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Through The Lens With David Russell Photography – August 2014

Here is a compilation of my favourite shots from the last month, here you will find a mix of street art and graffiti in alley ways, abandoned buildings and trackside.

With the likes of Smug and Sofles you can bet there were some mad burners and they didn’t disappoint, painting non stop all over Melbourne.

Conrad Bizjak smashed out his largest mural to date, painting the wall mostly with rollers and some very tall ladders, Its perched on a rooftop facing the iconic Franco Cozzo store in Foootscray.

Also keeping up with style master Duke Grimo (styles), is a full time job this guy paints non stop and has been doing so since the 80′s.

Well thats all for this month, see you all next month get out and discover Melburn.

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Dean Sunshines Top 10 – August 2014

Here is all of Dean Sunshines favourite graffiti and street art pieces from around Melbourne for August 2014 – and once again, its a fkn great representation of just some of what is awesome around our fair city.

Check it all out below!

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1. Rone + Wanderlust. Fitzroy
2. RAD. Melbourne
3. Dvate. Collingwood
4. Funskull. Collingwood
5. Sem, Putos, Ghost, Tera, Danke. Brunswick
6. Plea, DEM189. Fitzroy
7. Ghost. Fitzroy
8. Deb. Stkilda
9. Heesco, Duke. Footscray
10. Smug. Fitzroy

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Exhibition – Revolver Staff Art Show – Seasons Of Change Spring – Revolver – Prahran

If your looking for something to do this Friday night, get down to Revolver and check out Seasons of change spring exhibition.

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Who: Revolver arts

What: Seasons of change spring.

When: This Friday the 5th of September.

Where: At Revolver upstairs.

Facebook event  here

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Snapshots – Blank Canvas – The Cathay – Singapore

Back for the fifth year and once again organised by The Cathay, this year’s Blank Canvas featured eight female writers and artists who battled it out.

With a whole bunch of cash and prizes to be won, the ladies didn’t care much about the extreme heat and just continued to work their magic.

Officially sponsored by MicroCity.
Line up: Birdeer, Reska, Rouge, Miz-E, Miz-Nek, AuroOne, Sho
Winners: 1st Price Birdeer, 2nd prize AuraOne, 3rd Prize Miz-Nek

Check out our snapshots from the event.

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Check out the link: The Cathay Blog

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Paint Up – Sofles, Adnate And Smug – At Northland

Sofles and Smug were in town recently, painting the town purple, beige, blue and every colour in between, with their unique styles of hyper rendering and tight detail. The guys were also accompanied by Adnate, the three of them spent four days in the freezing cold, where they each painted amazing portraits but each with such varying composition and    style.

To watch the three artists side by side was a definite highlight of my month, stay tuned as I will be posting their most recent paint up in Fitzroy.

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Event – Heist – International Urban and Contemporary Art Exhibition – At Juddy Roller

Heist, an international urban and contemporary art exhibition presented by New Hunting Ground and Juddy Roller Studios will open its doors on 6pm Friday 15th of August.

Coinciding with the Melbourne Art Fair, Heist will bring together some of the worlds most infamous and collectible street and contemporary artists under one roof for one weekend only. Conveniently located only a short walk away from the Melbourne Art Fair, the exhibition is located in a unique warehouse space in one of Fitzroy, Melbourne’s most colourful lane ways.

Heist will showcase a diverse selection of local and international urban contemporary artists. Showing internationally acclaimed artists on the same walls as the best emerging talent around, Heist aims to bridge the gap between the serious collector and the casual art fan. Located within Juddy Roller Studios, a well-known hub for both local and international artists, Heist is set to be the most innovative and high profile urban art group show of the year.

New Hunting Ground is curated by Shaun Hossack, the founder of Juddy Roller Studios and the annual ILL-Logic Outdoor Art Festival. Heist is a part of an ongoing series of pop-up exhibitions located in and around Melbourne. The show will feature artists from Europe, Australia and North America. The lineup includes Adnate, Sofles, Smug, Blek Le Rat, Mathew Johnson, Li-Hill, Ears, E.L.K, Lucy Lucy, Choq, Mayonaize and more.

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NEW HUNTING GROUND and JUDDY ROLLER Presents HEIST

Friday August 15th, 6pm

Sponsored by Cricketers Arms

Corner Johnston & Chapel Street, Fitzroy.
Entrance on Chapel St.

www.juddyroller.com.au

Face book event here

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Brad Mills – WildStyle In The West

This week I managed to get back to Brad Mills before she goes the way of  many other classic abando locations like the Collingwood silo’s, I really love this place as i’m sure a lot of you do.

From the graff covered walls to the to the old buildings that surround you, this makes for a perfect setting for photos, with all that rust and run down walls.

I always feel so safe and at home surrounded by decay and all forms of urban expression, from tags to burners, pieces to mad charo’s, it has it all.

If you ever got the chance to go there a few years back, it was massive on an epic scale the overall size was like few football fields, sheds as far as the eye can see photos’s can’t do it justice not even mine.

So if you gets the chance to pay her a visit before she leaves this mortal coil, do it you will not be disappointed.

I also grabbed a few cheeky pics on the by Dvate, Sabeth, Askem and some burners by the unstoppable Duke Grimo (Style).

 

 

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Video – Bombing with LUSH

This video has been doing the rounds lately. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. LUSH in his native habitat doing what he does best. David Husselhoff of Tags and Throws follows LUSH around the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark for a couple of days. Good times!

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Dean Sunshines Top 10 – July 2014

 Dean Sunshine returns once again for yet another cracking collection of his top ten Melbourne graffiti and street art pieces for the month of July.

Check out all the photos below, and enjoy!!

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1. Slicer. Fitzroy
2. Be Free + Bailer. Fitzroy (also keller, nor, ghost and putos)
3. Deams. Fitzroy.
4. Dvate. St.Kilda
5. Rashe – Port Melbourne
6. Jack Douglas (JD) Fitzroy
7. Conrad Bizjak (RAD) Collingwood
8. Shame + Putos. Windsor
9. Theo Robinson + James Bartram. Fitzroy
10. Unknown artist. Windsor

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Snapshots – Mistery In Singapore

Its only been a little over two weeks since I moved up to Singapore for a couple of months for work, and already I’ve met a bunch of people, done a bit of painting, and seen some great artwork here amongst the Singapore graffiti scene.

Amongst all this, I was blessed to meet the renowned DCA/TFC alumni, Mistery – not only a damn talented artist, but a damn nice guy to boot. Mistery was actually up here at an event called Project Hip Hope in KL, but he had a chance to get down to SG for a few days amongst it all.

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On the Thursday night, headed down to Haji lane last week to check out a small show he put on, A Gallery Far Far Away, at CAD cafe, where he paid homage to a bunch of mad characters from the SW universe – he also had the opportunity to do a bit of a paint on one of the walls in the laneway.

On the weekend, myself and up and comer Daiso had a chance to get down to the Rail Corridor, one of Singapores few (but awesome) legal spots for a bit of a spray.

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Afterwards, we got down to Black Books for the regular Graff Fight event, though we were a little late, we hung out for a bit, got some food and packed it in for the day.

I got a bunch of shots from it all as well – apologies for the terrible quality of the exhibition shots, I aint no David Russell, and yeah, damn, I need a good flash. Farkit haha. Oh yeah, and if you’re in Singapore, you can still grab some of this artwork from CAD – its amazingly better than the shots.

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But you can check ‘em all out below, and mad props to Mistery for letting me use a couple of his shops – great meeting you man. Lots more updates from my SE Asia adventures coming up, stay tuned.

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