Good Thing Studio are turning 2 years old, happy birthday guys, and they are opening their doors next weekend to welcome one and all into the studio to visit. With live painting, art for sale and all around good times this should be a great day.
From the Facebook page: “Good Thing Studio is turning two and we want to celebrate with all our wonderful friends and try and maybe make some new ones.
All the artists studios will be open to the public from 12 noon till 5pm on Sunday the 16th of June.
We are also hoping to repaint the walls outside and around the building so if you want a spot to paint message us ASAP as it will be a first in best dressed kinda deal.
Also we are asking any of our lovely artist friends to donate an artwork for our fundraiser silent art auction. All proceeds will go to help keep the Good Thing alive, hopefully for many years to come. So come over and help us celebrate, shake your tail feather, and pick up some affordable art by some amazing local artists.”
Good Thing – Open Studio
Who: Good Thing Studio
What: 2nd year Anniversary Open Studio and Fundraiser
Here are some shots from a recent project I worked on for Kiss FM, up stairs at the Lounge on Swanston Street in the CBD, where we spent the day on the roof top in the sun with GENT 48, GETO, METHOD, RACE and BLUE from SDM and ADN crew, and a big thanks to Giant for supplying the paint.
We love Metro Gallerys oingoing live painting days – we’ve been to quite a few of them in the past!
This weekend sees Melbourne street art Maestros DVATE, Shida and Matt Adnate get together to paint a bunch of panels in the gallery – you all probably know how these guys are, but if not then rest assured they are some of Australias finest – we’re sure they’ll paint up a storm!
Head down to Metro Gallery this Saturday and see it all for yourself!
Who: Matt Adnate, Shida, DVATE What: Live Paint Day @ Metro Gallery Where: 1214 High St, Armadale, Melbourne When: Event runs 12pm til 5pm Saturday 4th May, 2013
Aucklands K Road is infamous for its street art, and this group show, gathering together some of NZs coolest and finest, looks like it’ll be a great showcase of work – live!
As part of the running First Thursdays events, Alfresco will be a “rad street art festival up and down K’Rd, 10+ walls being painted by 10+ street artists from all around the country. Come watch these artists do what they do best LIVE in person and watch K’Road be transformed with colour across our walls”
“Karangahape Road is a long time home to art and cultural activity that doesn’t fit amongst the typical mainstream vernacular. It abounds with mythical figures and local legend from across multiple generations.
It is an area of Auckland that is fighting to retain all that is good about grit and grime, to celebrate the eccentric and erroneous. All the while ensuring that it remains a relevant and vital creative community that is recognised for its value as a rich depository of cultural artefact and activity.
All Fresco is both a response to the traditions of Krd, and to the paucity of street art in the Krd district. The character of a community is reflected in many things including the evidence of an engaged and ongoing public dialogue. And in an area noted for it’s character, a distinct lack of sites hosting relevant and revolving street art is something to be addressed.
The value of this event isn’t just in the opportunity it provides to artists, or even
the spectacle and experience it offers spectators. It’s in reestablishing and re-affirming the qualities of a part of our city that makes it the most well know, most notorious and fabled strip in the country.”
Thats a lot of wall space to be painted up on one single night, K’Rd is going to look mad!The week before his solo show, even HaHA will also be in Auckland on the night doing some live art for the opening!
There will also be an exhibition on the 2nd May at Method & Manners studios. Head down and see it if you’re anywhere near the North Island!
Who: BMD, Eno, Erin Forsyth, Deus, Dagar, Mica Still, Wert159, Xoe Hall, HaHa, What: Alfresco street art festival (First Thursdays event) Where: Up and down K Road and Method and Manners studios, 6 Upper Queen Street, Auckland When: Exhibition opens at 6pm til 9pm on 2nd May, and the paiting goes on from the 3rd, 4th and 5th.
I actually had a bit of a chuckle when I saw this event coming up – I’m in Oaxaca, Mexico right now, and here I am wishing that I was in Melbourne and able to go to this laneway party, featuring all things great and Mexican! Ironic, I know. Its all okay though, as I can live vicariously through the internet, and if I want a taco, I can just step outside the hostel and walk five metres!
For those of you, though, who are in Melbourne this weekend, and the following weeks, this event looks absolutely awesome – and if you like all things Mexico, taco, street art and laneway-lush, then this is for you!!
"Welcome to Las Laneway Fiesta, the opening night of one of Melbourne’s most innovative pop-up experience , Si Señor Art Taqueria. Brought to you by the new Mexican kids on the block, Si Señor Group & Melbourne Books. This one of a kind, pop-up art project celebrates Melbourne-Mexican art, emerging Latin American musicians and Mexican street food over four exciting weeks.
Prepare to be transported to a callejon in Mexico in the heart of Melbourne when Si Señor Pop Up Art Taqueria kicks off with:Las Laneway Fiesta opening night.
Fiesta like it’s 1999 with Tequila and Mezcal special edition cocktails, and unique regional tacos.
Expect Latin tunes and Aztec beats, a visual laneway projection phenomenon by the talent behind White Night Melbourne, Projection Teknik and live graffiti’s.
Si Senor Popup will showcase 4 up and coming street artists: Gaston Mendieta Juliette Claire Heesco Theo Robinson
With the 10th May introducing the second round of artists and installations.
All artwork for sale on the night.
We looking forward to see you!"
I believe that the whole thing opens with a big bash this Friday, followed by more mayhem on Saturday, and then new artists and shows for four weeks! There are plenty of other artists involved as well, and we’ll keep you updated on whats happening! If you want to know more, theres a great interview here on what its all about!
Head down to the laneway and to Gallery ONE THREE to enjoy it all for yourself – looks like there will be a few people enjoying it with you!
Who: Gaston Mendieta, Juliette Claire, Heesco, Theo Robinson, White Night Melbourne, Projection Teknik, Ruskid, What: Si Senor Popup Art Taqueria Where: Gallery ONE Three13 Somerset Place, Melbourne, Victoria When: Starts this Friday 27th April and Saturday 2th April with events on every Friday and Saturday for 4 weeks!
Some of you may remember back in January that we posted a big assed painting session in Windsor that we helped to produce – at the time, I’d jokingly said that as the laneway didn’t have any official name, that it should be called "Aerosol Alley" … well, I guess its no longer a joke, and there’s going to be a big launch party this weekend to celebrate the project, and you’re all fucking invited!
Since Wayne Tindall started painting in an old laneway behind his studio in Windsor (Melbourne) back in 2009, Aerosol Alley has since grown into a beautiful example of what a community of artists can do when presented with an opportunity to remake a disused urban environment. After beginning to paint several murals in the laneway on his own, Wayne then invited a bunch of artists along to help him out – it was at that stage that we here at Invurt became involved in the project, helping to co-ordinate three sessions of painting by street artists over the course of two years.
With the entire project having been filmed by Wayne Tindall, the launch party will also include a special preview screening of part of the documentary that was filmed of the project. Artists such as Heesco, Hancock, Kaff-eine, Meggs, Unwell Bunny, Facter, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Porno, S4beth, Mishap, Dopio, Dvate, Gent, Askem, Dcat, Conrad Bizjak, Eleven, Phoenix, Shida and many, many more have all, over the course of several painting sessions been both interviewed and filmed, and a full length doco of it all is in the works.
You can check out a preview of the documentary below – there will be an extended version shown at the event!
Since the New Years painting session, several other artists, such as Shida and Kaff-eine ,have also joined in on the project, and quite a few other pieces have gone up – its turned into an amazing public art space, where before it was truly just a run down laneway. As you can tell, we’re just a little bit proud to have been a part of it, and grateful for the opportunity, and all the support, that Wayne Tindall and the building owners provided!
Starting from 2pm on the day, an amazing lineup of live music will also herald the event – with performances from Psyde Projects, Mish’Chief, Ryan Knowles, Andre Le, Vogue and Jay Tindall. As an added bonus, the whole thing will be broadcast live via Kiss FM.
Mysterious Al, Unwell Bunny and Shida will all also be painting live at the event. As a special bonus, Wayne Tindall will also be launching his new gallery "Chaotic" in conjunction with the event. The gallery launch will feature a 101 Life Drawing event, as well as the launch of a fantastic new "Outdoor Gallery" that Wayne and David Russell have been working on over the past few months.
The Aerosol Alley launch party is proudly supported by Chaotic Gallery, Boywolf, Invurt, David Russell Photography, Kiss Fm, Print Express, RedTV, Chapel St, Tyranny Of Distance, The Wolf & I and Sticky Beak.
Head down there this weekend to check it all out for yourself, see some mad live art, and brock out to some rad live music.
This is real Melbourne street art, at its finest!!
Who: Live art by Mysterious Al, Unwell Bunny, Shida. Tunes by Psyde Projects, Mish’Chief, Ryan Knowles, Andre Le, Vogue and Jay Tindall. Mural and artwork by Heesco, Hancock, Kaff-eine, Meggs, Unwell Bunny, Facter, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Porno, S4beth, Dvate, Gent, Askem, Mishap, Dopio, Dcat, Conrad Bizjak, Eleven, Phoenix, Shida and many, many more What: Aerosol Alley Launch Party Where: Aerosol Alley (Laneway between Green and Union St, Windsor) When: Event starts 2pm Sunday 17th March – one day only! You can also catch the tunes from the event live on Kiss Fm!
Last year saw a great collection of artists at GTNBZY, and this year is no exception – we’ll let the press release do the talking!
"It’s Fringe season again and GTNBZY is back with their next ‘Fringe Dwellers’ group art exhibition and music showcase – ‘Outside the Box’. Upstairs at the Light Hotel on Saturday the 2nd of March, ‘Outside the Box’ combines visual art with the local hip hop scene and will showcase fourteen exhibiting visual artists, two live visual artists and seven of Adelaide’s emerging hip hop acts.
A varied collection of artwork, all following the ‘Outside the Box’ theme of creativity will be displayed from 7pm, featuring artists Alex Gilchrist, Jelena Vujnovic, Dabman, Dan Adams, Donovan Christie, Fletch, Joel Sanders, Josh Muller, JPEG, Kevin Rumbelow, Luke Trevorrow, Munki, Nick Strutton and Pip Cocciolone. As a part of the exhibition Dan Adams is exhibiting his own custom vinyl toys which will be painted by each artist, and local art heavyweights Donovan Christie and Luke Trevorrow will also be providing a live painting demonstration using aerosol and acrylic mediums on the balcony outside during the exhibition, courtesy of Clinic 116. Entry to the exhibition is free before 8pm, and $10 from 8pm onwards.
Following the exhibition, ‘Outside the Box’ will transform from art-space to music venue, showcasing a broad and talented collection of local Adelaide performers. As well as performing, 2011 Hilltop Hoods Initiative winner Koolta will host the night alongside The Kid, with additional performances from Til the Break, Foreign Correspondence and Elapsed Time. DJ’s Chaps and Antrax will round out the night on the decks."
Looks like another great event from a great crew, who have a lot of experience in putting on some fine assed art events! Head down and see it for ourselves next week!
Who: Alex Gilchrist, Jelena Vujnovic, Dabman, Dan Adams, Donovan Christie, Fletch, Joel Sanders, Josh Muller, JPEG, Kevin Rumbelow, Luke Trevorrow, Munki, Nick Strutton and Pip Cocciolone What: GTNBZY Outside The Box Group show & Event Where: The Light Hotel, Adelaide When: Saturday the 2nd of March from 6pm, entry to the exhibition is free before 8pm, and $10 from 8pm onwards.
This is happening Friday night this week. Chck it out.
From the Facebook event page: “History is repeating itself!* I’m going back to Berlin and need to get rid of some art and have a massive party with all of YOU! Come and enjoy some…
CHEAP ART - I can’t take it back to Berlin, so it’s selling hot! Stencils, Prints, zines, sticker packs and more.
BURLESQUE - taking the stage to weird and gory places with…
Stocked with delicious DOSS BLOCKOS
Hancock (winner of 2012 Secret Wars)
Instagram – @Hancock_art
A HAPPY ENDING
How much does all of this cost you?
IT”S FREE. Yes you heard, ENTRY IS FREE.
We will be relying on the generosity of all you sexy people to make some donations and buy some shit etc. So we can all get paid. BUT most of all I just want it to be a bad ass party. Because if you know me, you know how I like a good going away party”
*Last year it was Irkles Art Circus, this year I’m killing my online alter egos and focusing on tattooing. Word.”
Who: Irkles Dead Art Party
What: Irkles Dead Art Party
Where: 56-58 St Georges rd, Fitzroy North. Mavern Ramsey Warehouse (One tram stop past Merri creek on the 112, next to the Melbourne Anarchist Club)
Tiger Translate just held their latest instalment in the series in Dubai. Tiger Translate Dubai follows their recent events in Mongolia and New Zealand. Winners from both events were invited to paint n Dubai. The line up included artists from Singapore, Mongolia, Australia, New Zealand and Dubai. Artists included Sheryo (Singapore) , Enforce One (New Zealand) working with Paul Bruwer, Nick Ford (Australia) with Sasan Saidi, Anunaran (Mongolia) with Darwin Gueverra and Batbayar Purew (Mongolia) alongside Konan Lim.
As well as a huge paint up (with beat-boxing and music by some great artists - Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem, Paul “Seiji” from Bugz in the Attic, Dolby, Hamdan Al Abri, Zahed Sultan, Tim Tapsell and Singaporean beat-boxer Dharni) as well as workshops by Sheryo on the history of street art. As well as the awesome street art and music, punters were given the opportunity to try “digital graffiti”, digitally painting on surrounds and also to design beer bottles.
This great series has been running for 6 years now and I’m keen to see what they come up with next. Here’s some photos from the show:
In just over a week, I’ll be heading off for more distant shores (more on this later!), but, in the meantime, I’ve decided its high time to do something down at the amazing Blender Lane Artists Market . We’ve got a new shipment of stickers through, some tests of the new shirts we’re about to release on Redbubble (again, more on that soon) and a few other cool things as well – we’ll be giving out stickers and selling sticker packs on the night to visitors to the market.
As you know I’m not usually one for self promotion here on Invurt, but I’ll be selling a bunch of my own artwork on the night - I’d love to try to get rid of as many of my drawings as I can to happy buyers before I leave Melbourne. We’ll be joined by a few friends as well, so you never know what might turn up on the table of loot! We’ll be camped out just inside the studio entrance itself down the back of the Blender laneway.
Also on the night, Silent Army will be releasing some new fanzines as a part of their ongoing mission to provide you all with grand art and comic treasures in tidy, zinely format. This latest iteration is another version of Who Is Ha-Ha – one of our favourites. Plus, the Silent Army have an entire zine workshop set up in the back of Blender studios, with a heap of zines and other cool shit, which you should really check out if you haven’t seen it yet!!
Blender Lane artists market is hands down, our favourite mid-week activity in the past few weeks it has been absolutely pumping. With more and more stalls all the time, and a huge variety of cool, creative art and other eclectica on sale, oh, and not to mention all of the live entertainment – well, it’s a grand night out. If you’re interested in having a stall at the market, just email them – firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeya all there!
Who: Melbourne artists, artisans, Craftspeople What: Blender Lane Artists Market Where: Blender Laneway & Studios, 110 Franklin St, Melbourne When: Event starts at 5pm this Wednesday January 23rd – runs til 10pm – Night Market runs every Wednesday night!
Well, what a fkn great way to start the year! Juddy Roller sure know how to put on a block party, and by the time we got down there in the early evening, Ill Logic 2013 was already bangin. Live art from Adnate, Choq and Blo (who has just recently returned from France) had everyone amped, and so did the tunes … and, well, there was some great cider and beer on offer.
We had an absolute ball, as did everyone else who was partying out in the street – this is how Melbourne street art is done! So much great work on the walls from Does, Eleven, Conrad Bizjak, Kaff-eine, E.L.K., Alastair Mooney, Choq, Blo, Lucy Lucy, Stormie Mills, Rick Sweden and Slicer. Thanks to Shaun and the whole crew for putting on a grand night!
Ladie Killerz is an annual affair of awesome proportions. Held in a different city across Australia every year, it sees some of the cream of the crop female graff artists come together to paint the shit out of some walls.
Though the main painting affair is an invite only, the girls have teamed up with The Projects to hold a special live art and tune laden event after the main painting, and it looks like its going to be fkn rad.
“It’s official! Only a few days to go until Ladie Killerz hits Sydney. I don’t know about you, but we’re super excited as this is going to be the largest jam so far! So many dope ladies all in one spot. What more could you ask for? An after party? Hells yeah! We got that covered too!
“The Projects” (the old Vic On The Park carpark, 2 Addison Street, Enmore) have kindly provided us with a space to paint, drink, eat + enjoy the amazing performances by Sydneys best and brightest hip hop stars!”
Here’s a great chance to see some dope artists in action – head down to The Projects and check it out this weekend – it will be worth every second!!
Who: CHEZ, CHOCK, IGASM, ISHK, SEAR, POISE What: Ladie Killerz After Party Where: The Projects, the old Vic On The Park carpark, 2 Addison Street, Enmore When: Event starts Sunday January 13th from 6pm til 12pm
Alas, we have had news that this event has been cancelled …
“Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances this event has had to be cancelled. All tickets purchased through Eventbrite will be refunded shortly. All tickets purchased through a promoter you will need to contact your promoter for your refund.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience.”
Sorry to hear, dudes.
If you’re in Melbourne, then you’ve probably noticed that its boat party month – it seems that every promoter and club in the city is holding their own little cruise this month!
Standing out from the crowd though, and from the guys over at RTIST – is No Parlay. Sure, its a boat cruise – but it has a cool and unique lineup of DJs. More interesting to us, however, is that it has an extra special component to it that no other boat party has – live art, installations and some of the biggest names in Australian and international graffiti and street art – fuck yeah!
“The collective behind Prahran’s progressive RTIST gallery, RTIST Creative, have curated a unique two-part experience this January that combines street art and some of the city’s best electronic DJs and urban acts.
Beginning with the No Parlay Boat Cruise, a VIP experience departing the Docklands, the RTIST ship will sail the harbor in a day of revelry featuring sets by Kodiak Kid, Perplex, Andee Frost and Galapagoose.
The cruise will join the No Parlay Shed4 Party that boasts an impressive roster of DJs and performers. Headlined by tribal techno force Africa Hitech (UK/AUS), the event features sets by Kid Kenobi, one of Australia’s most successful breakbeat DJs, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), N’FA Jones, One Sixth, DJ Peril, Vida Sunshyne and Congo Tardis #1.
Street artists Sofles, Fintan Magee, Akuzer, Monster, Slicer, Zode, Paris, Porno, Dvate, Rsume, Shem, Jorz and more will transform the walls of the Docklands venue into a living gallery while a unique lighting setup, a first for Australian audiences, will illuminate the Docklands shed.
The No Parlay Boat Cruise and No Parlay Shed4 Party is another multiplatform music and arts experience by RTIST Creative, who work to promote emerging artists as well as Internationally respected DJs.”
Boats, beer, bass and bitchin art – what more could you want from a day out? Get your tickets as soon as you can, they’re selling out fast …
Who: Sofles, Fintan Magee, Akuzer, Monster, Slicer, Zode, Paris, Porno, Dvate, Rsume, Shem, Jorz with tunes provided by Africa Hitech (UK/AUS), Kid Kenobi, Ben Browning (Cut Copy), N’FA Jones, One Sixth, DJ Peril, Vida Sunshyne and Congo Tardis #1.
What: No Parlay Boat Cruise/Shed4 Party. Where: No Parlay Boat Cruise leaves from The Victoria Star, Central Pier Docklands - No Parlay Party held at Shed4, South Wharf Docklands. When: Event has been cancelled. Saturday January 19, 2013. No Parlay Boat Cruise starts 2pm January 19. No Parlay Shed4 Party starts 6.30pm January 19. Closes 1am Sunday. Price: No Parlay Boat Cruise: $65 + booking fee (With free entry into the Shed4 Party). No Parlay Shed4 Party: $40 + booking fee. Tickets: Available through www.noparlay.eventbrite.com.au
Well, we’re back – after a really good rest (well, a parties, painting and pints kind of rest) we’re welcoming in 2013! We have a whole bunch of backlog to catch up on over the next few days, and some cool little things to get out to you, but, for now, we’re back on the exhibition tip with one of our favourite shows of any year …
For three years now, Juddy Roller have been playing host to one of our favourite events – Ill Logic. Taking a bunch of street artists, both internationally and locally, and re-painting the street surrounding the cafe, as well as painting large, cut out wooden boards for mounting upon the building, Ill Logic isn’t just a wonderful exhibition of works, its a showcase of the entire community, and a fun as hell night.
“Following last year’s successful exhibition that showcased both local and international artists in the areas of graffiti, stencil, paint, illustration, and video, ILL-Logic has followed through with another exciting event for 2013.
Join us Saturday, January 12th, 2013 for ILL-Logic 2013, an urban styled art exhibition featuring art, installations, video-mapping and DJ’s.
The 3rd annual ILL-Logic welcomes acclaimed street artist Does, the return of DMV crew’s BLO, large-scale sculpture/installation by Alastair Mooney, and new works by E.L.K., Choq, Adnate, Kaffiene, Eleven, Lucy Lucy, Conrad Bizjak and more.
Drinks, DJ’s art and live painting by Adnate (AWOL) and BLO (DMV).”
Check out this awesome little preview video for the event below.
Can’t wait for this one, what an awesome way to greet the New Year and to start off what we think will be the best year yet for Melbourne street art and beyond!!
Who: Does, E.L.K., Alastair Mooney, Choq, Blo, Adnate, Kaffiene, Lucy Lucy, Stormie Mills, Rick Sweden, Eleven, Conrad Bizjak and Slicer What: Ill logic Where: Juddy Roller, When: Event will be held on Saturday January 12th 2013, from 8pm.
Check out the Juddy Roller facebook page for more info on the event!
Where Secret Walls Melbournes grand final was a battle between two street and urban art heros, tonights SW Sydney grand finale can only be described as the battle of the drawings – as two of Australias finest illustrators, the long time established Ben Brown vs the rising star of Dale Bigeni paint it out to discover who reigns supreme!
“This is it…six months of the best live art battle on this side of the globe comes to a head in a 90-minute battle winner-take-all at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 12 December. Dale Bigeni and Ben Brown are two of Australia’s best and most respected artists and it will be a dynamic battle on the night. Secret Walls showcases the talents of Australia’s best artists and this is what live art is all about.
As part of the final event for 2012 we are very excited to have L-Fresh the Lion opening up the night’s events. L-FRESH The LION is a 23-year-old Hip Hop artist and producer from South West Sydney. He has made a name for himself as a versatile and unique artist who writes, records, produces and mixes most of his own music, whilst also delivering powerful speeches and meaningful spoken word poetry sets.”
If you’ve been following the series, its time for the finale – and if you’re a newcomer, there is no better introduction to it all than a grand final. Paint will most definitely spill in this one!
Who: Dale Bigeni vs Ben Brown What: Secret Walls Sydney Grand Final Where: Oxford Art Factory, 38 – 46 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, Sydney When: Tonight, Wednesday 12th December. Event starts at 6:30pm – battle starts at 8:30pm – be there!
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