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CMMNTY: Wearable Art That Helps The Homeless

CMMNTY LAUNCHES ETHICAL AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE BRAND TO CHAMPION ARTISTS WHILE SUPPORTING HOMELESS PEOPLE

A collective of artists have devised a new global platform for contemporary artisanal merchandise, with every sale ensuring a fair deal for artists whilst helping to support homeless communities.

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CMMNTY has been launched to encourage collaboration by bringing a wide variety of artists together to produce limited edition and ethically produced clothing and art together. The new ethical platform is jointly-owned with the artists, meaning that contributors claim a fair share of proceeds each time one of their products is sold. Wear it or hang it, every print is super exclusive and limited. Not only that, but five per cent of profits on each CMMNTY sale will be donated to homeless charity Emmaus, which supports people who have experienced homelessness by providing them with a home and meaningful work in a community setting.

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CMMNTY has a rich background and long history. Initiated by established fashion design and art professionals with real streetwear credentials and thousands of hours of experience in the industry, the idea is to do things differently and give something back. David Newman, CMMNTY’s founder, said: “Unlike many brands, artists don’t just license their designs to CMMNTY; they are CMMNTY. Jointly-owned with artists, CMMNTY’s aim is to use products to promote art rather than art to promote products. It’s a model that means a fairer deal for artists, whilst also ensuring we do our bit to address the important issue of homelessness.”

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He also adds: “As well as being an ethical platform, CMMNTY offers products that reflect the attention-to-detail, cut and construction that we pride ourselves on. Each product is strictly limited edition, designed by the artists and made to order by the CMMNTY team. This means that everything we sell is a truly collectible piece-of-art.” The artist roster have all earned their stripes worldwide and include true forefathers of street art such as; David Walker, sheOne, Will Barras & Ornamental Conifer as well as other participating artists; Mr Penfold and Mr Incognito.

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Further underlining the ethical philosophy of CMMNTY, every art print is produced using Vegan-friendly bamboo paper, while t-shirts feature organic, long fibre, triple washed Portwood Cotton™.

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CMMNTY’s official Kickstarter campaign will launch on 8th February with an exclusive film explaining the project in further detail and encouraging people to support the vision. In return supporters will receive a range of product from prints to tees and highly sought after one off pieces from the artists involved. To find out more information ahead of the campaign, please view their preview page here. To view the current collection, artists involved and to see the current range of tees and prints please visit:

www.cmmnty.co

www.kickstarter.com/projects/484131904/cmmnty-art-to-wear-and-hang?token=27277c74

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Open Walls Conference 2016

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Open Walls Conference in Barcelona has just closed its fourth edition, consolidating itself as the festival of reference for the international urban art scene. The public packed out La Nau Bostik, a former industrial space in la Sagrera, which has hosted most of this year’s mural interventions from renowned artists as well as Unlock, the first editorial fair specialized in graffiti and urban art, book presentations, workshops; music and amazing gastronomy from the street food fair Eat Street. The program was also supplemented by a debate about urban art conservation, gathering numerous international speakers and more than a hundred attendees at the CCCB.

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Backwoods Gallery: ‘A Study of Camouflage’

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Backwoods Gallery proudly presents ‘A Study of Camouflage’ – a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series. This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects.

With this series of exhibitions, Backwoods are creating a vivid archive of works by renowned artists from around the world whose works intersect on the same subject-matter. No matter the artistic style or technique used, a magnificent plurality of different approaches and representations of a single subject contextualises it, and places it in a dominant understanding of both the artists’ and audience’s views. Logically, this library becomes a diverse overview of different representations of a single subject, as seen and created by leading contemporary artists.

A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. The concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality. Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.

The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.

‘A Study of Hair’ – Alexander Mitchell

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This September, Backwoods Gallery is proud to present ‘A Study of Hair’, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project.

The 2012 and 2013 exhibitions focused on two of the most important vectors of emotional communication: hands and eyes. This year’s theme, hair, is the most challenging of the series so far, and promises to generate an even more diverse range of interpretations.

This year’s artists will include C215, Dave Kinsey, Faith47, Inkie, Jonathan Guthmann, Mark Bode, Merda, Miso, ROA, Stephen Ives, Shohei Otomo, TwoOne, Usugrow, Yusk Imai and Alexander Mitchell.

In its completed form, the ‘A Study Of…’ project will document over 350 artworks from all corners of the globe. The curator’s (Alexander Mitchell) intent is to create an historical source with enough breadth to contextualize a generation of artists, many of whom work primarily outside the framework of established institutions.

Damo managed to catch curator and contributor Alexander Mitchell for the down low…

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Urban Nation Project M/5 Video

We were really proud to be a part of this…

Special thanks to EINE, Chris Stead, Yasha, Elisabetta, Alex, Marcus, Pam Glew, Sickboy, Will Barras, Steff Plaetz, Ben Frost, SheOne, O.Two, Mark Lyken, Nick Walker and Xenz.

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URBAN NATION PROJECT M/5 – PHOTOSET

A little while back, we kicked off a project in Berlin with 11 UK artists as part of the latest instalment of Urban Nation’s Project M Series in Berlin.

Below is a visual rundown from photographers Birdman, Henrik Haven and Mark Murphy.

Eine painted the facade with his glamorous assistant Christopher Stead, whilst the other 10 artists took out a window each at ground level.

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Rewire – Art x Audio – Exhibition & Kickstarter

For 60+ years art has adorned the sleeves of records, a visual expression of what’s inside, but these guys are about to Rewire that relationship.

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An international line up of visual artists have created works which are now being interpreted sonically by audio artists. Effectively reversing the common record model where the artist creates an image to capture the mood of the music.

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The visual works come from a curated line up of abstract urban artists. The audio artists have been selected from the vein of experimental electronic music.

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The project will culminate in a multimedia exhibition, book and vinyl box set. Curated by Rob Swain (Gamma Proforma) and Andrea Parker (Touchin Bass / Aperture).

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We need your support to bring this project to life in the form of a book & vinyl box set. The exhibition will take place irrespective of the kickstarter campaign. Opening night, Saturday 9th August 2014 at Gamma Transport Division, Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

Visual Artists: Augustine Kofie, Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe, Poesia, sheOne, Nawer, Stendec, Moneyless, Phil Ashcroft, Derm, Robert ‘Tone’ Proch, Sebastien Preschoux, Sat One, Graphic Surgery, Felipe Pantone, O.Two, Roids, Clemens, Behr, Christopher Derek Bruno, 108, Kidghe, Stohead.

Audio Artists: Luke Vibert, Divine Styler, Mike Ladd, Andrea Parker / Daz Quayle, Cristian Vogel, Arovane, Einoma, Third Shock, Methodblack, Lyken, Monkphat, Plaster, Clatterbox, GFQ, Quinoline Yellow, Evac, Kero, Dalglish, Bogger, Northburg, Ed Devane.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1864803801/rewire-art-x-audio-exhibition-book-and-vinyl-box-s

sheOne at GTD Edinburgh – Gamma Proforma

Gamma Transport Division (Gallery/Workshop) recently opened it’s doors with a new solo show from sheOne.

You can see a full catalogue from the show here but here’s a little look at what’s on offer and a video of the opening on 11th October. The show runs until 13th December and is definitely worth a visit.

sheOne [S1] Exhibition at GTD Edinburgh – Gamma Proforma from Gamma Proforma on Vimeo.

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Futurism 2.0 nearly here

Next Thursday (27th September) see’s the launch of Gamma Proforma’s Futurism 2.0 show at Blackall Studios. Dubbed as London’s first Graffuturist exhibition, the line up reads like a roll call of some of the biggest names in Abstract Graffiti. Augustine Kofie, SheOne, Joker, Lyken, Remi/Rough, Part2ism, Delta, Mr Jago, Poesia, O.Two, Mare139 and many more! If you’re not in London you might want to pick up the catalogue from the Gamma store. More info at www.futurism2-0.com