Opening: NO ACRONYM / The Culprit Club

Next Friday January 20 at 6PM, The Culprit Club kick off their first show for 2017,  NO ACRONYM – A local’s only group exhibition featuring 22 of Brisbane’s finest artists including:

1337, Buttons, Diz, Ekaer, Graham Hare, Gus, Hanna, Irok, Ivo, James Nye, Joe O’Toole, Kiss Ispy, Leans, Lucks, Micky Hora, Powell, Pro Creativ, Sevens, Shaman-Signs, Soda Mouf, Tucks One and Visa.

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The motive of this show is motivation – to bring together a collective community of writers, artists and individuals to showcase an array of diverse talents on one gallery wall. NO ACRONYM aims for advocacy amongst art, allowing artists to create free from restriction and regulation. Super simple stuff.

Sponsored by Young Henrys
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Opening: PHIBS – FACE / FACE

Phibs Face to Face at The Culprit Club

The Culprit Club is proud to announce, FACE/FACE – An exhibition of new works by PHIBS.

Largely inspired by nature, PHIBS’ works have spawned a menagerie of signature characters and styles.

FACE/FACE will draw forward a number of his recurring characters, and express the evolving emotions and colour theories of his constant progression.

This intimate showcase will bring audiences face-to-face with the energy that fuels the creation of PHIBS’ larger gallery works and street murals.

As one of the most respected and renown names in Australian Graffiti and Street Art, we’re very excited to welcome the profoundly prolific PHIBS back to Brisbane’s streets.
LAUNCH SHOWCASE: Friday 07 October, 6PM (showing until Sunday 06 November)

Sponsored by Ironlak

RSVP HERE
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Event: No Cure Magazine Issue 12 Launch

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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/ 

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Poster Art: Dave Homer

Opening: The Culprit Club ‘Opposing Offenders – Crimes Against Humanity’ launch Brisbane

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New kids on the block, The Culprit Club, have teamed up with No Cure magazine and Stupid Krap to host a massive gallery launching exhibition titled – Opposing Offenders, Crimes Against Humanity.

Challenging the ideas of the outspoken majority, this exhibition reacts to the traditional projections of ‘crimes in society’ and responds to the demoralising acts of ‘Crimes Against Humanity’.

This HUGE line up showcases one, exclusive original artwork from 18 artists from around the country including:

Aeon Flys,  Alex Le Hours, Bafcat, Ekaer, Graham Hare, Irok, John Avanti, Kentaro Yoshida, Kiss/Ispy, Lauren Webster, Luke Henery, Lusid Art, Ohnoes, Ox King, Saul Attack, Soda Mouf, Unwell Bunny and 1337.

The Opposing Offenders exhibition will launch the official opening of The Culprit Club, Brisbane’s newest art gallery in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley this Friday, July 15th at 6pm!

Event sponsors – Balter Brewing / Ironlak 

About The Culprit Club: Born from creative frustration, artistic adoration and a hollaback history of bad decisions, comes The Culprit Club, a pocket-sized gallery and retail store.

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Support: The Design Conference featuring Dface, Timba Smits, Jonathon Levine and more

Quickly becoming one of Australia’s favourite conferences, The Design Conference (formerly known as Analogue Digital) is back next year for a huge event in 2016 ANNNNNDDDDD, as a taster, they have announced the first key speakers for the event including DFACE, JONATHAN LEVINE, and TIMBA SMITS!!!

From the team: “With many of your domestic heroes already featuring in ‘The Design Conference’, we must look to international speakers to maintain our ability to deliver an authentic, original and influential experience. To realise this goal, we are offering a range of affordable Pozible rewards, designed to raise the capital required to deliver a world class event, featuring up to six international speakers in 2016.”

For more info and ways to help donate to the cause, hit their Pozible page here: http://www.pozible.com/project/201534

The Design Conference 2016 Pozible campaign. from analogue.digital on Vimeo.

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Opening: No Cure Exhibition and Magazine Launch

To coincide with the launch of their 9th print edition, The New Zealand Issue, No Cure Magazine will showcase an exclusive print exhibition at Bench Espresso in West End, Brisbane.

The exhibition will expose a selection of artists from the issue including, Gina Kiel, Greg Straight, Kelly Rule, Sam Mathers, Stuart Smythe and Ross Murray, offering 5 limited edition prints created by each artist.

Catch No Cure’s exhibition and launch night celebrations on the 09 October, 6-9pm.

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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.

RSVP here, or find out more via www.nocuremagazine.com

Event: Breeder, Frank and Mimi, Stay Bold, Ironlak – Brisbane

In the lead-up to this year’s Analogue Digital, a number of free side-events have been announced to spark your AD anticipation and creative interest.

Boasting a panel of prime creative talent, the first event of the series will be a creative Apple Talk in Brisbane featuring words of wisdom from Joyce Ho (Breeder), Luke Shirlaw (Ironlak), Milan Chagoury (Stay Bold) and Brisbane’s own sign-painting sweethearts, Emily Devers and Rick Hayward (Frank and Mimi) – pictured.

Each creative will discuss their journeys to becoming leaders of the local creative community. An excellent event for anyone looking to again advice and valuable industry insight without fronting the hefty price tag.

When: 24 February, 5:00pm / Where: Apple Store Brisbane (Macarthur Chambers) / RSVP: http://www.apple.com/au/retail/brisbane/

TRYP Hotel: Brisbane

Tucked away in Brisbane’s inner creative pocket, sits TRYP Hotel on Constance Street, Fortitude Valley – also known as Australia’s first ever, 65 room, boutique ‘Street Art Hotel’.

 

The building itself posses an interesting past. Presumably around 150 years ago, the space was once a clubhouse for the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes, the Brisbane chapter of an international and mysterious secret society. An antique plaque from this time was discovered in the development stages of TRYP and is now displayed in the reception area of the hotel. Post clubhouse history, the building was a central backpackers hotel which then became abandoned due to reasons not currently known. It was through this time of abandonment that the space became an inner city hub for local and international artists.

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AFTER: An open landscape rooftop bar, ‘UP on Constance’

Previous features of the abandoned backpackers included level upon level of tags, art and scrawlings constantly changing with each visit. A huge staircase leading up to the highest point of the building also boasted rooftop views and a small shelter tower where one could, (surprisingly enough) get free WiFi by connecting wirelessly to nearby business’s access points. Not the ideal holiday destination for most, but it was in this wasteland state that the space truly flourished.

TRYP’s vision and consideration to stay true to the building’s past street style was a respectful and admirable decision by their developers. As old walls got touched up and painted over, new murals appeared to stay from some of Australia’s most prominent street artists, Rone, Numskull, Fintan Magee and Beastman.

“Their vibrant artworks serve as a foundation for the hotel’s distinctive concept, resonating through every aspect of the business, from the eats to the beats, the boys’ effervescent and evocative creations set the tone for Brisbane’s most audacious inner-city haunt.”

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Hidden in the stairwell and storage rooms, a few of the buildings original pieces still stand and are now embedded into the iconic history of the TRYP Hotel.

Benjamin Reeve’s original character found on the entry level floor of the abandoned backpackers is now an amicable feature of TRYP hotel thanks to Rone who incorporated the aged work into his commission piece.

This security camera stencil and female character can be found in TRYP’s food storage room, a place you will likely need to seek assistance to find, but is still a preserved artwork.

This Fintan Magee piece painted in the abandoned backpackers many years ago also still remains, though it’s now living inside the confines of a Chur Burger/TRYP storage cupboard.

If you’re yet to check out TRYP hotel, we recommend you do. Looking back at the building’s history and forward with TRYP’s developments arises thoughts of appreciation, acceptance and celebration for graffiti and street art in contemporary society. Trust us, it’s worth the ‘trip’.

Image Credits: TRYP Hotel Brisbane, Abandoned Brisbane, Sarah Hazlehurst

Reading: Shakewell Magazine Issue Two

After the successful release of Issue One earlier this year, the anonymous publishing team behind ‘Shakewell Magazine‘ officially launch Issue Two with subsequent parties in Brisbane and Sydney this week.

After gauging a mixed reaction from supporters, critics and police task forces alike, the production of Issue Two is interesting in itself.

There’s just something about illegal art that bestows bees in everyone’s bonnet!

The recent loss of one of Shakewell’s key founders, known graffiti king ‘Fawts’ to a tragic painting related accident has left devastating heart break on the magazine and its followers, but all appear adamant Shakewell will continue in hour of their Lost Soul.

Brisbane will host the first launch party this Friday night at Beach Burrito in Fortitude Valley and Sydney will see the second also at Beach Burrito in Coogee with the renown artist, Scottie Marsh painting live at the event.

Issue Two will be on sale at both launch parties and is also available online here.

Outside: The Pillars Project – Brisbane

In the fierce lead up to the ‘cultural celebrations’ of the G20, Brisbane city has seen a number of creative transformations. One we hope can withstand the test of ‘world leader time’ is The Pillars Project.

Thanks to Queensland Rail, Brisbane City Council, the accredited artists and the approaching arrival of some important political visitors, the massive underpass area of South Brisbane railway line is now site to an ‘outdoor art gallery’. This amazing series of enormous pillar murals each stands over seven metres tall.

The Pillars Project encompasses the work of a number of local street and graffiti artists including Gus Eagleton, Guido Van Helton, Gimiks Born, Fintan Magee and Mik Shida.

Though it is questionable why our vastly multicultural, multifaceted and multidisciplinary city council has rejected, covered up and even criminalized such creative projects in the past, any change moving towards artistic appreciation is a success to be acknowledged and commended. It almost feels as though the pillars are a long awaited award for Brisbane’s creative community. Street art you can appreciate without worrying it will be buffed out before your next visit. Hell, it’s been a long time coming. Brisbane’s finally catching up.

Interestingly, Fintan Magee has replicated the original mural that was removed by Brisbane City Council at the Cultural Center earlier this year. Causing quite a controversy at the time, the mural was removed because the buff squad claimed it to be ‘graffiti’ even after Magee had written approval to paint the mural. Created to commemorate the Brisbane floods, the mural has now been revived and is at least five times its original size. An ironic and intelligent move from Magee.

The pillars are located at the corner or Merivale and Montague road, just down from the Gallery of Modern Art in South Brisbane.