When the infamous Everfresh Studios closed suddenly last year we were in shock. The place was a true institution, like a museum, and soooo many good memories were lost, but not forever.
The guys have found a new space, and for the first and only time ever, they would like to invite you this Saturday to check out the new studio.
The studios will be open from 12 to 5 this Saturday and artists Rone, Wonderlust, Tooth, Tom Civil, Mayo and Makatron will all be there to show you around.
As well as the open studio the guys are selling a limited edition sketchbook to raise funds for the new space. There will only be 60 books available on the day (some have sold online already) so its 1st in best dressed.
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.
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.
Deams’ show Passing Through opened Friday at Abbotsford Convent so we went down to check it out. Deams’ latest series of work shows off his clean and crisp style. I loved how the circles and patterns contrast each other..
Make sure you get down to the show before it closes. Also make sure you get down to the gallery to see the man painting live at the following times:
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.
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.
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..
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.
Last years Blender Xmas party was awesome, and this year was right on par! As is usual with a Blender Xmas party, the artists studios were all set up with artwork for anyone to peruse, and Dark Horse Studio was arrayed with a rich collection of works by the same-said artists.
I got down there a little later in the evening to join in the festivities – it’s one thing that I make sure I attend every year, if but just to catch up with everyone. I know Xmas isnt far, when Blender has their parties – and its been a successful year for so many of the artists in the studios.
Thanks for having us all, Blender crew – be seeing you next year for another round! Check out all the photos below – party photos, ya know? hahaha …
Invurt webzine provides information on AustralAsian street, urban, illustrative, graffiti and other genre defying, nu-contemporary art to readers around the world. It specialises in events and artists who are working, displaying and visiting Australasia – particularly with a focus on exhibitions, live art and other events the artists are partaking in.