Shida has recently made the move to Melbourne, where he has already made a mark on one of the world’s most cluttered street art scenes. In the lead up to his solo show at Backwoods Gallery, Shida has been painting a series of small to large scale walls around town, all the while spending his remaining time in the studio painting what looks like an amazing new body of work. Stay tuned for more.
We managed to catch up with Megg’s for a quick studio visit as he was producing work for his “Heavenly Creatures” at Thinkspace in LA.
The show opens on the 6th of april.
“In Heavenly Creatures, Meggs explores the persistence of mythological themes and imagery through a distinctly contemporary voice. Through his dynamic, and highly detailed, signature mixed media style, Meggs creates characters that merge aspects of the contemporary superhero or comic book character with aspects of the classical mythological entity, revealing a shared thematic lineage despite their seemingly disparate origins. Meggs combines representational elements with expressionistic abstraction, ever seeking to strike a balance between the two.”
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.
We caught up with REKA during his residency at Backwoods Gallery to go on a mini studio visit whilst he was creating some new works before a return to Europe. Reka is also releasing some works via a private viewing … Continue reading →
This is officially the first post I have done on TOH. And what better way to celebrate, then to flood your feeds with a whole lot of photos from my recent trip to Melbourne. One of my favourite cities in the world. We visited our friends at Everfresh, saw the TEES show and painted in two of Melbourne‘s most visited spots. More photos and trash talk below…
First stop was EF. Their studio is always fun to be at. The amount of hard working artists that reside there is pretty inspiring. There’s always someone painting. Always…
We just watched this documentary called ‘Dregs‘. A great insight into New Zealand’s street art scene. A really great exposure of some talented people we often don’t get to see much due to the invisible divide between our two countries.
NZ has a collection of some of the best street and graffiti artists in the world. It’s time we started to recognize them…
We highly recommend grabbing a copy of the DVD while it lasts. A true collectors item. Find out more here.
We dropped by Higher Ground the other day to check out how Bennett was going with his show “Don’t shoot the messenger”, which opens this week at Soldiers Rd Gallery in Sydney. Click below for the full set of photos.
‘DONT SHOOT THE MESSENGER’ is the latest collection of works from Sydney based painter BENNETT. These new abstractions explore the importance of balance and content and composition. Thematically the series hinges on the appropriation of found materials in order to give new meanings and contexts to everyday objects and scenarios
Opens Thursday,1st November, 6-9pm
Continues friday and Sat from 1pm-4pm
Soldiers Rd. Gallery – Suite 405, No 342 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills, Sydney.
Ears is opening his next solo show entitled ‘False Freedoms’ next week at Soldiers Rd Gallery, Surry Hills. We were lucky enough to get some exclusive photos of his studio before he packs everything up. More info on the show below. More info on Ears here. Facebook event here.
We recently got the chance to drop by Perth where we visited Sean Morris and Kyle Hughes-Odgers at their new studio, ‘GVRNMNT’, in Leederville, Perth. With the studio only a couple of months old, the two Perth artists are already producing some amazing new work out of their new home.
They showed us their “Ocean view”, Kyle’s collection of pattern books, new works in progress, and Sean’s new animated gif. Three frames of pumping goodness (see here).
Sean is currently preparing for an overseas trip to the US, where he will be showing at Think Thank Gallery.
More info here.
Kyle has been working on a children’s book called “Ten Tiny Things”, which is officially launching soon.
Check out a video preview of the book here. Also on 4th – 6th of July he will be launching an Artist series skateboard with Berlin’s Okazi Gallery and Austria’s Delight Skateboards. The Artist Series will be exclusively presented at the Bright Tradeshow in Berlin- available at selected skateshops from early July 2012. More info here.
Both artists will also be showing at the King Brown show on July 26 at Klughaus.
Reka is a long standing name in the Australian street art world. His unique style and approach to painting and getting his name out has earnt him respect all over the world. Tonight is his open studio, where he will be unveiling work from his 10 year career… Reka heads off overseas soon to start the new chapter in his artistic career, so this will be your last chance to see his work in Melbourne for a while (maybe even pick up an original piece from back in the day) before he leaves. More details below, on the Backwoods site here, Reka’s site here, and the official Facebook event here.