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Introducing Andrew J. Steel

Damo: Can you tell us a little about yourself and your style?
AJS: My name is Andrew J. Steel, I’m a little over 10,000 days old and I’m a creative. I create some of the largest scale public artworks in New Zealand and I try to be a key influencer in the creative sector here. My style is ridiculous, anti-style and looks like your little brother did it. If you do anything long enough people start to care.

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Photo: Matt Queree

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Martha Cooper – ‘Lifework’

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StolenSpace is proud to present ‘Lifework’ a solo show from the renowned photographer, Martha Cooper.

Martha Cooper is a legendary photographer who has shot around the globe, beginning with USA to Asia. She worked both for papers and magazines like New York Post and National Geographic and independently, making contributions into her personal archive.

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Goma – ‘Kioku – Flashback Memories’

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In his youth, the Tokyo born Goma traveled to the Northern Territory in order to study the didgeridoo under master Djalu Gurruwiwii. During his stay, Goma lived with the Yolngu people and was adopted into the Galpu clan. Under the tutelage of Djalu, Goma became the first non-indigenous person to win the Northern Land Council prize at the Barunga didgeridoo competition.

Upon returning to Tokyo, Goma founded the Jungle Rhythm Section, a highly respected musical outfit which blends Jungle and World Music with Goma’s contemporary interpretation of the didgeridoo.

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Anthony Lister to face Brisbane Magistrates Court

In November 2014, renowned artist Anthony Lister appeared in Brisbane Magistrates Court on 12 charges of wilful damage, dating back to 2009. “I thought what I do is art. Apparently it’s a crime,” said Lister, who reportedly spent 10 hours in Brisbane Watchhouse after being picked up by police.

The matter has been listed in the Brisbane Magistrates Court for 27 January 2016, and Lister has released the following statement:

‘Wish me luck for my trial this week in the Brisbane Magistrates Court. I love Brisbane and have always believed in the artwork I make. I am being charged with wilful damage :( If you’d like to show your support for public art… I will be wearing a suit this Wednesday 27th at 363 George Street BNE – 9am – Court 20’Anthony Lister

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Clever New Pieces by DotDotDot in Oslo

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DotDotDot recently spent some time working on new pieces on the streets of his hometown. Working on some new concepts and images, Norwegian artist painted 4 new pieces, including this large stencil piece of a rhino carrying a safety ring.

Along with large rhino in Scandinavia being kind of a glitch in the matrix, the idea of dangerous animal holding a life saving symbol is probably the key element of this piece. The artists left the interpretation to the observer as usual, but climate change and Norway’s new, strict policy towards refugees come to mind when looking at this work.

The other two piece are more focused on the modern technology and the ways it affect and form our reality. The first one is showing a beehive with drones buzzing around it, referring to drone craze that’s been taking over the world. The 2nd one is a simple thinking bubble with recognizable “loading” graphic inside, that comes to life once a random passer-by is next to it. The last one is a small intervention on a traffic sign, showing a driver tossing a bottle through the window as a reminder of Norway’s tough DUI laws.

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Cam Scale – ‘To The Unknown Mariner’

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Recently, Melbourne-based painter Cam Scale completed a huge mural in Geelong, 75km south-west of Melbourne, Australia. Whist he painted, the entire process was documented by issue 32 featured instgrammer @p1xels. Cam chats with us, while @p1xels generously provided some dope images.

Can you talk us through your mural and the inspiration behind it?

The piece is titled ‘To The Unknown Mariner’ and is dedicated to sea farers past and present. It’s painted on the side of the old Port Authority Building in Geelong and looks out over the bay.

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DEB – Calendar Launch- Melbourne

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After a tour spanning the United States, Australia welcomes back one of our favourite exports, Melbourne-born artist Deb to her hometown for the launch event of her new 2016 Calendar.

Showcasing 12 original works created exclusively for the calendar, as well as a number of original sketches and studies for the project, don’t miss your chance to pick up a limited edition Deb calendar just in time for Christmas (and even get it signed)!

Come along on Friday 18th December and partake in the radness with Deb. This is one event you don’t want to miss!

Head on down to Work-Shop Melbourne at 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy from 6pm.

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Bilbao’s SC Gallery presents “Demain c’est loin” Sebas Velasco’s solo show

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On Saturday 12 December from 19:30 h SC Gallery in Bilbao will be showing “Demain c’est loin” first solo show in Basque country by Sebas Velasco. For this exhibition the artist produced a series of paintings showing reflections about the real underworld, discontent and uncertain future in these times of crisis and economic recession.

Velasco’s oils tell stories about those who live “in the periphery” and about lonely, empty or derelict establishments, hence the exhibition’s title “Tomorrow is far away”. Added element of uncertainty and raw feel is the fact that the action takes place at night, when “unidentified youth” come to these places to paint or just to have fun. Technically, the works include melancholic aesthetics that we usually relate to Americana, but passed through a European filter (specially an Eastern European filter). Also, the artist isn’t hiding his working process, but uses it to accent the parts of the image and/or add dynamic to his works, the same way he uses light to accent the reality factor of his imagery. These works are results of his own documentation of graffiti underworld experienced during his travels to Poland, Germany, the former Yugoslavia, etc but could be happening anywhere, as such action exist in every city.

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Mike Watt X Uppercup X That One Shot

That’s right folks. Chasing Ghosts’ That One Shot X Uppercup exhibition opens TOMORROW NIGHT! To get you in the mood for some rad art, here’s the last interviews in our series focusing on some of the contributing artists. Introducing…. MIKE WATT!

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Name / tag:
Mike Watt

Where are you from / based:
Sydney, Australia

Describe your work or style:
Ugly characters with character.

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