Melbourne Monthly Madness – May 2013

June 30th, 2013 | By | No Comments »
Adnate - Photo by Dean Sunshine

Adnate. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Ok, so I am super late on this post, it’s almost July. I’ve been extremely busy this last month working on an introduction to a friend’s street art book and also some exciting projects here in Melbourne (as well as taking care of my good mates Melbourne Street art blog while he is away), all of which I hope to share with you soon.

Anyway, May was another exciting month in Melbourne, I love the energy Melbourne has when it comes to street art and graff. It just doesn’t stop.

To start the month Metro Gallery in Armadale, who regularly host live painting events, had another in early May. These live events are a great opportunity for collectors and fans alike to experience the creative process behind the pieces they love. This time they invited Adnate, Shida and DVATE.

DVATE - Photo by Dean Sunshine

DVATE. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Shida - Photo by Dean Sunshine

Shida. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Check out this cool video by Jonas Marnell below.

Damn It Magazine celebrated its first ever issue. A fantastic new biannual magazine produced by Jo Jette (Nothing to Nobody) and Fletcher Anderson (Invurt), featuring articles and interviews with talented illustrators, photographers, typographers, painters, writers, and other creative types as well as reporting on the more serious side of things from around the world. The magazine also donates 50c from each issue sold to a chosen charity, which is rad.

Damn It Magazine - Issue 1

Damn It Magazine. Issue 1

Keep an eye on this guy. Eleven is one of my favorite artists in Melbourne, a great video of him painting a wall at Melbourne club Revolver.

Backwoods Gallery did a cool studio visit with Two One in preparation for his upcoming show in July “Define Nothing”, another of my favourite Melbourne artists. More photos here.

Two One - Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One. Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One - Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One. Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One - Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One. Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One - Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One. Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One - Photo by Backwoods Gallery

Two One. Photo by Backwoods Gallery

David Russell, another of Melbourne’s dedicated paint spotters, has started a monthly round of up some of his favourite work, some of the goodness below.

Be Free- Photo by David Russell

Be Free. Photo by David Russell

Lucy Lucy & Slicer - Photo by David Russell

Lucy Lucy & Slicer. Photo by David Russell

Putos - Photo by David Russell

Putos. Photo by David Russell

Shida - Photo by David Russell

Shida. Photo by David Russell

An update from Meggs from his travels in the USA.

Meggs - Photo by Birdman Photos

Meggs. Photo by Birdman Photos

HAHA (aka Regan Tamanui – aka the godfather of Melbourne stencils) had a show at Dark Horse Experiment entitled “Metamorphosis”. An interesting application of stencils blending multiple subjects into one and also incorporating some of Melbourne’s usual suspects from the street art scene into the pieces.

HAHA - (Junky Projects, Liz, Me and Ruby) - Photo by Dean Sunshine

HAHA – (Junky Projects, Liz, Me and Ruby). Photo by Dean Sunshine

HAHA - Photo by Dean Sunshine

HAHA. Photo by Dean Sunshine

HAHA - Photo by Dean Sunshine

HAHA. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Reka in London. This is a great video by itdrewitself and VNA gives a great insight into the artist and his roots, as well as his current fascination with painting found objects.

He also painted this epic piece later in the month:

Reka - London - Photo by Reka

Reka in London. Photo by Reka

AND managed to get to Denmark and paint this. A busy month:

ccc Reka - Photo by Reka

Reka in Denmark. Photo by Reka

Whilst the piece was a few months old, the video of it being painted was just released. A few months back Ghostpatrol painted a wind turbine in a country place called Gale. Love his work!

The Painting of Gale from Bernard Winter on Vimeo.

Putos is pumping out some amazing work lately, here’s a great collab he did with Knock. More great shots of this location here.

Putos & Knock - Photo by Dean Sunshine

Putos & Knock. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Shida and Two One painted this awesome wall together. Their styles mesh so well together.

Two One & Shida - Photo via the Opening Hours

Two One & Shida. Photo via the Opening Hours

Two One & Shida - Photo via the Opening Hours

Two One & Shida. Photo via the Opening Hours

Two One & Shida - Photo via the Opening Hours

Two One & Shida. Photo via the Opening Hours

AllThoseShapes always does a great job of documenting all the latest stuff on the streets. Here’s my faves from May.

Loadz - Photo by AllThoseShapes

Loadz. Photo by AllThoseShapes

Jack Douglas - Photo by AllThoseShapes

Jack Douglas. Photo by AllThoseShapes

Ghostpatrol - Photo by AllThoseShapes

Ghostpatrol. Photo by AllThoseShapes

Gent 48 and Bailer - Photo by AllThoseShapes

Gent 48 and Bailer. Photo by AllThoseShapes

DMOTE is back in town. I’d never met him here in Melbourne and I bumped into him at 5Pointz in New York late last year. Check out this video of him doing his thing in Prahran.

Another nice trackside piece with Break (on my train line which is awesome) here:

BREAK & DMOTE - Photo by DMOTE

BREAK & DMOTE. Photo by DMOTE

An awesome track walk in Clifton Hill by Chasing Ghosts on Just Another Agency‘s blog. This is my train line so I get to enjoy a lot of this daily :)

DEM 189 - Photo by Chasing Ghosts

DEM 189. Photo by Chasing Ghosts

Stabs - Photo by Chasing Ghosts

Stabs. Photo by Chasing Ghosts

And to finish up, Some of Dean Sunshine’s top ten for May.

EDOB - Photo by Dean Sunshine

EDOB. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Steen Jones - Photo by Dean Sunshine

Steen Jones. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Two One and Shida - Photo by Dean Sunshine

Two One and Shida. Photo by Dean Sunshine

Photos courtesy of Dean Sunshine, David Russell, Backwood Gallery, AllThoseShapes, The Opening Hours, Invurt, DMOTE, Chasing Ghosts, Just Another Agency, Birdman Photos and Meggs.


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