Video: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015 full recap

We are proud to present the finally recap video for Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015. A short video documenting the four day event which brings together artists from all over Australia and the world. Massive thanks to all of our sponsors, supporters and volunteers… and of course Simon from Verb Syndicate. The response we get from both the public and the artists each year is so inspiring. Here’s to many more Wonderwalls to come…

For more info on Wondwerwalls, visit the website here.

WONDERWALLS WOLLONGONG // 2015 from Verb Syndicate on Vimeo.

Video: Wonderwalls Wollongong sneak peek 2015

In between all the photos being published for Wonderwalls, the Wonderwalls Wollongong team have released a teaser video. The full video will be out soon. In the meantime, check out this snapshot into the weekend that was Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015!

WONDERWALLS RECAP 2015 from Verb Syndicate on Vimeo.

Photos: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015 – The Walls

Now that the dust (and sunburns) have settled from Wonderwalls, we can share some of the action from another amazing weekend. A huge thank you to our major sponsors for all the support and all the paint! Thank you to everyone that helped and also the artists for taking time out of the lives to add more beautiful murals to Wollongong City.

We will be bringing you more posts from the various parts of the weekend, but we thought we’d kick off with all of the finished murals painted for this year’s Wonderwalls in Wollongong, 2015!

All photos by Luke Shirlaw / Ironlak

Click below for the full set of photos…

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Wonderwalls Wollongong murals 2015

Wonderwalls Wollongong murals 2015

Wonderwalls Wollongong murals 2015

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Festival: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015

We are excited to announce the next instalment in the Wonderwalls series…

Together with Verb Syndicate and a host of other sponsors and supporters who made this possible, Wondwerwalls is coming back to Wollongong this October!

FEATURED ARTISTS
FELIPE PANTONE, SOFLES, GUIDO VAN HELTEN, AMOK ISLAND, BMD, DVATE, GEORGIA HILL, LEE HARNDEN, BAFCAT, CAM SCALE, PHIBS, BONES, PUDL, SNARL, BLENDS, J2SKE, REUP CREW, SAM CLOUSTON, MIKEY FREEDOM and more.

SPECIAL GUESTS, THE IRONLAK FAMILY
BERST, MEKS, REALS, VANS THE OMEGA

OPENING NIGHT GROUP EXHIBITION
PRESENTED BY DANGERFORK
LIVE ART & DJs
WHERE: MOVING MOUNTAINS GALLERY, 7 GLOBE LANE
WHEN: 6PM UNTIL LATE

LOST & FOUND EXHIBITION
PHOTOGRAPHY FROM FAR AWAY PLACES
WHERE: MOVING MOUNTAINS GALLERY, 7 GLOBE LANE
WHEN: 6PM UNTIL LATE

ARTIST TALKS AND Q&A
PRESENTED BY VERB SYNDICATE
WHERE:THREE CHIMNEYS, BEHIND 63-65 CROWN ST
WHEN: 3PM – 5PM

For more info and the map visit www.wonderwallsfestival.com

Wonderwalls Wollongong 2015

Video: ‘If these walls could talk’ web series by Ross Liew

We first met Ross Liew through his mural arts festival Graffiato and have been watching him curate and produce amazing projects ever since. A real pioneer and progressive front man for street art in New Zealand.

Ross has just released his latest project, ‘If These Walls Could Talk’. A series of online documentaries about some of NZ’s most notable street art and graffiti art names including Askew One, BMD, Benjamin Work, Mica Still and Elliot Francis Stewart. A rare and intimate insight into the background and current process of these artists.

Sit back, take some time and watch all of them below, and find out more on the website ifthesewallscouldtalk.co.nz

Askew One – http://www.askew1.com/

Benjamin Work – http://benjaminwork.tumblr.com/

BMD – http://bmdisyourfriend.com/

Elliot Francis Stewart – http://www.lilelz.com/

Mica Still – http://www.micastill.com/

“Created by Ross Liew (Cut Collective) and with the help from NZ On Air Ignite funding scheme, If These Walls Could Talk focuses on five street artists looking at what compels them to paint outside, what drives them artistically, and how they navigate identity, community, ownership and the creative process.

The works of Askew One, Benjamin Work, Mica Still, Elliot Francis Stewart and BMD are documented on video and online, with the series also providing a direct link between the walls painted and the stories captured – both from the online world to the artwork (in learning about the concept and the history of the artist, including their artistic statement with the work), and vice versa, with a link at each mural site available to transport patrons to the ITWTC online hub. “

Photos: Christchurch, New Zealand

I was recently in Christchurch NZ for a couple of weeks for the Rise Festival and really wanted to share all these photos of my experience there. Big thanks to George and Shannon at Oi You! for inviting me over there, and to all the artists and people I met and hung out with while over there including Askew, Vans The Omega, Sofles, Ghostie, Eno, BMD, Kid Zoom, Daek, Rone, Paulie, Wongi, Berst, Luke Shirlaw, Selina Miles and many more. Christchurch is a destroyed city bursting with enthusiasm and new beginnings, I was really stoked to be over there contributing to the city with my work alongside some other super talented artists. Here is a whole bunch of photos I took which will give you all an understanding of whats happening over there. Stay tuned for a separate post of images from the actual Rise exhibition.


Rone


Askew


Beastman & Vans The Omega


BMD


Sofles


Lister


Misery


Vans The Omega


Berst TMD


Ghostie


Jacob Yikes


Drypnz


Elliot Francis Stewart


Askew


Lister

Stay tuned for some images of the Rise exhibition now showing at Canterbury Museum in Christchurch… and happy holidays everyone!

Festival: ALL FRESCO – K Road Street Art Festival

Ross Liew and his team show us again, why New Zealand is ahead of the game, but still un-noticed by alot of Australians. All Fres Co is a 3 day art event taking place on the famous K Road, Auckland.

Featuring some of our favourite NZ based artists BMD, Erin Forsyth, Deus, Dagar, Wert 159, Mica Still, HAHA, Component, Cinzah Seek, Ghstie and Jonny4Higher

Karangahape Road is a long time home to art and cultural activity that doesn’t fit the typical mainstream vernacular. It abounds with mythical figures and local legend from across multiple generations. It is an area of Auckland that is fighting to retain all that is good about grit and grime, to celebrate the eccentric and erroneous. All the while ensuring that it remains a relevant and vital creative community that is recognised for its value as a rich depository of cultural artefact and activity.

More info here.

Documentary: Dregs – A new Zealand Street Art Documentary

We just watched this documentary called ‘Dregs‘. A great insight into New Zealand’s street art scene. A really great exposure of some talented people we often don’t get to see much due to the invisible divide between our two countries.

NZ has a collection of some of the best street and graffiti artists in the world. It’s time we started to recognize them…

We highly recommend grabbing a copy of the DVD while it lasts. A true collectors item. Find out more here.

DREGS: A New Zealand Street Art Documentary – DVD Teaser from Karl Sheridan on Vimeo.

Dregs

Dregs

Bridging the gap: BMD from Wellington, New Zealand

Bridging the gap is a new series of articles we are starting because we believe there are alot of talented artists outside of our shores that NEED to be noticed.

To start things off, we are showcasing one (or two actually) of New Zealand’s most talented artists, BMD.

We met these guys recently and were confused as to why we were not aware of their work. And it dawned on us that there is simply an invisible barrier between Australia and New Zealand which blocks us from getting fed information about amazing artists. BMD are just this.

BMD is a two man team that have a unique style and attitude towards painting. They are from Wellington and have a large number of walls (big ones…) under their belt and they don’t seem to be slowing down.

Below (click “Continue Reading”) is a sample of some recent walls they have painted. Go visit their website to discover more goodness.

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