Semi Permanent has just announced the first release of speakers for their 2014 conference and it’s a amazing/eclectic mix of super-human creatives including Tony Hawk, Mr Brainwash, Corbin Harris, Tara McPherson and many more. Check out their website here for the full list and stay tuned for the second release of speakers.
Tonight is the second opening at RVCA’s Downstairs Gallery in Paddington. Featuring a photo series by contributing US artist Keegan Gibbs, ‘Zuma’ was shot in one day on two rolls of 35mm colour negative film in Malibu, California.
Simplicity and nostalgia is the key to this series in whole, you’ll start noticing the relationship between the form (umbrella), the people, and the environment itself, the beach. Each frame has its own story. Continuing on the motif of shooting from behind his subjects that is prevalent in much of his other work, Keegan takes out the element of peoples faces, forcing the viewers attention first to the umbrella, then to the small details of the frame: a brand of sunscreen, the array of beach accessories, and the body language of the people, who were shot without knowledge of the photographers presence.
Opening tonight (January 30th) 6-9pm
RVCA Downstairs Gallery
82 Oxford st, Paddington
Exhibition remains open for a month
‘Final Act’ was a major installation piece (or pieces) by Ian Strange for the Canterbury Museum in Christchurch as a part of the Rise Festival (covered here). It was another extension of the artists’ body of work surrounding the theme of suburban Homes, a theme that resonates deeply in Christchurch after the devastating earthquake of 2011. See below for the photos and a behind the scenes narration of the work by the artist.
Now that the Tate Gallery in Glebe is back in full swing, the team at the gallery are curating a group show to get the year rolling. The show is small paper works, only using black and white, featuring TOM SCHWAIGER, LUSCHIA PORTER, ROACH, MADELEINE PFULL, OX, THOMAS JACKSON, CHRIS YEE, ANIA GAREEVA, DAVID CRAGG, SCOTT MARSH, CHRIS LOUTFY, CAM WALL, KILLGORE TROUT, TAKIE, MULGA, NUMSKULL, WILL COOKE & DAVID PITT. More details on the facebook event here.
“B&W” Group show
Opening: Wednesday, 22nd January The Tate
We love this time of year. It’s the time of year when everything kicks off, everyone’s happy because of the weather, AND all the big art and design events get announced. One such event that we’re always excited to hear about is Carbon. A yearly event down in Melbourne put on by Acclaim and a host of other creative sponsors, which has in the past featured the likes of Barry McGee, Futura, Henry Chalfant, Shawn Stussy, Dabs & Myla and many many more of the world’s top creatives.
The lineup for 2014 has just been announced including graffiti-turned-contemporary artist Patrick Martinez; menswear giant Mark McNairy (Billionaire Boys Club, A Bathing Ape, Heather Grey Wall, adidas Originals); Complex Media Art Director Brent Rollins; Mad Decent Creative Director and A&R Paul Devro; FRANK151 Editor Stephen Malbon and seminal skate photographer Mike O’ Meally.
Last year was amazing (see our video recap here), so expect an even bigger event for 2014. Stay tuned to their website and facebook for the rest of the lineup announcements.
Young American photographer and RVCA Advocate Keegan Gibbs has an upcoming photo exhibition in Sydney. The show, titled ‘Zuma’ will feature 40 photographs of beach umbrella’s taken over two days on a busy Californian beach, more news on the show to come, for the moment though, here’s a selection of some recent works.