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Mike Watt X Uppercup X That One Shot

That’s right folks. Chasing Ghosts’ That One Shot X Uppercup exhibition opens TOMORROW NIGHT! To get you in the mood for some rad art, here’s the last interviews in our series focusing on some of the contributing artists. Introducing…. MIKE WATT!

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Name / tag:
Mike Watt

Where are you from / based:
Sydney, Australia

Describe your work or style:
Ugly characters with character.

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The Arts Hole – ‘REPEAT’

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Opening its doors in the suburbs of Melbourne in 2011, The Arts Hole studio has, over the years, grown to become one of the most innovative and expressive artistic collectives within Australia.

Having produced the amazing Paterson Project in early 2015, the Arts Hole are no strangers to grand events. This time around, they’ve assembled a whole slew of artists from both within the studio, as well as a bunch of friends and extended Artsholian family, for their annual group show – REPEAT.

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Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand: A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips

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In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the
past 30 years have been invited to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display.

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‘Tattoo Me’ – Mike Watt

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Last year, we spoke with Sydney based illustrator Mike Watt, who hinted at a project where he would provide an unique character to an artist and they would tattoo it, pretty much doing whatever they wanted to it.

Good news, the time has almost come for this to be release in all its 130 collaboration glory. If you want to get on board, all you need to do is click here.

Featuring:

6SETA, ADAM TOHT/ATOMOL, ADRIAN REPETI, ALEXANDRA LEDERMAN, AMY BEAN, ANDREW MILLIST, ANDRI MONDONG, ANDROS, APE 7, BAFCAT, BEC KILPATRICK, BEN BROWN, BEN OWENS, BEN MARRIOTT, BEN MITCHELL, BILL HOPE, BILLMUND, BIRDHAT, BORJA BONAFUENTE GONZALO, BUNKWAA, BUTTONS, CAM SCALE, CAM WALL, CARLOS BOBI, CARL MORGAN, CHRIS NIXON, CHEHEHE, CHRIS WAHL, CRABLO, CRISIS, CULT DE SAC, DAVID CRAGG, DAVE FOSTER, DEAMZIE, DEANIST, DIGABLE GOODS, DOGFIGHT, EDDY-LOU, ELEVEN, ELSA ISABELLA, FERNANDA PORTO, FIELDEY, GABRIELLE FILTZ, GARETH LLOYD, GEORGE ROSE, GEORGINA ANTON, GEORGIA HILL, GINA KIEL, GLENNO SMITH, GRIZZLE, GRIM FINGA, GWEN WATT, HOUL, HULES, IRENE FELEO, IRESH, ISA FLORY, JAKPOT, JAMES BRISCOE, JACK DOUGLAS, JAK M.C.S, JASON PAULOS, JAYA, JESSE BROCKIS, JIMMY SK, JOE42, JO LEY, JOAO PERES, JON FOYE, JOSH 2000, KALIS, KARL TAGLE, KENTARO YOSHIDA, KEO MATCH, KRISPE, LACHLAN BRUCE, LADY J ADAMS, LEE McCONNELL, LOSOP, LOUIE JOYCE, LUCY IZZARD, LUKE OKAY, LUSCH, MARTIN E WILLS, MATTHEW BOURNE, MATT DAMPNEY, MATT JACKSON, MELLO, MICHAEL LANGENEGGER, MIKE MAKATRON, MITCH WALDER, M-LON, MULGA, MR. EDWARDS, MR.FRENCH, NICO, OHNOES, O’SILVA, PHIBS, PIGEON BOY, PLOY CHEUNPIS, PURE, QUER 162, RILLA, ROBERT BAIRD, ROBBIE ELLIS, ROMERA 762, ROSEVICH, ROTBOTS, SADAO, SAM BRUNWELL, SAM FELIX JOSEPH, SAMMY BATS, SARAH HOWELL, SAXON DUKE, SHU/MONSTERY & ME, SINDY SINN, SKULK, SMALL KID, SMC3, SOFIA FITZPATRICK, SOSIO, SOURS HOS, SWERFK, TERHOR, THE DIRT, TINIES HOS, TRAIT CROSS, TRAVIS PRICE, UD3, VOIR, WARRICK McMILES, Y_T, ZEKE’S LUNCHBOX

The Paterson Project

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The Paterson Project will be one of Melbourne’s most exciting and important street art events in 2015. Elite talent from all over Australia will be painting together under one roof to raise money for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. Housed inside the ‘jewel of Smith Street’, the Patersons building’s top three floors will be transformed into one giant canvas for more than 100 artists. The Paterson is a heritage building that is to be demolished soon and redesigned as apartments. The history of the building spans over a century, and for the past forty years has remained a home to artists and musicians.

The project comprises of the top street artists, graffiti artists and stencil artists from around Australia. The event seeking to build a positive profile by giving back to the community, raising $20,000 for The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation through the auction of art created as part of The Paterson Project. In one week, up to 100 Artists will create vast collaborative murals and site specific installations over all three floors of the heritage listed Paterson Building.

This type of inspiring event has no precedence; never before has so many top street artists gathered and collaborated to give back to the community.

http://www.thepatersonproject.com/
@thepatersonproject

Houl – Interview

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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Mike Watt – Interview

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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Drains, Lanes and Automobiles…

We took a trip down the not-so-yellow brick road to Australia’s concrete capital, Canberra, to catch up with some crew over the Halloween weekend…

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