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Dean Sunshines Top 10 – August 2013

Heres the latest from our man, Dean Sunshine, as he presents all his favourite pieces from Melbourne street art and graffiti that he’s seen throughout August – check it out!

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1. Keith Haring – Collingwood
2. Lucy Lucy – Thomastown
3. Be Free – Brunswick
4. Yo Snowy – Brunswick
5. HA HA – Melbourne
6. Lucas Grogan – Fitzroy
7. Mikey – Fitzroy
8. Doctor – Brunswick
9. ITCH + AWOL Crew – Brunswick
10.Train by ITN Architect -  Collingwood

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Exhibition – Seasons of Change Spring – Paris and Peril – Down by Law – Revolver

The latest in this excellent series by Revolver. 2 of Melbourne’s most iconic writers, Paris and Peril take the stage for their 1ST show ever in their 30 years history painting together. Paris and Peril were true pioneers in the Melbourne graffiti scene, always looking for new ways to push their styles, and introduced Melbourne to New York wild style pieces. This should be an excellent show.

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Seasons of Change – Flyer

Who: Paris and Peril
What: Down by Law – Seasons of Change – Spring
Where: Revolver Upstairs, 229 Chapel St, Prahran
When: Friday 6th September, 6-9PM
Facebook event page here.
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Video – Lush vs Mr Red

This is the first in a series of video created by LUSH and Rhys Day, another fun filled litle display of Lush goodness in this one with Mr Red – with gladwrap!! Hahaha

Take a look at it below …

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Video – Spacerunner x Melbourne 13

Just stumbled on this video by SpaceRunner, and had to share it. A rad little video of some lads smashing some of our local trains. (I think its Simr and Rides?). A well put together video and it gives you a good idea of some of the territory these lads have to navigate in order to paint. Fun times, Big ups.

SpaceRunner x Melbourne 13 from SpaceRunner on Vimeo.

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Video – Linz vs Third Chapter

Check out this awesome video from Third Chapter featuring Linz. Linz, a true Aussie Graf veteran and a master of his craft talks about his experiences growing up and how graff is so different today from when he was younger.

From Vineo: “Known better by the name Linz which has been sprayed across walls around the world for over 20 years, Lee Harnden’s career as one of Australia’s most prolific graffiti artists has found him working side by side with some of the games legendary names, from Mike Giant, Richard Mirando aka Seen, Can2, Ces and many more. Not only does he hold it down as one of our countries true graffiti veterans and Ironlak team member, Lee’s work with his oil painted portraits cumulated last year into his solo exhibition “Catharsis” which showed us all the depth of his talent.
If you have never had a chance to spend some time with Lee, he might be mistaken as that staunch writer that you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark alley, but those who know him know too well that he is one of the most down to earth, genuine and passionate homies you will ever kick it with. This Third Chapter X Linz Collaboration has been in the works for some time now and we are more than excited to finally share it with you, a true friend and a strong a driving force behind 3C- we introduce you to Lee Harnden aka Linz.
Filmed by Robot Army Productions & Bill Irving
Directed by Bill Irving
Produced by Will Kendall
Post Production by Jordan Lister”

Linz X Third Chapter from THIRD CHAPTER on Vimeo.

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Exhibition – Neon Golden – Hong Kong

Spotted this one over at Above Seconds blog! A whole slew of Australias finest will be heading over to Hong Kong next week in one of the largest collection of ozzie talent to go international since the brilliant Young & Free exhibition. Put together in conjunction with Ironlak and The Hours, and on the heels of the successful showing of Work In Progress, Neon Golden looks like it’ll be a smash hit already. With walls being done by the artists all around Hong Kong also, this is one that makes me wish I could jump on a plane again and see it all as it happens!

"Above Second is proud to join The Hours and Ironlak to present “Neon Golden” a group exhibition of works on paper.  Please join us to welcome back “Work in Progress” contributors Rone and Beastman to the gallery, and enjoy the work of 12 other talented Australian urban contemporary artists.

Curated by Australian-based creative group The Hours, ‘Neon Golden’ is an exhibition of new works on paper by a collective of world-class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration.

This group exhibition is a celebration of new art movements in the Asia Pacific Region, and a showcase of these 14 artists’ diverse range of unique styles, subjects and techniques. From the realistic illustrations of Fintan Magee to the celestial geometric forms of Beastman, there is truly something inspirational about the diversity of styles in today’s urban art.  Though individually, the work might seem worlds apart, when coming together in collaborative murals the varied styles share the story of today’s contemporary art scene.

As well as the exhibition, this prolific group of artists will all be traveling from their current locations around the world to be in Hong Kong for a week long artist tour of the city, painting as many collaborative murals as possible with support from Ironlak. For this rare opportunity, please join the artists at the opening reception and contact Above Second for information about private commissions.

Email info@thehours.com.au to request an exhibition catalogue."

I mean, yeah wow – this one looks like it’ll be absolutely mad. Lucky Hong Kong indeed!!

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Who: Fintan Magee, Shida, Rone, Kyle Hughes-odgers, Beastman, Yok, Sheryo, Numskull, Vans The Omega, Roach, Phibs, Twoone, Jumbo, Thomas Jackson
What: Neon Golden group show
Where: Above Second gallery, 31 Eastern St, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
When: Show opens Friday 6th September from 7pm til 10pm and runs until October 5th 2013.

Check out Above Second, Ironlak and The Hours for more info on the show!

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Video – Aeon – Bogan In London

Melbourne mad lad Aeon and UK sensation VNA Magazine got together and put this video out the other week – and as the video says “If you don’t know what a bogan is, here’s one of the best, doin Oz proud.” – we can’t agree more than that.

Check it!

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Exhibition – Time Flies – Studio 615 – Melbourne

Some of Melbourne best creatives, Studio 615 is a brilliant collective of multidisciplinary artists who frequently do rad shit together.

"Studio 615 are Mike Danischewski, Sahil Silkroy, Sam Octigan, Marcus Dixon and Doug Aldrich, a creative collective with members based both in multiple locations around Australia and the USA. Each member posses a unique vision and creative skill sets that span disciplines that include; graffiti, illustration, photography, design and creative direction to name a few.

They use these contrasting skills to produce arresting, multilayered works of art in numerous settings.

Through time spent both sharing creative spaces and working remotely, they periodically pool their talents, working together to produce murals, installations exhibitions, video and publications etc. they are constantly conceptualizing, creating and collaborating on multiple group projects while driving their own personal disciplines and practices with equal energy.

“Time Flies” is a group exhibition featuring the work of creative collective, Studio 615. Artists Mike Danischewski, Sahil Silkroy,
Sam Octigan, Marcus Dixon and Doug Aldrich have come together from the inner suburbs of Melbourne, to Newcastle, to Brooklyn New York, to transform St. Kilda’s Obscura Gallery into a personal insight into how the artists work, both personally as individuals and as a collaborative group featuring a broad range of work, spanning multiple mediums and disciplines from fine art, to photography and much more.

This project promises to be just as awesome as all the other stuff that they’ve done in the past – I’m really looking forward to seeing it!

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Who: Mike Danischewski, Sahil Silkroy,
Sam Octigan, Marcus Dixon and Doug Aldrich What: Time Flies group show
Where: Obscura Gallery, First Floor, 285 Carlisle Street, East St Kilda, VIC
When: Show opens Thursday September 12 2013 from 6:30pm til 9:30pm and runs until

Check out Studio 615 and the facebook event page for more info.

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Exhibition – Dangerfork Print Show – Melbourne

Since moving into their new studio, Dangerfork have been damn busy bunch, and they’re about to get even busier with their latest show about to open!

“Coming to life in 2010, Dangerfork is a Melbourne based boutique screen printer and print gallery comprised of the creative couple Chris Drummond & Megan Quigley.

Not only is Dangerfork an expert screen printing service, we are also a online print gallery that can be visited by anyone, anywhere, showcasing and selling work from Australia’s bubbling cauldron of great and unique talent. Our exhibitions display limited edition art prints in a wide variety of styles, including tattoo art, street art and graffiti; low-brow art, high-brow art, eye-brow art and everything in between.

Dangerfork Print Show is a group exhibition featuring works from 10 contemporary Australian artists and designers. The show aims to showcase the medium of screen printing and to create a unique collaboration between artist and printer.

Each Artist is well established in their own field and to ensure a varied collection of works and give the best example of screenprint throughout every medium.

ANDREW FAIRCLOUGH

Independent Illustrator, Designer and Art Director, Andrew works out of his solo studio, Kindred studio, creating modern styled illustrations and designs.

CHRIS DRUMMOND

With a background in graffiti and street art, Chris has a strong knowledge of screen printing, and his style translates well from can to screen.

HESHEITTHEYI

Hesheittheyi is the collaborative eorts of duo Dave Ladd and Stephanie Anderson, creating simple but fun styled illustrations together

JOEL BIRCH

Joel is a jack of all crafts. Musician, photographer, typographer and street artist.

MIKE DANISCHEWSKI

Mike is a well known Melbourne based photographer and videographer, working for clients such as Acclaim and The Hours

MIMI LEUNG

Mimi has a carefree approach to her
work and draws an early inspirations from mangas, cartoons and animes. Combine this with her love for expressionism her illustrations are bold, colourful and playful.

MYSTERIOUS AL

Co-founder of the world renown Finders Keepers Crew, Mysterious Al’s gothic eyed style characters can be found on many walls around the world. Al’s iconic style has been sought after by many big name brands.

NUMSKULL

The original founder of The Hours, Numskulls background in design sculpture and graffiti allows his iconic style to be found on plenty of walls inside and out.

PUZLE

Puzle is one of Australia’s top graffititi writers and has been in the scene for over 25 years. Its these experiences that lead him to design and art directing.

SHANNON CREES

Sydney based, Shannon is a renown street artist, her style is intricate and detailed, with strong bright colours with high end clients.

SIMPLE SIME

Tattooing since 1997, Simon has a commercial oriental style, drawing portraits in a subtle greywash.”

Check out the preview video from the show, well, its more of a mini featurette – with a bunch of info on the crew!

Dangerfork are one of our favourite printing crews, and the quality of their work is second to none – with such a great range of artists showing on the night, who would want to miss it??

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Who: Andrew Fairclough, Chris Drummond x Mike Danischewski, Dave Ladd, Joel Birch, Mimi Leung, Mysterious Al, Numskull, Puzle, Shannon Crees, Simple Sime
What: Dangerfork Print Show
Where: Dangerfork Studio, 45 Little Hoddle St
Richmond, 3121
When: Show opens Thursday 5th September from 6pm and runs until the 5th of October 2013.

Check out the Dangerfork website and the facebook event page for more info on the show.

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Snapshots – Empty-Nursery Blue Burners @ Rutledge Lane

After seeing a bunch of photos pop up in instagram tonight, I decided to head down in to Rutledge lane real quick to take a look at what was happening.

Post Adrian Dolyes recent painting of Rutledge lane, Empty-Nursery Blue, I wasn’t surprised to see a whole mass of artists down in the laneway painting away – not just bombing chromies either – though there was plenty of that too!

Sear, Joske, Shem, Paso, Snowy, Trash, Cable, Laci, The Doctor and a shitload more were all down there claiming the empty canvas of the walls – and say what you will about the blue … seeing what happened tonight was, well, it was fkn beautiful … burners!

My pics of the Shem piece were pretty crappy, but the dudes over at the Melbourne Graffiti facebook page have let us use these dope shots …

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Shem & Paso (Image via Melbourne Graffiti)

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Great birds by Snowy as well!

Here’s all the rest of the shit that I saw down there tonight – it was pretty fkn mad!

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