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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Opening: PHIBS – FACE / FACE

Phibs Face to Face at The Culprit Club

The Culprit Club is proud to announce, FACE/FACE – An exhibition of new works by PHIBS.

Largely inspired by nature, PHIBS’ works have spawned a menagerie of signature characters and styles.

FACE/FACE will draw forward a number of his recurring characters, and express the evolving emotions and colour theories of his constant progression.

This intimate showcase will bring audiences face-to-face with the energy that fuels the creation of PHIBS’ larger gallery works and street murals.

As one of the most respected and renown names in Australian Graffiti and Street Art, we’re very excited to welcome the profoundly prolific PHIBS back to Brisbane’s streets.
LAUNCH SHOWCASE: Friday 07 October, 6PM (showing until Sunday 06 November)

Sponsored by Ironlak

RSVP HERE
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Video: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015 full recap

We are proud to present the finally recap video for Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015. A short video documenting the four day event which brings together artists from all over Australia and the world. Massive thanks to all of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers… and of course Simon from Verb Syndicate. The response we get from both the public and the artists each year is so inspiring. Here’s to many more Wonderwalls to come…

For more info on Wondwerwalls, visit the website here.

WONDERWALLS WOLLONGONG // 2015 from Verb Syndicate on Vimeo.

Video: Wonderwalls Wollongong sneak peek 2015

In between all the photos being published for Wonderwalls, the Wonderwalls Wollongong team have released a teaser video. The full video will be out soon. In the meantime, check out this snapshot into the weekend that was Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015!

WONDERWALLS RECAP 2015 from Verb Syndicate on Vimeo.

Photos: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015 – The Walls

Now that the dust (and sunburns) have settled from Wonderwalls, we can share some of the action from another amazing weekend. A huge thank you to our major sponsors for all the support and all the paint! Thank you to everyone that helped and also the artists for taking time out of the lives to add more beautiful murals to Wollongong City.

We will be bringing you more posts from the various parts of the weekend, but we thought we’d kick off with all of the finished murals painted for this year’s Wonderwalls in Wollongong, 2015!

All photos by Luke Shirlaw / Ironlak

Click below for the full set of photos…

Wonderwalls Wollongong murals 2015

Wonderwalls Wollongong murals 2015

Wonderwalls Wollongong murals 2015

Wonderwalls Wollongong murals 2015

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Festival: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015

We are excited to announce the next instalment in the Wonderwalls series…

Together with Verb Syndicate and a host of other sponsors and supporters who made this possible, Wondwerwalls is coming back to Wollongong this October!

FEATURED ARTISTS
FELIPE PANTONE, SOFLES, GUIDO VAN HELTEN, AMOK ISLAND, BMD, DVATE, GEORGIA HILL, LEE HARNDEN, BAFCAT, CAM SCALE, PHIBS, BONES, PUDL, SNARL, BLENDS, J2SKE, REUP CREW, SAM CLOUSTON, MIKEY FREEDOM and more.

SPECIAL GUESTS, THE IRONLAK FAMILY
BERST, MEKS, REALS, VANS THE OMEGA

OPENING NIGHT GROUP EXHIBITION
PRESENTED BY DANGERFORK
LIVE ART & DJs
WHERE: MOVING MOUNTAINS GALLERY, 7 GLOBE LANE
WHEN: 6PM UNTIL LATE

LOST & FOUND EXHIBITION
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM FAR AWAY PLACES
WHERE: MOVING MOUNTAINS GALLERY, 7 GLOBE LANE
WHEN: 6PM UNTIL LATE

ARTIST TALKS AND Q&A
PRESENTED BY VERB SYNDICATE
WHERE:THREE CHIMNEYS, BEHIND 63-65 CROWN ST
WHEN: 3PM – 5PM

For more info and the map visit www.wonderwallsfestival.com

Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015

East Editions / Georgia Hill

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

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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.

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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

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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 – www.the4217.com

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DREAM BIG #TWTBLOCKPARTY

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.

RSVP HERE HERE HERE or HERE

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
* LANEWAY LEARNING workshops
* 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.

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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.

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

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Video: Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Today the internet reveals Fintan Magee’s powerful new statement installation artwork and video titled ‘Man Bites Dog’ as an addition to ‘PROTEST’, a group exhibition opening at M16 Art Space in Canberra on Thursday 26 March 2015.

Originally created in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria, Magee painted a large scale portrait of a man clutching a dog, very traditional to his larger than life, realistic mural style.

As he explains in detail in this video, the mural is symbolic for the relationship between the media mogul and the news consumer as well as the perception of lower level workers such as journalists being ‘lapdogs’. Magee also intelligently ties in the title and underlining statement of his mural from John B. Bogart’s historical aphorism in journalism, “When a dog bites a man that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.”

In front of the mural stands a life size figure of a man that ceremoniously burns out as its body, made from copies of The Daily Telegraph newspaper become alight with flames. This bold and prevailing statement expresses Magee’s clear protest to the slander and smear of right wing media.

“Although ‘Man Bites Dog’ is a protest piece against the bias that exists amongst the broader Australian media landscape, I wanted to use the Rupurt Murdoch owned newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, as a core component of the artwork as I view this publication as emblematic of the issue,” said Mr Magee.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bsNYir1Fl8 and @fintan_magee