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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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Magazine Launch & Video Recap – King Brown Issue 9

One of the best things that I’ve had a chance to catch up on since I’ve returned to Oz this week has been checking out all the photos and videos around the recent release of King Brown Issue 9.

One of my favourite print journals, King Brown has been a staple diet of mine since it was first released, and it’s one magazine that I always make sure to get hold of. The recent issue was co-curated by those always cool dudes up in Sydney, The Hours, and featured artists Ed Templeton, Unga, Nychos, Huskmitnavn, Dabs Myla, Ghostpatrol, Vans the Omega, Numskull, Ozzie Wright, plus heaps more.

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Take a look at the promo video for the launch of the magazine (which happened a few weeks ago in NYC)

We also saw this recent video as well, featuring The Yok, Sheryo and Nychos painting up at the party that night!

There was also a launch party over in Sydney not long ago, and heres some of the pics from the King Brown launch party that we got from over at The Opening Hours – head over there to see more!

You can also buy yourself a copy of King Brown over at their website!

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Video – Graffiti Legitimised @ ABC TV

I saw this video a week or two ago, and thought it’d be a good share. Including interviews with Rone, City of Yarra, Sandra Powell and Andrew King talking on the current state of graffiti and street art and its growing acceptance amongst the communit.

It’s a cool video actually – a lot of coverage of work going into galleries and how the art form is becoming "legitimised" … whatever that means haha. Take a few minutes out and have a watch of it all on this fine Sunday afternoon!

 

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Video – Bolts – Kolour Spraypaint – Melbourne

Funky tunes, great paint and cool shutters – good to see Bolts hitting up some prime laneway spots with this badass paint! Yet another great video from the talented Carl Allison.

A little late with this one, but we’re playing catchup now that I’m back from overseas … so enjoy!!

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Magazine Release – Street Struck

We always love seeing new mags coming out, and seeing one from here in Melbourne is always fkn cool – and knowing some of the guys behind this one, well, can’t wait to get my hands on the first issue tomorrow!!

“Street Struck is a new melbourne based graffiti magazine.

Issue one features legals, tracksides, freights, trains, bombing and black books. From some of Melbourne’s most active writers.

Including specials on Bailer and Sinch along with the history of the SDM Crew

Now available at Obese Records, Giant, Villain and online at Boywolf. With it becoming available at all the regular stores around Australia this week.

This is a limited edition publication, and will be sure to sell out quick.”

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Video – Days One & Peque x MTN

Well I’m back but still bloody internet-less – but squeezing out a post or two via annoying iPhone goodness …

Really wanted to get this video up ASAP – a great video from a great duo here, all courtesy of the rad dudes at MTN and VNA. Watch on, and all our posts will be flowing again real soon …

“Days One (DCA) and Peque (VRS) painting in Sydney for VNA magazine 2013, music courtesy of Darkhorse, thanks to MTN Australia for the support and Semiprime Collective for the edit.”

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Through the Lens with David Russell – August 2013

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Artists Lane – Windsor

Well it has been another busy month; so much to see and do in Melbourne, we are so fortunate to have such a diverse range constantly evolving walls, here are just a few of my favourite images while getting my street safari on.

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Snapshots & Review – Ian Strange – Suburban – NGV – Melbourne

I’m a bit late on my review and snapshots (by David Russell) for this show. Last Friday Suburban opened at NGV Studio – Federation Square. Walking to the venue I could already see hundreds of people inside and also crowded outside the gallery. An incredible turn out, the biggest I’ve seen possibly.

After watching the preview videos I wondered what to expect and what else Ian could do with what he teased us with a few weeks ago..
Viewing the works was actually rather difficult with the sheer number of people in the place on the night. So a return visit was definitely in order.
I’m not going to reveal too much of the exhibition in this review, because I encourage you to go and see it yourself and experience it in person, the show runs until early September, so you have plenty of time. Spend a good half hour plus in there. Make sure you check out the video room; and don’t forget to scan the QR tags next to each photo and see the making of the works and other interesting stuff.
Each giant photo of the houses was incredibly well composed and added so much feeling to the subject matter. Amazing in quality the photos captured the suburban concept very well.
The video room was my favourite part. Surrounded by 3 giant screens and an amazing sound system; I sat down to enjoy the show.
The cinematography was captivating. I sat there, mesmerised, from the second the short film began.
Sweeping, panning views in full HD filled the screens; like the camera was hovering in mid air around each of the proprieties. Rain, fire and sun, all adding to the atmosphere..
As the film moved from house to house, the camera focused on textures and minute details, like the road or a letter box. It was hard to know where to look as each screen showed a different angle or perspective on the house, often the 2 screens surrounding the middle screen were in sync, but other times showed 3 different perspectives.
The sound was brilliant and complimented the cinematography perfectly; I particularly thought the sound of roaring fire against the burning house was very effective and added a great backdrop for the visuals.
I also got down to “Talking Strange” a Q&A session with Ian, hosted by Acclaim magazine‘s Andrew Montell.
Ian talked about his roots in Perth, and move to Melbourne, Sydney and beyond, his attraction to graffiti and vandalism and most importantly about the show itself.
Great questions from Andrew covering, how the project was funded, how he found the houses, which prompted some funny little stories from Ian; I loved that each house had its own story, wether it be the neighbours, or the events surrounding the project, like demolition crews turning up minutes after they finished filming. Oh yes, and is Ian going to tour the exhibition? Of course he is, so watch out world, it’ll hopefully be coming your way soon!! All in all a very interesting session.
Check out these pics below from David Russell.
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