from your art work, how else do you contribute to Melbourne’s street art culture?

JP: Well I’m a tour guide for starters, so I take tourists and school students around to check out all the amazing art in our alleys and laneways, that keeps me busy. I also do a lot of workshops with young people and disadvantaged youth. Those are great. We really get to engage a wide cross section of kids who are all facing different issues. Art can be a great outlet for these kids and being able to do something creative often really makes a difference to their lives.

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Junky Projects. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

 

LM: Tell us about “Wasted” your latest exhibition at Dark Horse Experiment? What can we expect from the show?

JP: Wasted is a collection of sculptures, collage, assemblage and installation which for me are all to some extent about magic and myth. All these materials have a life force and a spirit and when we turn materials into waste that spirit is broken down . When I create artworks from these wasted materials it feels like I am creating a new life force and a new spirit for that object. The work I have created seeks to harness this mythology and manifest it into real objects.

LM: What else is coming up for Junky Projects in 2014 and beyond?

JP: Who knows. I’d really like to get out and do some serious traveling over the next few years, maybe some artist residencies here there and everywhere. I’m also really interested in going out into regional areas and partnering with some of these communities to create public artworks made from local waste products. Basically I just wanna get out there and make much more art in many wide and diverse places. Have hammer, Will travel.

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Junky Projects. Photo by AllThoseShapes.

Photos courtesy of Junky Projects, AllThoseShapes and KayVee.INC

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Video – Shit The Dicks – Ladie Killerz

So we just saw this gem of a video go up, courtesy of some of the Ladie Killerz crew. Nice little statement here from Sear on what is all about, and we love it.

"Last nov/dec(?) thé ladies joined forces in Newcastle to bring attention to thé fact that not ONE female was invited or included on the bill for Newcastle’s annual graffiti/street art festival ‘Hit The Bricks’.

MC, film maker, photographer, beat maker, artist, producer and all round awesome mamacita Dawn Laird whipped up this sneaky peek at the shenanigans that ensued as ladies from all over Australia gathered to flip a big ol communal bird to the organisers and to draw attention and support from Newy’s public and punters of street art/graffiti. Check it out! It’s fun!"

Dsent, Gunz, Ivey, Joske, Sear, Spice, Sup, Thorn and Toots all feature in this one – check it out below!

 

Shit The Dicks from Dawn Laird on Vimeo.

As an added bonus, this is also the perfect chance to post up this mad joinup that was posted up last night (I was looking for an excuse to do it!) from the most recent Ladie Killerz event – how none of these kinds of talented ladies on this fkn amazing wall weren’t included in the event … well, check out the dope pic below (click for a larger image!)

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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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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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Documentary Screening – Subtopia: The Myth Of Doyle – Australia

There is no other place we love in the city as much as Blender. Home to a multitude of our friends and a bastion of amazing talent, we find ourselves spending a lot of time there in the company of more than welcoming community of artists. This veritable fortress of creativity in the heart of the CBD is lead by a man who has, over the past few years, helped and promoted the Melbourne street art scene, and emerging artists, in more ways than can be counted – Adrian Doyle.

Over the past year, Jacob Oberman has been putting together a documentary, Subtopia, on Doyle, Dark Horse Experiment and, of course, Blender Studios. This is awesome.

"Adrian Doyle is the dynamic face of the urban art world in Melbourne – part artist, part academic, part entrepreneur and part social activist. In 2001 he set up The Blender Studio as a co-op for artists and street artists alike. The old warehouse has become a hub of Australia’s finest practitioners. He runs an enormously successful council program that gets ‘young punks’ to stop doing graffiti and instead ‘beautify’ the walls of Melbourne.
All this is on top of his own art that is increasingly obsessed with the suburbia of his upbringing. He’s not sure if he loves it or hates it but he has such a deep fascination with it that he’s doing a PhD studying the aesthetics of suburbia. Doyle frustrates and excites the art establishment in equal measure. Many see him as a breath of fresh air, while others regard him as a pushy kid with a runaway ego.

Doyle’s fiancé and business partner Piya is the brains behind the highly successful Melbourne Street Art Tours that operates out of the studios. With street art now the top tourist attraction in Melbourne, the couple have continuous media attention that has placed mounting pressure on their lives.
Their latest venture is a gallery called Dark Horse Experiment, a partnership with the Dickerson family, scions of the traditional art world, in an effort to bring wealthy collectors to street art.

With multiple projects on the go, can Doyle manage to balance his bohemian lifestyle with his super strict fiance and the maelstrom of his fractured existence?

Created by Adrian Doyle, Jacob Oberman, Piya Suksodsai, Renegade Films, and ABC"

Definitely a unique look at Melbournes art scene with this one, and a unique insight into Doyles world, as you can see from the preview below.

Subtopia: The Myth Of Doyle is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in both Australian street art as well as the struggle involved for artists and creatives struggling to do new and exciting things with art.

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Who: Adrian Doyle, Piya Suksodai & Jacob Oberman and a whole swath of friends, artists and Blender denizens!
What: Subtopia: The Myth Of Doyle
Where: On all TV screens across Australia
When: Screening Tuesday 11th September and Tuesday 18th September at 10pm on ABC1

Check out the ABC page, Dark Horse Experiment and The Blender Studios for more information.

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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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Magazine Release – Knock Knock Issue #2

We’re a little late getting this one off the rank (we’re running behind a bit after There’s More!) but if you haven’t seen it yet thencheck out issue #2 of the fantastic Knock Knock Magazine  below – oh, and check out Issue #1 if you haven’t seen it yet!

“Knock knock magazine profiles street level emerging and established Australian and international creatives doing their thing, and doing it well.”

This is the kind of shit we love.

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There’s More! – Submissions Wanted – Films, Stickers & Markets

You may have heard that along with a heap of other cool ‘heads we are helping to put on an event with the crew at Brunswicks Cocoa Jackson Studios at the end of March. It’ll be a massively rad weekend! We’ll have the full press release for it out next week, but, in the meantime, we’re after a couple of submissions for various parts of the event – namely, films, documentaries, short films and stickers – and it’s open to everyone!

Just a small smidgeon about “There’s More!” … and info for sticker freaks, marketeers and documentarians/filmographers below …

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“An art event like no other ‘…There’s More!’ will bring some of the country’s best street and contemporary artists and DJs together to collaborate with projectionists, performance artists, poets, craftivists, designers and tech geeks to create an experience to remember. Over full four days Cocoa Jackson Studios will be transformed into a massive interactive art installation.”

Sticker Submissions

There’s More! is inviting you to be part of a large 3-day art event in Brunswick, Melbourne. We need YOUR stickers to be sent to us. We will slap them up on a giant sticker wall, as well as the surrounding area.

The event will be seen and recorded by some of Australia’s finest Street, Sticker and Graffiti artists. Anyone across the globe is welcome to send stickers, however DEADLINE IS BY MARCH 25. This isn’t long at all considering the shipping time!

This is a great chance for you to have your stickers in Melbourne!
We will post event photos online of the growing sticker wall,

Send ASAP to

c\o There’s More Stickers
Cocoa Jackson Studios,
32 Warburton Street,
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
3056

Film Submissions

The 2012 THERE’S MORE FILM FESTIVAL is currently accepting Australian film from all genres (drama, documentary, animation, experimental, etc) with a focus on street art and graffiti. We encourage established and emerging filmmakers to submit their work for screening – DEADLINE MONDAY 12th MARCH 2012!

Entry Requirements

  • Films from all genres will be accepted but must contain a central theme that focuses on Graffiti and Street Art.
  • Films must be either made in Australia or by an Australian filmmaker
  • Filmmaker must have copyright over music used in the film
  • All films must be submitted by Monday 12th March 2012

Film Entry Costs: FREE!!

How to Submit:

  • Print the ENTRY FORMthen fill it in and post it to us with a DVD copy (or online URL link) of your film.
  • If you wish to enter more than one film, please submit separate entry forms for each film.

Our Postal Address:
PO Box 315
Seddon West
VIC 3011

Festival and Film Screening:

The film screening is a ticketed event, taking place Friday March 23rd, from 7pm at the Cocoa Jackson Studios, corner of Cocoa Jackson Lane + Warburton Street, Brunswick. This is a licenced event with food and refreshments available.

Please Note:

  • We regret that we are unable to return preview DVDs.
  • High Quality formats of successful entrants work will be requested for Festival Screening. (*Please contact us immediately if you are unable to provide a high quality format as DVD MPEGS are not acceptable for screening.)
  • Photographic production stills will be requested for promotional purposes.

THe entire event will be a great showcase with a lot of Melbourne street art, and graffiti and other urban artists on board already. So, if you have stickers or films to send in to the event, get to it -  there’s no time to waste!!

 

Market Stalls

Alongside everything else, we will also be putting on some markets on the Sunday of the event!

CALL OUT FOR MARKET STALL HOLDERS

Sunday March 25th 1 – 6pm

$20 per stall, tables available, bring chairs. Art, zines, fashion, jewellery, anything handmade, vintage clothing, food, etc are welcome!!

Stalls to be outside or inside depending on the weather.

Contact Jackie at jackie.gwynne@gmail.com for more information and to register your interest in putting up a stall!

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Open Submissions – Curvy Magazine

The news went out last Friday, Curvy is now open for submissions!

Sounds like they are planning an awesomely bumper issue for the next one, they’re teamed up with Semi-Permanent again and will be officially launching the next issue at this years SP in Sydney.

Curvy is a great place for emerging and established female artists to be seen by many, many people and has already featured a whole range of great artists. – so if you think your work is awesome (which we’re sure it is) then get a submission in before it closes on Friday February the 17th at 5pm.

You can find all of the information on how to submit here on the Curvy website.

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(Courtney Brims)

Who: Open to all
What: Curvy Magazine Artwork Submissions
Where: Check the Curvy website for more details.
When: You have until February 17th, 5pm to send something through.

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