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MIT X Uppercup X That One Shot

With only three sleeps to go until Chasing Ghosts’ Uppercup X That One Shot exhibition, it’s high time we bring you an insight into a couple more of the contributing artists. Introducing….. MIT!

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Name / tag:
Mitch Walder / Mit.

Where are you from / based:
The Arts Hole, Melbourne

Describe your work or style:
Chaos eating Chaos.

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Analogue/Digital 2016 – D*Face, Timba Smits, Jonathan LeVine Confirmed

Analogue/Digital have just announced three international presenters for The Design Conference in Brisbane, May 2016

The Design Conference has successfully evolved to become one of the world’s favourite two-day design forums. To supersede the expectations of this years event, organiser and founder Matthew Haynes has successfully secured a range of internationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, designers and artists to make their Australian debut at next years conference in Brisbane, May 2016. Haynes explains:

“Over the past five years we have featured more that 90 of Australia’s best known creatives including super-stars like Chris Doyle, Kevin Finn and Dare Jennings. To keep our audience excited and engaged, we must debut internationally acclaimed thought leaders at our event here in Brisbane.”

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HUMBLE & EPIC – Ben Gregor

Herrick Gallery is proud to present HUMBLE & EPIC, an exhibition featuring new artwork by London-based filmmaker Ben Gregor, opening on the 2nd December. HUMBLE & EPIC is a tribute to the steadfastness of inspiration, love and friendship in a fractured and passing world of modern love.

Ben Gregor & boards

Using 65 maple wood skateboards as his canvas, Gregor has laser etched each board with the names of his closest friends, family and heroes. Solid, three dimensional and practical, each board is meaningful and unique. Each board’s individuality is reflected also in the unique markings and patterns of the maple wood.

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Brandalism – Black Friday Ad Takeover – Paris COP21

Over 600 artworks critiquing the corporate takeover of the COP21 climate talks were installed in advertising spaces across Paris last night – ahead of the United Nations summit beginning this Monday.

Amidst the French state of emergency banning all public gatherings following the terrorist attacks on 13 November in Paris, the Brandalism project has worked with Parisians to insert unauthorised artworks across the city that aim to highlight the links between advertising, consumerism, fossil fuel dependency and climate change.

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Makatron – ‘In Ten Cities’

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Ten years in the making this book brings you visual intensity from one of the most travelled and dedicated artists of Melbourne – Mike Makatron.

Featuring murals, canvas, installations and sculpture works plus behind the scenes images and tongue in cheek quirky stories from the streets to the jungles in over 50 diverse locations from around the world.

New York, Singapore, Miami, Melbourne, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Cape Town, Rio De Janeiro and Berlin are just some of the places featured in this visual journey through the colourful life of Mike Maka.

To celebrate the launch of the book, head on down to Chopper Lane / Everfresh Studio
1 Perry Street, Collingwood 3066 on Friday 4th December 201 from 6pm.

@mike_maka

Fintan Magee – ‘Water World’

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Fintan Magee first became involved in Brisbane’s thriving graffiti scene in the late 1990s. An interest in painting gradually led Fintan to break away from traditional graffiti lettering and move towards figurative painting and street art. Even before obtaining his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 2009, Fintan was well on his way towards becoming one of the world’s most renowned street artists.

Fintan’s success has in part been due to his prolific global campaign of impressive murals and in part due to the emotional depth of his subject matter, which explores contemporary social issues with a relatable subtlety, through muted colours and elements of the mundane.

Fintan’s artwork depicts the relationship between man, nature and civilisation. His murals, which are often in industrial or low-income areas, tell stories of struggle, loss, migration and hope. Fintan’s artwork, on either walls or canvas, expertly presents universal struggle and hope from a personal perspective.

Water World

Since the 2011 Brisbane floods, which razed large areas of Fintan’s home town, Fintan has been focused on exploring the human cost of environmental issues and disasters.

Embarking on a series of large murals in Russia, Ukraine, Ireland, UK, Germany, Tunisia, Indonesia, Belgium, Norway, US, Mexico, Colombia, Hong Kong, China, Argentina and New Zealand, Fintan has explored concepts of resilience and hope across the world. During his travels the concepts behind his murals have expanded to include his observations on the lives of people living in poverty, of refugees and the effects of climate change.

His global painting campaign established Fintan as one of the world’s leading street artists while providing him with a platform to refine his message and technique. From December 2015 at Backwoods Gallery, Fintan will be presenting the culmination of his experiences in an exhibition titled Water World.

Water World is a collection of 13 paintings, presented along side a large central installation and a collection of studies. It will be on display from the 4th to the 13th of December.

WATER WORLD by FINTAN MAGEE
Opens Friday Dec 4th from 6-10pm and continues until Dec 13th
Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey St, Collingwood, VIC