Archive | Galleries RSS feed for this section

Through The Lens With David Russell – April

It’s that time of month again to show you whats been happening on the streets of Melburn, as always there is something happening.

Below is a selection of some of my favourite shots from Ironlak’s 10th anniversary paint up in Croft Lane. The event saw some of the best Melbourne and overseas artists repaint the lane; Dvate, Sofles, Treas, Sirum, just to name a few .

We also saw Trunk Diner put on an amazing Sunday event with live painting over two months, featuring Conrad Bizjak, Deams, Itch, Lucy Lucy, Jaws, Hancock and more.

Invurt also got down to Junky Project’s first solo show ‘WASTED’ at The Darkhorse Experiment in Blender Studios. Who doesn’t love Junky’s work from his usual suspects the sentinels you see everywhere, as well as some amazing sculptures made from everyday found objects.

There is also some amazing pieces from Senekt in Abbotsford, Dem 189 in Clifton Hill and an amazing collab between Rashe & Bailer in Brunswick; and finally Emily Vanderlism and the Authority Clothing crew fronted by Christopher Skyner, created a great piece down Bennets lane in the CBD.

 

 

IMG 7244 2 500x333 Through The Lens With David Russell April in studios street art genres stickers genres stencil art genres sculpture genres photography genres art event photos pasteups genres paintups urban art painting genres mixed media genres melbourne live art urban art inurban installations genres graffiti genres galleries urban art found objects genres exhibitions artist news events urban art

Track Side.

 

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Snapshots – Wasted – Junky Projects – Dark Horse Experiment

We made it down to Junky Project’s show “Wasted” on Friday and as expected it was a great show. Junky’s usual creatures plus some interesting sculptures. Junky also built a small city out of polystyrene and invading monsters to match. Check out these great photos by David Russell.

 

IMG 5780 500x333 Snapshots Wasted Junky Projects Dark Horse Experiment in wood genres studios street art genres skateboards sculpture genres prints genres art event photos paper art painting genres mixed media genres melbourne inurban installations genres galleries urban art found objects genres exhibitions events art

Wasted, Junky Projects

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Snapshots – Unwell Bunny – Brand Spanking

We’re a little late getting these pics up, but better late than never! David Russell got down to Just Another Project Space the other week to check out the rad show from Unwell Bunny – Brand Spanking.

Was a great traverse through all of the mans work since he returned from a world wide trip last year, some great pics here of some great art, check it out below!

IMG 4356 2 500x447 Snapshots Unwell Bunny Brand Spanking in street art genres art event photos painting genres mixed media genres melbourne installations genres graffiti genres galleries urban art exhibition review collage genres australia nz events urban art

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Through The Lens With David Russell – February 2014

Here’s what I get up to in one month, it’s some thing I am very passionate about; and I’m only to happy to share my experiences with you all.

The month started with an epic piece in Fitzroy by Adnate and Two One, producing a sick three storey mural, it was  great see the guys work together.  I’m a big a fan of both their work. A big shout out to Two One who just got married and is leaving our shores to explore the world – all the best man!!

I also got down to Backwoods Gallery to check out “Existential Vacuum”, by Jonathan Guthmann who was also doing a live paint. It was great to see the way he composed his pieces using many techniques, from airbrush to pen inks and graphite resulting in some awesome works of art.

Luke and myself also got the chance to catch up with Ink & Clog from Indonesia, who painted both Hosier Lane and Artists lane on a 42 degree day. Ink & Clog both thoroughly enjoyed their Melburn experience and were such an awesome couple.

Dabs & Myla, were both in town for Christmas refreshing some of their older pieces with SDM, around Fitzroy and Richmond.

To round off the month the  epic “PULL UP’ party at Juddy Roller.  Shaun Hossack and the crew never disappoint, with this sold out event not even 42 degrees could keep them away, with spray bottle’s in hand we partied well in to the morning, yes even me..

See you next month guys.

IMG 0874 500x163 Through The Lens With David Russell February 2014 in studios street art genres photography genres art event photos paintups urban art painting genres mixed media genres melbourne live art urban art inurban indonesia graffiti genres galleries urban art artist feature art urban art

Live painting with Jonathan Guthmann @ Backwoods

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Snapshots – Jonathan Guthmann – The Existential Vacuum & Live Painting – Backwoods Gallery

Dave and I went down to check out Jonathan Guthmann’s debut show “The Existential Vacuum” at Backwoods Gallery 2 Fridays ago, and damn we’re we impressed!!!

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.
Thanks as usual to David Russell for the amazing photos. Enjoy.

IMG 0800 500x333 Snapshots Jonathan Guthmann The Existential Vacuum & Live Painting Backwoods Gallery in studios street art genres prints genres art event photos paintups urban art painting genres mixed media genres melbourne live art urban art inurban illustration genres galleries urban art fine ary exhibitions exhibition review events art

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Snapshots – A Study Of Eyes @ Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

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 …

 

IMG 2810 500x333 Snapshots A Study Of Eyes @ Backwoods Gallery Melbourne in street art genres sculpture genres art event photos paper art painting genres mixed media genres melbourne installations genres illustration genres graffiti genres galleries urban art fine ary exhibitions exhibition review collage genres events urban art

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Event & Exhibition – Blender Studios Christmas Party – Melbourne

Oh ho ho ho … excuse me, while I get all excited about this one!Once again, the Blender Christmas party has come around, that time of year when all things Franklin St and creative celebrates another massive year of accomplishments by all the artists involved down at one of the cities finest artistic establishment!!

The Blender Studios Christmas exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate the art and party with the artists of Blender Studios. The hard work and dedication of the artists is evident in this annual event with 13 artists showcasing their work.

The exhibition will be hosted by Dark Horse Experiment and the studios will hold a series of performers and installations. The opening night is sure to be a stunning example of current practice in Melbourne right now. The opening night will include DJs, cutting edge performance artists, traditional works on canvas, live graffiti events, strange objects and dislocated renderings of suburbia.

After ten years the Blender Studios still hold true to the values of research, energy, independence and the solidarity.

With strong links to Melbourne Street Art and some of the most recognised and prolific artists calling the Blender home, the opening exhibition will attract a wide audience.The Blender Studios Christmas Exhibition, accompanied with a party, will open at Dark Horse Experiment on Friday 13th Dec, 2013 from 6 till late.”

I’ve been to the last few Blender Xmas parties, and I can safely say that this is one night on the Melbourne art calendar, and Xmas calendar, that you just can’t miss. Celebrations ahoy –  seeyas there!!

blender studios 500x357 Event & Exhibition Blender Studios Christmas Party Melbourne in studios street art genres stencil art genres sculpture genres prints genres painting genres mixed media genres melbourne installations genres illustration genres graffiti genres galleries urban art fine ary exhibitions comics genres books

Who: Adi, James Bonnici, Adrian Doyle, Michael Fikaris, Drew Funk, Heesco, George Manioudakis, Tim Sterling, Nick Ives,Sebastian Franz, Jo Harrison, Cam Scale,Paul Round and a bunch of DJs and performers
What: Blender Studios Christmas Exhibition & Party
Where: Blender Studios & Dark Horse Experiment, 110 Franklin St, Melbourne
When: Friday 13th Dec, 2013 from 6 till late

Check out the facebook event pageBlender Studios and the Dark Horse Experiment for more info

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Snapshots – Alexandra Lederman – LandEscapes @ House of Bricks

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!
 

IMG 1187 500x303 Snapshots Alexandra Lederman LandEscapes @ House of Bricks in studios street art genres art event photos painting genres mixed media genres melbourne inurban illustration genres galleries urban art exhibitions exhibition review artist feature events

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Snapshots – Miso – Bright Night Sky

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!

IMG 9136 500x333 Snapshots Miso Bright Night Sky in street art genres previews urban art art event photos paper art mixed media genres melbourne inurban installations genres galleries urban art exhibitions exhibition review events urban art

Comments Off Continue Reading →

Snapshots – We Sleep in Water – Gary Seaman @ JAPS

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 …

IMG 9227 500x333 Snapshots We Sleep in Water Gary Seaman @ JAPS in street art genres sculpture genres previews urban art art event photos painting genres mixed media genres melbourne inurban installations genres illustration genres galleries urban art exhibitions exhibition review artist news artist feature events urban art

Comments Off Continue Reading →