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‘Art & Life’ – Work-Shop Australia

Currently based in Sydney and Melbourne, Work-Shop is a creative concept that claims it will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. Their Sydney digs are also engulfed in some pretty dope art. We recently caught the 23rd Key stencil workshop, and whilst there ran into co-founder Chester. He spills the beans…..

Damo: What is Work-Shop?

Chester: Work-Shop is all about creativity and community. We run a really fun range of classes taught by a rock-star line up of Australia’s finest creative talent. You can learn anything from aerosol art and typography through to tattoo illustration and screen printing. Our aim is to help people unleash their inner awesome and give them skills to live a creatively enriched life.

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Remi Rough Studio Visit…

A couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to drop in to the studio of Mr Remi Rough.

Remi  (featured in VNA issue 18) has been involved in the London graffiti scene since the 1980’s and now as well as still being active in the mural scene he has carved a very successful art career with exhibitions in galleries in Paris, Perth, Tokyo, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hong Kong and more.

Nestled deep in South London’s Peckham/East Dulwich area, the studio was bustling with new work and a couple of older gems that where waiting to be taken to his new ‘Previously’ retrospective show at Morgan Furniture. This show is a little different as Remi explained as its a selection of older pieces ranging from 2009 – 2012 with some totally unseen work from that era.

The exhibition runs from the 11th -27th March Mon-Fri, 9.30-5.30

Morgan Showroom
1 Dallington Street, Clerkenwell,
London EC1V 0BH UK

Have a look at some of our exclusive snaps from the studio visit…

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Introducing…… RILLA

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Sydney based artist Rilla recently took 5 with Damo prior to his trip to Canberra to tear up ArtNotApart

Damo: Talk us through your style.

Rilla: I’ve been recognised by my style for a while now, confusingly enough I can’t recognise a style to my own work. My ideas and media is always changing and evolving with each artwork. If I had to say something particularly focusing on my street art work, I would say it always has to be big, bold and emotional something that makes you stop and think what if… I leave a lot of room for the observers own perception on what the big picture is with my pieces, all my art work has meaning and some times far from what they think.

Damo: And if you had to condense that to one gut-reaction word?

Rilla: If I was to give a one worded gut reaction to my work I’d hope it would be “whooaaah” or “hahaha”. I try to keep my work light hearted and fun even if the images are pretty dark the meanings are usually sarcastic or humorous.

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With the Lot

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VNA 24 featured artist Mike Eleven has been busy cooking up some tasty treats with a not-so-serious, independently owned label from Melbourne, Australia, ‘With the Lot’.

Bringing together burgers and T-shirts, the brand oozes a delicious, fun-lovin’ attitude. Disgruntled by the amount of brands claiming to rebel the norm, ‘With the Lot’ aims to pierce through the meaty fiction and represent individuals who aren’t afraid to ask for everything in life – and yes, they’d like fries with that!

‘With the Lot’ borrows heavily from head chef Mike Eleven’s colourful personality, subjective humour and acquired taste in torso fashion.

www.withthelot.com.au

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The Paterson Project – Update

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The Paterson Project is only two sleeps away, and half of Melbourne has been exceptionally busy getting ready for what is potentially going to be one of the biggest street art projects Australia will see in 2015!

To check out some progress shots head over the Chasing Ghosts Flicker and for more information and to donate check out The Paterson Project with all money raised going to The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.

VNA Goes To LA

VNA Magazine is proud to present the release of the Issue 29 Limited Edition Box Set, featuring artwork from world-renowned artist Cleon Peterson.

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We would be delighted if you could join us to celebrate this release at Subliminal Projects on Saturday 14th February, 6-9pm (It’s Valentines Day, so feel free to bring us flowers and chocolate).

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We will be giving away free copies of the regular issue of VNA 29 as our Valentines gift to the first 100 people to arrive and sharing delicious Sixpoint Brewery beers between 6-9pm.

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Available to buy from the LA Launch, the Box Set features a custom screen-printed box, die-cut sticker set, postcards and hand screen-printed copy of VNA 29, printed at White Duck Screen Print in the UK.

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Each set is individually numbered from an edition of /150 and signed by Peterson, they are available exclusively from the live launches in London and LA, with a small number held back for international release online.

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For more information, please email info@verynearlyalmost.com

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Regular copies of the magazine are also available to buy online now:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

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For more information, follow us on social media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, all @vnamagazine

VNA 29 – Out Now!

VNA 29 – Same, same, but different…

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Buy your copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

As the art world continues to grow and develop, we’re trying to age gracefully too, with a move towards the broader culture that surrounds street art and graffiti.

This issue we go all out with a cover featuring the work of LA-based Cleon Peterson, whose violently bacchanalian work echoes the brutality he sees in society at large.

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