Art Fair: ‘Papertrail’ small press fair at Paramount House – Sydney

Hard Workers Club and Smalltime Books presents ‘Papertrail’, a one day small press/zine fair at Sydney’s Paramount House in Surry Hills.

Co-presented with Sydney’s own The Heavy Collective and The Thousands Sydney, titles from Australia’s finest independent publishers, stockists & distros will be available for keeps.

Featuring stallholders, Pambook, Gang Atelier, Rainoff, Perimeter Books, Doingbird, The Blackmail, Left Out Store, Smalltime Books, Heavy Time, Making Ends, The Heavy Collective and Hard workers Club.

“Papertrail” small press fair
Opening: Saturday, 19th April / 10am – 4pm
Paramount House – 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills

Papertrail zine fair Sydney

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Conference: Ananlogue Digital 2014 – Brisbane & Melbourne

Analogue Digital is hosting a heap of great artists this year over two events in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Brisbane only: Jasmine Dowling, Stay Bold & Aus Infront Guest
Melbourne only: Carla McRae, Loretta Lizzio, Sam Yong

Both Events: WeBuyYourKids, Zann St. Pierre, Supervixen, Rolling Stone, Romance Was Born, Hans Christian Øren, SouthSouthWest, The Company You Keep, Breeder, Cj Hendry, Meggs, Mr Penfold

Each event is broken into five distinct sessions; each discussing topics and case studies relevant to the future and growth of the creative industries within Australia.

Past presenters include; Anthony Lister, Askew, Monster Children Magazine, Christopher Doyle, Claudio Kirac, Damien Aistrope, Dare Jennings, Ill-Studio, Joseph Allen Shea, Josephmark, Luke Lucas, Magda Sayeg, Motherbird, Numskull, Parallax, Rone, Sneaker Freaker Magazine, Sofles, Sonia Rentsch, SouthSouthWest, Jacky Winter, Kevin Finn, Vice Magazine & We Buy Your Kids amongst many others.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit their website.

Analogue Digital

Analogue Digital

Analogue Digital

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Opening: Daniel O’Toole ‘Polaroid Paintings’ at China Heights – Sydney

Daniel O’Toole is opening his next solo show titled ‘Polaroid Paintings’ at Sydney’s China Heights gallery in Surry Hills. A show Daniel has been working on (see Max Berry’s studio visit here) for a while which sees the transfer of photography to painting.

“The works on display are based on a series of experiments undertaken during his artist residency in Berlin late 2013. The subject is viewed through a transparent layer, altered with paint, wax and other textural distortions so that the crossover between painting and analogue photography becomes unclear. The investigations ultimately led to a breakdown of figuration; including elements of abstraction within portraiture and video.”

“Polaroid Paintings” by Daniel O’Toole
Opening: Friday, 11th April
China Heights

Daniel O'Toole

Daniel O'Toole

Daniel O'Toole

Daniel O'Toole

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Video: The Yok & Sheryo in Indonesia

After their recent travels around the world, they landed in Yok’s home town of Perth to open ‘Nasty Goreng’. A duo solo show with some extra pieces from various friends including Fecks, Ayres, Hosae and Amok Island. The exhibition consisted of a heap of new paintings, batik works, a surf shack and large scale sculptures which were made on their travels.

To see all of the artwork, visit the Turner Galleries website. Or for more, visit The Yok or Sheryo.

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

The Yok Sheryo

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Video: First Coat festival – Toowoomba

First Coat is a street art festival brought to by Toowoomba Regional Council and GraffitiSTOP, in partnership with Toowoomba Youth Service & Kontraband Studios.

In it’s first year, First Coat hosted some of australia’s best inlcuding Shida, Sofles, Fintan Magee and more, and also had Ewok MSK and Mr wany from the internatial Ironlak team come out and paint a handful of small to large scale walls. Check out the video shot by Luke Shirlaw below.

First Coat from 40/40 Creative on Vimeo.

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Keep It Simple by Stabs.

KEEP IT SIMPLE is the story of Stabs’s graffiti road trip through Jakarta, told in his own language of glyphs. The same language that he’s been developing on the street of Melbourne over the past ten years. The story was recorded, in glyph form, in his journal, which in turn is the center piece of the exhibition. It is accompanied by ten paintings depicting key moments from the trip.

KEEP IT SIMPLE opens Friday 18th of April and will be on display until Sunday 28th at Backwoods Gallery. 25 Easey Street Collingwood.

A neighbourly visit

Dead Heads From Sea Beds

Ghosts above watery graves

The Jakarta Glyph Journal

 

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Outside: Rone goes big in Melbourne

Being labelled as “Australia’s largest mural”, Rone recently finished this massive wall in the centre of Melbourne city recently, just days before leaving for London where he will open his next solo show at Stolenspace Gallery.

We tried to embed the video here in the post, but it wouldn’t work so visit the link below to watch the full story.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/22230608/australias-largest-mural-unveiled/

Rone

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Studio Visit: Daniel O’Toole, Higherground Studio – Sydney

Daniel O’Toole (formerly known as EARS) was born in 1984 and lives and works in Sydney Australia. His multi-diciplinary work can at times encompass painting, sound, video, sculpture and photography. The combination of this experimental studio practice and a dedication to public works has led to significant nationwide recognition.

Most recently he’s been working on a variety of experiments; harnessing the effects of textured/semi-transparent panels between the camera and subject. Sheets of glass, colour filters and assorted debris litter the studio and are often strung up, swaying across the room.

These constructions are applied to a number of photographic and video formats, most powerfully through Polaroid.

The extent of these experiments affect on his most recent body of work (‘Polaroid Painting’ to be held at China Heights Gallery.) is intriguing and hints at exciting future possibilities.

On top of all this a video clip has just been released for his latest album  ‘Porcelain giants’ that will be out on the 10th April. Dan says ‘The Idea behind the video was to give people an insight into how the music is made and  bring a human connection to some very foreign sounds.’

For further information visit: earstotheground.net

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