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Here’s the latest round up of walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Ears, Peque vrs, The Massive, Lister, Nico, Ox King, Numskull, Set, Mr Snail, Mike Watt, Lister, Monstery, Mulga, Denial, Fintan Magee, Phibs, Zap and more. Click below for more photos.
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On the outside with @nemans

Here’s the latest round up of walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Numskull, Thomas Jackson, Steen Jones, Mike Watt, Monstery, Grizzle, Bafcat, Pudl, Retro, Maid, Sofles, Radio, Fintan Magee, Phibs, Sid Tapia, Jumbo and more. Click below for more photos.
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On the outside with @nemans

Here’s the latest round up of walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Numskull, Mike Watt, Monstery and Me, Grizzle, Teazer, Trait, Bafcat, Skulk, CAMO, Pudl, Retro, Capiche, Fintan Magee, Scott Marsh, Bones, Phibs, Akisiew, Birdhat, Elph, Apeseven, Ox King, The Massive and more. Click below for more photos.
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Opening: Project 5 featuring Fintan Magee, Vans the Omega, Ape7 and Gemma O’Brien – Sydney

We are excited to hear that Project 5 is back once again in Sydney this September….

What started as an experimental foray into public art that sought to lift the veil on the elusive practice of graffiti has since exploded into an award-winning staple of Sydney’s annual cultural calendar. This year, we will see international artists Vans the Omega, Apeseven, Fintan Magee and Gemma O’Brien transform Darling Quarter’s Village Green into an open-air art studio that challenges the permeable borders of urban contemporary art.

For more info and specific event times, visit the website.

‘Project 5’ featuring Vans the Omega, Apeseven, Fintan Magee and Gemma O’Brien
Where: The Darling Quarter, Sydney
Opening: Friday 18th September
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Project 5 Ambush Gallery Sydney

Project 5 Ambush Gallery Sydney

Project 5 Ambush Gallery Sydney

Project 5 Ambush Gallery Sydney

On the outside with @nemans

It’s been far too long since my last post so over the next couple of weeks I’m going to try and play catch-up with a mix of photos of both old and new walls. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Thomas Jackson, Numskull, Fintan Magee, Suchis, Smug, Nico, Phibs, Amuck, Will Coles, Guido van Helten, Kamion, Bafcat, Skulk, Retro, Sofles, Buttons, Maid, Pudl and more. Click below for more photos.
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Video: Fintan Magee – Man Bites Dog

Today the internet reveals Fintan Magee’s powerful new statement installation artwork and video titled ‘Man Bites Dog’ as an addition to ‘PROTEST’, a group exhibition opening at M16 Art Space in Canberra on Thursday 26 March 2015.

Originally created in an abandoned warehouse in Sydney’s Alexandria, Magee painted a large scale portrait of a man clutching a dog, very traditional to his larger than life, realistic mural style.

As he explains in detail in this video, the mural is symbolic for the relationship between the media mogul and the news consumer as well as the perception of lower level workers such as journalists being ‘lapdogs’. Magee also intelligently ties in the title and underlining statement of his mural from John B. Bogart’s historical aphorism in journalism, “When a dog bites a man that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.”

In front of the mural stands a life size figure of a man that ceremoniously burns out as its body, made from copies of The Daily Telegraph newspaper become alight with flames. This bold and prevailing statement expresses Magee’s clear protest to the slander and smear of right wing media.

“Although ‘Man Bites Dog’ is a protest piece against the bias that exists amongst the broader Australian media landscape, I wanted to use the Rupurt Murdoch owned newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, as a core component of the artwork as I view this publication as emblematic of the issue,” said Mr Magee.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bsNYir1Fl8 and @fintan_magee

Opening: ‘Until Next Time…” final show at The Tate Gallery – Sydney

We were deeply saddened by the news of The Tate Gallery’s closing…

It’s been a gallery close to our hearts, and a space that in it’s time, has hosted an incredible mix of both world renown artists, and young emerging artists. All without rent or commission. Something which is so unique in the art world.

We’re excited to be helping The Tate Gallery team with one last show. So we’ve gathered as many available artists on short notice as possible to curate one last group show.

‘Until Next Time…’ group show
Where: The Tate Gallery, Glebe
Opening Hours: Wednesday 4th March, 6pm onwards

Until Next Time

On the outside with @nemans

Here’s the latest round up of recent walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Fintan Magee, Suchis, Makatron, Nico, Sare2 Lister, Jumbo, Skulk, Pudl, Elph, Hinder, Derek James Carker, Zap and more. Click below for more photos. 
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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