Shida x Black Canyon Projects

The guys over at Black Canyon have stayed busy since collaborating on the new issue of Kingbrown Mag – today they’re kicking off a new print series (Black Canyon Editions) with a release from the mighty Shida, who is currently based in Poland. It’s a super affordable, super limited riso print and it’ll go fast – get ‘em HERE.

To mark the occassion Mik Shida put together the photo diary below, featuring recent snow covered European painting adventures…

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‘Night Riders’ at kind of — gallery

Next Wednesday we have the pleasure of launching a photographic book and exhibition by Briana Russell  — ‘Night Riders’.

Night Riders is a social photographic project that aims to shed light on this mysterious part of the night.

For several weeks Briana rode with the Night Riders, meeting characters and documenting the journey of the N80 & N90 bus routes, delivering people safely to their destinations between the hours of 12am-5am.

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DREAM BIG #TWTBLOCKPARTY

Once again the nice people at TWT and Brand X have decided to throw a block party for the creative precinct that we’re a part of.
To coincide with his solo show Chris Yee will be live painting a mural on the kind of — balcony.

RSVP HERE HERE HERE or HERE

Following the success of last year’s event which saw over 1000 locals celebrate the official opening of the precinct, join us for the another legendary evening of exploring, interacting, surprise and creativity – with music, live art, food, film and fun that will bring this once sleepy street in St Leonard’s to life as a hub of activity.

8 artist-run initiatives have taken up residence on Atchison Street transforming underutilised buildings into art galleries, creative retail and workspace for artists. On March 20, each venue will be offering their own taste of creative hospitality.

Program includes:

* The unveiling of JODEE KNOWLES’ new mural in Atchison Lane
* RETROSWEAT 80’s aerobic class @ Brand X
* ANITA DOOCHE & BETTY GRUMBLE performance @ our new underground DIVE BAR
* LANEWAY LEARNING workshops
* Preview of our new LANEWAY CINEMA
* SHARED BOUNDARIES exhibition by Sofia Lo Bianco
* LETTERPRESS demonstrations
* CAMERA OBSCURA @ contact sheet
* MURAL PAINTING & exhibition @ cre8tive studios
* THE BIKE WHISPERER @ Cicli Spirito
* WATER exhibition @ T1 Art Terminal and me artspace
* PANORAMA exhibition by CHRIS YEE @ kind of – gallery
* Live Loop da Loop @ BSIDESOUND
* Wishing Tree @ PLATFORM72
* LIVE MUSIC @ The Jazz Workshop
* FRENCH CUTS exhibition @ Caffe Nostra

And much much more…

An authentic BLOCK PARTY experience that showcases the creative talents which exist in our new precinct in the Lower North Shore – our new community.

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A major new arts undertaking, the TWT Creative Precinct is an exciting, vibrant new initiative which involves the conversion of a number of commercial buildings on Atchison Street into art galleries, creative retail and space for artists. This opportunity has been made possible through our new relationship with Auswin TWT Developments.

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We hope you can join us for this exciting cultural celebration, part of The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now, presented by ANZ.

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Photos: Kingbrown Issue 10 Perth Launch

The 10th issue of Kingbrown mag dropped on the West Coast with a huge 60-artist show last week at FORM Gallery, co-curated by Black Canyon.

Check out some opening night shots after the jump, courtesy of Carolyn Karnovsky, Tom Groves, Rabbithole and FORM.

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‘BETWEEN’ at the Spectrum Now Festival

kind of — has been invited to show ‘BETWEEN’ mixed media works by Steve Tierney in the Spectrum Playground at the Spectrum Now Festival.

The offsite kind of — will open to the public Wednesday 11th March at 7pm and be open everyday till the 16th from 5pm.

For catalogue of available works please email kindof.gallery@gmail.com

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‘PANORAMA’ — Chris Yee

We’re very excited to announce the 2nd solo exhibition by Chris Yee — ‘BETWEEN’.

With PANORAMA, Chris Yee explores power through size and scale – more directly the representation of sport teams, gangs, ancient armies and governments throughout time. 

Through a series of large scale artworks he finally mends the missing links between the social youth of Chinatown, the suburbs of Ryde and the Roman empire.

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Opening: Versus – No Comply Gallery

Landing a bunch of big name national artists for the line up of their newest showcase, ‘Versus‘, quaint Toowoomba art space, No Comply gallery have again proved to be on the pulse of the visual art industry.

Housed in Kontraband Studios, a graffiti store / screen-printing and sign writing space, No Comply will soon launch a group exhibition set to spur nostalgia from gamers and creatives alike.

Featuring 16 Australian artists and their response to the theme of video games, the showcase plays on the iconopgraphy of the home consoles and coin operated arcades games of the yesteryear, celebrating all that is grand about an 8-64 bit, square-eyed reality.

Of the 16 artists, Versus will display an impressive scope of work from the forefront of Australian contemporary art with Ghost Patrol, Gimiks Born, John Kaye, Sean Morris and Shida all gracing the gallery space. Check out the full-list of featured artists here.

Don’t miss the official opening on Friday 13th March from 7-9pm at 6 Laurel St, Toowoomba, (RSVP: here).

As well as the unveiling of the unseen artworks, the launch also promises beer, dumplings and vintage arcade games – Ya, Wa, Wahooo!

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The Heavy Collective Kick Starter

Our friends over at the Heavy Collective are trying to drum up some dollar bills to keep the good work they’ve been doing moving forward. Jump on board!

The Heavy Collective are extremely excited to announce the launch of our long overdue Kickstarter.  We have been on the hard road with Tumblr for the longest time and are in desperate need of a real deal website. It’s been four years and we would like to say we’ve made a dent; exhibiting, publishing, interviewing and sharing inspiring and important work from photographers both here and abroad, but Tumblr has made it feel like dragging a rock uphill.

This year we are rolling out some pure gems online and off and we need a real website to make it happen. We are proud to make public the release of Heavy Vol. 1. An annual publication featuring some of the big hitters we have had the privilege of showcasing these past four years. Expanding on this, our new digs will allow us to publish a quarterly, assembling all of the submissions that land in our inbox and flickr pool that we think deserves a tasty spotlight. Lastly, Collaborate! We’ve been dying to do this in a strong and meaningful way, a new site finally gives us room do do it. A real collective with real stories, fostering a firm international community, linking you to what’s happening with photography world wide.

Help us move into our new home – Donation and video link here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/178687563/the-heavy-collective-house-hunting

(image by – Zhang Xiao)
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Opening: Kingbrown Issue 10 Perth Launch

The brand new issue of Kingbrown Mag launches next week in Perth – back where it all began – with this monster show at FORM Gallery.

Put together with Issue 10 co-curators Black Canyon (Sean Morris and Tom Groves) the launch features 60 artists from 11 countries, working on brown paper and painted denim vests.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Perth, get down from 6-8pm on March 4 to grab a copy of the new issue and some free beers from the good dudes at Feral Brewing. Should be a fun one! KB_issue10_PerthFORM 640

 

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