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Exhibition – Mistery – A Gallery Far Far Away – Singapore

Greetings all from the Lion City – this will be my first real post since my relocation up to Singapore a week or two ago, I decided to take the plunge and do something new, so I’ll be based out of here for the next six months or so. Good thing too, as there is a crapload of great stuff happening in the SE Asia region right now that I’m hoping to cover, like this show from old school Sydney graff legend Mistery – which just popped onto my radar today!

“Reaching back to his comic book roots, Australian graffiti artist Mistery has reinterpreted classic Star-Wars imagery in cartoon form with a graffiti styled twist.

Not only regarded as one of the countries leading aerosol artists, Mistery is also an accomplished B-Boy and MC, with Spanish paint company MTN recently producing a limited edition spray can in his honor! 

Join us on Thursday night to meet the artist, view the works and enjoy some drinks, as we launch this new exhibition at CAD.”

Heres a work in progress of something for the show …

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I fucking love Star Wars. I’ve seen the mans work in photos, but never had a chance to see it in a gallery context,  so i’m really looking forward to this one – and i’ll be sure to grab a bunch of photos whilst Im at it.

Check out a video featuring the man below …

For What it’s Worth from Adam Lowe on Vimeo.

If you’re in Singapore, head on down and check it out – oz graff at its finest!

And finally, some mad Mistery shit to keep your eyes open … all details are below for the event itself ..

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Who: Mistery
What: A Gallery Far Far Away
Where: CAD Cafe, 23 Haji Lane, Singapore
When: Show opens Thursday 24th July from 7pm til later and runs for, well, not quite sure so best get there tomorrow!

Check out the facebook event page for more info!

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Event – Idle – By Sebastian Fransz – At The Darkhorse Experiment – At Blender studios

Be sure to get along to this on Wednesday night, featuring my good mate, Sebastian Fransz.

Look at the wall. The wall has been built. Soon, it will be un-built. There is someone’s dried spit sitting partially over the last loop on a tag someone else did two years ago. The tag is black. The black spray paint fits over the texture of the brick. There is mortar between the bricks, which is made from sand, cement and water. The wall is made from spit, spray paint, bricks and mortar.
Steps out onto the street. Full of intention. Today is this day, and another one is coming after that.
Wood is trees. Cut wood is dead trees. Paper is pulverised trees. Charcoal is tree-derived carbon, which is bound with gum. Art is when various adulterated and mutilated elements are forced to hang around with one another.
How did it begin? With an explosion. How will it end?
The wall has been knocked down. The chips are spraying.
Something else will happen later, and it will probably be violent.

 

‘With Contributions from Blender studios and associated artists’

 

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Idle – Sebastian Franz

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Who: Sebastian Fransz.

What: Idle.

When: This Wednesday the 23rd of July at 6:00pm.

Where: Dark Horse Experiment, at Blender studios, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria.

Facebook event page here

 

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Exhibition – Eno – Drawing Blood – Backwoods Gallery – Collingwood

This looks like an interesting show by New Zealand artist ENO, so be sure to get along to Backwoods Gallery this Friday night the 18th of July.

“An interest in the controversy surrounding early 20th century painter Charles. F. Goldie forms the basis for Drawing Blood, a body of work by Eno (Mikaere Gardiner) that confronts dogmas surrounding truth, taboo and the effects of colonization. Goldie’s paintings of Maori chiefs and princesses were a far cry from the typical portraiture of that era.
Goldie saw a race dying as a result of war and colonisation. Despite their precise detail, his works were considered by many critics at the time to be anthropological studies that belonged in a museum, not an art gallery. Yet these works are now regarded as the pinnacle of high art of that era, and Goldie himself as one of New Zealand’s most important artists.Eno draws on Goldie’s enduring will to capture the truth by reinterpreting the often solemn, weathered expressions in his subjects as a device to illuminate the dichotomy between the throwaway nature of celebrity culture and the retrospective acknowledgment of the disdained.
In Eno’s works we find the facial Ta moko (a traditional tattoo practice symbolic of high status) have been embellished with sailor tattoos – at once a candid remark on the harrowing effects that European colonisation had on the traditional values and cultural beliefs of the Maori people and a wry comment on the passing nature of trends in contemporary society. Having recently begun Ta moko, Eno fuses both his painting and tattooing practices to investigate the cultural significance of his Maori and European genealogy.
Acclaimed for his large scale murals, Drawing Blood sees the artist work on an intimate scale, using acrylic paints, tattoo inks and aerosol across various sized paintings on industrial boxing card as well as a number of smaller sculptures that reference Pataka, traditional Maori houses used to store food.”

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Eno, with Drawing Blood At Backwoods Gallery.

Who: ENO.

What: Drawing Blood.

When: This Friday the 18th Of July.

Where: Backwoods Gallery. 25 Easey Street Collingwood. 

Facebook event page here 

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Exhibition – Just Another – TWO – Prahran 

Our good friends at Just Another have some exciting news to announce.. With months of hard work in the making Just Another is proud to announce the opening of their new project space (just down the road) as well as celebrate their 2nd birthday, this Thursday!!! So many good memories of great shows and events in the space!

With an exhibition and celebration split across the old and new spaces, with a group exhibition in the old space, and live painting, DJs and more (live painting by by Just Another Artists Justine McAllister & Sirum One), it looks like an awesome night. Featuring art by ADi, Aida Sabic, Amy Howard, Apeseven, Clare Toms, Carmen Hannay, Dirty Bandits, Does, Gary Seaman, Ian Mutch, Jak Rapmund, Kaitlin Beckett, Kirpy, Losop, Marian Machismo, Paula Mills, Rebecca Murphy, Stefan Gevers, Thirty60 and Tiera Boo.

Here’s a sneak peak of the space and some of the works you will see on Thursday. See you there.

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Clare Toms

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Who: Just Another

What: TWO

When: Thursday, July 17th 6-9pm

Where: 153 Greville Street, Prahran and 2A / 127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan Street).

Facebook event page here.

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Snapshots – James Reka – Untold – Backwoods Gallery

For those who missed James Reka’s show “Untold”, check out the shots I was able to get while it was on down at Backwoods Gallery in Collingwood.

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Snapshots – Shida – Inner Myths – Backwoods Gallery

Friday night I got down to Backwoods gallery to check out Shida’s new show “Inner Myths” her are some pics from his show.

Be sure to check out his show, on till the 13th of July.

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Exhibition – Sian Song & Erin Greer – Daylight/Dark Night – Melbourne

I’m a big fan of Erin Greers work, and though I am less than familiar with Sian Songs, the glimpses of it that I’ve seen have piqued my interest – and it looks like a great counterpoint to Erins work in this upcoming duo exhibition from the two at Off The Kerb gallery this Friday night.

Intrigued by the creatures that inhabit the daylight and dark night, Sian Song & Erin Greer combine forces to paint a window into the magical world of animals. Both artists employ a whimsical and playful style to bring these creatures’ narratives to life.”

Head down to Collingwood to see it all for yourselves, its shaping up to be a great night for art across Melbourne.

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Who: Sian Song & Erin Greer
What: Daylight / Dark Night exhibition
Where: Off The Kerb, 66b Johnston St, Collingwood, Melbourne
When: Show opens Friday 4th July from 6pm til 9pm and runs until 18th July

Check out the facebook event page for more info.

 

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Through The Lens With David Russell – June 2014

Another month of mad walls, not a day goes by where I don’t find something new on the streets of Melbourne, be it street art or graff.

The stand out show this month for me was ‘Untold” by James Reka, I really liked the found objets covered in rust with their striking blue designs, while the framed works spoke for themselves.

I got down to see “Charlie Foxtrot” by E.L.K at Metro Gallery; I have always been a big fan of  this guys work, his composition and subject matter always intriguing me.

I also got the chance to Meet the aptly named Mike Giant, founder of “Rebel 8″, which saw Melbourne host a rad party decked out with designs by Mike Giant and a half pipe in one room.

My lens is fixed on artists such as Bailer of “ID”, this guys evolution is amazing to watch especially in the last few months absolutely killing it and then there is Dem 189 of “F1″, here is another guy who never sleeps and who’s style inspires all who set eyes upon his work.

One of Melbourne’s favourite adopted artists Jaws, “Da Mental Vapors”, has left some amazing pieces behind as he recently left Oz to return home to France peace bro safe travels.

I have to mention my good mate Shida, who has really stepped up and taken his work to the next level, the way his work punctures the landscape so vividly leaving you breathless.

Melbourne saw the return of Meggs, luckily he was able to leave us with a few pieces to enjoy and if you haven’t seen them yet I would advise you guys to get down and check out the Rose street car park in Fitzroy, organised by Dvate, It’s an amazing graff filled area full of Melburn Kings, past and present.

Finally the ever busy Mr Jacob Oberman, this was on of my favourite pics, till next month Peace out Punkz.

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Exhibition – Shida – Inner Myths – Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

One of our favourites, Shida, will be hitting Backwoods Gallery this weekend with his latest solo show, Inner Myths – read on for all the info you need!

“Backwoods Gallery is proud to present Inner Myths, a collection of new paintings and sculptural works by Shida.

The exhibition is a dynamic record of Shida’s development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises styles as diverse as Science Fiction Art, French Post-Impressionism and Russian Symbolist Art in his depiction of ethereal realities. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for Inner Myths, as Australia’s most prolific young street artist, Shida reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style.

Inner Myths presents a refined body of works, demonstrating that Shidais an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.”

Also check out a bunch of preview images in the gallery below, as well as a really cool animated preview video ..

Inner Myths from Shida ZRF on Vimeo.

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Who: Shida
What: Inner Myths solo show
Where: Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey St, Collingwood, Melbourne
When: Show opens Friday 4th july and runs until 13th July 2014

Check out Shida as well as Backwoods Gallery for more information on the show!

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Dean Sunshines Top 10 – June 2014

Check out a whole bunch of new flicks from Dean Sunshine as he gives us his top ten of whats grand and good around Melbourne for June 2014! Some really, really nice shit here once again, enjoy!!

1. REKA – melbourne
2. Slicer – Fitzroy
3. Meggs – Stkilda
4. Adnate – melbourne
5. TwoOne + Shida + Senekt – Fitzroy
6. Bailer, Ghost, Cam Scale – Northcote
7. DUKE – Hosier Lase
8. Plea + DEM189 – Collingowwod
9. Sirum – Northcote
10. Slicer – Brunswick

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