Last week we hosted Shida‘s first ever Sydney solo exhibition, and without a doubt it was one of the best shows we’ve seen for a long time. A dreamy collection of over 70 unique pieces, ‘Higher Planes’ consisted of paintings, small sculpture and one large scale sculpture hand carved from hardwood. But enough talking, click below for the full set of photos.
Sign of the time is an art show based around today’s sign painting works by a collective of artists. The individuality of sign painters in the modern day is vast and this collection of works gives an insight into some of these personalities. Utilizing the skills and traditional methods of sign painting allows the artists to create a unique communication design to engage with the viewer. The works range between traditional period pieces to modern creative works.
The show features some of the best in the game:
The Hours, Above Second and Ironlak present
NEON GOLDEN – HONG KONG
GROUP EXHIBITION AND ARTIST TOUR
FEATURING: FINTAN MAGEE / SHIDA / RONE / KYLE HUGHES-ODGERS / BEASTMAN / YOK / SHERYO / NUMSKULL / VANS THE OMEGA / ROACH / PHIBS / TWOONE / JUMBO / THOMAS JACKSON
Curated by Australian based creative group The Hours, ‘Neon Golden’ is an exhibition of new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration.
This group exhibition, presented by and located at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District, is a celebration of new art movements in the Asia Pacific Region, and a showcase of these 14 artists’ diverse range of unique styles, subjects and techniques.
As well as the exhibition, this prolific group of artists will all be traveling from their current locations around the world to be in Hong Kong for a week long artist tour of the city, painting as many collaborative murals as possible with support from Ironlak.
FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013 7-10pm
Exhibition continues until Saturday 5th October 2013
In the lead up Dangerfork‘s first ever print exhibition, Mike D took some time out to ask them a few questions about how they started, their process and everything else Dangerfork. See below for a video and photos.
kind of — gallery and Bespoke Laser present ‘BROADSIDE’.
Co-curated with Doctor Dboe.
Opening Thursday August 29th, 6pm.
118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.
‘BROADSIDE’ is a poster design exhibition featuring:
Nanami Cowdroy, Georgia Perry, Dboe Oner, Gemma O’Brien, Chris Yee, Aldous Massie, Ben Brown, James Jirat, Pigeonboy, Nathan Pickering, Will Lynes, Mark Drew, Days One, Ken Taylor, Ben Frost, Pudler, Wing Lau, Filfury, Cam Scale.
Broadsides or street literature is a type of printing on large printed sheets of paper, designed to be plastered onto walls as a form of mass communication.
THE BASEL ROYALE ART PRIZE
The Lo-Fi Collective’s Basel Royale Art Prize begins in Surry Hills on August 15 and is now open for entry by the public. The competition, running until November 7, will challenge the artistic endurance of 24 Sydney-based artists in a socially driven 12-week competition.
Each week two artists will be given three hours on Thursday evenings to create an artwork at Lo-Fi on a 1.2 metre by 1.2 metre timber box as their submission for the art prize. One winner will be selected from the 24 final works on November 7 while they showcase their pieces in a public arena.
The overall winner will be sent to Art Basel Miami, December 5 – 8, 2013, with flights, accommodation and passes to events at the international arts festival. This convergence of key artistic figureheads is one of the art world’s most respected events with a mixture of historically important and contemporary works.
Lo-Fi Collective will judge the winner by posting each final work on Instagram, where likes on these posts will count as points towards a final score. A panel of judges will cast their own specially weighted votes, while the public can vote on the entries using tokens.
Lo-Fi, Kinselas Building, Level 2, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW.
Competition: 6pm – 9pm each consecutive Thursday until November 7, 2013.
La’ Division presents WASHED OUT – An exploration into the outer reaches of heroic galaxies that have sold out, given up and all but collapsed to an inevitable doom. Washed Out of the stardom and into normality.
Featuring work from:
Alex Lehours / Dale Bigeni / Trait / Matt Dampney / Keo Match / Bafcat / Biffy Brentano / Citizen Sweet / Grizzle / Sindy Sinn / Vanderlism / Mulga / Okay / Ben Brown / Apeseven / Chris Honey / Lee Mcconnell / Chehehe / Brigid Moloney / Mike Watt / Teem
Lo-Fi Collective at The Standard
Lv 3 / 383 Bourke St / Surry Hills