Tag Archives: Mysterious Al

Unwell Bunny – ‘Subtuition’ – Interview

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Damo: Who is Unwell Bunny? Can you talk us through your distinctive style?

UB: Unwell Bunny is the artistic alter ego of Ed Bechervaise, and an energetic free flowing artistic philosophy which is always evolving. The style I’d describe as hyper subversive urban pop, its a fluid clash of borrowed images, graffiti, and emotional narrative. Its full of energy and iconography and is a commentary on the time we live in.

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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.

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A SHOWCASE of Stupid Krap…

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Curated by Ben Frost and Aaron Craig, SHOWCASE brings together a selection of NEW TALENT as well as some of the best Australian and international artists that have worked with Stupid Krap over the last 12 months.

Co-curator Ben Frost words Damo up on the show.

Damo: Tell us about the upcoming Stupid Krap Showcase?

BF: It’s an intimate snapshot of Stupid Krap’s footprint within the local and international art world – celebrating the amazing talent that we have had the pleasure to work with over the last few years, and some of the new artists we’re excited to showcase.

Blankspace Gallery will be filled from floor to ceiling with international artists like Sharktoof, Greg Gossel, Mysterious Al and Denial, as well as Australian artists who have been making it big overseas like Vexta, Twoone, Gemma O’Brien and We Buy Your Kids. Some of the new names that we’re excited to work with for the first time, such as Nathaniel Kiwi, John Avanti, Loretta Lizzio, Danilo Brandao and William Ngheim – will be well worth coming to check out.

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Analogue/Digital – Melbourne – 16 May 2014

Analogue/Digital is a two day event featuring 6 sessions, 15 presenters, a world class gallery show, a fully sponsored after party (18+) and a epic line up of artists, designers, creatives, next generation leaders and three amazing company founders.

Each presentation is projected in HD onto one of Melbourne’s biggest screens with full Dolby 7.1 Audio.

Having never been to anything like this before, I approached the event with great trepidation.  What is it going to be like?  I don’t know anyone…  What do I do?  Where do I sit?  But, in a typical fashon that I have come to expect from the art community in Australia, I was welcomed with open arms (literally!) when I hit the awesome Mr. Penfold show held at the Just Another Project Space in Prahan.

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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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Stolen Space Winter Group Show

Brick Lane’s finest present their annual Winter Group show – a selection of work from the best international contemporary artists kicks off Thursday 5th Dec at Stolen Space.

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VNA Artist Sticker Packs

It’s Friday and we have a super special announcement.

To celebrate reaching our twentieth issue last month and doing so as an independent publication, we decided to pay homage to some of the amazing artists we’ve been lucky enough to work with over the years, by gathering together twenty friends of VNA to create the ultimate sticker pack. With original, one-off artwork from each artist these are stickers you won’t get anywhere else and if we do say so ourselves we’ve got quite the lineup; 45RPM, A.CE, Buff Monster, D*Face, Dabs & Myla, Dscreet, Eine, Invader, Kid Zoom, LUDO, Mr Penfold, Mysterious Al, Numskull, Nychos, Richt, Ronzo, The London Police, The Toasters, The Yok & Vinnie Nylon.

The sticker packs are limited to an edition of 500, hand numbered and available to buy exclusively from our website while stocks last. A great stocking filler which we hope you’ll be as crazy about as we are. Grab them here!

 

Subscriber Tee – Mysterious Al

Most of you know the deal by now, if you buy a 4 issue subscription to VNA you will receive 1 free artist designed t-shirt. Last time was Buff Monster and this time round our lucky subscribers found this awesome tee designed by Mysterious Al on their doorsteps. Produced in both black and white, it even has a sneaky little VNA in the beard.

Another top artist is in the midst of designing our next one, and if you ordered a subscription package from 24th November onwards you can expect good things coming your way with issue 18 in March. If you are still keen to bag yourself a subscription then remember that anybody placing orders after the 22nd February will not receive their free tee until issue 19.

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