I’m really looking forward to seeing the Outré Gallery Perth exhibition, Loco Locals. This group show features a line up of local illustrators, artists and tattooists. The varied lineup will ensure that there’s something for everyone while showcasing our local talent.
‘You’re invited to attend this exciting exhibition of multi-disciplinary West Australian artists whose works straddle conventional boundaries of genre and style, and are known for generating work that is at home on canvas, the street or a client’s flesh.’
Who: Kyle Hughes – Odgers (Creepy), Sean Morris, Amok Island, Martin E Wills, Pari Corbitt, Anya Brock, Liam Dee, Celene Bridge, Chis Rigoni What: Loco Locals group exhibition Where: Outré Gallery 260 William Street, Perth, WA When: Opening night – Friday October 18th at 6pm. Exhibition ends Friday November 1st.
This coming Friday, Marcel will celebrate the official opening of their shared studio space with a typographic exhibition.
In conjunction with Three Word Advice, the show will feature fifteen local artists, designers and illustrators showcasing their diverse styles, with limited edition runs of risograph prints.
With such a varied lineup this exhibition promises to whet your eye-candy appetite!
Who: Andrew Frazer – adf designs, Adam Cicchini, Amanda Preston, Agnus Dales – DFNKT DSGN, Ash Pederick – The Design Threat, Ben Wright, Bruno Booth, Chris Haines – Neon Dreams, Chris Nixon, Corey James, Edward Stroud, Ika Jumali – Cheeks, Jarrad Burley – THNK, Maegan Brown, Matt Redway What: Opening Exhibition – Marcel x Three Word Advice Where: Marcel 5/37 Railway Parade, Mount Lawley, Perth When: Friday 11th of October 2013 6pm – 8pm
Tuesday the 2nd of July saw the opening night of ‘Welcome To The World Of…‘ at Linton and Kay Galleries by Brooklyn based Perth artist, Daek William. The first solo exhibition in his hometown since his move to Brooklyn was a huge show, both in the the body of work and the opening night turn out. The night was distinctly Daek, with trademark renderings of folded and pictorial headdresses and the wine served in tea cups. Daek had made a lot of the work tactile and articulated, encouraging the public to engage and touch, rub, flick on a switch and even sniff the works. The works responded by automated moving parts, scents and change of colour. Too often an artist, whether intentionally or not, alienates the viewer and puts their work on a pedestal that the public must keep a respectful distance from. Daek’s background as a street artist seems to have carried over into his fine artwork exhibitions.
‘Welcome To The World Of…’ was a tight show by a talented original artist. If this is any indication of things to come, Daek William is one to watch.
This Saturday, Perth artist Brenton See presents a solo exhibition of acrylic works at Kurb Gallery. ‘This selection of work focuses mainly on the everyday struggle to survive in the animal kingdom and also the way we as humans can relate in similar ways. My love of wildlife documentaries and David Attenborough in particular is one of the reasons animals feature regularly in my work.’
Who: Brenton See What: Super Predator Where: Kurb Gallery, 312A William St Northbridge, Perth When: Opening night 6th of July at 6pm. exhibition ends 12th of July
Since moving over to the US earlier this year, Daek Williams has been hard at work refining an already beautiful style of work. Now, he will be returning to Australia to Perths Linton & Kay Galleries to show everyone why he’s one of our favourite artists about.
"After complete dedication to creating a piece of work in a public space, a street-artist walks away knowing that it will often be short-lived and eventually will be destroyed.
It is this carefree, changeable environment that makes bringing works into a gallery setting particularly significant for Brooklyn based street-artist Daek William, who will show a selection of works at Linton & Kay Galleries from the 2nd of July with the support from Robert Oatley Vineyards,The Butcher Shop and Creative Crops.
Welcome to the world of… reveals the life experiences of Australian-born Daek William, from his nostalgic youth saturated with American pop culture through to the highly technological world that we live in today.
“My interests are infinite, and therefore this body of work cannot by pinpointed to one select theme, but rather an appreciation for what is in this monstrous world we live in.”
From a life of working on the street, Daek William has different ideals to the majority of artists in a gallery setting, encouraging the viewers to interact with his works.
“Contrary to the belief that art work is too precious to touch, with my frivolous attitude from working on the street, I encourage viewers to feel and experience my works. This interaction is as important as my artwork itself.”
A recurring theme throughout Daek William’s work is a composite origami mesh of illustrative articles, photorealistic portraits and child hood nostalgia.
“My work projects into the world, to a community, to the people, to the inspired and the admired. My work is a beautiful object for your eyes to enjoy.”
With a belief that everything has been done before, but not by himself, Daek William will present his world and a new twist on exhibiting in a gallery setting. "
Check out all the info below, and if you’re in Perth make sure you head along to see the show – man, Perth has some good shit going on this month!
Who: Daek William What: Welcome To The World Of … Where: Linton & Kay Galleries, Old Perth Technical School, Level 1/137 St Georges Terrace, Perth When: Show opens 6pm til pm, 2nd July 2013
Check out Daek William, Linton & Kay as well as the facebook event page for more info.
Last Wednesday saw the opening of Cheeks‘ solo debut, Now or Never, at The Butcher Shop in Perth. Now or Never was packed with Cheeks’ recognisable cast of weird and stylised characters using a pallet of loud colours. I particularly loved her use of pizzas and cat skulls as a reoccurring block pattern. Someone needs to make this into a fabric so I can cover myself in it.
It’s been interesting to watch the artistic development of this young artist. With her first solo exhibition a resounding success, her ideas, confidence and skill can only grow. Watch this space…
Cheeks has been on the Perth scene since around 2010, exhibiting primarily in a group exhibition setting. ‘Now or Never’ is the first solo exhibition for this young artist, and I can’t wait to see how she’s going to construct the show. Cheeks has such a weird imagination and coupled with her solid execution, ‘Now or Never’ is going to be a show like no other.
“Now or Never is the debut solo of Perth artist, Cheeks. Her latest body of work takes on a personal nature telling the stories of the strange limbo that is a 20 year old trying to fill her adult shoes. The ego, the possibility, the uncertainty and everything in between that hardly makes any sense at all. Drawing inspiration from her personal journal as well as the stories of those around her, Now or Never relays those stories through illustrations and paintings with wacky colour schemes and a wackier set of characters, who although often bugged out or exasperated, are still having the time of their lives.
Cheeks is a self-taught artist/illustrator from Perth, Western Australia. Fuelled by a steady diet of burritos, pizza and dumplings her illustrations are inspired and influenced by the stylings of low brow art and contemporary illustration as well as every rat bag subculture you can think of. Cheeks also enjoys cartoons, movies, night time and furry creatures. Her drawings are a mash up of all these influences interpreted with a slight eccentricity and some dad-joke humour. Cheeks works predominantly with inks and acrylic on paper, her purpose to always tell a story.”
Who: Cheeks What: Now or Never solo exhibition Where: The Butcher Shop – 276 William Street Northbridge, Perth When: Exhibition opens Wednesday June 12 from 6pm and runs till July 3rd
Man, you have no idea how much I fkn loved seeing this show pop up on my radar!!!
When I first got interested and started doing graff back in the early 90s, Biz was one of the kings – and, almost two decades on from then, he is still, in my mind, still ranked as one of the definitive kings of the Australian graffiti art world.
"A collection of the latest and greatest works from BIZ one of Perth’s most formidable street artists a member of 2 of Australia’s most respected crews both TFC and MKA.
This is the first and only time you will have the rare opportunity to purchase one off original works or some limited prints. Highly recommend to anyone with an appreciation of high quality graffiti spanning decades of styles 80′s, 90′s Old School thru to today’s modern futuristic works."
One part of that makes me sad - "first, and *only* time" – no, surely not … as I can’t make it to Perth to fkn see it! I hope its not the only time we see him showing in the future, but if that’s the case, man Perth you guys are just full of fkn luck.
Do NOT miss this show!!! Someone needs to grab a print for me!!!
Who: BIZ What: Exhibit A Where: Kurb Gallery, 312 William Street, Northbridge When: Exhibition launches Saturday 15th June at 6pm and runs exclusively Monday 17th – Friday 21st June 12pm – 9pm
We’ve been hot on the trail of Paul Deej’s work for quite some time – we interviewed him way back in 2010 and since then he has had some damn fine shows. This time, Deej hits Kurb Gallery in Perth for what may be his best yet – Harlequins.
"On Saturday the 27th of April, Kurb Gallery in Northbridge will play host to the third solo art exhibition by accomplished Perth artist Paul Deej, entitled “Harlequins”.
“Harlequins” marks the end to a series of artworks recently completed, exploring the theme of the female clown, or “harlequin”, in an array of styles, moods and mixed media. Always on the quest to capture the beauty of the female form and face, he has created a body of colourful and bold work that represents his love of comic book and street art, while adding a graphic designer’s touch. In the past 3 years since his highly successful first exhibition “Nicely Toasted” at ABD The Gallery in Northbridge, Deej has worked diligently and shown pieces in a plethora of exhibitions locally and nationally. His last solo show was the successful “El Deejo” Exhibition at The Grey Door Gallery in Claremont in late 2011.
About The Artist
Paul Deej has been a professional Artist, Illustrator and Graphic Designer for 12 years. Originally known for working within the digital realm, around 3 years ago he started painting canvas and murals in the traditional style of acrylic paint and aerosol, and found he had a overwhelming desire to capture his minds eye on this raw medium based in reality rather than a computer screen.
With a short time on the gallery scene, Deej has been a part of 20 solo and group shows within the past three years.
Deej has also made a name for himself over the years as a part of the ever growing Australian Hip Hop community in Perth and the eastern states, creating literally hundreds of event posters for local and interstate acts as well as many award winning album covers. Deej is also closely affiliated with the West Australian music collective known as Syllabolix.
With a passion for throwing around paint and a workaholic attitude for creating artwork, there is plenty more on the way from this esteemed Perth artist"
We’re looking forward to this one – its been a little bit since the last mad show in Perth, and this one is going to rock!
Who: Paul Deej What: Harlequins solo show Where: Kurb Gallery, 312a William St, Northbridge, Perth WA When: The exhibition runs for one week only, from Saturday April 27th until Friday May 3rd.
One of our favourite Perth lads, The Yok and Singaporean artist Sheryo both base themselves in New York City these days – which meant it was just a hop skip and a jump for then to head down to Mexico for a bit of a paint.
From Sheryo -
“Hello! The Yok and I just got back from a 2mths trip to Mexico where we painted for a festival, organised a Drink and Ink night. ( tattoo night ) and got in some surfing time.
The original sketches are available on heavyweight art paper or straight from the sketch book, please contact me for details if you are interested.”
Watch a fun video of the the first half of the trip here:
These guys have also done some amazing work at 5 Pointz and in Bushwick in the past week or two, really grand stuff.
Check out all the pics of their work in Mexico below, and get in quick if you want to buy any of them! Well be catching up with this pair when we hit NYC next month, so keep an eye out for more grandness to come!
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