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!
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.
David Russells been a busy dude lately, snapping a whole bunch of shit all across the city – heres a few of his favourite shots of some of the latest of Melbournes street art and graffiti, check it all out …
The grand photography cool that is Michael Danischewski will be displaying a whole bunch of work up in Sydney this Wedneday night, as he launches his solo exhibition “Photographic Works”. We dont often follow photography here on Invurt, but there are a few cases where we do – especially when its a photographer who captures so much around street culture, graffiti and art, in such an awesome way, as Mike does!
“From delivering DIY zines in pizza boxes to taking the portraits of some of the world’s most mysterious luminaries, Michael Danischewski’s work spans across all media. Be it digital, video, print magazine and film, few photographers capture the spirit of a subterranean moment quite as well as the Melbourne based artist, who began shooting at punk gigs. Now working with clients as diverse as Lee Jeans and The Operatives, graffiti artists and musicians and collaborating with multidisciplinary crew Studio615, Michael’s underground aesthetic, curious eye and dexterous expertise has lead him to become one of Australia’s most coveted photographers.
Regularly armed with a Contax T3, a free spirit and a pocket full of film, Danischewski explores the underbelly of the cities he visits, capturing not only their subcultural movements, but also those individuals who are breaking new ground.”
If you’re around Sydney this week, you should head down to The Tate and check it all out – we last saw Mikes work in the 615 Group show, and it was, quite frankly, excellent.
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 …
Got an email today from the dudes over at The Tate – looks like we missed the exhibition opening on Wednesday night, but the best part is still ins tore this Saturday with the launch of the Print & Staple zine fair! With a huge amount of zines on offer from a whole bunch of artists, collectives and zine aficionados, its set to be a hell of a fun down down in Glebe – read on for more details …
“The Heavy Collective & Left Out Store are proud to present Print & Staple 2013. The project brings together a collection of independently published works from a slew of local and international creatives for exhibition and sale at Sydney’s The Tate. A veritable menagerie of DIY zines, paraphernalia and short run paper goods will be on offer for the discerning collector.
Print & Staple launches with an exhibition and night fair on Wednesday 2nd October, coming to a head on the Saturday, transforming the gallery space into zine fair free-for-all. So dust off your shelves, smash your piggy bank and make tracks to Print & Staple 2013.”
Head down to Glebe tomorrow to take a look at the whole shebang, and pick yourself up a whole bunch of collectable zines from the fair!
Who: Blood Of The Young, Heavy Collective, H2oe, James Jirat Patradoon, Left Out, Chris Yee, Dear Eastern Prom, No One Special, Stay Young, Pilpress, Black Mountain Books, Read It And Weep, Hamburger Eyes, Nighted, Bolo Paper, One Giant Arm, Planet Destroy What: Print & Staple Zine Fair Where: The Tate, The Toxteth 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe, Sydney When: Zine fair runs from 11:30am-5pm, Saturday October 5th 2013
Man, has it really been three years? With a whole bunch of mad shows on this Friday night in Melbourne, we’re all spoilt – and the city wide exhibition adventure one definite stop in your evening should be Paradise Hills third birthday celebrations.
It has been three years since the gallery doors opened for the first time and four years since artists began moving into the studio confines. So to celebrate this massive occasion we would like to warmly invite you to our third birthday celebration, which will feature an exhibition of the Paradise Hills studio artists
We are super excited to have such an amazing group of emerging and established artists working at the Paradise Hills studios, many of which have been finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Doug Moran prizes, just to name a few.
For the occasion of this exhibition, the gallery will be releasing a limited 100 edition catalogue of all the studio artists involved in this anniversary show. We will be giving 50 away to 50 lucky people throughout the opening night, 25 for the first in and 25 to revellers that stay on to support the awesome music acts. Also, as a fundraiser for the gallery, we will be holding a silent auction of two copies signed by all featured artists.
Definitely an enthusiastic collector’s dream. And of course, we will be featuring music all night (to be announced) to keep the festivities running until late.
So please join us and the artists to celebrate this gallery milestone and continue supporting our amazing Melbourne creative community."
Looks like it’ll be another fine evening over at Paradise Hills – happy birthday dudes!!
Who: Tony Lloyd, Michael Peck, Sophia Hewson, Natasha Bieniek, Luke Cornish (E.L.K.), Michael Staniak, Fabrizio Biviano, Annie Wang, Ian Paradine, Ryan Mcgennisken, Joseph Flynn, Hollie M Kelley, Emma Coulter, Kat Clarke, Danielle Chau, Saul Attack, Alisa Tanaka, Tiziana Borghese and the clothing wizadry of BOYWOLF What: The Hills Are Alive – Paradise Hills 3rd Birthday Where: Paradise Hills, Doonside St, Richmond, VIC When: Show opens 7pm Friday the 13th September 2013 and runs until the 12th October
This looks like a fun series of exhibitions – the guys over at Sydney Street Art project will be holding a bunch of shows showcasing some of the finest amongst the cities scene, starting with Hules and The Dirt this Friday.
"OFF THE WALL is series of exhibitions designed to explore the transient nature of art on the street – here today, buffed tomorrow.
The OFF THE WALL project provides a public canvas for street-based artists to showcase their talent – however brief that exhibit may be. We were there to capture the moments and create permanency through photography of an otherwise short-lived moment."
Big fans of these two artists, as well as Devlin Azzies photography, looking forward to hearing about it and to seeing what else they have up their sleeves for the next few shows!
Who: Hules, The Dirt & Devlin Azzie What: Off The Wall Part 1 Where: M2 Gallery, 4/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills, Sydney When: Show opens Friday 13th September from 6pm til 9pm and runs until 18th September
Last night I had the immense fortune to see something that you just don’t see very often (indeed, I don’t think that its ever been seen before from these two guys …).
Two of Melbournes undisputed Kings, Paris and Peril, held a kick ass solo show together down at Revolver, and I fkn loved it. One of the best components of the show were the pieces that they created from old photos of trains that they’d painted in the past – taking the images, placing them on canvas, and then recreating by hand the panels in paint and marker on top of them. Really brilliant idea, actually – and, they were also selling some of their original photography of the trains to boot – which, if you’re an avid aficionado, was a great chance to actually own a nice piece of Melbourne graffiti history. The limited edition Dangerfork print was, as always, fkn rad and nicely done as well.
The only thing that is a shame, is that this show is already gone from the walls, as it was only on for one night … its something I would have loved to have seen over and over again – and if you missed it, man, you really missed out. Massive respect to these two guys for just doing what they do, and doing it fkn grand.
Check out the photos of the pieces below … Big thanks to David Russell for all the shots!
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