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Yusk Imai

Exhibition – A Study of Hair – Backwoods Gallery – Collingwood

The next show in the “Study of” series, curated by Alex Mitchell at Backwoods Gallery is ‘A Study of Hair’, coming up this Friday. This series has always produced mad work, and I’m sure this one will too. With a massive line up, I can’t wait to see what’s on show. We’ll see you down at Backwoods next Friday.




Mark Bode

Mark Bode



Yusk Imai

Yusk Imai

Who: C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47, Inkie, Jonathan Guthmann, Mark Bode, Merda, Miso, ROA, Stephen Ives, Shohei Otomo, TwoOne, Usugrow, Yusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell.

What: A Study of Hair.

Where: Backwoods Gallery. 25 Easey st. Collingwood.

When: Friday 26th September 6pm to 9pm.

Facebook event page here.

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The study of eyes

Snapshots – A Study Of Eyes @ Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

David Russell got down to the opening of Backwoods Galleries latest group show, “A Study Of Eyes” – the second in a series of shows (after the wonderful A Study Of Hands) featuring local and international artists producing work around various parts of the human body.

““A Study Of” is a decade-long project by curator Alexander Mitchell aiming to create an archive of anatomical and artistic studies by the world’s leading contemporary artists. The project was launched last year with “A Study Of Hands.”

This year, Backwoods Gallery will present the second installment,“A Study Of Eyes”, an exhibition consisting of 45 pieces of original artwork based on the eye by some of the world’s leading artists.”

I actually never realised it was a decade long project – talk about epic. Check out all the photos from the most recent iteration below, courtesy of David Russell …


The study of eyes

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Exhibition – A Type Of Show – Kind Of Gallery – Sydney

This looks epically cool – we’ve been seeing quite a few typography shows on lately, and all of them look amazing. "A Type Of Show" adds to the plethora of type derived art shows, with its own take on the genre and with an amazing cast.

From Desktop Mag – "The exhibition is curated by Like Minded Studio and while featuring a range of brilliant local typographers and artists, also features two international type artists Tony DiSpigna and Alex Trochut. According to Like Minded Studio’s Luca Ionesco, ‘The idea behind the show is to unite the local type and lettering community, but also to welcome to DiSpigna and Trochut to Australia, a rare occasion for our type and lettering community.’"

The show will present some pretty hefty international type stars, as well as some amazing local designers and letters smiths – not to be missed in Sydney.


Who: Timba Smits, Numskull, Jim Parry, Ken Taylor, Atome, Justin Fox,
James Arboghast, Phibs, Joel birch, Luca Ionescu, Tristan Ceddia,
Carby Tuckwell, Andrew Van Westhuyzen, Paul Nolan, Merda, Dmote,
Ron Garsuta, Vince Frost, Deanne Cheuk, Benjamin Henhessy,
Toby & Pete, Pudle, Bel Johnstone, Morgan Vaness,
Elizabeth Carruthers, Marty Routledge, Dboe, Gemma O’Brien,
Will Lynes, Jonathan Zawada, Maud, Wing Lau, Jay Ryves,
Yosuke Ando, Brooklyn Whelan, Luke Lucas, Bianca Chang, Jeremyville, Emma Elizabeth, Andy Uprock, Moffit & Moffit, Les Sharpe and Paul McNeil.
What: A Type Of Show, typography Exhibition.
Where: Kind Of Gallery, 72 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney.
When: Wednesday 17th August at 7pm to 28th August

For more info, visit the Kind Of Gallery Website or Facebook Page, Like Minded Studio’s Website or Facebook page. You can learn about typography here, or you can visit Tony Di Spigna webpage or Facebook page. Or just use Google for the rest …

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Friday Wrap & The Week Ahead

Its been a busy week all round, with my exhibition opening as well as a large number of show announcements and events – I thought I’d try to get a bit more regular with the weekly wraps & roundups, as well as link to a few cool things I’ve seen during the week…

So heres all the stuff thats ‘a happenin … and frak, theres a lot going on at the moment!


  • Tonights opening is in the form of Exhibit A, a great collection of street artists plying their crafted works at Collingwoods The Projects art space. I’ll be heading to this one after work for sure.
  • Ghostpatrol has another solo show coming up next week, Warp Points & Seed Vault Save Points,  at No Vacancy next Thursday – I’ve seen some of the previews, and the work is second to none – this is a show you cant miss – and we just posted up this interview with the man himself, so check it out.
  • Jae Copps solo show My Illusions Architect is still running at Gorker Gallery until the 19th September – I had a chance to wander through there the other day and loved it. We did a really great interview with him as well.
  • Semi-Permanent Melbourne is on next week, and if you haven’t got your tickets already best get in there and purchase them. They have an opening show next Wednesday that is free for all, at the GPO in the Bourke Street Mall, starting around 6pm.
  • A new gallery in Prahran opens up next Thursday in the form of Signed & Numbered – so glad we are getting more stuff on the southside, and it has a fine range of artists on display.
  • My first solo show, Inhabited Times, had an awesome opening, and its still running until September 16th. This Sunday, September 12th, I’ll be at the At Large Gallery from 12pm til 6pm, doing some drawing, giving away a few sketches maybe, and chatting to whoever comes in. Come drop by and check it out, and if you have any questions about the blog or anything else, feel free to come spin some shit with me.

I’ll get to next Fridays openings next Friday, coz I’m pretty sure thats enough for anyones brain right now …


  • Everfresh have their Sydney Black Book Launch tonight at Ambush Gallery– if its anything like how the launch here looked last Friday, its going to be a very cool show. I got my copy of the book this week, and damn it is one fine publication, full to the hilt with some amazing work and a great run down on the crew and what they’ve been up to the past few years. If you’re in Sydney, get to the show or go buy the book.
  • Twoone and Thomas Jackson open their new show, The Absence of Man at China Heights gallery, a show looking at the power of nature in, obviously, the absence of man.
  • Ears opens his Warpaint exhibition tomorrow night at the cool new Lo-fi Collective gallery in Darlinghurst – so it looks like a fun weekend of art in Sydney
  • Alas as last week was a such busy one, I missed putting up a notice about the Collected Thoughts Exhibition in Paddington – it runs until the 22nd of September, and has some wonderful artists in it, so check it out.


  • Shida & Georg Whelan have their duo show opening tonight, Nec Spe Nec Metu at Nine Lives Gallery – looks dandy as hell – great to see all this stuff happening in brisvegas!

Other news and cool shiz

Heres some cool stuff I’ve seen this week in my meanderings across the web …

….*breath* .. see, told you – so frakin much going on lately … forgive me if I’ve missed anything!

So take it easy, and have a good weekend yo.

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