‘LOVED BUT NOT LOST’ @ THE TATE, GLEBE

WED 02 . MAY . 2012 6PM
‘LOVED BUT NOT LOST’
AN EXHIBITION OF RARE T-SHIRT GRAPHICS

As far back as the early 50’s, Miami based Tropix Togs used aquired lisencing rights from Disney to screen print graphic adorned garments featuring Mickey Mouse and Davey Crocket. This moment in fashion history paved the way for a desire to use T-shirt graphics to express Individuality.

T-shirt’s are a part of our everyday, their graphics are reflections of certain periods in time and have power to unlock lost memories. For These contributors discarding a stained, shredded moth eaten piece of fabric with a cracked graphic is an emotional parting. For them it is often easier to ignore its age by preserving it in a bottom drawer, than potentially lose the memories it holds.

‘Loved But Not Lost’ will show case over 50 rare t-shirts loaned for display from some of sydney’s most enthusiastic collectors.

THE TATE @ THE TOXTETH, 345 GLEBE PT ROAD, GLEBE, SYDNEY CITY
EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL SUN 06 . MAY . 2012
WWW.THETATE.WORDPRESS.COM

Beastman & Phibs – House of Bricks & Backwoods – Melbourne

Melbourne is getting Christmas early this year. With all the Carbon festival activities going on, coupled with the news that Beastman AND Phibs are BOTH having shows in Melbourne this Friday… I’d be jumping on the first flight down Friday morning to witness these two equally amazing shows. Stay tuned for some exclusive preview photos of the setup…

Beastman - The Opening Hours

Phibs - The Opening Hours

Vexta x Hibernian House

Before heading up to Brisbane for her solo show at Edwina Corlette, Vexta painted the famous Hibernian House. Check out this short video of the process.

International street art wunderkind Vexta redecorates the hallowed walls of Hibernian House in Sydney.

Video by Oliver Heath
Music by Damn Moroda

vexta.com.au
damnmoroda.bandcamp.com

Comb Gallery presents “Whole”

Comb Gallery on the Gold Coast have put together an awesome lineup of Australian talent for a group show opening the 20th April. More details below or on their website here.

Reka, Jae Copp, Max Berry, Phibs, Yelz, Drypnz, William Harden, Seekayem, Bennett, Daniel Foothead, Megan Cope, Lexi Land, Mica Still, Sascha Bravery, Kathryn Dolby, Dick Fineman, Walter Gethrey Peach, Angella Connell, Stabs, Siana Butterfield, Eek, Evan Lole, Yoannah Elyse Dieudonne, Robert Wallace + Rory Harnden, Gunter Muller, Christie Wright, Keegan Davis, Daniel Loorparg, Benji Bradley + Liz Bird

The circle is a powerful symbolic form that holds a vast array of different associations throughout visual culture. This universal shape embodies our physical reality, from minute microscopic structures like the atom to the grandiose scale of the planetary giants. The circle has also been utilized to help understand and define our inner worlds as a symbol of balance and wholeness in psychological and spiritual practices. For ëWholeí we have asked a variety of artists from different backgrounds and stylistic approaches to create a work using this motif.

Opening Night 20th of April, 6pm
show runs till 2nd of May 2012

Comb Gallery
23 McLean st
Coolangatta, QLD

Vexta – “In Between Worlds”

Current Sydney resident Vexta has been busy creating a new body of work she’s called “In Between Worlds”. It opens this Thursday night at Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane. This new series has us excited, so if you’re in QLD get down and check out the show before it dissapears…

Vexta sent us some exclusive photos of the setup and a few of the artworks being shown at the gallery (the animal skulls are amazing). See below for some of the magic.

vexta the opening hours

Vexta - The Opening Hours

Vexta - The Opening Hours

Vexta - The Opening Hours

Vexta - The Opening Hours

Vexta - The Opening Hours

Vexta - The Opening Hours

Vexta - The Opening Hours

Video: Shida world tour

Shida is currently traveling around the world painting various countries and numerous amounts of walls, floors and abandoned buildings. Check out the video below he has just released of some of the action.

From Cambodia to Brazil, New York to Berlin, Shida paints across four continents.

Shida's upcoming exhibition opens at Inoperable Gallery, Vienna, May 9th.
http://www.inoperable.at/

More Shida:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/shidaart/