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!
Tonight will see the launch of a book that many have long looked forward to – the culmination of a passion project that we’ve followed from its inception. Having been “paintspotting” around Melbourne for years, Dean Sunshine started sharing his captures way back in 2010 – opening up his blog, Land Of Sunshine to the masses. Back in March, 2011, Dean became a regular contributor here on Invurt, sending through his monthly roundup of Top 10 pieces he’d seen around the streets of Melbourne – and Dean and I have been great friends ever since.
Now, he’s taken that collection of thousands of photos and somehow, extraordinarily, managed to cut them down into a book – named, of course Land Of Sunshine. How he managed to do this, I have no idea – but the result is 300 pages of incredible art from across Melbourne in the past two or three years. This isn’t any old work, either – it is the cream of the crop in many ways, much of the artwork inside it will be familiar to you if you’ve followed Melbourne street art over the past few years. If you’re just getting into it, well, its an amazing introduction and primer to what goes on down here in the ‘Burn.
I’m not going to talk too much about Dean here, because I was honoured enough to do so for the introduction to the book itself – theres plenty of jibber jabber in there. So please, read on for a little bit behind about one of the best people I know amongst this crazy world of the Melbourne street art community …
How long have you been enamoured by the Melbourne street art scene, and where did your affinity for art on the walls spring from?
I’m lucky to have grown up in Melbourne during the hip hop/graffiti explosion in the 80′s. Being an impressionable teenager I was hooked straight away. Over the last twenty years I have been surrounded by ever changing art on the streets whilst driving across Melbourne as part of my daily work routine. For the last five years, I’ve been taking photos and documenting the street art scene – my blog, Land of Sunshine, was started in 2010.
How long have you been working on the book and where did the idea to do it first come from?
I started to think about producing a book earlier this year after realising there was a lack of printed matter showcasing the overall scene in Melbourne, specifically the last few years. As I had all the content (over 12,000 images) it only took three months from starting the process to pressing print.
What did you want to represent with this book, and how did you want to accomplish this aim?
I wanted to represent the post stencil Melbourne street art acene and specifically to showcase the artists and pieces that have impressed and inspired me over the last few years – there are so many … it was very difficult to cull them to just 300 pages …
What were some of the more challenging aspects of putting together the book, and what were some of the unexpected difficulties you encountered along the way?
I think the most challenging aspect of doing a book is the content, but as I had hard drives full of images that was pretty easy. Sorting the artists’ images and organising the other chapters definitely took some time, but again, not too difficult. The hardest part of it all was acknowledging that my photos needed re-touching for print, and that I didn’t know how to use InDesign to get the files ready for the printer.
With the keen eye and help from both Elizabeth McLeish and Georgina O’Connor these two issues were skilfully taken care of. Once I started this project it could not be stopped – it literally took over my days and nights, and I’d often wake up with even more ideas.
You’ve gone and checked out a large amount of work up on the walls – what have been some of your favourite locations/painting sessions you have seen?
Anytime you see these artists at work it is inspiring – I am in awe of their incredible talent when all I do is push a button on a camera.
Some memorable moments include late night pasting with D*Face (right next door to Malvern Police station) … watching DMV paint the huge piece in Chinatown … spending an afternoon with Hush and ELK painting my warehouse … driving around Brunswick and Fitzroy bombing with Will Coles … There’s More Festival in Brunswick where we had 40 artists painting the whole exterior of my warehouse … hanging with Slicer at an epic abandoned warehouse in Yarraville … watching Adnate paints those phenomenal faces … pasting with Phoenix and at other times Drab … hanging with the WSW crew while they paint both north and southside … helping CDH erect the Atlas piece opposite the NGV on St.Kilda Road … painting with Unwell Bunny and Mysterious Al at the Brunswick warehouse … bringing cold beer to Drew Funk as he painted the whole side of a building solo in St.Kilda …
(Urban Cake Lady)
Where do you see Melbourne and its art in regards to the international street art community? What do you believe it provides in terms of art up on the walls that other countries may not, and what do you believe that it doesn’t offer, that other countries do?
A few years ago a friend of mine said Melbourne street art didn’t rate internationally – he even sent me a list of global sites with no mention of Melbourne. I disagreed with him, so I set out to prove him wrong. I have travelled quite a bit and, without sounding too biased, our street art is world class!
I think Melbourne has such a large diverse range of different art on the streets – in many cities you just dont see such a range of styles. I think the only thing we lack are huge murals on whole buildings – like you see in Berlin. Those just stop you in your tracks.
Tell us a bit about the preparation that you have done for launching the book, and what some of the more interesting behind the scenes aspects of it have been?
Last weekend I was supremely fortunate to have some of the best Melbourne artists put their time, paint and energy into painting the space for the book launch. Andate, Kaff-eine, Slicer, Lucy Lucy, Heesco, Shida, Mysterious Al, Facter, Jack Douglas, RAD, Hancock, Junky, Eleven, Steve Cross, Choq, Ryan Boserio – I thank you all and it will never be forgotten, nor will the smell of paint fumes.
Tell us a bit more about where the book will be available and how people can get a copy of it?
For the past two years Dean Sunshine has embarked on a passionate mission to capture the vibrancy and beauty of street art across Melbourne.
With a long history of association with graffiti and street art, Sunshine has witnessed countless works in action, discovered hidden gems and documented artwork loved by street art communities and dedicated fans both locally and around the world.
Dean’s blog, Land Of Sunshine, has been a beckoning destination for all who enjoy their photographic fix of art on Melbourne’s streets and lanes. With this print version, Dean has created a 300 page book titled Land of Sunshine, the first in many years that represents the globally recognised Melbourne street art movement in its cross-genre entirety.
Over a hundred Melbourne artists are featured, with special exposés on a dozen specific artists who have made their impressions on Melbourne’s walls, including: Adnate, Be Free, CDH, Deb, Drab, Heesco, Kaff-eine, Makatron, Phoenix the street artist, Slicer, Suki and Urban Cake Lady.
All the photographs contained within the book have been captured by Dean on his many paintspotting adventures. The wide variety of mediums used and the Melbourne street art community as a whole are also well represented with chapters on walls, paste ups, exhibitions, international artists and installations.
“Land of Sunshine is a moment of captured time in the kaleidoscope of art that has adorned Melbourne in this, the second decade of our ‘new millennium’. In my mind this book, in regards to Melbourne street art, is as critical a piece of cultural documentation as any other produced.”
The opening saw a murals from Deb and Bei Badgirl on the entrance of the Glasshouse, as well as a whole slew of people checking it out both at the opening, and throughout the days that have ensued. The show runs for another three weeks, so if you’re in Sydney you should really get down and check it all out – you can also check out the website with all the work online at http://livinginaglasshouse.com/
All of the work in this show is for sale, and the money goes directly towards the artists as aMBUSH dont put a commission on works! So, if something fancies you, go buy! Check out all the amazing photos that our friend Jess Howell took for us of the show and the opening, and check out all of her great photos over here.
This show comprises so many artists we love, as well as several new names who we’re glad we’ve found – and, for once, we think that the press release really just speaks for itself …
"They say that those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but what about those on the outside looking in?
Living in a Glass House, the latest free public art initiative of aMBUSH Gallery, shows that a better policy is that no one should throw stones, regardless of their accommodation, and simply look under them instead. You never know what you might find.
Presented by Sydney’s GLASSHOUSE and aMBUSH Gallery, Living in a Glass House comprises the work of fifty contemporary street, graffiti and urban artists from almost all the major cities in Australia. Located across the three levels of the GLASSHOUSE, the pop-up exhibition brings the most prominent figures in Australian art together in an ambitious and dynamic display of home-grown talent.
Produced and curated by aMBUSH Gallery, Living in a Glass House will exhibit new and original works by Brisbane artists Benjamin Reeve and Gimiks Born; Adnate, Itch, Lucy Lucy and Slicer, four of Melbourne’s indomitable AWOL crew; Gary Seaman from Adelaide; and Sydney’s own Brett Chan, Jodee Knowles, Deb, Bei Bad Girl, Bridge Stehli, Jumbo, Ben Brown and Ears, plus 36 more artists, hailing from across the nation.
On Wednesday October 3, to mark the launch of this exciting new project, Deb and Bei Bad Girl will bring their bombshell attitudes and signature femininity to GLASSHOUSE with a live painting display from 11am to 2pm.
All works from Living in a Glass House will be for sale, and aMBUSH Gallery will release an online catalogue on October 3 that audiences can browse and from which purchases can be made. The catalogue will be available at www.livinginaglasshouse.com and 100% of sales go to the artists themselves.
Dedicated to the uncovering and dazzling display of new and exciting artists and their works, aMBUSH Gallery and GLASSHOUSE are proud to present Living in a Glass House, a vibrant addition to Sydney’s burgeoning public art space and a testament to the talent beholden by Australia’s shores."
Awesome.This is truly an epic show, with a huge cross section of street artists from across the country bringing their own unique thing to an awesome venue.
Living In A Glass House is a unique chance to see all of these diverse artists in one place, and a real testament to the appeal of the art that we love that it is in a venue like this – this is the stuff that we love more than anything else. The only thing we don’t like about it, is that we can’t be there – damn – but any of you who are in Sydney over the next month or so really need to get down and see it!
Who: Adnate (VIC), Alex Lehours (NSW), Alton (NSW), Ankles (SA), Apeseven ) (NSW), Barek (QLD), Bei Badgirl (NSW), Ben Brown (NSW), Benjamin Reeve (QLD), Benjamin Reid (NSW), Bhats(TAS), Birdhat (NSW), Brett Chan (NSW), Bridge Stehli (NSW), Itch (VIC), Conrad Bizjak (VIC), Deb (NSW), Drew funk (VIC), Ears (NSW), Eleven (VIC), Facter (VIC), Gary Seaman (SA), Gerald Leung (NSW), GIMIKS BORN (QLD), Heesco (VIC), Houl (ACT), Jack Douglas (VIC), Jael (NSW) Jesse Jac obs (SA), Jin Hien Lau (NSW), Jodee Knowles (NSW), Joel VDK (SA), Jumbo (NSW), Kaff-eine (VIC), Keiron McMaster (QLD), Lucy Lucy (VIC), Mista French (NSW), Mulga (NSW), OX (NSW), Ryan Boserio (VIC), Sam Octigan (VIC), Shannon Crees (NSW), Shida (QLD), Skulk (NSW), Slicer (VIC), Sprinkles (NSW), Tom Vincent (VIC), Views (VIC), Wet Lungs (NSW) What: Living In A Glass House group show Where: Glasshouse, 150 Pitt St (corner King St), Sydney When: Exhibition kicks off today, Wednesday 3rd October with a live art display by Deb and Bei Badgirl from 11am to 2pm – exhibition runs until
There’s no doubt Perth artist Ryan Boserio has something unique going on, and that his imagination seems limited only by the amount of time it takes to create a piece.
Bosarios style is not only beautifully rendered, it is also touched by an ethereal attitude; fantasms, depthly creatures and slipstreamed colloquial characters all intermeshed with modern urban and conceptual ideas. Being lovers of conceptual art ourselves, we equally love this influence in his work – each image could easily represent a minute snapshot in a vast world of intrigue and drama. As down to earth as his work is, there is still a note of epic amongst much of it, so much so that we can hardly help wishing that we could go out and buy the book, read the comic or see the movie – it’s this sense of “leave us wanting more” from each singular piece that means, for us, that his art “just works”.
With the influences of his graffiti background, coupled with a grasp of clearly invoked storylines, Boserios work stands with a decisive, firm foot forward. He is an artist who has managed to create truly intriguing and realms from his inner world with a confluence of passionate ideas – we are, unashamedly, big fans.
So, read on for the interview we did with Ryan in the lead up to his show this Friday night in Fremantle, and check it all out for yourself …
Tell us a bit about your early days doing graff and getting into art for the first time – what were your favourite locales, who were early influences, what was the Perth scene like when you started out and what drew you to painting walls in the first place?
The Silos was the day spot that I remember most. It was a great place where writers from all over would come to paint. Perth lacks a really big chill day spot like that right now and I don’t know how kids are skilling up to go out and paint any more, because even day spots in Perth are being raided, which is ridiculous. I want to say thanks to all the graff heads that had time for me back then, because I was little rat bag with no respect and occasionally I act like that now, so if you catch me being a tool, then just take me aside and tell me to pull my socks up.
I guess I started the way all guys got started, I found a copy of Wild Style and was looking at Subway Art – it’s a bit of a cliché.
Most of your pieces have an intelligence of narrative behind them; what are some of your favourite stories to tell with your work? We can see a fair level of scifi/surreal/fantasy influence in some of your more recent pieces …
I love concept art and commercial/entertainment design. I like mixing hip hop and street narrative with stuff from sci-fi and fantasy because it’s a way to distance myself from it and make fun of all that stuff without getting too personal.
I want to make sure that everyone knows I’m not making fun of one person, or whatever is going on right now, I’m making fun of this idealised version of it.
Comics, books, movies, scifi, horror, whatever weird visual shit – what is the stuff you surround yourself with, that helps to spark the flow of creativity?
Comics, books, movies, whatever, the list is way too long for me to get into.
I don’t do video games. For me, that just burns time and kills my motivation – I just check out the art books and the game play videos online.
We’re curious about something, because its not an opinion we hear too often from artists with a graff background – we saw in an interview that it was the possibility that you may be offending other people aesthetically, or ” visually mugging people”, that lead you to no longer doing work illegally – does this still hold true? What if someone hates a legal piece you’ve done out in the public, would that be the same thing? Can you delve into this for us a little?
Sure. There are a few things going on in that particular interview that just come from being a novice at PR.
Firstly, a short time before that interview took place, a good friend of mine was caught up by a guy pretending to be a journalist from the ABC and t,here were a few arrests made. I thought it better, even though I was well out of that graff stage, to distance myself from graff culture, because I didn’t need that kind of complication in my life.
The other concern I had was that I really wanted to emphasise to people that I wasn’t doing ills any more. I mean, I must have said I was going to quit painting illegally about 30 times before I managed that interview and every time I say it, it gets a little more true. I come across like a legal eagle in interviews and it isn’t really the case, I still get drunk and lapse, but I’m trying to straighten out.
We love planes; where did your motif come from originally? What is it that draws you to that symbol, and what does it represent for both you and your artwork?
Thanks for the love! The plane was originally a concept just for one exhibition that I did with Kid Zoom and Daek William. Actually, I kind of stole it off Daek William who was going to do a series of plane paintings and I took the idea and turned it into a whole other animal that I don’t think he or I anticipated.
Right now it represents the freedom for me to make stuff with lots of different styles and techniques and slap a plane logo on it to give it some sort of cohesion as a body of work. Corporations have been doing it for years and it’s effective.
The plane as a symbol relates to plane spotting. Plane spotters have been put in gaol just for observation of planes in the ‘wild’ and it reminds me that appropriation has consequences that aren’t always good.
You’ve done a fair bit of work with more corporate entities as well, Converse, Absolut and Becks to name a few – is working within the system and taking these commercial jobs a necessity for todays artist, and where, creatively, does it all sit with your work?
I guess if you go to my site, then you might think I do work for all these big name clients and I must be killing it, but I’m still just in my artistic infancy. The product of those jobs has often been quite embarrassing or sub-par so you wont find many pictures of that stuff floating around. Plus, I didn’t get paid much, I would have made more money being a dish pig in that time.
In terms of operating within the system, I have never understood that aversion to corporate clients. That stuff is actually fascinating and current – I have no problem seeing it as having just as much worth as work that you do for yourself alone and I certainly don’t see myself as fighting against evil corporations, the government or an elitist art world, or anything like that.
That being said, no, I don’t think it’s necessary to work commercially at all, but life would definitely be harder for me if I didn’t.
What is “multimedia” today, for you? With the cross over and constantly interacting technologies and “mediums” on a constant basis do you believe this term still has relevance? Where do electronic methods of creating artwork sit within your overall creative output?
Shit, good question. No, I don’t think the term “multimedia” is relevant any more, but it’s one of those things like “street art” where you have to throw it around to help the laymen understand what direction you’re coming from. It’s one of those terms that’s a necessary evil that, hopefully one day, we can get rid of and just call it art.
In the last year I’ve picked up some 3d skills and I’m also interested in motion graphics and animation, but most of that stuff won’t see the light of day, either because it’s bad or because it’s for a client. Digital painting is awesome though, I utilise it a lot for planning walls and canvas projects, it helps me do little sketches in colour quickly and you don’t have to get your hands dirty. It’s awesome.
Tell us a bit more about your film making – we’ve seen it mentioned a few times but we haven’t been able to find out too much about it; what kind of work do you do, and what disciplines does making film have in common with artistry, and vice versa?
Basically I know how to animate, do motion graphics, edit film and to a lesser extent SFX. I have a really crap camera and I can’t afford to get another one right now. It just means I can make and edit my own promo flicks and I’ve helped other artists out with theirs in the past.
I’m not especially looking to go into film making or anything right now.
So, what about this show that you have coming up at Hole In The Wall? What will it entail, and how did the show come about?
It’s an exhibition of stuff I’ve been working on for six months or so, entitled Vignettes. It’s composed of a bunch of paintings that are sort of narrative based, more related to traditional illustration than anything else and I’ve also got a few small sculptural pieces.
I really wish I could work on it for longer, because I have so many more ideas for paintings that I just ran out of time to do. I might have to do a part 2 or something.
The whole thing came about because I know the gallery guys really well, from before I was even doing this art hustle thing and I know they are going to take care of me at the same time as being professional. I have much love for the Hole In The Wall lads.
What’s next, after the show? Do you have anything planned for the rest of the year, and what else can we expect to see from you in the future?
I’m in so deep with this exhibition I can’t really say.
I’m already planning another show and I have no idea why, I mean, my solo show is a few days away. I know that I’m moving to Melbourne straight after the exhibition for non art related reasons, so you might be seeing me pop up around the traps a bit more … Check out Ryan Boserios website, as well as info on his upcoming show, Vignettes. for more info!!
Well now, two great Perth shows coming up, and this one is not far off at all! This weekend Ryan Boserio will be holding his next solo show at Hole In The Wall Gallery in Fremantle, showcasing a whole bunch of his latest work – check the info …
"With a background in graffiti and multimedia design, Boserio’s work draws from a heavily populated image based practice that treads a fine line between contemporary fine art and low brow illustration.
Born in England in 1985, Ryan Boserio spent the first 14 years of his life travelling before finally stopping in Perth, Western Australia. Ryan Boserio spent his adolescence participating in and writing graffiti. After developing, using and discarding a multitude of aliases, Boserio pursued higher education in Perth and participated in a number of exhibitions locally and nationally.
Boserio creates work with planes as a central theme whilst constantly deviating and returning to variances of the symbol in a range of mediums. Previous clients and collaborators include- Converse, Becks, Absolut, The Public Transit Authority, The City of Perth and Semi Permanent."
We’ve seen a bunch of previews, and we can safely say that this show looks mad, you need to go and see it!
Oh, we should have an interview with Ryan up before tomorrow as well, so stay tuned for lots more!
Who: Ryan Boserio What: Vignettes solo show Where: Hole In The Wall Gallery, 3 A / 64 Adelaide St, Fremantle, WA When: Show opens Friday 22nd June 6:00 pm til 9pm and runs til
Perth, Sydney and Melbourne are in for a massive treat over the next two months, as the rapidly rising and incredibly talented stable of artists at Perths Last Chance Studios hit the road with a showcase of their work.
If you haven’t seen or heard from at least one of the artists involved with Last Chance over the past eighteen or so months since their inception, I’d have to shake my head in your general direction – because Daek, Kid Zoom, Creepy, Sean Morris, Ryan Boserio and Tim Rollin have all been totally ripping it up both as a collective, and on an individual level.
This is must see stuff.
“LAST CHANCE STUDIO’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE marks the first time that the artists of Last Chance have united to bring the full force of their movement across the nullabor. And they are doing it in style – throwing caution and logistical nightmares to the wind, and declaring their intent to put on three completely separate art shows in three cities in two weeks.
The adventure begins on Friday, September 24th at 6pm with Kick It Like Jujitsu – a massive installation painting at The Bakery, on James Street in Northbridge, Last Chance’s home town. The Last Chance boys will be joined by AM crew guest artists and Sydney’s Beastman to paint out the entire gallery for this show, which opens up Semi-Permanent 2010, and will also be the exhibition that re-opens The Bakery after 18 months of renovations.
The gang then heads to Sydney to paint some walls, make some friends and open Face Palm Your Demons – an exhibition of new paintings and drawings and a collaborative installation painting at Oh Really Gallery in Newtown, Sydney. Opening drinks start at 6m, Thursday September 30 and the show runs until October 10.
From there it’s on to Melbourne, for another week of art escapades culminating Why Aren’t You Naked? – Another exhibition of completely new artworks and wall paintings by the collective, at the new No Vacancy Project Space in Federation Square. The show opens at on Thursday, October 7 at 6pm and runs until October 24.
Daek says that Melbourne and Sydney folks should come down to the openings if they would like to “Make some good friendly pals they can come stay with if they want to visit nice beaches in the summer.” Asked to describe the fortnight of antics they have ahead of them, he imagines that it will probably be “Exactly like Robocop wearing Nintendo power gloves watching The Wizard in an epic gaming montage.”
Who: Last Chance Studio – Daek, Kid Zoom, Creepy, Sean Morris, Ryan Boserio and Tim Rollin
Perth – Kick It Like Jujitsu
Semi-Permanent Opening Party : Installation Painting & Opening The Bakery, 233 James Street, Northbrdige Opens 6pm September 24th, show runs til October 3rd
Sydney – Face Palm your Demons
Oh Really Gallery, 55 Enmore Road, Newtown Opens 6pm September 30th, show runs til October 10th
Melbourne – Why Aren’t You Naked?
No Vacancy Project Space, The Atrium, Federation Square Opens 6pm October 7th, show runs til October 24th
Via Last Chance Studios – go check out the official release for even more info on the studio and the shows.
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