Our man Liam Keown has been over with artist Hannah Adamaszek in the studio for a little visit and an insight into her practice…
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.
In yet another covert project set in a doomed, abandoned space, acclaimed Melbourne-based street artist Rone announces his latest work, The Omega Project – a nostalgic and haunting homage to the fading remnants of mid-century Australiana.
On the back of his hugely successful 2016 solo exhibition, Empty and a recent turn producing a large-scale mural for rural Victoria’s Silo Art Project, the internationally renowned Melbourne street artist has turned his attention back to his hometown for another fleetingly brief exhibition – this time set in a condemned suburban home. Check out this incredible VR-ready 3D tour of the site from the guys at Phoria:
UK born sculptor Will Coles’ long awaited follow up show to ‘I Fucking <3 Melbourne’ (March, 2013) will open this week at BSIDE Gallery, Fitzroy.
‘Fuck Sydney’ is Coles' ‘it’s not me it’s you’ break-up letter to the city he called home for 20 years:
What was true twenty years ago is just as true today: Sydney is where the money is, Melbourne is where the culture is. Sydney, where the average house will now put you back $1 million, where they import foreign street art rather than invest in their own. Sydney, where the pubs & clubs close early, live music is a memory & the shops close at 5. Sydney? Go fuck yourself.
– Will Coles
‘Fuck Sydney’ opens this Friday at BSIDE Gallery, 121 Brunswick St, Fitzroy from 6-9pm, and runs until the 30th of July 2017.
Spanish graffiti artist Miguel Angel Belinchon Bujes alias Belin is currently showing his first Parisian Solo Show. Curated by Nicolas Couturieux, ” Post Neo Cubism “ features a series of portraits of icons and persons who captured Belin’s life thus the French symbols who glows from France to Andalucia.
Belin is already famous for his talented way of spreading the codes of hyperrealism among suburban landscapes. A natural sense for proportions allows Belin to be considered as a reference since he has started his work in 2001. His mural paintings, created only from spray techniques without using stencils, are immediately recognisable among others in the eclectic world of urban art.
Over the past 15 years, Belin has captured human nature through his own quest for perfection in shapes and lines. He is now looking after another kind of aesthetic pleasure. That is the reason why he has started to implement multiple angles in his work around faces and bodies, trying to give a better sense of the diversity in human expressions and feelings. Breaking the rules of proportion is now a great source of inspiration and leads him to explore a more subjective art.
In the process, Belin keeps using vivid colours and a mix in textures. These techniques are combined to some elements of its former hyper realistic draw creating a total new dynamic in his pieces. The distance taken from proportions is making its new style even more unique than before. Belin likes to define this experiment as “Post Neo Cubism”, paying his tribute to the amazing work of the Spanish master Pablo Picasso.
Photo credit: Butterfly Art News
BELIN – POST NEO CUBISM
EXHIBITION FROM 15 TO 25 JUNE 2017
24 RUE BEAUBOURG, PARIS
Celebrating over a decade of creativity, Melbourne artist Silk Roy brings his debut solo show ‘Surface Tension’ to Melbourne. In the lead up to the show (opening this Friday), Silky was kind enough to chat with us.
How and when did you get into art and why?
I always enjoyed drawing when I was a kid, but it wasn’t ever something I thought I’d pursue until I moved to Melbourne in ’98. I’d never seen graffiti before having come over from Singapore, which in comparison was/still is a spotless city. I’d take the train to school and back everyday and it was hard not to notice the smashed insides and the walls on the line changing nightly. For a 13 year old, the idea of having an alias that people identified you by and going out on missions was pretty appealing. It wasn’t until years later that I’d realize this daydream, but of course now being an active writer, artist, creative is much more that, it’s given me a sense of ‘self’, and outlet to express my ideas and thoughts and a platform to continue my creative journey.
You run two identities, Kid Silk and Silk Roy, How did this come about?
Basically I arrived at a point where I needed to let my graffiti and studio practise have their own shine as trying to put all my work under one name was confusing and felt forced. Silk is an old nickname I was given a long time ago so it was a no-brainer as far as putting it up as a writer.
‘Kid Silk’ came about because of my insta handle, other writers would meet me and ask who I was, I’d reply ‘Silk’ and they’d ask ‘Like Kid Silk?” It also works in terms of me keeping graffiti for myself, I don’t intend to profit from it or ever make it feel like work, it’s fun and I get to go out and essentially be a kid.
Silk Roy on the other hand is the name I work under when I’m showing / producing studio work. Two identities works for me now as I’ve started getting opportunities for both which is cool as far as keeping things varied creatively.
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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Our good buddies over at RAW INC have just announced the #rawblacklabelseries. On the first of every month they will release a limited edition artist collaboration aerosol can. The first 10 of each edition are hand signed with Austrlian Mike Watt up first. For all the details and the massive international lineup hit up RAW INC here.
Printed Matters is an ongoing series of exhibitions, focusing on the importance of printed material in Shepard Fairey’s art. Each exhibition highlights the significance by incorporating a variety of Fairey’s printed material, including serigraphs on paper, editions on wood, editions on metal, and fine art collage. New works are added for each venue, making each Printed Matters exhibition a unique experience. Beginning in 2010, the Printed Matters platform was first presented in Los Angeles, and for its next instalment will exhibit in Sydney at The Old Rum Store in the Kensington Street Precinct in Chippendale (Sydney), on view from Saturday, 17 June – Sunday, 9 July 2017.
Fairey is known around the world for his iconic imagery; whether it’s the Barack Obama HOPE poster, his evolving sticker campaign, or his brand OBEY. He will be appearing as a keynote Game-Changer speaker for Vivid Ideas, as well as painting his largest mural ever, located at 309 George Street. In addition, he currently has a free public exhibition at the Darling Quarter precinct entitled ‘Revolutions’.
photo: Nicole Reed (@nicasa) for T-world (@eddiezammit)
“I can’t imagine my art practice without the influence of, and the use of, printing. Some of my biggest art influences were not paintings, but printed things like album covers, skateboard graphics, punk flyers, and T-shirt designs … Some people say print is on its way out, that it will be wiped out by digital media, but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of an art print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters.” – Shepard Fairey
In addition to the exhibition, T-world is releasing two exclusive T-shirts to commemorate the show and Fairey’s tour as an official OBEY x T-world collaboration. The limited- edition T-shirts are exclusive to the event and only available at the pop-up gallery, reflecting the ethos of T-world’s “Print is Premium” stance.