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
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).
Well, we missed last weeks opening of Mr Penfolds show up in Brisbane, but the good news is that he has another show coming up in Melbourne this week down at Just Another Project Space in Prahran!
Touring from Brisbane to Melbourne over 2014 ‘Part Time Technophobe’ delves deeper into Penfolds obsession with hand painted artwork that looks like it could have come out of printer. Growing up in the rise of the digital age Penfold has always had a love/hate relationship with computers. Being given a crack copy of Adobe illustrator some 9 years ago he taught himself to use the program but very quickly started to realise that what he was creating wasn’t real. It was at this point he decided to try and make paintings that look like they could have been made by a program.
For ‘Part Time Technophobe’ Penfold has produced a body of work that has pushed his robot skills to the limit.”
We didnt get a chance to see Mr Penfolds exhibition up in Sydney a year or so ago, so its great that he’ll be heading down this way to show some of his work – he’ll also be speaking at the Analogue/Digital event in Melbourne later this week. Head down to Prahran this Thursday night and check it out for yourselves!
Who: Mr Penfold What: Part Time Technophobe Where: Just Another Project Space – 153 Greville St, Prahran, Melbourne. When: Show opens Thursday 15th May from 6pm til 9pm and runs until the 20th of May 2014.
Strangely enough, it was only at last years 615 Studios group show that I had my first chance to really check out some of Sam Octigans work in person – and what I saw left me wishing I had a pile of his work up on my walls.
Grandly enough, Sam has a show opening this week at the Just Another Project Space in Prahran, and it looks to be a real beauty of a show.
"Just Another Project Space is proud to present What You Can’t Forget, an exhibition of painted works on canvas by Melbourne artist Sam Octigan. Following up his debut 2012 solo show ‘Of Two Minds’, the exhibition will feature larger works on canvas as well as a site-specific mural installation.
In this body of work, Octigan examines the idea of history repeating itself, the ways in which we subconsciously cling to certain moments in our lives and how these experiences underwrite the way we see things like certainty, truth, justice, faith and love. Even after having acknowledged the fallibility of these experiences. We feel ourselves acting out based on impressions we take on as children, only half aware as adults, of how these experiences are hard-written into our consciousness.
We grasp at them, as if attempting to solve a riddle, as they fall in and out of the ether. Life remains cyclical. Doors are opened and closed, wires connect and disconnect, memories surface and disappear.
These themes are represented in each work visually, through Octigan’s use of composition, line, color and contrast. Featuring detailed realistic renderings framed with dynamic abstractions and an emphasis placed on composition, the paintings read almost as visual riddles, compelling the viewer to engage, and connect their own dots. What You Can’t Forget show’s Octigan’s growth and current focus as an artist, with both the works visual and conceptual increasing complexity.
The opening reception of ‘What You Can’t Forget’ takes place on the 10th of April, 6pm at Just Another Project Space, 153 Greville St Prahran and runs until the 27th April"
Just take a few minutes out to check out this video preview of the entire show …
After seeing all these preview images, if we weren’t looking forward to this show already, we’re doubly looking forward to it now – see you all there!
Who: Sam Octigan What: What you Cant Forget solo show Where: Just Another Project Space, 153 Greville St Prahran, Melbourne When: Show opens Thursday April 10th from 6pm til 9pm and runs until 27th of April
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!
Last Friday night we headed down to Revolver Upstairs to check out the latest Seasons Of Change exhibition featuring Putos & Silk Roy. There was some fantastic fkn work on show, which you can check out in the pics below!
Dean Sunshine hits us once more with his Top 10 of the month, this time roaming around Melbourne to see what he thinks is best for February 2014.
We always love Deans Top 10s, their grand photos, they only just scracth the surface of what happens here in Melbourne every month, but their a great indicator of all the amazing shit that happens – check it out below!
1. Adnate – Hosier Lane
2. Shida – Brunswick
3. Lucy Lucy – Collingwood
4. SHEM – Prahran
5. Conrad Bizjak – Windsor
6. Unwell Bunny, Steve Cross, Senekt, Jack Rapmund, Pierre – Windsor
There have been some great Seasons Of Change exhibitions over the past few years, and the next installment of SOC Autumn 2014 is no exception. This time, the regular quarterly show held at Revolver Upstairs will be displaying the works of none other than Putos and Kid Silk.
“Brought to you by Revolver Upstairs in conjunction with GraffixCreative ‘Seasons of Change’ showcases local and international artists at Revolver internal and external art spaces.
Melbourne artists Putos and Silk have been catching walls together since 07′. With Putos’s signature character style and Silk’s devotion to letterform as well as characters, they work to create dynamic collaborations from small illustrated works to large scale murals, which exist across the city. Putos & Kid Silk will unveil a new graf wall at Revolver that will be viewable all through Autumn.
For one night only they will also be selling original works and have created a set of limited edition Seasons Of Change prints.
Music from DJ Who.”
Not a show to be missed, so head on down to Revolver this Friday night to check it all out!!
Who: Putos & Silk Roy What: Seasons of Change – Autumn 2014 Where: Revolver Upstairs, Chapel St, Prahran, Melbourne When: show is on for one night only on Friday 7th March, 2014 from 6pm til 9pm!
Invurt’s good friend Unwell Bunny has been back in Melbourne for about a year now, after coming back to “visit”! We’re glad he decided to stick around for a while!! For the last 9 months Ed has been working on his show “Brand Spanking” which documents his adventures while traveling from London to Amsterdam. Ed’s pieces mess with pop art characters and icons transforming them with his unique style! This should be a great show!
Unwell Bunny – Brand Spanking
‘It is a cement mixer, a smoothie maker, a Mix master DJ deluxe. Everything you love is new again, it’s been beaten, sliced, blown up, graffed, smashed, bashed. Its face is bloody, its teeth are broken, tags are sprayed across its glossy exterior, the shiny detail is a quaking mess. Its life as a TV, a comic, a popular image is gone. Its identity a shadow of a doubt, its anxiety is maxed out. What is it if it isn’t understood or recognised, what does it mean, where does it fit. It is the outcast, the renegade, the graffiti vandal, the punk. Its violent new form will find its own way, its own meaning. It will live again, it will once again be Mr freaking popular. Like the phoenix rises, it rises from the dead billboards, the shattered TV’s, the burnt out department stores. It is everything that already is, reincarnated as everything that will never be again.’
‘Brand Spanking’ is the latest body of work from Street artist Unwell Bunny, and documents a 12-month period of travel from London to Amsterdam. The ideas in the work are taken from the well-known images seen around us, pop culture from TV, billboards and comic books. These characters are used as puppets to demonstrate the triggering of the sub conscious, but also as tools of damage, to show us a glimpse of another life, one that is lead in double or behind closed doors. It is this anti popular, the new, the independent that becomes the image as the popular image is exposed for the shallow vehicle that it is.
Produced over a period of nine months, this work uses media such as spray paint and solid markers from the artist’s life in graffiti and street art, as well as traditional acrylic and house paint. It is a fusion of two world’s, the popular commercial world, and the graffiti inspired graphics of urban art.
Each piece tells a story of time, and experience, wether it be through characters and personalities that are part of the artists history, or travel, or graffiti or street art. Where the commercial image ends, the street image begins. It is a hybrid of both good and evil, negativity wrapped in positivity”.
Check out the Facebook event page for some previews of the work and some recent street work!!
Who: Unwell Bunny.
What: Brand Spanking.
Where: Just Another Project Space. 153 Greville St, Prahran.
When: Opens Friday at 18:00 – 26 February at 17:00
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