Photos: Joel Birch “Hopeless & Romantic” at The Tate – Sydney

Joel Birch opened his show “Hopeless & Romantic” at The Tate last week and the gallery quickly packed out with fans snapping up his originals and prints that were on show. This is Joel’s second Sydney show and demonstrates his unique style of typography and continued use of black and white. Keeping things simple, but evolving his work to be more and more detailed with each collection.

Along with this new body of work, we (The Hours) launched our next series of limited edition t-shirts. Joel created an exclusive font piece that was on sale at the gallery, and will be available online from tomorrow.

See more from Joel here.

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Joel Birch - The Opening Hours

Outside: Numskull, Roach and Joel Birch new mural on Foveaux Street – Sydney

For most people, ANZAC day means a day off. A day to hit the pub and maybe play a little two up. For myself, Roach and Joel Birch, we decided to give the Foveaux Street wall a much needed overhaul. Our phrase “What a wonder full day to go painting” is meant to encourage people that any day is good day to paint. Lucky for us, ANZAC day was about the most perfect Sydney weather i’ve experienced in a while. Get out and paint something!

Thanks to Chris for the photos.

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Numskull - Roach - Joel Birch

Video: Ironlak presents Sauce and more

Sitting here on a Sunday, sometimes we take time out to go video hunting on the internet, and sometimes you find treasure troves of video goodness in the one place. Today, we glued our faces to the two Ironlak video channels. Both vimeo and youtube. Ironlak is always on point with their productions, and seems to have series amount of short films in their library. Got some time to kill? Check out their Vimeo or Youtube. Check out a few favourites below.

Video: The Opening Hours at Carbon Festival 2013

Continuing on with our gradual coverage of Carbon Festival, we are happy to present a video of our time down in Melbourne. We interviewed some of the key speakers, got a few tags, did a few tags, checked out some parties and enjoyed everything else Melbourne had for us that weekend. Big thanks to Acclaim, Diamond Dozen and the whole Carbon team. Bring on next year!!!

Barry McGee

On the outside with @nemans

This week’s roundup features a host of Sydney favourites. Jumbo, Phibs, Zap, Roach and more. Click below to see the full set.

“On The Outside” is a feature from our friend @nemans (www.innerwestlifestyle.com.au). A weekly round up of recent walls and laneways around Sydney.

The Opening Hours

The Opening Hours
Days, Dvate

The Opening Hours
Freak KGB

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Interview: Dabs & Myla

Next up in our series of interviews that took place at Carbon Festival, is with Dabs & Myla. We sat down with the couple and talked all things graffiti, LA, and what it’s like being a couple that work so closely together.

Dabs & Myla are former Melbourne residents, so it was a pleasure to interview this superstar duo in their original hometown. Find out more about Dabs & Myla here. Click below for the full interview.

Dabs and Myla

The Opening Hours: So tell us how you met each other, high school sweethearts?

Dabs: Noooo we don’t go as far back as highschool, more like art school sweethearts, so I guess we met maybe 10 years ago? Studying illustration, and then we just got to know each other, at the time we were both in different relationships but we just discarded them and we got together. Right from that moment we started painting together

Dabs and Myla

Myla: And he started teaching me how to paint graffiti.

D: Yeah me and Dvate used to take Em (Myla) out, cus she was really interested, so we were like you should come painting. She started maybe just painting characters, then she started learning how to paint letters, and I would be in her ear all the time, helping her along. She was sketching a lot and then Myla started painted pieces more often and getting more into it and we started painting together more.

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MAGIC WEIRDOS NEVER DIE

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MAGIC WEIRDOS NEVER DIE

Scawfell Studios / LONDON / May 2nd @ 6pm

FEATURING: Jon Boam, Manuel Donada, Jasper Dunk, Berto Fojo, Dillon Froelich, Ghostpatrol, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Suzi Kemp, Sean Morris, Luke Pelletier, James Unsworth

New London gallery space Scawfell Studios opens its doors on May 2nd with “Magic Weirdos Never Die” – a group exhibition featuring 11 contemporary artists from 4 different countries, curated by Sean Morris.

Following on from the successful group show “Let’s Go Magic Weirdos”, held last year in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia, Sean Morris is at it again. This time he’s bringing his work and bunch of impressive, magical weirdos to London.

The line-up includes Australian art heroes Ghostpatrol and Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Spanish comic artist Berto Fojo, the prolific Luke Pelletier from the States, and killer London based illustrators Jon Boam, Suzie Kemp and Jasper Dunk.

Along side these phenomenal names will be the usual awesome depravity from Londoner James Unsworth, the black metal space demons of Madrid’s Manuel Donada, beautifully strange and politically charged drawings from Florida’s Dillon Froelich and the white trash fables of Sean Morris himself, who hits London just 2 weeks after a successful solo exhibition in Madrid.

Get down for the exhibition opening on Thursday the 2nd of May from 6pm-9pm at Scawfell Street Studios: 6a Scawfell Street E2 8NG. This is gonna be huge.