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Ironlak Flagship Store – Sydney


Seminal Australian art supplies brand, Ironlak, has proudly launched a fresh new retail space in the heart of Sydney. Located on the ground floor of Central Park in Chippendale, the Ironlak Art & Design flagship store aims to create an innovative retail experience for artists and designers.


With the brand traditionally catering to graffiti writers with spray paint and markers, the Ironlak Art & Design store marks the launch of Ironlak’s vastly extended product range, providing a wider selection of art tools to allow all artists to express their creativity. New additions to the line include acrylic & oil paints, watercolour paint, colour pencils, technical drawing pens, gel pens, canvas, charcoal, pastels, sketchbooks, pads and easels. Apparel needs a mention too. 


The store was designed and built by Blake Ibbotson and the team at Fat Projects. 


To kick things off with a bang, Ironlak hosted a private launch party at the store on Thursday night, inviting a handful of Sydney creatives to enjoy a beer (thanks to Vale), wine, food and good times with the Ironlak team. Artist Mik Shida was in the building, blessing the feature wall with a fresh lick of paint, while DJ Harry Hunter filled the air with dope tunes.


The store is open 363 days a year, 10am–8pm. You can find it on the ground floor of Central Park – 28 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW, 2008, Australia. Get in today and check out the new digs and extended range of quality art supplies and apparel.


Visit the new look ironlak.com for more information about Ironlak. Mik Shida is over here: 



Photography: Luke Shirlaw


‘To the Moon and Back’ – Stormie Mills

“To the Moon and Back” sees Stormie Mills look beyond the borders of our galaxy to explore the final frontier of humanity.

For the first time Stormie will introduce the unique use of authentic stardust into his artwork, blending the stardust with paint. This stardust represents an extension of Stormie’s use of the colour silver in his iconic monochromatic palette.


The stardust comes from an ancient meteorite that was formed 4.5 billion years ago in the core of an ancient star, with its rarer elements born in a massive supernova explosion. Stormie uses space as a metaphor for technology and isolation.

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‘Street Portraits’ – Stormie Mills, E.L.K, Adnate, and Kaff-eine


Sydney is set to see a street art project that will see large scale murals appear on unused walls, recognising local people with inspiring stories to tell.

Four of Australia’s most celebrated street artists Stormie Mills, E.L.K, Adnate, and Kaff-eine will bring to life portraits of Nathan Hindmarsh, Father Dave Smith, Jenny Munro and Katherine Hudson.

Each of these local identities were chosen as they have left a positive mark on their community, and changed things for the better.

The artists have begun painting on walls in Sydney’s CBD, Parramatta, Haymarket and Bondi Junction.

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Mysterious Al – It’s All Love


Still enjoying his life in Australia like some kind of extended Lads-On-Tour spraycation, Brit defector and ex-Finders Keepers aficionado Mysterious Al has steadily been upping his art game and these new abstracted monster collage pieces are peaker than the Peak District in the peak of summer. Peak on fleek. Or whatever the kids are saying these days…

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His new body of work will be on view at M2 Gallery, Sydney from the 24-26th June. Check it.

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Metro Luminescence


Witness art from open spaces brought inside as 13 diverse artists swap the streets for a gallery.

On Saturday 11 June, aMBUSH gallery is bringing art from the outside in. Thirteen artists with a connection to the streets unveil their work in a gallery setting, challenging themselves in a new environment and giving viewers an insight into the process of work that’s normally created in changing conditions and extremes. Whether in the shadows of midnight or in broad daylight, in the driving rain or scorching sun, these graffiti writers, muralists, fine artists, photographers, and sculptors demonstrate it’s about more than just the practice and the place; it’s about the outcome.

Curated by Australian multi-disciplinary and previously featured artist Phibs this group show features work from Andrew Jumbo, Chris McGeown, George Rose, GT Sewell, Lucy Lucy, Nico, Nicole Reed, p1xels, Peque, Phibs, Pudl, Snarl and Stabs.

Luke Cornish (ELK) – ‘Vanishing Point’


Opening this Thursday, 21st of April, at Sydney’s prestigious nanda\hobbs gallery, issue 33 featured artist Luke Cornish aka ELK presents “Vanishing Point”, an exhibition of new works.

Drawing inspiration from travel to over twenty countries within two years, ELK takes the medium of stencil art to a new level. This body of work incorporates over 800 hand cut layers and 200 colours (per piece) into the works, taking up to two months of solitary confinement to bring them into being.

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‘Life Is Sweet’ – Buttons

Opening tomorrow night at Sydney’s Goodspace Gallery is Brisbane-based artist, Buttons’ solo show ‘Life is Sweet’.


“My work has always been strongly influenced by Japan, pastel colours, desserts and female characters. Every piece I create always relates back to how I’m feeling at the time and what I’m interested in. Different things in my life influence my colour palettes, objects I draw, and how I draw them. I think its really important in life to indulge in things that make you happy, and to surround yourself with positive people and things. The idea for my show was to simulate my mind and way of life. Painting and creating is when I feel most content. LIFE IS SWEET is me sharing with you all of the things that make me happy.” Buttons

Check it out from 6pm, 27 January 2016. Goodspace – Level 1, 115 Regent St Chippendale.


New! Steve Cross x VNA Tees!


Earlier in the year, we teamed up with Steve Cross – a world class artist based in Melbourne – to produce these 6-colour screen-printed tees. Cross is an incredibly talented drawer, sketcher, painter, tattoo artist, muralist and illustrator amongst other things – check out stevecross-artist.com/

This process video was put together by the legends from Paste Studios, it’s how the printing for 6 colour spot process T-shirts by the guys at Sydney’s Aisle 6ix Industries.


Shouts to the Aisle6ix crew for all the hard work and Alex from Paste Studios for putting the video together – pick up your super limited tee while stocks last, sizes S to XL!





Mike Watt X Uppercup X That One Shot

That’s right folks. Chasing Ghosts’ That One Shot X Uppercup exhibition opens TOMORROW NIGHT! To get you in the mood for some rad art, here’s the last interviews in our series focusing on some of the contributing artists. Introducing…. MIKE WATT!


Name / tag:
Mike Watt

Where are you from / based:
Sydney, Australia

Describe your work or style:
Ugly characters with character.

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Crisis X Uppercup X That One Shot

That One Shot X Uppercup is getting closer and closer…. What better way to celebrate with a few more artists profiles!


Name / tag:

Where are you from / based:
From Sydney, based out of the Arts Hole Studio in Melbourne.

Describe your work or style:
Analogue digital.

The Uppercup event is raising money for animal welfare, why is this a cause that you wanted to support?
Humans have got highly evolved brains and opposable thumbs and they cant even look after the welfare of humans properly, what chance do animals have?

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