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.
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.
When: This Friday from 7pm – 20th March – 27th March.
Where: At The Blender Studios, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne, entry via lane way.
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.
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
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.
It’s always good catching up with these two amazing artists Dvate and Smug, I came across them in Fitzroy where the two have painted many times before, so it was good to see their two unique style come together.
Check it out the next time you are in Fitzroy and while you there have a wonder around and look at the art filled streets of Fitzroy and Collingwood, you won’t be disappointed.
Murdochs The Daily Telegraph is a bias piece of shit masquerading as journalism and Fintan Magee, like so many of us, hates it. Which is actually a good thing, too, because otherwise he wouldnt have done this awesome piece – Man Bites Dog. Check out the release for it and the video below!
“Sydney based artist, Fintan Magee is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most prominent street artists having been commissioned to paint in over 20 cities around the world.
Arguably his most political work to date, ‘Man Bites Dog’ explores media bias in Australia.
Originally installed in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria, Magee painted the detailed mural at the centre of the work before ceremoniously burning a life-sized wire sculpture filled with copies of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, filming the process to create a mesmeric video installation.
‘Man Bites Dog’ will be exhibited as part of ‘PROTEST’, a group exhibition opening at M16 Art Space in Canberra on Thursday 26 March
Well, holy shitballs, this is an event that I’m pretty excited to stick up today, and one that I cant wait to see (and paint at!!). Another huge production will be going down in Collingwood next week, as the Paterson building gets a huge makeover from over a hundred Melbourne artists, check out the press …
“The Paterson Project will be one of Melbourne’s most exciting and important street art events in 2015. Elite talent from all over Australia will be painting together under one roof to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation with artworks to be auctioned off on the night. Housed inside the ‘Grand Lady’ of Smith Street, the Paterson building’s top three floors will be transformed into one giant canvas for more than 100 artists.
Melbourne is a vibrant and innovative place for street art culture, and events like The Paterson Project continue to promote its presence and notability in the global street art community.
The Paterson is a heritage listed building that is destined to be reincarnated as apartments. The history of the building spans over a century, and for the past forty years has remained a home to artists and musicians. This event will enable the local populace and the street art community to come together and celebrate the history and culture of the Paterson building. The Paterson Project will pay homage to the artistic passage of the site through the creation of new art and give the building the send off it deserves.
We hope you will join us at the Paterson building on the 6th of March to celebrate street art, urban culture and Melbourne’s art community. See some art, have a drink and help us reach our target of $15,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.”
Yeah, its a little sad that this grand old building being redeveloped is yet another sign of an increasingly gentrified Collingwood, but what a way to send it off before its reincarnation as (yet another) apartment block – and dear god, thats a lot of fkn art going up! With all of my favourite artists involved, this whole thing is going to be massively amazing.
So, head down on Friday the 6th March and check it all out – and, while you are there, buy yourself some of the art that will also be created and help raise a bunch of money for charity, there’ll be some amazing pieces coming out of this. See you all there!
Who: ABET, ADNATE, AMAC, ARMED, AWES, BAILER, BURG, BUTTONS, CHEHEHE, CHOQ, CREATURE CREATURE, CRISIS, CRUEL, DEM189, DEST, DONOVAN CHRISTIE, DOSE, DUEL, DUKE STYLE, DVATE, EARS, EEVIEN TAN, ELEVEN, ELLIOT CLAYFIELD, ENDS, FACTER, FENOM, FLETCH CUTS, FRAME, GHETTO, GOODIE, GRIZZLE, GUS, HAHA, HANCOCK, HEESCO, IME, INPAC, ITCH, JAMES MCCULLOUGH, JORZ, JOSH SMITH, KEN TAYLOR, KEO, 23RD KEY, KITTY RITZ, LACHY HAMILTON, LEBOUEF, LING, LOSOP, LUCY LUCY, MAKATRON, MARIAN MACHISMO, MARINE, MAYO, MIKE WATT, MIT, MORDES, MYSTERIOUS AL, NASTE, NICOLE TATTERSALL, OHNOES, ORDER, OTIS CHAMBERLAIN, PHOENIX, PIGEON BOY, PILFER, PLEA, POISE, PORNO, PRESTO, PUTOS, RAD, RASHE, REPEAT, RESUME, REWS, RONE, ROOK REM, RUS KIDD, SABETH, SAM YONG, SCALE, SEAR, SENEKT, 6SETA, SHEM, SHIME, SIRUM, SKUBZ, SLICER, SMICK, STEVE CROSS, STOPEM, SWERFK, TANEA, TIM ROLLIN, TOGGLES, TREM, UNWELL BUNNY, VANDERLISM, WILL COLES, WONDERLUST What: The Paterson Project Where: The Paterson Building, 173-181 Smith Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: Friday 6th March 2015, from 6pm til late – for one night only!!
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