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Snapshots – Cult Leader – At The House Of Bricks

The House Of Bricks has done it again, putting on a great night featuring some pretty cool pieces by artist’s Bailer, Putos, Shay Bakar, Dominoe Phillips, Kid Silk, Max Richards, Adele Wilkes and Mr Muppet.

Fresh pizza cooked in a mud brick oven and cocktail slurpees for all who attended, not a bad way to spend a Thursday night in Collingwood.

Here are a bunch of pics I got while there enjoy…Peace

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Exhibition – Flat Bend – Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura – Backwoods Gallery – Collingwood

Be sure to get down to Backwoods Gallery this Friday night at 6pm and check out the work of Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura at Backwoods Gallery.

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Who: Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura

What: Flat Blend

Where: Backwoods Gallery, Easey Street Collingwood.

When: This Friday the October the 24th

Facebook event here

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Exhibition – Tales From The Sketch Book – Barek Art – Off The Kerb Gallery

Be sure to get down to Off The Kerb, this friday to check the wonderful work of Barek, who’s pasteups have been gracing the streets of Melbourne for a few years now.

A wonderful mix of animals, trolls and the ever adventurous Barek, these pieces always seem to breathe life in to the urban landscape in the most wonderful way.

Tales from the Sketchbook

A journey into my sketchbook, highlighting 3 characters. Travel the arctic tundra with The Huntress, discover the secrets of the deep sea kelp forest – home of the Kelp Maiden and look into the black and white world of The Sorceress.

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Who: Barek.

What: Tales From The The Sketchbook.

Where: Off The Kerb – 668 Johnston Street Collingwood.

When: This Friday The 17th Of October.

 

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Event – Sticky Fingers Apparel Label Launch and Show – At K+N Studios In Richmond

Be sure to get along to my good mate, Sticky Fingers apparel Launch party in a couple of weeks, he has a rad clothing range with some of the coolest characters.

I was lucky enough to receive one in the mail, so don’t miss out see you guys there.

Number 1. An opportunity to check out the range of tshirts from Sticky Fingers Apparel together with fresh works from the contributing artists.
The day kicks off at noon with the works of the artists on display. Their tshirts will also be available, so you can get the right size and skip the postage cost!
The street art book ‘figment’ from AllThoseShapes will be on sale too.
At around 8:30 we will wind down the store and turn up the volume with some music from “euonim”

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Who: Sticky Fingers Apparel

What: Sticky Fingers Apparel Label Launch and Show

When: October the 25th from 12pm

Where: K + N Studios 25 Wangaratta St, Richmond 3121

Face book event here 

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Video – Transitions – DOES

Check out this great video featuring DOES called Transitions, capturing his travels around the globe, where he finds a lot of inspiration for his work.

There is also some footage of his past career in the national soccer league where he was very successful, until an injury sidelined his soccer career, he then focussed his talents on his art.

I was lucky enough to see DOES paint all over Melbourne when he was here last, after watching this video it was good to understand where his inspiration comes from.

 

‘Transition’ Documentary from Digitaldoes on Vimeo.

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Exhibition – Heesco – Liminal – Sydney

Our good mate Heesco has a new show coming up, this time at The Tate in Sydney!

Its been a while since we saw a solo show from the man, who has been busy over the last year painting across Oz, Mongolia and NYC – and having seen the new direction that the work in this show has been taking over the past six months or so, we’re pretty excited to see how it all turns out. This latest show veers towards the abstract, but abstract in the way that is more than familiar for those of you that know Heescos work. Explosive, elemental and with a shitload of energy, Heescos Liminal is a gorgeous riot of colour.

“Liminal – adjective

1. relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process.

2. occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold.

With Liminal, there is a hyperfocus at the central point of Heesco’s many and varied influences from graffiti, comics, fantasy and sci-fi illustration to gestural and hard-edge abstraction, surrealism, and age-old figurative painting. It’s

an epic clash of opposing ideals and dynamics resulting in works that burst with energy, vibrancy and undeniable artistic skill.

The paintings are visceral and hypnotic, which exude elements and ideas from his Mongolian upbringing clashing with contemporary urban culture. The result is a unique new category that only Heesco can own. These works are a must see in person.

Heesco is an internationally recognised graffiti and street artist based in Melbourne – for catalogue enquiries contact heesco@heesco.com”

Check out a few of the images of works from the show, and see the mad new direction that Heescos work has taken recently.

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Also, heres a small sampling of the show and some of the work in this preview video from Michael Danischewski! Head down to The Tate this Wednesday to see the show for yourselves.

HEESCO- Liminal from Michael Danischewski on Vimeo.

Who: Heesco
What: Liminal Solo show
Where: The Tate, 345 Glebe Pt Rod, Glebe, Sydney
When: Show opens Wednesday October 3rd from 6pm til 9pm, and runs for a week

Check out the facebook event page for more info!!

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Feature & Snapshots – An Eminent Takeover – Singapore

It’s been almost three months now since I packed up my bags and moved to Singapore for work (and you can probably tell how busy its been with my lack of regular posts here lately). In that time, I’ve painted a whole bunch, met a whole bunch of rad artists and had the opportunity to participate in one of the coolest things I have seen, artistically, in Singapore on my many trips here.

I first heard about An Eminent Takeover just after I arrived, when in a chance meeting I was told that a special project was in the works to convert an old dilapidated “vice mall” into a spontaneous, artist embellished space. Due to be knocked down, Eminent Plaza was a place of … well, dubious activity. “Massage” parlours full of happy endings and k-bars full of scantily clad women, probably the best thing about it was that it is next door to Lavender Food Square – one of Singapores awesome Hawker centres.

Now, in its place, a big office building is about to be constructed, but in the weeks leading up to its closure last weekend, it took on a new life as one of the coolest installation spaces I have seen – anywhere – An Eminent Takeover.

Having had the chance to paint one of the main road facing walls early on in the event, I spent my “away from the sun time” looking around. At that stage, there were some cool bits and piece happening inside the building, but nothing that would come close to what it would resemble after three weeks of constant artistic action. Illustrations on walls, interactive performances, the “Lavenda Health Spa” converted into a weird, intriguing installation space, and, of course, graffiti and other intemporary art covering walls and spaces throughout the building – it was real poetry in motion shit, and every weekend I was surprised all over again but whatever new had been created.

This was something that money cant buy – in a city where art is often overly commodified, and where money is spent on trying to improve the aritstic culture, An Eminent Takeover proved that you really cant buy some of the best things that artists have to offer – everyone who did work down there volunteered it. To have been able to witness the evolution of the space in a place where conservatism is a way of life, it was, I hope, a harbinger of what could be possible if that overt conservatism is relaxed a little, and artists are allowed to do what they want to do without restriction, and left to have free reign over whatever they wish to create. Of course, there were some minor caveats – overtly political artworks were still quite absent, and the constant worry that it could all get shut down before its ending was, Im sure, in the curators and project managers minds throughout – but this ended up not being a problem, and that was also quite telling. I do wonder if but even a handful of years ago, that something like this may not have even been possible.

A constant stream of people, a plethora of general public stopping to take photos and explore he maze like interior of the building, and artists from all walks of life – musicians, writers, photographers, sculptors, illustrators and some of the best graffiti artists in Singapore, all came together to create an experience quite unlike anything I’ve seen – even in Melbourne.

Check out this great video about the event from the Today newspaper – awesome 3 minute recap worth watching!

For all the creativity inside, everyone who went in knew it was impermanent – as of now, its all shut down, and the wrecking balls will arrive shortly. Walls will be knocked down, fragments of painted bricks will be discarded, and Eminent Plaza will remain only in the minds, photos, sounds and videos that were created as a part of its documentation. For me, a big thankyou to the organisers, especially Elisa Lam, the project manager, and curators Naomi Wang and Razi Razak, who made it all possible – you guys did something really, really fucking cool, and I cant wait to see what you think of next.

Enjoy the photos, an take your time – there are a shitloads, and all worth the viewing. For more info, and other documentation of the event, check out the facebook page.

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“A collaborative community project by Tact Space x THE RSC

The hashtag ‘urbanisme’ begins an exploration on the role of urban cities through the involvement of collectives – Tact Space and THE RSC. Thus begins “An Eminent Takeover” – A potently reactive and multi-disciplinary collaboration that activates creativity through art and music.

The “Takeover” will occur at the Eminent Plaza in the month of September 2014 with artworks and music acts populating disused KTV lounges, massage parlours and office cubicles. As a site of spontaneity and reflection, Eminent Plaza’s notorious “vice mall” reputation re-focuses discussions on Singapore’s increasingly sanitised persona, triggering much imagination on the conception and idea of the ‘Urban Character’.

The Eminent Plaza built in the 1980s is slated for demolition in October 2014. We are opening the building doors for one last retrospective peak. Throughout the month long “Takeover”, anticipate amongst other projects, the majestic return of the “Identite Series”. Come bid adieu and share this amazing experience with us.

Weekday Hours 6-10pm
Weekend Hours 3-8pm
Earlier hours by appointment –
Please email aneminenttakeover@gmail.com

Artists
Adeline Kueh
Khairuddin Hori
Kray Chen
Liana Yang
Malvina Tan
Mojoko
Shawn Lim
Puzle
Jamit
Olivia Sari-Goerlach
Daiso
Klaxx
Facter
Annabel Ling
ZincNiteCrew(ZNC)
Code
Terrence Teo
Kristal Melson
RSCLS
Paul Irving Pereira
Clog Two
AK47
Benjamin Ho
Steph Choy
Jason Lim
Daniela Beltrani
Chand Chandramohan
Terry Wee
Morine Liang
Asanul Nazryn
Ziggy Ziggz
Tang Wen
Terry Jacobson
Untitled Project
Sabrina Koh
Grace Leong
Agnes M K Yit
Beng
Band of doodlers

LASALLE Fine Arts MA & BA Alumni
Ade Putra Safar bin Fuad
Adeline Kueh
Fyerool Darma
Giada Tagliamonte
Gilly Beal
Hafiz Osman
Hilmi Johandi
Homa Shojaie
Hong Huazheng
Janka Szabad
Julienne Tan
Madhvee Deb
Warren Khong

Nafa Fine Art Diploma & Graduates
Fyon Cheong
Kylie Tamara
Syamil Dasuki
Lin Yu Hao
Muralindran
Chaik Hong
McCoy Yip Chun Yong

Project Manager
Elisa Lam

Curators
Naomi Wang
Razi Razak

Lapsap studio. Bands residency – Cashew Chemists, Pleasantry and A N E C H O I S

Artist studio residency – Speak Cryptic

Supported by Statement, Fhage, DCNSTRCT, Canopus Distro and DUNCE.

Official food court – Lavender Food Square. (Also known as Lavender Food Court)”

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Exhibition – Stormie Mills – FTW – Metro Gallery – Armadale

After catching up with Stormy in Perth for PUBLIC, we’re g;ad to announce he’s coming to Melbourne for his latest show at Metro Gallery next week!!! The preview works below look amazing, so were looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for the show. We’ll see you at the opening.

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Who: Stormie Mills.

What: ‘FTW’.

When: Next Thursday the 25th of Sept from 6pm. Runs until the 12th of October.

Where: Metro Gallery. 1214 High Street Armadale.

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Exhibition – Revolver Staff Art Show – Seasons Of Change Spring – Revolver – Prahran

If your looking for something to do this Friday night, get down to Revolver and check out Seasons of change spring exhibition.

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Who: Revolver arts

What: Seasons of change spring.

When: This Friday the 5th of September.

Where: At Revolver upstairs.

Facebook event  here

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Exhibition – Welcome to Black Canyon – Melbourne

We have always loved shows curated by Sean morris, and even better than a Sean curated show is him teaming up with Tom Groves from Knock Knock magazine fame for a new project – Black Canyon!

“The first venture from new Australian arts project Black Canyon opens in Melbourne next Friday, August 29.

‘Welcome To Black Canyon’ is set to feature large-scale print work by a lineup of artists from Spain, France, England, Canada, Germany and the USA (many of whom have never shown in Australia before) alongside a slew of local favourites.

Launching on the night will be the limited run risograph publication ‘Black Canyon Vision Quest 1′. A collection of bold, aggressive illustration and design,Vision Quest 1 Is Black Canyon’s statement of intent. No frills, no filler, just 16 young artists making uncompromising work.

Black Canyon is a collaboration between Sean Morris and Tom Groves, who first worked together on the ‘Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos’ group show at Backwoods Gallery in March of this year. It was the last in a trilogy of Magic Weirdos shows curated by Morris, which were greeted by big crowds in Melbourne, Perth and London.

The show runs until 5pm on Sunday August 31. Check the full lineup below:

SIMON LANDREIN (FR) IRKUS M. ZEBERIO (ESP) WE BUY YOUR KIDS (AUS) FRENCH (UK) TINA LUGO (USA) CHRIS YEE (AUS) JASPER DUNK (UK) CAITLIN SHEARER (AUS) JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON (AUS) BEN CONSTANTINE (AUS) NATHAN BROWN (CAN) MADDY YOUNG (AUS) BENE ROHLMANN (GER) EMMA WIESENEKKER (AUS) JUMBO (AUS) REGINALD PEAN (USA)”

Looks like a really fun show with a bunch of artists new to many of our eyes, as well as some familiar – head down and check it out for yourselves

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Who: SIMON LANDREIN (FR) IRKUS M. ZEBERIO (ESP) WE BUY YOUR KIDS (AUS) FRENCH (UK) TINA LUGO (USA) CHRIS YEE (AUS) JASPER DUNK (UK) CAITLIN SHEARER (AUS) JAMES JIRAT PATRADOON (AUS) BEN CONSTANTINE (AUS) NATHAN BROWN (CAN) MADDY YOUNG (AUS) BENE ROHLMANN (GER) EMMA WIESENEKKER (AUS) JUMBO (AUS) REGINALD PEAN (USA)
What: Welcome To Black Canyon
Where: 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
When: FRIDAY 29/9 6pm – 9pm
SATURDAY 30/9 12pm – 6pm
SUNDAY 31/9 12pm – 5pm

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

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