Adnate would have to be one of the most talented Australian realistic artists’ within the medium of spray paint. He has exhibited his work and painted small to large scale murals all over the world. If you’re in Melbourne, don’t miss out on his solo show ‘Beyond the Lands’ at Metro Gallery, Melbourne.
“Working mainly with aerosol spray paint, Adnate pays homage to his origins as a graffiti artist and his complex practice rivals the establishment of contemporary portraiture. He has an innate ability to deliver the intense impact of light and shade that plays across his works no matter their scale. It’s the fusion of his passion for indigenous Australians combined with his graffiti background and his knowledge of contemporary and traditional fine art techniques which creates truly masterful paintings on canvas.”
“Beyond the Lands” by Adnate
Opening: Thursday, 8th May
Outergold.com Presents ‘All Your Gold’ An all girl exhibition to launch an online monthly artist spotlight co-curated by OUTERGOLD and Marty Routledge of The Hours, curator of Go Font Ur Self, Selfest, Lo-Fi Collective and The Tate.
All Your Gold will take place on Wednesday 30th April and will feature the works of JESSICA HISCHE (SF) / GEMMA O’BRIEN (SYD) / BIDDY MARONEY – WBYK (SYD) / MISO (MEL) / CAT RABBIT (MEL) / SYKE (SYD) / TAKIE (SYD) / GREEDY HEN (SYD) / HANNAH STOUFFER (LA) / FURRY LITTLE PEACH (SYD) / JACQUELINE BUI (SYD) and CARA STRICKER (NYC).
The exhibition poster above has been designed by the series’ first featured artist, Sydney-based typographer and illustrator Gemma O’Brien. After a stint learning letterpress in university sparked a fervent obsession with typography, Gemma created her blog For the Love of Type. At 21 she produced an experimental video, in which she inscribed her body with hand lettering, that caught the attention of Font Shop’s Jurgen Siebert and earned her an invitation to speak Germany’s 2009 Typo Berlin design conference. Since then she’s been sprucing up words in pen, ink and vectors for clients including Woolworths, Vodafone, Smirnoff, Canon, The New York Times and most recently Volcom.
All Your Gold
Wednesday 30th April – 6pm
The Tate Gallery (Upstairs at The Toxteth Hotel)
345 Glebe Point Rd,
Drinks thanks to Yalumba and Asahi
Hamishi recently worked with Blackartprojects to open his solo show titled ‘Ableit Tho’. A great collection of work, and an even greater installation that included an oversized t-shirt which had a long list of customer service Twitter replies from large corporations and brands. Great to see a new body of work from the Melbourne based artist.
“A hard drive fails in an instant and with it goes a collection of memories. The somewhat volatile medium of the digital is expressed as irrecoverable loss and leads to an obvious lack of trust. Without trust one enters into a tenuous relationship. There is an anxiety inherent to the impending possibility of a sudden end. Even now I am scared, the last time I backed up my laptop was months ago.”
More on Hamishi here. More on Blackartprojects here.
Opening end of this week in Sydney is a MASSIVE group exhibition featuring sixteen of New York and Los Angeles most talented young artists. What Are You Doing After This? (WAYDAT?) Features work by Alex Olson, Tino Razo, Neckface, Fuck This Life, Christopher Shonting, Curtis Buchanan, Nina Long, Jerry Hsu, Jeffrey Potocar, Kevin Long, Leo Fitzpatrick, Meryl Smith, Bill Strobeck, Lele Saveri, Atiba Jefferson & Todd Jordan.
Opens Friday 2nd of May, 6 – 9pm
Continues until end of the month
RVCA Downstairs Gallery
84 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW Australia.
Here’s the latest round up of recent walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Roach, Phibs, Sid Tapia, Nico, Skulk, Grizzle, Pudl, The Ox King, Bones, Elph, Venom, Skulk and more. Click below for more photos.
@nemans, I Love the Inner West, www.innerwestlifestyle.com.au
Every year, The Art Park invites two artists to live and work in their beautiful home town of Byron Bay. Probably one of the most sought after residency programs in Australia… Well, going by all the picturesque photos on their instagram, that’s what it seems like to us.
The current artists in residence is none other than Rhys Lee. A celebrated young Australian artist who’s work is widely known throughout the art world both young and established. Rhys will round off his residency with a show at The Art Park gallery in Byron. See below for all the details, and if you’re in Byron, don’t miss out!
“Kooka Snake Clown” by Rhys Lee
Opening: Thursday 24 April
The Art Park Gallery
I’m always blown away by Yusk’s vision, the guy is tapped into something very deep.
Here are some previews from his show in August, enjoy.
Oblivion, mixed media on 60 x 40cm paper.
A shade to rest, for those who enjoy resting in the comfortable shade of the dead, or soon to be. pencil on 30x45cm paper
Lobotomy, mixed media on 3 x A3 size paper.
Untitled, 110 x 60 cm paper
Freedom over safety, mixed media on 240x210cm wood panel.
Hand study 3, acrylic on 24x27cm japanese paperboard
Acrylic on 140 x 100cm paper.
Vexta has been busy traveling the world recently where she ended up in Condesa, Mexico City to paint this beautiful 4 story wall. Get your eyes onto this past paced video featuring anything and everything that happened during her time. More on Vexta here.
Hand signed, numbered, bound and screen printed by Stabs. Limited to only 50. The Keep It Simple zines are now available for $50, online here and at Backwoods Gallery.
Hard Workers Club and Smalltime Books presents ‘Papertrail’, a one day small press/zine fair at Sydney’s Paramount House in Surry Hills.
Co-presented with Sydney’s own The Heavy Collective and The Thousands Sydney, titles from Australia’s finest independent publishers, stockists & distros will be available for keeps.
Featuring stallholders, Pambook, Gang Atelier, Rainoff, Perimeter Books, Doingbird, The Blackmail, Left Out Store, Smalltime Books, Heavy Time, Making Ends, The Heavy Collective and Hard workers Club.
“Papertrail” small press fair
Opening: Saturday, 19th April / 10am – 4pm
Paramount House – 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills