Wonderwalls Wollongong 2016

Back for its 5th instalment, Wonderwalls Festival is returning to Wollongong from the 25th-27th of November, to paint the town from end to end.

With over 20 walls set to be blanketed with art by Local, National and International Street and Graffiti Artists, some much needed colour will spill out to the West end of Wollongong.

Live murals will be painted by artists…

45RPM, BEASTMAN, CHERIE BUTTONS, CHRIS BANKS, CLAIRE FOXTON, DAVID CRAGG, E.L.K, JARUS, ENES, FRANK AND MIMI, GARY, GEORGE ROSE, GEORGIA HILL, JESS COCHRANE, JESSEE LEE JOHNS, JOHN KAYE, JYIRO, KRIMSONE, MAID, MARSH, MAYO, MIKEY FREEDOM, PHIBS, SAGE, SCOTT NAGY, SID TAPIA, SIMON THOMAS, SION GRIFF, SIRUM, STEVE CROSS, VANS THE OMEGA

Coinciding with the festival will be the Wonderwalls Exhibition and Artist Q&A – Australia’s first ever exhibition curated by 1XRUN from Detroit, USA. Showcasing works by Wonderwalls Alumni and acclaimed artists…

ASKEW, BEASTMAN, BEZT, DABS MYLA, DVATE, ELLIOT FRANCIS STEWART, FINTAN MAGEE, JARUS, KYLE HUGHES ODGERS, MEGGS, RONE, SAINER, SCOTT MARSH, SHERYO, SHIDA, VANS THE OMEGA, YOK + more to be announced

See below for an overview of this year’s key events; and the full program and map of locations will be released closer to the date at – http://wonderwallsfestival.com/

KEY EVENTS…

WONDERWALLS WOLLONGONG FESTIVAL
Date: Friday 25th, Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November
Time: Each day from 10am
Location: Throughout Wollongong city, see map for individual locations (released closer to the date) – http://wonderwallsfestival.com/

Featuring Artists…
45RPM, BEASTMAN, CHERIE BUTTONS, CHRIS BANKS, CLAIRE FOXTON, DAVID CRAGG, E.L.K, JARUS, ENES, FRANK AND MIMI, GARY, GEORGE ROSE, GEORGIA HILL, JESS COCHRANE, JESSEE LEE JOHNS, JOHN KAYE, JYIRO, KRIMSONE, MAID, MARSH, MAYO, MIKEY FREEDOM, PHIBS, SAGE, SCOTT NAGY, SID TAPIA, SIMON THOMAS, SION GRIFF, SIRUM, STEVE CROSS, VANS THE OMEGA

ROOFTOP PARTY/LAUNCH – Open to public, live art from Ironlak, DJ’s & bar
Date: Friday 25th November
Time: 6:30PM – Late
Location: Rooftop of Wollongong Central. Access via Keira Street (opposite Guzman and Gomez)

WONDERWALLS EXHIBITION, CURATED BY 1XRUN + ARTIST Q&A
Date: Saturday 26th November
Time: 7-9PM
Location: Moving Mountains Gallery, 7 Globe Lane, Wollongong

Featuring Artists…
ASKEW, BEASTMAN, BEZT, DABS MYLA, DVATE, ELLIOT FRANCIS STEWART, FINTAN MAGEE, JARUS, KYLE HUGHES ODGERS, MEGGS, RONE, SAINER, SCOTT MARSH, SHERYO, SHIDA, VANS THE OMEGA, YOK + more to be announced

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‘Waves’ group exhibition – Manly

Funstudio & North Journal presents Waves

A collection of Australian Artists

Mark Alsweiler / Otis Hope carey / Bart Celestino
Michael Bennett / Nadia Hernandez
Brad Eastman / Edward Woodley / Georgia Hill
Toby Jones / Thomas Jackson / Matt Rabbidge Max Berry / Elliott Routledge / Will Lynes
Nathan Pickering / Sylvès Colless / Paul McNeil

Saturday 20th August, 4 till 7pm

DUE NORTH WORKSPACES
North Head Sanctuary
Building 4 / 33 North head scenic Drive, MANLY
Direction at www.duenorthworkspaces.com

Proudly supported by Funstudio, North Journal, Due North Workspaces, Logan Wines and Stone & Wood Brewery

Waves exhibition

Photos: ROA at Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

From the 3rd to the 19th of June, Backwoods Gallery will be presenting ‘Hic Sunt Dracones’, the latest exhibition by Roa. The result of a modern expedition, the show will explore the impact of western civilisation on Australia’s native fauna through illustration, sculpture and installations.

Click here to see more photos and the artworks.

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Video: City Walls Sydney featuring Nadia Hernandez

‘To be free is to have no fear’ is a mural by Nadia Hernandez, commissioned by The City of Sydney for the City Walls Sydney project, an ongoing outdoor mural project for the city’s Art & About program. Nadia’s mural is located behind Customs House in Sydney, Australia.

City Walls Sydney featuring Nadia Hernandez from funstudio on Vimeo.

Opening: Mark Alsweiler ‘Port of Call’ at Koskela – Sydney

Mild Manners are teaming up with the iconic sustainable furniture and design store Koskela to present a special off site exhibition and window installation with NZ born, Sydney based artist Mark Alsweiler. Port of Call features a selection of new hardwood sculptures and paintings.

‘Port of Call’ by Mark Alsweiler
Where: Koskela, Sydney
Opening: Saturday 21st May, 3pm

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Opening: Timba Smits ‘Role Models’ at Lamington Drive – Melbourne

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Role Models by Timba Smits — a series of exquisite portraits.

It’s been 15 years since Timba’s first (and only) solo show but he hasn’t been idle in the intervening years. Since his 2001 debut exhibition, Self Titled, this award-winning illustrator has ventured on to refine and evolve his iconic style while exhibiting in and curating a large number of successful local and international group shows.

‘Role Models’ by Timba Smits
Where: Lamington Drive, Melbourne
Opening: Wednesday 16th May

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Photos: Jae Copp at RVCA Corner Gallery – Melbourne

It has been close to five years between artist Jae Copp‘s last solo exhibition, picking up right where he left he’s exhibiting series of distinctive new works at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Melbourne.

Paralleloland opened early April and runs for just over a month until May 7. The work is described by Copp as a ‘lost collection of cosmic maps and artefacts from the atlas of imagination’. He has long used allegories and abstract twists to take personal and social views out of context, into a surreal, and at times almost semi-nonsensical way using an array of medium including paper treatments, hand stitching, embossing and sculptural elements rendered with meticulous brush-based illustration.

Through the series he clumsily explores and appropriates the theory of parallel universes and time travel by providing his shape-shifting figures with new found maps and artefacts to guide them through the universe as they continue to mimic learnings of a bygone era. With these new found tools they are able to navigate through time and space in a relentless quest for both, social and planetary harmony.

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Event: Sunday Walls featuring Unique, Swaze and more at The Lord Gladstone – Sydney

The Good Lord‘s monthly paint jam is back once again, this month with a killer lineup of graffiti legends and music curated by the team at Big Village! Unique IBS is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most reknown graffiti writers and has contributed alot to the scene both via his graffiti and hip hop, and Swaze SFX is a long time name in Sydney who’s style and technical ability is second to none. Get down this Sunday 14th February to The Lord Gladstone to see these guys plus more surprise guests paint all afternoon from 2pm!

More info on the Facebook event here.

Sunday Walls

Opening: ‘Spitting in the Urinal’ by Marcus Dixon at Good Space – Sydney

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Marcus Dixon’s work is the perfect blend of classic Australian iconography and contemporary skate/street culture. It breaks down the wall that separates the regional and the metropolitan. Marcus speaks the language of both; he’s cosmopolitan.

Fifteen years ago, at the height of Australia’s obsession with American streetwear, the only crocodile you’d see on a skateboarder’s outfit would have been on a Lacoste polo shirt.

Marcus is at the forefront of the new guard; A wave of young Australian artists and designers that have reclaimed Australiana for the next generation.

This, his second solo show, is based around a new series of large format illustrations, screen print editions and modern memorabilia.

‘Spitting in the Urinal’ by Marcus Dixon
Where: Good Space, Sydney
Opening: Wednesday 10th February