Support: The Design Conference featuring Dface, Timba Smits, Jonathon Levine and more

Quickly becoming one of Australia’s favourite conferences, The Design Conference (formerly known as Analogue Digital) is back next year for a huge event in 2016 ANNNNNDDDDD, as a taster, they have announced the first key speakers for the event including DFACE, JONATHAN LEVINE, and TIMBA SMITS!!!

From the team: “With many of your domestic heroes already featuring in ‘The Design Conference’, we must look to international speakers to maintain our ability to deliver an authentic, original and influential experience. To realise this goal, we are offering a range of affordable Pozible rewards, designed to raise the capital required to deliver a world class event, featuring up to six international speakers in 2016.”

For more info and ways to help donate to the cause, hit their Pozible page here: http://www.pozible.com/project/201534

The Design Conference 2016 Pozible campaign. from analogue.digital on Vimeo.

The Design Conference BNE

The Design Conference BNE

The Design Conference BNE

Opening: Calendar Release & Exhibition by Deb at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

Deb at Ambush Gallery

aMBUSH Gallery & Central Park Mall proudly present DEB 2016 CALENDAR RELEASE & EXHIBITION. Launching on Monday 14 December at aMBUSH Event Space, Level 3, Central Park.

“What do you get when Australia’s foxiest and most talented street artist makes a calendar? …365 days of Deb, Deb, Deb!” – Mike Giant

San Francisco based artist Deb’s 2016 Calendar has already had 4 successful opening events in the US. The touring exhibition now makes its way to Sydney for a one night only event where you can see the original art, get your hands on a signed calendar for $25, meet the artist, and enter into the draw to win an original work of art by the queen of pulp herself, Deb.

The work inside the calendar features the art of Deb, which was hand-painted onto 12 different, fun pin-up photographs (featuring the artist), taken by acclaimed photographer Nicole Reed, and art directed by T-World’s Eddie Zammit.

‘Calendar Release & Exhibition’ by DEB
Where: Ambush Gallery, Sydney
Opening: Monday 14th December

Photos: Stephen Powers – Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull).

We stopped by the Brooklyn Museum to visit the Steven (Espo) Powers installation. A hap-hazard display of various signs, Showcards, Gallery specific works and various Sign painting tools and ephemera. The installation resembles a large scale version of Icy signs in Downtown Brooklyn, Home to Powers and his friends whose work is also displayed in the exhibit. The exhibition runs until MARCH 13, 2016, a must see for people in or visiting New York City.

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Photos: ‘It’s All Around You’ by Beastman at Deus Temple of Enthusiasm, Bali

After relocating to Canggu, Bali in June of this year, Beastman (Bradley Eastman) created a series of new paintings. The new colourful and geometric works were heavily inspired by his new surroundings – the landscape, people, industry, customs and cultures. He was invited to exhibit the paintings at the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Canggu in September, here are some photos of the exhibition and paintings.

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‘KAJA’ – Acrylic & Ink on mounted plywood – 120cm x 120cm

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‘ENHANCE (MENINGKATKAN)’ – Acrylic & Ink on mounted plywood – 50cm x 50cm

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‘BALANCE (KESEIMBANGAN)’ – Aerosol on leather framed rattan – 2m x 2m

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Photos: ‘The Screaming Hand art show’ at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

The Screaming Hand art show recently opened at Ambush Gallery in Sydney, so we braved the rain and checked out this amazing (and large!) collection of both old and new original art, all based on the famous Jim Phillips icon, The Screaming Hand!

The show, curated by Eddie Zammit and Produced by Santa Cruz AUS, was really well presented and jam packed full of amazing work by both local and international artists. Too many to name… A great opportunity for the local artists to be given free reign over a classic image, plus an honour for most to have their work presented next to some of the world’s most renown (skate related) artists such as Mark Gonzales, Steve Olson, Mike Giant, Thomas Campbell, Andy Jenkins and many many more including original artwork by the creator himself, Jim Phillips.

With multiple rooms (our favourite was the video / process room), this show is definitely one not to miss, and make sure you don’t because it’s only open for a short amount of time!

Find out all the details here. (All photos below by Enzo Amato) Click below for the full set of photos…

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

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Opening: ‘Ninety Five Percent’ group show at District 01 – Sydney

NinetyFive Percent is a movement and a community concerned about Climate Change; creating awareness through art.

Opening Night – Thursday 5th of November 6 – 9 pm.
Open Daily – Friday 6th – Saturday 7th 10am – 5pm
@ District 01, 7 Randle Lane, Surry Hills Sydney.

“On October 8th 2015 scientists confirmed a Global Coral Bleaching event is underway, only the third of its kind in recorded history.This event is expected to impact 38% of the world’s coral reefs by the end of this year and kill over 12,000 sq km of reefs.” – NOAA.

Bringing together 20 talented artists who will showcase their interpretation of ocean warming and coral bleaching. Curated by Jaimee Paul

Luschia Porter // Thomas Jackson // George “ Apeseven” Hambov // Cat Lee // Annabel Scanlen // Anne Bourne // Courtney Brims // Arquette Cooke // Brent Smith // Carly Casey // Lani Paxton // Caspian de Looze “The Master Blaster ” // Jaimee Paul // Kareena Zerefos // Jonny Steiner // Kirsten Duncombe // Laura Ives // Lyn Hammond // M-Lon

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

Ninety Five Percent

Photos: ‘Pools’ by Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty at China Heights – Sydney

China Heights recently opened a duo show by young female artists Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty, titled ‘Pools’. If you missed the show, you can view a full catalogue of works on the China Heights website.

“Abandonment is a recurring theme in Annalisa Ferraris and Lucy O’Doherty’s work. In the current exhibition, that abandonment comes in the form of empty swimming pools. Annalisa Ferraris finds their immediate redundancy and strange shifts of space interesting; for Lucy O’Doherty, it’s the implied narrative behind them, the fact that something sinister or sad may have happened for them to be empty – the sense of mystery is alluring. The artists, who met while studying at the National Art School and now work out of the same studio, exhibit together wherever possible.”

Click below for the full set of photos.

Pools at China Heights Gallery

Pools at China Heights Gallery

Pools at China Heights Gallery

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Photos: ‘Scented Intoxication’ by Lyn Balzer & Tony Perkins at Australian Design Centre – Sydney

The Australian Design Centre has recently opened another great exhibition showcasing the remarkable work of Lyn Balzer and Tony Perkins. A mix of photography, sculpture and jewellery, this show highlights how artists and designers can work across many different mediums.

Scented Intoxication is inspired by the small details that exist in nature and explores the material lifecycle of leather, wood, and marble, benchmarked by their signature scent. With a strong emphasis on using offcuts, re-using materials, and testing object resilience, the exhibition straddles the spheres of fashion, lifestyle, and design with inherent flavours of the Australian landscape.”

More info on the ADC website. Read a recent interview with the artists here.

Click below for the full set of photos.

Australian Design Centre

Australian Design Centre

Australian Design Centre

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