June was an amazing month for me, I learnt so much as I’m always eager to learn new techniques from people who inspire me.
I’m really enjoying the progression of my photos, each week I seem to elevate my style beyond my expectations, due to people like Nicole Reed, Nella Pixels and Michael Danischewski, these guys are constantly pushing their craft to the next level.
I will also be having my first solo show and first exhibition ever at Blender Studios at the start of November, so for those of you who see most of my work on a phone, be prepared to see them like never before.
Ohh, here we go again – Dean Sunshine puts together another stunning top ten of all that has been grand and fkn mad around Melbourne in May! A lot of really fine stuff here, especially this dope building from Mayo as always – enjoy!!
The month of May has passed us by leaving us with so much to see, from the ASRC project in Nicholson street Footscray painted by Dvate, Mike Makatron, Conrad Bizjak, Heesco and Duke Style, also just around the corner you will also find an amazing piece by Brisbane artist Guido Vanhelten.
On of my favourite’s has to be a piece by Mayonaize covering the whole building with his killer script in Fitzroy, Plea has also has caught my eye, i’m really loving his style at the moment, i’m looking forward to seeing how far he can push it.
With the laneways of Melbourne constantly being refreshed there is always something to find, like AC/DC lane off Flinders lane saw artist’s Heesco, Makatron, Cruel, Conrad Bizjak and Christopher Hancock paint the whole wall again as they painted it a few years ago, it breathed new life into the lane creating more foot traffic as people wandered down the lane to take photos.
So next time you leave the house bring the camera with you and discover Melbourne’s art covered streets for yourself and find out why I love this art form so much.
This is one project that was close to my heart, over five long, cold, wet days a colourfully decorated building emerged from its old grey exterior, breathing life into an otherwise drab surrounds.
I think we managed to achieve what we set out to do and that was represent the refugees in a positive light, to give them something beautifully inspiring, I got the chance to speak to many people and the overall vibe I got was they all loved it.
Artsits, Dvate, Conrad Bizjak, Heesco, Mike Makatron and Duke Style, really delivered the goods, covering the entire building over 100 meters long with a rainbow inspired palette, Heesco and Dvate dropped two insanely good portraits one of Malcolm Fraser the other was five faces mixed together.
So if you want to check out this mural head over to the Asylum Seekers Resources Centre, Nicholson Street, Footscray.
Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study of Camouflage – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series.
This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects. After more than successful exhibitions A Study of Hands, A Study of Eyes andA Study of Hair, the new show is focusing on a completely different subject – camouflage.
A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality.
Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.
Each artist participating at A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are:Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.
Who: Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
So, I’m back up here in Singapore for a fair while, and lets just say that there is plenty of shit going on here this month – more than enough, actually. The big one is the launch this week of the 50 Bridges project … but more on that later! First up, is this mad event that is being held at the Railway Corridor, a big nice area under a freeway underpass that has played host to a whole bunch of local and international visitors over the past two years.
As one of the events connected to 50 bridges, the event will display a whole bunch of artists (A mass of them from Australia, Malaysia and locally!) and a whole heap of damn fine music to boot … “Artists from Australia, Malaysia and Singapore collaborate in a rough-and-ready street art jam under the bridge. New Stream Brass Band, DJ Reiki, and A/K/A & Jaydah from Attagirl! provide the soundtrack – taking you from the streets of New Orleans to the bass-heavy sound of the UK underground. #OffTheRails”
This is going to be a pretty mad event, check out all the details below …
It all goes down this Saturday 23rd May, from 4pm in the afternoon til 12pm at night!
F & B
A taste of the Caribbean, limited edition rum punch, beers & soft drinks byLime House
369 Commonwealth Avenue / Viaduct
Access by block 44 Holland Drive Carpark
5 mins walk from Buona Vista MRT Station
Connected by Hyphen. An initiative of Noise Singapore and National Arts Council. Supported by Sideshow; the Australian High Commission in Singapore and its 50 Bridges Project. Poster design by Kenji Chai
A joint art exhibition by Chuck Mayfield and Júlia Palazzo.
We invite you to experience a body of work inspired by glimpses of a world beyond consciousness, come and immerse yourself in a room decorated with art and objects from each artists dreamlands.
The beautiful and the bizarre will be displayed side by side in an environment that will delight the senses.
Who: Chuck Mayfield & Julia Palazzo. What: Visions Of Dreamland. When: Opening night is on this Thursday the 14th of May from 6pm, till the 26th of May. Where: Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith Street, Collingwood.
Dean Sunshine, despite being one busy ass man lately with his recent arrival, has sent us through his lately Top 10 – and it’s an absolute cracker as it always is. I always look forward to this every month, because the man with his unbound dedication always manages to capture shit that even I haven’t seen – and his passion for it all just keeps on shining on.
Check out all the pics below for what waa great and hot throughout Melbourne in April!