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‘A Study of Hair’ – Dave Kinsey

In the ongoing series interviewing contributors to ‘A Study of Hair’ opening at Backwoods Gallery on Friday, we speak today with Dave Kinsey….

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‘Michelle, Ma Belle’ – detail – Dave Kinsey

Damo:  for the uninitiated, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

DK:  Dave Kinsey, full time painter, part time designer, living la vida loca in the Sierra Nevada mountains north of Los Angeles.

Damo:  Can you tell us about your piece, and how you have responded to the artistic brief?

DK:  “Michelle” by The Beatles was playing while I was sketching the piece. I’ve always loved that song, and since my wife’s middle name is Michelle too, I had that all in mind. Such a calming sound to it.

Damo:  What medium have you used?  Why did you choose this medium?

DK:  I really enjoy working with acrylic and collage utilizing old books, discarded postal envelops. etc., which I feel melds nicely together on the canvas. I especially love working with vintage book pages because of their interesting visual tonality, fragility, and personal histories.

Damo:  Why did you agree to be part of the ‘Study Of’ project?  It is a very ambitious task – how do you think it will be viewed on completion?

DK:  I really liked the concept—it’s one of the few thematic group showings that really makes sense to me. It’d love to see a book produced after 10 years or so of this continued series.

Damo:  On a more personal note, what can we expect to see from you in the next 18 months?

DK:  I just finished a huge show that opened at Library Street Collective in Detroit and now I’m back in the studio working on new pieces for Miami in December and Cologne, Germany in 2015.

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APESEVEN – DEIFIK

‘DEIFIK’ brings you a new body of work by Sydney based artist APESEVEN.

Taking heavily from recontextualizing natures patterns, DEIFIK uncovers the divine organic design in skeletal structural systems. Complex biofeedback driven landscapes take form and flight with redevelopment of old structures to provide the framework for new life.

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Opening at the Just Another Project Space – 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran (entry off Grattan St) on Thursday 2nd October 6-9pm

www.justanother.com.au

It’s Alive…. The Chop Shop

It’s a bar, an art gallery, a music venue, a skate hub and it’s finally here…

The Chop Shop, housed in a former mechanic’s workshop, is only a temporary project – it will run for four months until December 31 after which the building is set to be torn down.

After a Grand Opening on Saturday night, the Chop Shop would be open every Friday and Saturday night until the end of the year, including documentary screenings, custom car paintings, street art exhibitions, a hip hop festival, and Halloween at the Chop Shop .

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‘A Study of Hair’ – Backwoods Gallery, September 26th 2014

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Backwoods Gallery is proud to present A Study of Hair, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project. A Study of… is a series of group exhibitions in which local and international artists are invited to present a contemporary interpretation of a motif drawn from art history.

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TWOONE – Studio Visit & Interview

Hiroyasu Tsuri, aka TWOONE, was born and raised in Japan. At the age of 18 he moved to Melbourne, Australia where he was awarded a Distinguished Talent Visa. He now lives in Berlin with his Australian wife and makes awesome art based around impressionist paintings of animals. His latest show opens alongside Reka’s at Stolenspace on Thursday 11th September. When VNA was in Berlin for the Urban Nation Project M series, we caught up with Hiro at his studio to talk about his journey so far.

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Reka Studio Visit & Interview

Reka is an Australian artist, now based in Berlin. His style is iconic already, but he still considers himself to be at the early stages of his career. We caught up with him at his Berlin studio while he was working on his latest show opening at Stolenspace Gallery, in London’s East End on Thursday 11th September.

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Everfresh Studio Opening and Sketchbook

everfreshsketchThe boys in Collingwood have been working hard recently, and on Saturday 6 September you can see the fruits of their labour.

The new Everfresh studio will be open from 12-5pm with Studio artists Rone, Wonderlust, Tooth, Tom Civil, Mayo and Maka all on hand to show off the new space.

This will be the only time the studio will be open to the public so make sure you get on down and check it out if you can!! 5 Perry Street, Collingwood VIC from 12 noon.

This also sees the launch of the final 60 Everfresh sketchbooks.

Designed as a fund-raiser to help cover the cost of the new space together Everfresh Sketchbook is a customised Ironlak blackbook in a limited run of 120 pieces.

Each sketchbook is A4 in size with 192 pages in 120gsm acid free cartridge paper. 
The books will have 6 unique hand printed, drawn or sprayed pages by all six current studio residents: Rone, Wonder, Tooth, Civil, Mayo & Makatron, with a screen printed cover by neighbours Dangerfork!

The first 60 sold out this afternoon in a matter of hours, so if you want one, get to the opening, VERY early!!

 

James Jirat Patradoon – Hydra

The first of two exhibitions spanning Melbourne and then Sydney, ‘Hydra’ by James Jirat Patradoon channels the manic energy of the way we experience imagery online to create a series of large-scale surrealist graphite drawings.

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Irrational conscious stream collages made with imagery collected from insomniac ebay hunting, tumblr, and image stock libraries are ‘slowed down’ and redrawn using the timeless and traditional medium of graphite on paper. A deliberate attempt to ‘re-authenticate’ and warm the mechanically produced to create a hybrid of analogue and digital.

Opening Night Thursday 28th August
Exhibition continues until 20th September
RVCA Corner Gallery
82 Stanley St, Collingwood

www.mild-manners.com

www.jirat.jp

Welcome to Black Canyon

The first venture from new Australian arts project Black Canyon opens in Melbourne next Friday, August 29.

‘Welcome To Black Canyon’ is set to feature large-scale print work by a lineup of artists from Spain, France, England, Canada, Germany and the USA (many of whom have never shown in Australia before) alongside a slew of local favourites.

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E.L.K (Luke Cornish) – Louder Than Words (Charlie Foxtrot) – Interview

Following a successful 2013, where he achieved the highest ever auction record for an Australian street artist, Luke Cornish will again use his desire to bring social awareness and change through his work. Charlie Foxtrot, in his latest exhibition to be held at Metro Gallery in Armadale Victoria opening on 12 June 2014, will be opened by controversial Catholic Priest, Father Bob Maguire.

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The exhibition follows Cornish’s journey to the Middle East where he wanted to gain access to Syria to photograph the ongoing civil war and highlight its humanitarian impact.

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