Last night I made my way down to Little Hoddle Street in Richmond to check out the latest and greatest show put on by the crew at Dangerfork – and it was a great exhibition!
Dangerforks new space down in Richdmond is awesome – not only do they have a great setup for all their printing needs, but the exhibition space in the front of the warehouse is perfect; not too small, not too large. Really looking forward to seeing more shows at this spot, and seeing how they ramp it all up in time to come.
Christmas is upon us, and you know what that means? That means you should go and buy some art for those you love! Where else could you find some real bargains on such an occasion? Well, Safehouse Studio, of course!
Haha, okay, enough fkn infomercial. But, really, you know that when a group of artists in a studio get together to do a garage sale, that even the word "garage sale" wont do it justice. Okay, so we might be a bit biased here, considering Safehouse is our home base, but this Saturday’s Super Garage Sale is going to be mad – and we want to see as many of you there as possible!
We’ll all be digging into our piles of work and putting everything on sale – prints, paintings, sketches, drawings, hidden blackbook gems, and rare pieces from the archives. Not only that, but there will also be a bunch of painting and live art going on, a bbq (of course), art supplies and general good times.
Dangerfork, who are also residents in the studio, will also be pulling out a whole heap of mad stuff will also be "selling lost prints in the archives, test prints, and a selection of current prints at a HUGE DISCOUNT."
This is a chance to not only check out all the work from the crew at the studios, it’s also a great chance for you to come hang out, and maybe lighten our piles of art a little! haha.
If you’re in Melbourne, we’d love to see you there!!
Who: All the Safehouse Studio crew What: Safehouse Super Garage Sale Where: Safehouse Studio, 67 North St, Richmond, VIC When: Starts 11am, Saturday 8th December and goes until 4pm!!
Well then, what are you going to get up to in Melbourne after the awesome Secret Walls Semi Final Round 2 event? Head down to 1000 £ Bend of course, where Threadless will be holding their first event in Melbourne with this killer of a party! (sorry haha)
"With the help of AS Colour, HIT+RUN, Just Another, Lifelounge, Stoli Vodka, Time Out and T-world, we are rounding up some seriously talented artists, a rad T-shirt exhibition, horror films and of course, some killer surprises.
Come dressed up or as you are for one crazy night. This is the first time Chicago’s Threadless will be hosting an event in Melbourne, so we’re super excited. • Doors at 8:00pm • Live Body Painting from 10pm • Screen-printing by HIT+RUN Australia Entertainment all night by; – Pikachunes:: http://pikachunes.com/music.html
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org for guest list Entry via Heape Court"
We’re hell keen to see the Hit + Run screen printing and the live body painting (we know whose painting, but we wont give it away – you’ll love it, however!) – so we’ll see you down there this Wednesday night – it’ll be a bloody riot!
(Okay, I’ll stop now … )
Who: Ah, now that’d be telling. What: Trick Or Tees – Threadless Halloween party Where: 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, When: Event starts 8pm on Wednesday 31st October
We’ve been sighting some amazingly high quality, beautifully rendered artists prints around the traps for a few months now – and they are all created by none other than one coolest new print making labels in Oz, Dangerfork.
"Dangerfork is a boutique print-making label based in Melbourne, Australia. We make limited edition silk screen art prints on paper with original artwork from young, emerging artists from around the world."
Dangerfork prints are all hand made, and they have a high degree of attention to detail. Having witnessed the quality of them first hand across a variety of spaces, from the Ed Bechervaise prints to the screen printed wood pieces at last weeks Makatron show, there is no question; Dangerfork are upping the standard.
In light of all this, and to give you a chance to peruse their output yourselves and get a glimpse of what they’ve been up to, as well as the direction they’re heading in, they’ll be setting up a popup store in Collingwood early next month. Not only that, though, but they’ll also be putting on and hosting two feature exhibitions in late November and early December – and we’ll have more info on those a little later.
So get down, and check this shit out – you wont be disappointed; we’re betting that you’ll probably walk away with something to frame and put up on your wall after you’ve visited …
Who: We’ve seen prints from Dangerfork featuring artists such as Roach, Mayo, Ed "Unwell Bunny" Bechervaise, DVATE, Shem, Jors, Makatron and others – and there will be many more! What: Dangerfork Popup Print Shop Where: 143 Johnston St, Collingwood When: Official shop opening on Saturday November 5th from 10am til 5pm
This Thursday, our mate Cleo Barnett brings in the seventh installment of First Thursdays and the last for this year, a Seattle based event brought to Auckland’s K Road and the surrounding areas.
“First Thursdays aims to connect people with each other through ideas, art and music. By bringing creative people together, First Thursdays will contribute to Auckland’s flourishing art scene and the local, eclectic culture of K Road.
This time around First Thursdays will be showcasing live painting, a number of art exhibitions, live music, circus performance and some rad installations across multiple venues as well as our ever growing handmade craft market, a music market, a jade carving workshop, a screen printing workshop, a fashion show, large scale projections, plus a few surprises too. We won’t spoil all the fun :) Keep your eye out for volunteers that will be passing out event programmes and maps on the night. “
If you are on the north island tomorrow please head on down to K Road and checkit out, looks to be another cool NZ artistic event!
Who: Cleo Barnett, Kim Newall, Steven Kinsler, Elise Serback, Creative Collation, Paul Walsh, Otautahi Tattoo, Emmaline Bailey, Alphabet City, Glenn Jowitt and more. What: First Thursdays – Art Event Where: Karanghape Rd Auckland New Zealand When: Thursday 6th October 2011
“Drawing on techniques as varied as tattoo art, screen printing, graffiti and traditional mediums, four of Australia’s freshest emerging visual creatives have flocked together to bring you Twitching, an exhibition on the beautiful and bizarre of the feathered world.”
So come on now … Lets Twitch!
Who: Alex Louisa, Bec Winnel, Ken Taylor and Steve Cross What: Twitching – Group Show Where: Rancho Notorious Upstairs 361 Lt Lonsdale St, Melbourne When: Opening night Wednesday 28th September 6-9pm. Show runs til 10th October 10
Safe House studios in Richmond is opening their doors this September, with their first exhibition, of which we are sure there will be many more to come. This wonderful creative collective is comprised of a slew of artists and businesses, who will all be combining various talents that cross the breadth of expression.
Having their hands in such interests as; Design, Web Design, Animation, Guerilla Marketing, Branding, Photography, Fine Art, Illustration, Exhibitions, Product Launches, Product Promotions, Exhibition Curation, Furniture Design, Signage, Shop Fit-Outs, Fine Art Murals, Graffiti Murals, Graffiti Management, Printing, Fine Art Printing, Screen-Printing and more, and with such names as Cam Scale, Dangerfork, DJW Creative, Graffix Creative, It Stands Out, NV Communication, SDM Crew and Some Will Suffer in the mix makes this a new power-house studio that will be sure to embrace the trials and triumphs of the artistic and commercial world.
"SafeHouse was formed by a group of creative people that all have their own ambitions, knowledge, history and credibility in their respective creative fields and through their artwork. The SafeHouse is a sanctuary based in Richmond and created for & by various urban designers & artists that have chosen to infuse their skill sets & work together for a greater creative community based calling.Exhibiting over the weekend of 9/9/11 till the 11/9/11 at the SafeHouse studio will be a collection of varied artworks using various mediums and themes. Put together by the individual creatives that make up SafeHouse studio, this show is designed to showcase the studio talents and the creative and artistic minded people behind the studio as a collective."
Who: Cam Scale, Dangerfork, DJW Creative,Graffix Creative, It Stands Out, NV Communication, SDM Crew and Some Will Suffer What: Safe House – Opening Exhibition Where: The SafeHouse Studio & Gallery – 67 North Street, Richmond, Victoria, Melbourne, 3121 When: Opening night Friday, 9th September 6-9pm. Show runs til Sunday 11th September
The last time we saw some of Lazerfists work was back in Fit To Print at xmas last year, so when we heard through the grapevine that he would be the next artist up at RTIST Gallery our interest was pretty well piqued. "Real Rain" looks set to bring a whole new legion of fans to Lazerfists work, and, as the first solo show from the artist, it reeks of street savvy, eclectic cool.
Sweet illustration, design and a skate/hiphop ethos combine in this show to give you icons and images that would be at home in any of your imaginations. We love the work we have seen on his tumblr and website, and we think you will as well! More than worth a trip to the 3181 for anyone in Melbourne!
Who: Lazerfist What: Real Rain solo show Where: RTIST Gallery & Cafe, 29 St Edmonds road, Prahran, Melbourne, VIC When: Show opens Friday 26th August, from 6pm til 9pm, and runs til Sunday 11th September
The guys at Red Octopus have been good friends of ours for, jesus, twenty years or so, since our days of kickin it back in the ‘ol FNQ. Over the last few years we’ve seen the grassroots business that they started up turn into something really, really damned cool, and we’re really proud of them! These guys are a great example of what a bunch of artists can accomplish with a love of printing, and we’re always been huge supporters of them.
So, when they asked if we could put up some news about their competition, well, hell yeah – because we love supporting this kind of thing, it looks really cool, and, we reckon one of you artists reading this stands an awesome chance of winning it. In return for winning, you get yourself 30 of your own shirts with your own design – all they want is your entries, and to help you get your work onto them.
“We love screen printing great designs!
To help a few more artists / designers get their works on display and onto shirts we’re having a T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION! It’s so easy. Any subject matter (non commercial, see details) . The winners get 30 shirts of their own design printed (over $500 value), to sell or give away however they like.
2 x 1st prizes – Public Choice (Facebook voting) & Judges Choice. All entries will be posted in a gallery on the Red Octopus Facebook page, with artist’s name (& website link if they like). Come ‘Like’ our page to receive competition updates. Vote on your favourite designs for a chance to win some t-shirts.
Another week, a few more videos … we have some spare time today (which has been in short supply!) so making sure we get this one out – apologies for the lack of posts etc this week iInterviews and Friday wraps have been casualties!), its been a hell busy one … in the meantime, enjoy these moving picture snapshots from across OZ …
Of course, this weeks pick of the bunch is the latest Zonk Vision piece, that you may have already seen – hot off the tail of some Hurling Son controversy, this is the latest in a slew of recent videos – we’re totally loving all the stuff that zonk are doing atm!
Next up is a great video from The Tooth, showing him putting together his latest two screen prints – a great process piece, and some great artwork – go buy a print here, they’re limited so grab one soon!