Rone is back with his latest show this Friday “Lumen” which is sure to live up to his usual standard. About the show? The press release says it best: “Lumen will include eleven large-scale portraits inside and outside of the gallery and a twelve metre high mural on the building’s adjoining ventilation tower. The space itself – an abandoned office building slated for demolition – has been transformed into a black (and blank) canvas. The artworks will be brought spectacularly to life by lighting designer, John McKissock”.
Rone has been a busy man lately, with his and Wonderlust’s Art tram rolling around town (as part of Melbourne International Arts Festival), his new murals at the NGV for The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk.
Who: Rone (lighting by John McKissock).
When: Friday 24th October, 6-9PM. Runs to 9th November.
Once again Dean Sunshine gives us the goods in his latest collection of what was fine and awesome in Melbourne street art and graffiti this month – always a pleasure checking out these pics, enjoy them as much as we do!!
1. Deams – Fitzroy north
2. Slicer – Fitzroy north
3. Lucy Lucy – Fitzroy north
4. Bailer – South Yarra
5. Stormie Mills – Brunswick
6. Baby Guerilla – Brunswick
7. Kyle Hughes Rodgers – Brunswick
8. Two One – Brunswick
9. BMD – Brunswick
10. Heesco + Duke Style – CBD
Another exciting opportunity to announce today. Hosier Inc is launching their 2nd round of the Paint UP project and looking for Artist submissions. After the awesome reaction to Paint UP Round 1 (Adnate’s aboriginal character on McDonald House), it’s time for another mural in Hosier Lane.
Again the wall being offered has never seen paint before, so this is an awesome opportunity to put your mark on the Hosier lane precinct. Get your submissions in ASAP! They close on the 3rd of October.
Here’s a brief run down of the project, more details on the Hosier Inc blog:
“After the success of Hosier Inc’s PaintUP! Round One, featuring the stunning portrait of a local aboriginal boy on the side of MacDonald House, Hosier Inc is proud to announce a call for expressions of interest for Paint UP Round Two. Download PDF
You are invited to submit a concept for a large-scale image to be painted in the Hosier and Rutledge Lane precinct as part of the 2nd round of the PaintUP! initiative.
The successful proposal will demonstrate a rationale and a design that demonstrates an affinity with the location of the wall and building.
The proposal may include some or all of the available walls on the Youth Projects facade.
Hosier Inc will grant $6,000 to the successful artist to supplement project costs.
The artist will be responsible for the costs associated with the organization, management and execution of the project, with advice and support from Hosier Inc. (Public liability by HI!)
All eligible submissions will be considered. Selection of successful applicant will be made subject to the artist’s availability to complete the painting by end 2014.
To be considered for this opportunity you will need to provide the following:
Proposal of concept along with sketches/montage of the proposed design
Links to your previous work, show examples of the style you are proposing
There can be no offensive or religious material, no sexually explicit content.
All members of Hosier Inc will invited to participate in the selection process, which will also include input from Youth Projects and the City of Melbourne.
This event may be used as an opportunity to promote Youth Projects. The chosen artist should therefore be aware that they may be required to participate in these media and PR opportunities. Any conflict caused by strong affiliation with another charity should be carefully considered before applying for Paint UP Round Two. For information regarding Youth Projects go to http://www.youthprojects.org.au
3rd October – Subissions Close.
22nd October – Successful artist notified and announced.
For a PDF copy of the brief, click here.
David Russell and myself are both members of Hosier Inc, if you have any questions about the project, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Who: Hosier Inc. What: Paint UP 2 – Call for Submissions. When: NOW! Open until 3rd October. Winner announced 22nd October. Where: Hoiser Lane of course ;)
Hosier Inc facebook page.
Hosier Inc blog.
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.
Just saw this dandy show pop up on our radar, with a couple of favourites doing a group show at No Vacancy in Melbournes QV! Fred Fowler, Niels Oeltjen (Nails), Hiroyasu Tsuri , Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Shida, Kenta Senekt , Luke Pither, Laith McGregor and Stabs all in one room, nice!
“The interrobang (‽)
n. A punctuation mark in the form of a question mark superimposed on an exclamation point, used to end a simultaneous question and exclamation. (eg. WTF?!)
The interrobang, the first new punctuation mark to be introduced in three hundred years, is a mark said to be the typographical equivalent of a grimace or a shrug.
Interrobang, the exhibition, presents divergent and peripheral work by nine artists. Experimental in nature, these works are the interrobang in their practice.”
Head down to no Vacancy this Thursday night to check it all out, yep!!
Who: Fred Fowler, Niels Oeltjen (Nails), Hiroyasu Tsuri , Stanislava Pinchuk (Miso), Shida, Kenta Senekt , Luke Pither, Laith McGregor, Stabs What: Interrobang Where: No Vacancy, QV Gallery, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne When: Show opens Thursday August 7th 2014 from 6pm til 9pm and runs for two weeks.
Damnit, I do feel like I’m missing out on some cool shit while I’m up here in Singapore, and this show coming up this week is one of those things!
Seeing our mate Chehehe put in his first real solo show is pretty damn exciting we’ve been following his work and enjoying it immensely over the past whike. From his immediately recognisable chebots to his amazing interactive che-machine at the White Night festival, his painting and illustrations, as well as his unique installations really are curiously cool.
Head down this Thursday night and check it out, and support the man on his first solo endeavour – it’ll be well worth the trip!!
Who: Chehehe What: Exit End Of A Wormhole To Another Dimension solo show Where: 42 Bangs St, Prahran, Melbourne When: Thursday 7th August from 6pm til 10pm
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.
Our good friends at Just Another have some exciting news to announce.. With months of hard work in the making Just Another is proud to announce the opening of their new project space (just down the road) as well as celebrate their 2nd birthday, this Thursday!!! So many good memories of great shows and events in the space!
With an exhibition and celebration split across the old and new spaces, with a group exhibition in the old space, and live painting, DJs and more (live painting by by Just Another Artists Justine McAllister & Sirum One), it looks like an awesome night. Featuring art by ADi, Aida Sabic, Amy Howard, Apeseven, Clare Toms, Carmen Hannay, Dirty Bandits, Does, Gary Seaman, Ian Mutch, Jak Rapmund, Kaitlin Beckett, Kirpy, Losop, Marian Machismo, Paula Mills, Rebecca Murphy, Stefan Gevers, Thirty60 and Tiera Boo.
Here’s a sneak peak of the space and some of the works you will see on Thursday. See you there.
Who: Just Another
When: Thursday, July 17th 6-9pm
Where: 153 Greville Street, Prahran and 2A / 127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan Street).
I’m a big fan of Erin Greers work, and though I am less than familiar with Sian Songs, the glimpses of it that I’ve seen have piqued my interest – and it looks like a great counterpoint to Erins work in this upcoming duo exhibition from the two at Off The Kerb gallery this Friday night.
“Intrigued by the creatures that inhabit the daylight and dark night, Sian Song & Erin Greer combine forces to paint a window into the magical world of animals. Both artists employ a whimsical and playful style to bring these creatures’ narratives to life.”
Head down to Collingwood to see it all for yourselves, its shaping up to be a great night for art across Melbourne.
Who: Sian Song & Erin Greer What: Daylight / Dark Night exhibition Where: Off The Kerb, 66b Johnston St, Collingwood, Melbourne When: Show opens Friday 4th July from 6pm til 9pm and runs until 18th July
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