Video: Elliott ‘Numskull’ Routledge for FODI at The Opera House – Sydney

Co-Founder of The Opening Hours, artist Elliott Routledge (or Numskull as he’s been known for a long time now) has recently collaborated with The Opera House for The Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney.

“The Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is an annual event that brings leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world to the Sydney Opera House stages and online to discuss and debate the important ideas of our time.

Speakers at the festival are asked to present their ideas to create lively and thought-provoking discussions. Our aim is for audiences to leave each session having experienced the excitement of ideas brought to life, and with new food for thought.”

Check out the video below of the artist in his Sydney studio.

Elliott Routledge FODI The Opera House

Elliott Routledge FODI The Opera House

Elliott Routledge FODI The Opera House

Elliott Routledge FODI The Opera House

Elliott Routledge FODI The Opera House

East Editions / Georgia Hill



Our good friends at East Editions have just released Edition 009, a series of limited edition screen prints by Sydney based artist Georgia Hill.


The design was created by Georgia by first illustrating 3 separate drawings, then physically tearing them up into strips and finally compiling the pieces together to create one final artwork. The design was then hand screen printed in 3 different colours, bringing a new aesthetic to Georgia’s work which is usually only done in black and white. This is also the first time Georgia has offered prints of her artwork for sale.


This hand screen printed Edition 009 is available in black, silver and bronze on bright white 340gsm paper, with each limited to only 10 prints. All prints are A2 size, hand signed and numbered by Georgia Hill and are now available to order online with FREE shipping Australia wide.

Click here for more info, images and to order online



East Editions also collaborated with Georgia to launch their new pop up space at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise. The space currently features a mural installation by Georgia Hill to celebrate the release of this latest print edition. Get down to The 4217 if you are in the Gold Coast area to see it for yourself. You can find out more information about The 4217 on their website here –



Once again the nice people at TWT and Brand X have decided to throw a block party for the creative precinct that we’re a part of.
To coincide with his solo show Chris Yee will be live painting a mural on the kind of — balcony.


Following the success of last year’s event which saw over 1000 locals celebrate the official opening of the precinct, join us for the another legendary evening of exploring, interacting, surprise and creativity – with music, live art, food, film and fun that will bring this once sleepy street in St Leonard’s to life as a hub of activity.

8 artist-run initiatives have taken up residence on Atchison Street transforming underutilised buildings into art galleries, creative retail and workspace for artists. On March 20, each venue will be offering their own taste of creative hospitality.

Program includes:

* The unveiling of JODEE KNOWLES’ new mural in Atchison Lane
* RETROSWEAT 80’s aerobic class @ Brand X
* ANITA DOOCHE & BETTY GRUMBLE performance @ our new underground DIVE BAR
* Preview of our new LANEWAY CINEMA
* SHARED BOUNDARIES exhibition by Sofia Lo Bianco
* LETTERPRESS demonstrations
* CAMERA OBSCURA @ contact sheet
* MURAL PAINTING & exhibition @ cre8tive studios
* THE BIKE WHISPERER @ Cicli Spirito
* WATER exhibition @ T1 Art Terminal and me artspace
* PANORAMA exhibition by CHRIS YEE @ kind of – gallery
* Live Loop da Loop @ BSIDESOUND
* Wishing Tree @ PLATFORM72
* LIVE MUSIC @ The Jazz Workshop
* FRENCH CUTS exhibition @ Caffe Nostra

And much much more…

An authentic BLOCK PARTY experience that showcases the creative talents which exist in our new precinct in the Lower North Shore – our new community.


A major new arts undertaking, the TWT Creative Precinct is an exciting, vibrant new initiative which involves the conversion of a number of commercial buildings on Atchison Street into art galleries, creative retail and space for artists. This opportunity has been made possible through our new relationship with Auswin TWT Developments.


We hope you can join us for this exciting cultural celebration, part of The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now, presented by ANZ.



Opening: Vans The Omega ‘Into The Light’

In collaboration with East Editions and Karton Group, we are stoked to present ‘Into The Light’, a solo exhibition by Vans The Omega. Featuring a range of unique hand made and painted furniture and homewares, installations, new mixed media paintings and limited edition prints, ‘Into The Light’ is sure to be an amazing body of artwork by the Adelaide based artist, a display of various skills, techniques, mediums, styles and formats.

The Tate Gallery, 345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe (Sydney)

Opening this Wednesday 21st May 2014 from 6-9pm. The exhibition continues for 3 days only until Saturday 24th May. The gallery will be open daily 12-4pm.

To request an exhibition catalogue before the opening please email

Vans the Omega

Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega
Vans the Omega

East Editions / Roach and Thomo & Coach

East Editions have just dropped their latest Edition and it’s a beauty! Edition 004 is a collaboration with Melbourne based bespoke furniture maker Thomo & Coach, and Sydney based Graffiti artist Roach. The result is a limited edition of just 5 multi functional Timber Boxes hand crafted and designed by Thomo & Coach, custom painted by Roach with 1 Shot Sign Painters Enamel. Each Timber Box is painted with a unique design featuring words and terms affiliated with traditional sign painting.

If like us, you like what you see, don’t sleep on these as there are only 5 of them available!

Enquire about purchasing and get more info and images over at

You can also view more images of the entire process of how these were created on their blog here

Feature: East Editions

East Editions is a new project/business by Hours family member Brad Eastman (Beastman) and his wife Kelly. Their concept and vision is to work with established and emerging artists from Australia and around the world to produce unique, limited edition artist designed products for your spaces. Blurring the line between art and homewares, they launched just last month with a range of editions including a series of hand crafted and painted coffee tables by Vans The Omega, hand screen printed quilt cover sets by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and some hand screen printed cushion covers by Webuyyourkids. The coffee tables sold out in just 3 days, and their quilt cover sets aren’t far off!

We got a heads up on what to expect from East Editions this year, and you can look forward to some amazing hand made editions by Numskull, Marty Routledge, Luke Taaffe, Jae Copp and more. So head over to their website – – and have a look around for more information, and be sure to follow them on Instagram (@easteditions) and Facebook to visually follow the editions being created and know when they are available.

View more images, information and buy online at

The Opening Hours will be also be supporting and featuring content by East Editions in the future.

Video: Gemma O’Brien for Kirin Cider

If you’re a fan of type, fonts, words, signage, or anything else letter related, then by now you should know Gemma O’Brien. One of Australia’s most recognized typographers.

She recently got together with Kirin to launch their new cider by painting a heap of billboards all over Sydney. Check out this great short video which documents the process and also gives a look into how she works.

More info on Gemma here.

Opening: For the love of lids group show at Mary’s Newtown – Sydney

This week, Harley Davidson Australia has pulled together an eclectic mix of young artists, both contemporary and classic. From street artists to sculpture artists and hairdressers to sign painters, it’s definitely one of those shows curated to include a wide range of art forms.

Artists include Ben Brown, Blair Sayer, Eddy Lou, Kim Rattenbury, Kyle Montgomery, Lachlan Bruce, Mike Watt, Nanami Cowdroy, Numskull, Sindy Sinn, Sofia Fitzpatrick, TJ Guzzardi and Mason Mullholland.

The public exhibition will be held for ten days from 20th November – 30th November at Mary’s Newtown. While you’re there grab a bud and a burger. Seriously, one of the best burgers in town…

Harley Davidson - For the love of lids

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

Cake Wines annual Archi-Bottle art prize

After the success of last year’s Archi-Bottle prize by Cake Wines, the team are bringing it back again for their second year.

We strongly urge both established and up and coming artists to enter this comp as it’s great exposure and an even sweeter cash prize.

“Australia’s second most prestigious art prize is back, the 2013 Cake Wines Archi-Bottle! This is a call out to all artists, across the nation, to submit work with one winner selected to appear on our 2013 Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc to be released in November. After attracting some of Australia’s most recognised young contemporary artists last year and with the prize money jacked up to $2000 in 2013, this will be the biggest Archi-Bottle in history!”

For more info, click here.
Cake Wines

Cake Wines