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!
As you know, we do all the stuff here on the website without any real expectation in return, but there are costs associated with it all … so if you’ve ever wanted to directly help support us, now’s your chance!
First up is the classic Invurt T from Pierre Lloga – Pierre did this one for us prior to the Outpost Project up in Sydney, and its the shirt we have rocked the most over the past two years – big fans. Available in colours, as well as in both Pullover and Zip up hoodies.
Second up, is of course, our now logo from the man himself, Hancock (also check out @hancock_art on instagram). This is the same graphic from both here on the website, as well as on all of our stickers and other swag – we love this design! Also available in hoodies, yep!
The third shirt design, is from the hand of our friend Mikaela Jane (@mikaelajane on instagram) – we haven’t released this logo before and this sees its first outing! We love her custom type and we love our orange on purple (though there are other colours available also)! Yep, there’s hoodies available as well!
Lastly, I have actually gone through and put a whole bunch of my own personal artwork on a bunch of shirts as well – okay, so not Invurt related, but I hope you think there’s some cool designs of some creatures, nonetheless!
About a year ago, we started working on a project in Prahran/Windsor with local artist and film media guru Wayne Tindall, at a laneway that was given the title Union Lane (it runs between Green and Union streets in Windsor). We helped organise a whole group of artists to paint for the first session, and then we helped again for a second session during winter last year – both were a great success. You can see photos from the first paintup here and the second session here.
When we’d finished off the laneway, (for the most part), I looked over at a big carpark towards the end of the laneway and remarked to Wayne how great it would be if we could paint there – he said he’d make enquiries and see what he could do …
Some months later, after a bunch of organising, a very supportive building owners permission, as well as with Wayne and his wife Annes generous above and beyond help (Anne and Wayne run the amazing Change The World organisation that you should check out), we had the paint and lifts organised and were ready to go. This was our big end of year painting session, and we wanted to see out 2012 with a bang.
It took us a day to buff the entirety of the carpark – we went for a simple primary colour scheme to hold it all together, and still give everyone free reign to paint as they liked.
We invited a bunch of people down to paint, not only was almost our entire WSW crew present (Conrad Bizjak, Heesco, P-Yeah, Jack Douglas, Hancock, Unwell Bunny and myself – minus Mysterious Al who was off in Thailand on a beach somewhere) but we invited down a whole bunch of people who we thought would enjoy a bit of an epic paint. Meggs, DVATE, Gent, S4beth, Porno, Askem, Presto, Eleven, Phoenix and Dcat all joined in on the action – a massive thanks to all of them for their time and amazing artwork, and to everyone else who helped out with the project.
There is currently a documentary being made of the entire project by Wayne Tindall and David Russell charting the progress of all three painting sessions over the past year or so (you can see part of the eventual doco from the first painting session here) – its going to be grand, and we’ll let you know when its coming out; the plan is to have a big festival in the laneway and carpark for its release.
Semi Permanent hits Melbourne this week, and alongside the conference that all designers, artists and other creaties look forward to every year, are a whole slew of sideshows – not least of which, is the annual Just Another Group show.
"In conjunction with Semi-Permanent Melbourne, Just Another brings you the third 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 his or her unique style, formatted to a square."
This exhibition has never disappointed us in previous years – it’s quite the event!! We think this year will be even bigger and better than the past two, I mean, just look at the artists list! Best you just go check it out and see for yourself!!
Who: 23rd Key, Aida Sabic, Alex Lehours, Apeseven, Bec Winnel, Bridge Stehli, Caitlin Rigby, Cinzah Seekayem, Deb, Does, Drypnz, Dvate, Eleven, Gary Seaman, Jack Douglas, Kaitlin Beckett, Kirpy, Kitty Horton, Lauren Carney, Leisha Muraki, Luke Ryan, Nom Kinnear-King, Pierre Lloga, Poise, Rebecca Murphy, Rena Littleson, Sam Octigan, Sear, Sirum, Steven Rhodes, Taylor White and Zoran Nova. What: Just Another Group Show Where:1000 POUND BEND – 361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne (Entry via Heape Crt) When: Thursday 13th September 6-9pmand runs until the 17th September
Last Friday night we helped to put on a show with a whole bunch of amazing artists, Paperápe, and we had a hell of a lot of fun! All the works were done on paper, and we wanted to imbue the walls with a little bit of each of us, and impart some of the fun that we have when we’re out painting together.
The art here in Melbourne is grand, but it is nothing without the amazing community of people that support it. We’d like to thank everyone that has come to check it out so far. Great to see so many familiar faces and friends, and a lot of new ones too!
Big thanks also to Doss Blockos and Redbull who kept all of our guests lubricated throughout the evening, their support was hugely appreciated.
Yeah, Sunday, not Thursday. I haven’t had much time to write stuff during the week this week due to other commitments, so Sundays look like my new get shit done days. First up, of course, is our slightly late run down on everything that’s been happening in the world of videos across the web.
Watch on for some great art from the streets of Melbourne, to the galleries of Sydney and beyond.
We put out a small video this week of us doing a few walls and shit in the leadup to our show opening last Friday, hope you enjoy it!
Paperápe is a group show featuring seven Melbourne artists who, over the past year, have formed a collaborative friendship via their mutual love of art. Heesco, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Facter, Mysterious Al, Hancock and Conrad Bizjak are now coming together to share their passion for painting walls, drawing and enjoying the vibrancy of Melbourne street art, and life in general.
Often finding themselves escaping the trappings of 9-5 work by hanging out and painting on the weekends, these seven artists now paint together under the somewhat humourous moniker of We Spray Weekends (WSW). From the side streets of the suburbs to the cities laneways, exhibitions and live art events, all the artists within Paperápe are all highly prolific and consistently chasing the artistic dream.
Paperápe will be an exhibition of paper based works showcasing each artists unique style and talent, offering a snapshot of their current directions and a glimpse towards several larger projects planned for the future. With drawings, paintings, collage, prints and other paper based works on display Paperápe is an exciting showcase of current work from a diverse and talented group of friends.
Heesco – From Outpost Project to painting at the Cullen hotel, Oxford Art Factory and across Australia, this Mongolian artist has been making waves throughout the Australian art world in recent years. With his upcoming solo show at one of Melbournes premier urban art galleries, RTIST, in August, Heesco will be displaying several drawings and other pieces both new, and from his archives. Paperápe will be a unique opportunity to get a taste of his work prior to what is sure to be a landmark exhibition for the artist. Check out Heescos website at http://www.heesco.net (Instagram @heesco)
Mysterious Al – Known throughout the world for his iconic characters and playful street art, the international man of Mystery, Al has been painting with the WSW crew since arriving in Melbourne for an extended visit. Paperápe will be Mysterious Als first show here in Melbourne and is a unique chance to get hold of his work prior to his solo show later in the year. Check out Mysterious Als website at http://www.mysteriousal.com (Instagram @mysteriousal
Conrad Bizjak (Rad) – a well known name upon the walls of Melbourne, Rad is also a renouned figure in Melbournes growing live art circle, having competed in War of the Walls and this years Secret Walls. His work within a gallery setting, however, has been much anticipated, and this show will be the first chance for his many fans to get a glimpse of this amazing artists work on paper. Check out Rads website at http://www.conradbizjak.org
Jack Douglas (JD) – with his off kilter cartoon influenced work now taking a new direction with recent forays into tattoo art, Jack Douglas is another artist from the Just Another stable who has been painting up a storm in recent times. As an upcoming Secret walls competitor and avid painter of walls, Jacks work is highly regarded by lovers of his low brow, quirky creations. Check out Jacks website at http:/jdouglasart.blogspot.com (Instagram @jacklesdouglas)
Hancock – hailing from Perth, Hancock only recently moved to Melbourne, but since his arrival he has quickly catapulted into the eyes of an aerosol and illustrative loving public. His recent win in Secret Walls marks Hancock a semi-final contender, and with forthcoming artwork commissions and collaborations with Boywolf, Invurt and many more, Hancocks work is brilliantly executed and curiously macabre. Check out Hancocks website at http://hancockart.tumblr.com (Instagram @hancock_art)
Pierre Lloga (P-Yeah) – illustrator, comic book artist and painter-of-hot-chicks extraordinaire, P-Yeah is renowned for his illustrative skill with brush and ink, as well as his vibrant aerosol work. As a part of the Just Another crew, Pierre is as much at home in a gallery setting as he is on the streets. Check out P-Yeahs website at http://pierredrawsstuff.wordpress.com/
Facter (Fletcher Andersen) – Facter is an artist and writer/editor for the Australian underground art webzine, Invurt.com. His love of technology and its impact on our world is manifest in the unique linework within the creatures he creates. Delving into his most recent sketchbooks, Facter will unleash a new cohort of fantastical creatures at Paperápe. Check out Facters website at http://www.irikanji.com (Instagram @facter)
We’re really excited about this one, and its a bit of a party for us here as well, so come down to the show, say hi, drink some beer and have a look at some of our art!
We also just released a video in the leadup to the show:
Check out some preview images, and download the press pack below …
Who: Heesco, Jack Douglas (JD) Pierre Lloga (P-Yeah), Facter (Fletcher Andersen), Mysterious Al, Chris Hancock and Conrad Bizjak (Rad) What: Paperápe group show Where:Egg Gallery, 66a Johnston St, Collingwood, VIC When: Show opens Friday 20th July from 6pm til 9pm and continues until July 29th
There is no doubt in our minds that in the past year or so, that Prahran has become a hot spot for emerging art – and it’s only getting better with every day that passes.
After opening up a year or so ago, Signed & Numbered recently moved around the corner from their original shop to a brand spanking new place on Greville street. Having a whole heap of extra space to display their wares also gave them a new opportunity to team up with one of Australias coolest artist agencies, Just Another Agency, to start up a new project space – and this weekend they’ll be launching it!
"Just Another and Signed & Numbered are proud to present their new creative joint venture, the Signed & Numbered / Just Another Project Space.
Conveniently located at 153 Greville St, Prahran this new space is bound to be one of the new creative hot spots of the area. The 3-roomed building will be divided into sections, featuring Signed & Numbered in the shop front with the Just Another Project Space taking over the remaining second and third rooms.
This is a concept space that will challenge your perception of how an art gallery can feel and how art can be displayed. Signed & Numbered’s unique way of displaying prints, as well as providing detailed information on each of its artists, sets it apart from the norm.
Just Another Agency is a creative management agency like no other. Developed as an avenue to support, encourage, nurture and provide opportunities for some of the industry’s best creative talent.
The opening of the Project Space allows them to continue to push the boundaries of art while giving Signed & Numbered and Just Another Artists an outlet to showcase their work.
What better way to launch than with a massive exhibition / celebration!"
The more galleries and the more places exhibiting the kind of work that we love, the better. The Project Space adds another element to an already grand space from Signed & Numbered, and the team behind it all is second to none.
So much awesome in one space! Can’t wait!
Who: 23rd Key, Adam Browne, Aida Sabic, Amy Howard, Apeseven, Bec Winnel, Beccy Brown, Caitlin Rigby, Cam Scale, Cinzah Seekayem, Deb, Does, Dvate, Eleven, Gimiks Born, Jack Douglas, Jeremy Piert, Kaff-eine, Kaitlin Beckett, Lauren Carney, Leisha Muraki, Luke Ryan, Mimi Leung, Nom Kinnear-King, Paula Mills, Pierre Lloga, Poise, Rebecca Murphy, Rena Littleson, Sam Octigan, Sear, Zoran Nova and many more What: Just Another Project Space/Signed & Numbered launch exhibition Where: Signed & Numbered, 153 Greville St, Prahran, Victoria When: Show opens Saturday 7th July, from 6pm til 10pm – and you can check out all the mad work that is available at Signed & Numbered any time its open!!
Last Sunday was one of the most gorgeous April days so far (beat maybe only by today), and we found ourselves wandering down the infamous Hosier Lane to check out what was happening.
When we arrived, a new bit of art was going up on one of the main walls – a gorgeous collaborative piece from Drew Funk, Meggs and Heesco. Stabs was also present, putting up one of his amazing stencils pieces in an alcove opposite.
JD, P-Yeah and Facter then decided to take advantage of such a beautiful day and put up a bit of paint on the corner of Rutledge Lane. Such a great autumns day for some good ‘ol fashioned Melbourne street art down at Hosier Lane – check out some of the snaps below!
Well, it was one hell of a busy March, and it is going to be an even busier April with the amount of shows and events happening!
Anyways, Dean Sunshine just sent us through his regular Top 10 of what he thought were some of the best pieces of Melbourne street art throughout the month – some damn fine art in here, the man has a good eye.
You might have seen it by now, but here is the full press release! We’re teaming up with the guys at Cocoa Jackson Studios in Brunswick (check out our visit to the studio here), and a whole bunch of other amazing people to put on a grand ‘ol four day event showcasing some of the Melbourne street art and other best creatively talented communities – and we want you all to come! So, without further ado …
The good folk at Cocoa Jackson Studios, in conjunction with: Invurt magazine, Joske Films, Online Clubber, Big Air, SEAR, Dave – Diverse Audio Visual, Land of Sunshine, Jaqueline-Gwynne.com, Ruby Cube Street Art, Resolution-X, Punk Milk TV, Philthosophy.com and M.P. Fikaris present …
“There’s More!” comprises four huge days and nights of open house street art, great music, indie films, art workshops, silent auction, community participation, walls, projections, live painting, paste-ups, stickers, market stalls, side shows and DJs – all of it streamed live from Brunswick, Victoria for the whole world to see.
‘There’s More!’ will feature a small army of over 80 world-class artists, DJs, tech heads and craftivists collaborating over four full days to transform Brunswicks Cocoa Jackson Studios into one giant, interactive art experiment!
Thursday 22nd March – 6PM – Opening Night - ‘…There’s More!’ Projections, swticker wall with Ruskidd and Semko, paste-ups, BBQ and Gallery Exhibition – 6PM til late (free).
Friday 23rd March – 6PM – Film night – Australian premiere of ‘Children of the Iron Horse’ doors open 5PM, feature screens: 7PM. Stop motion, shorts, ‘Kaos in King Street’; ‘Writer’s Bench’ sneak preview and E.L.K.’s short listed Tropfest entry featuring Fr Bob Maguire.
Saturday 24th March – 11AMto 6pm – DIY Street art, open studios, live paintings, stickers, paste ups and streaming. Massive wall jam and Punk Milk TV filming live!
Sunday 25th March – 1 PM – 6pm Chill out day: Market stalls, BBQ and vintage side show alley. More art than you can poke a digital camera at!
Weekend events will be live streamed over the internet – courtesy of Online Clubber and Big Air wifi internet – so have a go, paint-up, paste-up, stick-up or just watch and wonder.
Bring your camera, load up your vids and pics and see some of the country’s best! Check out the full lineups and detailed run down of all the nights below …
Opening Night – Projections & Exhibition – Thursday 22nd March – 6pm til Late – FREE!
Head on down on opening night to celebrate the start of ‘…There’s More!’ Check out the There’s More! exhibition, silent auction and projections.
Confirmed artists include: 23rd Key, Aida Sabic, Amy Bugeja, Bailer, Cam Scale, Dash, Daisy, E.L.K., Facter, Floh, Ishk, Jack Douglas, Jacqueline Gwynne, Jianna Lucia, Junky Projects, Kaff-eine, Kaitlin Beckett, Ladie Bananas, Ladie Poise, Maidn, Nicole Tattersall, Porno, Presto, Braddock, Rachee Renee, Rebecca Murphy, Rena Littleson, Ruskidd, Sabeth, Same Same, Sear, Semko, Snotrag, Stopem, Tokyo Crash Hat, Vidad Narayan, Al McGregor and more to be announced!
Exhibition pieces for sale to the highest silent bidder on Sunday 25 March at 7PM.
Film Night – Friday 23rd March – 5PM til late – Tickets Available
Friday night ‘…Theres More!’ Film Festival. An eclectic audio visual feast brought to you by Joske Films, exploring Melbourne graffiti and street art through the moving image. Films by Australian and international directors. A wide range of genres, styles, lengths and stories relating to street, graffiti and underground art in the capital of street art… Melbourne!
The main course includes the long awaited world premiere of “Children of the Iron Snake” by South African dector and Melbourne street art freak, Alexander McBeth; the Victorian premiere of “Kaos in King Street” by LC Beats, Archibald finalist E.L.K.’s shortlisted Tropfest entry ‘Me -We’ and a preview edition of ‘Writer’s Bench’ as well as a veritable swag full of short films!
Refreshments available. Fully licenced event. Doors open 5pm. Feature screen time 7PM.
DIY Street Art Paint Up, Paste up and Sticker up – Saturday 24th March – FREE!
Saturday’s live streamed DIY Street Art event will be a massive paint up of the Cocoa Jackson Studio inside and outside. Over 80 writers working from 10am til late on the studios and feature walls around Cocoa Jackson Lane. Filmed by Punk Milk TV, documented by the Invurt crew; streamed by Online Clubber and pics and vids loaded up by you, via our free wi-fi link! All writers, all styles and the chance to learn from the experts at two free workshops. Plus there will also be a sculpture park and BBQ!
The pasteups & stickers section will be a big collaboration of stickers and posters from artists all over the world who have sent their awesome work in. Visitors may also put their own stickers up as they please. Some of the artists in this collaboration include: Semko, Rus Kidd, Ma Rose, Beastman, Above, Kora, Kaff-eine, Phoenix, Kach, Poyse, Barek, Shirio Usagi, Jo-Jo Spins, Kris Davie, Livid, Facter, Kiwie, RX skulls and many, many more.
The main feature will comprise of a huge, co-ordinated painting event that will run all day.
There will be over 80 world class artists participating in this painting session, including: 23rd Key, 2cool, Adnate, Aida Sabic, Aksis, Ape Seven, Askm, Bados Earthling, Bailer, Braddock, Cam Scale, Chalk, Choq (fr), Civil, Damagician Wso, Dash, Deams, Demon, Dice, Disasther, The Doctor, Dosa, Drew Funk, Duke, Dvate, E.L.K, Eleven, Erin Greer, Ethics, Facter, Give, Gwan, Haha, Heesco, Hightower, HTD, Irkle, Isis, Itch, Jack Douglas, Jest, Jianna Lucia, Joske, Junky Projects, Kach Domino, Kaff-eine, Kaitlin Becket, Kid Zoom, Klara, Komps, Les Lighter, Link, Maidn, Marine, Mups, Mysterious Al (UK), Nicole Tattersall, Nelio, Ollies, Orio, Peach, Philthy, Phoenix, Pierre Lloga, Porno, Presto, Quiz, Race, Rachee Renee, Rad11, Rena Littleson, Reset, Ruskidd, S-701a , Sabeth, Same Same, Sear, Semko, Serve, Sew, Sk, Skallywag, Skies, Skorch, Slicer, Snotrag, Stopem, Swiss, Tilter, Turke (Italy), Unwell Bunny, Views (Z-bomb), Yasemin Sabuncu, and many more!
All day DJs and MCs playing blissful party tunes, with luminaries performing such as Presto (Revolver), Craig James (Online Clubber), Steph Yeah (Online Clubber), Starma (Invurt), Naps, DJ PCP, 2 Cool Tony and more!
Market stalls, side shows, chill out & DIY art – Sunday 25th March
Local art, craft, toys, vintage side show and workshops with world class artists. DJs, recovery and wind down from 10am til sundown. Silent auction finishes today!
Markets start at 11am and finish at 6pm.
Places are still available for the market stall day – if you want to set up a spot to sell your wares, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
Live Streaming via Online Clubber
For those of you who don’t live in Melbourne and are unable to attend this event, don’t worry, we have you covered!
Throughout the event we will be streaming audio and HD video of the main events with the assistance of the good folk over at OnlineClubber. You can access this link on the day via the Cocoa Jackson website, the Invurt.com website as well as the Onlineclubber website – just hit the link and tune in!
About Cocoa Jackson Studios
Cocoa Jackson Studios is a creative space in Brunswick, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. Named after the laneway on which it resides,CJS is named after respected Moreland identity, West Indian Peter “Cocoa” Jackson, an Australian heavy weight boxing champion who lived in Edward Street, Brunswick from 1930 to 1979.
Cocoa Jackson Studios specialise in street art: street art workshops, sales, exhibitions, repairs, walls and production. Oh. And holding cool events, such as ‘…There’s More!’
DIRECTIONS: Cocoa Jackson Studios is on the corner of Cocoa Jackson Lane and Warburton Street in Brunswick. Catch the No. 1 or the No. 8 tram down Lygon Street. Get out at the Quarry Hotel. Follow the blue stone down Cocoa Jackson Lane to the unmistakable ruby cube on the right hand side – Cocoa Jackson Studios.
All good things must come to an end, and BOARD will be closing up this coming weekend. Toby from Just Another Agency posted:
"So it’s finally here! The end is neigh! Yep you’re reading right… ‘Board‘ is finally closing and to celebrate we are having a closing party on Friday 3rd February from 6pm!
Head on down to NGV Studio to have a drink, see our 2 artists in residence (Deb and 23rd Key), see all the boards for one last time and just hang out…
All boards are currently available through the Just Another Agency shop, under BOARD-NGV STUDIO – Hope to see you there!"
Sounds like a rad little party to close up a great show!!!
Previously, on Board …
The NGV Studio Space has had a whole heap of cool stuff going on over the past few months, and the next installation there is going to be just as fantastic as the previous.
Having seen our friends posting a whole bunch of customised board images over the past week or so, we have to say, the work produced for this show is gorgeous. This isn’t surprising, considering the line up has almost a whose who of talented artists – the girls from Just Another Agency have done it again, in helping out the team at NGV they have bought us all a fantastic slice of creative deckery.
"Allowing an insight into the creativity behind skate culture, ‘Board’ explores the evolution of deck graphics and design.
With curatorial contribution from NGV Senior Curator of Contemporary Art Alex Baker, Board features historically significant skateboard decks drawn from the collection of Tony Hallam – one of the most comprehensive of its kind in the world, alongside a selection of decks by contemporary artists.
In conjunction with NGV Studio, Just Another Agency has selected over 50 of Australia’s best established and emerging artists to take part in the group show ‘Board’. Juxtaposing the old with the new, each artist has donated their time to produce an original work of art using a skate deck as their canvas. These decks will then be sold to help raise much needed funds for the innovative ThreeSixtyProject.
Just Another Agency will also be showcasing a number of live painting demonstrations over the 3 month period, giving the public the opportunity to stop by the studio space to see artists at work. Each workshop will feature 2 artists of similar subject matters and medium, while each diverse in their own right."
This show goes on all over summer, so there is no excuse if you’re around the ‘burn to miss it – so just pop in and see the amazing work for yourself. Oh, and buy something! The funds, as said, go toward the ThreeSixtyProject!!
Who: 23rd Key, Aida Sabic, Alex Lehours, Alex Lousia, Apeseven, Aramas, Bec Hulme, Bec Winnel, Ben Ashton Bell, Ben Brown, Bennett, Caitlin Rigby, Cam Scale, Cat Rabbit, Cinzah Seekayem, Deb, Dilly, Drypnz, Dvate, Ears, Fat Ankle, Flake, Gary Seaman, Gemma Jones, Gore, Heesco, Itch, Jack Douglas, Joshua Smith, Kaitlin Beckett, Karlosh, Ken Taylor, Kirpy, KID9, Luke Ryan, Leisha Muraki, Makatron, Michael Steele, Phibs, Pierre Lloga, Poise, Qwux, Rebecca Murphy, Rena Littleson, Sam Octigan, Sear, Shannon Crees, Shaun Campbell (SQUIDTANK), Steve Cross, Taylor White, Tom Ferson, The Hungry Work Shop, Vato and more. What: Board – customised skateboard exhibition. Where: NGV Studio Space, The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne When: Show opens from Saturday 12th November and runs til 5th February.
Great day, great tunes, good beer and some great work by all the artists involved – as one of the only hip-hop dedicated bars south of the river, it was only fitting that ODB, Run DMC, Notorious B.I.G., Gangstarr, Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash adorn its walls!
Over the Xmas break, some of the artists that paint with the street art project we’ve been sponsoring, ReVurt, got together to paint the newly minted 3 Monkeys bar on Chapel Street in Prahran. Rad11, Max Well, Heesco, Pierre Lloga, Jack Douglas, ExRobot and Facter painted both the interior and outside courtyard of the bar, and had a pretty fun day of it! With so many different styles between all of the artists, it was great to see the collaboration all come together at the end of the day, and thanks to the 3 Monkeys crew!
On a sunny day just after Xmas, the Blender crew and some of the guys that paint with the Revurt project met in Union Lane to have a bit of a paint-up and refresh the street art on the walls.
Absolutely mad day, everyone had a ball and the public seemed to really enjoy seeing one of the iconic street art laneways here in Melbourne being worked on. Artists included Doyle, Repeat, Pierre Lloga, Heesco, Jack Douglas, ADi, Mysterious Al, Conrad Bizjak, Facter, Tom Vincent and many others who had already painted in there a few weeks before. Kudos to Doyle for organising the day! Enjoy the pics …
Invurt webzine provides information on AustralAsian street, urban, illustrative, graffiti and other genre defying, nu-contemporary art to readers around the world. It specialises in events and artists who are working, displaying and visiting Australasia – particularly with a focus on exhibitions, live art and other events the artists are partaking in.