Stencil Art Forum


In partnership with the Stencil Art Prize 2015, Joshua Smith, Losop, Poncho Army, Boo; as well as Gallery Director Bill Dimas (aMBUSH Gallery) and Academic Dr Jacqueline Millner (Sydney University), will discuss key philosophical and artistic questions concerning the stencil art discipline.

Hosted by gallerist Ariana Leane, the forum aims to critically debate and question what exactly stencil art is and what it could be. With expert insight from panel members with broad backgrounds, the forum is a unique occasion to ask your burning questions.

This is the inaugural event for the Stencil Art Forum in Australia and we are excited to be hosted by our friends at the Stencil Art Prize. Key topics for discussion include; defining ‘stencil art’; is technology an integral aspect of stencil art; why stencil art here and now; and what the future holds for the discipline? The forum will be followed by a Q&A with an open invitation to ask questions.

The forum aims to encourage artists, collectors, professionals, enthusiast and the general public to take part in the discussion for what will surely be an insightful and interesting afternoon of artistic discourse.

aMBUSH Gallery, Saturday 17th October from 2pm for this free event.
Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale NSW 2008

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Field Notes (Hong Kong) – Nicole Reed and Plutonic Lab

The super talented VNA contributing photographer Nicole Reed and Plutonic Lab have collaborated to produce Field Notes (Hong Kong), a limited edition 80 page book of Nicole’s photography, accompanied by a 10″ vinyl record of music by Plutonic Lab.


“Hong Kong has always been a place that has held a massive interest for us, and when we visited, we naturally documented our travels as much as we could. We fell in love with Hong Kong and what we captured exceeded our expectations which lead us to the idea of Field Notes.”

“I have always wanted to produce a book of my photography and people have always asked me when I’ll be working one. The images I took in Hong Kong have really inspired me to pursue this. We brainstormed the idea of using field recordings and thought the music created from them made an incredible backdrop for the images.”


“We wanted to combine our work in a unique and complimentary way, and as a creator of records and a fan of collecting them, the idea of inserting a vinyl record into the back seemed a perfect way of creating something tangible, analog and beautiful.”

To get on board, head on over to Pozible or for more information check out Field Notes Project.


‘Young and Lost’ – Eddie Zammit


Eddie Zammit is the founder of the world’s only print publication profiling T-shirt culture, T-world. What started as an after hours project, is now distributed to over 30 countries globally. Eddie has travelled the world, working between Melbourne, New York and Sydney exercising his aptitude and passion for art direction and curation – to help, for the most part, move the T-shirt culture forward.

On October 7, join Eddie for a free discussion at Work Shop Melbourne where he will share his experience finding his feet in the industry, over a few beers.

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Russell Maurice – The Pilgrim

Fluorescent Smogg are proud to present an exhibition of works to celebrate the launch of a new Bronze edition, The Pilgrim, by Russell Maurice.


Like many of his objects, Maurice’s 20cm Bronze cast of a bindle (a stick and fabric bundle bag) initially emerged from an Alchemic symbol. This then travelled through his cosmic comic treatment… and came out walking.

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Giacomo Bufarini ‘RUN’ Showing “Man Is God” @ Howard Griffin Gallery, Los Angeles

On 26th September Giacomo Bufarini aka Run opened his LA solo show with Howard Griffin Gallery titled “Man Is God”. Exhibiting large paintings and sculptural works, the show is balancing between neolithic and modern while referring to relation between the ancient wisdom and modern times.
Influenced by human civilization and anthropology, the installation include monumental busts as well as large ceremonial banners that cover large walls of the gallery. These are based on Pagan symbolism and iconography and are aiming to show our true origins and nature as bare human beings with no cultural or social influences. By reminiscing about mysterious and ancient past, the show concerns the lost spirituality of man in the modern world. The scale of the works is emphasizing the significance of a single person against human kind and juxtapozes it against the fact that in 21st century man has become his own God. Visually, the tribes, flora, fauna, the sun and the moon depicted on paintings, as well as monolithic forms, are all based on his previous figurative work and it’s recognizable head imagery.
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‘Mistake Mansion’ – Sean Morris


Goodspace is proud to present ‘Mistake Mansion’ – a solo exhibition by Sean Morris, and the launch of his first printed collection of drawings in 2 years.
‘Mistake Mansion’ is a 24 page tribute to leather-clad outsider culture and good times in dark places, risograph printed by Caldera Press. It will be available on opening night,
accompanied by large-scale print work and a series of animated projections.


Originally from Perth but currently based in Melbourne, Sean Morris has exhibited and published artwork all over the world, including solo shows in London and Madrid.
This is his first ever solo outing in Sydney.

Books will be listed for sale on on Wednesday.




A skull and flower motif, dynamic pointillism, fine attention to detail, original calligraphy that transcends cultural borders. This is the long-awaited second Japan solo exhibition of USUGROW,a cult-favourite in the world’s underground art scene…

DIESEL ART GALLERY is pleased to announce ORGANIC CONTRACT ‒ Artworks of Usugrow, opening August 21st (Fri.) and running until November 13 (Fri.). Usugrow started working as an artist in the early 90′s, while engaged in the underground music scene. Through art related to music, skate culture, and apparel design, Usugrow’s artistic activity steadily expanded worldwide. His work couples a dynamic and delicate pointillism and line work depicting a motif of skulls and flowers, with an original calligraphic style developed over years and overflowing with a feeling of statelessness. He takes skulls, which typically bear a negative connotation, and draws them from a different perspective as a thing of beauty; and he takes letters, something that people come in contact with routinely every day, and adds to them an extraordinary sensation and feeling of elation. Those who set foot in this space Usugrow creates may each find their own new sense of value and beauty in this feeling of discomfort.

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URBAN NATION One Wall: Onur & Wes21

URBAN NATION One Wall: Onur & Wes21 evoke the destruction of the world with a massive mural in Kreuzberg, Berlin.


The object of art is to depict an unfiltered vision of contemporary life, to give a face to our desires, to draw attention to misunderstandings. Street artists Onur & Wes21 pursue just this goal. In their work, the two Swiss artists explore the idea of the ecosystem of the planet Earth as infested by human parasites. Their public art aims to grab peoples’ attention and encourage them to think.

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Makatron in Singapore

To celebrate Singapore’s 50th Anniversary, and under the ’50 Bridges’ programme, the Australian High Commission arranged for Australian street artists to paint murals on walls in 50 heartland locations across Singapore.


One of these artists was Melbourne based Mike Maka aka Makatron. Makatron has traveled and created work around the world, painting the Berlin Wall to the River Ganges. Makatron’s work is preoccupied with the interface between man, beast and machine. Presenting a visual riot that stimulates the mind, his art conveys an imperative message to those confined in the concrete jungle to stay connected to the natural world.

Damo: How did you get involved with the 50 Bridges programme? Who else was involved?

Mike: I was actually a late invite to the event, the idea came from an old friend, Regan Ha-Ha, on a visit to Singapore some years earlier. The other artists involved were Adnate, Yok + Sheryo, Vexta, Tom Civil and locals artists Trase and Zero.


Damo: What was it like painting in Singapore? It is a country known for its strict rules – did this affect what you were able to paint in anyway?

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