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Snapshots – That One Shot

With over two hundred entries, I can only imagine how hard it was for the Chasinghosts crew to select only twelve images from the entire lot for the inaugural That One Shot Melbourne street art photography exhibition. Held down at Husband in Prahran last Friday night, the whole thing was voted for by a bunch of industry judges including Toby (Just Another Agency), Steve Cross (Korpus Tattoo), Nicole Reed (A Shot Away), Mel Dixon (Lomography) and Saul Attack (Boy Wolf Clothing).

I also got hold of one of the new "Chased" shirts, the new shirt label from the Chasinghosts team – must say, that Crisis does some dope work!

This mad shot of Sinch bombing in St Kilda from Carl A won the award – a perfect example of why I love this shit. Well deserved!

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The runner up was John Mcclumpha’s "Closing Time" – a brilliant shot of Degraves St.

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… and the peoples choice award was another fantastic image, from Michel Cabre for  "Dark Street Art" shot taken near Little Lonsdale St.

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It was a fantastic idea and brilliantly executed. I can see this whole event just getting stronger and stronger every year. Its nice to see the hard working crew form Chasinghosts doing something to acknowledge such an important part of our scene – all the paintspotters and aficionados who do so much to promote the art that we all love.

Check out all the rest of the finalists here, and check out all our shots from the event below – once again, well done!

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Melbourne Street Art Photography Competition – That One Shot

Chasinghosts are some of Australias finest paintspotters, so when I heard about their new project, I was pretty stoked! Its about time the passion of the multitude of people snapping shots of graffiti and street art across Melbourne was recognised, and having such an auspicious new competition in the hands of the Chasinghosts team? I can think of no one better – read on below for more details about the whole shebang, and if you have "That One Shot" laying around, get into it!

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"Over the last few years the Melbourne Street Art Scene has exploded with amazing work from local and international talent. This in turn has inspired hundreds of photographers to find creative ways to capture the evolution of Melbourne’s streets. In 2013 we are calling on the photographers of Melbourne to submit their favourite single shot as part of "That One Shot" Melbourne’s first Street Art Photography Award.

A short list of the top 12 entries will be reviewed by a panel of five industry judges including Toby from Just Another Agency and local photography legend Nicole Reed. First and second prize packs, and a "Peoples Choice" award, will be presented to participants on the night of the event.

We have a great selection of local and international sponsors such as Lomography, Light Leaks Photo Studio,Very Nearly Almost Magazine, Boywolf clothing, and Uppercup supplying goods for the prize packs.

The event will be hosted at Husband in South Yarra on Friday the 13th of December where photos from all 12 finalists will be displayed. 

Entries open on Monday the 21st of October and close on the 30th of November 2013, head to for more details and to enter."

Cant wait to see all the entries, and can’t wait to see who wins!!

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Magazine Release & Give Away – Six Years Later

Last year we did an interview with Laura Chong, one of the two masterminds behind a cool and fresh new magazine, Six Years Later. At the time, they’d just been celebrating the release of issue #1 of the mag and they’d just done a call outs for submissions of artwork for their second issue, this time with the theme "Surface".

Several months down the track, and issue #2 is now available! Having had a good look through it, we can say that the wait was definitely worth it – this is a really limited edition magazine, chock full of amazing artwork and creative imagery.

To help celebrate their release, we have two copies of the new magazine to give away! All you have to do, is to be a little creative and take a photo of the words:


You can draw it, you can paint it, you can write it, you can stick it on the street or mark it on your hand. Take a photo of it, then just head to our fb page, post it on our wall and share it over at the Six Years Later page to show them some love from all of us! Alternatively, you can also enter by instagraming it and tag both @facter and @6ylmag.

The most innovative photo will win! See how ridiculously easy it is with this finely honed example we mocked up in two minutes on our lunch container …

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Easy, right? The winner, will not only receive a copy of the latest issue of Six Years Later #2, but a very rare, now out of print copy of Issue #1 as well!Aalso in the pack, will be some stickers from several artists courtesy of our vault, both printed AND hand made just for you! But wait, there’s more! The runner up will get something too! A copy of Issue #2! Sweet! Plus, on top of all that, we’ll post up the winning entries and other images that we loved right here on the website.

Competition will run until Friday 8th of June when we’ll announce our favourite pics, and the winners of the giveaway!

Competition is open to anyone, anywhere! So get in there, and show the 6YL crew some Invurt love!!

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Check out the Six Years Later website, and, alternatively to entering the comp in case you are having a lame attack of the not-feelin-creatives, go freakin buy a copy!!!

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Artist Callout – Secret Walls – Melbourne

Well, it’s that time again, and the crew at Secret Walls are starting prep for one of the ultimate live art smackdowns. Yes, you read right – Secret Walls – they’ve had a bit of a small name change recently!

So, in line with actually needing some artists to battle it out, we got an email from the Secret Walls crew earlier today with details on how to apply for the competition itself.

This, artists, is your chance to be a part of it all!

"Secret Walls took Melbourne by storm in 2011 and plans are well under way for the next Melbourne series, commencing in May 2012, tois showcase amazing artistic talent. Secret Walls  a character based, black and white battle and is set in front of 400+ people.

If you think you can mix it live on the Secret Walls stage then get in touch. You will need to send us an email which includes 5 images, a brief bio & have ‘Secret Walls Melbourne Artists Call out’ in the heading.


On the night -

  • 90 minutes on the battle clock
  • Only black markers and black acrylic paint can be used to paint
  • No pencils/sketches should be on stage or used (loose rule)
  • Each artist has to stay within the allocated space
  • Battles are judged by 2 nominated and neutral guest judges + crowd vote

The judges each award a single vote to the artist of their choice. The third vote is the CROWD vote with the use of a decibel reader to make it all official. The artist with the most votes wins.

If you have what it takes then contact Secret Walls HQ by emailing"

There’s only a little time to get your entries in , so get your pics together and get emailing – we’ll see you at the event!

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Check out the Secret Walls website for more info on the competition, and to check out all the previous comps!

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Competition – Help Slicer & AWOL Paint Prahran – Everywhere

Adnate sent us this news of a competition that the crew from AWOL are really keen on, and, being a resident of Prahran and a lover of anything that AWOL touches, we thought we’d also throw it out to you guys to help support them in their endeavours. Having the crew paint a six story tall building in one of the busiest areas of Melbourne would be an awesome project for a great bunch of artists, and a major coup for Melbourne and Australian street art.

"We are part of an arts competition based on a public voting system… The winner gets to produce a 6 story mural on the side of a new apartment block in Prahran and we are campaigning to get my collective, AWOL, to win!" – Adnate.

Do we need to really say it? A six story spray painted work of art in the centre of Prahran would be amazing – and, apologies to the other entrants, their works are great (These artists include Cat MacInnes, Letitia Buchan, Maurice Gollota (MSG), and you can check out all the entries here, they really are pretty cool)! Even given our usual un-biased reporting, we hope you forgive our one exception here and throw our support to Slicer on this one, we’ve seen how hard he and the rest of the AWOL crew work and would love to see them get this chance to push themselves.

You don’t even really have to do anything, we’ve set it up for you -


… and then hit send on your email!! No need to type, write or anything, just send it and help them out. That’s all, you can do it in five seconds – so go ahead! Click. Click click click click click …

… you know, if you wanna ;)

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Check out AWOLs website for a taste of what these guys could accomplish, as well as the Art Prahran facebook page for more details.

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Outpost Project – Australian Stencil Art Prize – Sydney

Congrats to all finalists of the Australian Stencil Art Prize, as a part of Outpost Project on Cockatoo Island this coming weekend!

Back in 2008, the Australian Stencil Art Prize was born from a simple idea – the desire to put a spotlight on the amazing calibre of Stencil artists – and it has now transformed in three short years to a fundamental piece of Australian street art culture.

The aim of the prize, is, simply, to recognise, reward and archive stencil artists and stencil art itself, as an “art-form in its own right”.

Director Jacinta Walpole, who has a long running background in community projects, and local artist Nicholas Fintan, curator and coordinator, have worked diligently on the Art Prize to reach the height it has and have definitely created a superior sincere artistic contest. And an integral component of the Outpost Project this year.

After last years winner, E.L.K. took out the title with an incredible piece, we welcome this years the finalists to the festival and await anxiously for the winner to be revealed on Saturday! Stay Tuned!


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Who: 23rd Key, Adam Obscene, BAT, Boo, dale, Danny Guinsberg, Deakz, Earwig, El Lobo, FUKT, Gabriella Szablewska, Giselle Barron, Harry Warne, Jared Gibson, Jason McLeod, Jay Medlen, Jessica Row, Jimmy Neilly, Joshua Smith, Jak Rapmund, Justin Gamsworthy, Karen Torrisi, Katherine Jukes, Lorenzo Fontana, Aarron James McGarry, Michael Duncan, Miss Link, MR.SWEET, Ms. Slice, Nick Hore, Nigel Sense, PAWA, Pixel P, Poncho Army, Ralf Kempken, Robyn Cross, Shanta, Skallywag, TERRIBLEHORRIBLE, Teschi, and Veronica O’Leary.
What: The Australian Arts Stencil Prize 2011
Where: Outpost Project – Cockatoo Island, Sydney
When: Saturday 5th November 2-5pm

Check the Facebook Page for this event and the Outpost Project website for all festival info

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Event – Pret-A-Zombie – Melbourne

Halloween is upon us, ghouls and ghosties, and Richmond’s Owl and the Pussycat is home to all creatures living or living dead! This is something a bit different to our normal fare posted here, but what the hell, its Halloween bitches!

will have “Zombies descending as they moan, groan and roam their way right up onto the catwalk. Come witness the spectacle as budding young make-up artists ply their skills to create the most impression zombies they can, in their bid to win a generous prize pack compiled by our sponsors and Barnes – where creative people shop.

You will then get the chance to vote on your favourite zombie and help decide who is to walk away with the prize pack.
As special guests for the night we have some real zombies, held tight to keep you safe in giant cages, lent to us on the night by the fine zombie masters at

Come down and join the fun as we celebrate all things that goes bump in the night People in costume get cheap drinks. Pret-a’-zombie’… the dead are in this year”

Come share in the all hallows eve-olution of make-up artistry, and also check out the other “unearthly delights” of the theatrical performance by Jason Cavanagh – Nightmare on Swan Street II and Phantoms – an exhibition by Michael Laws.

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Who: A bunch of Crazy make-up artists, Jason Cavanagh, Michael Laws
What: All mighty Halloween extravaganza
Where: The Owl and the Pussycat – 34 Swan Street Richmond, Melbourne
When: Saturday 29th October 6-11pm

Check out the Facebook Event and Owl’s Website for more depraved details!

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Submissions – On The Wall – Oz Wide

Leeloo – an online design store and blog – has put the call out for Aussie artists wishing to showcase their styles for an upcoming exhibition. The show will be held in conjunction with The Finders Keepers December Sydney Market “the bi-annual market which supports independent design, art and music with attendance in the thousands”.

“After the success of last year’s exhibition this year we present another instalment of On The Wall!! The artworks will be displayed at CarriageWorks within the foyer for the duration of the markets and will celebrate our ongoing mission to support independent Australian artists.  Artwork will be for sale during the exhibition and there may be the possibility of selling prints of the artworks.

Submissions will be open from…October 18th 2011, for two weeks, with the closing date being November 1st, 2011 with no exceptions.”

Check out the Submissions Page of the LeeLoo website for all the criteria and contact deets and Good Luck with your entries … stay tuned right here for an article on the exhibition soon!

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Who: YOU
What: On The Wall – Exhibition Submissions
When: Entries close November 1st

Check out their fine Facebook for more info!

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Festival & Submissions – Taste-y Street Art Fest – Cairns

Since 2000 Tastey has been a major operator in Cairns and Australia providing sweet street duds and entrainment to the masses.
Now in the Spring of 2011, again comes the annual event, which has been running for the last nine years, Taste-y Street Art Fest!

“Everyone is invited to come down and check out the largest street art production in FNQ, a 3 day event…with local and nationally acclaimed artists, hip hop, alleyway coffee and culinary delights. On the Saturday , Cafffiend will host the final afternoon of painting, with live hip hop, MC’s and more!

Tastey is excited to announce Cairns City Council and Arc Disability Services are also sponsoring this years event. This will give the amazing opportunity to 12 lucky young up and coming local artists to spray their way into fame, painting alongside PHIBS, Pudl the IronLak team and the finest of Far North Queenslands Street Artists!

If you are a talented FNQ street artist -we want your art on the wall! If your an up-and-coming street artist and would like to participate in workshops with Australia’s best, you will need to register at Tastey by October 7th.”

Take advantage of the fresh weather and fresh work being done. Enjoy the music, the people and the fun! Get on down and get down!

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Who: PHIBS, Pudl, IronLak and others
What: Tastey Street Art Festival
Where: Tastey 3/78 and Caffiend 5/78 Grafton Street Cairns QLD
When: Festival runs from Thursday 13th -15th October. Submissions to be in by 7th October 2011

Check out the Facebook Event page for more info.

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Submissions – Tiger Translate – Australia

Get your thinking cap on all you artists, (no berets, please), as the Tiger Translate2011 competition is coming up! This year the event caters to all mediums, and if your looking for a break and aren’t already entering then get the fuck onto it! Whatever your shtick is, we are sure you are more than capable of conjuring something up in the coming weeks – the prize speaks for itself!
All your rules regulations, stipulations and reservations are as follows…

“ARE YOU AN ASPIRING ARTIST? A roar goes out to all designers, illustrators, photographers, painters and graffiti artists – Tiger Beer invites you to enter Tiger Translate 2011. Tiger Translate competitions are run annually around the world to celebrate the talents of emerging artists.

THE COMPETITION: Entries open from August 8th 2011 through till September 20th 2011. Open to all Australian residents over the age of 18. Submissions are to be entered through Tiger Beer’s Facebook fan page, at and elements for your artwork can be downloaded at

THE PRIZE: Winner notified October 6 before being announced at Sydney’s exclusive VIP Tiger Translate party in November featuring an explosive mix of DJs, live art and street artists. You will fly to Asia in 2012 to collaborate with other Tiger Translate winners from around the globe, beckoning international exposure.

YOUR ARTWORK: Tiger Translates Australian theme in 2011 will showcase the artist’s interpretation of ‘GROWTH.’ Capture what ‘GROWTH’ means to you as an artistic visionary in an A@ size artwork. See the Facebook fan page for more details –

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What: Tiger Translate 2011
Where: Your bedroom, studio, squat, whatever, wherever.
When: Entries close September 30th, winner will be notified October 5th 2011
Check out the Tiger Beer website and the facebook page for more details.
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