Lamington Drive is pleased to present Role Models by Timba Smits — a series of exquisite portraits.
It’s been 15 years since Timba’s first (and only) solo show but he hasn’t been idle in the intervening years. Since his 2001 debut exhibition, Self Titled, this award-winning illustrator has ventured on to refine and evolve his iconic style while exhibiting in and curating a large number of successful local and international group shows.
‘Role Models’ by Timba Smits
Where: Lamington Drive, Melbourne
Opening: Wednesday 16th May
It has been close to five years between artist Jae Copp‘s last solo exhibition, picking up right where he left he’s exhibiting series of distinctive new works at the RVCA Corner Gallery in Melbourne.
Paralleloland opened early April and runs for just over a month until May 7. The work is described by Copp as a ‘lost collection of cosmic maps and artefacts from the atlas of imagination’. He has long used allegories and abstract twists to take personal and social views out of context, into a surreal, and at times almost semi-nonsensical way using an array of medium including paper treatments, hand stitching, embossing and sculptural elements rendered with meticulous brush-based illustration.
Through the series he clumsily explores and appropriates the theory of parallel universes and time travel by providing his shape-shifting figures with new found maps and artefacts to guide them through the universe as they continue to mimic learnings of a bygone era. With these new found tools they are able to navigate through time and space in a relentless quest for both, social and planetary harmony.
Here’s the latest round up of walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Skulk, Jamie Preisz, Ox King, Apeseven, Buttons, Maid, Gabriel Mello, Bones, Secret, Mike Watt, Jodee Knowles, Pudler, Sid Tapia, Guido Van Helten, Sindy Sinn, Monstery, Zap, Camo, Sofles, Phibs and more. Click below for more photos.
My first round up of walls and laneways for 2016 and I’m already loving what I’m finding on the streets of Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Snarl, Sindy Sinn, Mike Watt, Apeseven, Eoin, Nico, Sid Tapia, Bones, Secret, Krispe, Gabriel Mello, Pudl, Phibs, Georgia Hill, Thomas Jackson, Teazer, Skulk, CAMO, Jieskie, Jumbo, Maid, Buttons and more. Click below for more photos. @nemans, I Love the Inner West, www.innerwestlifestyle.com.au
The Good Lord‘s monthly paint jam is back once again, this month with a killer lineup of graffiti legends and music curated by the team at Big Village! Unique IBS is undoubtedly one of Sydney’s most reknown graffiti writers and has contributed alot to the scene both via his graffiti and hip hop, and Swaze SFX is a long time name in Sydney who’s style and technical ability is second to none. Get down this Sunday 14th February to The Lord Gladstone to see these guys plus more surprise guests paint all afternoon from 2pm!
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.