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Exhibition – A Study Of Camouflage – Backwoods Gallery

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.

What: A Study Of Camouflage.

When: 29th May – 6-10, till the 7th June.

Where:  Backwoods Gallery, Level 2. 5 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

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Exhibition – Oppositional Defiance Disorder – AKEMI ITO – At Off The Kerb Gallery

OPPOSITIONAL

DEFIANCE

DISORDER

By Akemi Ito

“I Guess you’d call my art contemptible art, most of it gets painted over with beige or grey by other people, so it doesn’t curry much favour, mostly because it’s illegal art, illegal you’ve got to be kidding me, oppositionaly defiant even.

A body of stencil art representing two years of growth, change and sometimes ill considered ideas, all on show all to help me continue this beautiful crime.

Because sometimes Oppositional Defiance is in order”.

 

Who: Akemi Ito.

What: Oppositional Defiance Disorder.

When: Friday- 22nd May to the 5th June 6-9pm.

Where: Off The Kerb Gallery-66B Johnston Street Collingwood Vic 3006.

Facebook event here

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Paint Up – Geelong Power House – Part 1

Here is a mad collection pf photos from the Geelong Power House paint up which happened in December last year, it featured an amazing array of artists from Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and local artists.

This is such a big project I will be doing multiple posts as there are so many photos and too many dope pieces, so stay tuned till next time.

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STREET ART NOW front cover

Event & Book Launch – Street Art Now – Melbourne

Two years ago, Dean Sunshine released his first book, Land Of Sunshine – one of the best photographic documentations of Melbourne street art that has come out over the past few years. Now, following on from the success of the first edition, comes a new book, Street Art Now – bigger, better and full of even more amazing shit than the previous edition, and the launch is this Thursday!!

“Following the success of Land of Sunshine published in 2012 comes the next book titled STREET ART NOW.

An updated snapshot of the Melbourne street art and graffiti scene over the last two years is once again all shot by Dean Sunshine on his travels across Melbourne and beyond.

STREET ART NOW is a larger, hardback book with 200 pages showcasing over 100 local and international artists who have painted in Australia. Plus there are also images from some of Dean’s travels overseas.

featuring both Australian and international artists including:
Adnate, Alexis Dias, Bailer, Be Free, Curiot, Dabs Myla, Dal East, Dasic, Deams, Deb, Does, Dvate, Insa, Jaz, Kaff-eine, Li-Hill, LUSH, Makatron, Meggs, Phlegm, Pixel Pancho, Reka, ROA, Rone, Seth Globepainter, Sheryo, Shida, Slicer, Smug, Sofles, Stormie Mills, The Yok, TwoOne, Tristan Eaton, Vexta, and more…

The forward by David Hurlston, Australian art Curator for the National Gallery of Victoria quotes:
“This new book provides us with an important visual diary of the changing face of Melbourne’s public spaces.”

The Land of Sunshine blog is still regularly updated with hundreds of photos from both here and overseas documenting the never ending art appearing on the streets.

Books will be available November through the same outlets including National Gallery of Victoria, National Gallery of Australia, MCA, GOMA, MONA, Heide Gallery, General Pants (nationally), and selected retail outlets.”

You can also purchase the book online here.

As was done with the previous book, Land Of Sunshine, sales from STREET ART NOW will be put towards any future editions, furthering Dean’s wish to provide ongoing documentation of Melbourne street art online and via printed media. You can check out a bunch of sneak peak images at the bottom of this post …

There will also on the night be a silent auction of a bunch of amazing artwork. Arranged for MSFW14 on behalf of the City of Melbourne, these works are on boards, measuring 2400mm X 1200mm and have a timber frame. Every cent of the money raised from the sale of these boards is going to charity – and specifically to the charity nominated by each of the artists.

As a part of the launch, Dean will be auctioning off some street art works from notable artists such as Smug, Sofles, Jack Douglas, Mysterious Al, Putos, Bail, Phoenix, Be Free, Steen Jones, Dvate, Conrad Bizjak, Itch and Deb.

Bidding will start at $300 per piece in the silent auction (best bid wins!). Check out the amazing work up for grabs on the night…

Dean does an amazing job in documenting all of this stuff, and invests a hell of a lot of his time making sure that all of the amazing art on our streets is preserved for posterity – he self funds everything he does, with little in return – we love his work, obviously. We’re looking forward to the night, and cant wait to get a copy of the book!!

STREET ART NOW front cover

street art now invite

Who: Dean Sunshine
What: Street Art Now book launch
Where: Level 1, 109 Little Collins St, Melbourne
When: One night only Thursday 11th December from 6pm til 9pm.

Heres a little sneak peak of a bunch of the work in the book itself as well!

Check out the facebook event page and the Land Of Sunshine website for more info!

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Exhibition – Keezus – Solo Exhibition By Stencil Artist 23RD Key – At Juddy Roller Studios

A solo exhibition by stencil artist 23rd Key

‘Keezus’ is a solo exhibition exploring the idea of ego, utilising the stencil art process. It’s a dissection of what it is to be a stencil artist and will showcase the medium in a way that has never been done before. Each work concentrates on the inner battle we have with who we are, who we are perceived to be, and how they differ.

Opening night, Friday 5th Dec at Juddy Roller 226A Johnston St, Fitzroy. Enter via stairs on Chapel St.
Show continues Sat & Sun 12-5pm.

For further information or to request a preview catalogue email jess@23rdkey.com

Who: 23rd Key.

What: KEEZUS.

When: This Friday The 5th Of December From 6pm.

Where: Juddy Roller Studios, Corner Of Johnston & Chapel Street Fitzroy.

Facebook event here

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Event – House Of Bricks Studio Exhibition & Pizza Party – This Friday 5th Of December

You are warmly invited to attend an exhibition of new art from our most excellent & dedicated studio crew.

Thanks to the HoB team for an amazing year and to the public for your ongoing engagement.

Friday Dec 5 @ 6pm. 40 Budd st Collingwood. 3066

Painting, Tapestry, Interactive, Illustration, Assemblage, Dance.

We’ll be cooking from a freshly built pizza oven and serving cold summer beverages from the blender. Save the date. Find a mate. HoBSEPP? – YeP!

Featuring:

VII Valencia
Ben Affleck
Nick Millen
Nicola Higham
Raymond Baltas
Wilba Simson
Morgan Campbell
Theo Robinson
Joe Buck
Sammy Rowe
Suki

Who: V Valencia, Ben Affleck, Nick Millen, Nicola Higham, Raymond Baltas, Wiba Simson, Morgan Campbell, Theo Robinson, Joe Buck, Sammy Rowe, Suki

What: House Of Bricks Studio Exhibition & Pizza Party.

When: This Friday The 5th Of December.

Where: House Of Bricks, 40 Budd Street Collingwood

Facebook event page here

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Event – A Very Blender Christmas Exhibition 2014 – At Blender Studios

Head down to Blender studios this Friday night and check out the yearly studio exhibition and party, this is a night not to be missed.

The evening will also be sponsored by Monkey Shoulder whiskey, hope to see you all there Peace.

 

Who: Blender Crew.

What: A Very Blender Christmas Exhibition 2014.

Where: Blender Studios 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne , Victoria 3000

When: This Friday night the 28th of November.

Event page here

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Making Bail, Bailer

Exhibition – Making Bail – At The Go Go Bar 125 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Get along next Sunday the 23rd of November and support one of Melbournes most busiest, talented and respected artists.

So come to Go Go Bar it’s down stairs from Chin Chin, 125 flinders Lane Melbourne.

Making Bail, Bailer

What: Making Bail

Where: Go Go Bar, 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Below Chin Chin

When: 23rd November from 5pm

Facebook event here

 

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Cult Leader, House Of Bricks

Snapshots – Cult Leader – At The House Of Bricks

The House Of Bricks has done it again, putting on a great night featuring some pretty cool pieces by artist’s Bailer, Putos, Shay Bakar, Dominoe Phillips, Kid Silk, Max Richards, Adele Wilkes and Mr Muppet.

Fresh pizza cooked in a mud brick oven and cocktail slurpees for all who attended, not a bad way to spend a Thursday night in Collingwood.

Here are a bunch of pics I got while there enjoy…Peace

Cult Leader, House Of Bricks

 

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Sticky Fingers Apparel

Event – Sticky Fingers Apparel Label Launch and Show – At K+N Studios In Richmond

Be sure to get along to my good mate, Sticky Fingers apparel Launch party in a couple of weeks, he has a rad clothing range with some of the coolest characters.

I was lucky enough to receive one in the mail, so don’t miss out see you guys there.

Number 1. An opportunity to check out the range of tshirts from Sticky Fingers Apparel together with fresh works from the contributing artists.
The day kicks off at noon with the works of the artists on display. Their tshirts will also be available, so you can get the right size and skip the postage cost!
The street art book ‘figment’ from AllThoseShapes will be on sale too.
At around 8:30 we will wind down the store and turn up the volume with some music from “euonim”

Sticky Fingers Apparel

Who: Sticky Fingers Apparel

What: Sticky Fingers Apparel Label Launch and Show

When: October the 25th from 12pm

Where: K + N Studios 25 Wangaratta St, Richmond 3121

Face book event here 

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