In case you missed this awesome show by Daniel (Ears) O’toole, at Juddy Roller studio and gallery, run by the very man him self Shaun Hossack.
Art & Dharma is a pseudonym for Melbourne-based stencil artist Elliot Clayfield, who has been creating stencil art for the past three years. His subject matter is often inspired by people’s resilience in the face of hardship, and the desire to make a difference in the world. Art & Dharma cites travel and Buddhism as his biggest inspirations. With a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Art & Dharma seeks a clean, structured style that combines aspects of both art and design. Art & Dharma likes the often obscure and seemingly random shapes of stencils that when layered reveal detail, and tries to maintain a happy medium between a stylistic, and realistic approach.
For every sale made, a contribution will go to the ‘Charity: Water’ organisation who help remote villages around the world gain access to clean water, as well as ‘The Click Foundation’ who raise epilepsy awareness and are searching for a cure.
This event is not only about the art. It is also about raising vital funds for worthwhile causes. You are warmly encouraged to dig deep and donate.
The Click Foundation
Who: Elliot Clayfield.
What: Cheaper Than Therapy.
When: Opens July 3rd, 7pm – till late.
Where: The Den, 1 Doonside Street, Richmond, Vic.
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Opening their doors at 6pm, Friday the 3rd of July, Juddy Roller is proud to present you one of Australia’s most iconic street artists Ears. This is Ears’ first Melbourne solo show in over 4 years.
Tree Spirits is a culmination of work that Ears has produced during a month long residency at Juddy Roller, using the entire gallery space as his studio to produce a mix of large format and smaller mixed media paintings on canvas and wood panel.
Tree Spirits delivers of a series of imagined landscapes that reference mountainous Australian bush lands, accompanied by floating portraits warped by playful line work offset by sparse graphic elements.
In his latest body of work, Ears uses bold colours and geometric lines to create compositions born of a street context yet taken further into ideas of symmetry and form, utilising the tension between the man made world and the natural environment.
Ears is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sound, painting, video and photography. Ears’ work was born in the street and has matured into a successful fine art career, with many solo shows under his belt and multiple curatorial projects.
Juddy Roller, one of Melbourne’s most iconic street art studios is located in a unique warehouse space in one of Fitzroy, Melbourne’s most colourful lane ways.
Juddy Roller is owned and operated by Shaun Hossack and Matt Careri, the founders of Juddy Roller Studios and The Wall to Wall Festival, Benalla.
To hear more about the show and find out about up coming shows at Juddy Roller, check the blog at www.juddyroller.com.au or sign up for our mailing list.
Who: Ears (Daniel O’Toole)
What: Tree Spirits.
When: Friday 3rd July, 2015, from 6pm
Where: Juddy Roller Studios, corner of Johnston and Chapel Street, Fitzroy.
Get along next week to the Just Another Project Space in Prahran and support an amazing line up of artists in an exhibition called “Just Another July”.
Who: Just Another Project Space.
What: Just Another July.
When: Opening Night: 4th July 6-10pm – Till 26th July.
Where: Just Another Project Space – 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran.
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In case you missed the show here are a bunch of shots from DEM 189’s amazing show Ricochet at Backwoods Gallery last week.
We are always the biggest lovers of stencil art here, and group shows with such high calibre, international work are always a welcome sight!! Out of the awesomeness that is the new aMBUSH Gallery, comes probably one of the biggest and best international stencil art exhibitions we have seen in years – Your Kid Cant Do This!
“However derisively you feel about conceptual art, and no matter how skillfully your chubby-cheeked progeny wields a Magic Marker, the fact remains that when it comes to the technical mastery and intricate vision of this line up of world-class stencil artists, Your Kid Can’t Do This.
Returning for the first time since 2010, international stencil art exhibition Your Kid Can’t Do This launches at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Sydney on Friday 26 June from 6-9pm. The group exhibition is curated by Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K, who became the first street-based artist to be selected for inclusion in the prestigious Archibald Prize in 2012, and currently holds the record for creating the highest selling piece of street art in Australia.
YKCDT is the ultimate showcase of contemporary talent within the field of stencil artistry, featuring over 50 artists from 16 countries, including the Godfather of modern stencil art Blek Le Rat (France), Australian stencil art royalty Haha and Vexta, and Hugo Kaagman (Amsterdam), who is heralded as the ‘original pioneer of stencil art’. YKCDT also platforms the work of every winner of the Australian Stencil Art Prize from 2009-2014, leading stencillers from across Europe and America, and an assortment of emerging artists whose quieter reputations belie their exceptional talent.
“Modern stencil art exploded on to the scene in Australia in the early 2000s, around the time of the American invasion of Iraq. Hundreds of artists with a message hit the streets and lane ways, using the quickest means of delivering that message: stencil. In the decade that has followed, the boom of street stencils scene has slowed down, but the evolution of the medium continues to progress to a near hyper-realistic aesthetic. The 2015 instalment of YKCDT is set to be Australia’s most outstanding display of stencil art yet.”
On the opening night, Fenella Kernebone, host of By Design on Radio National and The Sound Lab on Triple J, will officially launch the exhibition.”
Put together by the brilliantly talented. and, well, one of the most authoritative stencils artists in the world, E.L.K., YKCDT is going to be an epic display of modern stencil art from across the globe – do not miss this show!!!
Who: Blek Le Rat, 23rd Key, Adam 5100, Artestensiva, B-toy, Be Free, Brian DeLoncker, C215, Camo, Czarnobyl, David Soukup, Denial, Eelus, Eime, EINS92, ELK, HAHA, Hugo Kaagman, Icy & Sot, Jamin, Jana et Js, Jef Aerosol, Joe Iurato, Joshua Smith, Katheine Jukes, Kirpy, Klingatron, Koleszar, Lekomio, Losop, M-City, Martin Whatson, Mili Vada, Mini Graff, Monstfur, Nils, Nufink, Ortaku, Orticanoodles, Pahni, Papermonster, Pisa 73, Ralf Kempken, Scotch Willington
What: Your Kid Can’t Do This – Exhibition
When: Friday 26 June, 6-9pm
Where: the new aMBUSH Gallery, Level 3 Central Park The Living Mall), 28 Broadway, Chippendale (opposite UTS)
Stencil Workshop with E.L.K
When: Saturday 27 June, 2-5pm
Where: aMBUSH Project Space, Level 3 Central Park
Up next at Backwoods Gallery we are hosting DEM 189. An established graffiti artist, born in Lebanon and spending much of his time in France before settling in Melbourne. His detailed, mechanical styles adorn walls around the globe. His new show entitled ‘Ricochet’ will feature a gallery installation as well as works in various media on paper and canvas. DEM 189’s detailed line work and unique style has earned him a reputation in many circles as one of the best. Don’t miss his first Australian solo show.
Born in the late 70’s in Beirut (Lebanon), he was quickly confronted to chaos and hysteria. Tarek aka Dem189 had to learn the limits of a city at war. Confined at home, during most of his free time outside school, he had to develop his own creative universe. From Lego to drawing, he built his own fantasies. Fascinated by war, he also lays on paper his fantasised weapons and war crafts, genesis to his future work.
In 1989 Dem moved to Paris, and discovered a whole new biotope with different rules and cultures. Ecstatic and overwhelmed by the prospect of this new life, Dem launched into graffiti in his early teens. Integrating various movements from punk rock to heavy metal, electro to hip-hip, switching from one to the other, he developed his own style.
Over the last 7 years, Dem has been working on paintings and installations in an abstract style, parallel to his graffiti world. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Moebius, Lebbeus Woods, Crumb… as well as urban architecture and decay.
His style is unpredictably diverse.Passed 30, Dem still refuses to limit himself to any particular movement. His inspirations and influences are countless. He focuses on exploring many sub-cultures. Urban by essence, he finds what inspires him roaming the streets, and allows himself to experiment with any technique and tools. His work in recent years has left the shores of lettering to venture into the realms of illustration and abstraction.
DEM189’s show ‘Ricochet’ opens at Backwoods Gallery Friday June 19th from 6pm.
Who: DEM 189.
When: June 19th from 6-9pm, till July 5th.
Where: Backwoods Gallery – 25 Easey Street, Collingwood, Melbourne.
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Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study of Camouflage – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series.
This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects. After more than successful exhibitions A Study of Hands, A Study of Eyes andA Study of Hair, the new show is focusing on a completely different subject – camouflage.
A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality.
Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.
Each artist participating at A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are:Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.
Who: Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood,Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman,James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai.
What: A Study Of Camouflage.
When: 29th May – 6-10, till the 7th June.
Where: Backwoods Gallery, Level 2. 5 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.
Visions of Dreamland
A joint art exhibition by Chuck Mayfield and Júlia Palazzo.
We invite you to experience a body of work inspired by glimpses of a world beyond consciousness, come and immerse yourself in a room decorated with art and objects from each artists dreamlands.
The beautiful and the bizarre will be displayed side by side in an environment that will delight the senses.
Who: Chuck Mayfield & Julia Palazzo.
What: Visions Of Dreamland.
When: Opening night is on this Thursday the 14th of May from 6pm, till the 26th of May.
Where: Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith Street, Collingwood.
Facebook event here
By Akemi Ito
“I Guess you’d call my art contemptible art, most of it gets painted over with beige or grey by other people, so it doesn’t curry much favour, mostly because it’s illegal art, illegal you’ve got to be kidding me, oppositionaly defiant even.
A body of stencil art representing two years of growth, change and sometimes ill considered ideas, all on show all to help me continue this beautiful crime.
Because sometimes Oppositional Defiance is in order”.
Who: Akemi Ito.
What: Oppositional Defiance Disorder.
When: Friday- 22nd May to the 5th June 6-9pm.
Where: Off The Kerb Gallery-66B Johnston Street Collingwood Vic 3006.
Facebook event here