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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Event: No Cure Magazine Issue 12 Launch

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Brisbane is gearing up for a banger next Friday, September 09 for the launch party and official release of No Cure Magazine‘s 12th issue, High Voltage.

This issue of No Cure will be released as an exclusive, square-size edition to represent a vinyl record (which is a must have for any N/C collector).

The High-Voltage edition will be a wet-dream for any music lover. The No Cure team have selected some of the finest artists and album art designers who’ve created work for some of the world’s best musical talent.

Artists featured in the issue including Andrew Fairclough, Ken Taylor, Morning Breath, Matthew Cooper, Ben Brown, French, Glenno Smith, WBYK, Dave Homer and Palehorse.

Join the team for their launch party on Friday September 9 at The Culprit Club in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane from 6pm.

RSVP and event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/318854768462157/ 

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Poster Art: Dave Homer

Opening: The Culprit Club ‘Opposing Offenders – Crimes Against Humanity’ launch Brisbane

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New kids on the block, The Culprit Club, have teamed up with No Cure magazine and Stupid Krap to host a massive gallery launching exhibition titled – Opposing Offenders, Crimes Against Humanity.

Challenging the ideas of the outspoken majority, this exhibition reacts to the traditional projections of ‘crimes in society’ and responds to the demoralising acts of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’.

This HUGE line up showcases one, exclusive original artwork from 18 artists from around the country including:

Aeon Flys,  Alex Le Hours, Bafcat, Ekaer, Graham Hare, Irok, John Avanti, Kentaro Yoshida, Kiss/Ispy, Lauren Webster, Luke Henery, Lusid Art, Ohnoes, Ox King, Saul Attack, Soda Mouf, Unwell Bunny and 1337.

The Opposing Offenders exhibition will launch the official opening of The Culprit Club, Brisbane’s newest art gallery in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley this Friday, July 15th at 6pm!

Event sponsors – Balter Brewing / Ironlak 

About The Culprit Club: Born from creative frustration, artistic adoration and a hollaback history of bad decisions, comes The Culprit Club, a pocket-sized gallery and retail store.

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Event: Happy Hour – A Beer Inspired T-Shirt Exhibition

For all those kicking back in the sunshine state, make sure you get down to Balter Brewers on the Gold Coast this Thursday evening (23 June, 5-9pm) for the charity, beer inspired tee exhibition – Happy Hour.

14 artists have each designed a limited-edition t-shirt (only 10 of each design ever printed) for the show, which will be available for $50 each with 100% of proceeds being directly donated to Cystic Fibrosis research.

Artists include: Sean Bernhardt (US), Nicholas Chalmers, Luke Day, Brendan Davies, Xavier Davies, Shinya Dalby, Lachie Goldworthy, Nick Guenzler (US), Gina Kiel (NZ), Paul Mcniel, Kiel Tilman, Matt Waters and Kentaro Yoshida.

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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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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

Opening: Calendar Release & Exhibition by Deb at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

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aMBUSH Gallery & Central Park Mall proudly present DEB 2016 CALENDAR RELEASE & EXHIBITION. Launching on Monday 14 December at aMBUSH Event Space, Level 3, Central Park.

“What do you get when Australia’s foxiest and most talented street artist makes a calendar? …365 days of Deb, Deb, Deb!” – Mike Giant

San Francisco based artist Deb’s 2016 Calendar has already had 4 successful opening events in the US. The touring exhibition now makes its way to Sydney for a one night only event where you can see the original art, get your hands on a signed calendar for $25, meet the artist, and enter into the draw to win an original work of art by the queen of pulp herself, Deb.

The work inside the calendar features the art of Deb, which was hand-painted onto 12 different, fun pin-up photographs (featuring the artist), taken by acclaimed photographer Nicole Reed, and art directed by T-World’s Eddie Zammit.

‘Calendar Release & Exhibition’ by DEB
Where: Ambush Gallery, Sydney
Opening: Monday 14th December