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Snapshots – Eno – Drawing Blood – Backwoods Gallery

Caught up with Eno at Backwoods Gallery for his show Drawing Blood, here are a bunch shots I got while trying to juggle a cold beer in the other hand..

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Eno – Drawing Blood

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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.

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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. 

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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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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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Snapshots – E.L.K – Charlie Foxtrot – Metro Gallery

We headed down to check out E.L.K.s show last week, and it was a damn fine show indeed, everything we had expected it would be an more.

On a side note, theres a great interview with E.L.K. with Alex McCulloch over at his podcast site, and if you want to know a bit more about the story behind the show go check it out.

While you’re listening, check out the images below!

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Snapshots – From The Ground Up – Temasek Polytechnic – Singapore

An exhibition that brought together artworks of various mediums from ClogTwo, InkTen and FreakyFir.

From digital artworks by FreakyFir, canvas and wooden panel paintings by ClogTwo, street installations made up of both electronics and spray cans, not forgetting desks painted with the infamous hollow ghost by InkTen.  The exhibition attracted guests of various backgrounds who spent a fair bit of time looking through the various installations and artworks by the three artists.

The exhibition will last until the 25th of June 2014.

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Snapshots & Video – Adnate – Beyond The Lands

What can we say about Adnates show at Metro Gallery thats on right now? Beautiful. One of the best shows from a Melbourne street artist we’ve seen. Respectful. All the things that others have said many times over the past two weeks … but, really, what we feel about this show is that we’re pretty proud, not only of Adnate himself and the gorgeous work he did for it, but proud that Melbournes general public has seen fit to fall in love with his work, and truly validate all the countless hours that he has spent striving over the years to make his way as an artist. If a sold show at Metro Gallery doesn’t show that a graff artist, with enough hard work and unfaltering determination, can really live the dream and do what he loves doing, then we don’t know what does.

The opening for Beyond The Lands was amazing – from the speeches, to the traditional dancers, to the sheer amount of people attending, to the massive, but humble, smile we saw on Adnates face. It’s still on, and you should go see it.

The following are a bunch of shots that Dave Russell got of the works himself, as well as the awesome video that Michael Danischewski did for the whole thing.We loved it, and can’t wait to see what Adnate does next.

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Snapshots – Now & Then – Ha Ha, Dlux & Sync.

Last Friday night we had the honour of attending one of the coolest shows we’ve been to in some time – the joint group exhibition by none other than Ha Ha, Sync and Dlux (aka James Dodd, who we interviewed last week).

There was something really intriguing about this exhibition – walking in, you got the sense of stepping back in time, but knowing that you were firmly rooted in the present. Old stencils (the actual acetate themselves), covered in layers of paint adorned the walls – many, very familiar icons that had been seen on the street of Melbourne many times.

New works, vibrant and clean sat alongside them. Where it all began, and where it all ended, well, I don’t really know – it was hard to see any real transition point between the time frames, which is how it was intended – it was one, beautiful  though – Now & Then was, indeed, an uplifting experience. Throughout the room you could sense the joy oozing off the walls, from a group of artists who have continued, unrelenting, to create and pursue their passions for the past decade.

Perhaps the thing that it gave to me most, was hope for the next decade, and for those artists who have just started out, those who are still working – if this show was anything to go by, the progress of time, the unrelenting politics and bullshit of scene, and the progression of work from walls outside to walls inside does nothing to diminish, and everything to enhance, the veracity of art produced by those who have a background in street based art.

Thanks to David Russell, we have a whole bunch of photos from the show below – enjoy!

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