The last breath project has been doing some cool things over th epast year or two. Targeting buildings that are on the edge of demolition, the Last Breath project and the artists who participate in the various cities gain access and turn it into a temporary gallery of paint and good shit.
“This an attempt to make the most of the final days of a spacious warehouse in North Melbourne, now void of any life, before its meaning and beauty are forgotten. We occupied the space and invited artists to celebrate the last days of this soon-vanished construction. Now, the building and its final beautification will fully perish and on its grounds, yet another materiality will rise.
Last Breath is currently traveling. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org to remain up-to-date on next locations and to get involved, as a beautifier or exhibition visitor.
The cool crew over at Six Years Later will be holding an amazing bunch of launch events over a three day period in celebration of their third issue. Not only will there be a mad assed exhibition, but there will also be a weekends worth of events and workshops!
To top it all of, we’re doing our infamous Golden Ticket giveaways. Every mag purchase, art buy or gold coin donation puts you in the running to win up to $2000 worth of snazzy Boywolf merch, a Diana F+ Gold Edition lomo camera from Urban Attitude, 6YL mags or limited edition prints from Dangerfork.
**Please click ‘Attending’ to register your spot. Some classes are limited to 20 people.
PAINT JAM [SUNDAY 10am-6pm]
It’s gonna be the last day of the exhibition so we thought we’d just have a little paint jam around the gallery. Come down, say hello and put a bid in – there will also be a blind auction on the finished pieces so you can get your hands on some quality art – if you’re lucky!”
We will be heading down there for a bunch of the events, lots of our favourite artists are doing shit – and we hope to see a whole bunch o you there as well – gunna be a great weekend!!
Back at the beginning of the month, we got together a bunch of about 30 or so artists for another great painting jam down at Artists lane in Windsor. The painting commenced on the Saturday, with a mass of new artwork being painted. Artists included Drewfunk, Putos, Silk Roy, Loadz, Presto, Senekt, Bailer, Facter, Ohnoes, Amac, Chehehe, Jak Rapmund, Paners, Woke, JoJo Spins, Jack Frost, Short, Mishap, Choq, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Heesco, Ryan Boserio, Troll, SUEB, Mysterious Al, Pierre Llloga, Unwell Bunny and Frosk.
Come the Sunday, there were a couple of artists doing finishing touches, but the focus was on the art being created by Makatron, Conrad Bizjak and Bailer and the open car park block party.
It was a great weekend, and a great paintup by all – this is the fourth time we’ve done a painting session down in the laneway, and the second Aerosol Alley event, and hopefully it will continue on into the future as a great little event for the artists, by the artists!
Check out all the rad photos that David Russell got for us over the weekend below!
In 2012, local artist Wayne Tindall and Invurt began an epic multi-year project to transform a dilapidated laneway in the back streets of Windsor and Chapel St into a thriving mecca of street art on Melbournes south side.
After a period of time running the project, dubbed, unofficially, “Aerosol Alley”, the laneway gained the attention of Stonnington council, who offered to allocate the previously un-named laneway an official moniker – Artists Lane and threw their support behind the project. In time, local businesses and other members of the local community also began to offer their support, and this once disused lane now plays host to a growing number of visitors and artists, both domestically and international, and is a focal point for graffiti and street art in the City of Stonnington and the greater Melbourne area.
Having played host to over four large scale painting sessions to date, including the inaugural Aerosol Alley event last year, artists are set once again to begin yet another transformation of the laneway, with a celebration of the new work to be held this Sunday, March 2nd, with the official Aerosol Alley 2 event.
“Aerosol Alley 2″ will feature over twenty of Melbournes finest graffiti and street artists renewing the walls of the laneway over the weekend, with live painting, food, DJs, street poetry and a host of fun on offer on the Sunday afternoon.
During the event, several artists will also be painting in the laneway, and there will be a special live art display of a first time ever collaboration – CONRAD BIZJAK vs SHIDA !!
Some of the artists who will be contributing to the new makeover of the laneway prior to the event will include:
Drewfunk, Putos, Silk Roy, Loadz, Presto, Ero, Senekt, Bailer, Facter, Ohnoes, Amac, Jak Rapmund, Paners, Woke, joJo Spins, Jack Frost, Short, Choq, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Heesco, Ryan Boserio, Troll, Mysterious Al, Pierre Llloga, Unwell Bunny, Frosk, Jonathan Guthmann and Ashley Goudie, and theres already some new feature art on the walls by INK & CLOG (Singapore).
There will be a great DJ lineup on the day, with plenty of urban beats for you in the carpark, with tuneage from:
Mike Steva (Deeperoots)
Jimmy James (Strictly Vinyl)
Chris NG (Le Soul, Goodlife)
MzRizk (Rizky’s Block Party)
Nubody (Bounce Audio)
Come down and join us in Artists Lane (Between Union & Green st) in Windsor on Sunday, March 2nd from 2pm til 7pm for a unique event! We’d love to see you all down there!!
Who: Live art from SHIDA & Conrad Bizjak (and a few others) and the exhibition of new works on the walls by Drewfunk, Putos, Silk Roy, Loadz, Presto, Ero, Senekt, Bailer, Facter, Ohnoes, Amac, Jak Rapmund, Paners, Woke, Jack Frost, Short, Choq, Mishap, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Heesco, Ryan Boserio, Troll, Mysterious Al, Pierre Llloga, Unwell Bunny and Ashley Goudie, and featuring new art by INK & CLOG (Singapore) What: Aerosol Alley 2 Where: Artists Lane, (between Union and Green st), Windsor, VIC When: Event starts 2pm on Sunday 2nd March 2014 and runs til the evening!
Every year, when Semi-Permanent comes around, there is one event that we just dont miss, and thats the annual JAGS exhibition.
Just Another is one of our favourite agencies, and their artists stable is second to none, containing some of the higher calibre talent in the country, (and out of it!) – and one of their group shows is always awesome.
"In conjunction with Semi-Permanent Melbourne, Just Another Agency brings you the fourth instalment of their annual “Just Another Group Show” – an exhibition celebrating the diversity and eclectic nature of the agency’s stable of artists. Each artist involved has been asked to create a single piece of work showcasing their unique style, formatted to a square."
If there is one show that you go to see every year, this is the one – head down there this Thursday night to see it for yourself!
Who: Pretty much the entire Just Another artist stable, which you can check out here. What: Just Another Group Show 2013 Where: 361 Little Lonsdale st, (Entry via Heape Crt) When: Show opens Thursday 24th October from 6pm til 9pm and runs until the 27th October
Our good friend, and talented as fuck tattooist and street artist, Jack Douglas has just released a bean new little
video showcasing his artwork – fkn love it!
“Brandishing an arsenal of colour and mind bending subjects all smacked together with the cuteness of a Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jack appears to be onto something.
Like Ren and Stimpy meets Where the Wild Things Are he caresses form-representing animals, characterized innate objects and spews off beat colour throughout. Launching the image into a Technicolor ensemble that would happily sit alongside many a storybook writers narrative. His punctuation of form with the use of thick dark outline only emphasises the colour barricaded within.
Looking for something soft and cuddly? Well you wont find it here. Sure from afar you might think you saw a Teddy Bear but on closer inspection prepare to have your preconceptions shaken violently.
Jack has been tattooing for just over a year now and this video documents his progress, both as a street artist and tattooist”
A sensational line up of artists have selected their favourite art piece from the corner of their studios for the upcoming group show. With the successful recent showing of Creature Creature at the newly minted Chaotic Gallery, “In This Corner” will open on Friday, August 9th 2013.
One of a kind, Chaotic Gallery is Melbourne’s newest and coolest Art Space spilling out into ‘Artists Lane’ in Windsor. Tucked away in this corner of Melbourne, Artists Lane features works from some of Australia’s best Street Artists, many who are featured in this exhibition.
Teaming up with Invurt.com and curated by David Russell, Wayne Tindalls Chaotic Gallery presents a slew of both established and up and coming artists in this feastful showcase of Australian art.
Encompassing painting, illustration, street art based works, photography and other urban delights, “In This Corner” is the first in an ongoing series of group exhibitions to be held at Chaotic.
This is a rare opportunity to grab some original art directly from the corners of studios based in Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland. Followers, fanatics, friends and lovers of good art and photography – there’s something here for everyone!
“In This Corner”proudly presents Heesco, Conrad Bizjack, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Nicole Reed, Creature Creature, Wayne Tindall, Unwell Bunny, Steen Jones, Yvette Marie Tziallas, Mikaela Jane, Saul Attack, Sam kidkong Wong, James Watkins, GT Sewell, The Doctor, Thomas Stone, Jono, Slek, Perks and Jonny Crennan.
Come down and check out Chaotic Gallery, Artists Lane, Windsor (Running from Union Street to Green Street). Just look for the street art on the walls.
Opening 6PM Friday 9th August – Come and meet the artists and support them by grabbing an original! Keep an eye on Chaotic Gallery and here at Invurt for more news on the show as it happens!
Who: Heesco, Conrad Bizjack, Jack Douglas, Makatron, Nicole Reed, Creature Creature, Wayne Tindall, Unwell Bunny, Steen Jones, Yvette Marie Tziallas, Mikaela Jane, Saul Attack, Sam kidkong Wong, James Watkins, GT Sewell, The Doctor, Thomas Stone, Jono, Slek, Perks and Jonny Crennan. What: In This Corner Group Show Where: Chaotic Gallery, Artists Lane, Windsor VIC (Running between Green and Unions streets, Windsor – look for the signs!) When: Show opens Friday 9th August from 6pm til 9pm and runs until the 30th August
Wow, has it really been a year already since Just Another Project Space started up? Well, apparently so, and, of course, they’re having a show to celebrate!!!!
"Just Another Project Space is turning ONE! Yep that’s right, to think that it was a year ago that Just Another and Signed & Numbered teamed up to bring you the Just Another Project Space is crazy!
Yet here we are so let’s celebrate with a massive group show based around the theme of ‘one’. Featuring a range of S&N and JA Artists including ADi, Apeseven, Boo, Carley Cornelissen, Clare Toms, Dest, Does, Eddy Sara, Eleven, Heesco, Ian Mutch, Jack Douglas, Kaff-Eine, Kaitlin Beckett, Kirpy, Kitty Horton, Pierre Lloga, Nate Holmes Trapnell, Rena Littleson, Sirum, Slicer and Thirty60."
Looks like an amazing lineup, as always from the Just Another and Signed & Numbered crew. Wish I could be there for it – happy birthday dudes!!!!
Who: ADi, Apeseven, Boo, Carley Cornelissen, Clare Toms, Dest, Does, Eddy Sara, Eleven, Heesco, Ian Mutch, Jack Douglas, Kaff-Eine, Kaitlin Beckett, Kirpy, Kitty Horton, Pierre Lloga, Nate Holmes Trapnell, Rena Littleson, Sirum, Slicer and Thirty60 What: One – Just Another Project Space 1st Birthday Where: Just Another Project Space, 153 Greville St, Prahran When: Show opens 6pm 9pm – Thursday 4th July, 2013
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