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Snapshots – Shida – Inner Myths – Backwoods Gallery

Friday night I got down to Backwoods gallery to check out Shida’s new show “Inner Myths” her are some pics from his show.

Be sure to check out his show, on till the 13th of July.

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Snapshots & Video – Adnate – Beyond The Lands

What can we say about Adnates show at Metro Gallery thats on right now? Beautiful. One of the best shows from a Melbourne street artist we’ve seen. Respectful. All the things that others have said many times over the past two weeks … but, really, what we feel about this show is that we’re pretty proud, not only of Adnate himself and the gorgeous work he did for it, but proud that Melbournes general public has seen fit to fall in love with his work, and truly validate all the countless hours that he has spent striving over the years to make his way as an artist. If a sold show at Metro Gallery doesn’t show that a graff artist, with enough hard work and unfaltering determination, can really live the dream and do what he loves doing, then we don’t know what does.

The opening for Beyond The Lands was amazing – from the speeches, to the traditional dancers, to the sheer amount of people attending, to the massive, but humble, smile we saw on Adnates face. It’s still on, and you should go see it.

The following are a bunch of shots that Dave Russell got of the works himself, as well as the awesome video that Michael Danischewski did for the whole thing.We loved it, and can’t wait to see what Adnate does next.

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Book Launch & Live Art – Figment – Melbourne

"Shane Andrews" face is known to pretty much anyone who paints or puts on shows here in Melbourne. One of our cities many diligent paintspotters, he has been roaming the city, taking snaps of everything he sees, for several years now – and his website, allThoseShapes, is a veritable treasure trove of cool art from around the city.

Now, he’s put it all together into a nice, lush tome for all to put on their coffee tables and share it around with their mates – and the launch party, complete with tunes and live art, is on this week.

"Figment’ is the first book from Toby Fairbank (sometimes known as Shane Andrews) who runs the Melbourne street art and graffiti website allThoseShapes, which now has over 300 artist pages and 8000 photos from around Melbourne.

Figment’s 200 pages contain over 320 photos most in landscape A4 placed together somewhat randomly as you would find them in the streets. The adventures are shown visually with all artist information and text left till the end of the book to let the art speak for itself.

Some of the art comes from the more obvious places such as the infamous Hosier Lane; some from regularly pasted places like Fitzroy, Northcote and Brunswick, some from the railways and some from abandos like the now departed Collingwood silos.

The artists in the book come from Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, New Zealand, Iran, UK, Italy, Belgium, Japan, Brazil, France, ++ though all the art was created in Melbourne.
For most of the art in this book, Figment is now all that remains. If you would like to have a copy of this sweet reminder, Figment is being launched on Thursday 16 January @ Trunk bar 275 Exhibition St, Melbourne.

There will be live art by RusKidd & Loadz (and possibly one other…!) which can be purchased at the end of the night (if you are lucky enough to be first!) music by euonim and copies of Figment to be bought and signed."

Head down this Thursday night, its a hot one this week, and the beer will be flowing, so head down there to check it all out!!

If you can’t by chance make it down this Thursday, or you’re out of town, you can grab yourself a copy of the book here!

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Who: A whole bunch of artists in the book, and Ruskidd and Loadz doing live art
What: Figments book launch
Where: Trunk bar 275 Exhibition St, Melbourne
When: Launch is on Thursday evening 16th January 2013, from 4pm to 8pm – one night only!!

Check out the facebook event page here.

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Snapshots – Shida – A Call To The Spirits

Last Friday night I headed down to The Silent Army storeroom at Blender studios to check out the latest creative endeavour from Shida – the launch of his book A Call To The Spirits.

The book itself is fantastic, I picked up a copy, sat down hung over on a Sunday and read through its pages – and thoroughly enjoyed both the artwork and the story itself.

Check out all the artwork from the show below (thanks to David Russell), and a glimpse of what you can find in the pages of the book – which you can buy for yourself right here.

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Exhibition & Book Launch – Shida – A Call To Spirits – Melbourne

It looks intriguing, weird and most definitely cool – this is the book launch from Shida – "A Call To Spirits" and from the single page preview I’ve seen of it, below, it looks to be all that and more.

Launching this Friday night at the Silent Army Storeroom, tucked down in the back of Blender Studios, its great to see any kind of show from Shida – but even better to see a book from the man with words alongside his awesome art.

Limited to only 300 copies, its sure to be a nice piece for those who collect words and work, so head down there this Friday night and check it out and get yourself a copy!!

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Who: Shida
What: A Call To Spirits
Where: The Silent Army Storeroom, Blender Studios, 110 franklin st, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
When: 6pm til late, Friday January 10th, 2014 – one night only.

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

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Event & Exhibition – Blender Studios Christmas Party – Melbourne

Oh ho ho ho … excuse me, while I get all excited about this one!Once again, the Blender Christmas party has come around, that time of year when all things Franklin St and creative celebrates another massive year of accomplishments by all the artists involved down at one of the cities finest artistic establishment!!

The Blender Studios Christmas exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the art and party with the artists of Blender Studios. The hard work and dedication of the artists is evident in this annual event with 13 artists showcasing their work.

The exhibition will be hosted by Dark Horse Experiment and the studios will hold a series of performers and installations. The opening night is sure to be a stunning example of current practice in Melbourne right now. The opening night will include DJs, cutting edge performance artists, traditional works on canvas, live graffiti events, strange objects and dislocated renderings of suburbia.

After ten years the Blender Studios still hold true to the values of research, energy, independence and the solidarity.

With strong links to Melbourne Street Art and some of the most recognised and prolific artists calling the Blender home, the opening exhibition will attract a wide audience.The Blender Studios Christmas Exhibition, accompanied with a party, will open at Dark Horse Experiment on Friday 13th Dec, 2013 from 6 till late.”

I’ve been to the last few Blender Xmas parties, and I can safely say that this is one night on the Melbourne art calendar, and Xmas calendar, that you just can’t miss. Celebrations ahoy –  seeyas there!!

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Who: Adi, James Bonnici, Adrian Doyle, Michael Fikaris, Drew Funk, Heesco, George Manioudakis, Tim Sterling, Nick Ives,Sebastian Franz, Jo Harrison, Cam Scale,Paul Round and a bunch of DJs and performers
What: Blender Studios Christmas Exhibition & Party
Where: Blender Studios & Dark Horse Experiment, 110 Franklin St, Melbourne
When: Friday 13th Dec, 2013 from 6 till late

Check out the facebook event pageBlender Studios and the Dark Horse Experiment for more info

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Open Studio & Video – Ghostpatrol

 

It’s been some time between open studios for Ghostpatrol, but this weekend you’ll have a chance to head down and check out where the man works, and get yourself some cool art that will probably only ever be available there … plus books, and a chance to meet the man.

Oh, and just on Ghostpatrol, check out this video below of Ghostpatrol at the Renew Newcastle Creative Talks – its a long one, but a good one and its a cool insight into the artist.

2013/10 Creative Talks // Ghostpatrol from Renew Newcastle on Vimeo.

Anyways, head down to GPs studio this weekend – there is also a catalouge available of a bunch of the work that’ll be on display … looks grand!

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Who: Ghostpatrol
What: Open Studio
Where: Studio 2 , 3rd floor, 329 Little Collins st, Melbourne
When: Studio is open between 11am and 4pm, Saturday 16th November 2013

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Snapshots – Street Art Melbourne Book Launch – Hosier lane

On Saturday Lou Chamberlain released her labour of love “Street Art Melbourne”. Lou has been collecting shots of Melbourne’s amazing street art in our streets and lanes  for the last 6 years or so, and the result is this great new book, showcasing some of Melbourne’s best along side interstate and international visitors. Lou also invited a bunch of artists down and provided some paint to help colour the lane. Thanks to Dave Russell as usual for the great shots.

The book will be on sale from Friday this week and is published by Explore Australia (a subsidiary of Hardy Grant). You can grab a copy at all good bookstores, or online here.

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Snapshots – Print Cult 2013 – Melbourne

Well, this was one seriously cool show, and one of my favourite shows I’ve been to since I’ve returned from my travels.

Adelaide crew Print Cult made their visit over here to Melbourne a couple of weeks ago, and brought with them a seriously crazy amount of amazing work – as you can see for yourself from all the images below!! Prints prints and more prints, it was a hell of a cool sight to see!

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Exhibition – Short Stay – Miso – Ghostpatrol – Sean Morris – Brisbane

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 rsvp@iamprojects.net"

Sounds pretty cool, if I was up that way I’d definitely be heading over to check it out!

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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

Check out the facebook event page for more info!

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