Openings: Kingbrown Issue 10 Melbourne launch

The new issue of the mighty Kingbrown Magazine finally drops this Friday night with a launch party in Melbourne. Looks like Issue 10 is definitely worth the wait, with a killer set of features co-curated by Black Canyon Projects (Sean Morris and Tom Groves). The Black Canyon boys have organised an equally impressive list for the launch show, with artists from Australia, Singapore, England, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Italy and The USA, working on paper and painted denim vests.

The issue itself features the likes of Skinner, Neckface, Hellen Jo, Saner, Michael C Hsiung and Lugosis – with brown bag art by Future Colors of America, embossed cover by Brendan Monroe, foldout neon poster by Malarko, diecut vinyl sticker by Sheryo, and a glow in the dark patch by Stevie Gee. Be among the first to grab a copy, from 6pm this Friday at Spares in Collingwood. Kingbrown640

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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 Phibs, Bones, SMC3, Mike Watt, Monstery, Nico, Sare2,Tiger, Bafcat, David Cragg, Skulk, Apeseven, Mlon, Elph and more. Click below for more photos. 
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Photos : Daek William 2014 complete.

West Australian artist Daek William sent us a selection of treats that wrapped up his 2014 year, included a kooky video of his travels over a year, a selection of new artworks that encompasses the love for a fine pair of footwear and some of the larger scale works we are use to seeing by the beach town based artist.

 

 

 

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Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2015

We are so excited to be presenting the next instalment of WONDERWALLS in 2015! This time, we’re hosting a heap of great local and international artists in Port Adelaide, alongside Renewal SA, together with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Ironlak.

For more info, please see below or visit the website wonderwallsfestival.com

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2015

International street artists Sainer and Bezt of Etam Cru (Poland), Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart (NZ) will headline a stellar line-up of local, national and international artists who will transform Port Adelaide into a giant, interactive canvas as part of the Wonderwalls festival in January.

Presented by Renewal SA and The Hours, together with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Ironlak, Wonderwalls the free three day street art festival will run from January 23rd-25th with large scale murals, artist talks and entertainment.

The festival kicks off on Friday night with an official launch party at the recently upgraded Flour Shed at Hart’s Mill. The free event includes live mural painting, guest DJ’s and food trucks and provides an opportunity for festival-goers to meet the artists and purchase exhibition works.

On Saturday, budding photographers can bring their cameras and join one of the two free Canon photo tours to learn professional tips on how to capture the creation of the large scale murals amongst Port Adelaide’s festival atmosphere, followed by a laneway street party on Saturday night which will feature food and drink offerings from local traders Mayfair Bakery and Red Lime Shack.

Artist talks, an art exhibition in the Flour Shed and a walking tour with Verb Syndicate, are presented across the weekend as the large scale works take shape.

All events are free to attend.

For artist biographies and more visit: www.wonderwallsfestival.com

Don’t forget to check in @ourportadl and share your festival photos with us using the official hashtag #wonderwalls.

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FRIDAY 23 JANUARY

EXHIBITION PUBLIC OPENING:

Live mural paining and guest DJ’s
Food and drink trucks
Art exhibition with work available for purchase
Meet the artists

WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
When: 6pm – 10pm
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SATURDAY 24 JANUARY

Murals in progress all day.

CANON PHOTO TOURS
WHEN: 9am – 11.30am OR 3pm – 5.30pm
WHERE: Leaving from 27 North Parade. Book your free spot through the visitor info centre on 8405 6560.

EXHIBITION
WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 10AM – 5PM

ARTIST TALKS
Panel discussion with selected artists, led by Verb Syndicate
WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 3pm

LANEWAY STREET PARTY
Food and drink available for purchase from Red Lime Shack and Mayfair Bakery.
WHERE: Rear lane off Robe Street
WHEN: 5pm – 9pm
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SUNDAY 25 JANUARY

Murals in progress all day.

EXHIBITION
WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WILD AT HART MARKETS
WHERE: Mundy Street
WHEN: 9am – 5pm

ARTIST WALKING TOUR
Take a free tour of the festival sites with Verb Syndicate
WHERE: Leaving from Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill, Mundy Street
WHEN: 11am

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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, Bones, SMC3, Mike Watt, Sindy Sinn, OX, Monstery, Nico, Sare2,Tiger, Bafcat, Will Coles, David Cragg, Skulk, Birdhat, Apeseven, Mlon, Suchis, Ears and more. Click below for more photos. 
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Video: Roach and Numskull two cities, one wall

Roachi and Numskull, together with Puma created a unique mural over two cities. One half was painted in New York City, the other half in Sydney, Australia. Filmed by Paste Studios, this short video documents the brother duo as they paint a wall together on different sides of the world.

Puma x Numskull x Roachi for Hype DC from Hype DC on Vimeo.

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East Editions / Jae Copp Marquetry Lamps

Our good friends at East Editions just released their latest Edition, a series of Marquetry Lamps by Jae Copp. This series of just 3 lamps have been skilfully hand crafted by Jae at his home in the Gold Coast Hinterland, and are a solid example of both Jae and East Editions commitment and dedication to creating amazing and unique things.

Head over to www.easteditions.com for more images, information on how these were made and to enquire about purchasing one of these limited pieces.

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For more information and images head over to www.easteditions.com

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Opening: Rae Begley’s debut photo exhibition ‘Annapurna’


Sydney artist Rae Begley’s incredible photographic series, Annapurna opens tomorrow night at Mild Manners Project Gallery in Surry Hills. It’s the last exhibition for a busy 2014 for the gallery.

Captured entirely on 35mm film, Begley’s work is a reflection on the contrasting elements seen in the extremes of nature. Majestic and spiritual, the sacred valleys and ranges are captured around an altitude of 4000m in the heartland of the Annapurna ranges and they depict a rapidly evolving landscape.

Opening Tuesday, December 16th 5-8pm
Exhibition continues daily until the 20th. 

M.M.P.G
Level 1, 499 Crown St 
Surry Hills (above Title Store)

VIEW THE CATALOGUE HERE. 

 

 

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TRYP Hotel: Brisbane

Tucked away in Brisbane’s inner creative pocket, sits TRYP Hotel on Constance Street, Fortitude Valley – also known as Australia’s first ever, 65 room, boutique ‘Street Art Hotel’.

 

The building itself posses an interesting past. Presumably around 150 years ago, the space was once a clubhouse for the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, the Brisbane chapter of an international and mysterious secret society. An antique plaque from this time was discovered in the development stages of TRYP and is now displayed in the reception area of the hotel. Post clubhouse history, the building was a central backpackers hotel which then became abandoned due to reasons not currently known. It was through this time of abandonment that the space became an inner city hub for local and international artists.

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AFTER: An open landscape rooftop bar, ‘UP on Constance’

Previous features of the abandoned backpackers included level upon level of tags, art and scrawlings constantly changing with each visit. A huge staircase leading up to the highest point of the building also boasted rooftop views and a small shelter tower where one could, (surprisingly enough) get free WiFi by connecting wirelessly to nearby business’s access points. Not the ideal holiday destination for most, but it was in this wasteland state that the space truly flourished.

TRYP’s vision and consideration to stay true to the building’s past street style was a respectful and admirable decision by their developers. As old walls got touched up and painted over, new murals appeared to stay from some of Australia’s most prominent street artists, Rone, Numskull, Fintan Magee and Beastman.

“Their vibrant artworks serve as a foundation for the hotel’s distinctive concept, resonating through every aspect of the business, from the eats to the beats, the boys’ effervescent and evocative creations set the tone for Brisbane’s most audacious inner-city haunt.”

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Hidden in the stairwell and storage rooms, a few of the buildings original pieces still stand and are now embedded into the iconic history of the TRYP Hotel.

Benjamin Reeve’s original character found on the entry level floor of the abandoned backpackers is now an amicable feature of TRYP hotel thanks to Rone who incorporated the aged work into his commission piece.

This security camera stencil and female character can be found in TRYP’s food storage room, a place you will likely need to seek assistance to find, but is still a preserved artwork.

This Fintan Magee piece painted in the abandoned backpackers many years ago also still remains, though it’s now living inside the confines of a Chur Burger/TRYP storage cupboard.

If you’re yet to check out TRYP hotel, we recommend you do. Looking back at the building’s history and forward with TRYP’s developments arises thoughts of appreciation, acceptance and celebration for graffiti and street art in contemporary society. Trust us, it’s worth the ‘trip’.

Image Credits: TRYP Hotel Brisbane, Abandoned Brisbane, Sarah Hazlehurst

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