Spanish artist Skount has officially made it to our shores today, and we will be hosting a number of projects throughout his stay. First off will be Project Ugly, which (weather permitting) will be happening tomorrow, and second will be his debut Australian solo show at The Tate. Stay tuned for updates. More info here.
Melbourne Artist and studio 615 member Sam Octigan recently returned home from NYC after putting together a joint exhibition with the Brooklyn based Doug Aldrich entitled, ‘Crossing Lines’.
With the help of some friends they produced a short video detailing the process of creating a large collaborative piece, then hanging and opening the show.
See more over at Sam’s blog - www.samoctigan.com
After seeing their recent show in Sydney, we were excited to hear that the duo are prepping for their next show in Melbourne at No Vacancy. Cat Rabbit & The Seven Seas went to Tokyo for 2 weeks in Winter, 2012. They still think about it all the time. Ai-Ai Gasa is an exhibition of collaborative and individual works including soft sculpture, embroidery, painting and installation reflecting their two week stint in an amazing city.
Copped this dope little zine all the way from belguim in the mail today from one of australia’s finest grafitti expats NEW 2.
A 40 page buster of ninja poses in front of complete pieces, martial arts nonsense and all round great imagery from spraycations the world over. worth the look if you can hunt one down ( and some images from it if you cant)
more of his work can be found over at www.new2afpdma.blogspot.com
Last month saw the completion of the first mural for The Hours Tower Mural Project at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Curated by The Hours, the ongoing art project aims to bring well known Australian artists to the Gold Coast to collaborate together using the three storey high lift-shaft at The 4217 as their canvas, providing Surfers Paradise with a truly unique large scale and evolving piece of public art.
Big thanks to The 4217 for supporting public art on the Gold Coast, and for providing the huge wall to paint. The 4217 will be opening in a few months, keep an eye out for more Hours activity there in the future. Please visit their website for more information – www.the4217.com.au
While in town for the RVCA Caravan tour of the east coast, ANP artist Dmote got busy painting a heap of walls around Byron Bay, Sydney and Melbourne. We came across this video of the man himself in action. Pretty rare to see Dmote in an online video, so thought it was definitely worth a mention. More on Dmote here.
Today’s gallery of photo’s from @nemans features Dmote, Pudl, Roach, Amuse, Joel Birch and more. Click below to see the full set.
“On The Outside” is a feature from our friend @nemans (www.innerwestlifestyle.com.au). A weekly round up of recent walls and laneways around Sydney.
Atome & Teazer
Ross Liew and his team show us again, why New Zealand is ahead of the game, but still un-noticed by alot of Australians. All Fres Co is a 3 day art event taking place on the famous K Road, Auckland.
Featuring some of our favourite NZ based artists BMD, Erin Forsyth, Deus, Dagar, Wert 159, Mica Still, HAHA, Component, Cinzah Seek, Ghstie and Jonny4Higher
Karangahape Road is a long time home to art and cultural activity that doesn’t fit the typical mainstream vernacular. It abounds with mythical figures and local legend from across multiple generations. It is an area of Auckland that is fighting to retain all that is good about grit and grime, to celebrate the eccentric and erroneous. All the while ensuring that it remains a relevant and vital creative community that is recognised for its value as a rich depository of cultural artefact and activity.
More info here.