I am obviously a massive fan of all the guys down at the Arts Hole. I love their work, both individually and collectively – and even though I was pretty damned tired last weekend, I took myself off to their first group show “After Dark” last Saturday night, and Im damned glad I did.
A lot of great work, a whole bunch of great people in attendance – this is the thing that great group shows are made of. Oh, and if you didnt see this? Arts Hole residents Chasing Ghosts have their event tomorrow night with That One Show – the Melbourne street art awards exhibition, so you should go check it out.
Anyways, in the meantime, take a look at all the greatness that was last Saturday night!
Got word of this rad show hitting Sydney this Friday night, with a couple of names that I’ve had my eye on for a while – Nico, Ox and SMC.
Looks to be a whole load of cool illustrative, type based goodness – check out some of the artists …
"A show of Illustration, painting and print by Sydney artists THE NIGHT.
OX – SOLD OUT! A type based illustration series on advertising and addiction. The speed we consume imagery in the internet age and the romance of consuming the shit that will kill us http://theoxking.tumblr.com/
NICO – SENTINELS - A hallucinatory series of neo-folk art featuring themes of magic, occultism and totemic iconography. http://www.artofnico.com/
SMC – ‘STRICTLY COMMERCIAL’ (HOT OFF THA’ PRESS). First edition prints of hand drawn and digital/ vector poster graphics. Symbolism, Iconology, Typography and EEEK-ISM. Specifically designed for print production. http://smc3.net/
Free drinks by WHITE RABBIT"’
Love these guys artwork, would be a really great show to get to – head over there on Friday night, Sydney!!
Who: Nico, Ox, SMC What: The Night group show Where: Workshop, 86 Broadway St, Chippendale, Sydney When: Opening night Friday the 13th 6pm – 10pm. Show runs until Sunday the 15th December
My first step into the Arts Hole, was like walking into a bar and just knowing that you’d be returning again, and again and again (oh hi, Blue Bar). Full of a mass of creative talent of epic variety, from clothing to prints, to street art, graffiti and stencil art, photography and blogging, the entire space was a hive of relentless activity as all the artists … well, created the fuck out of shit haha.
Now, they’re having their first group show, this weekend down at NBHD Neanderthal – and its going to be mintox!
Themed around what happens when the lights turn off and day turns to night, the twelve resident artists of The Arts Hole have produced new work showcasing our different styles, mediums and techniques."
Always great to see a show on a Saturday night, as well!! Can’t wait to head down to Commercial Rd this weekend to check it all out.
Who: 23rd key, A.Mac, Chasing Ghosts, Chehehe, Gizmodojo, Glewtwo, Le’boeuf, Losop, Miranda Scherger, Ohnoes, Saul Attack, Unwell Bunny What: After Dark – The Arts Hole group show Where: NBHD Neanderthal, 153 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, Melbourne When: Show opens 6pm til 3am, Saturday 7th December 2013
IF you’re sharp, you’ll have noticed that for the past two weeks we havent posted up any snapshots – an unusual occurance for us, given how much is going on. Alas, our gallery software got all b0rked up and we werent able to upload any gallery images! Thankfully, this is now fixed .. and along with the fix comes a whole new gallery style – hope you enjoy it!
To kick off this new style, what better than David Russells latest favourite pieces of street art from around Melbourne for October? Check out his pics for what was cool and grand over the past month … and stay tuned for a heap more pics to come over the next few days, we have almost three weeks of catching up to do …
Every year, when Semi-Permanent comes around, there is one event that we just dont miss, and thats the annual JAGS exhibition.
Just Another is one of our favourite agencies, and their artists stable is second to none, containing some of the higher calibre talent in the country, (and out of it!) – and one of their group shows is always awesome.
"In conjunction with Semi-Permanent Melbourne, Just Another Agency brings you the fourth instalment of their annual “Just Another Group Show” – an exhibition celebrating the diversity and eclectic nature of the agency’s stable of artists. Each artist involved has been asked to create a single piece of work showcasing their unique style, formatted to a square."
If there is one show that you go to see every year, this is the one – head down there this Thursday night to see it for yourself!
Who: Pretty much the entire Just Another artist stable, which you can check out here. What: Just Another Group Show 2013 Where: 361 Little Lonsdale st, (Entry via Heape Crt) When: Show opens Thursday 24th October from 6pm til 9pm and runs until the 27th October
This coming Friday, Marcel will celebrate the official opening of their shared studio space with a typographic exhibition.
In conjunction with Three Word Advice, the show will feature fifteen local artists, designers and illustrators showcasing their diverse styles, with limited edition runs of risograph prints.
With such a varied lineup this exhibition promises to whet your eye-candy appetite!
Who: Andrew Frazer – adf designs, Adam Cicchini, Amanda Preston, Agnus Dales – DFNKT DSGN, Ash Pederick – The Design Threat, Ben Wright, Bruno Booth, Chris Haines – Neon Dreams, Chris Nixon, Corey James, Edward Stroud, Ika Jumali – Cheeks, Jarrad Burley – THNK, Maegan Brown, Matt Redway What: Opening Exhibition – Marcel x Three Word Advice Where: Marcel 5/37 Railway Parade, Mount Lawley, Perth When: Friday 11th of October 2013 6pm – 8pm
Over the past few months, Ero embarked upon a rather cool little project in his spare time to paint up one of the latest additions to the Melbourne food truck renaissance – Ghost Kitchen.
“‘Ghost Kitchen’ came about due to there being ceremonial customs where food and drink is provided to ghosts, gods and ancestors in Taiwanese culture.
Ghost Kitchen’s food is a reflection of Taiwan combining both traditional and contemporary approaches. With a sense of duty and respect for the traditions of Taiwan the catering menu remains faithful to the recipes of Taiwan’s ancestors. We believe in food that is essentially healthy, nutritious but with an explosion of flavour.”
Sounds like some good damn food to me – and Ero, a rad New Zealand ex-pat living here in Melbourne, was particularly well suited with his style to this whole presentation, as you can see from all the awesome photos that David Russell got for us below!! Enjoy!
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
I always love a good collaborative show, seeing work from these kinds of things often leads to new and interesting works that you would never – those brilliant combinations from likeminded artists who are thrown together by a theme …
It also feel’s like a bit of Disney themed month this month, with the opening tomorrow of RAT up in Sydney – some great names involved, as well, Dale Bigeni, Ben Brown, Mulga, Hules, Alex Lehours and Teem to name but a few!
"RAT features some of the East coast’s freshest and talented street, surf and fine artists – collaborating together to present to you a pop interpretation of the rat race. The biggest rat of them all : MICKEY MOUSE."
Head down to William St tomorrow night for a fun filled mousetastic evening (yeah, I said that!). Theres also a bunch of DJs and shit on, and it goes well late at night … so theres plenty of time to see it during the evening!
Who: Lee Mcconnell, Mulga, Ben Brown, Alex Lehours, Trait, Mike Watt, Luke Okay, Benjamin Fesselet, Marc Adam, Dale Bigeni, Lucy O’doherty, Teem, Keo Match, Alexander Roberts, Michael Delmar, Matt Black, Grizzle – Pigeon Boy, Mitch Revss, Hules , Sal Reynolds What: Rat: A collaborative exhibition Where: 113 William St, Darlinghurst, Sydney When: Show opens Friday 30th August from pm til 3am!!!
It’s always great to see good artists doing different shit, especially when it allows them to flex their creative style in view of a different audience – that’s what Numskull had a chance to do recently when he helped design the cover for Sunday Style magazine (which comes out with the Herald Sun and the Sydney Telegraph) with none other than Miranda Kerr as his muse!
As Numskull said in the Telegraph piece that covered the whole thing (which is worth the read):
"Fashion takes from art and art takes from fashion – the relationship is mutual. For me, inspiration comes from old comic books and random bits of fashion. Like me, Miranda has recently joined parenthood. Someone with her fame and career must have a lot on her table, so I wanted to fill the cover with as much stuff as possible to represent this."
Check out the interview and video piece with Numskull about it all below! Spewing I missed this – would love a copy of it!
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