So we hit up Miami this year for Scope, Art Basel and, more importantly, Wynwood Walls, here’s some night slugs we took around Wynwood…
Urban Xchange: Crossing Over – an event presented by Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot featuring new public murals and a group show Rone, Elle, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic, Adisson Karl, Tank Petrol, Don John, Mr. Toll and some local artists. Our man Henrik Haven sent us these progress shots of their work…
Following the success of ‘Land of Sunshine’ published in 2012 comes the next book titled ‘STREET ART NOW’. An updated snapshot of the Melbourne street art and graffiti scene over the last two years is once again, all shot by Dean Sunshine on his travels across Melbourne and beyond.
‘STREET ART NOW’ is a larger, hardback book with 206 pages highlighting over 100 local artists and international artists who have painted in Australia.
All sales from ‘STREET ART NOW’ will be put towards any future editions, furthering Dean’s wish to provide ongoing documentation of Melbourne street art online and via printed media.
Opening next week (October 24), Rone’s first show in Australia in over two year, ‘Lumen’, will include eleven large-scale portraits inside and outside of the gallery and a twelve metre high mural on the building’s adjoining ventilation tower. The space itself – an abandoned office building slated for demolition – has been transformed into a black (and blank) canvas. The artworks will be brought spectacularly to life by lighting designer, John McKissock.
“Lumen explores that pivotal moment in our lives when we realise that we need to believe in what we see [and know to be true] rather than what we’ve been told,”
“It’s that point in your life when it becomes time to think for yourself, formulate your own opinions and develop a sense of personal identity without consideration to the past or outside influences. That’s why I titled the show Lumen – thematically it’s a series of works about seeing or following the light.” Rone.
Check out the teaser video with a full version promised soon!
Off the back of his awesome bus-shelter keys initiative, PublicAdCampaign, Jordan Seiler is taking back the streets and taking on the ads in the virtual world as well as the physical. Pioneering the way for real-life ad blockers, Jordan has spent years researching and mapping out all the New York subway adverts so they can easily be digitally replaced by a carefully curated selection of art from over 50 (and growing) different international artists. We spoke to him to get the lowdown on his subversive new app: NO AD.
The new Everfresh studio will be open from 12-5pm with Studio artists Rone, Wonderlust, Tooth, Tom Civil, Mayo and Maka all on hand to show off the new space.
This will be the only time the studio will be open to the public so make sure you get on down and check it out if you can!! 5 Perry Street, Collingwood VIC from 12 noon.
This also sees the launch of the final 60 Everfresh sketchbooks.
Designed as a fund-raiser to help cover the cost of the new space together Everfresh Sketchbook is a customised Ironlak blackbook in a limited run of 120 pieces.
Each sketchbook is A4 in size with 192 pages in 120gsm acid free cartridge paper. The books will have 6 unique hand printed, drawn or sprayed pages by all six current studio residents: Rone, Wonder, Tooth, Civil, Mayo & Makatron, with a screen printed cover by neighbours Dangerfork!
The first 60 sold out this afternoon in a matter of hours, so if you want one, get to the opening, VERY early!!
The DUBL TRUBL Collective are excited and proud to announce their first exhibition, taking place at Urban Spree in Berlin. Entitled DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin, the collective have paired together artists from all over the globe, resulting in an incomparable assemblage of collaborative works. Styles will get clashed and egos smashed as these distinguished art deadbeats inspire and repel each other in equal measure.
Curated by Dscreet and featuring art, film, installation, music and more from: Aeon, Alex CF, Alex Fakso, Andrew Gillman, Anthony Lister, Base 23, Billy, Birdseed, BO 130, Break, BRK 192, Chips, Chips For The Poor, Christiaan Nagel, Chris Stead, CIRO, Cityzen Kane, Civil Civic, Cone, Conor Harrington, Crack, Creeps, Crilly Smalls, Cyclops, Dabs and Myla, Dan Speight, Darren John, Dave the Chimp, Deus, Dmote, Drax, Dscreet, Ebot, EMA, Eoin, François Jenssard, Fred Fowler, Gemma White, Ghostpatrol, Girl In The Cartoon, Kasio, Kid Acne, Kid Crowe, Kirpy, Ludvig, Lush, Malarky, Mark McClure, Matt Sewell, Merda, Microbo, Miss Van, Nychos, Olivia Skalkos, Onio, Party, Paul Insect, Phlegm, PMH, Pure Evil, Rainman, Rask, Reka, Revenge Is Sweet, Richt, Rone, Rowdy, Run, Rylsee, Sickboy, Sinic, Skewville, Skip WD, Space, Sumo, Thierry Noir, Timba Smits, Tizer, Trico, TwoOne, Vents 137, Vinnie Nylon, Xeme, Word To Mother, Ziggy Grudzinskas, 44 Flavours, 45RPM and 616.
Opens September 18th, 6:30pm
Revaler Str. 99
This is not Just Another Interview. This is an interview with Toby, head honcho of ‘Just Another Agency’. I have been lucky enough to hang out with Toby a few times and she is the hardest working person I have ever met! The scene in Melbourne would not be where it is without her contribution. Toby does. not. stop! A ‘mum’ to almost 40 artists (and a ring-in VNA contributor), Toby kindly made some time to chat….
DW: How did ‘Just Another Agency’ (JAA) come to exist?
JAT: Upon moving to Melbourne from Perth in 2007 my partner and I at the time were looking for somewhere to live and we came across what I like to describe as “a squatters hole”. It was a 2 storey building containing three rooms downstairs and four rooms upstairs along with an amazing outdoor space. When we moved into it however there was no flushing toilet or electricity upstairs. However it very quickly became home. Once moving in everything else just happened. We turned the downstairs rooms into a shop front and gallery along with an outdoor exhibition space and started supporting emerging and established local, national and international artists. Located at 696 Sydney Road, Brunswick (Victoria, Australia) we only found it fitting to call the space ‘696’. However after running the gallery for three years, we decided to close taking what we loved from the space and transforming that into the agency. Just like that, ‘Just Another ‘was born.
Australian artist Rone’s latest show, Wallflower, opens at London’s Stolen Space gallery on the 11th April. We caught up with one of the worlds most impressive muralists for a few words on his technique, the community he has helped build in Melbourne and the gorgeous girls who act as his muses.
More jump off after the jump off…
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StolenSpace is pleased to present street artist Rone from Melbourne, Australia in his first UK solo exhibition entitled ‘Wallflower’.
Famed for his sumptuous painting of glamorous women, this new body of work attempts to locate the friction point between beauty and decay, the lavish and despoiled, through his subjects “calming beauty”.
The private view will be Thursday 10th April, 6-9pm and the exhibition will be on public view from 11th April until 4th May.