Opening: Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos

Launching on March 7 at Backwoods Gallery is “Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos” –  the third and final instalment in Sean Morris‘ series of Magic Weirdos exhibitions. The line-up for this one is wild, featuring an array of first-class painters and illustrators from Australia, England, France, Spain, Singapore and the USA. Check the full list below and get down to Collingwood at 6pm this friday!

Ghostpatrol (Aus), Brendan Monroe (USA), Simon Hanselmann (Aus), kozyndan (USA), Sheryo (Singapore), The Yok (Aus), Jean Jullien (France), James Jirat Patradoon (Aus), Mr. Gauky (UK), Mel Stringer (Aus), Wishcandy (USA), Stevie Gee (UK), Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Aus), Will Laren (USA), HTML Flowers (Aus), Benjamin Sea (Aus), Sean Morris (Aus), Eveline Tarunadjaja (Aus), Bei Badgirl (Aus), Ambird (USA), The Seven Seas (Aus), Manuel Donada (Spain), Maddy Young (Aus), Emma Wiesenekker (Aus) & Bafcat (Aus)

Show runs until March 16!

James Jirat Patradoon “Sacrificer”

Brendan Monroe “Hole”

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Opening: Backwoods Gallery retrospective – Melbourne

Backwoods Gallery is hosting a ‘Retrospective’ this weekend. On show will be works by Shida, James Reka, Jun Inoue, Stabs,Stephen Ives, Miso, Fred Fowler and two new collaborative pieces byTwoOne and Ghostpatrol. For more info, visit their website.

‘Backwoods Gallery Retrospective’ group show
Opening: Saturday 8 February
Backwoods Gallery

Backwoods Gallery

Opening: Jonathon Edward Guthmann ‘The Existential Vacuum’ at Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

In “The Existential Vacuum”, his debut exhibition, Jonathan Guthmann will draw on his academic studies to present a body of work based on sacred and religious iconography, with a focus on near eastern ancient civilization. Through this language of archaic symbolism, stripped of religious signification and presented in a new context, he will explore the philosophical commonality between ancient and modern man; a bond which he believes has greater relevance than the one formed by the religious interpretation which the same symbols have accumulated since their ancient origins. There will also be cocks.

“The Existential Vacuum” will open on January the 17th 2014 at Backwoods Gallery, featuring a collection of original work in pigment ink, pencil, pen and aerosol, as well as a collection of lithographs and etchings.

The Opening Hours

The Opening Hours

The Opening Hours

The Opening Hours

MISO STUDIO VISIT

Was in Melbourne for the opening of the Eyes show and was lucky to spend time hanging out with Miso and GP. Miso has just moved into a new space (once the studio of Vali Myers) and I got a chance to field test Backwoods new lights (which fucking rule).

Shots like this make me think that i’m ready to start calling myself a photographer.

A Study Of Eyes 1 by MISO for A STUDY OF EYES

 

 

 

A Study Of Hands at Backwoods Gallery

“A Study Of” is a decade long project of annual group exhibitions based on subject studies. The goal is to create an archive for future generations, a library of references and also a collection consisting of some of the best artists that I have access to.

It’s an ambitious project, thats growing slowly and I think will result in something unique to give to future generations. We launched the project with A Study Of Hands last year and continued it with A Study Of Eyes this year at Backwoods Gallery. Next years subject is hair which should be cool.

Some photos from A Study Of Eyes at Backwoods Gallery below.

Email sales@backwoods to see the full catalogue.


Backwoods Gallery room 2 at A Study Of Eyes

Wallowing by Anthony Lister

Smug by Anthony Lister

Seeing by Al Stark

Eyes 2 by Dave Kinsey

 

 

Eyes 1, 2, 3 by Dave Kinsey

Jedda 2 by Ian Stange (Kid Zoom)

Dark Eyes on Sepia 1 by Miss Van

Dark Eyes On Sepia 2 by Miss Van

Astigmatism by Stephen Ives

Astigmatism by Stephen Ives

Eyes of Runner by Hiroyasu Tsuri (TwoOne)

Eyes of Hunter by Hiroyasu Tsuri (TwoOne)

Eyes of Savior by Hiroyasu Tsuri (TwoOne)

Pearl Eye by USUGROW

Silver Eye by USUGROW

Sight Becomes Perception 1 by Yuske Imai

Sight Becomes Perception 3 by Yuske Imai

 

Opening: ‘A Study of Eyes’ at Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

Backwoods is hosting a group show of epic proportions (no pun intended). ‘A study of eyes’ sees the gallery group together some of the world’s best to examine the eye. If the last group show ‘A study of Hands’ is anything to go by, we recommend getting down to see this show. With a lineup like this, it’s bound to be amazing.

“A study of hands” group show
Opening: Friday, 6th December
Backwoods Gallery

AL STARK, ANTHONY LISTER, ASHLEY WOOD, DAVE KINSEY, HIROYASU TSURI, JAMES GREENAWAY, JAMES REKA, KID ZOOM, KOZY N DAN, MERDA, MISS VAN, SHOHEI OTOMO, STANISLAVA PINCHUK, STEPHEN IVES, USUGROW, YUSKE IMAI

Backwoods Gallery

Backwoods Gallery

Backwoods Gallery

Backwoods Gallery

Backwoods Gallery

Bright Night Sky by MISO

As a tattooist and street artist, working under the name MISO, Stanislava Pinchuk’s artwork spans the globe, on people and in cities everywhere.

After so many years traveling, Stanislava has resettled in her Melbourne studio and in a process of dreaming and mapping, Stanislava has begun retracing her life through delicate pinprick maps on white paper detailing the cities she has called home.

Hidden within each map are her memories, routines and experiences, as well as pathways leading to her friends houses across the world.

Recently The National Gallery of Australia acquired two of her pinprick works, making Stanislava one of the youngest artists in the Australian national collection.

Bright Night Sky will be an exhibition of fourteen pinprick maps on paper and large installations by Stanislava on display at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne.

OPENING FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER – UNTIL SUNDAY 3RD NOVEMBER
BACKWOODS GALLERY, 25 COLLINGWOODS, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Web (Tokyo). 11 x 18 cm. Pinprick on paper 2013.

 

Detail from “Walking to All My Friends’ Houses in the World I”. 1.1 x 1.5 m. Pinprick on paper 2013.

 

“Walking to All My Friends’ Houses in the World I”. 1.1 x 1.5 m. Pinprick on paper 2013.

 

Detail from “Constellation Map (Walking through Melbourne)” 58 – 75 cm. Pinprick on paper 2013.

 

Detail from “Constellation Map (Walking through London Fields)”. 58 – 75 cm. Pinprick on paper 2013.