Got an email today from the dudes over at The Tate – looks like we missed the exhibition opening on Wednesday night, but the best part is still ins tore this Saturday with the launch of the Print & Staple zine fair! With a huge amount of zines on offer from a whole bunch of artists, collectives and zine aficionados, its set to be a hell of a fun down down in Glebe – read on for more details …
“The Heavy Collective & Left Out Store are proud to present Print & Staple 2013. The project brings together a collection of independently published works from a slew of local and international creatives for exhibition and sale at Sydney’s The Tate. A veritable menagerie of DIY zines, paraphernalia and short run paper goods will be on offer for the discerning collector.
Print & Staple launches with an exhibition and night fair on Wednesday 2nd October, coming to a head on the Saturday, transforming the gallery space into zine fair free-for-all. So dust off your shelves, smash your piggy bank and make tracks to Print & Staple 2013.”
Head down to Glebe tomorrow to take a look at the whole shebang, and pick yourself up a whole bunch of collectable zines from the fair!
Who: Blood Of The Young, Heavy Collective, H2oe, James Jirat Patradoon, Left Out, Chris Yee, Dear Eastern Prom, No One Special, Stay Young, Pilpress, Black Mountain Books, Read It And Weep, Hamburger Eyes, Nighted, Bolo Paper, One Giant Arm, Planet Destroy What: Print & Staple Zine Fair Where: The Tate, The Toxteth 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe, Sydney When: Zine fair runs from 11:30am-5pm, Saturday October 5th 2013
Just got this one in the mail, and wow, what a lineup in this epically mega femme block party coming up from the crew at aMBUSH Gallery – looking at this list of artists, DJs and other entertainment has me pretty envious of Sydney right now.
"In an industry dominated by male influence, only the toughest, edgiest and most prolific female street artists have a voice. With the launch of new collaborative initiative, the Stayfly Sydney Block Party, all that is about to change.
A battalion of fierce female street artists are carving out a space for themselves – a movement within a movement – and they are set to launch their first strike on the street art boys’ club at an exhibition and party on Friday 20 September at aMBUSH Gallery.
The exhibition will feature works by both local and international female artists, with particular focus on our Australian heroines including Ala Paredes, Alexandra Lederman, Alisha Hinds, Amy Sutho, Atong Atem, Averie Harvey, Ayla the Caveman, Evah,Gunnzel,Josephine Tesauro,Ksenia Ishenko,Ladie Killerz Crew, LadyJ, Lotte Smith, L’Ove Ariel, Maiden,Meghan Byrne,Nikki Vajjas,Opals,Rebecca Murphy, Sally Gottlieb, Sarah Musa,Sear, Zeke’s Lunchbox +Underground Appearance M.I.D
International artists and crews include Dani Dillinger (UK), F.E.M. WRS (USA), Gurls Love Vandal crew (Colombia), HeLa Xact Art (USA), Ladies In Da Game Crew (Poland), Maybe (France), Pam Photos (Italy) and Pekoe (UK).
However, the Stayfly Sydney Block Party is more than just an art exhibition. The event is an all encompassing urban experience, headlined by female hip-hop artists Coda Conduct, Dawn Laird, Femecee, DJ LouLou, Ines, MC Thorn, Mirrah Reflect, Sarah Connor, Shereene,Thraxxy Harlem and Vcee.
The Block Party marks the launch of a new community of passionate women who are defining the girls’ corner of the urban movement and exploring Sydney’s potential as a canvas for like-minded ladies.
Join aMBUSH Gallery this Friday from 5-10pm to welcome Stayfly to the Sydney scene. Complimentary Mountain Goat Beer and Alibi American Whiskey will be served on the night."
Check out a little preview video below, and head on down to the show this Friday night – damn, another show I wish I was in Sydney for!
Who: Ala Paredes, Alexandra Lederman, Alisha Hinds, Amy Sutho, Atong Atem, Averie Harvey, Ayla the Caveman, Evah, Gunnzel, Josephine Tesauro, Ksenia Ishenko, Ladie Killerz Crew, LadyJ, Lotte Smith, L’Ove Ariel, Maiden, Meghan Byrne, Nikki Vajjas, Opals, Rebecca Murphy, Sally Gottlieb, Sarah Musa, Sear, Zeke’s Lunchbox +Underground Appearance M.I.D – Dani Dillinger (UK), F.E.M. WRS (USA), Gurls Love Vandal crew (Colombia), HeLa Xact Art (USA), Ladies In Da Game Crew (Poland), Maybe (France), Pam Photos (Italy) and Pekoe (UK) What: Stay Fly Exhibition & Block Party Where:aMBUSH Gallery, 4A James Street, Waterloo Sydney When: Show opens Friday 20th September from 5pm til 10pm
Last night I had the immense fortune to see something that you just don’t see very often (indeed, I don’t think that its ever been seen before from these two guys …).
Two of Melbournes undisputed Kings, Paris and Peril, held a kick ass solo show together down at Revolver, and I fkn loved it. One of the best components of the show were the pieces that they created from old photos of trains that they’d painted in the past – taking the images, placing them on canvas, and then recreating by hand the panels in paint and marker on top of them. Really brilliant idea, actually – and, they were also selling some of their original photography of the trains to boot – which, if you’re an avid aficionado, was a great chance to actually own a nice piece of Melbourne graffiti history. The limited edition Dangerfork print was, as always, fkn rad and nicely done as well.
The only thing that is a shame, is that this show is already gone from the walls, as it was only on for one night … its something I would have loved to have seen over and over again – and if you missed it, man, you really missed out. Massive respect to these two guys for just doing what they do, and doing it fkn grand.
Check out the photos of the pieces below … Big thanks to David Russell for all the shots!
Our good mate EdinFocus sent us through a bunch of photos of something that had a mass of Melbourne graffiti aficionados talking, and crowding, down at Collingwood over the weekend.
The second part of ITN Architects (following on from The Hive apartments) three part graffiti inspired project, the End To End building envisaged three of Melbournes old Hitachi cars atop a grand building down at Easey street in Collingwood. An ambitious project that I loved as soon as I heard about it.
I headed down to Collingwood on Sunday to see the first of the trains being lifted up onto the building – and what a sight it was! A huge Hitachi car rolled up into the street, and one of the largest portable cranes I’ve ever seen hoisted it up onto the roof. Come Sunday, the other two cars were also placed up onto the building, where they have created tracks to keep it in place. Absolutely amazing, architect Zvi Belling really has helped to create something grand.
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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