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Featured Event – Cutback Documentary Screening – Melbourne & Sydney

One of the coolest projects that we’ve had the pleasure of being involved with over the past few years, is the amazingly diverse and comprehensive Cutback project, put together by Rachel Bentley. Traversing the world, interviewing a plethora of amazing artists and grabbing shots of work from a hundred different walls, the Cutback project, both the introductory documentary itself and the multitude of web features,  is finally about to be released – and we’re really, really pretty damn excited.

For an overview of the project, read on for the press release as well as all the info on how to check it out.

CUTBACK is a multi-platform web and feature documentary filmed between 2011-2014 in Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin, NYC and London. Featuring in depth interviews from artists and writers it challenges the public’s preconceptions on art in the urban environment. CUTBACK explores the ‘key’ to understanding the artist’s addiction, which is street art and graffiti . The project features interviews with artists as they discuss their individual approach to their work, artistic motivations and frustrations.

CUTBACK documentary features artists from Australia and internationally, including: E.L.K. Makatron, Rone, Meggs, HAHA, Perso, Zerosix, Vexta, Mini Graff, CDH, Shannon Crees, Facter, Juanjo, DMOTE, Kid Zoom, and with commentary from Alison Young, Kurt Iveson, Jaklyn Babbington (NGA),Frances Lindsay (NGV), Fletcher Andersen, Sandra Powell and Andrew King.

Within the CUTBACK digital platform, over 60 artists have been interviewed, including luminaries such as Beastman, Numskull, Jak Rapmund, Ben Frost, Bill Dimas and John Whiltshire, Phibs and Meres (5Pointz). As an on-going, ever expanding project, a wealth of updates will be regularly added to the CUTBACK online platform.

CUTBACK also features the music of renowned Sydney artist and producer, Daniel (Ears) O’Toole.

The CUTBACK screening and launch is presented by INVURT in Melbourne and Commune Studios in Sydney.”

Rachel Bentley really has done an extraordinary job at putting all of this together – having seen the documentary cut myself, its pretty damn cool.

But the greatest thing about this entire project, is that it isn’t just limited to the documentary itself, which really only shows a small slice of what the entire thing entails. With over 60 artists having been interviewed over the past three years, it may be one of the most comprehensive video archives of artists practicing on the streets here in Australia – and, after the initial launch (on the 13th of December), these interviews will all be released on the Cutback website, with even more to be added. It will be a continually evolving entity, and, much like what we try to do here, will help to capture the essence and vitality of the ever evolving Australian graffiti and street art scenes.

Check out the promo video for the project –

CUTBACK LAUNCH PROMO from 2014 on Vimeo.

 

The Sydney event will be held on the 5th of December, and the Melbourne event will be held on the 12th – the Melbourne event will also allow for those who have never seen the amazing Emerald Car Park to get an exclusive tour (its closed to the public and hasnt been open for quite some time), and they will also be having their official after event at That One Shot II event and exhibition, where we will all be kicking on to after the doco screening and tour.

Seats at both the screenings are quite limited, but if you want to get a chance to see it first hand then here’s your chance – you just have to register at the Eventbrite links below. It’s simple, and completely free just click the links below to the respective screening – spots are filling up quickly, so get onto it.

Cutback Sydney Screening

Friday 5th December 2014
COMMUNE Studios
186 Rochford St, Erskineville

6.00pm – Exhibition and drinks.
7.00pm – CUTBACK Documentary screening
9.00pm – Concludes

Register for the Sydney event here http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/commune-studios-presents-cutback-launch-tickets-14208182055

Cutback Melbourne Screening

Friday 12th December
1800 – Exhibition
1830 – DOCO screening
2000 – Rare tour of Emerald House carpark !
830 – Official After Event – That One Shot II @ 1 Doonside St Richmond 

Register for the Melbourne event here https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/invurt-presents-cutback-launch-tickets-14183105049

 

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Snapshots – L’échange Urbain – Juddy Roller

I managed to garb a bunch from pics from “L’echange Urbain at Juddy Roller, featuring a mix of local and French artist’s.

I really enjoyed the new look Juddy Roller, Shaun Hossack has recently given the space a face lift, this really allows you to focus on the art in the room.

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Snapshots – No Dunk Shots – Nicole Reed

 

For those that couldn”t  make it here are a bunch of photos from Nicole Reed’s show “No Dunk Shots”.

 

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Exhibition – Ryan McGennisken And Be Free Do Melbs – At The House Of Bricks Collingwood

House Of Brick is putting on another great night, featuring Ryan McGennisken & Be Free this Friday at 6pm at the House of Bricks.

RYAN MCGENNISKEN AND BE FREE RETURN TO THE HOUSE OF BRICKS – – – BUILDING A HALF PIPE, PAINTING IT.. SKATING IT.

BANDS, BEERS, ART ON THE WALL.

So get yourselves down to House Of Bricks tonight for the show, and enjoy!!

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Who: Ryan Mcgennisken & Be Free

What: Ryan & Be Free Do Melbs

When: This Friday the 14th- 16th of November at 6pm

Where: House Of Bricks, 40 Budd Street Collingwood

Facebook event here

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Exhibition – Juddy Roller Presents L’échange Urbain – Fitzroy

 

I know where I will be this Friday night, once again Shaun Hossack from  Juddy Roller, has put together a great line up featuring a mix of Australian and French artists.

Melbourne’s premier venue for international urban contemporary art, Juddy Roller will present their second and final international group show of the year, L’échange Urbain. Held in the newly designed gallery and event space located within Juddy Roller Studios. The exhibition will feature the largest collection of Urban Contemporary works by French artists in an Australian Gallery since the highly acclaimed exhibition, Le Venin by the “Da Mental Vaporz” crew in 2012.
Featuring eight Australian and seven French artists, the exhibition will include a diverse selection of new works with mediums including illustration, painting, aerosol and video. L’échange Urbain brings together the two country’s most influential and collectible urban contemporary artists for a one-weekend-only popup show.
As a well-known hub for both local and international artists, L’échange Urbain will help to strengthen the already strong international bond between the European and Australian Urban arts scene.
Located in one of Melbourne’s most unique and colourful laneways, Juddy Roller Studios will open its doors to the public Friday November 14, 6pm.
L’échange Urbain is curated by Shaun Hossack, the founder of Juddy Roller and the annual ILL-Logic Exhibition. L’échange Urbain is part of an ongoing series of international popup exhibitions.. The last show, Heist, was attended by over 500 people on opening night.


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Who: Fintan Magee, Smug Graffiti, Slicer, Lucy Lucy, Jaw – Da Mental Vapor, Kaff Eine, Choq, Mayo, Shawn Lu, EARS, Kan – Da Mental Vaporz, Rashe, Adam Paquette.

What: L’échange Urbain

Where: Juddy Roller, Corner Johnston & Chapel street Fitzroy.

When: This Friday November 14, 6pm

 

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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.

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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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Exhibition – No Dunk Shots – Nicole Reed – The Paterson Building Lvl 2, 181 Smith St, Fitzroy

Get along this Thursday night to see Nicole Reeds show, “No Dunk Shots”.

In No Dunk Shots, I combine my love for empty spaces, sporting fields and portraits in an exploration of street ballers and well-worn basketball courts.

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Who: Nicole Reed

What: No Dunk Shots

When: This Thursday @ 6 – 9pm

Where: The Paterson Building Lvl 2, 181 Smith St, Fitzroy

Facebook event page here

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Exhibition – Sanctuary – Michael Peck – At The Metro Gallery Armadale

Be sure not to miss out on this show this Thursday.

Please join us at Metro Gallery on Thursday 13 November 6:30 – 8:30 pm for the opening of Michael Peck’s solo exhibition, ‘Sanctuary’.

The show is a meditative return to the quiet contemplation of nature that underpins Peck’s artwork. As in Peck’s previous series the subjects are caught in frozen moments, catching the stillness between the frantic beatings of bird’s wings or the quiet solitude of a lone figure contemplating the landscape.

The show brings to a close the artist’s most successful year to date. In the past twelve months Peck has received widespread recognition for his work. Peck was a finalist in the Tattersall Prize in late 2013 and this year was a finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sulman Prize with his iconic work, The Archer and also a finalist in the prestigious John Leslie Art Prize. Peck is excited to have also been chosen for inclusion in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2014 exhibition In The Flesh and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s 2015 exhibition Guarding the Home Front.

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Who: Michael Peck

What: Sanctuary

When: This Thursday the 13th of November @ 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: The Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3143

You can view works here: http://www.metrogallery.com.au/exhibitions/exhibition/94

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Exhibition – Syncopation – Alexandra Lederman – At The Tate – Sydney

If you are in Sydney on November the 19th, be sure to check out the work of Alexandra Lederman, who seems to be spending a bit of time north of the border.

With her unique style blending abstract forms into surreal landscapes,.

 

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Who: Alexandra Lederman

What: Syncopation

When: November the 19th, Wednesday @ 6pm

Where: The Tate . The Toxteth | 345 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe, Sydney City

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Snapshots – Lumen – By Rone – 109 Collins Street

A lot of the time I rarely get to enjoy the art work I’m photographing, until I am looking at in front of my computer, this is one time I went back not once but maybe 6 times.

I had my street art tour group with me most of the time, all of whom were blown away when they walked through the doors, even some were lucky enough to purchase prints me included.

So if you couldn’t make it here are some pics enjoy.

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