Dirty Playground alongside du NORD bar are getting ready to launch 6 Months of Darkness – End of Darkness. The darkness ends with a celebration after a 4 month residency by Marian Machismo, FKN-MAD, Ruskidd and Carlotta Phelan.
From the Press Release: “With mediums such as video, paint and sculpture, the Six Months of Darkness (6MOD) crew has literally lived in the dark, and as the Nordic do, create in manic fervour. The artists will present their works at a launch party on December 5, a weekend of exhibition and a close on December 8.
Works from Marian Machismo, FKN-MAD, Ruskidd and Carlotta Phelan have been developed in the basement to reflect the theme of 6MOD and are for sale over the three-day period. The launch party will feature the static and interactive works alongside Amin Payne, Edd Fisher and Hudson James Jr.”
Check out this great little video preview of some of the work in the show …
My first step into the Arts Hole, was like walking into a bar and just knowing that you’d be returning again, and again and again (oh hi, Blue Bar). Full of a mass of creative talent of epic variety, from clothing to prints, to street art, graffiti and stencil art, photography and blogging, the entire space was a hive of relentless activity as all the artists … well, created the fuck out of shit haha.
Now, they’re having their first group show, this weekend down at NBHD Neanderthal – and its going to be mintox!
Themed around what happens when the lights turn off and day turns to night, the twelve resident artists of The Arts Hole have produced new work showcasing our different styles, mediums and techniques."
Always great to see a show on a Saturday night, as well!! Can’t wait to head down to Commercial Rd this weekend to check it all out.
Who: 23rd key, A.Mac, Chasing Ghosts, Chehehe, Gizmodojo, Glewtwo, Le’boeuf, Losop, Miranda Scherger, Ohnoes, Saul Attack, Unwell Bunny What: After Dark – The Arts Hole group show Where: NBHD Neanderthal, 153 Commercial Rd, South Yarra, Melbourne When: Show opens 6pm til 3am, Saturday 7th December 2013
Well, it been an epic road, and with two days of painting to go we’re almost ready to celebrate!
We cordially invite you to celebrate with us this Friday night, 29th of November, from 6pm to 9pm as the ALLYOURWALLS team and all the artists present the completion of the project!
ALLYOURWALLS brings together some of Melbourne’s finest graffiti crews/collectives and street artists, in a major makeover of Hosier and Rutledge Lanes, in order to celebrate the significant role street art and graffiti continues to play in Melbournes cultural life.
Located in central Melbourne, Hosier Lane, along with its cobbled ‘anabranch’ Rutledge Lane, first came to prominence as a venue for street art and graffiti in the 1990s. Since then, the walls of the lanes have functioned as an exhibition site for local and visiting international graffiti and street artists.
Over a period of two massive painting sessions during November, both Hosier and Rutledge Lanes have been completely transformed, top to bottom, by over 100 local graffiti and street artists – all of which will culminate this Friday night in an event in Hosier Lane, in homage to Melbourne graffiti and street art.
Huge, massive thankyou to EdInFocus for taking care of all the video media for us – keep an eye out in the next few weeks for the full feature.
Mistys diner will be providing a bunch of the nights entertainment, and there will not only be a chance to check out all the artwork, but there will be some special event-only video-graffiti displays that you have to check out!
Who: At last count, over 100 of Melbournes finest graffiti and street artists. What: ALLYOURWALLS Where: Hosier Lane, Melbourne When: Friday 29th November, 6pm til 9pm
Ahh man, I hate hearing that Espionage Gallery is getting squeezed by shitty fees and red tape, they’re one of the best things in Adelaide, promoting artists and generally doing wonders for the scene over there. Over the past two years, Joshua Smith and crew have worked wonders in that space – but now they’re having a few problems, and they’re asking for a bit of help …
"Espionage Gallery needs your help! Due to the rising costs of rent and maintenance bills the gallery is facing the threat of closure. To counteract, we’re aiming to raise $7000 through a Pozible campaign.
For those of you who don’t know, Pozible is a crowd funding website that helps raise money for creative projects – but unless the full amount of the campaign goal is met, the project won’t receive its funding. More details about Pozible can be found here: http://www.pozible.com/help/i/aboutus The money raised from our campaign will assist with ongoing maintenance costs, as well as opening a small shop in the gallery to stock books, t-shirts, vinyl toys, jewellery and artist prints.
A great number of local and interstate artists have donated works for the exhibition with great prices starting from as little as $50! There will also be an exhibition to mark the launch of the Pozible campaign. On the night our bar will be fully stocked and ready to meet your drinking needs, while Espionage volunteers will be available to help you with purchasing artwork, making donations via Pozible and also selling tickets for a mini raffle to be drawn later on that night.
For those of you who cannot make it to the exhibition opening night, a catalogue of artworks will be posted the next day in the ‘Update’ section of our Pozible campaign. If any pique your interest, just contact the Gallery to purchase them.
The main benefit of our Pozible exhibition opening night is that you’ll get first pick of all of the artworks. This means you can personally choose your donation prize! It’s also a great chance to pay in cash and secure your purchase immediately, meaning you’ll receive your prize whether or not our campaign reaches its goal.
Espionage has some great shows and exciting plans for the future, but none of it can happen without your help! So please, come along and check out our show, donate to our cause and support one of the key galleries in Adelaide’s thriving creative scene."
Get behind these guys, help them out and send them your love – it would be a massive, massive shame if they had to close their doors … they better not, I haven’t made it over there yet!!
Who: Adelaides finest What: Save Espionage Gallery Where: Espionage Gallery, When: Show opens Thursday November 14th from 6pm til 10pm
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 …
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 …
Just saw this rad little video put out by the Platform72 crew the other week, featuring a bunch of Sydney street art on a nicely mad building. Curated by Juliet Rosser, from Platform 72, the artists included Sarah Howell, Dylan Demarchi, The Dirt, Byrd and Gui Andrade.
All shot by Emily Logan – a nice little video, something a little different across a few disciplines!
An interesting video here from Upstart Magazine featuring Damien Mitchell, one of many stencil artists making Melbourne street art as cool as it is. Along with an interesting interview, there’s a bunch of video and shots of both his and others work from around the city – some interesting opinions, and worth the watch.
This Friday in Collingwood theres a great little show opening up at Off The Kerb Gallery! Featuring three up and coming Melbourne artists, Animal Nature looks set to be a grand show, featuring three artists exploring the inspirational world of nature documentaries through their varied styles of work.
"Brenton See, thirty60 and Kane Trubenbacher explore the world of the romantic and surreal through the natural world. The three artists vastly different styles create varying outcomes as they take inspiration from wildlife documentaries personal experiences and history.
Sometimes, the bizarre and abnormal collide with the animal world. Their explorations are visualised through tattoo style work, fine-line work and controlled ink based stencils."
Head down to Off The Kerb this Friday to see it all for yourself – we’re looking forward to it!
Who: Brenton See, thirty60 and Kane Trubenbacher What: Animal Nature Where: Off The Kerb Gallery, 66B Johnston Street Collingwood, Melbourne When: Show opens Friday 11th October 6-9pm and runs until October 25th
Well, damn!! This is one show that I wish I could get over to Adelaide for – someone who in my opinion is one of the top tier stencil artists in the USA, if not the world. Espionage Gallery will be playing host to David Soukup next week, and its going to be fkn grand – allegedly this show has been two years in the planning! Heres all the details …
"David Soukup (Chicago) credits two college professors for turning him onto the stencil medium while pursuing a degree in illustration. Early on, both were able to see his incredible talent for photorealism and extreme attention to detail. Previously, his art was limited to what was possible only with graphite pencils and pens, but spray paint stencils offered him a whole new route of exploration. Drawn to the process, execution, and dedication required, David embraced and immediately began to explore the boundaries of the medium. David was quickly recognized internationally for his stencil works for his finger-numbing precision and perfection.
The urban environment became an immediate focus for David’s work. Living in Chicago, he was surrounded by an endless possibility of inspiration and a city that showcased some of the best architecture in the world. Using elements of graphic design, collage, mixed media, and reclaimed materials, David’s work is a reflection and experience of his everyday life. His work has taken on several themes and approaches, but has recently returned to his original obsession of photo-realism as he begins to document his daily routine and emotional response to the city around him.
His artwork has been shown in Chicago, Detroit, San Francisco, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Grand Rapids, St Louis, and Australia. His paintings have been used in numerous film and television productions, and has been featured in Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Artist-a-Day, and many other local and online publications."
Looks awesome, and just yet another brilliant show from the guys over at Espionage Gallery – nice going, looking forward to checking out all the pics from this one!
Who: David Soukup What: Introspective solo show Where:Espionage Gallery, Suite 1, Level 2, 93 Rundle Mall, Adelaide, South Australia When: Opening Night, Thursday October 3rd, 6pm show runs for two weeks.
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