Food and Art. An interesting combo, but one that makes sense in every way.
Three sisters, Jessica, Georgia and Maxine had the idea a long time ago to approach a bookful of artists to illustrate chosen recipes. An interesting spin on the modern cookbook. The book has now been published and features artists like Ears, Numskull, Jimmy Dodd, Kitty Horton, Max Berry and loads more. Check out a few sneaky shots below, or find out more on their website.
Ok. So after this, we’ll stop it with the Joel Birch stuff. Promise…
Joel was in town recently for his show “Hopeless & Romantic” and got busy on a number of projects. His exhibition, a handful of walls and finally, the 3rd installament of our “The Hours” Limited Edition T-Shirt Series.
The Hours Limited Edition T-Shirt Series is an ongoing collaboration project between The Hours, Element Skateboards and Aisle6ix Industries. Artists are invited by The Hours to design their own The Hours shirt graphic, the artwork is then hand screen printed in Sydney by Aisle6ix Industries onto an edition of 50 t-shirts made by Element Skateboards.
Joel’s tee was for sale at the opening, and we only have a bunch left. If you’d like one of them, I’d suggest getting in quick.
Joel Birch opened his show “Hopeless & Romantic” at The Tate last week and the gallery quickly packed out with fans snapping up his originals and prints that were on show. This is Joel’s second Sydney show and demonstrates his unique style of typography and continued use of black and white. Keeping things simple, but evolving his work to be more and more detailed with each collection.
Along with this new body of work, we (The Hours) launched our next series of limited edition t-shirts. Joel created an exclusive font piece that was on sale at the gallery, and will be available online from tomorrow.
UPFRONT is a celebration of T-shirt culture and T-shirt art for those that appreciate the difference between images that are meant to be worn and those that aren’t. The exhibition features established and emerging artists from Australia and other far reaches of the globe.
20 artists have been chosen to produce a print for the front of a T-shirt, each to be printed in a limited edition of 15 equalling 300 shirts in total. The artworks will also be available as screen prints on custom sized 330gsm Spicers paper.
The exhibition features:
Alex Lehours, Andrew Fairclough, Andy Murphy, Ben Brown, Bryan Schnelle, Callum Preston, Cameron Locklee, French, The Good Eggs, The Hungry Workshop, Jacob Rolfe, Justin Hager, James Hartley, Marcus Dixon, Michael Danischewski, Numskull, Silk Roy, Sam Octigan, Trent Evans and William Brown.
“Upfront” – A celebration of T-shirt culture and T-shirt art
Opening Night: Friday, Apr 19
Curve Gallery – 37 Watt st, Newcaslte
“Plugged In” is our newest feature where we shine a spotlight on independent stores (wether they be online or offline) which sell art related products. If you have any recommendations, send them in!
First up is Left Out, a fairly new online store which specializes in graffiti related paraphernalia. From limited edition zines, to stickers and film cameras, this store aims at supplying products that often would be hard to find or purchase from overseas, right here in Australia.
Higher Ground Studio is home to some of Sydney’s most notable street, graffiti and fine artists. BEASTMAN, BENNETT, EARS, MARK ALSWEILER, MAX BERRY, NEIL THOMKINS, NUMSKULL, PHIBS, TOM FERSON.
Every year Higher Ground participates in Leichhardt councils open studio tour. Which will, this year, be a two day event. The public will get to look inside the the studios and even purchase unseen and rare work, directly from the artists.
Open 23rd & 24th March 2013
10am to 4pm both days
251 Parramatta Road, Annandale (Sydney)
More information here. For more information and images, download the press release here.
Artillery Magazine is the best Australian (maybe even the world) graffiti art magazine available. To see why, come by The Tate tomorrow night and check it out for yourself. Grab a copy before they run out…
More info on the facebook event here and the Artillery website here.
Artillery Magazine is pleased to announce the sixth chapter in its endeavour to roll the world’s best graffiti, visual art and imagery into a high quality, section sewn publication.
The content is flawlessly put together in a well curated outfit, designed to be visually pleasing whilst maintaining a hard edge for the info heads. Coming together at 116 pages, Chapter Six boasts in-depth feature interviews with Australian and international graffiti artists; Caib KOC (Sydney), KGB Crew (Sydney), Roger (Adelaide) and Zoer CSX (France).
The magazine also features site-specific illustrations in the Art Department by Seb Gorey (France/NYC), KC Ortiz (Chicago), Gimiks Born (Brisbane), Remio VTS (USA) and this chapter’s spotlights focus on street artist turned gallery superstar Anthony Lister (Brisbane), eclectic street photographer Jacob Doubleyou (Perth) and American all-rounder Jurne.
Artillery Chapter Six will be available to cop at the launch as well as a photo exhibition.
Artillery mag would have to be one of the best graffiti based magazines currently available. Not only because it’s made in Australia, but because it stands out from the rest. The content, honesty, and unique approach to design is second to none. We are pysched to hear the new chapter is almost ready. More info here.