Steve Cross x VNA x Aisle6ix

Steve Cross is a world class artist based in Melbourne – he is a drawer, sketcher, painter, tattoo artist, muralist and illustrator amongst other things… VNA teamed up with him to create this awesome 6-colour screen-printed t-shirt, produced by Aisle6ix Industries in Sydney.

This process video was put together by the legends from Paste Studios, it’s how the printing for 6 colour spot process T-shirts we printed for VNA Magazine x Steve Cross Collaboration went down.
Shouts to the Aisle6ix crew for all the hard work and Alex from Paste Studio’s for putting this video together.

Stay posted for the drop of these tees coming soon…

Finok Is Showing “Sorrir e Chorar” @ Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan


Brazilian artist Finok, member of the infamous VLOK crew, is currently having a solo show with Galleria Patricia Armocida in Milan. Titled “Sorrir e Chorar” (Smile and Cry) the show is based around the idea of duality, or two sides of the same coin, and is created using elements from Brazilian culture and tradition.

By incorporating modified graffiti characters into these traditional objects and concepts, the prolific artist creates unique mix of styles which resembles the colorful and vibrant culture of his homeland. Though playful at first, reuse of familiar children toys such as kites (pipas) and hot air balloons (baloes), represents the rough life and unforgiving environment in which kids are growing up in Brazil. These games include cutting down opponents’ kites or blazing gigantic balloons that take months to build, and for the artist they symbolize a way of preparing for the perils that come with adult life. The show includes six medium-scale works on canvas and wood, fifteen drawings, five sculptures, and three site-specific installations and feels like his most comprehensive show to date.
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Lucy Sparrow – Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium


While London’s Soho undergoes sterilisation with strip clubs and sex shops being swept away in favour of trendy wine bars and hipster coffee shops, so Britain’s laws on pornography are also being cleansed, with the prohibition of the depiction of practices like face-sitting, female ejaculation and even whipping. Now British artist Lucy Sparrow is hitting back at the growing influence of the neo- Puritans and prudery with her latest show: a Soho sex shop created entirely from felt.

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Imperfections Reflections: Mr. Di Maggio + Twoone

Imperfections Reflections: Mr. Di Maggio + Twoone (aka Hiroyasu Tsuri) from AVANTGARDEN GALLERY, Milan – Opening Thursday, October 8 18.30 – Runs from 8th October to 28th November 2015

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Two different personalities but united by the same introspective approach fraught with psychological references: both make a “trip”, in their unconscious, for a face to face with his dark side, two artists who through the language of street art tell us about them and maybe even a little about us.
From Avantgarden Gallery, Mr. Di Maggio and Twoone, each with their own distinctive mark, will exhibit a series of new works that are a tribute to the concept of beauty.

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Bezt From Etam Cru Paints 2 Canvases & 168 Sketches on Wood For MyFinBec


Swiss winery FinBec recently introduced the first part of their annual MyFinBec project that combines wine making and urban art. For the 4th consecutive year they are commissioning artists to create artworks to be used on labels of their fine organic wine, and the first artist on this year’s roster is Bezt from Etam cru.

Polish muralists already participated in the event last year with 2 large works, and Bezt was the first one to create works for their new concept in 2015. This year the artists are painting canvas works as images that will be used on bottle labels along with producing a number of sketches on wood. These are available for purchase through MyFinBec official website and are coming with 2 bottles of this year’s wine, but also, will be on view and available @ Moniker art fair from October 15–18 at the Old Truman Brewery in London, as well as on shows that are planned through Europe at later date. After all the sketches are released, MyFinBec will introduce their next participating artists and the rumor is it’s another art duo, or part of it, that we’ll be seeing new and exclusive works from.
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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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