NUART PLUS

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Nuart Plus is the festivals annual series of academic and industry talks from some of the world leading artists, academic and industry professionals. A dynamic series of talks, presentations, workshops, panel debates, film screenings and more take place in the days before the exhibition opening. Previous guests have included Ron English, Swoon, Saber, Chris Stain, Dan Witz, Brad Downey, Logan Hicks and many more.

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The events are recorded and made available on their website for research and educational purposes for free. The archive will be developed over the coming years into what they hope eventually gives an important historical insight into the life and times of Street Art. NUART 2014 : “BENEATH THE PAVING STONES, THE BEACH” This year’s Nuart Plus program will tackle the two ends of the street art-continuum, namely “safe murals” on the one hand and street art and activism on the other.

Guests and Keynote speakers:

Evan Pricco (US) / Carlo McCormick (US) / Andreco (IT) / Peter Bengtsen (SE) / RJ Rushmore (US) / Steven P. Harrington (US) / Jaime Rojo (US / Eirik Sjåholm Knutsen (NO) / Maismenos (PT) / Mathieu Tremblin (FR) / Natalie Hegert (US)

I AM 1UP – One United Power

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From the 3rd September to 14th September 2014, Urban Spree Gallery presents the first solo show and book release of the iconic Kreuzberger & world-famous graffiti crew ONE UNITED POWER.

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After 10 years of hardcore legendary actions, train bombings and rooftops 1UP Crew takes over the whole Urban Spree’s compound in Berlin with charismatic outdoor pieces and invest the Gallery floor with an exceptional display of adrenalin-pumped photographs and several large scale installations, all reflecting the diverse skills of the crew members.

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The show is also the occasion for the crew to publish their first book, 140 pages of pictures from their private archives, self-published, full of behind-the-scenes action, an exceptional volume that is poised to become a milestone in graffiti documentation in the first decade of the 21st century.

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JUSTKIDS X SANTURCE ES LEY

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After unveiling two murals last month in London with Alexis Diaz and Fintan Magee, the JUSTKIDS Collective (run by Charlotte Dutoit) is now in Puerto Rico with Cyrcle and Madsteez, Bicicleta Sem Freio and Seth where they curated the international lineup of Santurce es Ley 5, the most important urban art festival in Puerto Rico.

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After a week of work in the capital, the artists have now completed
their murals in the district of Santurce in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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Each artist brought some of their signature imagery for the community to enjoy along with ten murals from top-tier local artists, bringing an eclectic mix in the Puertorican capital to the fifteen thousand attendees that came over the weekend to celebrate the festival.

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For more information please email:

justkidsofficial@gmail.com

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IG @justkidsofficial #justkidsofficial!

Give Crohns A Slap From Me

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This Thursday at Rockwell House, London, Cheffo31 and his Crohn’s Disease awareness project ‘Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me!’ will be hosting a live painting and music event.

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The night will see 12 of the projects artists painting live, including Jim Vision, Zadok, Spzero76, Squirl, Si Mitchell, Sepr, Captain Kris, Neil Ennui, Ronzo, Bob Motown, Bill Dirty 30, Saki & Bitches, beats and bass supplied by ‘Dirty Ohms’ and special guest Reeps One will also be in the house.

The night kicks off at 6pm through til 11pm but the venue only has a 200 person capacity, so be sure to get down early.

You can also donate to the cause here:

www.justgiving.com/MATTHEW-STRUTT

Smug, Sofles, Adnate – The Bounty Hunters

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Smug, Sofles and Adnate are crushing it right now. Put down your cans, give up, go home, cry yourself to sleep.

Northland Shopping Centre has commissioned three leading street artists to create a graphic installation that will showcase the personality of Victoria’s largest Shopping Centre in the North.
The three feature artists include Smug, Adnate and Sofles with the four day large-scale installation commencing tomorrow morning.
British talent Smug, who has been hailed globally as one of the world’s most talented photo-realistic street artists, will be teaming up with two of Australia’s leading street artists Adnate and Sofles to collectively design and deliver a unique and ‘North’ inspired graphic.
The world first collaboration comes off the back of a new initiative from Northland Shopping Centre which aims to better utilise its key spaces to help showcase local and international talent, as well as support innovative projects and events.
Michael Bickers, Northland Centre Manager explains. “We wanted to explore the idea of creating more interesting spaces at the centre. A high-profile street art installation was suggested so we took the time to search for the right kind of artists who understood the Northland brand. On discovering local talent Adnate, who is famous for photo-realistic works in Fitzroy, Melbourne’s North and the CBD, we immediately saw a connection. Adnate was keen to be involved and invited internationally renowned Scottish street artist Smug and Brisbane talent Sofles to join the project. Together they have an incredible style supported by their huge fan following – we couldn’t be happier.”

Credits:

Artists:
Adnate (demandattention.com.au)
Smug (facebook.com/smuggraffiti)
Sofles (sofles.com)

Video shot and cut by EdInFocus (edinfocus.com)
Co-ordinator Shaun Hossack from Juddy Roller (juddyroller.com.au)
Final Photos
Thank you to Lorraine Ellis for the photos of the finished wall facebook.com/streetsmart

SOTHEBY’S [HONG KONG]: NIGO® ONLY LIVES TWICE

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Japanese designer and music producer NIGO® is the founder of clothing company BAPE® and Creative Director of Uniqlo. He is also a fiendish collector of all things rad.

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To celebrate his 25th anniversary as an entrepreneur he is offering up 250 pieces from his collection for auction at Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, this October.

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The collection is basically a contemporary nerds wet dream, the full catalogue can be see over at the Sotheby’s website below.

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www.sothebys.com

DalEast New Works / Solo Show in NYC

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Chinese artist DalEast is currently in NYC preparing his solo show with Jonathan Levine gallery. Opening on Sept 4th, “The Laten Photon” will be his 2nd show with the gallery. While in the city, the artist took a break from finalizing his works and working on a limited edition print that will be released with the show, and painted some public works that hes been widely known for.

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At St. Marks 1st Street & Avenue A in Manhattan he recently finished this large mural overlooking the neighborhood. Originally based on the eagles mating scene, the dynamic and striking image can be seen both as an sweet, emotive one, or an aggressive one.

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Along with the large mural, DalEast painted thisvan piece somewhere on the streets of NYC. The only info we could find out about this one, is that it will be featured in an exciting video project which will be announced in September.

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Everfresh Studio Opening and Sketchbook

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everfreshsketchThe boys in Collingwood have been working hard recently, and on Saturday 6 September you can see the fruits of their labour.

The new Everfresh studio will be open from 12-5pm with Studio artists Rone, Wonderlust, Tooth, Tom Civil, Mayo and Maka all on hand to show off the new space.

This will be the only time the studio will be open to the public so make sure you get on down and check it out if you can!! 5 Perry Street, Collingwood VIC from 12 noon.

This also sees the launch of the final 60 Everfresh sketchbooks.

Designed as a fund-raiser to help cover the cost of the new space together Everfresh Sketchbook is a customised Ironlak blackbook in a limited run of 120 pieces.

Each sketchbook is A4 in size with 192 pages in 120gsm acid free cartridge paper. 
The books will have 6 unique hand printed, drawn or sprayed pages by all six current studio residents: Rone, Wonder, Tooth, Civil, Mayo & Makatron, with a screen printed cover by neighbours Dangerfork!

The first 60 sold out this afternoon in a matter of hours, so if you want one, get to the opening, VERY early!!

 

21st Precinct

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VNA recently teamed up with Robert Aloia and Suzuki Capital LLC to bring together a groupshow of epic proportions at a derelict police precinct in NYC.

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The show will be in the old 21st Precinct police building, located on 327 East 22nd St. It was built in 1863 and acted as a functioning precinct until 1914. We will have a pop up gallery space and 4 floors of murals, wheatpastes, graffiti and installations by renowned artists from NYC and worldwide. In the tradition of the Outlaw Parties of the late 80′s and early 90′s we will re-invigorate an unused space with a wide range of creative minds working in multiple mediums. Scheduled opening reception is 8/16/14 and will be open for viewing all weekend and a closing event the following weekend. The building is scheduled for demolition the last week of August. This will be the first of an ongoing series with Suzuki Capital at their various properties throughout the boroughs.

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The takeover featured over 50 artists from the US and beyond, including: Adam Dare, Al Diaz, Amanda Marie, ASVP, Bad Pedestrian, Ben Angotti, Beau, Bill Claps, Bunny M., Cash4, Chris RWK, Chris Soria, Coby Kennedy, Curtis Kulig, D. Gaja, Danielle Mastrion, Damon Johnson, Dasic, Dizmology, Duel, ELLE, Erasmo, Esteban del Valle, Faust, Ghost, GIZ, Hellbent, Hue, Icy & Sot, Iena Cruz, Jesper Haynes, Justin Carty, Ket, Lexi Bella, Li-Hill, Lorenzo Masnah, Matt Siren, Mr. Toll, N. Carlos Jay, Nepo, Nick Tengri, Pesu, Phil, Pixote, RAE, Rambo, Ricardo Cabret, SAE, Savior Elmundo, Sheryo & The Yok, Shiro, Tone Tank, URNY, Vexta and X-O.

Hugh Burckhardt was on hand to document the proceedings.

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NYC-based ELLE also produced an epic installation of a burning wax man, filmed by Animal New York

Props to: DJs Miranda Maxwell & Natasha Diggs, Suzuki Capital LLC, Outlaw Arts, Beau, NY St Gallery, Todd Masters, all of the artists and all of the people who showed us some love by passing through and writing up the show.

Image credit The Yok, Vexta and Hugh Burckhardt – www.m0rethanusual.blogspot.com

Wear Art Thou

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No Vacancy Gallery will host a unique exhibition featuring over 50 new designs

by Illustrators Australia members with a celebration on September 5th. Wear Art Thou will be

the culmination of a new venture between Illustrators Australia and the online artist

marketplace Redbubble. Redbubble challenged Illustrator Australia members to create

designs specifically for t-shirts and is thrilled to present the results in this exciting exhibition.

Wear Art Thou will feature the works of 52 Illustrator Australia members, hailing from across

the nation, including a new t-shirt design from each artist as well as other works displayed on

a range of mediums from wall art to throw pillows. In addition, the exhibition will be supported

by t-shirt connoisseur Eddie Zammit who will attend the opening night to award a people’s

choice award.