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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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Everyday Fantasia

Our favourite squeaky pocket rocket, Hollie Black is taking the bluff and bravado out of street art and giving the outsiders a chance to get in on the game. From both sides of the fence, artists are invited to showcase their work, while young professionals from the Young Centenary Foundations support network are given the opportunity to buy their first pieces of artwork.

Everyday Fantasia is a group exhibition that features works by Aldous Massie, Alex Lehours, Andisk, Beastman, Bridge Stehli, Dale Bigeni, Daysone, Dboe, Deb, Edgarr, Faz, Gerald Leung, J’aime Fazackerley, Jo dee Knowles, Jumbo, Kalis Raw crew, ‘Hentai Rising’, Gerald Leung, KON, Nmbr19, Phil James, Pigeonboy, RJ Williams, Ronstoppable, Rotes, VarsOne, Skel, Simon Lovelace, Will Lynes and many more.

READ ON….

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Black & White All In Between

Doctor Dboe & aMBUSH Present: Black & White All In Between

The latest all-star instalment at aMBUSH involves a stripped-back selection of exclusive works from 67 international artists. Hand-picked, the artists have been chosen from a range of street, fine art, illustrative and graffiti backgrounds. Usually known for their bright, colourful work, the concept presents a new challenge; to work outside of their comfort zone and produce pieces focusing on composition, form and tone.

Show opens at aMBUSH Gallery, 4A James Street, Waterloo (Sydney) Friday, 31 August 6-9pm | Continues 1 & 2 September 12-4pm daily

For more information please visit www.ambushgallery.com

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Keep em peeled for more info and some exclusive interviews with some of the artists.

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Skel – Can you kick it?

Melissa ‘Skel’ Jaksic is a legend. She recently painted Oxford Art Factory alongside Shannon Crees, Alex Lehours, Anthony Lister and Sprinkles for the VNA launch in Sydney. Her creative projects include work for Absolut, Outpost, Paste Modernism and Secret Wars (now Secret Walls). She also helps run Ben Frost’s online print store, Stupid Krap, in her spare time. We caught her in between beers for a look at how she gets her kicks…

‘Skel’ means, basically, a bit of a lowlife, is that your persona as an artist, or your representation of what artists can be?

I got the nickname Skel from one of my crackhead friends back in my hometown. Because, at the time, I was a bit skinny and I guess they thought they were being crafty, seeing as I was Skeleton-like and it rhymed with Mel. It wasn’t until one of my friends linked me to the definition of Skel on Urban Dictionary that I saw it had all these alternate worldly meanings that, funnily enough, still applied to me as a person. I think everyone has the capacity to be a bit of a lowlife, and my work generally focuses on the darker side of people’s psyches, so I guess Skel is more a representation of what people can and sometimes want to be, but can’t because of societal pressures. The Dr. Jekyll to my Mr. Hyde I guess…

More jump off after the jump off

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VNA 19 Launch Sydney

Sydney – this is all you need to know…

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