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Video – Adnate – Sofles – Smug @ Northlands

It was an awesome piece and an awesome collab, by some awesome artists. Check out the (and, yet another) mad video from EdInFocus of the whole thing!

Adnate, Smug and Sofles @ Northland Shopping Centre from EdInFocus on Vimeo.

“Northland Shopping Centre has commissioned three leading street artists to create a graphic installation that will showcase the personality of Victoria’s largest Shopping Centre in the North.
The three feature artists include Smug, Adnate and Sofles with the four day large-scale installation commencing tomorrow morning.

British talent Smug, who has been hailed globally as one of the world’s most talented photo-realistic street artists, will be teaming up with two of Australia’s leading street artists Adnate and Sofles to collectively design and deliver a unique and ‘North’ inspired graphic.

The world first collaboration comes off the back of a new initiative from Northland Shopping Centre which aims to better utilise its key spaces to help showcase local and international talent, as well as support innovative projects and events.

Michael Bickers, Northland Centre Manager explains. “We wanted to explore the idea of creating more interesting spaces at the centre. A high-profile street art installation was suggested so we took the time to search for the right kind of artists who understood the Northland brand. On discovering local talent Adnate, who is famous for photo-realistic works in Fitzroy, Melbourne’s North and the CBD, we immediately saw a connection. Adnate was keen to be involved and invited internationally renowned Scottish street artist Smug and Brisbane talent Sofles to join the project. Together they have an incredible style supported by their huge fan following – we couldn’t be happier.”

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Snapshots – Blank Canvas – The Cathay – Singapore

Back for the fifth year and once again organised by The Cathay, this year’s Blank Canvas featured eight female writers and artists who battled it out.

With a whole bunch of cash and prizes to be won, the ladies didn’t care much about the extreme heat and just continued to work their magic.

Officially sponsored by MicroCity.
Line up: Birdeer, Reska, Rouge, Miz-E, Miz-Nek, AuroOne, Sho
Winners: 1st Price Birdeer, 2nd prize AuraOne, 3rd Prize Miz-Nek

Check out our snapshots from the event.

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Check out the link: The Cathay Blog

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Paint Up – Sofles, Adnate And Smug – At Northland

Sofles and Smug were in town recently, painting the town purple, beige, blue and every colour in between, with their unique styles of hyper rendering and tight detail. The guys were also accompanied by Adnate, the three of them spent four days in the freezing cold, where they each painted amazing portraits but each with such varying composition and    style.

To watch the three artists side by side was a definite highlight of my month, stay tuned as I will be posting their most recent paint up in Fitzroy.

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Brad Mills – WildStyle In The West

This week I managed to get back to Brad Mills before she goes the way of  many other classic abando locations like the Collingwood silo’s, I really love this place as i’m sure a lot of you do.

From the graff covered walls to the to the old buildings that surround you, this makes for a perfect setting for photos, with all that rust and run down walls.

I always feel so safe and at home surrounded by decay and all forms of urban expression, from tags to burners, pieces to mad charo’s, it has it all.

If you ever got the chance to go there a few years back, it was massive on an epic scale the overall size was like few football fields, sheds as far as the eye can see photos’s can’t do it justice not even mine.

So if you gets the chance to pay her a visit before she leaves this mortal coil, do it you will not be disappointed.

I also grabbed a few cheeky pics on the by Dvate, Sabeth, Askem and some burners by the unstoppable Duke Grimo (Style).

 

 

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Video – Bombing with LUSH

This video has been doing the rounds lately. Check it out if you haven’t seen it. LUSH in his native habitat doing what he does best. David Husselhoff of Tags and Throws follows LUSH around the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark for a couple of days. Good times!

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FORM Gallery – PUBLIC – Perth – Video and PUBLICation

It’s been a few months since Fletch, Dean and I got back from Perth for PUBLIC. What an awesome weekend it was. The guys at FORM have just shared this great video by Chad Peacock with a great wrap up of the event. It’s a great reminder of the weekend.

FORM has also put together this little book called PUBLICation – available for purchase at the Gallery and also viewable free online, see below.

The work didn’t stop after that weekend, it’s still going! Big ups to the FORM crew – keep the goodness coming! Kyle Hughes-Odgers (aka Creepy) recently finished painting at the Perth airport and Vans the Omega and Beastman just finished this new piece together.

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Kyle Hughes-Odgers – Photo by Kyle Hughes-Odgers

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Kyle Hughes-Odgers – Photo by Kyle Hughes-Odgers

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Vans the Omega & Beastman – Photo by Jarrad Seng

 

Even more exciting is the arrival of SANER !!! He couldn’t make the original dates due to some logistical issues so he’s coming this month to make up for it :) I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop with photos and progress when he gets here. He’ll paint walls in Perth as well as up in the Pilbara. Spewing we missed him while we were there, ah well.

 

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Dean Sunshines Top 10 – July 2014

 Dean Sunshine returns once again for yet another cracking collection of his top ten Melbourne graffiti and street art pieces for the month of July.

Check out all the photos below, and enjoy!!

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1. Slicer. Fitzroy
2. Be Free + Bailer. Fitzroy (also keller, nor, ghost and putos)
3. Deams. Fitzroy.
4. Dvate. St.Kilda
5. Rashe – Port Melbourne
6. Jack Douglas (JD) Fitzroy
7. Conrad Bizjak (RAD) Collingwood
8. Shame + Putos. Windsor
9. Theo Robinson + James Bartram. Fitzroy
10. Unknown artist. Windsor

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Snapshots – Mistery In Singapore

Its only been a little over two weeks since I moved up to Singapore for a couple of months for work, and already I’ve met a bunch of people, done a bit of painting, and seen some great artwork here amongst the Singapore graffiti scene.

Amongst all this, I was blessed to meet the renowned DCA/TFC alumni, Mistery – not only a damn talented artist, but a damn nice guy to boot. Mistery was actually up here at an event called Project Hip Hope in KL, but he had a chance to get down to SG for a few days amongst it all.

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On the Thursday night, headed down to Haji lane last week to check out a small show he put on, A Gallery Far Far Away, at CAD cafe, where he paid homage to a bunch of mad characters from the SW universe – he also had the opportunity to do a bit of a paint on one of the walls in the laneway.

On the weekend, myself and up and comer Daiso had a chance to get down to the Rail Corridor, one of Singapores few (but awesome) legal spots for a bit of a spray.

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Afterwards, we got down to Black Books for the regular Graff Fight event, though we were a little late, we hung out for a bit, got some food and packed it in for the day.

I got a bunch of shots from it all as well – apologies for the terrible quality of the exhibition shots, I aint no David Russell, and yeah, damn, I need a good flash. Farkit haha. Oh yeah, and if you’re in Singapore, you can still grab some of this artwork from CAD – its amazingly better than the shots.

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But you can check ‘em all out below, and mad props to Mistery for letting me use a couple of his shops – great meeting you man. Lots more updates from my SE Asia adventures coming up, stay tuned.

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Through The Lens With David Russell Photography – July 2014

Well it has been another month filled with mad walls by both graffiti and street artists, from epic paint ups such as the Rose street car park and the south wall at Section 8, featuring the talented Conrad Bizjak and Heesco.

Its not just in Melbourne’s laneways in the CBD where you will find these gems, you only have to travel to suburbs such as Collingwood, Fitzroy, Richmond  Brunswick to find a lot of the work you see in my photos.

So next time you are in the neighbourhood be sure check out some of the incredible art that we are so lucky to be surrounded by.

 

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Fitzroy Car Park – Top To Bottom Burners – Featuring Melburns Finest

One of the freshest car parks I have seen in a long time, featuring some of Melbourne’s finest Graffiti artists from past and present.

As you walk around you will notice that each room has utilised the same colour palette and as you can expect the end result was amazing.

So next time you’re in Fitzroy check out the Rose Street car park, you won’t be disappointed.

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Dvate & Askem

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