Imperial Taels and POW! WOW! Taiwan have teamed up to bring a radical celebration of art to small communities across Asia.
Paint Asia is a crowdfunded art festival that will bring artists from around the world to various communities across the continent, to congregate at workshops, exhibit pieces and create art for the public. Every year, the festival will be held in a different host city, town or village, a place that desperately needs the seeds of art to be sown.
Formed in mid-2017 by international artist ELK (Luke Cornish) and Emma Zoller, For Syria’s Children (FSC) is an Australian fundraising project aiming to provide financial assistance to young Syrians that have been tragically affected by the relentless Syrian civil war.
FSC’s sole objective is to raise vital financial aid that will be directly provided to a number of local (on the ground) Syrian organisations that are in desperate need of supplies for basic amenities in orphanages, medical facilities and schools.
For Syria’s Children [FSC] is hosting a sale and auction of urban art to assist the Children of Syria.
All of the participants have generously donated a signature piece of their work for the exhibition, with all artworks availablefor purchase prior to the exhibition here.
The remaining pieces will be available through silent auction at the event’s official closing. The show features an extensive list of Australia’s most respected urban artists including Adnate, Anthony Lister, Rone, ELK, HA-HA and more.
FSC believes in providing absolute transparency as to how donations will be used.
There will be minimal fees involved for the fundraising event and for the provisions for the nominated FSC representativesto travel to and from Syria to deliver the financial aid. There will be no other major administrative costs, allowing for a large percentage of all donations to be delivered directly to Syria’s most vulnerable.
Silent Auction and Official Party: Thursday 28 Sept at Besser Space Gallery, 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood.
Stayfly Sydney recently launched a night called Badgirl Garden which showcases female performances along with art installations by designers Ailie Banks & Merindah Funnel.
The stage is owned by rappers, singers and DJs who entertain the crowd, while live art is painted on canvas by artists from the collective.
Badgirl Garden is a space created by a team of women smashing into the Sydney arts and music scene. Every event they create is a safe place for women, men and the LGBTIQ community to congregate, congratulate and party! The goal is to to bring parties and events where everyone can celebrate and support the up and coming female artists of every caliber.
This Thursday Badgirl Garden will be bringing new names to the line up, exciting acts and local artists.
DJ LOU LOU
LADY LASH (Mel)
LIVE ART by STYNA & SOPHI ODLING
3 August 2017
9pm start – $5 entry
Slyfox, 199 Enmore Road
FESTIVAL IMINENTE NEW ART AND NEW MUSIC FROM EUROPE’S UNDERGROUND OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, LONDON FRIDAY 28 & SATURDAY 29 JULY, 2017
This Summer, a European cultural invasion hits the heart of Brexit Britain as the very first UK edition of Festival Iminente opens at London’s Old Truman Brewery. A two‐day festival of explosive and experimental Portuguese art and music, Festival Iminente brings the soul of Lisbon to the heart of London, following its successful debut in the Oeiras region of Lisbon in September 2016.
Curated by Portuguese artist Vhils and Lisbon’s Underdogs Gallery, Festival Iminente not only offers Brits mourning Brexit a chance to immerse themselves in the most innovative new music and art from Portugal but also enlists some of Europe’s most creatively exciting artists to invade the capital with their best work.
For many years, Cornish has challenged himself and others with his art. Often confronting and always compelling, he never ceases to spark conversations around race, religion, conflict and the human condition,. His work sees him travel to some of the most dangerous conflict zones in the world. The artists most recent trip abroad was a venture to Syria. In one of the artists most significant bodies of work to date, ‘ZERO TO THE LEFT’ intends to:
‘Put a human face on the effects of this war and raise awareness for the people caught in the middle of this conflict…It’s these people I want to support, the ones that left and the ones that have stayed…the ones that have no say in how their government fights this war, the ones who have no say in the sanctions that are crippling their lives and the ones who have no say in foreign invaders bent on destroying their secular society; the everyday people just trying to get by.’ – Luke Cornish
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DVATE is a Melbourne based artist who is well-known for his graffiti art and large photo-realistic images of wildlife. His work can be seen from trackside to galleries, festivals and zoos and his unique lettering which is often integrated into his portraits of the natural world create a dynamic juxtaposition between the figurative and the abstract forms of graffiti.
His interest in conservation and climate change issues led him to be commissioned as the first artist to paint a wall for the festival, Climate+Art=Change a partnership between CLIMARTE (the not-for profit organisation aimed at creating awareness of climate change issues through art) and the City of Port Phillip in St Kilda, Melbourne.
Fatherless presents their first London exhibit ‘Alternative Facts’ at Stourspace,
7 Roach Road Hackney Wick, London E3 2PA,
Launching on Thursday 6th April, 7-10pm, free entry
Opening Hours: 7th April – 1st May 2017, 9am-5pm daily, free entry
Fatherless, a print collective from Rockford, Illinois, has gained international attention with their print, installation and commission work using a lurid palette and bold graphic sense.
Inspired by Sister Corita and Grandmaster Flash, Fatherless tries to push back against the constant barrage of imagery and frenzied sales pitches that compete for attention everyday. Through their bold colourful silk-screen mono-prints, they manipulate the manipulators with appropriation and satire and positive creative will, fighting against “our consumer driven, media saturated, disposable culture”.
Swoon x Heliotrope x BSA Pop-Up Opening Reception opens this Thursday, April 6 at 6 PM – 9 PM
at 88 1/2 7th Avenue, between 15th & 16th St., New York, NY – Curated by Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo / Brooklyn StreetArt
The pop-up exhibit will feature newly released sketches by Swoon Studio and limited edition prints by six world-renowned street artists:
Icy & Sot
Tavar Zawacki (Above)
The Art Union is proud to present the second edition of WHAT THE WEEKEND IS GALLERY – a group exhibition featuring artworks by 80 Berlin based artists at Alte Münze in Berlin-Mitte. The opening reception will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 19:00 – 23:00 h. After the successful premiere in 2016, the exhibition format will be shown from April 22nd – May 1st, 2017.