Melbourne Monthly Madness – December 2013

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Damn, it’s February already. How did that happen?? (Actually – I have been extremely busy working on a new project which I hope to share with you soon). Sorry to keep you waiting for this post.

December 2013 was another MASSIVE month in Melbourne, a great way to end the year.

Darbotz, an Indonesian street artist, visited Melbourne in December and put together this great little video.

Adnate painted Strike Bowling in Macquarie in association with Red Bull. A great video by Michael Danischewski. Adnate’s photo realism is just amazing.

Wonderwalls, a 3 day street art and graffiti festival up north in Wollongong looked awesome, featuring a great line up of Australian and International artists. From Melbourne Shida, Wonderlust, Adnate, Two One, Idiot and Sirum.

Wonderwalls Festival 2013 from The Hours on Vimeo.

Backwoods Gallery had their last show “A Study of Hands” for 2013 and it was a cracker, continuing on in the anatomy series – which will apparently continue over ten years – epic. I particularly liked works by Dave Kinsey and Lister.

Alex Mitchell, Curator of Backwoods Gallery and writer for The Opening Hours was back in Melbourne for the month. Alex did some great studio visits with Two One, Miso and Ghostpatrol. Some great, intimate photos.

Two One - Photo by Alex Mitchell

Two One. Photo by Alex Mitchell.

Miso. Photo by Alex Mitchell.

Miso. Photo by Alex Mitchell.

Ghost Patrol. Photo by Alex Mitchell.

Ghost Patrol. Photo by Alex Mitchell.

Everyone’s been talking about this abando and I can see why. David Russell managed to find his way in and capture some amazing work. I really love Slicer’s geometrical shapes filled with his signature slices, as well as Deams, and Rashe’s pieces. All of this work feels so at home in this place. I do love abandos! More here.

Slicer - Photo by David Russell

Slicer. Photo by David Russell.

Slicer - Photo by David Russell

Slicer. Photo by David Russell.

Slicer - Photo by David Russell

Slicer. Photo by David Russell.

Slicer - Photo by David Russell

Slicer. Photo by David Russell.

Deams - Photo by David Russell

Deams. Photo by David Russell.

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Banksy + 5: October 20th

October 20th, 2013 | By | 3 Comments »
Banksy on the Upper West Side. Photo by carnagenyc.

Banksy on the Upper West Side. Photo by carnagenyc.

Great placement by Banksy today for Better Out Than In. This is the sort of thing I love to see, where street art is more than just plastering an image onto any wall. The work actually involves the space it’s in. So effective.

For today’s + 5, I’m hoping for a lot of help identifying artists. We have work by Cel Out, one artist who wishes to remain anonymous, edit: Le Cyklop (thanks to everyone who helped with this identification) and two three unknown artists:

"So long, and thanks for all the fins" by Cel Out in Melbourne. Photo by Cel Out.

“So long, and thanks for all the fins” by Cel Out in Melbourne. Photo by Cel Out.

From the series "The silent revenge of Comic Sans" by anonymous in New York City. Photo by the artist.

From the series “The silent revenge of Comic Sans” by anonymous in New York City. Photo by the artist.

Le Cyclop in Paris. Photo by tangi_bertin.

Le Cyclop in Paris. Photo by tangi_bertin.

Unknown artist in Taimali, Taiwan. Photo by Alexander Synaptic.

Unknown artist in Taimali, Taiwan. Photo by Alexander Synaptic.

Unknown artist in New York City. Photo by Dave Baach.

Unknown artist in New York City. Photo by Dave Baach.

Photos by carnagenyc, Cel Out, anonymous, tangi_bertinAlexander Synaptic and Dave Baach


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Wheatpastes by Cel Out

January 3rd, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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Cel Out is a street artist working Melbourne, Australia. I started checking out his work after Caroline posted about one of Cel Out’s most recent pieces. The work is Banksy-esque, without coming off as little more than a sub-par ripoff (most of the time). I can’t wait to see what Cel Out does next.

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Photos by Cel Out


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Precious moments with Cel Out

December 28th, 2012 | By | No Comments »

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Cel Out put up this ominous Precious Moments piece in Melbourne just before the Mayan-predicted “end of the world”. Human extinction has never been so cute!

Photo by Cel Out


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