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Gravis – Creative Departures

So-Cal skate company, Gravis, is hosting a photo exhibition and skate contest in Antwerp. We wouldn’t normally blog anything this heavily branded, unless it was a VNA collab, but Gravis are pretty legit and this looks kinda exciting.

Creative Departures is about exploring through travel, skating, art, music, culture and cuisine. Represented through a series of videos, it is a collective interpretation of their travels and the inspirations they draw from them.

Featuring work by creative Gravis team riders and affiliates, the pop-up exhibit will showcase artists and photographers Arto Saari, Mark Oblow, Danny Fuller, Ryan Allan, George Thompson, Taylor Dunfee, Dan Funderburgh, Russell Houghten, Kassia Meador, Davy Van Laere, Miika Saksi and Stijn Claikens.

For more info, visit www.gravisfootwear.com.

Shannon McKinnon

Shannon McKinnon is the boss of Aisle6ix Industries screen-printers, operator of Secret Walls Australia division and an all-round all-Australian legend. He took a little time out of his busy lifestyle to give us the lowdown on his love affair with screen-printing, Australian art and Chilli.

Big Shannie Mac, tell us a little bit about what you do… What’s the crack with Aisle6ix, how did it evolve? And has it always been something you’ve wanted to do?

Aisle6ix Industries developed when I moved to Sydney from Canberra and fell in love with screen-printing. During my studies I met Greg Beer, VNA’s art director, and he and I would come up with designs and I would screen-print them. After four years in Sydney, I moved to London and spent two years working for Photofit, an amazing screen-printing shop just near Old Street tube. It was back-to-basics and an amazing experience. I then moved to Melbourne and worked for Screenplay in Fitzroy then made another move, this time to Sydney, where Aisle6ix Industries really got its roots. So after lots of travel and with a huge amount of support from my girlfriend, Shakira, Aisle6ix Industries is busier than ever.

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Global Gallery Auction

Global Gallery, Sydney, present the Gala Auction. Works up for grabs include paintings, prints and sculptures from some of the worlds most iconic artists, rising stars and renowned street artists. With over 150 artworks up for sale from over 80 different artists, it promises to be a big night in a fresh space.

Featuring work from Anthony Lister, Ben Frost, Inkie, Ha Ha, Meggs, E.L.K, Beastman, Damien Hirst, Above, Bridge Stehli, Shannon Crees, Robin John, Justin Feuerring and more, the auction is currently previewing. Drinks start from 5pm and bidding kicks off at 6.30pm, Tuesday 24th April at Global Gallery. Phone bids and absentee bids will also be available for those unable to attend.

Global Gallery
5 Comber St
Paddington
Sydney
NSW
2021
www.globalgallery.com.au/

Beauty Is Embarrassing – Wayne White

Lovin’ this little trailer for the forthcoming movie about living legend, Wayne White:

He literally has a handful of prints left for sale at Pictures On Walls

In the words of Mr. White himself, ‘Do what you love, it’s gonna lead to where you wanna go’.

United Colours of Bennett

Surry Hills local, Bennett, is pretty young, but already hot property on the Sydney art scene. His punk-inspired paintings and collages are inspired by a skateboarding background and a healthy disrespect for authority. He has a new show opening with Tom Ferson this week, check it.


DOUBLE TAKE from Sean McDermott on Vimeo.

Who is your favourite artist and why?

NeckFace, he is badass!

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Red Bull Canvas Cooler Project

Londoners will be familiar with the Red Bull Cooler Canvas Project already, but Sydney-siders better recognise this is actually pretty legit.

Over the next month, big dog Marty Routledge has programmed a line up including artists Beastman, Numskull, Phibs, Roachy, Thomas Jackson, Will Lynes, Esjay, Brent Smith, Well Dressed Vandals, Kerupt and Peque, who will be turning mini Red Bull fridges into works of art, inspired by the look and feel of the bar.

Venues include Oxford Art Factory, Upstairs Beresford, Hunky Dory Social Club (license pending…), Bucket List, Lo Fi, El Loco, The Standard, The Flinders Hotel, The Norfolk Hotel, Cargo Lounge and Sugarmill.

It all kicks off tonight at Lofi – get down early to slurp some Red Bull, apparently it’ll give us wings, so afterwards we can fly to Ching-a-lings…

A sneaky peek at the new issue of VNA…

Just a few snaps to whet your appetite…

VNA 15… featuring Shepard Fairey, Elph, Nychos, MOCA Art in the streets, Jordan Seiler, Logan Hicks, Dabs and Myla, Ripo, Burning Candy. Plus street action from Berlin, LA and London.

132 pages… £5.00 available online and in stores from the 27th of May 2011.