Opening: Benjamin Reeve ‘Ornament’ Exibition – Toowomba

Prevalent and celebrated street artist Benjamin Reeve launches his solo exhibition, ‘Ornament’ tomorrow at Toowoomba’s newest artist run creative space, ‘No Comply’ Gallery.

Exploring the nostalgia of childhood, ‘Ornament’ plays on the hallowed and harrowing memories of youth. Using spray enamel, inks, oil and acrylic paint, Reeve creates powerful portraits on paper and wood. Each unique piece, representing a mirrored snapshot of self-inquiry.

The official launch opens Friday 24th October from 7pm – 9pm with the works hanging until 15th November.

Well worth the 1.5 hour trek (from Brisbane), Toowoomba has plenty to offer this weekend. Make the most of the journey and stick around for Kontraband Studios first birthday party on Sunday to see live painting from a number of artists including Brisbane’s own Reals and John Kaye and Perth’s Ayres.

As Ayres is making the long winded journey from the other side of Australia to catch Benjamin Reeve and party with the Kontraband kids, we think you should too.

Where ever across our great nation you are tomorrow, Tbar is the place to be.

Event: GC Paint Pit

The team at 40/40 Creative and their aerosol allies have banned together to present Gold Coast Paint Pit, a live painting, urban renewal event powered by V8 Superfest.

Over four days Alex Lehours, John Kaye and Lachlan Hansen will transform four boring walls into contemporary pieces of art across a number of prevalent Gold Coast locations.

Friday 17th – 69 Nerang Street, Southport
Saturday 18th – BSKT Cafe, Nobby’s Beach
Sunday 19th and Monday 20th – Waxy’s Irish Pub Surfers, Paradise (Major Event)
Wednesday 22nd – Guardian Pharmacy, Chirn Park

Session times and additional information here.

Event: Scribble Slam – Brisbane

Scribble Slam is a 90-minute live art battle between two artists surrounding a surprise theme announced just moments before the paint battle begins. Hosted at Kerbside bar in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the winner of the battle is chosen by two judges and a crowd vote. The two artworks remain on display at Kerbside bar for one month until the next round of Scribble Slam when the walls are buffed out and painted again by the next round contestants.

Always entertaining an interesting crowd, the Scribble Slam canvas has attracted a number of excellent Queensland artists including Gus Eagleton, Reane Awen, Paul Harris, TwoLaks, Barek, Square One, Teens On Acid, Cherie Strong and Alby Mangles.

This Thursday round 19 sees two talented ladies, Buttonss and Bambi Wants Revenge battle it out for the crowd vote from 7pm.

For more information check out the Scribble Slam event page.

Video: Project 5 recap featuring Askew, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, 23rd Key and Alex LeHours

The team at Ambush Gallery recently brought together a great mix of artists for another round of Project 5. A yearly art project, which features Australian and International artist painting both live and in their studios, for an outdoor exhibit which eventually produces artwork to go to auction in aid of charity. A great concept, and a great way to have artists from outside of Sydney come to town and show new work.

Check out the video recap featuring Askew One, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, 23rd Key and Alex LeHours.

Project Five Volume 6 from aMBUSH Gallery on Vimeo.

Opening: Project 5 launch night – Sydney

Featuring the work of celebrated contemporary Australian and New Zealand street artists Askew One, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Alex Lehours and 23rd Key, Project Five Volume Six will transform Darling Quarter’s Village Green into a free open air studio as the artists paint before a live audience. The live painting weekend launches on Friday 26 September from 6-9pm and continues on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 from 12-3pm. The opening night is complimented by the electronic musical ambience created by Sydney-based artist EARS, with DJ Ray Ray behind the decks over the weekend.

Project 5 opening night featuring Askew, Kyle-Hughes Odgers, Alex Lehours and 23rdKey
Where: The Darling Quarter
Opening Hours: Friday 26 Sep, 6-9pm

Project 5

Event: Mike Giant and Joshy D in Sydney for Rebel 8 T-World release

This week Vivid and T-World are hosting two of graffiti and streetwear’s most liked creatives, Mike Giant and Joshy D in Sydney and we couldn’t be more excited.

Mike Giant has a deep history in graffiti and has been exhibiting his unique tattoo/skateboarding influenced work throughout the world for as long as I can remember, and Joshy D has built Rebel 8 into one of the world’s most recognizable and well respected streetwear brands.

If you’re a fan then head down to Good God tonight to see them in person and score some limited edition merch while it lasts.

Rebel 8

Rebel 8

Event: Graphic Contents: A Night of Comics, Zines and Visual Oddities – Melbourne

Something a bit different for our Victorian readers, ‘Graphic Contents’ is an event that is part of the Emerging Writers Festival that bring together artists, animators and storytellers for a unique multimedia event.

“Graphic Contents will be a night for projecting, looking and dancing. This performative celebration of all things comics, zines and visual art, will include the wicked work of Simon Hanselmann, Katie Parrish, Ivan Dixon and more”

Check out the EWF website for more info.

Graphic Contents

Art Event: Masterclass with Sid Tapia at Workshop – Sydney

The Workshop team have been super busy opening their new spaces in both Surry Hills and Redfern to offer up to Sydney a wide variety of fun and affordable courses in arts, crafts and life skills.

One particular course which starts this weekend features one of Sydney’s busiest street artists. Pro skater and type based street artist, Sid Tapia. A 5 hour class with Sid will get you physical knowledge of tyopgraphy, colouring and how to use spraypaint.

Check out the video of Sid below, and read more about it here.

sidtapia

Photos: Big Wall mural at The Vic Enmore – Sydney

A massive thank you goes to The Vic Hotel in Enmore for hosting some of Sydney’s finest graffiti and street artists at their venue to paint the entire carpark wall. The Big Wall…

We invited a handful of artists, and over the weekend saw some surprise guests rock up including Numskull, Tom Schwigs, Okae, Bafcat, Beastman, Onshow, Roach, Retro, Scott Marsh, Clams, Oniks, Elvis, Eels, Cam Wall, Fintan Magee, Moik, Jumbo, Phibs, Resm, Thomas Jackson, Resan, Oricks, Denes, Renob and 2Wik.

Overall, it was an amazing weekend with plenty of drinks, good music and a great supportive crowd for what will hopefully be an ongoing project.

Click below to see a larger version of the joinup photo and all of the great photos taken
by photographer Billy Zammit.

The Hours Vic Enmore Big Wall

The Hours Big Wall

The Hours Big Wall

The Hours Big Wall

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Event: Carbon 2014 second announcement – Melbourne

CARBON announced the second addition of speakers to its line-up, officially welcoming Richard Kern (Photographer/Videographer), PrettyPuke (Photographer), Hardy Blechman (maharishi clothing, DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material) and Levi Ramsey (Ironlak) to the event. They join a stable of international cultural influencers that includes Patrick Martinez, Stephen Malbon, Mark McNairy, Brent Rollins, Paul Devro, and Mike O’Meally for the festival’s forums held at RMIT’s Storey Hall.

Find out more and buy tickets here.

‘Carbon Festival’2 day creative festival
Opening: 29-30 March 2014
RMIT Story Hall, Melbourne

Carbon Festival Melbourne

Carbon Festival Melbourne