Do you guys remember when the word LOV3 appeared overnight on top of the silos in Collingwood last year? I still have no idea how Bode Klein managed to paint those perfect letters at that height! Well he is now back in Melbourne for a while and he’s got an exhibition opening up at House of Bricks this coming Friday with some paintings and sculptures on show. Make sure you check it out, the sneak peeks are looking great and I’m looking forward to see the rest of the pieces! You can find more information on the event page or on Bode Klein‘s page.
Who: Bode Klein What: ENTANGL3 When: Opening night Friday 14th of March Where: House of Bricks, 40 Budd St, Collingwood
Whenever I hear the words “Be Free” and “exhibition” in the same sentence, I start wondering which exciting location I’m going to be directed to this time. After a string of collaborative shows held from galleries to random abandoned houses around the city, we will finally be able to attend Be Free’s first solo exhibition which will be held in… two different locations.In different ends of the city!
I’m not sure whether I should be going to Northcote or South Melbourne first, but it all sounds very interesting and I expect to be taken to two different and fascinating worlds, as the show will be exploring “two sides of the character’s personality” according to the event description says.
The exhibition opens this coming Friday, but meanwhile don’t forget to have a look at the super cute videos from Be Free below!
Last Friday night saw the opening of “Art Is Rubbish”, the latest solo show, and his first solo show in Malaysia, by Ernest Zacharevic in Georgetown.
I would have loved to have seen this show – looks absolutely brilliant, and just more of what we’ve come to expect from this talented artist. See a bunch of photos from Zachs fb page (by Allisamazing), as well as a great video from Ownlypenang below.
It looks intriguing, weird and most definitely cool – this is the book launch from Shida – "A Call To Spirits" and from the single page preview I’ve seen of it, below, it looks to be all that and more.
Launching this Friday night at the Silent Army Storeroom, tucked down in the back of Blender Studios, its great to see any kind of show from Shida – but even better to see a book from the man with words alongside his awesome art.
Limited to only 300 copies, its sure to be a nice piece for those who collect words and work, so head down there this Friday night and check it out and get yourself a copy!!
Who: Shida What: A Call To Spirits Where: The Silent Army Storeroom, Blender Studios, 110 franklin st, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: 6pm til late, Friday January 10th, 2014 – one night only.
Last week I had the chance to get down to the 6mod opening – a show put on by a bunch of artists, inlcuding Marian Machismo, FKN-MAD, Ruskidd and Carlotta Phelan.
It was a pretty interesting affair – the space itself was pretty damn cool, a nice cellar area that I can see has a lot of potential for a space for these kinds of projects. It was a strange mix of people down there, but it all seemed to work – check it all out for yourselves below!
David Russell got down to the opening of Backwoods Galleries latest group show, “A Study Of Eyes” – the second in a series of shows (after the wonderful A Study Of Hands) featuring local and international artists producing work around various parts of the human body.
““A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”
This year, Backwoods Gallery will present the second installment,“A Study Of Eyes”, an exhibition consisting of 45 pieces of original artwork based on the eye by some of the world’s leading artists.”
I actually never realised it was a decade long project – talk about epic. Check out all the photos from the most recent iteration below, courtesy of David Russell …
Once again David Russell has put together all of his favourite photos that he’s taken over the past month from around the streets of Melbourne – an absolute fine collection of work in this one, brilliant.
Oh ho ho ho … excuse me, while I get all excited about this one!Once again, the Blender Christmas party has come around, that time of year when all things Franklin St and creative celebrates another massive year of accomplishments by all the artists involved down at one of the cities finest artistic establishment!!
“The Blender Studios Christmas exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the art and party with the artists of Blender Studios. The hard work and dedication of the artists is evident in this annual event with 13 artists showcasing their work.
The exhibition will be hosted by Dark Horse Experiment and the studios will hold a series of performers and installations. The opening night is sure to be a stunning example of current practice in Melbourne right now. The opening night will include DJs, cutting edge performance artists, traditional works on canvas, live graffiti events, strange objects and dislocated renderings of suburbia.
After ten years the Blender Studios still hold true to the values of research, energy, independence and the solidarity.
With strong links to Melbourne Street Art and some of the most recognised and prolific artists calling the Blender home, the opening exhibition will attract a wide audience.The Blender Studios Christmas Exhibition, accompanied with a party, will open at Dark Horse Experiment on Friday 13th Dec, 2013 from 6 till late.”
I’ve been to the last few Blender Xmas parties, and I can safely say that this is one night on the Melbourne art calendar, and Xmas calendar, that you just can’t miss. Celebrations ahoy – seeyas there!!
Who: Adi, James Bonnici, Adrian Doyle, Michael Fikaris, Drew Funk, Heesco, George Manioudakis, Tim Sterling, Nick Ives,Sebastian Franz, Jo Harrison, Cam Scale,Paul Round and a bunch of DJs and performers What: Blender Studios Christmas Exhibition & Party Where: Blender Studios & Dark Horse Experiment, 110 Franklin St, Melbourne When: Friday 13th Dec, 2013 from 6 till late
I’m living vicariously by this video – I got back to Australia a little too late to make the opening, though I did go and see the show, I had heard that it got shut down … but 12,000 people for an artist who got his start on the streets of Perth.
Damn fine, and well done man.
"Police were forced to close down the opening night of Ian Strange’s exhibition,SUBURBAN, due to the overwhelming number of people unable to get into the event that had spilled onto the streets surrounding the National Gallery of Victoria.
The popularity of the opening night was mirrored in overall attendance figures that saw visitation exceed 12,000 people over the duration of the exhibition.
“The response to the exhibition was phenomenal, ” said Strange. “To have that many people see something I dedicated such a large amount of time and effort too is truly humbling.”
At the conclusion of the exhibition, the artist’s first major museum showing, the National Gallery of Victoria acquired all eleven photographic works and the three-channel video work, Suburban, for their permanent collection.
Strange has recently commenced work on a new, site-specific project in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand and has been announced as one of only 24 artists to be included in the 2014 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art."
Check out the video of the whole recap below, awesome.
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