Last Friday, we attended the Kult gallery exhibition, Girls of the underworld. The show showcased works of 34 female artists of various backgrounds. It featured works such as paintings, sculptures to installations, they had it all. Although the gallery is a fair bit of a walk from the main road it was worth it.
Below are some of the photographs of the exhibition.
One new Melbourne label we’ve been cheering on in this past year has been Authority Clothing – these guys have something cool going on, grabbing local artists and show casing their work on a bunch of t-shirts and apparel. It’s great to see this kind of support from guys like this towards local artists, and we have to say, their shirts really do kick ass, and now their celebrating all of the collaborations that they’ve done in the past year with a fine assed event down in Bennets lane in Melbourne.
“Get ready friends, we’re throwing our first ever event to celebrate (and thank) 365 days of collaborations. Expect an exhibition, live painting, live screen-printing, a tee release and good times. Put the dates in your diary and come help us celebrate!! Huge shout out to Steen Jones, Alex Lehours, Vanderlism and all our other collaborators in what can only be described as an awesome year!
Apologies for the lateness of this post, being kept busy with all the FORM festival activities.
So, a week or so ago, I checked out the Comic Con convention in Perth. Man, it did not disappoint. Such an awesome day of art and art fans; Comic Con always has such a great community vibe to it. A lot of people put in a huge effort with their costumes, providing an interesting snapshot of not only the fan base, but of the creativity involved in putting their look together. It’s great to check out the artists who are in attendance and put some faces to names. All in all it’s always a real treat to attend such a well put together convention.
InkTen & ClogTwo, two of Singapore’s most prominent street artists, were painting live last night at the Art Bar – Butter Factory for the Converse Sneaker Clash event. The purpose of this event was to showcase how colours are a priority and importance to Converse’s existence, with an interactive element.
Guests were greeted by a row of canvases on the entrance wall which they were allowed to sign, draw and express their-selves. Water guns filled with paint were used by guests to colour a row of sneakers. This was the main interactive element of the entire event. Ink & Clog had on display two canvases of Ink’s Hollow Ghost and Clog’s Skull characters.
The live painting was done on everyday objects such as a printer, chair, traffic pylon, television and lastly a door which was one of the main highlights of the event.
You would have seen Dave’s photos from this wall a few weeks back. Now here’s the video from Authority Clothing. Authority are doing great things at the moment, including getting Snoop to wear their T-shirt recently with some cheeky antics. Their latest project is called “From Walls to Tee’s” taking work from murals and featuring them on limited edition tshirts. Rad idea. The first being Steen and Alex. Check out the video below.
From Authority Clothing
“From Wall’s to Tee’s
Authority Clothing is a Melbourne based label, working with street artists to create independent urban apparel. Authority Clothing commissions artists to create fresh murals around Melbourne before releasing limited edition t-shirts based around the artwork’s.
Authority’s journey began last year when working Steen Jones on his Sailor Jerry Tribute mural which can be found on Johnston Street in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Six months on and they decided to go bigger and badder.
Authority Clothing organised a collaboration between artist’s Alex Lehours and Steen Jones on Beith Street in Brunswick. Two amazing artists, videographers and photographers came together and worked for three days on this wall, named ‘The Beith Street Project.’
Steen’s precise control of the can married with the fine brush work of Alex brings this tattoo flash sheet inspired work together like a charm.
Look out, Authority Clothing will be releasing a limited edition t-shirt range based around this collaboration early February, available at www.authorityclothing.com.au. You can also head down to the Killer Merch head quarters at 7 Beith Street, Brunswick to check out this wall in the flesh.
Artists: Steen Jones, Alex Lehours Videographer: Cale Rodriguez Photography: Kate Davis Project Manager: Christopher Skyner Location: Killer Merch, 7 Beith Street, Brunswick. www.authorityclothing.com.au“
Mapping Melbourne brings a collaboration of local fashion label Fame Agenda and Indonesian street artist Darbotz in Fame Agenda X Darbotz. A fashion show featuring models , music and street art, which will burst out of a giant pink box on the steps of the State Library of Victoria for one day only.
Indonesian street artist Darbotz is back after his last visit and show in April this year in Melbourne. He was also one of the many artists featured in Bomb It 2. Using the theory of semiotics, Darbotz wanted people to recognise his artwork without having to sign it. His unique character the “Cumi” squid monitors is only painted in black and white.
The “Cumi” has been adapted by Monica Lim, Fame Agenda’s designer into a dress that will featured in the show. It will also feature models wearing photographic prints of Dabotz’s artwork which he left in the walls of Melbourne during his last visit. During the show, Darbotz will be painting the giant pink box live, the panels of which will be sold and proceeds will go to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Check out the video from his last visit here to Melbourne
Head down and check it out today, and keep up to date with him while he’s visiting Melbourne!!
Who: Darbotz What: Mapping Melbourne – Fame Agenda x Darbotz Where: Forecourt, State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston street When: Friday , 6th December 2013 , 12:30pm-1.15pm and 530PM-615pm.
So Dave Russell and I went and checked out Oz Comic Con last Saturday. What a laugh of a day. Saw some awesome costumes, and some pretty disturbing ones also HAHA!!
We checked out all the stalls in particular anyone that was drawing live. Lot’s of random characters scattered around the convention which made for some great shots, not to mention the Cos Play competition. Check out some great shots from Dave below.
Well alright, this one looks pretty damn grand! Some of our Perth street art and graffiti favourites in amongst this group show this weekend, including Lady B, Poise, Idol and Tomahawk – plus a bunch of other great artists who we’re really keen to check out!
These thirteen artists will be presenting a show featuring life, art, graffiti, photography, fashion and music – not only that though, but there will be a very special screening of "ART CAN STAY" A short film on local Graffiti Art, presented by CURTIN UNI (Screening at 7.30pm).
Add all of that in conjunction with some kick ass live music, and you have all the makings of a great group show opening – and if I was in Perth, I’d definitely be there!
Who: Lady Bananas, Tomahawk, Destroy, Dangermouse, Ladie Poise, Idol, Sler, Elsh, Dile, Hangdog, Twenty Eleven, Sarah Mikula, Nathan D’antuono What: Splendid Imperfections group show Where: The Fibonacci CEntre – 19 Blinco Street, Fremantle When: Show opens Saturday 29th June from 6pm til 9pm and runs until 11th July 2013
In just over a week, I’ll be heading off for more distant shores (more on this later!), but, in the meantime, I’ve decided its high time to do something down at the amazing Blender Lane Artists Market . We’ve got a new shipment of stickers through, some tests of the new shirts we’re about to release on Redbubble (again, more on that soon) and a few other cool things as well – we’ll be giving out stickers and selling sticker packs on the night to visitors to the market.
As you know I’m not usually one for self promotion here on Invurt, but I’ll be selling a bunch of my own artwork on the night – I’d love to try to get rid of as many of my drawings as I can to happy buyers before I leave Melbourne. We’ll be joined by a few friends as well, so you never know what might turn up on the table of loot! We’ll be camped out just inside the studio entrance itself down the back of the Blender laneway.
Also on the night, Silent Army will be releasing some new fanzines as a part of their ongoing mission to provide you all with grand art and comic treasures in tidy, zinely format. This latest iteration is another version of Who Is Ha-Ha – one of our favourites. Plus, the Silent Army have an entire zine workshop set up in the back of Blender studios, with a heap of zines and other cool shit, which you should really check out if you haven’t seen it yet!!
Blender Lane artists market is hands down, our favourite mid-week activity in the past few weeks it has been absolutely pumping. With more and more stalls all the time, and a huge variety of cool, creative art and other eclectica on sale, oh, and not to mention all of the live entertainment – well, it’s a grand night out. If you’re interested in having a stall at the market, just email them – firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeya all there!
Who: Melbourne artists, artisans, Craftspeople What: Blender Lane Artists Market Where: Blender Laneway & Studios, 110 Franklin St, Melbourne When: Event starts at 5pm this Wednesday January 23rd – runs til 10pm – Night Market runs every Wednesday night!
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