Melbourne based artist Ollie Lucas was recently in Sydney for his solo show ‘Neon Dispersion’ at Gallery 2010. The collection of work was a small but tight body of graphicly created artworks which burst and spread apart with a rainbow of colours.
The show is now over, but you can see more of his work on his website here.
Sink is a new body of work by Melbourne based artist The Seven Seas. This series of work explores the themes of positive and negative forces and crossing over into parallel universes. This will be the artists first major solo show, and will feature large works on paper, sculpture and installation.
“SINK” by Seven Seas
Opening: Thursday 19th June No Vacancy
Mark Alsweiler is opening his next solo show titled ‘Gold Moth’ at the RVCA Gallery space in Paddington this week. A much anticipated collection of work from the New Zealand born artist, which will see a heap of new work including paintings on paper and hand caved sculptures.
Full of duality, Mark Alsweiler’s acrylic paintings and wooden sculptures are both rudimentary and developed, blending raw painted areas with minuscule details.
Born in the mountainous South Island of New Zealand, Alsweiler now resides in Sydney, Australia. This locational shift is evident in his work where imagery of the countryside is contrasted with metropolitan scenes, his always evident characters keeping unity.
‘Gold Moth’ displays a mix of his hand carved figurative sculptures, made from salvaged hardwood and acrylic on paper paintings.
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“Gold Moth” by Mark Alsweiler
Opening: Thursday 19th June
RVCA Gallery – 84 Oxford Street, Paddington
Last month The Hours own Beastman presented his latest solo exhibition ‘Future Origins’ at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne. The successful exhibition was well received by the Melbourne locals and featured a new series of intricate acrylic paintings on wood, an impressive new large scale vector print, three dimensional wall and sculptural installations, and a blacked out front room with two digitally animated works looping on separate screens. Those who attended the busy opening were also treated to a 3 hour live electronic soundtrack provided by Otis Chamberlain from up in the loft which perfectly complimented the overall vibe of the exhibition and artwork. Check out these pics of the exhibition and opening night thanks to the artist and Backwoods Gallery.
I remember seeing Ash Keating‘s murals around Melbourne in the early 2000′s. To me, he was one of the pioneers of fire extinguisher based walls and other types of techniques. It’s great to see such a progression from those days, and to see his work in such small forms.
As always with running this blog, it’s great to find out about artists and Heidi Yardley would be a great example. At a quick first glance, her work seems like a paper collage, but it’s actually charcoal and gesso on paper. A rendered painting of a collage. A great twist to such a popular practice.
“Following a successful 2013, where he achieved the highest ever auction record for a street artist, Luke Cornish will again use his desire to bring social awareness and change through his work. Charlie Foxtrot, in his latest exhibition to be held at Metro Gallery in Armadale Victoria opening on 12 June 2014, will be opened by controversial Catholic Priest, Father Bob Maguire.
The exhibition follows Cornish’s journey to the Middle East where he wanted to gain access to Syria to photograph the ongoing civil war and highlight its humanitarian impact.”
Last Wednesday night we gathered together over 30 artists to celebrate what will become our ongoing Stockroom. Artists from street art, graffiti, sculpture, sign painting, traditional fine art and modern art all gave us a piece to show in amongst one of the biggest group shows we’ve ever curated.
Stockroom was a one night only show that boasted an eclectic mix of styles and genres, with artists ranging in age from 21 – 40 years old.
A long awaited postcard from James Reka. In his first Australian exhibition since relocating to Europe, Reka explores the changing color palette and textures of his new home in Berlin. UNTOLD is an exhibition comprising large paintings on linen, found objects and sculpture, inspired by his observations of Berlin society as it stirred from its winter hibernation.
Backwoods Gallery is pleased to present UNTOLD, featuring new works by the Australian born, Berlin based artist, James Reka. The opening will be Friday, June 6th, from 6 to 11 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing until June 15th, 2014.
The team behind Rise have finally released the full length video documenting the festival with heaps of footage and some great interviews with some of the key artists. So great to see such a positive response to a festival like this. Well done Rise…