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HOODS

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Created and curated by Fuel Magazine’s creative director Luke Ray, ‘Hoods’ brings together ten Australian artists under one roof. In late 2015, Fuel Magazine® started production of this exciting project. GM Holden were approached to be involved, their contribution being to provide ten brand new bonnets, each to be used as a canvas upon which an artist would create a piece of art with no given brief. Ten street, graphic and automotive artists from Sydney and Melbourne were hand picked and the bonnets delivered to each studio. A few months later, the bonnets came back as works of art and it’s these pieces that will collectively be on display at Suus.

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VNA 26 LTD Edition Launches – London and Bristol

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For the cover of VNA 26, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D. Featuring our first ever glitter screenprint, this is a milestone in VNA history and we’re pretty stoked with this collaboration with the Bristolian artist.

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VNA 26 Release! – Online and in stores!

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In VNA 26 we’ve managed to cram in large-scale muralists, fine art, graff writers who’ve transitioned to galleries, abstract art and even some skateboarding. From London and California, to New York and Penang by way of Bristol, we’ve scoured the world to bring you a mix of awesome artists we’ve just discovered alongside some of our old favourites who haven’t yet had their time to shine in VNA.

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As for the cover artist, we’ve returned to the UK to chat to a hugely influential artist and a bit of a personal hero of ours, Robert Del Naja, a character from the art world perhaps better known by his musical moniker; Massive Attack’s 3D.

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After our inaugural visit to Pow! Wow! Hawaii, we made the most of our contacts there, staying in touch with Augustine Kofie and going back to dig in the crates with Buff Monster. We’ve pulled out the stops to bring you some gallery talk with Jonathan LeVine, as well as crossing over to Australia to catch up with James Jirat Patradoon and Numskull.

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We also feature 10101010101010101010, or Ten Ten for short, the mystical eastern styles of Calma, London-based print wizard, Aida, and US-artist, Greg Lamarche. To keep things fresh, we’ve also gone large with Lithuanian street painter Ernest Zacharevic and a little abstract too by chatting to Icelandic mark-maker, Katrin Fridriks.

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Photo features focus on London, Singapore and Los Angeles, with contributions from NoLionsInEngland, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Chasing Ghosts and Birdman.

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With cover shots from the talented photographer James Sharrock, we’re stepping up our game all round and pushing the boat out with no less than 4 different covers available over the next couple of weeks.

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VNA 26 Is available to buy online from www.verynearlyalmost.com or you can pick up a copy in your awesome local Newsagent – we’re now stocked at WHSmith in the UK and Barnes & Noble in the USA, as well as a whole host of smaller, independent stores.

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As usual, it wouldn’t be a VNA launch without a big party to celebrate the release of the LTD Editions, and this time we have another dual-city launch in both London at Lazarides Outsiders and Bristol, at Weapon Of Choice Gallery, with delicious, beery support from our buddies at NYC’s Sixpoint Brewery.

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London Launch: www.facebook.com/events/456982974436187

Bristol Launch: www.facebook.com/events/672665359467071

More information to come next week!

For further information, email – info@verynearlyalmost.com

Or follow us online:

VNA – Web – www.verynearlyalmost.com – Instagram: @vnamagazine

3D – Web – www.lazinc.com/artist/3d – Instagram @ROBERT3DELNAJA

James Sharrock – Facebook – /jamessharrockphotographer – Instagram – @jamessharrock_photo

Head over to our shop to grab a copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-26-new/

Beastman – ‘Future Origins’ Interview

Based in Sydney Beastman is influenced by the beauty and symbolism behind nature’s repetitive patterns and organic lines. One of the most distinctive and prolific emerging artists in Australia, one third of creative group The Hours and co-founder of East Editions, Beastman has exhibited extensively throughout Australia, as well as in the UK, USA, Germany, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

Beastman recently took time to speak to VNAussie, Damo about his upcoming show at Backwoods Gallery as well as all things Beastman…

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Damo:  Tell us a bit about your early years and how you got into art:

Beastman: I grew up in the Sydney suburbs, a kid obsessed with and completely immersed in skateboarding. I always had an interest in making art from a young age, was always drawing on everything and messing around with things. Through skating I got into shooting photos and making videos, just messing around whilst out on the streets skating with my friends. Then I began to develop a real interest in the art and design that was a big part of skateboarding culture, as well as all the graffiti I would see on the street. I was really into seeing how the different brands presented themselves in magazines, their deck graphics, logo designs and the way the brands collaborated with artists and photographers etc. I ended up studying graphic design after high school in the late 90s and then worked as a designer for years whilst always messing around with drawing, skate photography and painting. Then it wasn’t until around 2005 that I felt I was creating some unique artworks and actually wanted to show people what I was doing, so I began to get involved more in the local art scene and started showing work in group exhibitions etc. I had my first solo exhibition in Sydney in 2008 and then its all just kept rolling forward from there really.

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Numskull – Vienna

Sydney-sider, Numskull, has taken some time out from hitting the beach in Australia and been painting the town red, white and blue in Vienna, here’s a little photo recap of some of his work at from when his latest residency at the Perfekt Box space in Vienna’s Museums Quartier.

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Numskull – Bust

‘Bust!’ exhibition – Perfekt Box, Museums Quartier Vienna – Opening: Samstag 22.3.2014, 19:00 – 22:00 PERFEKT BOX, MQ, Electric Avenue, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien, Austria

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PERFEKT WORLD is proud to invite the Sydney based artist NUMSKULL to work and live in Vienna for a month. He will participate at the Artist-in-Residence program of quartier21 in March and rounds his stay off with an exhibition at art space PERFEKT BOX.

BUST! explores the artists ‘fascination of the human obsession with beauty and the everyday struggle to keep up appearance. He finds the oddity in human relationships and interaction. From the simplest of personality quirks to the boldest of personality statements. Numskull uses bold, colourful and abstract like forms to create statuesque like figures that project a composite idea of us as people and how we might see each other.

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The Tate Presents: B&W

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The Tate in Sydney present: ‘B&W’ – an exhibition of greyscale works on paper.

FEATURING ARTISTS:

TOM SCHWAIGER | LUSCHIA PORTER | ROACH | MADELEINE PFULL | OX | THOMAS JACKSON | CHRIS YEE | ANIA GAREEVA | DAVID CRAGG | SCOTT MARSH | CHRIS LOUTFY | CAM WALL | KILLGORE TROUT | TAKIE | MULGA | NUMSKULL | WILL COOKE | DAVID PITT

OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday 22nd January 2014 6-9pm

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Wonderwalls Wollongong

Wonderwalls Wollongong 2013 officially kicks off this Friday night.

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Handmade

This October marks the return of Sydney Craft Beer Week and to celebrate, aMBUSH Gallery and Little Creatures are collaborating on Handmade – a one-night event and three-day exhibition of original artisanal craftsmanship that lends tangibility to the concepts of authenticity, nostalgia and bespoke design.

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Numskull x Sunday Style

“Sydney-based artist Numskull recently teamed up with Australian weekend title Sunday Style on their ‘Art meets fashion’ issue featuring Aussie model/sweetheart Miranda Kerr on the cover.

Known for his street and gallery art, Numskull laced the mag’s cover, and some of the articles, with his distinctive graphic style. Speaking to the Sunday Style team, the behind-the-scenes video also reveals the artist’s background and approach to this collaboration.” [Source: Acclaim Mag]

Check out the video.

Numskull: Sunday Style Magazine Interview from Alexis Ayala on Vimeo.