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

Wonderwalls Wollongong

Wonderwalls Wollongong

Wonderwalls Wollongong

Wonderwalls Wollongong

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.

Photos: Bootleg Mad Max show at Sydney Opera House – Sydney

As a part of the Graphic Festival at The Sydney Opera House, both The Opening Hours and Good Space were invited to curate and host a group show, inspired by the George Miller film Mad Max Fury Road.

We commissioned works by Paris based ILK, and local artists Georgia Hill, Chris Yee, James Jirat Patradoon and Maddy Young, which were on show for one day only inside the Opera House. Check out the full set of photos below.

Images courtesy of Rocket K Weijers www.rocketk.co

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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

Opening: ‘High Contrast’ solo exhibition by Elliott ‘Numskull Routledge at MMPG – Sydney

Opening this Friday night at MMPG in Sydney, this will be Numskull’s first Sydney exhibition in over three years.

Since his last Sydney exhibition in 2012 Elliott Routledge, or Numskull as he’s been known as for the past 15 years, has been working on large scale murals and outdoor installations for the likes of Art & About Festival, and most recently his month long residency at the prestigious Museums Quartier in Vienna, Austria.

Working across both bold, expressive canvas work and hand made sculptures, Elliott’s practice uses a variety of mark making techniques, strategic colour pairing and abstract composition. Hard edged blocks of pattern sit next to smears of multicoloured paint, and tangled scribbles of colour sit next to gradient filled shapes.

High Contrast is the artist’s reaction to human conditioning in regards to materialism & consumerism. These artworks are embedded with shapes and symbols that have been chosen to represent certain aspects of human culture and the potential future we live in. With subtle references to rave culture, the work uses imagery and lyrics from classic songs as a vehicle to highlight these conditions and ultimately encourage a new way of thinking.

For a preview catalogue
Email: info@mild-manners.com
Visit: www.mild-manners.com

Opening Friday May 8, 6-8pm
Showing May 8 – 16 (Thursday to Saturday 12-6pm)
M.M.P.G
L1, 499 Crown St
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Elliott Numskull Routledge exhibition Sydney

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Elliott Numskull Routledge

Photos: Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2015

Firstly, we’d like to thank Joel Moore for directing the biggest Wonderwalls Festival to date, and of course the City of Port Adelaide & Renewal SA for inviting us to bring Wonderwalls to their city, Ironlak, Verb Syndicate and all of our other sponsors, supporters and volunteers. We’d like to also thank the people of Port Adelaide for allowing us into their city to paint both small and (VERY) large murals, which will hopefully stay forever.

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide saw artists from all parts of the world, all over Australia and locally from around the Adelaide region, converge on the Port to decorate and reinvigorate it’s walls. It was an amazing week which hosted an exhibition, an artist panel discussion and of course a series of murals throughout Port Adelaide. Two of which are amongst the biggest murals in the whole country (painted by Etam Cru and Askew One/Elliot Francis Stewart).

Stay tuned for the video recap, however in the meantime click below for the full set of photos. You can also find a great photo recap by photographer Luke Shirlaw, here.

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide

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Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2015

We are so excited to be presenting the next instalment of WONDERWALLS in 2015! This time, we’re hosting a heap of great local and international artists in Port Adelaide, alongside Renewal SA, together with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Ironlak.

For more info, please see below or visit the website wonderwallsfestival.com

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2015

International street artists Sainer and Bezt of Etam Cru (Poland), Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart (NZ) will headline a stellar line-up of local, national and international artists who will transform Port Adelaide into a giant, interactive canvas as part of the Wonderwalls festival in January.

Presented by Renewal SA and The Hours, together with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Ironlak, Wonderwalls the free three day street art festival will run from January 23rd-25th with large scale murals, artist talks and entertainment.

The festival kicks off on Friday night with an official launch party at the recently upgraded Flour Shed at Hart’s Mill. The free event includes live mural painting, guest DJ’s and food trucks and provides an opportunity for festival-goers to meet the artists and purchase exhibition works.

On Saturday, budding photographers can bring their cameras and join one of the two free Canon photo tours to learn professional tips on how to capture the creation of the large scale murals amongst Port Adelaide’s festival atmosphere, followed by a laneway street party on Saturday night which will feature food and drink offerings from local traders Mayfair Bakery and Red Lime Shack.

Artist talks, an art exhibition in the Flour Shed and a walking tour with Verb Syndicate, are presented across the weekend as the large scale works take shape.

All events are free to attend.

For artist biographies and more visit: www.wonderwallsfestival.com

Don’t forget to check in @ourportadl and share your festival photos with us using the official hashtag #wonderwalls.

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FRIDAY 23 JANUARY

EXHIBITION PUBLIC OPENING:

Live mural paining and guest DJ’s
Food and drink trucks
Art exhibition with work available for purchase
Meet the artists

WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
When: 6pm – 10pm
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SATURDAY 24 JANUARY

Murals in progress all day.

CANON PHOTO TOURS
WHEN: 9am – 11.30am OR 3pm – 5.30pm
WHERE: Leaving from 27 North Parade. Book your free spot through the visitor info centre on 8405 6560.

EXHIBITION
WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 10AM – 5PM

ARTIST TALKS
Panel discussion with selected artists, led by Verb Syndicate
WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 3pm

LANEWAY STREET PARTY
Food and drink available for purchase from Red Lime Shack and Mayfair Bakery.
WHERE: Rear lane off Robe Street
WHEN: 5pm – 9pm
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SUNDAY 25 JANUARY

Murals in progress all day.

EXHIBITION
WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WILD AT HART MARKETS
WHERE: Mundy Street
WHEN: 9am – 5pm

ARTIST WALKING TOUR
Take a free tour of the festival sites with Verb Syndicate
WHERE: Leaving from Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill, Mundy Street
WHEN: 11am

Wonderwalls nominated in the 2014 FBI SMAC Awards

Verb Syndicate and The Hours are super excited to announce Wonderwalls 2013 has been nominated in the ‘Remix the City’ category of FBi Radio’s SMAC Awards!

Such a great selection of events and creatives to be amongst.

Take a look and get voting!
http://fbismacawards.com/nominees/remix-the-city/

(Photo by Chris Phillips / Mural by Askew One)

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