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James Jirat Patradoon – Hydra

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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

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Welcome to Black Canyon

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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

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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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James Reka – Untold

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James Reka is a young contemporary Australian artist based in Berlin, Germany. His origins lie in the alleyways and train lines of Melbourne’s inner-suburbs where he spent over a decade refining his now-emblematic aesthetic. His character work has come to represent the beginnings of a new style of street art: clean, unique and not necessarily on the street (much to his mother’s joy).  With an amazing show opening tomorrow night (6 June) at Backwoods Gallery, Reka took time to talk to Damo.

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Luke Cornish (E.L.K) x Will Coles – Into The Void

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Two of Australia’s biggest hitters, Will Coles – best known for his subversive sculptures, and Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K – famed for his photo-realistic stencil work – have come together to create a new show of epic proportions.

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The show opens at Art Equity in Sydney on the 29th May and runs until the 13th June.

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‘Untold’ by James Reka – Backwoods Gallery – Opening June 6

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Backwoods Gallery is pleased to present UNTOLD, featuring new works by the Australian born, Berlin based artist James Reka.  In his first Australian exhibition since relocating to Europe, Reka explores the changing color palette and textures of his new home in Berlin. UNTOLD is an exhibition comprising large paintings on linen, found objects and sculpture, inspired by his observations of Berlin society as it stirred from its winter hibernation.

Last year, following an acclaimed exhibition in San Francisco, which culminated in the iconic Peace Mural and an energetic contribution to Miami Basel, Reka returned to a Berlin in the middle of winter. With the city in hibernation, Reka fell into a routine of people-watching, observing the passage of time and searching and abandoned factories and military bases for found objects. His observations and the objects that he found along with a series of photographs that he shot during Berlin’s transition from winter to spring became the inspiration for UNTOLD.

The collection tells the story of changing seasons against a backdrop of abandoned factories, rooftop painting missions, gritty streets and underground parties. It is a celebration of life in a city stirring from hibernation, of cherry blossoms and of society taking to the streets. UNTOLD is also the return home of one of Australia’s most internationally recognized urban contemporary artist. It is a collection of untold stories and impressions that he wants to share with his home town.

Brandalism – Anti-Advertising Campaign

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Record-breaking anti-advertising action hits UK streets from Brandalism.

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Analogue/Digital – Melbourne – 17 May

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A/D Day 2 began with Feature Artists: CJ Hendry, Mr. Penfold and Meggs – I was admittedly pretty keen to see this, particularly  as it was the first time I had had an opportunity to hear Meggs speak after his relocation to San Francisco.  This session complemented the Next Gen session of yesterday – allowing creatives to learn what can come of hard work, sacrifice and following your dreams.  These talks would have provided food for thought for a number if people in the room – CJ Hendry sold her entire wardrobe to have 12 months off work, study, everything, to pursue her dream.  Now, she is killing it with a US show scheduled for later this year and sell out shows here in Australia.

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Analogue/Digital – Melbourne – 16 May 2014

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Analogue/Digital is a two day event featuring 6 sessions, 15 presenters, a world class gallery show, a fully sponsored after party (18+) and a epic line up of artists, designers, creatives, next generation leaders and three amazing company founders.

Each presentation is projected in HD onto one of Melbourne’s biggest screens with full Dolby 7.1 Audio.

Having never been to anything like this before, I approached the event with great trepidation.  What is it going to be like?  I don’t know anyone…  What do I do?  Where do I sit?  But, in a typical fashon that I have come to expect from the art community in Australia, I was welcomed with open arms (literally!) when I hit the awesome Mr. Penfold show held at the Just Another Project Space in Prahan.

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