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Exhibition – Brett Willis – Toonarama – Melbourne

The annual Melbourne Midsumma festival is coming up fast, and alongside this twenty four year old annual celebration of gay, lesbian, bi, trans, intersex and queer arts, we’ve come to expect an amazing array of creative shows and events across its program. This year is jam packed full of great displays, not least of which is Brett Willis’s upcoming solo show at Prahrans ArtBoy Gallery,Toonarama.

"A caricature collection of the famous and infamous … incredible icons, cool celebrities, sexy sports stars, community cuties and fabulous friends.

TOONARAMA – The Exhibition features limited edition digital artwork caricature prints by 2012 Midsumma Festival Premier Artist for Stonnington – cartoonist Brett Willis.

The cast of cartoon hottie caricatures include Pop Princess Kylie Minogue, Olympic Diver Matt Mitchum, Music Icons Madonna & George Michael, Drag Legends Kerrie Le Gore, Tabitha Turlington & Doug Lucas, 100% KYLIE show star Lucy Bailey, Music Guru Ian "Molly" Meldrum, Melbourne STORM rugby player Cooper Cronk, comedian Josh Thomas, underwear model Nick Bracks, politician Penny Wong and more… plus a special tribute to the late Vivien St James."

Toonarama is ArtBoys first foray for the New Year, its a wonderfully comedic look at pop culture and a great warm up for what we know is going to be an amazing year ahead!


Who: Brett Willis
What: Toonarama solo show
Where: Artboy Gallery, 99 Greville Street, Prahran, VIC
When: Show opens Thursday 12th January from 6pm til 9pm, and runs til 29th January

Check out the ArtBoy Gallery website and the facebook event page for more info!

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Saturday Snapshost – Safe, Standard and Sirum

Heaps of cool stuff posted up everywhere this week, hard to know where to start, but we’ll just put it out as it comes … hope you are enjoying your Saturday morning off work (and for those who are working, commiserations!)

Safehouse Studio Opening @ Dangerfork

We got down a bit late, but the Safehouse Studio Opening show was complete win – we can’t wait to see what these guys come up with next! Saw these over at Dangerfork

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Check out all the pics on the Dangerfork website, and theres some over at Dean Sunshines site too.

Twist & Amaze @ The Opening Hours

That purveyor of cool, and one of our favourite blogs, The Opening Hours, posted up some great pics of the new Twist and Amaze pieces in Sydney – totally dope.

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Sirum @ Prahran & Swan Hill

We were leaving our studios the other day and were stoked to see a new piece by Sirum adorning the recently opened Smith, on High street in Prahran. Absolutely fkn gorgeous.


Check more pics here.

Sirum also recently hit the country recently, and did a bunch of workshops and a revitalisation of the Swan Hill George Lay Park – heaps of awesome photos from this, and some really great work.


Two sets of pics of both the workshops and the George Lay Park wall were posted up – here, and here. Also check out the Komplex Graphix website for info if you need any walls painted for your business.

Phibs @ The Standard

LoFis space transformed into The Standard, and they posted up a bunch of pics of Phibs doing some work, as well as their opening night.

Head to the LoFi website to see all the pics from the opening night!

Phibs @ The Opening Hours

The Opening Hours also posted up a heap of photos from Phibs latest show “Journey” – like them, we absolutely love the installation – looks like it was a great show!


Check out all the pics from the show over at The Opening Hours


Young & Free @ Ironlak @ Everfresh @ 941Geary

Probably the biggest slew of photos to come out this week were those from over in San Francisco, where a huge contingent of Australian street artists converged for the Young & Free exhibition. It was an important show, and one of the biggest Oz contingent ever to hit an overseas location, and was an amazing showcase of some great artists from across the Australian street art scene. …


sleazymccheesy_07New2, Mike Giant, and SleazyMcCheesy sent these pics to Ironlak who posted them up, you can see all of those here.

Everfresh threw a whooooleeee bunch of images and such up on their Tumblr (they unfortunately had a couple of issues with images in the past week, all seems to be fixed now though). Some absolutely mad work in it.

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You can see all of the images over at Everfresh’s Tumblr site.

Lastly, the gallery where Young & Free was held, 941Geary, have been following the artists since they arrived, and have not only put up several posts of the installation process, but also a bunch of images from the street.


Part 1 of the install, and Part 2 of the install are at 941Geary.com.


That pretty much caps off this weeks roundup of pics from across the blogosphere, enjoy the rest of your weekend, and, if you have anything you’d like for us to cover in this section, just send us through the deets!

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Sneak Peek – Ed “Unwell Bunny” Bechervaise

With his solo show “New” opening tomorrow night, Ed Bechervaise brings Unwell Bunny to Prahrans Rtist Gallery. We interviewed Ed earlier in the year before his last show, “Fast Forward”,  and we were stoked when he sent us a range of images highlighting the process behind his “New” body of work. 

So read on for all the preview pics, as well as a bunch of cool words on the philosophy of the work and what to expect – its gunna be a grand night at Rtist Gallery!

“This show ‘New’ is really just highlighting how we live right now – the speed in which we move, and the rate in which things come and go.

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Saturday Snapshots – Sun, Space & Streets

Lots of great images from around the web this week, from exhibitions to live art and everything in between – enjoy this weeks snapshots from around Oz and NZ …

Quite a few pics on Dean Sunshines blog this week from last weekends Brunswick Show at Donkey Wheelhouse!


Go over to Deans website for more pics from the show …

Kailtin Beckett @ BSG

We loved these images of Kailtin Becketts work at the Folk Art show at Brunswick street gallery the other week – samurai beasts! Mad.


Check out the rest of the images on Kaitlin Becketts website.

Anthony Lister @ Ironlak

Lister hit Melbourne recently for his solo show, and Ironlak posted up a bunch of pics of one of the walls he did while he was here.

Head over to Ironlak for more images.

25 Years of RDC @ SDM Crew

We love all the pics that are being posted up from the RDC show, we caught it last Friday and it was grand.

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Head over to the SDM website for more pics from the show.

End2End @ Crush City

Crush City in Brissy have been running their End2End competition, and so much great shit has been coming out from it.

"We dropped 20 of Brissy’s most active writers names into a hat, drew one out and armed them with 4 colours to display their style in it’s simplest form. No effects and no fancy business.. We let them start it off then pass it on to the next writer…

The rules are:

• Writers may only use BLACK, CHROME, WHITE & ONE OTHER COLOUR
• Writers must nominate the next artist and make sure they rock up to contest… Punishable by methods we cannot disclose publically.
• Writers must keep it fresh!

Check out Crush Citys End2End blog for a crapload more pics.

Space Invaders @ Artygraffarti

Check out a bunch of pics from the Melbourne Space Invaders opening show over at Artygraffarti 

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Dvate and Something 4 Nothing @ SDM

Another collection of great images from the SDM crew, this time from last weeks Dvate show at Rancho Notorious – win.

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Check out more images here on the SDM website.


That’s all the wrapup for this week, if you have pics from shows, events or just cool stuff you’ve done, send them through to us!

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