Video: Allfresco Street Art festival – Auckland

“All Fresco is a street art festival designed to inject colour into our streetscape and activate our shared spaces. This K Road Business Association initiative is a natural response to the K Road community and the tradition of creativity and fringe culture that this part of Auckland is famous for.” Ross Liew

All Fresco Street Art Festival – K Road, Auckland, New Zealand – 1-4 May 2014 from K Road NZ on Vimeo.

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Opening: Numskull ‘Bright Lights’ at Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

Having not exhibited in Melbourne for over a decade, Numskull’s long awaited return also marks his first showing with Backwoods Gallery. Bright Lights is a series of paintings and sculptures that continue on from his recent residency at the Museums Quartier in Vienna where he celebrated our memories of popular comic book characters by reinterpreting them as a collection of museum busts.

Much like the works from Vienna, where the compositional arrangements of objects partially masked the identity of the characters, this new suite aims to subjugate the obvious. In Bright Lights, the immediately recognisable figures have disappeared. In their place are silhouettes of headless beings devoid of any distinctive personality, anonymous and statuesque. Their bodies are jolted by the blows of arrows piercing their skin as they float amongst a wreckage of irregular patterned objects.

Opening night
6 – 10pm, Friday 1st of August, 2014
On Display until Sunday 10th of August, 2014
Backwoods Gallery
25 Easey Street Collingwood, Victoria Australia

Numskull Backwoods Gallery

Numskull Backwoods Gallery

Numskull Backwoods Gallery

Numskull Backwoods Gallery

Numskull Backwoods Gallery

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Interview: Lachlan Hansen ‘Everything Beautiful’

In the lead up to ‘Everything Beautiful’ by Lachlan Hansen, we caught up with the Queensland based artist for a quick chat. Click below for the full interview.

“Everything Beautiful” by Lachlan Hansen
Opening: Wednesday 30th July
The Tate Gallery

Lachlan Hansen

So, Lachlan, How’s the work for your show coming along? what can we should expect to see?
Really well thanks, I have been working on a bunch of illustrations some fast sketch style stuff and others are slightly more considered water colour works but all are free hand works done quite quickly. I’m also working on some things with material and canvas paintings. I’ve decided to have a broad focus and work across mediums for the show and most of all enjoy myself in the process.

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Overseas Opening: Askew & Fintan Magee at Rex Romae – London

Australia artist Fintan Magee and New Zealand artist Askew are opening their show tonight in London with Rex Romae gallery. The two have been traveling all around the world recently, painting small to large scale murals and are both collaborating on a series of prints, works and indoor murals, for what will be an amazing exhibition.

If you’re in London, don’t miss out. Find out more here.

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Overseas Action: Meggs for the Richmond Mural Project

Since moving to America, Meggs has solidly been making his mark both in his gallery shows and also outside with his large scale murals. Recently he was invited back to the Richmond Mural Project for 2014 which also included artists like Ron English, Interesni Kazki and more. True to form, Meggs created two pieces in his trademark expressionist style.

Click below for the full set of photos.

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Meggs

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Video: Analogue Digital Brisbane recap

Analogue Digital brought together a motley crew of artists, designers and creatives to Brisbane this year, with names like Meggs, Mr Penfold, We Buy Your Kids, Romance was Born, Stay Bold and many more. Check out this great video capturing exactly what happens when you fill a room full of inspiring creatives.

Analogue/Digital Brisbane 2014 from Camille Santiago on Vimeo.

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On the outside with @nemans

Here’s the latest round up of recent walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Jerome, Lucy Lucy, Nico, Sare2, Ears, Space Monkey, Elph, Ox King, Bafcat, Will Coles, Mini Graff, David Cragg, Snarl, Bones and more. Click below for more photos. 
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Opening: Shida ‘Inner Myths’ at The Tate Gallery – Sydney

We are proud to be presenting the Sydney leg of Shida‘s show ‘Inner Myths’.

‘Inner Myths’ is Melbourne based artist Shida’s boldest and biggest collection of work to date. Touring from Melbourne to Sydney, then ending up in Brisbane. Each show will comprise of a solid body of work, that will see a unique collection in each city. Read more about the show below.

“The exhibition is a dynamic record of Shida’s development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises styles as diverse as Science Fiction Art, French Post-Impressionism and Russian Symbolist Art in his depiction of ethereal realities. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for Inner Myths, as Australia’s most prolific young street artist, Shida reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style.

Inner Myths presents a refined body of works, demonstrating that Shida is an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.”

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“Inner Myths” by Shida
Opening: Wednesday 16th July, 6pm onwards
The Tate Gallery – Sydney

Shida Inner Myths

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