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Fluorescent Smogg present… COSMOGG

Notorious British artist Sickboy, alongside forward thinking collective, Fluorescent Smogg, has developed an old mechanics yard into a temporary gallery over the course of 6 months. Starting life as his personal studio, he has transformed the space into an immersive installation, featuring an all-star cast of artists.

Arms have been twisted and strings have been pulled all over the world to bring together some of the finest contemporary artists, each with their own unique style and skill-set.

The show will be an independently produced and all-enveloping alternate universe, running over the course of 10 days, with a carefully curated roster of events, timed print releases and originals available throughout the course of the showcase.

Limited editions dropping through to the week include an iridescent foil screen-print, ceramic pipes and enamel pin sets, super-limited micro-edition prints and some other surprises from Sickboy along the way, as well as an artist-curated outdoor cinema.

Exhibiting artists include: Mr Jago – Ben EINE – Xenz – Sickboy – Word To Mother – Broken Fingaz – Roid
MSK – Ekoe – Mudwig – Russell Maurice – Petro

The location of the show will be released 24hrs before it opens – details at www.fluorescentsmogg.com

This is expected to be a busy event, to guarantee entry, please RSVP: info@fluorescentsmogg.com

HangFire – Write Now

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HangFire are hosting a group exhibition focusing on the skill and craft of typographic and letter form artwork. Featuring original artwork, screen prints and sketches from international, national and local artists.

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Preview opening on Friday July 24th, 7pm – 10pm at HangFire, 49 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1EN

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The HangFire guys will putting together a more in depth look at the artists over the next few weeks, follow their facebook page for more up to date interviews and insights:

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www.facebook.com/events/537054983113771

www.wehangfire.com

Over The Desk – A VNA Book Review

Not something we usually do, and probably won’t get around to doing again for quite some time, but we thought we’d review some of the books that we’ve had spread over the desk acting as upmarket coasters for the past month.

It’s also probably the only time you’ll see publications about animal porn next to books that include the Vatican’s ltd edition record releases. Unless perhaps that sort of thing goes on at the Vatican when their librarian’s car isn’t being used to smuggle hundreds of kilos of illicit drugs. Who knows…

T-post 96 – Alife – T-post

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Now-retired Alife head honcho, Tony Arcabascio has stepped down from the pioneering clothing brand to concentrate on publishing. His latest focus is Swedish-born heavy-hitting monthly t-shirt zine, T-Post; a wearable magazine, with each ‘issue’ focusing on a different story or brand.

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POW! WOW! Hawaii 2014 – Photo-set

So, now the dust has settled after the amazingness that was POW! WOW! Hawaii, we’ve collated our favourite images from the event. Big ups to all the artists, press and people behind the scenes. Special shouts to Jasper Wong, Kamea ‘Dirty Thirty’ Hadar, Amy Luu Wong, all the drivers, Miya, Larry, Maria, TheSeventhLetter crew, Pangea Seed, RVCA, Werehaus, Arrested Motion, Hypebeast, the 1xRUN boys and the rest of the awesome people that made this happen. We can’t wait for next year!

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POW! WOW! Hawaii Block Party

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Here’s a few shots from the POW! WOW! Hawaii Block party that kicked off in downtown Honolulu last night. Lots of fun had by all and big ups to the sponsors and organisers for making such a great event come together! For the latest instagram updates, follow @rolyvna and @vnamagazine

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1xRUN Print Show – POW! WOW! Hawaii

TheSeventhLetter Groupshow was perhaps a hard act to follow, but in true POW! WOW! style, the 1xRun guys have stepped up their game and come correct with a sterling selection of prints from the artists, with a showcase of their trademark super-limited, time-released print series especially for the event. For the latest pictures from Pow! Wow! follow @rolyvna and @vnamagazine on instamagram

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Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2013

Bit late on this one, but here’s a round-up of Pow! Wow! creative festival in Hawaii 2013.

Originally founded several years back in Hong Kong, POW! WOW! was brought to Hawaii in hopes of offering a more hands-on approach to exploring art and engaging the community. This year’s artists include Dabs Myla, Askew, Mark Bode, 123KLAN, Rone, Meggs, Yoskay Yamamoto, SLICK, Woes Martin, Roid, Shark Toof, Jeff Soto, Hannah Stouffer, Apex, Poesia and many more.

VNA will be there for the next one in Feb 2014 to give you a full rundown…

www.powwowhawaii.com

Nychos is smashing London right now…

Long time friend and photo contributor to VNA, CHEFFO31 captures these shots of Nychos & Vibes painting on the weekend!

There is much disappointment amongst the London graffiti and street art community as news filters through that the buff take away yet another pair of works of art, hours after completion…angry?! You bet! So whilst standing in Brick Lane on Saturday I get wind of some serious painting taking place over at Trellick Towers…the names Nychos, Vibes, Tizer and Roids are enough for me to straddle the bike and make haste while there was enough light. On arrival it’s like a who’s who of writers of varying styles. Totally unprepared with no SLR I have to start firing with the iPhone and capture some shots of two of my favourite writers Nychos and Vibes. Their contrasting styles of sick lines and wild font against gruesome exploded animal matter is immense and I stand in awe of two guys who love to paint and are so fluid in what they do. Having a brief conversation mid session with Nychos about his plans I learn that he’s over for a couple of weeks with big plans of big walls! Let’s hope the bloody English summer sorts it’s act out and let’s us bare witness to something great… No not the ruddy Olympics….more great work from our Austrian visitor. Here’s a selection of shots. I was fortunate enough to shoot some shots with Vibes SLR to record the work, I need to get hold of them believe me!


[Photo courtesy of Nychos]

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