Catch No Cure’s exhibition and launch night celebrations on the 09 October, 6-9pm.
Issue Cover Art: Greg Straight
Magazine features include:
Greg Straight, Askew One, Gina Kiel, Stuart Smythe, Andrew Archer,
Ross Murray, Sam Mathers, Owen Dippie, George Shaw, Kelly Rule,
The Garage Project, Inject design, Deathray Records and Die Die Die.
Here’s the latest round up of walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include CAMO, Retro, Suchis, Peque, Capiche, Y_T, Urku, Askew, Nico, Phibs, Akisiew, Birdhat, Elph, Adnate, Days, The Massive, Jodee Knowles and more. Click below for more photos. @nemans, I Love the Inner West, www.innerwestlifestyle.com.au
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.
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.
On May 6th 2014 Juddy Roller curated 4 world class portrait artists and one of Melbourne’s most respected graffiti writers to collaborate on a wall stretching over the 100 meter boundary of a large power station in Collingwood, Melbourne. The project took about 4 days to complete and has quickly been regarded as one of the most important collaborative murals in Melbourne
On Friday the 27th to Sunday the 29th of March, local and international street artists transformed 13 walls in the small town of Benalla into incredible works of art.
Artists including Rone, Adnate, Askew, Ears painted murals up to 3 stories high using scissor lifts, cherry pickers and scaffold to scale the buildings to create their modern masterpieces.
Wall to Wall is the first annual street art festival in Benalla, curated by Juddy Roller with the support of the Benalla Street Art Committee. The festival is a forward thinking approach to rejuvenating the regional town.
The team at Ambush Gallery recently brought together a great mix of artists for another round of Project 5. A yearly art project, which features Australian and International artist painting both live and in their studios, for an outdoor exhibit which eventually produces artwork to go to auction in aid of charity. A great concept, and a great way to have artists from outside of Sydney come to town and show new work.
Check out the video recap featuring Askew One, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, 23rd Key and Alex LeHours.
Australia artist Fintan Magee and New Zealand artist Askew are opening their show tonight in London with Rex Romae gallery. The two have been traveling all around the world recently, painting small to large scale murals and are both collaborating on a series of prints, works and indoor murals, for what will be an amazing exhibition.
If you’re in London, don’t miss out. Find out more here.
While he was in Sydney for Art Month, we were lucky to have Askew take part in our Boring Wall/The Hours x Look Print ‘Project Ugly’ series. A billboard space generously donated by Look Print for artists to express and paint without boundaries or brief.
Despite the weather, Askew painted this beautiful portrait in his trademark style, and Paste Studios were there to capture all the action. The guys filmed this neat little process video and timelapse. Check it out below.
For those of you interested in Street Art and Graffiti, Scott Marsh will be teaching a masterclass in all things street art. Get together with the artist and create a collaborative mural on a wall in Camperdown.
Last but not least, towards the end of each week the Art at Night programme will be running. View all of the various spots here.
Aside from these events, there are alot more things happening. Just find out for yourself on the Art Month Sydney 2014 website.