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’
Idle – Sebastian Franz
Who: Sebastian Fransz.
When: This Wednesday the 23rd of July at 6:00pm.
Where: Dark Horse Experiment, at Blender studios, 110 Franklin Street, Melbourne, Victoria.
Just Writing My Name is back in the tiny little red dot, Singapore.
Hosted and organised by Micro City, Just Writing My Name will be celebrating the 10th pre-anniversary of the Arrow Soul Warriorz. A four man crew mini graff jam at the Somerset Skate Park.
Writers Line Up : Klax99 , Raze02, Scribeuno and Nifty Newa
So come on down to another great Singapore graffiti event, bring your sketchbooks , texters, stickers and hangout with the dudes. Don’t forget to bring an umbrella as its forecasted to rain by the Meteorological Service of Singapore in the morning, and the weather is never predictable.
One new Melbourne label we’ve been cheering on in this past year has been Authority Clothing – these guys have something cool going on, grabbing local artists and show casing their work on a bunch of t-shirts and apparel. It’s great to see this kind of support from guys like this towards local artists, and we have to say, their shirts really do kick ass, and now their celebrating all of the collaborations that they’ve done in the past year with a fine assed event down in Bennets lane in Melbourne.
“Get ready friends, we’re throwing our first ever event to celebrate (and thank) 365 days of collaborations. Expect an exhibition, live painting, live screen-printing, a tee release and good times. Put the dates in your diary and come help us celebrate!! Huge shout out to Steen Jones, Alex Lehours, Vanderlism and all our other collaborators in what can only be described as an awesome year!
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.
Man, you have no idea how excited we are for this – PUBLIC is the kind of event we love the most, a showcase of all that is great and grand about art painted out on the streets and walls – just read on and check it out for yourself …
“From 5 – 13 April 2014, large-scale urban artworks will be developed by some of the world’s best known urban artists. Blank walls will be transformed throughout Perth, pop-up spaces created in Wolf Lane, and artists will begin residencies on William Street in Northbridge, which will result in Dear William, a dedication to William Street, opening on 13 April, with artworks installed on William Street from the 13-20 April.
Art in the City has a number of events that you can attend and get involved in; some of these are listed below, but keep checking the ‘What’s On‘ page for information about artists’ talks, walking tours, and more:
PUBLIC will place Perth as an emerging international street art hotspot, alongside cities such as Bristol, New York, Miami, Barcelona and Buenos Aires; cities that are well-known for the impact of using art to enrich and empower the lives of its people.
PUBLIC will see walls and laneways around the Perth CBD and Northbridge transformed with street art, projections, installations and public events creating a unique cultural experience. This free program will bring leading contemporary West Australian, National and International visual, street and digital artists together including (but not limited to, for sure):
Jetsonorama (USA); Phlegm (UK); Jordan Seiler + Heavy Projects (USA); Nigel Bennet (Italy); eL Seed (Tunisia/Canada); ROA (Belgium); Ever (Argentina); Gaia (USA); Saner (Mexico); 2501 (Italy); Hyuro (Argentina); Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico); Jaz (Argentina); Pixel Pancho (Italy); Maya Hayuk (USA); Remed (France); The Yok and Sheryo (Perth/USA); Beastman (Sydney); Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Perth); Lucas Grogan (Melbourne); Phibs (Sydney); Reko Rennie (Melbourne); Stormie Mills (Perth); Yandell Walton (Melbourne); and Vans the Omega (Adelaide) … and more!!
I mean, sssshiiiitttt! Heres a preview …
As a Perth boy myself, if you had of said to me that P-town would be playing host to over 45 artists from both Australia and across the world, artists who are some of the globes absolute finest, I would have looked at you and asked if you were kidding! But PUBLIC is no joke – this is exactly what the guys over at FORM have made happen, and its one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen happen over in Perth. We’re so fkn excited that myself, Luke McManus and Dean Sunshine are all heading over to the event to check it all out for ourselves, so we’ll keep you up to date on everything happening!
Love seeing Perth being the focus of something so important, fuck yeah!
Who: Jetsonorama (USA); Phlegm (UK); Jordan Seiler + Heavy Projects (USA); Nigel Bennet (Italy); eL Seed
(Tunisia/Canada); ROA (Belgium); Ever (Argentina); Gaia (USA); Saner (Mexico); 2501 (Italy); Hyuro (Argentina); Alexis Diaz (Puerto Rico); Jaz (Argentina); Pixel Pancho (Italy); Maya Hayuk (USA); Remed (France); The Yok and Sheryo (Perth/USA); Beastman (Sydney); Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Perth); Lucas Grogan (Melbourne); Phibs (Sydney); Reko Rennie (Melbourne); Stormie Mills (Perth); Yandell Walton (Melbourne); and Vans the Omega (Adelaide) – and we know for a fact that here are also a bunch of artists who are also participating who aren’t on this list! What: PUBLIC Where: All through the streets of the Perth CBD When: Event runs from April 5th to April the 13th 2014 – nine days of painting awesomeness.
A grand show of both locally known and international artists will be opening up this week in Sydney, as the aMBUSH crew and M Contemporary team up to present From The Streets – a celebration of artists who have their roots in street based practices.
“Please join us for the opening of FROM THE STREETS on Saturday 22 March at M Contemporary gallery, 37 Ocean St, Woollahra from 4-6pm. Artists ADNATE, BEASTMAN and SHANNON CREES will be painting live at the opening and the works will be auctioned to raise money for the children’s medical charity Operation Smile.
Also, the FROM THE STREETS exhibition, which will run until 27 April, brings together street artists from around the world to highlight the many different genres of street art and the different practices that artists utilise in their work. The featuring artists are Adnate (Melbourne), Beastman (Sydney), Chris Uphues (New York), Ever (Buenos Aires), Jaz (Buenos Aires), Jef Aerosol (Lille), Mademoiselle Maurice (Paris), Morley (LA), Shannon Crees (Sydney), Slinkachu (London) and Will Coles (Sydney).”
Head down to M Contemporary to check it all out this Saturday afternoon.
Who: Adnate (Melbourne), Beastman (Sydney), Chris Uphues (New York), Ever (Buenos Aires), Jaz (Buenos Aires), Jef Aerosol (Lille), Mademoiselle Maurice (Paris), Morley (LA), Shannon Crees (Sydney), Slinkachu (London), Will Coles (Sydney) What: From The Streets group exhibition Where: M Contemporary When: Saturday 22nd March from 4pm til 6pm and running until 27th April 2014
The cool crew over at Six Years Later will be holding an amazing bunch of launch events over a three day period in celebration of their third issue. Not only will there be a mad assed exhibition, but there will also be a weekends worth of events and workshops!
To top it all of, we’re doing our infamous Golden Ticket giveaways. Every mag purchase, art buy or gold coin donation puts you in the running to win up to $2000 worth of snazzy Boywolf merch, a Diana F+ Gold Edition lomo camera from Urban Attitude, 6YL mags or limited edition prints from Dangerfork.
**Please click ‘Attending’ to register your spot. Some classes are limited to 20 people.
PAINT JAM [SUNDAY 10am-6pm]
It’s gonna be the last day of the exhibition so we thought we’d just have a little paint jam around the gallery. Come down, say hello and put a bid in – there will also be a blind auction on the finished pieces so you can get your hands on some quality art – if you’re lucky!”
We will be heading down there for a bunch of the events, lots of our favourite artists are doing shit – and we hope to see a whole bunch o you there as well – gunna be a great weekend!!
Well, it looks like Mr Wany and EWOK are visting our shores (here’s hoping they come down this way for a paint!) and will be doing a bit of a live art paintup over at Crush City this weekend as a part of the Crush City block party – two mad assed writers from the Ironlak crew getting up, along with tunes – what more could you want?
From Ironlak “If you’re in or around Brisbane this weekend come down to Crush City at 423 Ipswich Rd, Annerley (about five minutes south of Brisbane city).
Blackbook signing with WANY & EWOK 4-5pm (in store). Ironlak Paint Specials Instore all day. Try Sugar & Yardmaster. Free BBQ. Beats by DJ BOOMSKI.
Giveaway: spend $100 on Ironlak for your chance to win one of two prize packs.
1. Mr Wany x Stupid Krap Signed Print. Signed Wany LE Ironlak Can.
2. Ewok x Stupid Krap Signed Print. Signed Ewok LE Ironlak Can.
Head down to Crush City this SAturda, looks rad.
Who: EWOK and Mr Wany liev plus tohers What:Crush City Block Party Where: Crush City, 423 Ipswich Road, Annerly, Brisbane QLD When: Event starts Saturday March 1st from 11am to 4pm – one day only!
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