Returning for the first time since 2010, international stencil art exhibition Your Kid Can’t Do This launches at aMBUSH Gallery, Central Park, Sydney on Friday 26 June from 6-9pm. The group exhibition is curated by Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K, who became the first street-based artist to be selected for inclusion in the prestigious Archibald Prize in 2012, and currently holds the record for creating the highest selling piece of street art in Australia.
YKCDT is the ultimate showcase of contemporary talent within the field of stencil artistry, featuring over 50 artists from 16 countries, including the Godfather of modern stencil art Blek Le Rat (France), Australian stencil art royalty Haha and Vexta, and Hugo Kaagman (Amsterdam), who is heralded as the ‘original pioneer of stencil art’. YKCDT also platforms the work of every winner of the Australian Stencil Art Prize from 2009-2014, leading stencillers from across Europe and America, and an assortment of emerging artists whose quieter reputations belie their exceptional talent.
Firstly, we’d like to thank Joel Moore for directing the biggest Wonderwalls Festival to date, and of course the City of Port Adelaide & Renewal SA for inviting us to bring Wonderwalls to their city, Ironlak, Verb Syndicate and all of our other sponsors, supporters and volunteers. We’d like to also thank the people of Port Adelaide for allowing us into their city to paint both small and (VERY) large murals, which will hopefully stay forever.
Wonderwalls Port Adelaide saw artists from all parts of the world, all over Australia and locally from around the Adelaide region, converge on the Port to decorate and reinvigorate it’s walls. It was an amazing week which hosted an exhibition, an artist panel discussion and of course a series of murals throughout Port Adelaide. Two of which are amongst the biggest murals in the whole country (painted by Etam Cru and Askew One/Elliot Francis Stewart).
Stay tuned for the video recap, however in the meantime click below for the full set of photos. You can also find a great photo recap by photographer Luke Shirlaw, here.
We don’t know much about Art Equity apart from that they seem to service the higher end of the art market. The collectors and investors. So it’s amazing to see local Sydney and Melbourne street artists having successful solo shows with them. The fact that an Australian art investment firm like this backs home grown talent is somehow surprising but also quite a welcome move, as normally these investors would be pushed to buy art by street artists from other parts of the world.
Street artists ELK aka Luke Cornish and Will Coles came together at Art Equity for a duo show which had both new and old work from the Sydney and Melbourne based artists.
We are definitely interested to see what’s next at this gallery and will be keeping our eye on their shows for sure. In the meantime, click below to see the full set of photos.
“Following a successful 2013, where he achieved the highest ever auction record for a street artist, Luke Cornish will again use his desire to bring social awareness and change through his work. Charlie Foxtrot, in his latest exhibition to be held at Metro Gallery in Armadale Victoria opening on 12 June 2014, will be opened by controversial Catholic Priest, Father Bob Maguire.
The exhibition follows Cornish’s journey to the Middle East where he wanted to gain access to Syria to photograph the ongoing civil war and highlight its humanitarian impact.”
Two of Australia’s favourite street and stencil artists Will Coles and ELK are combining their work together for a duo show at Sydney’s Art Equity this week, for a show titled ‘Into the Void’.
“Into the Void is an important exhibition in the history of the movement in this country. It brings together the two greatest contemporary exponents of their respective genres, Will Coles and Luke Cornish (E.L.K). Coles’ street sculptures and Cornish’s stencils morph from the street to the gallery launching us into the future of art and culture. The artists are technically exceptional, brilliantly irreverent yet intelligent in their contemporary commentary. This is work that draws on the past to reinvent the future.”
“Into the Void” by Will Coles and ELK
Opening: Thursday 29th May Art Equity
Looks like Melbourne will be busy tonight, with another great show on the cards. This one, however, being a group show of both Sydney and Melbourne artists together at Juddy Roller’s brand new gallery space New Hunting Ground.
“Gallery Launch” featuring ADNATE, AL. MOONEY, CHOQ, DOES, EARS, ELK, JAWS, MAX BERRY, NICOLE-REED, TAYLOR WHITE, TOM FERSON
Opening: Friday, 21st June New Hunting Ground
We’ve always supported what the aMBUSH team have done with Project 5. A live group art show of four Australian artists in which final artwork is auctioned off and 100% of the profit goes to ICE.
This year is the FOURTH installment and features a killer lineup of Australian street artists. REKA (from Melbourne), ELK (originally from Canberra), HAHA (from Melbourne) and last not definitely not least VEXTA (from Melbourne/Sydney). Stay tuned for photos and updates of the many events on the schedule.
Click here for the Project 5 website & see below for the full info, flyer and a teaser video.
Retrospective Art Exhibition
47 George Street (March 1-25, 2012) Live Art Events The Rocks Square
(opening night Friday March 9 6-9PM – Saturday March 10 & Sunday March 11 12-3PM) Artist Talks
47 George Street
(Monday March 12 11AM- 12pm) Auction – invitation only
(Thursday March 22– 6-9 PM)