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‘The Art of Banksy’ to hit Melbourne…

It’s the exhibition that already has Melbourne talking, and it’s still a month away. ‘The Art of Banksy’ exhibition opens in Melbourne on 7 October 2016. Inspired by the streets of London, this exhibition will take visitors on an artistic adventure, exploring the mind of Banksy and his satirical street art.

More than 80 works will be on display, presenting the largest collection of Banksy artwork to ever be shown in Australia, and will be the most unique art event to grace Australia’s shores. ‘The Art of Banksy’ aims to showcase the mysterious street artist, who is now considered one of the biggest contemporary artists of our generation.

It’s apt that this body of work comes to Melbourne; the cities fascination with the man beginning back in 2003 when he came to Australia for Semi-Permanent, and hung around to complete a couple of missions with Burn Crew. These missions included spraying rats in various suburbs, policemen kissing in St.Kilda and twelve pieces in Prahan’s Revolver. Some of these stand to this day, and others, when destroyed, garner the outrage of the masses and receive worldwide media attention

Dean Sunshine, street art documenter, facilitator and author of ‘Land of Sunshine’ and ‘Street Art Now’ has exclaimed, “This exhibition is an opportunity for Melburnians to see a world class collection of original Banksy artworks, by the man who is known as one of the greatest street artists.  It is a privilege for Melbourne to host one of the biggest Banksy retrospective collections to ever be shown, and would not be possible without the generous collectors allowing others to share their passion for the elusive man himself.”

He continues, “If that’s not enough, 14 local artists, BAILER, BE FREE, CONRAD BIZJAK, DVATE, HEESCO, JACK DOUGLAS, PSALM, GEORGE ROSE, MAKATRON, MIKE ELEVEN, PUTOS, RUSKIDD, SIRUM and 23rd KEY will be painting panels which will be auctioned during the event to raise money for the homeless of Melbourne, and ADNATE will be painting a huge 6m x 6m mural… it’s really an unmissable exhibition.”

“This exhibition is a one off – never will you be able to see this amount of work in one place again. Once the show is over, the artwork will dissipate back to the other 40 collectors around the world, and the likelihood of them being brought together again in the future is very slim,”
– Steve Lazarides, curator.

Melbourne (and Australia).… You have been warned.

www.theartofbanksy.com.au

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BSIDE Gallery

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BSIDE Gallery is set to open on the 15th of July with an electrifying group show celebrating the talent and diversity within Fitzroy’s creative scenes.

The show features an incredible lineup of both emerging and established Australian artists including Ben Frost, Abyss 607, Swerfk, Hancock, Frosk, Mike Eleven, Gigi, Goodie, Aaaron Grech, Kenz and Zamara Robison.

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From street art and graffiti to fine art and installation this show will present the birth of a new era in the local arts scene: promoting an open and inclusive platform for both the artists and the audience that defies the norm of the traditional gallery setting. We want to challenge the existing paradigm and celebrate a diverse array of artistic practices and new conversations that keeps the Fitzroy art scene alive.

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With the Lot – Greasy Rider

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With the Lot have been testing and tasting all manner of goodness and are set to launch another amazing addition to their delicious streetwear collection at 11pm, 16 September 2015. (AEDT)

“This collection wasn’t made for the kids who sat at the back of the bus. This is for all the daydreamers, the mathbook-scribblers and schoolyard weirdos. This is for the Davids who conquered their Goliath, the unsung heroes – the underdogs like me.” – Mike Eleven, Head Chef.

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‘Postcards 4 Change’ R U OK? Art Exhibition

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At the very heart of every one of us, there is hope and there is love. However, life often gets in the way, and it gets harder for us to see it.

On the 13th of September, from 3-6pm, gifted Australian artists are uniting for the single cause of spreading the message of ‘R U OK?’, a non-for profit suicide prevention charity, encouraging and equipping everyone to regularly and meaningfully ask “are you ok?”

Artists will include Mike Eleven, Ape Seven, Frances Cannon, Isabelle de Kleine, FFIVE, Nikkimort, Kate Raq, Miranda Millen, Daniel McEvoy and many more. Local artists will also be performing, including singer Girlfriday and dancers from Elite Dance Studio.

The event will be held at Western Glow, a studio in West Melbourne.

Under the banner ‘Postcards 4 Change’, this event is aiming to showcase pieces that evoke hope and joy, raise awareness and reach the long-term goal of breaking the stigma of mental illness.

Tickets can be purchased at www.trybooking.com/IOGE

With the Lot

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VNA 24 featured artist Mike Eleven has been busy cooking up some tasty treats with a not-so-serious, independently owned label from Melbourne, Australia, ‘With the Lot’.

Bringing together burgers and T-shirts, the brand oozes a delicious, fun-lovin’ attitude. Disgruntled by the amount of brands claiming to rebel the norm, ‘With the Lot’ aims to pierce through the meaty fiction and represent individuals who aren’t afraid to ask for everything in life – and yes, they’d like fries with that!

‘With the Lot’ borrows heavily from head chef Mike Eleven’s colourful personality, subjective humour and acquired taste in torso fashion.

www.withthelot.com.au

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