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.
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 …
Last weekend ex-Sydney and newly minted Melbourne artist Alexandra Lederman opened up her first solo show here in Collingwood, with LandEscapes. With playful abstractions juxtaposed with imaginative landscapes, this was a great showing by an emerging artist whose work we are particularly keen to follow!
Big thanks to David Russell for all the shots, and congrats to Alexandra on her first Melbourne show!
We headed down to Backwoods Gallery last Friday night to check out Misos show, Bright Night Sky, and got a whole bunch of photos from the opening – great turnout, and the show was already sold out before it even opened! Nice.
Big thanks to DCats and David Russell for all the pics, nice one boys!
Gary Seaman was here in Melbourne not too long ago, and, catching up on our snapshot backlog, we have all the photos from his show down at Just Another Project Space in Prahran! He also recently had a show this week up in Sydney, head over to The Opening Hours to check that one out!
For now, take a look at what he did whilst he was here in the ‘Burn, mad shit …
Last night myself (and many others) braved a chilly Melbourne evening to get down to the opening of the latest Studio 615 group show – Time Flies – and man was I glad that I did.
Held in Obscura Gallery off Carlisle st in Balaclava, previously mostly known for their photographic exhibitions, the entire crew put forth a show that I was immensely impressed by. Mike Danischewski, Sahil Silkroy, Sam Octigan, Marcus Dixon and Doug Aldrich all placed a firm foot forward with this group exhibition – and it showed.
I’ve been to countless group shows – some more impressive than others, and there was something about the 615 crews latest outing that, for me, really made an impact. There was a definite aesthetic within the show – the pieces flowed between the walls, and the themes reflected, as diverse as the work itself was, was entire cohesive. This is the thing that great crews are made of – individuals who can thrive off each others strength to present something new, intriguing and inspiring.
At a time when I’ve begun to lament that Melbourne may be on somewhat of a downward slide towards a certain lack of cooperation and "community" amongst its artists, a slide where a certain cut throat dog each dog mentality seems to be emerging amongst some of its various players (like in many other cities I’ve recently visited around the world), this show was a breath of fresh air. To say that seeing the spirit of cooperation and collaboration is alive and well here was heartening, is an understatement. Time Flies was an exemplary display of this sentiment – diverse, talented friends and peers working together for the common goal of artistic love.
Time Flies was everything that I loved about art and exhibitions in this unique city of ours – and I was glad to have been able to see it for myself.
Last night I made my way down to Little Hoddle Street in Richmond to check out the latest and greatest show put on by the crew at Dangerfork – and it was a great exhibition!
Dangerforks new space down in Richdmond is awesome – not only do they have a great setup for all their printing needs, but the exhibition space in the front of the warehouse is perfect; not too small, not too large. Really looking forward to seeing more shows at this spot, and seeing how they ramp it all up in time to come.
So Dave Russell and I went and checked out Oz Comic Con last Saturday. What a laugh of a day. Saw some awesome costumes, and some pretty disturbing ones also HAHA!!
We checked out all the stalls in particular anyone that was drawing live. Lot’s of random characters scattered around the convention which made for some great shots, not to mention the Cos Play competition. Check out some great shots from Dave below.
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