It’s that time of month again to show you whats been happening on the streets of Melburn, as always there is something happening.
Below is a selection of some of my favourite shots from Ironlak’s 10th anniversary paint up in Croft Lane. The event saw some of the best Melbourne and overseas artists repaint the lane; Dvate, Sofles, Treas, Sirum, just to name a few .
We also saw Trunk Diner put on an amazing Sunday event with live painting over two months, featuring Conrad Bizjak, Deams, Itch, Lucy Lucy, Jaws, Hancock and more.
Invurt also got down to Junky Project’s first solo show ‘WASTED’ at The Darkhorse Experiment in Blender Studios. Who doesn’t love Junky’s work from his usual suspects the sentinels you see everywhere, as well as some amazing sculptures made from everyday found objects.
There is also some amazing pieces from Senekt in Abbotsford, Dem 189 in Clifton Hill and an amazing collab between Rashe & Bailer in Brunswick; and finally Emily Vanderlism and the Authority Clothing crew fronted by Christopher Skyner, created a great piece down Bennets lane in the CBD.
Man, you have no idea how excited we are for this – PUBLIC is the kind of event we love the most, a showcase of all that is great and grand about art painted out on the streets and walls – just read on and check it out for yourself …
“From 5 – 13 April 2014, large-scale urban artworks will be developed by some of the world’s best known urban artists. Blank walls will be transformed throughout Perth, pop-up spaces created in Wolf Lane, and artists will begin residencies on William Street in Northbridge, which will result in Dear William, a dedication to William Street, opening on 13 April, with artworks installed on William Street from the 13-20 April.
Art in the City has a number of events that you can attend and get involved in; some of these are listed below, but keep checking the ‘What’s On‘ page for information about artists’ talks, walking tours, and more:
PUBLIC will place Perth as an emerging international street art hotspot, alongside cities such as Bristol, New York, Miami, Barcelona and Buenos Aires; cities that are well-known for the impact of using art to enrich and empower the lives of its people.
PUBLIC will see walls and laneways around the Perth CBD and Northbridge transformed with street art, projections, installations and public events creating a unique cultural experience. This free program will bring leading contemporary West Australian, National and International visual, street and digital artists together including (but not limited to, for sure):
Jetsonorama (USA); Phlegm (UK); Jordan Seiler + Heavy Projects (USA); Nigel Bennet (Italy); eL Seed (Tunisia/Canada); ROA (Belgium); Ever (Argentina); Gaia (USA); Saner (Mexico); 2501 (Italy); Hyuro (Argentina); Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico); Jaz (Argentina); Pixel Pancho (Italy); Maya Hayuk (USA); Remed (France); The Yok and Sheryo (Perth/USA); Beastman (Sydney); Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Perth); Lucas Grogan (Melbourne); Phibs (Sydney); Reko Rennie (Melbourne); Stormie Mills (Perth); Yandell Walton (Melbourne); and Vans the Omega (Adelaide) … and more!!
I mean, sssshiiiitttt! Heres a preview …
As a Perth boy myself, if you had of said to me that P-town would be playing host to over 45 artists from both Australia and across the world, artists who are some of the globes absolute finest, I would have looked at you and asked if you were kidding! But PUBLIC is no joke – this is exactly what the guys over at FORM have made happen, and its one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen happen over in Perth. We’re so fkn excited that myself, Luke McManus and Dean Sunshine are all heading over to the event to check it all out for ourselves, so we’ll keep you up to date on everything happening!
Love seeing Perth being the focus of something so important, fuck yeah!
Who: Jetsonorama (USA); Phlegm (UK); Jordan Seiler + Heavy Projects (USA); Nigel Bennet (Italy); eL Seed
(Tunisia/Canada); ROA (Belgium); Ever (Argentina); Gaia (USA); Saner (Mexico); 2501 (Italy); Hyuro (Argentina); Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico); Jaz (Argentina); Pixel Pancho (Italy); Maya Hayuk (USA); Remed (France); The Yok and Sheryo (Perth/USA); Beastman (Sydney); Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Perth); Lucas Grogan (Melbourne); Phibs (Sydney); Reko Rennie (Melbourne); Stormie Mills (Perth); Yandell Walton (Melbourne); and Vans the Omega (Adelaide) – and we know for a fact that here are also a bunch of artists who are also participating who aren’t on this list! What: PUBLIC Where: All through the streets of the Perth CBD When: Event runs from April 5th to April the 13th 2014 – nine days of painting awesomeness.
The Blackbook studios brings you Graffight, a battle between two writers on a monthly basis.
The objective of the battle is for each of the contestants to piece their opponents name within the five hours given. This time round it was Noez23 Vs Miz-E. An epic battle under the 30 degree heat of the afternoon sun. Other crews showed up to show their moral support and watch the two battle it out. Every battle will be held on a monthly basis on the last saturday of each month, from 2pm-7pm.
This month’s judges were Clogtwo, Slacsatu, Scola. Contestants are judged based on colour, technique, style and flow. Each month will include a guest judge, this months was Scola – the first winner for the weekends battle was Noez23!
In the upcoming months the line up will be as follows :
Muton Vs Trase01
Misnek Vs Dante
Cable Vs Abstrak
Tech Vs Esok
Antz Vs Hashtwo
Syco Vs Ashd
Bony Vs Libre
Zero Vs Locase
Coming this April 29th will be the next round Mutons Vs Traseone, 2pm till late.
Group photo credit : Illya Aquida
Who: Noez23 Vs Miz-E What: Graffight When: 29th March 2014 Where: The Blackbook , 71 Sultan Gate, Singapore
Weaving eight years of life experience of this Malaysian artist, Escapeva launches his first solo exhibition today.
Not satisfied with a normal nine to five job and a degree in graphic design, Escapva took up the aerosol can to study public painting. This show features what is means to be a graffiti artist in Malaysia. Entitled ‘Can Control’, Escapva claims ‘’Mastery of the spray can tip parallels the growth and development of self’’’.
Can Control is a highly composed and organised collection of what Escapva represents. This exhibition visually incorporates his steady progression into the world of graffiti, and hopes will encourage others to step out of the norm, and trust that following their hopes and dreams will allow room for creativity via an escape from reality.
Who: Escapeva What: ‘Can Control’ Solo Show Where: KEDAI , D-G-03, Jalay SS6/20A, Kelana Jaya, Petaling Jaya 47301, Malaysia When: 28th March – 11th April from 8.00PM-11.00 PM (opens daily)
Croft alley saw a complete re-do last week, celebrating Ironlak’s 10th anniversary, with a stellar line up of some of Australia’s best graffers. We were down there on most of the days, checking out the work as it went up.
Artist’s such as Dvate, Sofles, Vans the Omega, WANE, Phibs, Dem 189, Sirum and many more got their work up on the walls, and David Russell caught it all on memcard with a damn nice fisheye. Take yourself down to Croft alley if you’re in Melbourne and check out the dopeness for yourselves.
We made it down to Junky Project’s show “Wasted” on Friday and as expected it was a great show. Junky’s usual creatures plus some interesting sculptures. Junky also built a small city out of polystyrene and invading monsters to match. Check out these great photos by David Russell.
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!
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