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Exhibition – Sanctuary – Michael Peck – At The Metro Gallery Armadale

Be sure not to miss out on this show this Thursday.

Please join us at Metro Gallery on Thursday 13 November 6:30 – 8:30 pm for the opening of Michael Peck’s solo exhibition, ‘Sanctuary’.

The show is a meditative return to the quiet contemplation of nature that underpins Peck’s artwork. As in Peck’s previous series the subjects are caught in frozen moments, catching the stillness between the frantic beatings of bird’s wings or the quiet solitude of a lone figure contemplating the landscape.

The show brings to a close the artist’s most successful year to date. In the past twelve months Peck has received widespread recognition for his work. Peck was a finalist in the Tattersall Prize in late 2013 and this year was a finalist in the Art Gallery of New South Wales Sulman Prize with his iconic work, The Archer and also a finalist in the prestigious John Leslie Art Prize. Peck is excited to have also been chosen for inclusion in the National Portrait Gallery’s 2014 exhibition In The Flesh and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s 2015 exhibition Guarding the Home Front.

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Who: Michael Peck

What: Sanctuary

When: This Thursday the 13th of November @ 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: The Metro Gallery, 1214 High Street Armadale, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3143

You can view works here: http://www.metrogallery.com.au/exhibitions/exhibition/94

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Exhibition – Syncopation – Alexandra Lederman – At The Tate – Sydney

If you are in Sydney on November the 19th, be sure to check out the work of Alexandra Lederman, who seems to be spending a bit of time north of the border.

With her unique style blending abstract forms into surreal landscapes,.

 

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Who: Alexandra Lederman

What: Syncopation

When: November the 19th, Wednesday @ 6pm

Where: The Tate . The Toxteth | 345 Glebe Pt Road, Glebe, Sydney City

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Snapshots – Lumen – By Rone – 109 Collins Street

A lot of the time I rarely get to enjoy the art work I’m photographing, until I am looking at in front of my computer, this is one time I went back not once but maybe 6 times.

I had my street art tour group with me most of the time, all of whom were blown away when they walked through the doors, even some were lucky enough to purchase prints me included.

So if you couldn’t make it here are some pics enjoy.

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Snapshots – Cult Leader – At The House Of Bricks

The House Of Bricks has done it again, putting on a great night featuring some pretty cool pieces by artist’s Bailer, Putos, Shay Bakar, Dominoe Phillips, Kid Silk, Max Richards, Adele Wilkes and Mr Muppet.

Fresh pizza cooked in a mud brick oven and cocktail slurpees for all who attended, not a bad way to spend a Thursday night in Collingwood.

Here are a bunch of pics I got while there enjoy…Peace

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Exhibition – Flat Bend – Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura – Backwoods Gallery – Collingwood

Be sure to get down to Backwoods Gallery this Friday night at 6pm and check out the work of Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura at Backwoods Gallery.

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Who: Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura

What: Flat Blend

Where: Backwoods Gallery, Easey Street Collingwood.

When: This Friday the October the 24th

Facebook event here

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Exhibition – Tales From The Sketch Book – Barek Art – Off The Kerb Gallery

Be sure to get down to Off The Kerb, this friday to check the wonderful work of Barek, who’s pasteups have been gracing the streets of Melbourne for a few years now.

A wonderful mix of animals, trolls and the ever adventurous Barek, these pieces always seem to breathe life in to the urban landscape in the most wonderful way.

Tales from the Sketchbook

A journey into my sketchbook, highlighting 3 characters. Travel the arctic tundra with The Huntress, discover the secrets of the deep sea kelp forest – home of the Kelp Maiden and look into the black and white world of The Sorceress.

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Who: Barek.

What: Tales From The The Sketchbook.

Where: Off The Kerb – 668 Johnston Street Collingwood.

When: This Friday The 17th Of October.

 

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Snapshots – Outsiders Featuring Twoone – At Backwoods Gallery

For those that missed out on last nights show “Outsiders” featuring Twoone, returning from berlin for this show, I was pretty impressed with what I saw it was a combination of his usual character stylings painted on these amazing light boxes.

Being painted on the glass or perspex you could see all the brush strokes through the light shining from behind, the first room had this industrial noise playing which was quite confronting but really set the mood.

The show will be running till October the 19th at  Backwoods Gallery in Easey Street Collingwood.

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Event – Heist – International Urban and Contemporary Art Exhibition – At Juddy Roller

Heist, an international urban and contemporary art exhibition presented by New Hunting Ground and Juddy Roller Studios will open its doors on 6pm Friday 15th of August.

Coinciding with the Melbourne Art Fair, Heist will bring together some of the worlds most infamous and collectible street and contemporary artists under one roof for one weekend only. Conveniently located only a short walk away from the Melbourne Art Fair, the exhibition is located in a unique warehouse space in one of Fitzroy, Melbourne’s most colourful lane ways.

Heist will showcase a diverse selection of local and international urban contemporary artists. Showing internationally acclaimed artists on the same walls as the best emerging talent around, Heist aims to bridge the gap between the serious collector and the casual art fan. Located within Juddy Roller Studios, a well-known hub for both local and international artists, Heist is set to be the most innovative and high profile urban art group show of the year.

New Hunting Ground is curated by Shaun Hossack, the founder of Juddy Roller Studios and the annual ILL-Logic Outdoor Art Festival. Heist is a part of an ongoing series of pop-up exhibitions located in and around Melbourne. The show will feature artists from Europe, Australia and North America. The lineup includes Adnate, Sofles, Smug, Blek Le Rat, Mathew Johnson, Li-Hill, Ears, E.L.K, Lucy Lucy, Choq, Mayonaize and more.

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NEW HUNTING GROUND and JUDDY ROLLER Presents HEIST

Friday August 15th, 6pm

Sponsored by Cricketers Arms

Corner Johnston & Chapel Street, Fitzroy.
Entrance on Chapel St.

www.juddyroller.com.au

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FORM Gallery – PUBLIC – Perth – Video and PUBLICation

It’s been a few months since Fletch, Dean and I got back from Perth for PUBLIC. What an awesome weekend it was. The guys at FORM have just shared this great video by Chad Peacock with a great wrap up of the event. It’s a great reminder of the weekend.

FORM has also put together this little book called PUBLICation – available for purchase at the Gallery and also viewable free online, see below.

The work didn’t stop after that weekend, it’s still going! Big ups to the FORM crew – keep the goodness coming! Kyle Hughes-Odgers (aka Creepy) recently finished painting at the Perth airport and Vans the Omega and Beastman just finished this new piece together.

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Kyle Hughes-Odgers – Photo by Kyle Hughes-Odgers

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Vans the Omega & Beastman – Photo by Jarrad Seng

 

Even more exciting is the arrival of SANER !!! He couldn’t make the original dates due to some logistical issues so he’s coming this month to make up for it :) I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop with photos and progress when he gets here. He’ll paint walls in Perth as well as up in the Pilbara. Spewing we missed him while we were there, ah well.

 

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Event – Bright Lights – By Numskull – At Backwoods Gallery

If you are looking for something to do friday night, then get along to Backwoods Gallery, and check out Bright Lights featuring Sydney artist Numskull

“Having not exhibited in Melbourne for over a decade, Numskull’s long awaited return also marks his first showing with Backwoods Gallery. Bright Lights is a series of paintings and sculptures that continue on from his recent residency at the Museums Quartier in Vienna where he celebrated our memories of popular comic book characters by reinterpreting them as a collection of museum busts.

Much like the works from Vienna, where the compositional arrangements of objects partially masked the identity of the characters, this new suite aims to subjugate the obvious. In Bright Lights, the immediately recognisable figures have disappeared. In their place are silhouettes of headless beings devoid of any distinctive personality, anonymous and statuesque. Their bodies are jolted by the blows of arrows piercing their skin as they float amongst a wreckage of irregular patterned objects.”

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Who: Numskull.

What: Bright Lights.

When: This Friday the 31st of July at 6pm to August the 10th.

Where: Backwoods Gallery, at 25 Easey street Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria.

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