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Exhibition – Never Ending – By Creature Creature – At No Vacancy Gallery

Next Friday be sure to get along to “Never Ending” an amazing show put together by Creature Creature, I helped launch these guys in Melbourne by curating their first solo show “Bruiser” at Chaotic Gallery over two years ago, its been a pleasure to work with and watch these guys on their journey with their unique style.

2015 is a big year for CreatureCreature as they prepare their next elaborate solo show at No Vacancy QV Gallery. Running from January 28 through to February 8, Never Ending is curated by Joshua Smith of Espionage Gallery and will officially launch on Friday January 30 at 6pm.

CreatureCreature is the artist duo Chanel Tang and Ambrose Rehorek who together play with concepts of duality, East meets West mentality, and the natural world. They first met at university studying fine art and commercial graphic design and as they ‘flirted their way through drawing’ formed an official union in 2011 under one name, CreatureCreature.

Since then, they have worked together creating murals in the south in the front office spaces of Revolver Creative, exhibiting at Chaotic Gallery in 2013, Just Another Agency and Rtist Gallery.

The new collection ‘Never Ending’ will showcase all their skills to date — a blend of illustration and design with strong historical Japanese references, mixed with a love of street art and contemporary symbols. It is heavily inspired by the feeling of movement and freedom in skate culture along with music produced by beat-makers who mix hip hop with a traditional Japanese atmospheric ideals. Chanel excitedly reveals “… Expect everything from drawings and paintings, to skate decks, vinyl toys, t-shirts and small installations.”

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Who: Creature Creature

What: Never Ending

Where: No Vacancy Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3000

When: Friday, January 30th at 6pm-9pm

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Exhibition – Get Rich Or Try Dying – Marian Machismo – At Just Another Project Space

This summer Marian Machismo brings you ‘Get Rich Or Try Dying’, a coming of age exploration of a non linear generation, visually characterised by Sub- Cultural Symbolism and Generational Drag.

The Cultural Huckster has returned to Just Another Project Space with a new term she affectionally coined “Generational Drag”.

Get Rich Or Try Dying stands as an exploration of a previously undefined cultural phenomenon, a visitation of an idea and an account of the fashion of stylisation of a generation undefined by accepted norms.

With puns so sweet you will want to lick the wrapper, references that borderline nostalgia and a flair for performance, this is one show you will not want to miss.

Join us on the Super Sweet 16th of January from 6-9pm at the Just Another Project Space 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan Street).

 

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Who: Marian Machismo

What: Get Rich Or Try Dying

When: January 16th-25th, 6-9pm

Where: Just Another Project Space, 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran, Melbourne

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Exhibition – Kalabaw – By Kaff-Eine – At Forty Five Down Stairs

Next week sees an amazing show from Melbourne based artist Kaff-Ein, so come down and show your support for Kaff as she is about to embark on an incredible journey.
Kaff-eine is one of Australia’s premiere female street and contemporary artists. She paints her distinctive characters on walls around the globe, immersing herself in local communities and sharing their stories on their walls. While painting street murals in Manila shantytowns in 2013, Kaff-eine learned that some of Manila’s most impoverished slum communities lived on Manila’s garbage dumps, scavenging wood to burn for charcoal, picking through the toxic garbage, selling recyclables or creating recycled products from waste.
She was struck by the creativity, resilience, positivity and skill of these communities, who created beautiful objects and valuable resources in the most challenging conditions; she wanted to work with them, to share their strengths, stories and humanity with audiences far from the Manila slums.
Kalabaw is the special prelude to two extraordinary collaborative projects Kaff-eine will soon undertake with Manila’s garbage-picking and charcoal-making communities. For Kalabaw, Kaff-eine has created a collection of powerful portraits combining her signature street-based style with intricate realism, her human and kalabaw characters radiating the same resilience, tenderness and dignity that they do in reality.
All proceeds from the Kalabaw exhibition will support Kaff-eine’s two subsequent collaborative projects with the communities who live from Manila’s garbage.

 

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Who: Kaff-Eine

What: Kalabaw

When: OPENING NIGHT// Thursday 22 Jan 5-6.30pm

SPECIAL EVENT // Saturday 24 Jan 1-4pm

EXHIBITION RUNS: // 22-31 January 201

Where: Fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Austarlia

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Exhibition – Basics – By Nick Millen – Holly Gallery – At Miami On The Gold Coast – And Preview This Saturday At The House Of Bricks.

Our good mate Nick Millen from the very diverse gallery that is The House Of Bricks is having a show on the Gold Coast on the 30th of Jan, Nick is also having a preview of his works at The House Of Bricks, this Saturday night from 4pm – 8pm.

Using chalk, black & white acrylic and wood, Millen has created a series of painted objects. The paintings are diverse and range in their subject matter. The works are expressions of brightness, chaos and raw energy brought into order by the application of hand built frames.

“The works began with a continued passion for using chalk. I love how chalk is affordable, bright and versatile. It can be used in so many different ways & after considering how conceptually blown out painting had become; it felt right to work with a medium that was humble, playful & basic.

‘Everything is cut by hand. No power tools are used. I wanted to keep things basic & bring an individual intimacy to each piece whilst still creating a cohesive body of works. It appears to me that design aesthetics have crept in to art quite heavily and there is an expectation for artworks to carry a certain perfection & cleanliness in their execution. For the basics series, I have attempted to create works of beauty that still hold a natural roughness. No work is too similar to any other. Diversity in practice is essential to the works”.

This will be Nick Millen’s first solo exhibition outside of Melbourne. He has worked across theatre, film, street performance, sculpture & painting. He is currently the director of House of Bricks Gallery & former director of EGG Gallery. He has worked with hundreds of artists over the past 4 years and continues to extend his networks and offer exhibitions to budding artists.

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Who: Nick Millen

What: Basics

When: 30th of Jan 2015 –  6pm-9pm, plus preview this Saturday night from 4pm – 8pm at the House Of Bricks

Where: Holly Gallery – Miami on the Gold Coast, 16b Brakes Crescent 4220 QLD

 

 

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Paint Up – Geelong Power House – Part 1

Here is a mad collection pf photos from the Geelong Power House paint up which happened in December last year, it featured an amazing array of artists from Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and local artists.

This is such a big project I will be doing multiple posts as there are so many photos and too many dope pieces, so stay tuned till next time.

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Sunshines Top 10 – December 2014

 

 

 

Well, 2014 was another great year – and to cap it all of, Dean Sunshine put together his last bunch of top tens for it all, and it is an absolute cracker of a bunch.

Check out all the pics below for all the madness that is Melbourne graffiti and street art!

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1. Heesco Putos – Richmond
2. Plea DEM189 – Clifton Hill
3. Adnate Morta55 – Fitzroy
4. Dolus – Fitzroy
5. Bailer – South Melbourne
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7. BE FREE Knock – Cremorne
8. Ghost – South Melbourne
9. ITCH – Collingwood
10. Peril – South Yarra
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Snapshots – Cut Back Documentary Melbourne

One day Rachel Bentley’s curiosity got the better of her and so she became seriously enthralled by and involved in documenting street art and graffiti, the opinions and favour, legalities and people involved; the result? Cutback a one hour feature and 3-4 hour online series / conglomeration of those involved, the nature of their art, the evolution of the culture, the collectors, the galleries…

The Melbourne launch was held above the infamous 3 level ‘Project Melbourne Underground’ in Emerald house with talks by Luke Mcmanus, Fletcher Andersen (Facter) and Rachel Bentley, on screen interviews with Makatron, Rone, Haha, Sandra and Andrew, Fletcher Anderesn, Ian Strange,  Vexta, E.L.K and many more, and one incredible view from the balcony.

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Sunshines Top 10 – November 2014

With a mad ass book launch under his belt, Dean Sunshine got us his Top 10 Melbourne street art an graffiti pieces for November – second last for the year, and man, what a month November was hey? Check out the pics below …

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1. sofles – hosier
2. senekt – carlton
3. makatron – collingwood
4. dvate, askem, dabs myla – fitzroy
5. Bailer  & Scale – south melb
6. Slicer – brunswick
7. Makatron – fitzroy
8. Jack douglas – hoiser
9. Duke – carnegie
10. senekt + jun – northcote

 

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Exhibition – Knock – Chimera X – Melbourne

We spotted this rad show coming up this weekend, from the skillful hand of Knock, who has been visiting Melbourne over this gorgeous summer. Looks like a damn fine place to be this Friday night in Fitz!

The Library Gallery presents ‘Chimera X’ a recent body of works from international visual artist KNOCK.

The work delves into the world of creatures past and present spliced into many genus from the perspective of the artists mind.”

I’ve seen a lot of Knocks work around over the past few years, and it really talks to me – I guess because I’m a mass lover of all things alien, surreal and weird – and I love myself some good linework as well, and this mans work has all that in spades, and then some.

Head down this weekend to The Library Gallery to check it all out!

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Who: Knock
What: Chimera X solo show
Where: 100 Barkley st, North Fitzroy, Melbourne
When: Friday 19th, December from 6pm til 9pm – show wil be open for one week after, with private viewing on request

Check out the facebook event page for more info on the show!

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Event & Book Launch – Street Art Now – Melbourne

Two years ago, Dean Sunshine released his first book, Land Of Sunshine - one of the best photographic documentations of Melbourne street art that has come out over the past few years. Now, following on from the success of the first edition, comes a new book, Street Art Now – bigger, better and full of even more amazing shit than the previous edition, and the launch is this Thursday!!

“Following the success of Land of Sunshine published in 2012 comes the next book titled STREET ART NOW.

An updated snapshot of the Melbourne street art and graffiti scene over the last two years is once again all shot by Dean Sunshine on his travels across Melbourne and beyond.

STREET ART NOW is a larger, hardback book with 200 pages showcasing over 100 local and international artists who have painted in Australia. Plus there are also images from some of Dean’s travels overseas.

featuring both Australian and international artists including:
Adnate, Alexis Dias, Bailer, Be Free, Curiot, Dabs Myla, Dal East, Dasic, Deams, Deb, Does, Dvate, Insa, Jaz, Kaff-eine, Li-Hill, LUSH, Makatron, Meggs, Phlegm, Pixel Pancho, Reka, ROA, Rone, Seth Globepainter, Sheryo, Shida, Slicer, Smug, Sofles, Stormie Mills, The Yok, TwoOne, Tristan Eaton, Vexta, and more…

The forward by David Hurlston, Australian art Curator for the National Gallery of Victoria quotes:
“This new book provides us with an important visual diary of the changing face of Melbourne’s public spaces.”

The Land of Sunshine blog is still regularly updated with hundreds of photos from both here and overseas documenting the never ending art appearing on the streets.

Books will be available November through the same outlets including National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, MCA, GOMA, MONA, Heide Gallery, General Pants (nationally), and selected retail outlets.”

You can also purchase the book online here.

As was done with the previous book, Land Of Sunshine, sales from STREET ART NOW will be put towards any future editions, furthering Dean’s wish to provide ongoing documentation of Melbourne street art online and via printed media. You can check out a bunch of sneak peak images at the bottom of this post …

There will also on the night be a silent auction of a bunch of amazing artwork. Arranged for MSFW14 on behalf of the City of Melbourne, these works are on boards, measuring 2400mm X 1200mm and have a timber frame. Every cent of the money raised from the sale of these boards is going to charity – and specifically to the charity nominated by each of the artists.

As a part of the launch, Dean will be auctioning off some street art works from notable artists such as Smug, Sofles, Jack Douglas, Mysterious Al, Putos, Bail, Phoenix, Be Free, Steen Jones, Dvate, Conrad Bizjak, Itch and Deb.

Bidding will start at $300 per piece in the silent auction (best bid wins!). Check out the amazing work up for grabs on the night…

Dean does an amazing job in documenting all of this stuff, and invests a hell of a lot of his time making sure that all of the amazing art on our streets is preserved for posterity – he self funds everything he does, with little in return – we love his work, obviously. We’re looking forward to the night, and cant wait to get a copy of the book!!

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Who: Dean Sunshine
What: Street Art Now book launch
Where: Level 1, 109 Little Collins St, Melbourne
When: One night only Thursday 11th December from 6pm til 9pm.

Heres a little sneak peak of a bunch of the work in the book itself as well!

Check out the facebook event page and the Land Of Sunshine website for more info!

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