Tag Archives: Australia

Houl – Interview

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Our man in Canberra, Damo, caught up with local legend, Houl, for a few words on his crazy characters, the creative process and, dare we say it, why Canberra is becoming cool…

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Rone – Wallflower – Stolen Space – Solo Show

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Australian artist Rone’s latest show, Wallflower, opens at London’s Stolen Space gallery on the 11th April. We caught up with one of the worlds most impressive muralists for a few words on his technique, the community he has helped build in Melbourne and the gorgeous girls who act as his muses.

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Numskull – Vienna

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Sydney-sider, Numskull, has taken some time out from hitting the beach in Australia and been painting the town red, white and blue in Vienna, here’s a little photo recap of some of his work at from when his latest residency at the Perfekt Box space in Vienna’s Museums Quartier.

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Mike Watt – Interview

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Mike Watt is an Australian artist and illustrator based in Sydney, NSW. VNAussie, Damian Wardle, recently caught up with him and got him to spill the peas about all things Mike…

DW: Who is Mike Watt? How do you describe your style?

MW: I’m an artist and illustrator from Sydney. I’ve been drawing and painting walls for quite a while but I was a bit of a hermit until a year or 2 ago. I’d say my style is kind of gritty and ugly, normally showing characters with lots of characters that have lived an interesting life.

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Numskull – Bust

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‘Bust!’ exhibition – Perfekt Box, Museums Quartier Vienna – Opening: Samstag 22.3.2014, 19:00 – 22:00 PERFEKT BOX, MQ, Electric Avenue, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

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PERFEKT WORLD is proud to invite the Sydney based artist NUMSKULL to work and live in Vienna for a month. He will participate at the Artist-in-Residence program of quartier21 in March and rounds his stay off with an exhibition at art space PERFEKT BOX.

BUST! explores the artists ‘fascination of the human obsession with beauty and the everyday struggle to keep up appearance. He finds the oddity in human relationships and interaction. From the simplest of personality quirks to the boldest of personality statements. Numskull uses bold, colourful and abstract like forms to create statuesque like figures that project a composite idea of us as people and how we might see each other.

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Ben Frost x Cope2 – Durability

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Krause Gallery NYC is excited to present their latest show from two legends, Cope2 & Ben Frost – “DURABILITY”
Reception: March 21st – 7:00 – 9:00pm – Runs through April 20th

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Ian Strange aka Kid Zoom – LANDED

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Ian Strange, aka Kid Zoom, has just dropped the latest piece of conceptual artwork in his dystopian series of Australian homes.

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Positioned on the forecourt of the Art Gallery of South Australia, LANDED is a new site specific sculptural work commissioned for the 2014 Biennial of Australian Art.

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2014 Biennial of Australian Art
March 1st – May 11th, 2014
Art Gallery of South Australia

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40/40 Presents: Sofles x Alleycat

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Sickeningly tech performance by Sofles and Alleycat, also featuring a small cute dog and some dude that could well be Action Bronson…

Shot somewhere up Australia’s Gold Coast.

Soundtrack by Flume & Chet Faker – Drop the Game
Filmed by Tim Caraco & Brandon Els for 40/40 Creative
Edited by Tim Caraco for 40/40 Creative
Instagram: @4040creative @timo_tigerblood
Facebook: /4040creative

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Mysterious Al first Australian solo show: “Boom-Ka, Boomka”

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Long time friend and supporter of VNA (who can forget his killer tee graphic for us a few years ago), Mysterious Al continues to build on his mask-based work with a first Australian solo exhibition entitled “Boom-ka, Boomka”.

The show takes his signature style and also from what Al describes as the “product of a six-month period living and working with a secret ancient tribe in Melbourne. This nameless, faceless group had co-existed alongside the city’s residents for centuries. their ancient rituals and practices untouched since their beginning.”

Drawing on the tribe’s traditional practices, as well as Melbourne’s rich graffiti and street art heritage, advertising and youth culture, the show also contains Al’s usual influences. So as you’d expect there’s references to Drum and Bass music (maybe no shed this time like his Stolenspace show), traditional art, consumer culture, found objects and Witch Doctor ceremonies. Speaking of which, Adidas really need to work with Al on some new footwear.

Boom-Ka, Boomka opens on Jan 17th from 6-9pm at 248 Glenferrie Road, Malvern VIC,3144 and runs through to Jan 26.
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