Here’s some of the amazing stuff that happened in Melbourne last month. I’m sorry it’s so late – I am already working on the March post. Damn I am proud to post about my home town. So much goodness every month. Enjoy!Events, Featured Posts, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos | Tags: Adnate, All Good Things, Be Free, Bonsai, Callum Preston, cdh, Creepy, Dabs Myla, David Russell, Dean Sunshine, Deb, DVATE, Erin Greer, everfresh, Ghostpatrol, Giant Storybook project, herakut, Invurt, Junky projects, Kyle Hughes Odgers, Louis Marnell, Luke McManus, lush, Maid, Meggs, Metro Gallery, Michael Danischewski, miso, Monster and the Girl, phibs, pow wow, rone, SDM, SDM crew, SOFLES, Too High To Heal, twoone, Wunderlust
Let’s do this:
- A Kidult interview on Hypebeast. Has he entered the belly of the beast in order to subvert it from within or has he always been at home there?
- New Yorkers will be getting their first auction dedicated to work by street artists and graffiti writers later this year.
- Neckface has two prints which went on sale last night online and at New Image Art. The show at New Image Art is still running.
- Nychos is in London.
- Ben Valentine asks “What Does Meaningful Engagement with Public Art Look Like?”
- NoseGo, Joe Iurato, LNY and others are in a show at Jinxed in Philadelphia opening Saturday night.
- Phibs and Anthony Lister collaborated on a wall in Sydney.
- Did you know that there’s a giant, colorful and fantastic mural at CERN?
- Sven Davis, the UK director of Arrested Motion, has curated a massive show opening in Portland this September.
- Here’s a video of Phlegm painting during his recent visit to NYC.
- Eine was recently painting in Vienna.
Photo by Lord JimCategory: Art News, Auctions, Gallery/Museum Shows, Photos, Print Release, Random | Tags: anthony lister, arrested motion, eduardo kobra, eine, joe iurato, kidult, lny, neckface, new image art, nosego, nychos, phibs, phlegm, poster child prints
Photos by RoneCategory: Festivals, Photos | Tags: Angry Woebots, everfresh, Meggs, mr. jago, pear Tarr, phibs, pow wow, rone, will barras
Space Indavers is a collection owned by the National Gallery of Australia featuring street art, stencils, posters, paste ups, zines, stickers and graffiti from the last 10 years from across Australia.
The exhibition is like a time capsule containing some of the most well known pieces from the last decade or so.. So many memories! There are far too many artists to mention, so have a look here. The exhibition explores the movement from the street into the gallery as many of these pieces signify the explosion of the scene in Australia and also the start of many of these artists gallery based careers.
While the show is running, RMIT is also hosting a number of interesting discussions including ‘Vandals or Vanguards?‘, discussing the political, social and artistic aspects of street art and zines. Nice work RMIT!
I went down to the opening last week to check it out. Enjoy.
Photos by Luke McManusCategory: Gallery/Museum Shows | Tags: australia, Ghostpatrol, graffiti, HAHA, James Dodd, Jumbo and Zap, Marcsta, Meek, Melbourne, miso, NAtional Gallery of Australia, NGA, paste ups, phibs, posters, reka, RMIT, RMIT Gallery, stickers, street art, Vexta, YOK, zines
A note from RJ: This is Luke’s first guest post on Vandalog. He will be helping us cover street art and graffiti in Melbourne, Australia.
This is an amazing little alleyway in Melbourne. Check out some of the local and international talent. (There’s so much goodness down there so apologies to anyone that I’ve missed.. Next time..)
Whilst it’s not as famous as some other Melbourne streets, it’s by far my favourite. No surprise why this is, this alley is the entrance to the famous ‘Blender Studios‘ http://www.theblenderstudios.com/ (Have a read on their site, Blender is an instrumental part of the history of Melbourne’s vibrant street art scene).
Ok, Here we go:Featured Posts, Guest Posts, Photos | Tags: 1337, a1one, above, anthony lister, blek le rat, Drewfunk, E.L.K, Ears, everfresh, Ghostpatrol, HAHA, Heesco, Lister, Melbourne, phibs, reka, Shida, swoon, sync, Urban Cake Lady, Vexta
Everfresh (the Melbourne graffiti/street art crew with Sync, Phibs, Reka, Rone, Wonderlust, Prizm, Meggs, Makatron and The Tooth) have put together a book. EVERFRESH: BLACKBOOK is meant to give readers a look inside the Everfresh studio.
To be honest, I don’t know much about that artists in Everfresh. I’ve seen work from Meggs from time to time, but that’s about it (except of course, the work I’ve now seen while researching this post). But that’s not because they aren’t a talented group of artists. It’s because, even with the internet, Australian street art still feels, at least to me, cut off from the rest of the world. Anthony Lister found success when he moved to New York. Charlie Isoe had to move to Berlin. It’s weird. You would think that Flickr and ekosystem and everything else would change things, but the internet hasn’t done as much as you would expect for street art in Australia. That said, the people I know who know Australian street art say that the artists in Everfresh are a big part of what makes Melbourne one of the world capitals of street art. The chance to discover of a whole new group of talented artists is a big part of why I’m excited about this book.
EVERFRESH: BLACKBOOK isn’t going to be in stores until September, but you can pre-order the special edition hardcover book starting today. The hardcover edition is limited to 500 copies and available for $80.00 on Everfresh’s website. That edition also comes with a hand-finished cover, a print and a photographic print.
Category: Books / Magazines | Tags: makatron, Meggs, phibs, prizm, reka, rone, sync, the tooth, wonderlust