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: No Cure Exhibition and Magazine Launch

To coincide with the launch of their 9th print edition, The New Zealand Issue, No Cure Magazine will showcase an exclusive print exhibition at Bench Espresso in West End, Brisbane.

The exhibition will expose a selection of artists from the issue including, Gina Kiel, Greg Straight, Kelly Rule, Sam Mathers, Stuart Smythe and Ross Murray, offering 5 limited edition prints created by each artist.

Catch No Cure’s exhibition and launch night celebrations on the 09 October, 6-9pm.

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Issue Cover Art: Greg Straight

Magazine features include:
Greg Straight, Askew One, Gina Kiel, Stuart Smythe, Andrew Archer,
Ross Murray, Sam Mathers, Owen Dippie, George Shaw, Kelly Rule,
The Garage Project, Inject design, Deathray Records and Die Die Die.

RSVP here, or find out more via www.nocuremagazine.com

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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Shida x Black Canyon Projects

The guys over at Black Canyon have stayed busy since collaborating on the new issue of Kingbrown Mag – today they’re kicking off a new print series (Black Canyon Editions) with a release from the mighty Shida, who is currently based in Poland. It’s a super affordable, super limited riso print and it’ll go fast – get ’em HERE.

To mark the occassion Mik Shida put together the photo diary below, featuring recent snow covered European painting adventures…

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East Editions / Jae Copp Marquetry Lamps

Our good friends at East Editions just released their latest Edition, a series of Marquetry Lamps by Jae Copp. This series of just 3 lamps have been skilfully hand crafted by Jae at his home in the Gold Coast Hinterland, and are a solid example of both Jae and East Editions commitment and dedication to creating amazing and unique things.

Head over to www.easteditions.com for more images, information on how these were made and to enquire about purchasing one of these limited pieces.

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For more information and images head over to www.easteditions.com

TRYP Hotel: Brisbane

Tucked away in Brisbane’s inner creative pocket, sits TRYP Hotel on Constance Street, Fortitude Valley – also known as Australia’s first ever, 65 room, boutique ‘Street Art Hotel’.

 

The building itself posses an interesting past. Presumably around 150 years ago, the space was once a clubhouse for the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, the Brisbane chapter of an international and mysterious secret society. An antique plaque from this time was discovered in the development stages of TRYP and is now displayed in the reception area of the hotel. Post clubhouse history, the building was a central backpackers hotel which then became abandoned due to reasons not currently known. It was through this time of abandonment that the space became an inner city hub for local and international artists.

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AFTER: An open landscape rooftop bar, ‘UP on Constance’

Previous features of the abandoned backpackers included level upon level of tags, art and scrawlings constantly changing with each visit. A huge staircase leading up to the highest point of the building also boasted rooftop views and a small shelter tower where one could, (surprisingly enough) get free WiFi by connecting wirelessly to nearby business’s access points. Not the ideal holiday destination for most, but it was in this wasteland state that the space truly flourished.

TRYP’s vision and consideration to stay true to the building’s past street style was a respectful and admirable decision by their developers. As old walls got touched up and painted over, new murals appeared to stay from some of Australia’s most prominent street artists, Rone, Numskull, Fintan Magee and Beastman.

“Their vibrant artworks serve as a foundation for the hotel’s distinctive concept, resonating through every aspect of the business, from the eats to the beats, the boys’ effervescent and evocative creations set the tone for Brisbane’s most audacious inner-city haunt.”

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Hidden in the stairwell and storage rooms, a few of the buildings original pieces still stand and are now embedded into the iconic history of the TRYP Hotel.

Benjamin Reeve’s original character found on the entry level floor of the abandoned backpackers is now an amicable feature of TRYP hotel thanks to Rone who incorporated the aged work into his commission piece.

This security camera stencil and female character can be found in TRYP’s food storage room, a place you will likely need to seek assistance to find, but is still a preserved artwork.

This Fintan Magee piece painted in the abandoned backpackers many years ago also still remains, though it’s now living inside the confines of a Chur Burger/TRYP storage cupboard.

If you’re yet to check out TRYP hotel, we recommend you do. Looking back at the building’s history and forward with TRYP’s developments arises thoughts of appreciation, acceptance and celebration for graffiti and street art in contemporary society. Trust us, it’s worth the ‘trip’.

Image Credits: TRYP Hotel Brisbane, Abandoned Brisbane, Sarah Hazlehurst

New Fintan Magee Mural in St Leonards

kind of — recently re-opened in St Leonards as a part of a new creative precinct headed up by Brand X and facilitated by development company Auswin TWT.

We helped arrange a new mural by Fintan Magee to be unveiled at the TWT Creative Precinct block party opening Thursday November 27th. We’ll be opening a new exhibition that night along side a range of different creative adventures. The night goes as follows:

To mark the official opening of the TWT Creative Precinct, the local and wider community is invited to the ‘TWT Creative Precinct Block Party’ on November 27 from 5:30pm-8:30pm – an event which will bring the once sleepy streets and laneways of St Leonards to life. 

Following the official mural unveiling at 6.15pm, the eight creative businesses within the precinct will open their doors to the public, inviting them into the creative process of the artists who now reside in St Leonards. The event will feature entertainment, food, dancing and artistic activities for the community to come along and enjoy. 

Activities taking place at the TWT Creative Precinct ‘Block Party’ on November 27 include: 

‘No lights, No Lycra’: Brand X rehearsal space, 60 Atchison Street
‘Black and White’: works by contemporary artists, Platform72, 62 Atchison Street
Live performances and karaoke: Bsidesound, 58 Atchison Street
‘Tubula Rose’ photography exhibition: The Photography Factory, 60 Atchison Street
Textile demonstrations and live music: Cre8tiv Studios, 27 Atchison Street
‘Small is beautiful’: exhibition, ME art space, 25 Atchison Street
‘On the easel’: an exhibition of visual artists of the TWT Creative Precinct, T1 Café
‘The Streets Are Talking’: new works by Alan Streets, kind of – gallery, 58 Atchison Street
Bicycle workshop, Cicli Spirito, 62 Atchison Street (rear entrance in Atchison Lane) 

The streets of St Leonards will also come alive with live music from Lolo the Gypsy Caravan and performances by local creative businesses, Tanya Pearson Classical Coaching Academy and The Jazz Workshop Australia. Local restaurant, The Moody Chef will be providing delicious catering on the night. 

It’s going to be great night and everyone is invited.
Just RSVP here:  https://rsvp-blockparty.eventbrite.com.au/

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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 easteditions.com

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












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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 – easteditions.com – 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 easteditions.com

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