Opening: Tree Sprits by Daniel ‘Ears’ O’Toole at Juddy Roller – Melbourne

Tree Spirits is a culmination of work that Ears has produced during a month long residency at Juddy Roller, using the entire gallery space as his studio to produce a mix of large format and smaller mixed media paintings on canvas and wood panel.

Tree Spirits delivers of a series of imagined landscapes that reference mountainous Australian bush lands, accompanied by floating portraits warped by playful line work offset by sparse graphic elements.

In his latest body of work, Ears uses bold colours and geometric lines to create compositions born of a street context yet taken further into ideas of symmetry and form, utilising the tension between the man made world and the natural environment.

‘Tree Spirits’ by Ears
Where: Juddy Roller, Melbourne
Opening: Friday 3 July

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Opening: ‘NEVERMIND’ by John Kaye at Goodspace, Sydney

John Kaye will present 50 new, unseen works for his latest series ‘Nevermind‘ on Monday 6th July at Goodspace gallery, Sydney.

By examining the Medieval Latin theory, memento mori under a new light, Nevermind showcases a representation of freedom and the forthcoming uncertainty of the future.

Transposing his experiences gained from living as a traveller into a series of souvenir style images, each new work represents a moment in time, reflecting on past encounters and escapades.

Working with acrylic, watercolour, aerosol and ink, John Kaye combines elements of his early graffiti and street influence with modern style characters and creative colour schemes.

In conjunction with the Nevermind exhibition, John Kaye will release a limited edition run of 150 unseen zines, each featuring a collection of illustrations and photography from his recent travels.

The zine will be available exclusively at Goodspace gallery for the duration on the Nevermind exhibition.

Nevermind is open for viewing 2PM – 4PM Monday 6th July and 1PM – 4PM Tuesday 7th July as well as a night of celebratory drinks on Wednesday 8th July from 6PM at Goodspace gallery, located at Level 11, 115 Regent Street, Chippendale, NSW.

nevermind john kaye sydney

nevermind john kaye art sydney

For further exhibition details please visit http://johnkayeart.com or http://goodspace.co

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Opening: ‘Your Kid Can’t Do this” group show at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

Returning for the first time since 2010, international stencil art exhibition Your Kid Can’t Do This launches at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Sydney on Friday 26 June from 6-9pm. The group exhibition is curated by Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K, who became the first street-based artist to be selected for inclusion in the prestigious Archibald Prize in 2012, and currently holds the record for creating the highest selling piece of street art in Australia.

YKCDT is the ultimate showcase of contemporary talent within the field of stencil artistry, featuring over 50 artists from 16 countries, including the Godfather of modern stencil art Blek Le Rat (France), Australian stencil art royalty Haha and Vexta, and Hugo Kaagman (Amsterdam), who is heralded as the ‘original pioneer of stencil art’. YKCDT also platforms the work of every winner of the Australian Stencil Art Prize from 2009-2014, leading stencillers from across Europe and America, and an assortment of emerging artists whose quieter reputations belie their exceptional talent.

‘Your Kid Can’t Do This’ Group show
Where: Ambush Gallery, Sydney
Opening: Friday 26 June, 6pm

Your Kid Can't Do This

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Photos: Heidi Yardley at ArtHouse Gallery – Sydney

Arthouse Gallery are currently hosting an exhibition by Heidi Yardley until the 20th of June. Get there while you can to view these stunning works up close.

More info here.

Melbourne-based artist Heidi Yardley explores uncanny worlds of the familiar and strange in her elliptical depictions of fractured imagery. Yardley’s latest series of works comprises monochromatic charcoal drawings based on collages created from the artist’s extensive archive of printed material, predominantly from the 1960s and 70s. The works straddle a variety of subjects, including the female figure, floral arrangements, historical sculpture and the Australian landscape. The exhibition title, ‘Meeting the shadow’, references Carl Jung’s psychoanalytic exploration of ‘the shadow self’ as the darker side of human consciousness. Rich in chiaroscuro and surreal aesthetics, Yardley’s new works explore the psychology of the shadow self – fragmented identity and those things that exist on the periphery of our awareness. The artist also returns to her interest in spirit photography and the notion of trickery within esoteric and psychic worlds, creating drawings that rely heavily on the photographic image.

Heidi Yardley

Heidi Yardley

Heidi Yardley

Heidi Yardley

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Opening: ‘Satellite’ by Kyle Hughes-Odgers at Turner Galleries – Perth

Kyle Hughes-Odgers Satellite2

Turner Galleries:
“In the five years since we first worked with 
Kyle Hughes-Odgers, his career has taken a meteoric rise. From fairly humble beginnings as a street artist, this career has evolved rapidly to include major public art commissions, three children’s books, gallery exhibitions in Australia and overseas, and of course the (now international) street art has continued unabated. The spindly limbed characters that populate his artworks have certainly struck a chord with his viewers. They have a universal narrative; they struggle with their lives, carry their burdens, face difficult choices and are not afraid to dream.
 
Hughes-Odgers’ most important commissions include an eighty meter building exterior (including LED lighting design) at the new Perth international airport. Other recent career highlights include winning the Crystal Kite Award (Australia/New Zealand) with Meg McKinlay for their children’s book Ten tiny things, a forty meter mural for Murdoch University, a four storey building exterior in Washington DC, an interior mural for Jamie Oliver’s Perth restaurant, a four storey mural overlooking the Mitchell Freeway in Perth, solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Berlin, plus his third children’s book is due to be published in November 2015.”

For exhibition catalogue and pre-sales contact: allison@turnergalleries.com.au

Thanks to www.eaglebaybrewing.com.au and www.maneliquor.com.au

‘Satellite’ by Kyle Hughes-Odgers
Where: Turner Galleries, Northbridge
Opening: June 26. 6pm – July 25

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Photos: Streets Ahead at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

Ambush Gallery and T-World’s Eddie Zammit recently launched their streetwear focussed event “Streets Ahead” at the gallery’s new space at Central Park in Chippendale. The multi day event featured market stalls from some local brands, and both talks and art showcases from the key speakers including Jeff Staple, Tony Arcabascio, 123Klan and the guys from Mishka NYC.

See more photos here.

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

Ambush Gallery Streets Ahead

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Opening: ‘General Nonsense’ by Those Jazz Cats & Harleigh English at China Heights – Sydney

General Nonsense is a body of work created between the like minds of graffiti duo Those Jazz Cats & photographer Harleigh English. In celebration of all things nonsensical, the exhibition explores the juxtaposition between the uninhabited landscapes of country New South Wales and the impetuous expression of graffiti, taking the viewer on an adventurous, yet curious photographic journey.

On the boys return the photographs were collated into a 24 page publication available for purchase on the night, alongside a variety of visual installations and collages.

Come along and Treat yourself to complimentary Jazz Cats Spiced Red Ale provided by the collaborative beer brewery ‘Beer Creative’ whist enjoying the ONE NIGHT ONLY exhibition.

‘General Nonsense’ by Thoas Jazz Cats & Harleigh English
Where: China Heights Gallery, Surry Hills
Opening Hours: Thursday 18th June, 6pm

Those Jazz Cats

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Opening: ‘Savoir Faire’ by Scott Marsh at Good Space – Sydney

This new colourful series by Scott Marsh looks at exploring the growing cross over between graffiti and high art. Marsh drew inspiration from Manet’s ‘Luncheon on the Grass’ and ‘Olympia’. Presenting 20 new works, Marsh pairs the raw energy, and fluid precision of contemporary street culture with the classical notion of the female nude.

The women depicted in Marsh’s paintings, emulate the gaze of Manet’s Olympia; brazenly staring at the viewer. Marsh utilises this comparison to question the acceptance of graffiti techniques within the fine art world. Marsh layers elements of impressionism and pop art with the palette and uses scale techniques associated with graffiti.

‘Savoir Faire’ by Scott Marsh
Where: Good Space, Chippendale
Opening Hours: Wednesday 17 June, 6pm

Scott Marsh

Scott Marsh

Scott Marsh

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Event: Sunday Walls at The Lord Gladstone – Sydney

Once again the team from Good Space and The Lord Gladstone are bringing another rotating arts event for Sydney’s community.

This time, their bringing together some of Sydney’s finest graffiti artists, including Scott Marsh, Sare 2 and more surprise guests. Good food, good music (provided by Nacho Pop, Joyride and more), and of course Sydney’s best graffiti writers painting all afternoon.

Check out the Facebook event for more info.

The Lord Gladstone
115 Regent Street Chippendale, Sydney, Australia 2008

Sunday Walls Chippendale

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