Event: Sunday Walls featuring Phibs, Peque and friends at The Lord Gladstone – Sydney

A monthly Sunday jam at The Lord Gladstone, Sunday Walls brings together some of the country’s most popular graffiti artists and Dj’s for an afternoon/evening.

Previous events so far have included Scott Marsh, Sofles, John Kaye and more!
More details below, or on the facebook event here.

This month’s lineup features none other than local legends PHIBS, PEQUE & Friends
2PM – 10PM
PRESENTED BY SUGAR ARTIST’S ACRYLIC AND GOODSPACE

Sunday Walls

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Opening: ‘Find me a Castle’ by Beci Orpin at Lamington Drive – Melbourne

To celebrate the launch of Beci Orpin’s latest publication, ‘Find me a Castle’ a children’s look-and-find picture book published by Penguin, Beci brings together a look-and-find exhibition to match.

Illustrations from the book are extracted from the pages and transformed into a larger than-life-scale. The gallery walls are divided into giant pages where viewers can search for hidden objects – an elephant stamp, a beetle, even a giant toothbrush.

‘Find me a Castle’ by Beci Orpin
Where: Lamington Drive, Melbourne
Opening: Saturday 15th August

Beci Orpin

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PHOTOS: Faile & Bast, Deluxx Fluxx Arcade & Temple – Brooklyn Museum.

The Opening Hours went to view the Deluxx Fluxx arcade at the Brooklyn Museum this past weekend. The Arcade that is one part of the exhibit features custom pinball machines and various retro arcade games, Large neons and Faile & Bast graphics top to bottom end to end. There is a tonne of work that has gone into the newest part of the display the arcade itself however the show has also travelled with the now well recognized work called ‘Temple’ a large installation featuring detailed mosaics, various porcelain relief works and totem like sculptures adorned in faile’s notorious type treatments. Every detail is considered, this is one serious installation that we feel very privileged to have seen in person.

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Photos: Post Pacific Graffiti at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

I think we’d be confident to say Post Graffiti Pacific would have to be on of the best curated and presented group shows we’ve seen in Sydney in a long time. So often are group shows just literally a room with a random selection of artists hung on the wall, especially a show that is related to the graffiti and street art scene.

This is what Olivia Laita and the artists Askew, Benjamin Work, Berst, Elliot Francis Stewart, Misery, Route52 and Gary Silipa were all striving to convey in not only the work, but how the exhibition was presented. With the (relatively) new Ambush Gallery space in Chippendale boasting 4 rooms which make up the entire space, the artists were given the chance to divide the space up, whilst also connecting each artists section seamlessly and as a whole really proving to us that these are not JUST the typical graffiti and street artists the media portrays them as. Rather, artists who’s work is contemporary but has roots in those communities.

“In embracing the concept of Post-Graffiti, and to further crystalise their roles in and relationships to the new urban contemporary art movement, the seven Post-Graffiti Pacific artists also use their work to emphasise their cultural backgrounds as New Zealanders. Through Post-Graffiti Pacific, they intend to platform themselves as representatives of Post-Graffiti artists who hail from the greater Pacific region.”

The exhibition continues from 12-8pm until Sunday 19 August.

For more information and an interview we did with Askew, click here.

To see the full set of photos, click below.

Ambush Gallery

Ambush Gallery

Ambush Gallery

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Opening: These Things Take Time by Michael Danischewski and Andrew Johnson at RVCA Gallery – Melbourne

Melbourne artists Michael Danischewski and Andrew Johnson are joining forces to exhibit a new series of photographic works. These Things Take Time concentrates on quiet observations reflecting forged memories within unknown landscapes. These images evoke an understanding of travel and personal growth only encountered with the freedom and inspiration of time on the open road.

Both photographers work primarily with analogue process to enhance their aesthetic, a skill they’ve both refined after countless hours under the haze of darkroom lights where they first met in their youth.

Having spent the years since honing their craft, These Things Take Time is a celebration of free spirit and reflection of youth. It’s a showcase of years well spent taking opportunity with a camera over shoulder and pocket full of film…

‘These Things Take Time’ by Michael Danischewski and Andrew Johnson
Where: RVCA Gallery, Melbourne
Opening: Friday 24th July

Michael Danischewski

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Photos: Sunday Walls at The Lord Gladstone feat Sofles, John Kaye and more – Sydney

Sunday Walls is a new monthly event at The Lord Gladstone, curated by the Good Space team and The Opening Hours which hosts a rotating roster of the best graffiti artists around Australia. Last weekend featured the likes of Sofles, John Kaye, Buttons and more.

Each month we’ll be bringing you these events, featuring painting all day, live DJ’s like Joyride and more, plus the epic food and beers that The Good lord offers. Stay tuned for the video recap by Billy Zammit, and the announcement of next month’s event. In the meantime here’s a little taste of what went down…

Sunday Walls chippendale The Lord Gladstone

Sunday Walls chippendale The Lord Gladstone

Sunday Walls chippendale The Lord Gladstone

Sunday Walls chippendale The Lord Gladstone

Sunday Walls chippendale The Lord Gladstone

Sunday Walls chippendale The Lord Gladstone

Sunday Walls chippendale The Lord Gladstone

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Catching Up: Yok & Sheryo

Good friends of The Opening Hours Yok & Sheryo are always busy. Forever travelling the world painting walls and exhibiting their work. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, they have recently been involved in the prestigious Coney Island Walls event curated by Jeffery Deitch. See below for various murals and a video of the Coney Island project.

CONEY ISLAND from theyok on Vimeo.

Yok Sheryo

Yok Sheryo

Yok Sheryo

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Video: First Coat festival 2015 – Toowoomba

The second annual First Coat festival happened recently in Toowoomba, Queensland. A gathering of some of Australia’s finest street and graffiti artists, along with a couple of special international guests Madsteez and Askew One. See below for the full wrap up video.

First Coat 2015 from 40/40 Creative on Vimeo.

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Opening: Prickly by Sha’an d’Anthes (Furry Little Peach) at Good Space – Sydney

This collection pays tribute to those who personify the cactus – by embodying strength vibrancy, sharpness & resilience – and who aren’t afraid of being a little.. Prickly.

Above all the show is meant to be a lot of fun. In this show the artist moves away from animals and people, and moves towards a plant-oriented body of work, focusing solely on the audiences reactions to colour and texture. Prickly evokes feelings of nostalgia, stimulates the imagination and continues her use of ‘Childhood’ as a theme.

‘Prickly’ by Sha’an d’Anthes (Furry Little Peach)
Where: Good Space, Sydney
Opening: Wednesday 15 July

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

Furry little Peach Shaan Danthes

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