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Event – Off The Rails – Live Street Art – Singapore

So, I’m back up here in Singapore for a fair while, and lets just say that there is plenty of shit going on here this month – more than enough, actually. The big one is the launch this week of the 50 Bridges project … but more on that later! First up, is this mad event that is being held at the Railway Corridor, a big nice area under a freeway underpass that has played host to a whole bunch of local and international visitors over the past two years.

As one of the events connected to 50 bridges, the event will display a whole bunch of artists (A mass of them from Australia, Malaysia and locally!) and a whole heap of damn fine music to boot … “Artists from Australia, Malaysia and Singapore collaborate in a rough-and-ready street art jam under the bridge. New Stream Brass Band, DJ Reiki, and A/K/A & Jaydah from Attagirl! provide the soundtrack – taking you from the streets of New Orleans to the bass-heavy sound of the UK underground. #OffTheRails”

This is going to be a pretty mad event, check out all the details below …

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Who/What/Where/When:

It all goes down this Saturday 23rd May, from 4pm in the afternoon til 12pm at night!

ART
HA-HA (AUS) – regantamanui.com
Drew Funk (AUS/MY) – drewfunk.com
Kenji Chai (MY) – facebook.com/kenjichai.art
Soph O (SG) – sophong.com
MCS ANTZ (SG) – facebook.com/antzrscls
eeshaun (SG) – gardensilly.com
ZERO (SG) – zerostarrfighter.blogspot.com
WeJungle (SG) – wejungle.com

MUSIC
New Stream Brass Band (live) – facebook.com/newstreambrassband
DJ Reikidjreiki.com
A/K/A & Jaydah (ATTAGIRL) – attagirlparty.com

F & B
A taste of the Caribbean, limited edition rum punch, beers & soft drinks byLime House

DIRECTIONS
369 Commonwealth Avenue / Viaduct
Access by block 44 Holland Drive Carpark
5 mins walk from Buona Vista MRT Station

Connected by Hyphen. An initiative of Noise Singapore and National Arts Council. Supported by Sideshow; the Australian High Commission in Singapore and its 50 Bridges Project. Poster design by Kenji Chai

Check out the facebook event page for more details on the event!

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Sunshines Top 10 – April 2015

Dean Sunshine, despite being one busy ass man lately with his recent arrival, has sent us through his lately Top 10 – and it’s an absolute cracker as it always is. I always look forward to this every month, because the man with his unbound dedication always manages to capture shit that even I haven’t seen – and his passion for it all just keeps on shining on.

Check out all the pics below for what waa great and hot throughout Melbourne in April!

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1. Ruskidd – Melbourne
2. Phibs – Collingwood
3. DVATE – Collingwood
4. Fintan Magee – Collingwood
5. Sirum, Adnate, Askew One – Preston
6. Shem, Dankemunkee – Coburg
7. Lucy Lucy – Richmond
8. Nemco – Brunswick
9. Dscreet, Eye – Prahran
10. Kill productions – Melbourne

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Video – The Power Station – Juddy Roller & EdInFocus

Video – The Power Station – Juddy Roller & EdInFocus

Rad video here that was put together from a project that the masterminds at Juddy Roller organised – read on about the whole thing!

“With the support of CitiPower (Powercor), The Neighbourhood Justice Centre and City of Yarra, Juddy Roller transformed the Collingwood power substation at the corner of Easey Street and Wellington Street into one of Melbourne’s most iconic pieces of public art.

The graffiti treatment was a collaboration between some of the most sought after and influential contemporary street artists including Rone, Adnate, Mayo, Guido Van Helton and Askew. The monochromatic artwork was carefully curated, balancing community aesthetic and implementing subtle graffiti deterring features. Background and portraits by Askew, script by Mayo and photo realistic portraits by Rone, Guido and Adnate.

The power station is an stand-out example of how street art and graffiti aesthetics can be combined to create a lasting, positive impression on the community whilst having a strong anti graffiti and impact.”

This is yet another fine ass video from our mate EdinFocus – keep them coming bro, keep them coming!!

Power Station Final Cut from EdInFocus on Vimeo.

Check out a bunch more photos over at Juddy Roller here as well as a bunch from Dave Russell!

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Book Launch – Sculptures Of Melbourne

Super excited about this!! My good buddy Mark Holsworth has been working on this labour of love for some time now, and its finally getting to see the light of day! Encompassing Melbournes public sculpture in all its forms since way back at the beginning, til now – and all that street art stuff, this is a book to grab hold of, and a launch to get your ass to!

“Melbourne Books to launch one of the city’s most awaited art books.

Melbourne has an impressive number of sculptures on public display throughout the city. Just wander Melbourne’s city streets, gardens and laneways and you will undoubtedly find some magnificent public sculptures – from historical and religious icons to playful literary and social figures – all with rich historical weight. The book Sculptures of Melbourne explores major changes in the nature of public sculpture.

When Melbourne was established, sculpture was heavily influenced by the colonial legacy of neo-classical bronze and marble statues. From 1980 onwards, public sculpture changed dramatically, not only in style but in materials, location and sheer numbers.

This book, which includes controversial modernist sculptures such as ‘The Yellow Peril’ as well as unofficial laneway installations, tells the story of how the shifting trends in public sculpture moved from a classical style, to commemorative, to a corporate modernist style, to being integrated into urban design, and finally evolving into a contemporary style, which is non-traditional and temporary. Critics have unanimously hailed Melbourne’s collection of sculptures as notable narratives of place and time, which whilst stylistically different, have also established specific reference points and provided a rich reflection of the history of the city. These sculptures have come a long way from serving their decorative and utilitarian functions in the 1800s, to now embedding a strong historical beauty that is both permanent and ephemeral.

This is set to be one of year’s most memorable book milaunches! Don’t miss the sculptures, the installation works and the music.”

… and you know whats awesome? There is not one, but two book launches happening!

“Melbourne Books is pleased to announce two upcoming book launches of Sculptures of Melbourne by Mark S. Holsworth.

Come to Gallery One Three on Friday May 1 from 6pm for the launch party! The evening will include jazz (including The Smoking Owl – a fusion of live electronica, jazz, installation and new aesthetics) cocktails and artists at work! Mark Holsworth will be there to chat and sign books…

Then come to the Melbourne Art Book Fair at NGV International, where Sculptures of Melbourne will be launched on Sunday May 3 at 12noon in the Great Hall during the Fair!”

The inaugural Melbourne Art Book Fair at NGV International gathers together some of the most creative Australian and international book designers and publishers in an architecturally designed experience in NGV’s Great Hall.

So come along, entry is free and you can also take a look at the wares of some of the country’s leading publishers.”

We’ve got a lot more on this whole thing coming up, but for now – book in Friday and Sunday, and go get yourself a copy this weekend – and Friday sounds like a grand exhibition as well!!

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Who: Mark Holsworth
What: Sculptures Of Melbourne book launch
Where & When:

Gallery One Three on Friday May 1 from 6pm

Melbourne Art Book Fair at NGV International, where Sculptures of Melbourne will be launched on Sunday May 3 from 12noon in the Great Hall

 

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Sunshines Top 10 – March 2015

Well, big time apologies for this being up so late (and to Dean!), I’ve recently re-located up to Singapore (again) and shit has been pretty damn hectic!

Yet another great selection here from Mr Sunshine, yet again capturing a whole bunch of rad shit from around the streets of Melbourne – check out his Top 10 for MArch 2015. Some grand Melbourne street art and graffiti amongst this lot!

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1. AWOL crew Narre Warren
2. Sage + DMOTE – Brunswick
3. Makatron – Brunswick
4. Be Free + Mupz – Brunswick
5. Duke Style, Rews, Akuze, Shame – Yarraville
6. DEM189 – Clifton Hill
7. Bailer + Nekta – St.Kilda
8. Cruel – Collingwood
9. Deams – Prahran
10. Alex Lehours – CBD
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Press Release – The Google Street Art Project in Melbourne

For over five years, Invurt.com and Land Of Sunshine have been documenting the fleeting and ephemeral artwork around the streets of Australia, particularly in their home town of Melbourne. In this period, they have documented thousands of walls and street art events via both photographs, interviews and articles. As two of Australias most eminent authorities on street art, they have, over this time, ceaselessly collaborated promote the Australian scene and its artists to a global audience.

Now, Invurt and Land Of Sunshine have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute on one of the most innovative and comprehensive collections of street art on the internet, the Google Street Art Project.

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As one of the worlds top destinations for street art, Melbourne offers a plethora of works from a contingent of hundreds of local artists, and as a global mecca for graffiti and street art it also attracts a large number of international artists to its walls.The Melbourne Street Art collection on the Google street art site contains a small slice of some of these remarkable painting projects, many works of which have, as ephemeral as it is, now departed, recorded only in the pixels within these digital archives.

With photography by Dean Sunshine and David Russell, and curated by local Melbourne artist and editor of Invurt.com, Facter (Fletcher Andersen), as well as Luke McManus, this showcase of works is blessed by a bountiful amount of high quality, top level art from across Melbourne.

“There is always a story to tell when it comes to the streets of Melbourne and its art, and we hope that by adding a little slice of Melbourne to such a massive global project, that people from around the world can easily view these amazing works within the Google Street Art platform,” said Facter. “We are extremely proud to have partnered with Google in this endeavour. One of our primary missions here is to document the ephemeral artwork and our scene, across Australia, and we couldn’t have been happier to have been given this opportunity to do so.”

Regular updates will be undertaken on these exhibitions, as Invurt and Land Of Sunshine continue on their mission to bring the best of Melbourne street art and graffiti to the people of the world.You can find the Melbourne Street Art by Invurt and Land Of Sunshine page on the Google Cultural institute website by the short link http://google.invurt.com or by going directly to the websitehttps://streetart.withgoogle.com/ #streetartproject #invurt

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Facter
Editor – Invurt.com
facter@invurt.com

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Sunshines Top 10 – February 2015

Well, Dean Sunshine has had a crazy busy month the last month (join us all in congratulating him on the recent birth of his baby boy!), but, he still had a bit of time to get his camera out and snap a whole bunch of great pics from around Melbourne of some of the finest street art we’ve seen yet.

Check out all the pics from his latest Top 10 below!

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1. Buff Monster – Fitzroy
2. Bailer Cam Scale – Fairfield
3. Be Free – Cremorne
4. Unwell Bunny – Brunswick
5. Sage – Brunswick
6. RONE + Wonder – Fitzroy
7. Ling – Collingwood
8. Akid One + Dvate + Yumz – Collingwood
9. Sofles – Fitzroy
10. Makatron – Hosier Lane
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Snapshots – The Paterson Project – Melbourne

In case you missed the epic Paterson Project as always I managed to get a bunch of pics, showing all the amazing pieces the artists painted on panels supplied, which were then auctioned at the event and all proceeds from the night going to charity

This event showed how artists from all backgrounds can come together and create an amazing night with only a few weeks to put it together, with over 110 artists you can bet it was something pretty special.

 

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Through The Lens February – David Russell Photography

Last month saw some amazing work from Melbourne’s graffiti and street art community, painting all manner of shapes and sizes from small canvases to mega productions spanning as far as the boom arm would allow.

As for the laneways there is always a fresh burner or two amongst all the of the mess, which I love so much all those layers Its like a living breathing entity.

I can’t wait to bring you next months crop of photos, already so much happened and we are only four days in to the month of March, till then peace out peeps

 

 

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Amazing Street Art Collaboration – Little Smith Lane – Collingwood

This would have to be one of my favourite walls so far this year and the key word is collaboration, artists such as Bryan Itch, Mike Makatron, Plea, Damon Soule, Nitsua, Adam Paquette, Stiff  Ives and Sparkles, all came together to create something pretty special.

 

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