Melbourne artist Shawn Lu has created his recent mural, The Biker, outside the Juddy Roller studios in Fitzroy, Melbourne.
The Biker was completed over three days using house-hold acrylic paint and a brush, which allowed for the level of detail indicative of Shawn’s drawing style.
The video gives an insight into the artist’s process and development of the mural, beginning with his sketch and concluding with a time-lapse of the mural being completed.
The Biker resonates the feeling of wanting to escape to nowhere in particular, and having gotten there enjoying a quiet reflective moment.
Shawn is an artist who creates scenes inspired by modern folk-lore and urban legend. Practicing mainly as an illustrator, his detailed pen and ink drawings are reminiscent of etchings by Gustave Dore. He works out of the Juddy Roller Studios in Melbourne.
To see more of Shawn’s work, go to his website: shamuslu.com, or find him on Instagram: @shamuslu
Art & Dharma is a pseudonym for Melbourne-based stencil artist Elliot Clayfield, who has been creating stencil art for the past three years. His subject matter is often inspired by people’s resilience in the face of hardship, and the desire to make a difference in the world. Art & Dharma cites travel and Buddhism as his biggest inspirations. With a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Art & Dharma seeks a clean, structured style that combines aspects of both art and design. Art & Dharma likes the often obscure and seemingly random shapes of stencils that when layered reveal detail, and tries to maintain a happy medium between a stylistic, and realistic approach.
For every sale made, a contribution will go to the ‘Charity: Water’ organisation who help remote villages around the world gain access to clean water, as well as ‘The Click Foundation’ who raise epilepsy awareness and are searching for a cure.
This event is not only about the art. It is also about raising vital funds for worthwhile causes. You are warmly encouraged to dig deep and donate.
Charity: Water http://www.charitywater.org/
Opening their doors at 6pm, Friday the 3rd of July, Juddy Roller is proud to present you one of Australia’s most iconic street artists Ears. This is Ears’ first Melbourne solo show in over 4 years.
Tree Spirits is a culmination of work that Ears has produced during a month long residency at Juddy Roller, using the entire gallery space as his studio to produce a mix of large format and smaller mixed media paintings on canvas and wood panel.
Tree Spirits delivers of a series of imagined landscapes that reference mountainous Australian bush lands, accompanied by floating portraits warped by playful line work offset by sparse graphic elements.
In his latest body of work, Ears uses bold colours and geometric lines to create compositions born of a street context yet taken further into ideas of symmetry and form, utilising the tension between the man made world and the natural environment.
Ears is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sound, painting, video and photography. Ears’ work was born in the street and has matured into a successful fine art career, with many solo shows under his belt and multiple curatorial projects.
Juddy Roller, one of Melbourne’s most iconic street art studios is located in a unique warehouse space in one of Fitzroy, Melbourne’s most colourful lane ways.
Juddy Roller is owned and operated by Shaun Hossack and Matt Careri, the founders of Juddy Roller Studios and The Wall to Wall Festival, Benalla.
To hear more about the show and find out about up coming shows at Juddy Roller, check the blog at www.juddyroller.com.au or sign up for our mailing list.
Who: Ears (Daniel O’Toole)
What: Tree Spirits.
When: Friday 3rd July, 2015, from 6pm
Where: Juddy Roller Studios, corner of Johnston and Chapel Street, Fitzroy.
This is one project that was close to my heart, over five long, cold, wet days a colourfully decorated building emerged from its old grey exterior, breathing life into an otherwise drab surrounds.
I think we managed to achieve what we set out to do and that was represent the refugees in a positive light, to give them something beautifully inspiring, I got the chance to speak to many people and the overall vibe I got was they all loved it.
Artsits, Dvate, Conrad Bizjak, Heesco, Mike Makatron and Duke Style, really delivered the goods, covering the entire building over 100 meters long with a rainbow inspired palette, Heesco and Dvate dropped two insanely good portraits one of Malcolm Fraser the other was five faces mixed together.
So if you want to check out this mural head over to the Asylum Seekers Resources Centre, Nicholson Street, Footscray.
Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study of Camouflage – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series.
This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects. After more than successful exhibitions A Study of Hands, A Study of Eyes andA Study of Hair, the new show is focusing on a completely different subject – camouflage.
A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality.
Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.
Each artist participating at A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are:Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.
Who: Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
A joint art exhibition by Chuck Mayfield and Júlia Palazzo.
We invite you to experience a body of work inspired by glimpses of a world beyond consciousness, come and immerse yourself in a room decorated with art and objects from each artists dreamlands.
The beautiful and the bizarre will be displayed side by side in an environment that will delight the senses.
Who: Chuck Mayfield & Julia Palazzo. What: Visions Of Dreamland. When: Opening night is on this Thursday the 14th of May from 6pm, till the 26th of May. Where: Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith Street, Collingwood.
Here’s something that all our readers in Perth should be damn excited about, our good mate Hancock is about to launch his next show and it looks like an absolute ripper!
Having travelled around Europe for most of a year Hancock is most definitely back and has been churning out some of the best work that we’ve ever seen from him. Inspired by those darker corners, yet with a palette of colours that belies the subject matter, we’re pretty excited to see another solo show from the man!
“Depressionism is a new body of work by Perth born, Melbourne based artist Christopher Hancock. Created over the past six months, this body of work marks a significant shift in the artists practice. This series has seen Hancock develop an exhilarating new painting style, using complex figurative abstractions to explore dark and raw subject matter.
“These works have been created in a way that leaves behind pre-meditated construction and instead lends itself toward a process of chance and removed thinking. The application of the paint ranges from loose splashes of colour, to tightly refined areas, thus leaving room for the physical manifestation of emotion.”
Who: Chris Hancock What: Depressionism – New works on canvas by Christopher Hancock Where: The Bird, 181 William St, Northbridge, WA 6003 When: Opening Night, 4th of May 2015. Running until the 18th of May.