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Cam Scale – ‘State of Mind’

Growing up in Sydney and influenced by the trackside graffiti throughout the suburbs, Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist Cam Scale was motivated to create his own art. “I grew up drawing. My parents encouraged me and tried sending me to art classes when I was young, but it wasn’t until I hit high school I showed a real interest. A close mate and I used to hang out creating mischief, mainly blowing stuff up, until we discovered graffiti,” says Scale. “After that, I was hooked. I tried to maintain some form of grades at school, but much of the time was spent out until the early hours, and then battling to stay awake in class!”

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After an attempt at graphic design, Scale realised that he wanted to be drawing the pictures, not moving them around. A ten-month graffiti binge around Europe followed, and upon return Scale moved to Melbourne and began an illustration course. As an artist, Scale admits, “Melbourne just had all the opportunities and a fresh start.” The rest as they say, is history.

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Considered a renowned graffiti writer and large-scale photorealist, Scale has now called Melbourne home for almost a decade. His first major solo show, ‘State Of Mind’ explores the viewer’s attitude towards graffiti, street and urban art and delves into the previously unexplored parallels of the urban and contemporary art world.

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Lister – Live and Unplugged in Melbourne

As you all know, Anthony Lister held his very first Melbourne ‘Lister Live’ last Friday at Juddy Roller Studios. Backing this up, he held an all day show and painted a live wall on Saturday in Fitzroy.

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‘It was a pleasure to give the new gallery space over to an artist such as Anthony Lister. His energy and his approach to his work is something that I’ve always found quite fascinating so it was an honour to finally get the chance to work with him. The atmosphere was quite a bit different to one of our regular exhibitions. It was a lot more intimate and a chance to get really up close and personal with the artist, his style and his creations, a rare opportunity for an audience that will usually only encounter an experience like that in the artists coveted studio’
Shaun Hossack, Creative Director, Juddy Roller

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Hopefully this wont be the last time we see Anthony in Melbourne with a live class, but for now, here’s a few flicks from p1xels to keep you interested. Be warned, some of these are probably NSFW. Keep checking back too, cause Juddy Roller have some dope shows coming up for the latter half of 2016!

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Lister Live – Melbourne Edition

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Australia’s most notorious artist, the infamous Anthony Lister, once again presents Lister Live, however this time with a twist. Lister has moved the class about 1000km south from Sydney to Melbourne (Juddy Roller Studios). Known for an intimate evening of drawing and mystique, Lister Live allows participants an opportunity to draw alongside Lister. Held this Friday 20 March, tickets are available here.

Following this event, Lister will present the sketches he completes during the evening (as well as a live paint) at Juddy Roller Studios on Saturday from 6pm. Billed as a one night / one day extravaganza, Melbourne is definitely in for a treat.

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@juddyroller

Steve Cross – ‘The Black Ocean’

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‘The Black Ocean’ is the first instalment in a series of oil paintings from Issue 30 feature and long-term visual artist, Steve Cross.

Originally from Perth, Western Australia, Steve relocated to Melbourne in 1999 to pursue a career in tattooing. In the ensuing years he honed his craft, cementing a reputation as one of the country’s best artists.

In 2007 he opened his own shop, the acclaimed Korpus Studio, in Brunswick. But he never lost the love for his first creative passion – graffiti.

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Steve has been painting walls both nationally and internationally since 1988. In that time he has created hundreds of large-scale murals, showcasing his varied style and passion for street art.

While both these careers have seen his artwork showcased very publicly – on walls, and skin – this is the first time Steve has exhibited any of his oil paintings.

This selection has been worked on over the past three months, in private, and away from inquisitive eyes. As such, this first selection of work is deeply personal, and perhaps the most revealing of all Steve’s mediums.

The Black Ocean represents Steve’s obsession and compulsion to create; the paintings representative of the internal struggle an artist encounters when immersing themselves fully in the creative process – and the isolation that brings.

The subjects are caught in moments of internal disquiet – floating and falling into an endless ocean of inky blackness.”

Leading up to this, Steve’s first solo show, he took some time out with Damo to talk about ‘The Black Ocean’

This is your first solo show. What made you decide now was the time to bite the bullet (or jump into the black ocean as it may be)?

It’s been a bit of a natural progression to get to this point. I’ve been a part of a lot of group shows since my first in 1988. I’m at a stage now where I guess I’m ready to expose this hidden part of my life. I keep my ‘artist cards’ pretty close to my chest, and I mostly toil away on my own. But it feels like the right time for people to start seeing some of my more personal work, and The Black Ocean is a record of that.

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‘Be Civilised’ – Shawn Lu and Kitt Bennett

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Be Civilised is a collection of ink works on paper, by Kitt Bennett and Shawn Lu. The works are a documentation of the artists’ perceived representations of culture and the human experience that comes with it.

Kitt Bennett creates humorous instances that focus on our materialistically driven society, steadfast in its ways and blindly expanding with little regard for the consequences. Themes of consumerism and assimilation add to the storytelling in an attempt to realise new perspectives on our lives.

Shawn Lu’s work explores imagined myths and urban legends perpetuated by the human condition, through modern machinery coupled with nineteenth-century medievalism. Vague narratives of a second dark age which is paradoxically documented through the artwork, include monuments and technology that are repurposed, and their original intentions and meaning forgotten.

The works allow a glimpse into the uncertainties that surrounds us, serving as a reminder to always be civilised.

@shamuslu

‘Trance’ – Slicer

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TRANCE by SLICER from Round 3 Creative on Vimeo.

Juddy Roller presents – Trance
A solo exhibition by Slicer

Prolific Melbourne graffiti artist and abstract painter SLICER presents TRANCE, an exploration of dimensionality, hypnosis and the psyche through his signature expressive mark making. Works on canvas, paper, plastic and wood reveal thestate of the artist's mind at the intersection of conscious technical application and subconscious receptivity to nature and music.

Opening reception 6pm Friday 7th of August at Juddy Roller.
Corner of Johnston St and Chapel St, Fitzroy

http://www.theworkofslicer.carbonmade.com/

http://www.juddyroller.com.au

Video and photos courtesy Round 3 Creative

‘The Biker’ – Shawn Lu

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The Biker by Shawn Lu from Round 3 Creative on Vimeo.

Melbourne artist Shawn Lu is an artist who creates scenes inspired by modern folk-lore and urban legend. Practicing mainly as an illustrator, his detailed pen and ink drawings are reminiscent of etchings by Gustave Dore. He has created his most recent mural, ‘The Biker,’ outside Juddy Roller Studios in Melbourne, Australia. Completed over three days using house-hold acrylic paint and a brush, allowed for the level of detail indicative of Shawn’s drawing style.

The video gives an insight into Shawn’s process and development of the mural, beginning with his sketch and concluding with a time-lapse of the mural being completed.

‘The Biker’ resonates the feeling of wanting to escape to nowhere in particular, and having gotten there enjoying a quiet reflective moment.

@shamuslu

www.shamuslu.com

‘Tree Spirits’ – Ears

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One of Australia’s most iconic street artists, Ears, presents his first Melbourne solo show in over 4 years.

Tree Spirits is a culmination of work that Ears has produced during a month long residency at Juddy Roller, using the entire gallery space as his studio to produce a mix of large format and smaller mixed media paintings on canvas and wood panel.

Tree Spirits delivers of a series of imagined landscapes that reference mountainous Australian bush lands, accompanied by floating portraits warped by playful line work offset by sparse graphic elements.

Ears uses bold colours and geometric lines to create compositions born of a street context yet taken further into ideas of symmetry and form, utilising the tension between the man made world and the natural environment.

Ears is a multi-disciplinary artist working in sound, painting, video and photography. Ears’ work was born in the street and has matured into a successful fine art career, with many solo shows under his belt and multiple curatorial projects.

Opening 3 July 2015

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Juddy Roller recently curated Askew, Adnate, Guido Van Helton, Rone and Mayo to collaborate on a wall stretching over the 100 metre boundary of a large power station in Collingwood, Melbourne. The project took about 4 days to complete and has quickly been regarded as one of the most important collaborative murals in Melbourne.

23rd Key – ‘Keezus’

Melbourne based 23rd Key’s solo show ‘Keezus’ opens next week at Juddy Roller in Melbourne. She took time with Damo to give us the low down on the show.

DW: Tell us more about your upcoming show at Juddy Roller. What is the concept behind it?

23rd Key: The concept behind the show is ‘ego’. I’ve tried to dissect the medium and showcase it in a way that I’ve never seen any one else do it before. It’s about what it is to be a stencil artist and the inner battle we have with who we are, who we are perceived to be, and how the two differ. I feel like there can be a real distance between the artist and the ‘audience’ when it comes to art and exhibitions. With Keezus, the theme is one that’s very close to home for me but I also wanted to do something really different with how things are displayed. I really want to bridge the gap with this show, hopefully anyone who comes to see it will walk away understanding a little bit more about stencil art and have seen it like it’s never been seen before.

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