Opening: The Hours presents ‘Stockroom’ – a group show

We are proud to announce ‘Stockroom’. A group show featuring some of Australia’s finest young artists

Over the years, The Hours (Beastman, Marty Routledge & Numskull) have produced a number of widely acclaimed art events & exhibitions around Australia and have worked with some of the most recognised young artists in a variety of different genres.

To celebrate these ties, The Hours presents ‘Stockroom’. A large group show featuring a host of artists that have either worked with us before, are working with us now, or are someone we’d like to work with in the future. A mix of connections between the artist and us, as purveyors of modern art, we believe this to be a perfect insight into “if we were to own a stockroom, this is who it would be filled with”.

Featuring:
MARK ALSWEILER, TOM FERSON, RONE, TWOONE, DANIEL O’TOOLE, SKOUNT, SCOTT MARSH, JUMBO, CHRIS LOUTFY, BAFCAT, JOEL BIRCH, BRIDGE STEHLI, BEASTMAN, EDWARD WOODLEY, SHIDA, MR PENFOLD, BENNETT, WILL COOKE, THE YOK, BEN FROST, RETRO, THOMAS JACKSON, KYLE MONTGOMERY, JAE COPP, FINTAN MAGEE, PHIBS, MADELEINE PFULL, NUMSKULL, AEDEN LEE, VANS THE OMEGA, ROACH, MAX BERRY, SHERYO, SID TAPIA, DAVID CRAGG, SOFLES & TAKIE

EMAIL bob@theopeninghours.com.au for press info
EMAIL sales@thehours.com.au for a catalogue

“Stockroom” group show
Opening: Wednesday 4th June
The Tate Gallery – Sydney

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Opening: Kingbrown Issue 9 Sydney Launch

To celebrate the release of Kingbrown issue 9, The Hours and The Tate are hosting the Kingbrown official launch party featuring an array of work by good mates of Kingbrown and The Hours.

Friday Aug 16th / The Tate Gallery / 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe Sydney / 6pm

Vans the Omega + Roach + Drypnz + Numskull + Beastman + Ian Mutch + Takie + Bridge Stehli + Gimiks Born + Will Lynes + Joel Birch + Ozzie Wright + Jae Copp + Mark Alsweiler + Dabs & Myla + Shida + Ghostpatrol + Two One + Phibs + Max Berry + Fuzeillear + Thomas Jackson + Loretta Lizzio + Nior + Will Cooke + Bec Winnel + Jumbo

Works by the above, Kingbrown Issue 9, and assorted merch will be sold on the night – For one night only.
connect: @kingbrown / @theopeninghours / @thetategallery
Fb: www.facebook.com/events/592020647509795/

Kingbrown Issue 9

What is a Kingbrown?

Kingbrown is West Australian slang for a longneck beer – a 40oz. Wrapped in a brown bag, just like a good 40 should.

Sitting somewhere between a book, a magazine and an art zine, Kingbrown is a super limited edition periodical. Each issue is handcrafted, delivered inside a silk screened brown bag which is designed and curated by some of the world’s leading innovators of photography, illustration and urban and skateboard art and design.

Inside Kingbrown you will find profiles and interviews that take you on a twisted journey inside the studios and minds of some of our very talented friends, with the aim of keeping you inspired and connected to the subcultures we love most. Printed with quality in mind, each page is a collectable item, individually sealed and packaged. Now in its 8th edition, Kingbrown has achieved worldwide success and is now launching for the first time in the US.

In this issue

Wrapped in a double sided brown bag with artwork by Ed Templeton & UNGA (Broken Fingaz), together with a cool outdoor vinyl sticker by Dabs Myla, and a Kingbrown x Ironlak stubby holder, featuring great interviews and studio insights with Nychos, Dabs Myla, Huskmitnavn, Ghostpatrol, Vans the Omega, Ed Templeton, Unga, Numskull, Roach, Ozzie Wright, and heaps more. Yep, told you it’s rad.

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

‘LIV SLO DIE OLD’ An exhibition by Bridge Stehli

‘LIV SLO DIE OLD’ is an exhibition of new work by Australian born artist, Bridge Stehli. Now based primarily in London, Bridge returns home to her native Sydney to present her debut solo show.
Bridge suggests the colourful and highly digitalized mix-tape covers of artists such as Juicy J and Gucci Mane as being one of the key aesthetic inspirations behind the work.
Bridge Stehli is an internationally celebrated artist, exhibiting across Australia, Europe and the USA. She was co-curator and founder of the acclaimed Paste modernism exhibition in Sydney and has been featured in numerous publications including Empty, C.O.P, Curvy and has produced murals across Australia and London.

LIV SLO DIE OLD will open the 8th of August, 6pm at kind of — gallery (118 Oxford St, Darlinghurst) and will run until the 18th.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.

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Opening: Stupid Krap print house presents “Breaking the seal” – Brisbane

‘Breaking The Seal’ is the first exhibition from Stupid Krap since their rebirth in May 2013. Focused on making limited edition and original artwork available and affordable to collectors the world over, their new vision incorporates limited edition time-released artwork, featuring one new artist every week. ‘Breaking The Seal’ will feature limited edition artwork from their recent stable of artists.

Join us at Kerbside (Constance Street, Fortitude Valley) from 5 to 10pm on Thursday 15 August 2013 to buy a limited edition print and have a drink. The exhibition will run for 1 night only.

Featured artists include — BEASTMAN, BEN FROST, FINTAN MAGEE, SKEL, BEC WINNEL, NUMSKULL, ALEX LEHOURS, SAM OCTIGAN, GHOSTPATROL, ASKEW, BRIDGE STEHLI, DAN WITHEY, SKEL, TWOONE, SKOUNT, MICHAEL CAIN, FLETCH CUTS and DENIAL.

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Studio Visit — Bridge Stehli

We paid a visit to Bridge Stehli recently for a little studio visit and a bit of vegan cupcake time.

Bridge’s studio is in the back of her Mums place in Marrickville. A beautiful old house filled with artworks, it would’ve been a very inspirational place to grow up for young Bridge.
Her studio was filled with empty cigarette packets and large canvas’ in various states of completion. She’s not a hectic chimney smoker or anything the empty packets are for a new series she is working on called SMOKÉMON. Basically a bunch of dope animal characters all kind of crunked out to resemble legendary hip hop acts including — Wu-Tang, E-40, Bone Thugs, Run DMC the Geto Boys etc…. The large canvas’ will be part of the same series of work. Based on more hip hop legends including a large, super hot portrait of Azealia Banks with an Old English 40oz swigging killer whale and a chronic smoking polar bear. The work is great, kind of humorous and technically amazing.

We will be releasing 10 of the SMOKÉMON series very shortly for sale on the kind of — online store HERE.

Thanks for having us Bridge!
All photography by Robin Hearfield.

 

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Westsyde store launch “420” – Darlinghurst

Out of nowehere, Westsyde Connection (a skate store/art hub/art collective/art supplier..etc etc), have announced they are opening a second location, right in the heart of Sydney’s Darlinghurst.

To celebrate, Westsyde is opening their store with an art show of some of Sydney’s finest. Featuring Beastman, Ben Frost, Brett Chan, Bridge Stehli, Days One, Dboe, Jumbo, Kon, MANMAN, Numskull, Pork, Pudl, Rotes, RJ Williams.

“420” – Westsyde Connection Darlinghurst opening
Opening Day: Saturday, Apr 20 – 420pm
Westsyde Connection – 58 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

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‘Cardboard City’ Group show at Soldiers Rd Gallery

This Thursday, Soldier’s Rd Gallery brings you ‘Cardboard City’ a giant group show featuring a collection of 25 Aussie artists working across a multitude of genres.

With each of the artists contributing 10 pieces priced at $100 a pop, Soldiers Rd will be awash with cardboard (and talent) so head in early and scoop up a piece by your favourite artist before the crowds get going. Doors open at 6.

WHO: Ears, Bennett, Mark Alsweiler, Max Berry, Numskull, Phibs, Jumbo, Bridge Stehli, Tom Ferson, SMC, Houl, Bafcat, Birdhat, Joe Wilson, Chanelle Collier, Ella Condon, Syke, Benjamin Reeve, Claire Nakazawa, Choq, Tim Andrew, Kaffeine, Michael Hazel, Mih Fluhrer and Sid Tapia

More info here.

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Cardboard City

Sneak Peek: Rinse and Repeat at aMBUSH Gallery

TONIGHT is yet again, filled with a handful of really great exhibition openings.

We really recommend getting around to all of them, as they are ALL equally as worthy as the other.

First up is ‘Rinse & Repeat’ at aMBUSH Gallery.

Thursday 6 December from 6-10pm. More info on the Facebook event here.
Featuring the work of Phibs, Teazer, Bridge Stehli, Shannon Crees, Teem, Fintan Magee, Guido van Helten, Adnate, Slicer, Deams, Cam Wall and Carl Steffan.

4a James Street, Waterloo
The exhibition continues until Sunday 9 December 12-4pm.

Wonderwalls Wollongong

We are proud to announce a project we have been working on with Verb Syndicate in Wollongong.

WONDERWALLS is a three day art festival presented by The Hours, Verb Syndicate and Ironlak, featuring some of Australia’s most well known Low Brow artists. The weekend of the 9th – 11th of November we will be hosting an exhibition, an exclusive panel discussion AND a series of small & large scale murals being painted around the Wollongong CBD.

If you’re in Wollongong, come join us on the weekend. If you’re from Sydney, it’s only a short drive down the coast. Come for the day, stay for the weekend. Enjoy three days of Australia’s best street and graffiti art, absolutely free.

Visit the WONDERWALLS website for more info.

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