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Exhibition – The Night – Nico – Ox – SMC[3] – Sydney

Got word of this rad show hitting Sydney this Friday night, with a couple of names that I’ve had my eye on for a while – Nico, Ox and SMC[3].

Looks to be a whole load of cool illustrative, type based goodness – check out some of the artists …

"A show of Illustration, painting and print by Sydney artists THE NIGHT. 

A type based illustration series on advertising and addiction. The speed we consume imagery in the internet age and the romance of consuming the shit that will kill us

IG: @theoxking



A hallucinatory series of neo-folk art featuring themes of magic, occultism and totemic iconography.

IG: @nico_nicoson


First edition prints of hand drawn and digital/ vector poster graphics. Symbolism, Iconology, Typography and EEEK-ISM. Specifically designed for print production.

IG: @smc_thre_ethr_hret_reth

Free drinks by WHITE RABBIT"’




Love these guys artwork, would be a really great show to get to – head over there on Friday night, Sydney!!


Who: Nico, Ox, SMC[3]
What: The Night group show
Where: Workshop, 86 Broadway St, Chippendale, Sydney
When: Opening night Friday the 13th 6pm – 10pm. Show runs until Sunday the 15th December

Check out the facebook event page for more info!

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Exhibition – 6MOD – The End of Darkness – du NORD – Melbourne

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 …

6MOD from Dirty Playground on Vimeo.

As well as this one of some of FKN-MADs work –
The works will be in display for 3 days after the launch, so make sure you get down and have a look, This Thursday night!!
Who: Marian Machismo, FKN-MAD, Ruskidd and Carlotta Phelan
What: 6MOD Residency group show
Where:  Du Nord, 367 Little Bourke St, Melbourne
When: Show opens Thursday  December 5, starts late at 8pm and goes til late, and runs until December 8th.
Check out the facebook event page for more info!


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Exhibition – Opening Exhibition – Marcel x Three Word Advice- Perth

This coming Friday, Marcel will celebrate the official opening of their shared studio space with a typographic exhibition.

In conjunction with Three Word Advice, the show will feature fifteen local artists, designers and illustrators showcasing their diverse styles, with limited edition runs of risograph prints.

With such a varied lineup this exhibition promises to whet your eye-candy appetite!


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Who: Andrew Frazer – adf designs, Adam Cicchini, Amanda Preston, Agnus Dales – DFNKT DSGN, Ash Pederick – The Design Threat, Ben Wright, Bruno Booth, Chris Haines – Neon Dreams, Chris Nixon, Corey James, Edward Stroud, Ika Jumali – Cheeks, Jarrad Burley – THNK, Maegan Brown, Matt Redway
What: Opening Exhibition – Marcel x Three Word Advice
Where: Marcel 5/37 Railway Parade, Mount Lawley, Perth
When: Friday 11th of October 2013 6pm – 8pm

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Snapshots – Alphabetica – He Made She Made – Sydney

When artists come together to donate work and raise money for charity it always warms our hearts. Relatively new Sydney gallery, He Made She Made, put on an excellent group show of work from nationally and internationally renowned artists of differing genres. The cause, the Dandelion Support Newtork – an organisation that provides baby equipment for less fortunate families in NSW and ACT. 26 artists took one letter of the alphabet and reconstructed it with their creative flair, they included Will Lynes, Numskull, Luke Lucas, Paul McNeil, Greedy Hen and Jeff Rogers.



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Exhibition – Fezwitch – No Frills Caviar – Melbourne

We’ve been enjoying Melbourne street artist Fezwitch’s work around the traps for some time now; his clever, witty pieces to be found right across the city.

Some of our favourite works from Fezwitch are his repurposed floppy discs – if you’ve walked the citys laneways, chances are you’ve seen them hidden in the nooks and crannies of the city. He’s also quite a prolific pasteup artist, and has had works in Street Advent and also participated in last years Paste Modernism 3 at Cockatoo Island – his pieces always containing that cynical vibe for which he has become well known.

No Frills Caviar will be featuring a collection of typographical and satirical Witchisms, it will include original screen-prints, stencils and gilcee prints – all the good shit.

“The Maggid (storyteller) of Fezwitch is a Melbourne based graphicdesigner / street artist.He work conveys the power of visual communication and typography through satire and his obsession with vintage technology.

“In this consumer-driven society we tend to forget about what is important. My work is about not taking life too seriously and poking fun at consumer brands we all live and breathe by. It’s also about letting the viewer interpret their own message”.

Head down to Egg Gallery in Collingwood to see the mans work for yourself – it’ll be well worth the trip!

Who: Fezwitch
What: No Frills Caviar
Where: Egg Gallery, 66a Johnston st, Collingwood VIC
When: Show opens Friday 22nd November from 6pm til 9pm. Show runs until 2nd December

Check out Fezwitch at his website, as well as his facebook page and the facebook event page.

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Snapshots – Man Up – Ambush Gallery – Sydney

A few weeks back popular Sydney based street artist Deb curated a huge group show, collating an incredible bunch of male artists from the nation and world wide. ‘Man Up’  was a charitable showcase with 100% of proceeds going to the Cancer Council of Australia to fund prostate cancer research.

Amongst the staggering array of work were pieces by Mark Bode, Mike Giant, Ben Brown, Ken Taylor, Ben Frost, and Edward Woodley. The works dotted the walls in monochromatic hues coming together to form an exciting and no doubt successful show. Making buying more art feel even better.

Photos via Takie and Jess Howell!


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Snapshots – Sidewayz Art – Global Gallery

Last Wednesday the boys from paint and skate shop, Westsyde Connection, put on their annual Sidewayz Art Exhibition. This charity event showcased the work of over 100 Australian and international artists and photographers with all proceeds raised going to the VOICE Organisation, a chairty that aims to give Cambodian children a ‘better chance at life.’

Work is exhibited on recycled skateboards and snowboards, with a live auction happening on the night and a silent auction via Grays Online in the days that follow. Dj’s and hip hop mc’s provided the perfect back drop for a spectacular selection of artists work, including; Beastman, Days, Deb, Drewfunk, Bridge Stehli and Apeseven. Jump online to have a look at the boards still available here and see the opening images below …


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Event & Exhibition – Six Years Later Launch – Surface – Melbourne


We interviewed them back when they had just released their first issue, and the second issue has been out for a while now, but the one thing we’ve been waiting for has been the official launch party! Six Years Later, bitches, get onto it!

"Six Years Later is proud to present ‘Surface’. Its a launch party and exhibition to celebrate the second issue of the Six Years Later magazine. No ads, no articles… just art. We’ve curated a fantastic group show with 25 of our contributing artists to show-off their recent work.

On opening night you’ll be able to get your hands on Issue 2 of the 6YL mag as well as get some original artwork and prints by our super talented contributing artists. We also have to mention that they’ll be massive giveaways on the night. Our friends over at Afends and Boywolf have been super generous and have donated some of their hottest products worth a total of over $1000. How sick is that!?

For your chance to win a ‘Golden Ticket’ prize-pack all you have to do is donate a gold coin or make a mag purchase. Where is all this money going you ask?

Well! All, yes that’s right, 100% of our ‘Golden Ticket’ donations and an additional $3 from every mag sale will go towards The Artful Dodger Studios. They’re based in Collingwood and provide creative spaces for young people whose lives may have been affected by difficult circumstances.

It’s going to be a massive opening night with a little bit of music, a whole lotta of drinks and delectables and definitely heaps of great great art! Come be inspired, have fun, and get a tick on your good deed list. See you on Thursday!"

So join the Six Years Later crew this Thursday night as they display a whole heap of work from artists featured in the second issue – can’t wait!


Who: TwoOne (mural in-situ), JKB Fletcher, Apeseven, Hamishi, Josh Miels, Donovan Christie, Darcey Bella Arnold, Luco, Goldenhen, Krishnamurti Suparka, Nick Modrewski, Ohnoes, Kewks, GiewTwo, Anne Cobai, Kasia Kurek, Nat Sun, Adelaide Daniell, Sean Leonard, Emma Anna, Anne Smerdon, Juan Travieso (USA), Alex Kostiw (USA), Jason DeMarte (USA), So Yoon Lym (USA)
What: Six Years Later #2 launch party & exhibition
Where: No Vacancy Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne, Victoria
When: Show opens Thursday 23rd August from 6pm til 9pm

Check out Six Years Later and the facebook event page for more info!

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Exhibition – Spoken Word – TWDL – Adelaide

Shows that feature typography based works have always been a favourite of ours, and we always enjoy seeing new ones crop up.

This time, however, its Adelaides turn to hit the letters and rock the walls with them as These Walls Dont Lie presents Spoken Word. Over twenty local artists are involved in this one, and with such a large diversity of styles there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Not only that, but there’s also shitload of live music in the offering as well, with Koolta, The Kid, Teaz and CJD on the mic with some rhymes.

Letters, art and hiphop. Fkn rad.


Who: Dan Adams, Chris Barnes, Donovan Christie, Pip Cocciolone, Sam Evans, Jayson Fox, Alex Gilchrist, Gobles, Luke Hosking, Angus Long, Munki, Mustachio, Alexandra Palombi, Kevin Rumbelow, Joel Sanders, Roger, Joshua Smith, Nick Strutton, Rem, Scatterbrain, Tarns, Luke Trevorrow, Russell Freer, Dabma
What: Spoken Word typography group show
Where: These Walls Don’t Lie, Rear 8 Unley Rd. Unley
When: Show opens Thursday August 9th from 6pm til 9pm and runs til August 19th.

Check out the facebook event page for more info on the show!

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Snapshots & Review – Art Melbourne

Last Saturday, we took ourselves down to Art Melbourne – like many of you probably did, if you’re here in the ‘burn.

Total artgasm. There was so much work on display, of such variety, that it was almost a little overwhelming – it was as if we’d gone to twenty, thirty, or more different shows in the one day. Throughout it though, there was some amazing work.

A lot of our favourites and friends were there – RTIST Gallery, Just Another Agency, Blender, ArtSeries, Metro, Edwina Corlette, and then there were some great names that we didn’t expect or were new to us – Coates and Scarry in particular blew us away upon entry, US stencil artists Zerosix, Upraw, Will & Caro and many more. There was some live painting from Adnate and others, and several talks throughout the whole thing including ELK up on stage with a bunch of other "younger" artists in Young Guns III.

Oh, and can we make a special mention and congrats to our friend Kristen McIver – who was the very first winner of the inaugural Melbourne Sculpture Prize which was announced as part of the event? If you haven’t seen her work, its fantastic, and well deserved of winning this award!

All in all, there was only a small fraction of work that we had seen bits and pieces of in shows before, a lot of work from specific artists was brand new for the event, thankfully. We were constantly surveying the walls, spotting shit that we loved, shit that we didn’t really care for, and shit that we never actually knew we cared for until we saw it.

Of course, everyone has their own aesthetic when it comes to art, and that’s the great thing about these events – every taste is almost guaranteed to be catered for in one respect or another. Even when we arrived we could see people walking out, canvases in hands.

It was a great day, and we probably could have spent longer here, but our brains were exploding from too much visual stimulation after only a few hours – but all in all, it was a fantastic event. Here’s hoping that a whole bunch of artists made some cash from their passion over the course of the event.

Check out the pics below, and click through the pages … we’re not kidding when we say that there was a lot of shit on display!


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