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
Quickly becoming one of Australia’s favourite conferences, The Design Conference (formerly known as Analogue Digital) is back next year for a huge event in 2016 ANNNNNDDDDD, as a taster, they have announced the first key speakers for the event including DFACE, JONATHAN LEVINE, and TIMBA SMITS!!!
From the team: “With many of your domestic heroes already featuring in ‘The Design Conference’, we must look to international speakers to maintain our ability to deliver an authentic, original and influential experience. To realise this goal, we are offering a range of affordable Pozible rewards, designed to raise the capital required to deliver a world class event, featuring up to six international speakers in 2016.”
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
We stopped by the Brooklyn Museum to visit the Steven (Espo) Powers installation. A hap-hazard display of various signs, Showcards, Gallery specific works and various Sign painting tools and ephemera. The installation resembles a large scale version of Icy signs in Downtown Brooklyn, Home to Powers and his friends whose work is also displayed in the exhibit. The exhibition runs until MARCH 13, 2016, a must see for people in or visiting New York City.
Here’s the latest round up of walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Ears, Peque vrs, The Massive, Lister, Nico, Ox King, Numskull, Set, Mr Snail, Mike Watt, Lister, Monstery, Mulga, Denial, Fintan Magee, Phibs, Zap and more. Click below for more photos. @nemans, I Love the Inner West, www.innerwestlifestyle.com.au
After relocating to Canggu, Bali in June of this year, Beastman (Bradley Eastman) created a series of new paintings. The new colourful and geometric works were heavily inspired by his new surroundings – the landscape, people, industry, customs and cultures. He was invited to exhibit the paintings at the Deus Temple of Enthusiasm in Canggu in September, here are some photos of the exhibition and paintings.
‘KAJA’ – Acrylic & Ink on mounted plywood – 120cm x 120cm
‘ENHANCE (MENINGKATKAN)’ – Acrylic & Ink on mounted plywood – 50cm x 50cm
‘BALANCE (KESEIMBANGAN)’ – Aerosol on leather framed rattan – 2m x 2m
Here’s the latest round up of walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Numskull, Thomas Jackson, Steen Jones, Mike Watt, Monstery, Grizzle, Bafcat, Pudl, Retro, Maid, Sofles, Radio, Fintan Magee, Phibs, Sid Tapia, Jumbo and more. Click below for more photos. @nemans, I Love the Inner West, www.innerwestlifestyle.com.au
The Screaming Hand art show recently opened at Ambush Gallery in Sydney, so we braved the rain and checked out this amazing (and large!) collection of both old and new original art, all based on the famous Jim Phillips icon, The Screaming Hand!
The show, curated by Eddie Zammit and Produced by Santa Cruz AUS, was really well presented and jam packed full of amazing work by both local and international artists. Too many to name… A great opportunity for the local artists to be given free reign over a classic image, plus an honour for most to have their work presented next to some of the world’s most renown (skate related) artists such as Mark Gonzales, Steve Olson, Mike Giant, Thomas Campbell, Andy Jenkins and many many more including original artwork by the creator himself, Jim Phillips.
With multiple rooms (our favourite was the video / process room), this show is definitely one not to miss, and make sure you don’t because it’s only open for a short amount of time!
Find out all the details here. (All photos below by Enzo Amato) Click below for the full set of photos…