This great little event in celebration of the Puma Suede anniversary will kick off this Friday night down one of Melbournes iconic laneway – with a feast of beats, breaking and damn fine art from three of Melbournes best – Jorz, Paris and Drew Funk! Get your Nikes on, and head down to what promises to be a grand event .. more info below!
“FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!
A night Featuring the Cream of Burn City’s Underground Hip Hop, Bboy/Bgirl, Graffiti/StreetArt, Selector/Collector’s(dj’s), Prod/Mc’s & Crew’s
Ft. The freshest Kids Battling it out for supremecy Cred & Puma Prize packs!
As well as the 45th anniversary of the Mighty Puma Suede/Clyde!
As we’ll as celebrating the influential classic Movie Beat Street.
With “LIVE” Graffiti by some of Melb’s finest & world renowned artists!
Along with crazy gift pack give away’s from Puma all night long!
Plus some of Melbs’s finest Funk & Hip Hop selector’s droppin those Block Rockin Beats keeping it on, till the break a dawn!
As well as BOOMBOX’S & GHETTOBLASTER on parade!
Don’t miss your opportunity to get a pic with yourself & a classic monster og Boombox! Looking forward to seeing everybody styling in their freshest wears!
NOTE: COME DRESSED IN YOUR PUMA SUEDE & FRESH WEARS FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN & PUMA PACK!
Rock your freshest pair of Puma Suedes on the night for your chance to take home an incredible Puma prize pack! Which include’s Limited edition Puma Suede Book! Puma Clyde’s & Clothing+ much much more!
Any event that celebrates Beat Street is worth going to by me. Though, being an Adidas boy, I don’t actually own a pair of Pumas (I know, I really probably should!) I’ll still be rocking down there for this – we will see you down there!!!
Who: Paris and Jorz and Drew Funk – painting to some mad beats and breakdancers – fuck yeah! What: Beatstreet Breakdown Block Party Where: Word Bar, 14 Goldie Place, Melbourne When: Event starts 7pm, Friday 28th February 201, and goes til late!
Whenever I hear the words “Be Free” and “exhibition” in the same sentence, I start wondering which exciting location I’m going to be directed to this time. After a string of collaborative shows held from galleries to random abandoned houses around the city, we will finally be able to attend Be Free’s first solo exhibition which will be held in… two different locations.In different ends of the city!
I’m not sure whether I should be going to Northcote or South Melbourne first, but it all sounds very interesting and I expect to be taken to two different and fascinating worlds, as the show will be exploring “two sides of the character’s personality” according to the event description says.
The exhibition opens this coming Friday, but meanwhile don’t forget to have a look at the super cute videos from Be Free below!
In 2012, local artist Wayne Tindall and Invurt began an epic multi-year project to transform a dilapidated laneway in the back streets of Windsor and Chapel St into a thriving mecca of street art on Melbournes south side.
After a period of time running the project, dubbed, unofficially, “Aerosol Alley”, the laneway gained the attention of Stonnington council, who offered to allocate the previously un-named laneway an official moniker – Artists Lane and threw their support behind the project. In time, local businesses and other members of the local community also began to offer their support, and this once disused lane now plays host to a growing number of visitors and artists, both domestically and international, and is a focal point for graffiti and street art in the City of Stonnington and the greater Melbourne area.
Having played host to over four large scale painting sessions to date, including the inaugural Aerosol Alley event last year, artists are set once again to begin yet another transformation of the laneway, with a celebration of the new work to be held this Sunday, March 2nd, with the official Aerosol Alley 2 event.
“Aerosol Alley 2″ will feature over twenty of Melbournes finest graffiti and street artists renewing the walls of the laneway over the weekend, with live painting, food, DJs, street poetry and a host of fun on offer on the Sunday afternoon.
During the event, several artists will also be painting in the laneway, and there will be a special live art display of a first time ever collaboration – CONRAD BIZJAK vs SHIDA !!
Some of the artists who will be contributing to the new makeover of the laneway prior to the event will include:
Drewfunk, Putos, Silk Roy, Loadz, Presto, Ero, Senekt, Bailer, Facter, Ohnoes, Amac, Jak Rapmund, Paners, Woke, joJo Spins, Jack Frost, Short, Choq, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Heesco, Ryan Boserio, Troll, Mysterious Al, Pierre Llloga, Unwell Bunny, Frosk, Jonathan Guthmann and Ashley Goudie, and theres already some new feature art on the walls by INK & CLOG (Singapore).
There will be a great DJ lineup on the day, with plenty of urban beats for you in the carpark, with tuneage from:
Mike Steva (Deeperoots)
Jimmy James (Strictly Vinyl)
Chris NG (Le Soul, Goodlife)
MzRizk (Rizky’s Block Party)
Nubody (Bounce Audio)
Come down and join us in Artists Lane (Between Union & Green st) in Windsor on Sunday, March 2nd from 2pm til 7pm for a unique event! We’d love to see you all down there!!
Who: Live art from SHIDA & Conrad Bizjak (and a few others) and the exhibition of new works on the walls by Drewfunk, Putos, Silk Roy, Loadz, Presto, Ero, Senekt, Bailer, Facter, Ohnoes, Amac, Jak Rapmund, Paners, Woke, Jack Frost, Short, Choq, Mishap, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Heesco, Ryan Boserio, Troll, Mysterious Al, Pierre Llloga, Unwell Bunny and Ashley Goudie, and featuring new art by INK & CLOG (Singapore) What: Aerosol Alley 2 Where: Artists Lane, (between Union and Green st), Windsor, VIC When: Event starts 2pm on Sunday 2nd March 2014 and runs til the evening!
It feels like Art Basel 2013 was just yesterday, and yet two months have already passed since one of the biggest street art meet ups of the year! Australians were very well represented this year. The Everfresh crew in particular was almost all present, and apart from exhibited work and numerous painted walls, Mike Makatron was part of a live painting event at TSL Lounge in Wynwood Miami.
This was definitely one of the best shows I have seen in a while, we’ll done Backwoods!
Dicks aside, what JG is most well known for, Jonathan’s pieces were amazing. An incredible eye for detail made his images of theology, mythology and ancient languages really shine. Oh yeah and the dick pics were also rad, as expected. His mural out the front (1st time on the cans) was pretty damn impressive.
We were also lucky enough to get down to see Jonathan painting live on Saturday. Watching the man work gave me even more of an appreciation for his work. Airbrush, ink and aerosol were all used to create his WILLY character, which looked amazing.
Tuesday night I headed down to ArtBoy Gallery in Prahran to check out Toy To The World – an annual fundraiser for the Victorian AIDS Council where a bundle of artists (so, so many this year) customise vinyl toys with their indubitable talents. There were more people at ArtBoy this year than I’ve ever see at any previous TTTW – it was packed, and everything was absolutely loving what was on offer. Chopped, hacked, painted, glued and modified, man there were a lot of awesome toys down there!
Pencilneck Productions and all their volunteers have done a fine job of this years event, and I hope they make themselves a bundle of money for the VAC.
Check out the photos below, and if you like anything that you see, you can bet on them over at the Online Auction site – theres some really great shit there, and it all goes to a more than worthy cause!
Over the past year or so I’ve been catching a whole bunch of shit being put up across the net from the Solidarity Movement – especially the big paintup that they did in Singapore late last year, which looked all kinds of awesome. Initiated by the RSCLS crew, the Solidarity Movement sees artists from across the region get together to do what it is that they love doing most – decorate walls, talk art and spread the good word of all things grand and painted.
“An archipelago of 18,307 islands, Indonesia is a country with one of the most vibrant and influential contemporary arts scenes in South East Asia.
With such a diverse cultural and visual identity, it is not surprising to see that even the urban art scene is massive and vibrant. “The earlier generation of graffiti art practitioners has paved the way for the current crop of graffiti writers and street artists since tiielridonesian grafﬁtiart movement started in the late 90s tothe early 2000.
With initiatives like TembokBomber and ISAD (Indonesia Street Art Database) serving as a platform for networking and sharing information on urban art practices, Indonesia has one of the most exciting and biggest urban art community in South East Asia. SOLIDARITY21 seeks to further understand the nuances and influences of lndonesian culture and social fabric in its contemporary graffiti and street art practices.
The SOLIDARITY21 Movement is the principal program initiated by RSCLS to create a regional sharing network for urban arts. It is also a program that seeks to document, archive and provide an understandinq and education of street art and graffiti as an art form in the context of each different city in Asia.”
This next event sees one of the biggest yet – with artists from Thailand, Indonesia and getting together for it all to both exhibit work and do a bunch of live art from Alexface, Clogtwo and Menaw- and what a massively cool array of artists, too. It’s all free, of course, and has a bunch of artists talks and opportunities to meet them all as well.
This is the kind of thing that we want to see more of – not just in SE Asia, but here in Australia as well. We often all get caught up in doing our own thing so much, and so many people get stuck in their little cliques that they forget about all the amazing shit that is happening right next to them in their own countries, and their neighbours. Organised efforts like that from the Solidarity Movement go a long way towards fostering the general publics understanding of our artforms, and helps to increase communication between artists – all of which leads to more exciting opportunities for the artists to pursue their creativity.
If you’re around Jakarta this week, head to Gardu House and see it all for yourselves – you wont get a finer display anywhere else in SE Asia this weekend.
Who: Antz, Clogtwo, Inkten, Spaz, Traseone, Zero, Dem, Spiz, Seams Two, Alias, Tutu, Fartz, Kumkum, Ivory Chiko, Tuyuloveme, Menaw, Cube, Alexface, Bon, Cartoon420, Gong – live performances from Indo Beatbox x Jalan Surabaya x Cek Omback Project What: Solidarity Movement – An Urban Cultural Exchange Where: Gardu House, Jl Rc Veteran Raya No 13 Gg H Ropiah/Route 66 Tanah Kusir, Jakarta When: Event starts January 25th, 2014 and from 3pm and runs until about 9 or 10pm (from what I can gather!)
15.00 : Artist Talk and Discussion by All Artist 19.00: Opening Exhibition and Live Painting – theres also talk of a BBQ where you can talk to all the artists.
David Russell got down to the opening of Backwoods Galleries latest group show, “A Study Of Eyes” – the second in a series of shows (after the wonderful A Study Of Hands) featuring local and international artists producing work around various parts of the human body.
““A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”
This year, Backwoods Gallery will present the second installment,“A Study Of Eyes”, an exhibition consisting of 45 pieces of original artwork based on the eye by some of the world’s leading artists.”
I actually never realised it was a decade long project – talk about epic. Check out all the photos from the most recent iteration below, courtesy of David Russell …
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