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Exhibition – Quiet Path – Shawn Lu – At Off The Kerb

Don’t miss out on my good mate Shawn Lu’s show “Quiet Path”, at Off The Kerb Gallery next Friday night from 6pm, Shawn’s work is something you need to see to believe.

 

Who: Shawn Lu.

What: Quiet Path.

When: Friday 27th Feb – 13th March – from 6-9pm.

Where: Off the Kerb – 66B Johnston Street Collingwood.

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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.”

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 – 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.

 


 

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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Event – House Of Bricks Studio Exhibition & Pizza Party – This Friday 5th Of December

You are warmly invited to attend an exhibition of new art from our most excellent & dedicated studio crew.

Thanks to the HoB team for an amazing year and to the public for your ongoing engagement.

Friday Dec 5 @ 6pm. 40 Budd st Collingwood. 3066

Painting, Tapestry, Interactive, Illustration, Assemblage, Dance.

We’ll be cooking from a freshly built pizza oven and serving cold summer beverages from the blender. Save the date. Find a mate. HoBSEPP? – YeP!

Featuring:

VII Valencia
Ben Affleck
Nick Millen
Nicola Higham
Raymond Baltas
Wilba Simson
Morgan Campbell
Theo Robinson
Joe Buck
Sammy Rowe
Suki

Who: V Valencia, Ben Affleck, Nick Millen, Nicola Higham, Raymond Baltas, Wiba Simson, Morgan Campbell, Theo Robinson, Joe Buck, Sammy Rowe, Suki

What: House Of Bricks Studio Exhibition & Pizza Party.

When: This Friday The 5th Of December.

Where: House Of Bricks, 40 Budd Street Collingwood

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Event – A Very Blender Christmas Exhibition 2014 – At Blender Studios

Head down to Blender studios this Friday night and check out the yearly studio exhibition and party, this is a night not to be missed.

The evening will also be sponsored by Monkey Shoulder whiskey, hope to see you all there Peace.

 

Who: Blender Crew.

What: A Very Blender Christmas Exhibition 2014.

Where: Blender Studios 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne , Victoria 3000

When: This Friday night the 28th of November.

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 L'échange Urbain

Exhibition – Juddy Roller Presents L’échange Urbain – Fitzroy

 

I know where I will be this Friday night, once again Shaun Hossack from  Juddy Roller, has put together a great line up featuring a mix of Australian and French artists.

Melbourne’s premier venue for international urban contemporary art, Juddy Roller will present their second and final international group show of the year, L’échange Urbain. Held in the newly designed gallery and event space located within Juddy Roller Studios. The exhibition will feature the largest collection of Urban Contemporary works by French artists in an Australian Gallery since the highly acclaimed exhibition, Le Venin by the “Da Mental Vaporz” crew in 2012.
Featuring eight Australian and seven French artists, the exhibition will include a diverse selection of new works with mediums including illustration, painting, aerosol and video. L’échange Urbain brings together the two country’s most influential and collectible urban contemporary artists for a one-weekend-only popup show.
As a well-known hub for both local and international artists, L’échange Urbain will help to strengthen the already strong international bond between the European and Australian Urban arts scene.
Located in one of Melbourne’s most unique and colourful laneways, Juddy Roller Studios will open its doors to the public Friday November 14, 6pm.
L’échange Urbain is curated by Shaun Hossack, the founder of Juddy Roller and the annual ILL-Logic Exhibition. L’échange Urbain is part of an ongoing series of international popup exhibitions.. The last show, Heist, was attended by over 500 people on opening night.


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Who: Fintan Magee, Smug Graffiti, Slicer, Lucy Lucy, Jaw – Da Mental Vapor, Kaff Eine, Choq, Mayo, Shawn Lu, EARS, Kan – Da Mental Vaporz, Rashe, Adam Paquette.

What: L’échange Urbain

Where: Juddy Roller, Corner Johnston & Chapel street Fitzroy.

When: This Friday November 14, 6pm

 

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Sanctuary, Michael Peck

Exhibition – Sanctuary – Michael Peck – At The Metro Gallery Armadale

Be sure not to miss out on this show this Thursday.

Please join us at Metro Gallery on Thursday 13 November 6:30 – 8:30 pm for the opening of Michael Peck’s solo exhibition, ‘Sanctuary’.

The show is a meditative return to the quiet contemplation of nature that underpins Peck’s artwork. As in Peck’s previous series the subjects are caught in frozen moments, catching the stillness between the frantic beatings of bird’s wings or the quiet solitude of a lone figure contemplating the landscape.

The show brings to a close the artist’s most successful year to date. In the past twelve months Peck has received widespread recognition for his work. Peck was a finalist in the Tattersall Prize in late 2013 and this year was a finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sulman Prize with his iconic work, The Archer and also a finalist in the prestigious John Leslie Art Prize. Peck is excited to have also been chosen for inclusion in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2014 exhibition In The Flesh and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s 2015 exhibition Guarding the Home Front.

Sanctuary, Michael Peck

 

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Who: Michael Peck

What: Sanctuary

When: This Thursday the 13th of November @ 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: The Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3143

You can view works here: http://www.metrogallery.com.au/exhibitions/exhibition/94

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Syncopation, Alexandra Lederman

Exhibition – Syncopation – Alexandra Lederman – At The Tate – Sydney

If you are in Sydney on November the 19th, be sure to check out the work of Alexandra Lederman, who seems to be spending a bit of time north of the border.

With her unique style blending abstract forms into surreal landscapes,.

 

Syncopation, Alexandra Lederman

Who: Alexandra Lederman

What: Syncopation

When: November the 19th, Wednesday @ 6pm

Where: The Tate . The Toxteth | 345 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe, Sydney City

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Outsiders, Twoone

Snapshots – Outsiders Featuring Twoone – At Backwoods Gallery

For those that missed out on last nights show “Outsiders” featuring Twoone, returning from berlin for this show, I was pretty impressed with what I saw it was a combination of his usual character stylings painted on these amazing light boxes.

Being painted on the glass or perspex you could see all the brush strokes through the light shining from behind, the first room had this industrial noise playing which was quite confronting but really set the mood.

The show will be running till October the 19th at  Backwoods Gallery in Easey Street Collingwood.

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