INVURT http://www.invurt.com Australian, New Zealand, SE Asian & Melbourne Street Art, Graffiti, Urban, Lowbrow and Underground art Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:29:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.invurt.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-invurt-logo-sticker1_small512x512-450x300.jpg INVURT http://www.invurt.com 32 32 Snapshots – OBEY – Shepard Fairey – Vivid – Sydney http://www.invurt.com/2017/06/23/snapshots-obey-shepard-fairey-vivid-sydney/ http://www.invurt.com/2017/06/23/snapshots-obey-shepard-fairey-vivid-sydney/#respond Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:17:30 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38959 Our man Dean Sunshine was up in Sydney last week to cehck out Vivid Sydney – specifically, he was taking a bit of time checking out the Shepherd Fairey exhibition, Printed Matters, and mural that he was painting as a part of the event. This was a bit of the blurb from the show: “Iconic American artist Shepard Fairey blurs the boundaries of art and design. His unique style is instantly recognised in exhibitions and walls around the world. His body of work includes the OBEY GIANT art project, the Barak Obama HOPE campaign, and this year’s ubiquitous ‘We The


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Exhibition – Silk Roy – Surface Tension – Bside Gallery – Fitzroy http://www.invurt.com/2017/06/20/exhibition-silk-roy-bside-gallery-fitzroy/ http://www.invurt.com/2017/06/20/exhibition-silk-roy-bside-gallery-fitzroy/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 02:03:59 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38904 This is a show I’ve personally been waiting for for a very, very long time. After having showed in so many group exhibitions, painting so many rad pieces up on the walls of Melbourne, Silk Roy is having his very first solo exhibition this coming Friday – and I cant fucking wait! “Celebrating over a decade of creativity, Melbourne artist Silk Roy brings his very first solo show, Surface Tension, to Bside Gallery in Fitzroy. Inspired by Melbourne’s historical heritage, Silk Roy equally embraces our modern, creative metropolis by imbuing temporary, surficial compositions with his foundational graffiti ethos. Having in


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Exhibition – Daniel ‘Ears’ O’Toole – Bending Light – Juddy Roller – Fitzroy http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/31/exhibition-daniel-ears-otoole-bending-light-juddy-roller-fitzroy/ Wed, 31 May 2017 02:22:22 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38830 It’s been way, way too long since I’ve had a chance to get to an exhibition from Sydney based artist Ears (Daniel O’Toole), and thankfully, he has a new solo show opening up at the awesome Juddy Roller this coming Friday night. “Bending Light is a series of images made through photographic processes; transcribed from photography into paintings, the works become distorted in two stages and are in essence a series of experiments that aim to discover the ways in which light, colour and form can be manipulated to augment reality.” You’ve probably seen his work around the traps over


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Exhibition – Illmatic – Poise – Marine – Style – Seasons Of Change 24 – Revolver – Prahran http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/31/exhibition-illmatic-poise-marine-style-seasons-change-24-revolver-prahran/ Wed, 31 May 2017 02:13:50 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38841 Our favourite series of exhibitions here in Melbourne, and the longest running, Seasons Of Change returns once again to the hallowed walls of Revolver this Friday night for a very special session featuring some of the best writers in Melbourne. “Brought to you by Revolver Upstairs ‘Seasons of Change’ has been showcasing local and international artists at Revolvers internal and external art spaces for over 6 years. The elements of each event is dictated by the event’s artists, however all will feature a large scale mural on outside wall lasting for three months and a one night only exhibition. Limited


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Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art & Graffiti – May 2017 http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/31/sunshines-top-10-melbourne-street-art-graffiti-may-2017/ Wed, 31 May 2017 00:59:33 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38827 Winter is here, but that has not stopped the paint from going up on the walls. Braving the chilling conditions, our intrepid Dean Sunshine has, once again, sought out all his favourite pieces that have been painted on the streets of Melbourne! Theres a mighty fine selection this month, so check them all out below! 1. ELLE – St.Kilda 2. HA HA – Brunswick 3. LOV3 – Collingwood  4. Resio – Clifton Hill 5. Be Free – Northcote  6. Crisp – Hosier Lane, Melbourne  7. Heesco – Windsor 8. Steve Cross – Melbourne  9. JME NACK SICK BAFLE – Clifton Hill 10.


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VR Snapshots – Immersive Media Lounge – State Library of Victoria http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/29/vr-snapshots-immersive-media-lounge-state-library-victoria/ Mon, 29 May 2017 04:44:35 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38710 A few weeks ago Invurt was involved in creating the Immersive Media Lounge at Melbourne Knowledge Week 2017, hosted at the State Library of Victoria. The event was an awesome success with hundreds of people coming through the doors across the week, and some very cool artwork being created. I was pretty impressed with what the artists came up with (Senekt, Facter, Conrad Bizjak and RASHEE).  Invurt and Phoria had the HTC Vive rocking Google Tilt Brush against a Green screen – Hollywood Styles, resulting in  a mixed reality display combining what the artist was doing against the world they


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Exhibition – Mitch Walder – Absolute Mayhem – Bside Gallery – Fitzroy  http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/17/exhibition-mitch-walder-absolute-mayhem-bside-gallery-fitzroy/ Wed, 17 May 2017 03:36:55 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38697 Artshole studio resident, WEWF crew member and all around massively artistically talented mofu Mitch Walder has a solo show coming up this week! Having witnessed him putting it all together and painting his ass off over the last few months, I can safely say that this is a bit of an epic show!  “ABSOLUTE MAYHEM is the third solo exhibition by Melbourne based artist Mitch Walder. Opening at BSIDE Gallery on May 19, 2017, the show revolves around an intense centerpiece that consists of 29 individual artworks and stands at 3 metres. The works are displayed side by side creating an


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Exhibition – Happyland – Kaffeine – No Vacancy Project Space – Federation Square – Melbourne http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/04/exhibition-happyland-kaffeine-no-vacancy-project-space-federation-square-melbourne/ Thu, 04 May 2017 12:40:23 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38655 So much goodness in this post! Finally the release of the epic Happyland doco from Kaffeine and crew, along with a rad exhibition opening! Read on below…  “CELEBRATE THIS SPECIAL PROJECT WITH US, THE DAY BEFORE THE GLOBAL PREMIERE OF OUR DOCUMENTARY! HAPPYLAND: The paintings, photography + process behind the making of the HAPPYLAND documentary, world premiering at the 2017 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, ACMI, Federation Square. Kaff-eine + her international team recently reunited with the two notorious and impoverished dumpsite communities of Baseco + Happyland, Manila, creating + installing a collection of ‘art tarpaulins’ that featured Kaff-eine’s


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Video – Wall To Wall Festival 2017 – Benalla http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/03/video-wall-wall-festival-2017-benalla/ Wed, 03 May 2017 02:35:17 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38659 Another Wall To Wall has been and gone, but they’re got the video out, and it looks totally rad! “The Wall to Wall Festival is the largest regional street art festival in Australia. And also one of the most innovative community development initiatives on a national level. This year it hosted 35 internationally acclaimed artists from Australia and around the world, and attracted thousands of curious participants and observers from near and far. It’s changing the face of Benalla, one wall at a time. And changing a whole community’s identity, while it’s at it. ” Man, it’d be great to


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Exhibition – Queen Spice Fundraiser – I Cant Live Without My Radio – Workshop – Fitzroy http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/03/exhibition-queen-spice-fundraiser-cant-live-without-radio-workshop-fitzroy/ Wed, 03 May 2017 02:02:56 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38650 As fundraisers go, if there is one that you should support this year, its this one. I Cant Live Without My Radio is a group show honouring Queen Spice, in which a whole slew of some of Australias best graffiti talent is getting together to put works on the walls in order to raise some much needed funds to support one of the greatest graff artists to come out of this country! “If Hip Hop in Australia has a mother, her name is Sharline “Spice” Bezzina. Spice is one of the country’s most important Hip Hop pioneers. In the 1980s she


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Sunshines Top 10 Melbourne Street Art and Graffiti – April 2017 http://www.invurt.com/2017/05/02/sunshines-top-10-melbourne-street-art-graffiti-april-2017/ Tue, 02 May 2017 02:14:41 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38622 Okay, here we go yet again (and again, can you believe this is No. 73? Jeezus) with Dean Sunshines picks for all the cool shit he saw around our city this month, and its a pretty nice colleciton indeed with everything from Lush and Dvate, to Love and relative newcomer Welin (who keeps getting up all over the place).   Check out all the rad images below if you know whats grand!     1. Lucy Lucy – Preston 2. Frosk, Facter, Keomatch, – Richmond  3. Ling – Preston 4. Lush – Brunswick 5. Awes – Melbourne  6. Arcy –


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Featured Event – Immersive Media Lounge @ Melbourne Knowledge Week – State Library of Victoria http://www.invurt.com/2017/04/28/featured-event-immersive-media-lounge-melbourne-knowledge-week-state-library-victoria/ Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:12:01 +0000 http://www.invurt.com/?p=38607 What happens when you bring together members of the start-up community, passionate technologists, researchers, creatives and street artists?  You get: The Immersive Media Lounge (as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week).    This is a project I have been working on for some time now with the crew at Phoria – I’m glad to announce this event and be a part of it over the coming week! “In the 1st week of May (1st-7th), the State Library of Victoria (SLV) will be brought to life in a whole new way. The curious and inquisitive are invited to step inside Melbourne Knowledge Week’s


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