We’re excited to hear that ex Perth, now Melbourne based Sean Morris will be opening a solo exhibition in the coming weeks with Lamington Drive. No doubt this show will be amazing, so if you’re in Melbourne don’t miss it!
Lamington Drive is pleased to present Cosmic Dread by Sean Morris. Marking his first solo outing since exhibiting in Madrid in 2013, Cosmic Dread features a series of new paintings on wood, print tapestries and painted vases, all adorned with a selection of Sean’s favourite subject matter—freedom vehicles, snakes vs snake-people, and powerful, slightly disgruntled girls with swords.
Morris’ eclectic work flickers between the trashy and the beautiful, manifesting in curious studies of outsider living and colourful homages to low culture. Symbols of evil are given loving twists, and nostalgic tributes are made to things that probably never happened, but which Morris wishes had.
‘Cosmic Drea’ by Sean Morris
Where: Lamington Drive
Opening Hours: Wednesday 13 May, 6 – 9pm
Opening this Friday night at MMPG in Sydney, this will be Numskull’s first Sydney exhibition in over three years.
Since his last Sydney exhibition in 2012 Elliott Routledge, or Numskull as he’s been known as for the past 15 years, has been working on large scale murals and outdoor installations for the likes of Art & About Festival, and most recently his month long residency at the prestigious Museums Quartier in Vienna, Austria.
Working across both bold, expressive canvas work and hand made sculptures, Elliott’s practice uses a variety of mark making techniques, strategic colour pairing and abstract composition. Hard edged blocks of pattern sit next to smears of multicoloured paint, and tangled scribbles of colour sit next to gradient filled shapes.
High Contrast is the artist’s reaction to human conditioning in regards to materialism & consumerism. These artworks are embedded with shapes and symbols that have been chosen to represent certain aspects of human culture and the potential future we live in. With subtle references to rave culture, the work uses imagery and lyrics from classic songs as a vehicle to highlight these conditions and ultimately encourage a new way of thinking.
Melbourne’s Metro Gallery will be unveiling new works by Hush for his forthcoming exhibition ‘MUSE’. MUSE will feature 12 large paintings and eight mixed media drawings. If you’re in Melbourne, get there for your chance to see these paintings in the flesh.
On May 6th 2014 Juddy Roller curated 4 world class portrait artists and one of Melbourne’s most respected graffiti writers to collaborate on a wall stretching over the 100 meter boundary of a large power station in Collingwood, Melbourne. The project took about 4 days to complete and has quickly been regarded as one of the most important collaborative murals in Melbourne
“3.99Hz” By Angie Kate Taylor and Chrissie Hall is a surreal artistic experiment, with artworks delving into the unmapped subconscious of the mind. This show is an interactive and dream-like environment where the artworks, installations and soundscapes, encourage the viewer to question and explore the depths of their mind and imagination.
On Friday the 27th to Sunday the 29th of March, local and international street artists transformed 13 walls in the small town of Benalla into incredible works of art.
Artists including Rone, Adnate, Askew, Ears painted murals up to 3 stories high using scissor lifts, cherry pickers and scaffold to scale the buildings to create their modern masterpieces.
Wall to Wall is the first annual street art festival in Benalla, curated by Juddy Roller with the support of the Benalla Street Art Committee. The festival is a forward thinking approach to rejuvenating the regional town.
The design was created by Georgia by first illustrating 3 separate drawings, then physically tearing them up into strips and finally compiling the pieces together to create one final artwork. The design was then hand screen printed in 3 different colours, bringing a new aesthetic to Georgia’s work which is usually only done in black and white. This is also the first time Georgia has offered prints of her artwork for sale.
This hand screen printed Edition 009 is available in black, silver and bronze on bright white 340gsm paper, with each limited to only 10 prints. All prints are A2 size, hand signed and numbered by Georgia Hill and are now available to order online with FREE shipping Australia wide.
East Editions also collaborated with Georgia to launch their new pop up space at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise. The space currently features a mural installation by Georgia Hill to celebrate the release of this latest print edition. Get down to The 4217 if you are in the Gold Coast area to see it for yourself. You can find out more information about The 4217 on their website here – www.the4217.com
Gone but not forgotten. Workshop recently invited Thomas Jackson and Elliott Numskull to decorate their new headquarters in Redfern, Sydney. This is the first time the two have collaborated on a piece like this and we’re excited to see more. Check out the process video below.