Melbourne Monthly Madness – December 2013

February 11th, 2014 | By | No Comments »

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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According to Lush… where Lush channels Baldessari

December 3rd, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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For Lush‘s final comic in his 10-comic series on Vandalog, we have a two-part comic referencing to one of my favorite pieces by John Baldessari. For more from Lush, be sure to follow him around the web: Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter… – RJ

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According to Lush… The modern graffiti writer’s brain

November 25th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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Today we have Lush‘s 9th comic in a 10-part series. What do you think? Accurate? – RJ


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According to Lush… The graffiti class system

November 20th, 2013 | By | 3 Comments »

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Today we have Lush‘s 8th comic in a 10-part series. Also, Lush is in the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now show, opening this week. Check out this video preview of his contribution. – RJ


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According to Lush… Graffiti can take you places

November 4th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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Today we have Lush‘s 7th comic in a 10-part series. If this is a topic that interests you, maybe check out this article. It’s not quite about graffiti, but it’s at the top of my reading list. – RJ

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According to Lush… the life cycle of a graffiti masterpiece

October 28th, 2013 | By | No Comments »

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Today we have Lush‘s sixth comic in a 10-part series. What do you think? Is there any hope? – RJ

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According to Lush… he is not gonna get rich quick

October 21st, 2013 | By | 4 Comments »

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Today we have Lush‘s fifth comic in a 10-part series. Remember folks, Shepard Fairey and Bansky are the exceptions and even they worked their asses off for years. As Woody Guthrie said, “if you ain’t got the do re mi, folks, you ain’t got the do re mi.” What do you think? – RJ

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According to Lush… Everyday on the street is an artshow

October 14th, 2013 | By | 5 Comments »

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Here’s the fourth comic in a 10-part series from Lush. Are we overhyping this whole Banksy thing? Is everyone? – RJ

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According to Lush… Misconceptions about street art

October 7th, 2013 | By | 4 Comments »

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Lush is back again this week for his third comic in a 10-part series. It’s nice to see a writer defending street art, but maybe he’s just trying to appeal to Vandalog’s audience.. What do you think? – RJ

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According to Lush… Some possible futures

October 1st, 2013 | By | 1 Comment »

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Lush is back again this week for his second comic in a 10-part series. What do you think the future holds for street art and graffiti? Lush’s first suggestion is already out there as an app by KATSU, but of course it hasn’t superseded painted graffiti (yet). – RJ

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