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Through The Lens April – With David Russell Photography

Last month saw burners going up all over Melbourne, with artists such as Askew 1, Guido Vanhelten, Adnate, Fintan Magee, Rone & Mayo, dropping an awesome production down Easey Street, Collingwood, organised by Shaun Hossack from the Juddy Roller Creative.

April also saw Dvate put up some killer pieces and with the return of Melbourne favourite Phibs, visiting for a short spray-cation, also artist’s such as Nemco didn’t escape my lens either, bringing his unique style and flavour all over the streets of Melbourne, its always good to see something fresh.

Not to forget artist’s Jack Douglas, Buttons, Mike Makatron, Duke Styles, Porno, Heesco and Sirum, these are artist’s constantly pushing their craft, till next month get out there and explore the world of Street and Graffiti, Peace.

 

 

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Exhibition – Something For The Rest Of Us – By Astrowitch – At Off The Kerb Gallery

SOMETHING FOR THE REST OF US

BY ASTROWITCH

“Something for the rest of us is intended to be a celebration and exploration of queer identities and aesthetics through a brightly coloured and stylised portraiture of queer people.

So much of the world is designed to accommodate heteronormative, cisnormative and male perspectives that I just wanted to make a little space for everyone else.

In the show, as in all my work for the past two years all of the paintings are of queer identified people (including a broad range of identities on the lgbt+ spectrum).

This show also marks over one year of the “Queer The Streets” project, in which I have been installing images of queer identified people in public spaces throughout Melbourne.

Who: Astrowitch.

What: Something For The Rest Of Us.

Where: Off The Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.

When: Fri, 1st-15th May, 6-9pm.

Facebook event here

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Exhibition – Arcadia – At Off The Kerb Gallery

ARCADIA

OFF THE KERB’S 8th BIRTHDAY SHOW SUPPORTING CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS.

Arcadia; a real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.

As artists, our imagination plays an important role on our craft, without our imagination there would be no finished product, our imagination fuels wanderlust and helps us escape to the place that drives our ideas our passion and fantasies; this is what leads to our art making, our imagination is our very own Arcadia.

For our 8th Birthday Charity group show, we are raising funds for Clowns Without Borders Australia, Clowns Without Borders Australia aims to improve the emotional condition of life for children and communities living in crisis.

They strive to bring relief to people affected by poverty, war, disease and disaster by using laughter, humour and play.

In this group exhibition Off The Kerb will donate 25% of the proceeds from all artwork sales and additional financial donations to Clowns Without Borders Australia.

 

Who: Amy Gray, Andrew Laba, Astrowitch, Auf Wiedersehen, Barek, Basak Savcigil, Cameron Brideoake, Chantelle Key, Christian Vine, Christina Aprozeanu, David Lee Pereira, DEV, Edie Botha,Emily Brookfield, Emily Wright, Erin Greer, Ha Ha, I & The Others, Jacob Coppedge, Jason Parker, Jodie Fiala, Kat Scarlet, Launa Winship, Lauren Guymer, Liam Snootle, Loretta Lizio, Lucy Yu, Marta Lesoro, Mitch Walder, Rebecca Armstrong, Ree Nakada, Sam Lynne, Sian Song, Skye Williams, Taylor Brokeman, Thirty6, Tim Willis, Trish Leone, YMT.

What: Arcadia.

When: This Friday the 10th of April, from 6-9pm, till the 24th of April.

Where:  Off The Kerb, 66B Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.

Facebook event here

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Snapshots – Herbarium – Rus Kidd – Blender Studios

Rus Kidd had his first solo show last week called Herbarium at the iconic Blender studios, this show saw him bring his unique style

into the home of street art, where he also has his studio and is an active member of the Blender creative.

In case you missed the show here are some pics I managed to get on the opening night.

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Snapshots – Choqworld – Juddy Roller

last week saw the very talented French artist Choq with his solo show Choqworld at Juddy Roller, the show featuring his unique style which Melbourne has fallen in love with.

His way of painting everyday scenes he comes across in his travels always puts a smile on my face,  I was even lucky enough to purchase a piece myself, as were many others on the night with the show almost selling out.

In case you missed the show here are some photos I managed to take.

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Exhibition – Herbarium – Ruskidd – Blender Studio’s

Blender Studios present ‘Herbarium’, Ruskidd’s first major solo exhibition.

Herbarium explores the exotic patterns, organic shapes and vibrant colours found in flora and fauna. Ruskidd has created a collection of artworks featuring a variety of paintings and installations.

Over the past 5 years, Ruskidd has developed a unique and diverse style for large murals on the street and smaller scale paintings. His work engages the viewer with bright vibrant colours, free flowing organic lines and recurring motifs. Ruskidd’s evolving style explores various mediums that experiment with new found techniques. Always pushing the boundaries to create interesting and unique works that adapt to any scale and environment.

Featuring a live screen-printing session of limited run tees and Uncle Dave’s Home-brew beers on tap!

Exhibition ongoing until the 27th of March.

Who: Ruskidd.

What: Herbarium.

When: This Friday from 7pm – 20th March – 27th March.

Where: At The Blender Studios, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne, entry via lane way.

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Exhibition – Choq World – At Juddy Roller

I can’t wait for Choq’s solo show this Friday night, I have been watching the progress over the last few months and all I can say is don’t miss this one.

Juddy Roller Presents – Choq World
Acclaimed Parisian street artist Choq’s first Australian solo show + launch for new video work by Choq and Selina Miles.
On Friday the 20th March, Juddy Roller is proud to present Choqworld, a solo exhibition based on the life and times, both good and bad of Choq’s world. 

Growing up in the gritty outer suburbs of the world’s most “romantic” city, Choq knows all to well about the dark underbelly of a place known only for it’s romantic scenery and artistic and cultural roots. 

It’s this dark underbelly that has led Choq down a path to recreate this world in a way we can all relate to. The work subtlety reflects his inner most personal longings, his dreams and his goals. 

His weapon of choice to express such complex emotions? Cartoons of course. 

Choq uses his cartoon worlds as a way to connect with a range of people; both young and old, rich and poor. This is the inherent beauty in Choq’s work. He crosses socio-economic values and ties in an attempt to bring people together as a whole and forget about the superficial differences. 

His work explores complex themes and attempts to offer a satirical critique of the modern world.

For one weekend only, Choqworld is set and the main exhibition space is being completely transformed. Don’t miss this one.

Presented by Juddy Roller.

Watch the video here – http://juddyroller.com.au/project/4-pines-brand-activation/

 

Who: Choq.

What: Choq World.

When: This Friday the 20th of March from 6pm.

Where: Juddy Roller – Corner of Johnston and Chapel St, Fitzroy.

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Through The Lens February – David Russell Photography

Last month saw some amazing work from Melbourne’s graffiti and street art community, painting all manner of shapes and sizes from small canvases to mega productions spanning as far as the boom arm would allow.

As for the laneways there is always a fresh burner or two amongst all the of the mess, which I love so much all those layers Its like a living breathing entity.

I can’t wait to bring you next months crop of photos, already so much happened and we are only four days in to the month of March, till then peace out peeps

 

 

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Amazing Street Art Collaboration – Little Smith Lane – Collingwood

This would have to be one of my favourite walls so far this year and the key word is collaboration, artists such as Bryan Itch, Mike Makatron, Plea, Damon Soule, Nitsua, Adam Paquette, Stiff  Ives and Sparkles, all came together to create something pretty special.

 

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Exhibition – Never Ending – By Creature Creature – At No Vacancy Gallery

Next Friday be sure to get along to “Never Ending” an amazing show put together by Creature Creature, I helped launch these guys in Melbourne by curating their first solo show “Bruiser” at Chaotic Gallery over two years ago, its been a pleasure to work with and watch these guys on their journey with their unique style.

2015 is a big year for CreatureCreature as they prepare their next elaborate solo show at No Vacancy QV Gallery. Running from January 28 through to February 8, Never Ending is curated by Joshua Smith of Espionage Gallery and will officially launch on Friday January 30 at 6pm.

CreatureCreature is the artist duo Chanel Tang and Ambrose Rehorek who together play with concepts of duality, East meets West mentality, and the natural world. They first met at university studying fine art and commercial graphic design and as they ‘flirted their way through drawing’ formed an official union in 2011 under one name, CreatureCreature.

Since then, they have worked together creating murals in the south in the front office spaces of Revolver Creative, exhibiting at Chaotic Gallery in 2013, Just Another Agency and Rtist Gallery.

The new collection ‘Never Ending’ will showcase all their skills to date — a blend of illustration and design with strong historical Japanese references, mixed with a love of street art and contemporary symbols. It is heavily inspired by the feeling of movement and freedom in skate culture along with music produced by beat-makers who mix hip hop with a traditional Japanese atmospheric ideals. Chanel excitedly reveals “… Expect everything from drawings and paintings, to skate decks, vinyl toys, t-shirts and small installations.”

Who: Creature Creature

What: Never Ending

Where: No Vacancy Gallery 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3000

When: Friday, January 30th at 6pm-9pm

Facebook event here

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