Event: No Cure Magazine Issue 12 Launch


Brisbane is gearing up for a banger next Friday, September 09 for the launch party and official release of No Cure Magazine‘s 12th issue, High Voltage.

This issue of No Cure will be released as an exclusive, square-size edition to represent a vinyl record (which is a must have for any N/C collector).

The High-Voltage edition will be a wet-dream for any music lover. The No Cure team have selected some of the finest artists and album art designers who’ve created work for some of the world’s best musical talent.

Artists featured in the issue including Andrew Fairclough, Ken Taylor, Morning Breath, Matthew Cooper, Ben Brown, French, Glenno Smith, WBYK, Dave Homer and Palehorse.

Join the team for their launch party on Friday September 9 at The Culprit Club in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane from 6pm.

RSVP and event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/318854768462157/ 

No_Cure_Cover07_web at the culprit club




Poster Art: Dave Homer

Photos: ‘The Screaming Hand art show’ at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

The Screaming Hand art show recently opened at Ambush Gallery in Sydney, so we braved the rain and checked out this amazing (and large!) collection of both old and new original art, all based on the famous Jim Phillips icon, The Screaming Hand!

The show, curated by Eddie Zammit and Produced by Santa Cruz AUS, was really well presented and jam packed full of amazing work by both local and international artists. Too many to name… A great opportunity for the local artists to be given free reign over a classic image, plus an honour for most to have their work presented next to some of the world’s most renown (skate related) artists such as Mark Gonzales, Steve Olson, Mike Giant, Thomas Campbell, Andy Jenkins and many many more including original artwork by the creator himself, Jim Phillips.

With multiple rooms (our favourite was the video / process room), this show is definitely one not to miss, and make sure you don’t because it’s only open for a short amount of time!

Find out all the details here. (All photos below by Enzo Amato) Click below for the full set of photos…

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

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Opening: Screaming Hand art show at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

In the Sydney leg of the worldwide tour of the Screaming Hand art show, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years and a further exclusive 30+ works of art from some of Australia’s most highly regarded local artists will be exhibiting their take on the iconic Screaming Hand image created by Jim Phillips, at Ambush Gallery.

The Australian artist that have created original pieces are:

Beastman, Dale Bigeni, Ben Brown, Buttons, Otis Carey, Greg Cleveland, Rhys Cooper, Days One, Marcus Dixon, Jack Douglas, Christopher Hancock, Georgia Hill, Idol, Luca Ionescu, Luke Lucas, Marian Machismo, Mayonaize, Meggs, Andy Murphy, Elliott Numskull, Sam Octigan, James Jirat Patradoon, Phibs, Callum Preston, Travis Price, Nicole Reed, George Rose, Glenn ‘Glenno’ Smith, Stay Bold, Ken Taylor, Unwell Bunny, Cat Wall, Mike Watt, Ozzie Wright & 23rd Key.

‘Screaming Hand art show’ group show
Where: Ambush Gallery, Sydney
Opening: Friday 5th November

Jim Phillips screaming hand art show

Opening: For the love of lids group show at Mary’s Newtown – Sydney

This week, Harley Davidson Australia has pulled together an eclectic mix of young artists, both contemporary and classic. From street artists to sculpture artists and hairdressers to sign painters, it’s definitely one of those shows curated to include a wide range of art forms.

Artists include Ben Brown, Blair Sayer, Eddy Lou, Kim Rattenbury, Kyle Montgomery, Lachlan Bruce, Mike Watt, Nanami Cowdroy, Numskull, Sindy Sinn, Sofia Fitzpatrick, TJ Guzzardi and Mason Mullholland.

The public exhibition will be held for ten days from 20th November – 30th November at Mary’s Newtown. While you’re there grab a bud and a burger. Seriously, one of the best burgers in town…

Harley Davidson - For the love of lids

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

Harley Lids exhibition

kind of — gallery and Bespoke Laser present: ‘BROADSIDE’

kind of — gallery and Bespoke Laser present ‘BROADSIDE’.
Co-curated with Doctor Dboe.

Opening Thursday August 29th, 6pm.
118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst.

‘BROADSIDE’ is a poster design exhibition featuring:
Nanami Cowdroy, Georgia Perry, Dboe Oner, Gemma O’Brien, Chris Yee, Aldous Massie, Ben Brown, James Jirat, Pigeonboy, Nathan Pickering, Will Lynes, Mark Drew, Days One, Ken Taylor, Ben Frost, Pudler, Wing Lau, Filfury, Cam Scale.

Broadsides or street literature is a type of printing on large printed sheets of paper, designed to be plastered onto walls as a form of mass communication.

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Poster design by Wing Lau.

Sponsored by: Magners Cider, Mtn Colours, Strange Love, Sailor Jerry

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Opening: “Upfront” – A celebration of the culture and art behind t-shirts – Newcastle

UPFRONT is a celebration of T-shirt culture and T-shirt art for those that appreciate the difference between images that are meant to be worn and those that aren’t. The exhibition features established and emerging artists from Australia and other far reaches of the globe.

20 artists have been chosen to produce a print for the front of a T-shirt, each to be printed in a limited edition of 15 equalling 300 shirts in total. The artworks will also be available as screen prints on custom sized 330gsm Spicers paper.
The exhibition features:

Alex Lehours, Andrew Fairclough, Andy Murphy, Ben Brown, Bryan Schnelle, Callum Preston, Cameron Locklee, French, The Good Eggs, The Hungry Workshop, Jacob Rolfe, Justin Hager, James Hartley, Marcus Dixon, Michael Danischewski, Numskull, Silk Roy, Sam Octigan, Trent Evans and William Brown.

“Upfront” – A celebration of T-shirt culture and T-shirt art
Opening Night: Friday, Apr 19
Curve Gallery – 37 Watt st, Newcaslte

Secret Walls exhibition at aMBUSH Gallery

Australian Artists Take the War to the Gallery Walls in a Brand New Battle Arena.

Considered the premiere live art event the world over, Secret Walls’ paint?fuelled battles have seen lowbrow artists wage wars of wit on one another across 26 countries. Armed with nothing more than black ink, a white canvas and their singular style, the artists set out in each 90 minute round to prove that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword.

Now in its fifth series, Secret Walls Australia has developed a dedicated throng of followers throughout the country and, this November, Sydney will be treated to a peek behind enemy lines with the first ever Secret Walls Group Show.

Opening on Thursday 22 November, the show comprises work from all eight artists of Secret Walls Series 5. Taking their inspiration from Secret Walls’ classic Battle Royale theme, Apeseven, Ben Brown, Dale Bigeni, Luke OKAY, PUDLER, Sindy Sinn, TEEM and VEKS have each developed an A2 artwork that boasts their iconic styles and enviable skills in graffiti, street art and illustration based art.

More info on the Secret Walls website, or over at aMBUSH Gallery.

MAN UP Exhibition

MAN UP is an charity exhibition curated by Australian artist Deb, the exhibition is proudly raising funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer with 100% of proceeds going toward continuing the Cancer Council’s vital work in prevention, treatment and research into cures for Prostate Cancer. The show will feature monochromatic artworks by an all male lineup of both local and international artists including Mike Giant, Jim Houser, Ghost Cave, Mark Bode, Ben Brown, Ben Frost, Edward Woodley, Jumbo, Ken Taylor, Shida, Stabs and many more.

MAN UP opens at Ambush Gallery in Sydney on Thursday 11th October from 6pm, so get down there, support the artists and help raise funds and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

Here are just a few of many artworks that will be available at the exhibition:

Mike Giant (USA)

Ghost Cave (USA)

Ben Brown (AUS)

More information and details here

Ben Brown solow show – “Cease to exist”

It seems like the team at Gallery 5 Crown Lane are giving a healthy boost to the Wollongong art scene at the moment. After the successful Scott Marsh and Guido show, they now have one of Sydney’s most talented artist/illustrators.More info below…

Ben Brown is a Sydney based illustrator, designer and artist who has worked for a mixed variety of clients for over twenty years. Ben has exhibited his work in several solo and group shows in Australia and overseas with his latest instalment ‘Cease to Exist’ being exhibited at Wollongong’s Gallery: 5 Crown Lane from July 26th to August 8th with an opening night on the 28th of July.

Ben Brown

Ben Brown

Giveaway: Artist series Dosh Wallets by Beastman, WBYK and Ben Brown

We are excited to announce another special giveaway we are running this week in collaboration with Dosh. A designer accessories brand that has teamed up with Art Park to produce a limited edition artist series including Beastman, We Buy Your Kids and Ben Brown!

There are one of each up for grabs. Each one signed by the artist and valued at RRP $49.95 AUD.
See below for competition details.

For more on Dosh visit www.doshbrand.com

Dosh - The Opening Hours

There are three wallets, SO there are three different prize pools to enter.

Email giveaways@theopeninghours.com.au with the subject line “DOSH giveaway” THEN in the body of the email, type either Beastman, WBYK or Ben Brown. Winners will be randomly drawn and notified on
Friday 20th July 2012.

NOTE: Only 1 entry per person, so choose your favourite artist.

Good luck!