We don’t know much about Art Equity apart from that they seem to service the higher end of the art market. The collectors and investors. So it’s amazing to see local Sydney and Melbourne street artists having successful solo shows with them. The fact that an Australian art investment firm like this backs home grown talent is somehow surprising but also quite a welcome move, as normally these investors would be pushed to buy art by street artists from other parts of the world.
Street artists ELK aka Luke Cornish and Will Coles came together at Art Equity for a duo show which had both new and old work from the Sydney and Melbourne based artists.
We are definitely interested to see what’s next at this gallery and will be keeping our eye on their shows for sure. In the meantime, click below to see the full set of photos.
Bundaberg Regional Gallery recently invited Fintan Magee to take part in their Literary Notions program, where the chosen artist is given a novel to read, study and create something in their project room based on the story.
They also made this great little video about the process and the artwork.
More on Fintan Magee here. More on the BRAG here.
‘Inner Myths’ is a collection of new paintings and sculptural works by SHIDA.
The exhibition is a dynamic record of SHIDA’s development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises styles as diverse as Science Fiction Art, French Post-Impressionism and Russian Symbolist Art in his depiction of ethereal realities. Influenced by the work of Frank Frazetta, Paul Gauguin, Mikhail Vrubel and Nikolai Kalmakov, for Inner Myths, as Australia’s most prolific young street artist, SHIDA reinvokes two centuries of art history in his characteristic style.
Inner Myths presents a refined body of works, demonstrating that Shida is an asset to Australian contemporary art, who is constantly challenging himself against the sources of his inspiration.
Melbourne based artist Ollie Lucas was recently in Sydney for his solo show ‘Neon Dispersion’ at Gallery 2010. The collection of work was a small but tight body of graphicly created artworks which burst and spread apart with a rainbow of colours.
The show is now over, but you can see more of his work on his website here.
Sink is a new body of work by Melbourne based artist The Seven Seas. This series of work explores the themes of positive and negative forces and crossing over into parallel universes. This will be the artists first major solo show, and will feature large works on paper, sculpture and installation.
“SINK” by Seven Seas
Opening: Thursday 19th June No Vacancy
Mark Alsweiler is opening his next solo show titled ‘Gold Moth’ at the RVCA Gallery space in Paddington this week. A much anticipated collection of work from the New Zealand born artist, which will see a heap of new work including paintings on paper and hand caved sculptures.
Full of duality, Mark Alsweiler’s acrylic paintings and wooden sculptures are both rudimentary and developed, blending raw painted areas with minuscule details.
Born in the mountainous South Island of New Zealand, Alsweiler now resides in Sydney, Australia. This locational shift is evident in his work where imagery of the countryside is contrasted with metropolitan scenes, his always evident characters keeping unity.
‘Gold Moth’ displays a mix of his hand carved figurative sculptures, made from salvaged hardwood and acrylic on paper paintings.
Click below for the full set of photos.
“Gold Moth” by Mark Alsweiler
Opening: Thursday 19th June
RVCA Gallery – 84 Oxford Street, Paddington
Last month The Hours own Beastman presented his latest solo exhibition ‘Future Origins’ at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne. The successful exhibition was well received by the Melbourne locals and featured a new series of intricate acrylic paintings on wood, an impressive new large scale vector print, three dimensional wall and sculptural installations, and a blacked out front room with two digitally animated works looping on separate screens. Those who attended the busy opening were also treated to a 3 hour live electronic soundtrack provided by Otis Chamberlain from up in the loft which perfectly complimented the overall vibe of the exhibition and artwork. Check out these pics of the exhibition and opening night thanks to the artist and Backwoods Gallery.
I remember seeing Ash Keating‘s murals around Melbourne in the early 2000’s. To me, he was one of the pioneers of fire extinguisher based walls and other types of techniques. It’s great to see such a progression from those days, and to see his work in such small forms.
As always with running this blog, it’s great to find out about artists and Heidi Yardley would be a great example. At a quick first glance, her work seems like a paper collage, but it’s actually charcoal and gesso on paper. A rendered painting of a collage. A great twist to such a popular practice.
“Following a successful 2013, where he achieved the highest ever auction record for a street artist, Luke Cornish will again use his desire to bring social awareness and change through his work. Charlie Foxtrot, in his latest exhibition to be held at Metro Gallery in Armadale Victoria opening on 12 June 2014, will be opened by controversial Catholic Priest, Father Bob Maguire.
The exhibition follows Cornish’s journey to the Middle East where he wanted to gain access to Syria to photograph the ongoing civil war and highlight its humanitarian impact.”