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‘Made in Melbourne’ – Auguste Clown Gallery

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Melbourne is a city that is constantly celebrating art, from the streets to the big galleries – at the core of their culture is a passionate love of art and all things creative and quirky. Some of them are born and raised there, many go for visit and never leave, others travel from far and wide to be able to call Melbourne home. This patchwork of experience weaves together a magnificent spectrum of diversity, giving the city a truly unique creative perspective.

On show at Auguste Clown Gallery this February, “Made In Melbourne” showcases outstanding work from the city’s best and brightest. Featuring artwork by both established and upcoming artists across various artistic mediums, the exhibition is a brilliant collection of paintings, drawings and handmade sculptures.

Opening on Friday 19th February from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at Auguste Clown Gallery; 52 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. The exhibition is on view until 6th March.

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45RPM at Entrepreneurs Store ‘Upstairs Gallery’ recap

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Bristol based graffiti artist / designer and sometimes-clothing-accessory-producer 45RPM recently opened a new exhibition Entrepreneurs Store ‘Upstairs Gallery’ in Stoke-on-Trent alongside a permanent mural in the city centre. Describing himself as a ‘Compulsive designer with his fingers in many creative pies who will paint, draw, design and photograph anything and everything’ 45RPMS work is a lighthearted take on 1970’s graffiti mixed with the slang and geographically idiosyncratic phrases in uk language. Continue Reading →

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2016 is Coming Up!

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It’s that time of the year when street art lovers from around the world focus and head to little archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean known as Hawaii. For the 6th consecutive year, Honolulu is becoming world’s street art capital, with Lana Lane Studios in the Kaka’ako district being the heart of it all.

As every year, the central event takes place during Valentine’s Day week in February, from 6th until 13th, and includes 1xRUN print exhibition, opening block party, museum show curated by Thinkspace gallery, Estevan Oriol photo exhibition, finale concert, street market, along with the big mural painting event. Always striving to bring fresh talents from the around the globe, along with well renowned names as well as some unusual guests, this year’s POW! WOW! will produce new pieces by 1010, Andrew Hem, Audrey Kawasaki, Bicicleta Sem Freio, Borondo, Christina Angelina, Curiot, Defer, Edwin Ushiro, Haroshi, Hauser, Hebru Brantley, Hitotzuki, Hueman, Hula, James Jirat Patradoon, Kevin Lyons, Kristin Farr, Lauren YS, Mouf, Pantone, Ricky Lee Gordon (Freddy Sam), Risk, Seher, Sket, Slick, Slinkachu, Tatiana Suarez, Tristan Eaton, Usugrow, Woes Martin, and many more.

PowWowHawaii.com

GCASFM – Book Fundraiser

GIVE CROHN’S A SLAP FROM ME (GCASFM) is a collaborative project founded by Matt
Strutt aka Cheffo31, to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease, with the help of some of the world’s most prolific graffiti artists, street artists and illustrators. Armed with a stack of 2000 USPS labels for artists to draw on, our aim is to turn these artistic interpretations of the title Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me, into a limited edition book
which will raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. With new team members on board, designers Moose & Yeti, Andre Leitão and Joana Morgado, ex-VNA writer Ro Elfberg and media whizz Jack Shearring, the project is stronger than ever. Over 70 artists are now involved, we have a successful live art event under our belt and growing coverage of the project, we’re already slapping Crohn’s left, right and centre.. and we’ve only just begun.

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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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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

@anthonylister

‘Life Is Sweet’ – Buttons

Opening tomorrow night at Sydney’s Goodspace Gallery is Brisbane-based artist, Buttons’ solo show ‘Life is Sweet’.

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“My work has always been strongly influenced by Japan, pastel colours, desserts and female characters. Every piece I create always relates back to how I’m feeling at the time and what I’m interested in. Different things in my life influence my colour palettes, objects I draw, and how I draw them. I think its really important in life to indulge in things that make you happy, and to surround yourself with positive people and things. The idea for my show was to simulate my mind and way of life. Painting and creating is when I feel most content. LIFE IS SWEET is me sharing with you all of the things that make me happy.” Buttons

Check it out from 6pm, 27 January 2016. Goodspace – Level 1, 115 Regent St Chippendale.

@cheriebuttonss

Designed on Surface Project by Microsoft Surface

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With street art and mural making becoming a pop culture phenomenon, lots of commercial projects around the world are including these kind of works into their agendas. One of the bigger recent ones was was “Designed on Surface” by Microsoft. Developed in partnership with Jasper Wong, the co-founder of POW! WOW!, this massive campaign included 17 cities in 12 countries.

Melbourne, Sydney, Brussels, Hong Kong, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Tokyo, Shibuya, Lisbon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Madrid, Taipei, Austin, New York, and Long Beach were the places where local artists created new murals over the course of 5 weeks. Using the motto “Do Great Things” as an inspiration, and Microsoft Surface devices as a work tool, the idea was to promote inspiration and creativity by mixing art & technology. Along with mutual message each mural has a blue border and features different imagery that artists find inspirational – people, places, things and symbols. The list of featured artists include Persue, Odeith, Wonderlust, Frankie Cihi, Ink and Clog, Jasper Wong, and many more.

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