Here are some shots from a recent project I worked on for Kiss FM, up stairs at the Lounge on Swanston Street in the CBD, where we spent the day on the roof top in the sun with GENT 48, GETO, METHOD, RACE and BLUE from SDM and ADN crew, and a big thanks to Giant for supplying the paint.
This post is something a little different to the norm. We ummm’ed and ahhhh’ed about the format for ages, should we transcribe it, should we make a video, should we edit it, should we chop it into smaller clips? We ended up deciding to just post it as is (with some work on the sound levels). It was such a special experience for us, it felt like we were watching a documentary.
To start off with, we have to thank Dean Sunshine. Dean took Futura on a street tour of Melbourne the day before. As you will hear, it was the best tour he’s done to date and he really loves Melbourne. He’s also a big fan of invurt which you’ll hear about too! Check out Dean’s photos from the day on his blog here.
We were called up for our turn, waiting in club 23 (which Hennessy had booked exclusively for Futura) at Crown.
It’s funny. We planned and planned this interview, and just before we sat down we heard Futura speaking to some other members of the press. He’s such a captivating speaker. Impromptu we decided we would just sit down and have a conversation with him. And while I had my list of questions handy, I didn’t have to ask one of them, Futura covered off basically every thing we wanted to ask.
It was possibly one of the most amazing conversations I’ve had with anyone from the scene, ever. I mean this man is a god father, he’s seen it all come and go and he’s still keeping it real.
We were also blessed to hear about the person behind the artist. We spoke intimately about his family and friends and some of his other passions; photography and exploring new cities.
Anyway, you’ll understand after listening! Kick back, grab a beer, have a listen and enjoy! Also check out the mad shots by David Russell below.
Way back in October, we brought you news of a new project that I’ve been working on with Jo Jette, a brand spanking new print magazine by the name of Damn It! Well, it’s done, printed and all ready to go – and we’re having a party to celebrate!!
Designer and Publisher Jo Jette has been working on the amazing Nothing To Nobody for a few years now, which, sadly, has just released its awesome final issue (Jo will be working on Damn It! from here on out!) This dynamo of a lady has crafted what I think is a stunning, collectable piece of visual beauty, and written a slew of grand articles. For myself, well, I’ve edited my ass off on this one, and if you’ve been reading Invurt for a while then you can expect a whole bunch of full feature articles from yours truly on artists from across the globe!
"Tired of the same old same old? Want to feel like you’re doing something positive when you shell out your hard earned cold cash for a magazine? Want value for money in a convenient bag size read? Then say hello to our little friend – DAMN IT!
DAMN IT! is a brand spankin’ new, biannual, 96 page, limited edition magazine run by Publisher & Designer Jo Jette (of Nothing to Nobody magazine), and Editor in Chief Fletcher Andersen (aka Facter, of online art webzine, Invurt). We put every cent we have into the publication, so that each issue will kick the can of the previous one.
Each issue we feature juicy articles on super talented peeps – illustrators, photographers, typographers, painters, writers, and other creative types as well as reporting on the more serious side of things from around the world.
We also shine a Bat-signal on some of the amazingly selfless work done by caring peeps setting up and running not-for-profits all round the world. We’re not afraid to put our money where our damn big mouths are, and we pledge to donate $0.50 from each copy of DAMN IT! sold to the not-for-profit we feature in that issue, which in our first ever issue is Skateistan, a not-for-profit set up to teach kids to skate in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. Skatistan also teach journalism and art to their students, 40% of whom are girls. Plus we’ve adopted a Polar Bear for our first issue to accompany our article on Polar Bears and Arctic conservation, but just wait ‘til you see what we are sponsoring for issue 2!!
Launching officially on 2 May at the Just Another Project Space in 153 Greville St, Prahran (Melbourne) from 6-9pm, and we’ll be giving away a Hamburger YoYo to everyone who attends. Yes, you heard us right – so join us for a drink!"
It’s a bittersweet feeling, knowing that the mag is being launched, and my not being able to actually attend the launch party! Lamentations aside, both Jo and I are stoked at how the mag has turned out, and we’re sure that you’ll all love this first issue (we hope!) – its been a long process and a lot of hard work, trial and trepidation, but its something we’re pretty proud of.
So, we’d love for you to al head on down to the launch party next Thursday – grab a mag, enjoy a read and let us know what you think!!! Massive thanks to the team at Just Another for letting us use their awesome Just Another Project Space for the launch, we couldn’t be happier with the venue!!
Massive thanks to everyone for all of their support, especially the artists and advertisers who are featured in the first issue!
Who: The first issue of Damn It! Magazine features articles on artists and creatives such as Lee Romao, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Ken Taylor, Chris Peters, Poise, Adam Oehlers, Ink & Clog, Skateistan, Polar Bears of the Arctic, Naoto Hattori, Tom Hussey, and Hit+Run and some special artwork from Chris Hancock and Eleven, photography from Nicole Reed and much more. What: Damn It! Magazine Launch Party Where:Just Another Project Space, 153 Greville St, Prahran, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia When: Opening will be one night only, Thursday 2nd May 2013 from 6pm til 9pm!
I actually had a bit of a chuckle when I saw this event coming up – I’m in Oaxaca, Mexico right now, and here I am wishing that I was in Melbourne and able to go to this laneway party, featuring all things great and Mexican! Ironic, I know. Its all okay though, as I can live vicariously through the internet, and if I want a taco, I can just step outside the hostel and walk five metres!
For those of you, though, who are in Melbourne this weekend, and the following weeks, this event looks absolutely awesome – and if you like all things Mexico, taco, street art and laneway-lush, then this is for you!!
"Welcome to Las Laneway Fiesta, the opening night of one of Melbourne’s most innovative pop-up experience , Si Señor Art Taqueria. Brought to you by the new Mexican kids on the block, Si Señor Group & Melbourne Books. This one of a kind, pop-up art project celebrates Melbourne-Mexican art, emerging Latin American musicians and Mexican street food over four exciting weeks.
Prepare to be transported to a callejon in Mexico in the heart of Melbourne when Si Señor Pop Up Art Taqueria kicks off with:Las Laneway Fiesta opening night.
Fiesta like it’s 1999 with Tequila and Mezcal special edition cocktails, and unique regional tacos.
Expect Latin tunes and Aztec beats, a visual laneway projection phenomenon by the talent behind White Night Melbourne, Projection Teknik and live graffiti’s.
Si Senor Popup will showcase 4 up and coming street artists: Gaston Mendieta Juliette Claire Heesco Theo Robinson
With the 10th May introducing the second round of artists and installations.
All artwork for sale on the night.
We looking forward to see you!"
I believe that the whole thing opens with a big bash this Friday, followed by more mayhem on Saturday, and then new artists and shows for four weeks! There are plenty of other artists involved as well, and we’ll keep you updated on whats happening! If you want to know more, theres a great interview here on what its all about!
Head down to the laneway and to Gallery ONE THREE to enjoy it all for yourself – looks like there will be a few people enjoying it with you!
Who: Gaston Mendieta, Juliette Claire, Heesco, Theo Robinson, White Night Melbourne, Projection Teknik, Ruskid, What: Si Senor Popup Art Taqueria Where: Gallery ONE Three13 Somerset Place, Melbourne, Victoria When: Starts this Friday 27th April and Saturday 2th April with events on every Friday and Saturday for 4 weeks!
We were at Carbon Festival last weekend CARBON Festival 2013 to check out the third ear of the festival, from all accounts it was a great day and Luke McMannus and Dave Russell did a great job covering it with the live blog – you can take a look at the live blog archive below. Disappointingly, and to much frustration, for some reason all of the interviews and features that we had organised and hoped to bring to you from over the weekend fell through (which is a first), so we wont have any more coverage for you on Carbon 2013 beyond this and some forthcoming snapshots from Dave Russell – check it out.
One of Australia’s “premier contemporary style and culture events” CARBON festival returns to Melbourne for it’s third year running. Invurt covered CARBON last year via a live blog event and we’ll be hoping to do the same again this year.
The line up this year has me REALLY excited. Some of my all time favourite artists, photographers, producers, writers, designers, website founders, well you get the idea. The line up this year is: Shawn Stussy, Ronnie Fieg, Eddie Huang, Simon ‘Woody’ Wood, Jeff Hamada, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Dabs Myla, Lawrence Schlossman, Mark Drew, Barry McGee, PM Tenore, Andrew Montell and Geoffrey Lillemon. Artist profiles below.
We’re also planning to publish a couple of pre-event interviews, so keep your eyes peeled for them. This should be another awesome event. Details on the show and where to buy tickets below.
One of the foremost authorities on New York graffiti and hip-hop culture, Henry Chalfant’s photographic and film studies of early subway graffiti include the definitive books on the subject Subway Art and Spray Can Art, the former of which he co-authored with Martha Cooper. He co- produced the 1984 documentary Style Wars, widely considered the best exploration of graffiti culture captured on film.
Respected documentary photographer Martha Cooper has worked for The Washington Post and has had photographs featured in multiple publications and gallery exhibitions. Martha is best known for her documentation of graffiti art, including several books on the subject.
Former surfboard shaper Shawn Stussy first printed his name onto a t-shirt in the early eighties. His namesake surf label Stussy quickly grew to become one of the first true streetwear labels recognised on a global scale.
Ronnie Fieg is one of today’s most sought-after designers in footwear, his list of 2012 collaborations includes highly coveted shoe releases for Sebago, New Balance, Puma, Asics, Dr Martens and many more. 2011 saw the opening of his iconic Manhattan store Kith.
Eddie Huang’s wildly erratic talent has seen him enter many career paths – from lawyer, weed dealer to standup comedian – before charging onto the NY food scene with his hit restaurant BaoHaus. He has been described as a celebrity chef for the hip-hop generation, with his ongoing video segment on Vice.com, Fresh Off The Boat.
Simon ‘Woody’ Wood
Simon ‘Woody’ Wood celebrated 10 years at the helm of one of Australia’s most successful independent magazines Sneaker Freaker last year, which has grown into a globally distributed gospel for sneaker culture.
Vancouver based artist Jeff Hamada is the man behind Booooooom.com, one of the Internet’s most popular art blogs. Jeff has used the platform to launch a host of exciting exhibitions, interactive projects and philanthropic endeavors.
Melburnian expat husband and wife graffiti duo Dabs Myla are the talk of the Australian art scene following a string of successful shows locally and abroad. Their relocation and settlement in Los Angeles has exposed their captivating work to the US market and allowed the Dabs Myla brand to gain worldwide traction. Their distinctive, cartoon flavoured pieces have appeared in the streets, on magazine covers and inside gallery walls. Dabs & Myla share their experience with a forum audience for the first time at Carbon.
Mark Drew entered the world of design with a photocopied self-published hip hop zine in Sydney during the ‘90s. After establishing his status as a graphic artist, Mark co-founded the iconic Surry Hills gallery China Heights with Ed Woodley in 2003 before relocating to Tokyo in 2009. His graphic artworks have become coveted collector pieces, referencing ‘90s hip hop iconography and pop culture. His designs have taken the form of album artwork, apparel and can be found on gallery walls, as well as having been featured in ad campaigns for Sony, Nike and New Era.
Now helming editorial duties at the newly formed, fast-growing menswear website Four-Pins, part of the Complex Network, Lawrence Schlossman’s satirical approach to his field of expertise has won him a loyal and expansive online following. Schlossman is also co-creator of the blog site Fuck Yeah Menswear and co-author of the book of the same title.
Joining Geoffrey Lillemon in the Contemporary Art And Design forum is San Francisco contemporary artist Barry McGee. McGee began exhibiting his art in the late ‘80s on the streets of San Francisco and is a globally applauded contemporary artist.
The Building A Brand forum welcomes PM Tenore, founder and President of street and surf lifestyle brand RVCA to its lineup. Tenore is a man with humble beginnings who dreamt up RVCA in his garage and personifies the entrepreneurial spirit of the forum. His experience in building and maintaining a brand over many years will provide invaluable insight.
Speaking as part of the New Media forum is Founder and Editor In Chief of ACCLAIM magazine Andrew Montell. Montell will be sharing his experience of independent publishing beginning with Out4Fame Magazine in 1999 to the present day incarnation of ACCLAIM encompassing print, web and creative agency activity.
Joining the Contemporary Art And Design forum, Geoffrey Lillemon is considered a leader in the Net Art Movement is an experienced public speaker. Lillemon is an adidas Originals ambassador and influential art world figure, and is one of a few creative artists recruited for the 2013 adidas Unite All Originals campaign.
CARBON Festival 2013 – Flyer
What: CARBON festival 2013
Where: RMIT Storey Hall Auditorium, Melbourne CBD
When: Saturday April 13 – Sunday April 14, 2013
Tickets here. (2 Day Pass: $150 (incl GST) 1 Day Pass: $83 (incl GST) * Student discount available).
A few weeks back, we were invited to Oz Comic-Con in Perth . Having never been to a comic/fantasy/sci-fi convention, I wasn’t too sure what to expect. Comics are awesome, so why had I not been to a Oz Comic-Con before? I guess I thought this would be an event for hardcore science fiction fans and people who would make my comic knowledge feel like the small, pathetic, underfed creature it is.
As we neared the Perth Convention Centre we began to encounter Batmans, Pikachus and anime characters. Holly hell, people really dress up? I was SO excited! Upon entry we were greeted with what looked like a full house; stalls, shelves upon shelves of comics and a cast of patrons that were a mishmash of every cool movie, comic book and TV show I’d ever seen. All this and I hadn’t even got to where the Comic-Con special guests were. Macgyver was there, Macgyver!!!
I could prattle on about how great it was and how deep my regret is that I had not attended a Oz Comic-Con before but times is short yo. I gotta get started on my costume for next years Comic-Con.
Who: William Shatner, Jason Momoa, Richard Dean Anderson, Justin Randall, Nicola Scott, Patricia Quinn, J.G Hertzler and many, many more talented people. What: Oz Comic-Con Perth Where:Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth WA 6000 When: Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of March 2013
Some of you may remember back in January that we posted a big assed painting session in Windsor that we helped to produce – at the time, I’d jokingly said that as the laneway didn’t have any official name, that it should be called "Aerosol Alley" … well, I guess its no longer a joke, and there’s going to be a big launch party this weekend to celebrate the project, and you’re all fucking invited!
Since Wayne Tindall started painting in an old laneway behind his studio in Windsor (Melbourne) back in 2009, Aerosol Alley has since grown into a beautiful example of what a community of artists can do when presented with an opportunity to remake a disused urban environment. After beginning to paint several murals in the laneway on his own, Wayne then invited a bunch of artists along to help him out – it was at that stage that we here at Invurt became involved in the project, helping to co-ordinate three sessions of painting by street artists over the course of two years.
With the entire project having been filmed by Wayne Tindall, the launch party will also include a special preview screening of part of the documentary that was filmed of the project. Artists such as Heesco, Hancock, Kaff-eine, Meggs, Unwell Bunny, Facter, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Porno, S4beth, Mishap, Dopio, Dvate, Gent, Askem, Dcat, Conrad Bizjak, Eleven, Phoenix, Shida and many, many more have all, over the course of several painting sessions been both interviewed and filmed, and a full length doco of it all is in the works.
You can check out a preview of the documentary below – there will be an extended version shown at the event!
Since the New Years painting session, several other artists, such as Shida and Kaff-eine ,have also joined in on the project, and quite a few other pieces have gone up – its turned into an amazing public art space, where before it was truly just a run down laneway. As you can tell, we’re just a little bit proud to have been a part of it, and grateful for the opportunity, and all the support, that Wayne Tindall and the building owners provided!
Starting from 2pm on the day, an amazing lineup of live music will also herald the event – with performances from Psyde Projects, Mish’Chief, Ryan Knowles, Andre Le, Vogue and Jay Tindall. As an added bonus, the whole thing will be broadcast live via Kiss FM.
Mysterious Al, Unwell Bunny and Shida will all also be painting live at the event. As a special bonus, Wayne Tindall will also be launching his new gallery "Chaotic" in conjunction with the event. The gallery launch will feature a 101 Life Drawing event, as well as the launch of a fantastic new "Outdoor Gallery" that Wayne and David Russell have been working on over the past few months.
The Aerosol Alley launch party is proudly supported by Chaotic Gallery, Boywolf, Invurt, David Russell Photography, Kiss Fm, Print Express, RedTV, Chapel St, Tyranny Of Distance, The Wolf & I and Sticky Beak.
Head down there this weekend to check it all out for yourself, see some mad live art, and brock out to some rad live music.
This is real Melbourne street art, at its finest!!
Who: Live art by Mysterious Al, Unwell Bunny, Shida. Tunes by Psyde Projects, Mish’Chief, Ryan Knowles, Andre Le, Vogue and Jay Tindall. Mural and artwork by Heesco, Hancock, Kaff-eine, Meggs, Unwell Bunny, Facter, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Porno, S4beth, Dvate, Gent, Askem, Mishap, Dopio, Dcat, Conrad Bizjak, Eleven, Phoenix, Shida and many, many more What: Aerosol Alley Launch Party Where: Aerosol Alley (Laneway between Green and Union St, Windsor) When: Event starts 2pm Sunday 17th March – one day only! You can also catch the tunes from the event live on Kiss Fm!
Last year saw a great collection of artists at GTNBZY, and this year is no exception – we’ll let the press release do the talking!
"It’s Fringe season again and GTNBZY is back with their next ‘Fringe Dwellers’ group art exhibition and music showcase – ‘Outside the Box’. Upstairs at the Light Hotel on Saturday the 2nd of March, ‘Outside the Box’ combines visual art with the local hip hop scene and will showcase fourteen exhibiting visual artists, two live visual artists and seven of Adelaide’s emerging hip hop acts.
A varied collection of artwork, all following the ‘Outside the Box’ theme of creativity will be displayed from 7pm, featuring artists Alex Gilchrist, Jelena Vujnovic, Dabman, Dan Adams, Donovan Christie, Fletch, Joel Sanders, Josh Muller, JPEG, Kevin Rumbelow, Luke Trevorrow, Munki, Nick Strutton and Pip Cocciolone. As a part of the exhibition Dan Adams is exhibiting his own custom vinyl toys which will be painted by each artist, and local art heavyweights Donovan Christie and Luke Trevorrow will also be providing a live painting demonstration using aerosol and acrylic mediums on the balcony outside during the exhibition, courtesy of Clinic 116. Entry to the exhibition is free before 8pm, and $10 from 8pm onwards.
Following the exhibition, ‘Outside the Box’ will transform from art-space to music venue, showcasing a broad and talented collection of local Adelaide performers. As well as performing, 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner Koolta will host the night alongside The Kid, with additional performances from Til the Break, Foreign Correspondence and Elapsed Time. DJ’s Chaps and Antrax will round out the night on the decks."
Looks like another great event from a great crew, who have a lot of experience in putting on some fine assed art events! Head down and see it for ourselves next week!
Who: Alex Gilchrist, Jelena Vujnovic, Dabman, Dan Adams, Donovan Christie, Fletch, Joel Sanders, Josh Muller, JPEG, Kevin Rumbelow, Luke Trevorrow, Munki, Nick Strutton and Pip Cocciolone What: GTNBZY Outside The Box Group show & Event Where: The Light Hotel, Adelaide When: Saturday the 2nd of March from 6pm, entry to the exhibition is free before 8pm, and $10 from 8pm onwards.
This is happening Friday night this week. Chck it out.
From the Facebook event page: “History is repeating itself!* I’m going back to Berlin and need to get rid of some art and have a massive party with all of YOU! Come and enjoy some…
CHEAP ART - I can’t take it back to Berlin, so it’s selling hot! Stencils, Prints, zines, sticker packs and more.
BURLESQUE - taking the stage to weird and gory places with…
Stocked with delicious DOSS BLOCKOS
Hancock (winner of 2012 Secret Wars)
Instagram – @Hancock_art
A HAPPY ENDING
How much does all of this cost you?
IT”S FREE. Yes you heard, ENTRY IS FREE.
We will be relying on the generosity of all you sexy people to make some donations and buy some shit etc. So we can all get paid. BUT most of all I just want it to be a bad ass party. Because if you know me, you know how I like a good going away party”
*Last year it was Irkles Art Circus, this year I’m killing my online alter egos and focusing on tattooing. Word.”
Who: Irkles Dead Art Party
What: Irkles Dead Art Party
Where: 56-58 St Georges rd, Fitzroy North. Mavern Ramsey Warehouse (One tram stop past Merri creek on the 112, next to the Melbourne Anarchist Club)
Tiger Translate just held their latest instalment in the series in Dubai. Tiger Translate Dubai follows their recent events in Mongolia and New Zealand. Winners from both events were invited to paint n Dubai. The line up included artists from Singapore, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai. Artists included Sheryo (Singapore) , Enforce One (New Zealand) working with Paul Bruwer, Nick Ford (Australia) with Sasan Saidi, Anunaran (Mongolia) with Darwin Gueverra and Batbayar Purew (Mongolia) alongside Konan Lim.
As well as a huge paint up (with beat-boxing and music by some great artists - Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, Paul “Seiji” from Bugz in the Attic, Dolby, Hamdan Al Abri, Zahed Sultan, Tim Tapsell and Singaporean beat-boxer Dharni) as well as workshops by Sheryo on the history of street art. As well as the awesome street art and music, punters were given the opportunity to try “digital graffiti”, digitally painting on surrounds and also to design beer bottles.
This great series has been running for 6 years now and I’m keen to see what they come up with next. Here’s some photos from the show:
Well, what a fkn great way to start the year! Juddy Roller sure know how to put on a block party, and by the time we got down there in the early evening, Ill Logic 2013 was already bangin. Live art from Adnate, Choq and Blo (who has just recently returned from France) had everyone amped, and so did the tunes … and, well, there was some great cider and beer on offer.
We had an absolute ball, as did everyone else who was partying out in the street – this is how Melbourne street art is done! So much great work on the walls from Does, Eleven, Conrad Bizjak, Kaff-eine, E.L.K., Alastair Mooney, Choq, Blo, Lucy Lucy, Stormie Mills, Rick Sweden and Slicer. Thanks to Shaun and the whole crew for putting on a grand night!
Alas, we have had news that this event has been cancelled …
“Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be cancelled. All tickets purchased through Eventbrite will be refunded shortly. All tickets purchased through a promoter you will need to contact your promoter for your refund.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.”
Sorry to hear, dudes.
If you’re in Melbourne, then you’ve probably noticed that its boat party month – it seems that every promoter and club in the city is holding their own little cruise this month!
Standing out from the crowd though, and from the guys over at RTIST – is No Parlay. Sure, its a boat cruise – but it has a cool and unique lineup of DJs. More interesting to us, however, is that it has an extra special component to it that no other boat party has – live art, installations and some of the biggest names in Australian and international graffiti and street art – fuck yeah!
“The collective behind Prahran’s progressive RTIST gallery, RTIST Creative, have curated a unique two-part experience this January that combines street art and some of the city’s best electronic DJs and urban acts.
Beginning with the No Parlay Boat Cruise, a VIP experience departing the Docklands, the RTIST ship will sail the harbor in a day of revelry featuring sets by Kodiak Kid, Perplex, Andee Frost and Galapagoose.
The cruise will join the No Parlay Shed4 Party that boasts an impressive roster of DJs and performers. Headlined by tribal techno force Africa Hitech (UK/AUS), the event features sets by Kid Kenobi, one of Australia’s most successful breakbeat DJs, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), N’FA Jones, One Sixth, DJ Peril, Vida Sunshyne and Congo Tardis #1.
Street artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Akuzer, Monster, Slicer, Zode, Paris, Porno, Dvate, Rsume, Shem, Jorz and more will transform the walls of the Docklands venue into a living gallery while a unique lighting setup, a first for Australian audiences, will illuminate the Docklands shed.
The No Parlay Boat Cruise and No Parlay Shed4 Party is another multiplatform music and arts experience by RTIST Creative, who work to promote emerging artists as well as Internationally respected DJs.”
Boats, beer, bass and bitchin art – what more could you want from a day out? Get your tickets as soon as you can, they’re selling out fast …
Who: Sofles, Fintan Magee, Akuzer, Monster, Slicer, Zode, Paris, Porno, Dvate, Rsume, Shem, Jorz with tunes provided by Africa Hitech (UK/AUS), Kid Kenobi, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), N’FA Jones, One Sixth, DJ Peril, Vida Sunshyne and Congo Tardis #1.
What: No Parlay Boat Cruise/Shed4 Party. Where: No Parlay Boat Cruise leaves from The Victoria Star, Central Pier Docklands - No Parlay Party held at Shed4, South Wharf Docklands. When: Event has been cancelled. Saturday January 19, 2013. No Parlay Boat Cruise starts 2pm January 19. No Parlay Shed4 Party starts 6.30pm January 19. Closes 1am Sunday. Price: No Parlay Boat Cruise: $65 + booking fee (With free entry into the Shed4 Party). No Parlay Shed4 Party: $40 + booking fee. Tickets: Available through www.noparlay.eventbrite.com.au
Where Secret Walls Melbournes grand final was a battle between two street and urban art heros, tonights SW Sydney grand finale can only be described as the battle of the drawings – as two of Australias finest illustrators, the long time established Ben Brown vs the rising star of Dale Bigeni paint it out to discover who reigns supreme!
“This is it…six months of the best live art battle on this side of the globe comes to a head in a 90-minute battle winner-take-all at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 12 December. Dale Bigeni and Ben Brown are two of Australia’s best and most respected artists and it will be a dynamic battle on the night. Secret Walls showcases the talents of Australia’s best artists and this is what live art is all about.
As part of the final event for 2012 we are very excited to have L-Fresh the Lion opening up the night’s events. L-FRESH The LION is a 23-year-old Hip Hop artist and producer from South West Sydney. He has made a name for himself as a versatile and unique artist who writes, records, produces and mixes most of his own music, whilst also delivering powerful speeches and meaningful spoken word poetry sets.”
If you’ve been following the series, its time for the finale – and if you’re a newcomer, there is no better introduction to it all than a grand final. Paint will most definitely spill in this one!
Who: Dale Bigeni vs Ben Brown What: Secret Walls Sydney Grand Final Where: Oxford Art Factory, 38 – 46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney When: Tonight, Wednesday 12th December. Event starts at 6:30pm – battle starts at 8:30pm – be there!
Okay, so we’re a little late on this one, it is really well and truly the silly season and its busy as hell …
The Melbourne Secret Walls finale really was a grand ‘ol battle, as two friends and Melbourne street art stalwarts, Jack Douglas and Hancock, set out to battle. After six months of battling through to the finale, the boys had their plan of attack well and truly honed – and both brought the goods.
In the end, Hancock came out on top with a transformative ending to take out this years Secret Walls title, but as with all things art and creative – well, they were both victorious in my eyes!
We love Secret Walls – bring on next year! Check out all the photos from the grand final below ….
Invurt webzine provides information on AustralAsian street, urban, illustrative, graffiti and other genre defying, nu-contemporary art to readers around the world. It specialises in events and artists who are working, displaying and visiting Australasia – particularly with a focus on exhibitions, live art and other events the artists are partaking in.