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
Some of you may remember back in January that we posted a big assed painting session in Windsor that we helped to produce – at the time, I’d jokingly said that as the laneway didn’t have any official name, that it should be called "Aerosol Alley" … well, I guess its no longer a joke, and there’s going to be a big launch party this weekend to celebrate the project, and you’re all fucking invited!
Since Wayne Tindall started painting in an old laneway behind his studio in Windsor (Melbourne) back in 2009, Aerosol Alley has since grown into a beautiful example of what a community of artists can do when presented with an opportunity to remake a disused urban environment. After beginning to paint several murals in the laneway on his own, Wayne then invited a bunch of artists along to help him out – it was at that stage that we here at Invurt became involved in the project, helping to co-ordinate three sessions of painting by street artists over the course of two years.
With the entire project having been filmed by Wayne Tindall, the launch party will also include a special preview screening of part of the documentary that was filmed of the project. Artists such as Heesco, Hancock, Kaff-eine, Meggs, Unwell Bunny, Facter, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Porno, S4beth, Mishap, Dopio, Dvate, Gent, Askem, Dcat, Conrad Bizjak, Eleven, Phoenix, Shida and many, many more have all, over the course of several painting sessions been both interviewed and filmed, and a full length doco of it all is in the works.
You can check out a preview of the documentary below – there will be an extended version shown at the event!
Since the New Years painting session, several other artists, such as Shida and Kaff-eine ,have also joined in on the project, and quite a few other pieces have gone up – its turned into an amazing public art space, where before it was truly just a run down laneway. As you can tell, we’re just a little bit proud to have been a part of it, and grateful for the opportunity, and all the support, that Wayne Tindall and the building owners provided!
Starting from 2pm on the day, an amazing lineup of live music will also herald the event – with performances from Psyde Projects, Mish’Chief, Ryan Knowles, Andre Le, Vogue and Jay Tindall. As an added bonus, the whole thing will be broadcast live via Kiss FM.
Mysterious Al, Unwell Bunny and Shida will all also be painting live at the event. As a special bonus, Wayne Tindall will also be launching his new gallery "Chaotic" in conjunction with the event. The gallery launch will feature a 101 Life Drawing event, as well as the launch of a fantastic new "Outdoor Gallery" that Wayne and David Russell have been working on over the past few months.
The Aerosol Alley launch party is proudly supported by Chaotic Gallery, Boywolf, Invurt, David Russell Photography, Kiss Fm, Print Express, RedTV, Chapel St, Tyranny Of Distance, The Wolf & I and Sticky Beak.
Head down there this weekend to check it all out for yourself, see some mad live art, and brock out to some rad live music.
This is real Melbourne street art, at its finest!!
Who: Live art by Mysterious Al, Unwell Bunny, Shida. Tunes by Psyde Projects, Mish’Chief, Ryan Knowles, Andre Le, Vogue and Jay Tindall. Mural and artwork by Heesco, Hancock, Kaff-eine, Meggs, Unwell Bunny, Facter, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Porno, S4beth, Dvate, Gent, Askem, Mishap, Dopio, Dcat, Conrad Bizjak, Eleven, Phoenix, Shida and many, many more What: Aerosol Alley Launch Party Where: Aerosol Alley (Laneway between Green and Union St, Windsor) When: Event starts 2pm Sunday 17th March – one day only! You can also catch the tunes from the event live on Kiss Fm!
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