Giveaway: Super Special 10 Tees for 10 Years series featuring Rone, Ghostpatrol, Meggs, Alex Mitchell and Yokii

Super Special has become an institution in Melbourne. We’ve heard their name and seen their work over the years and witnessed them grow into one of the most respected Screen Printers in Australia.

They are turning 10 this year and to celebrate are giving away limited edition t-shirts by some of our favourites. Tees by Rone, Meggs and many more are up for grabs.

We have five t-shirts to give away to five lucky people. See below (from left to right; Rone, Yokii, Ghostpatrol, Meggs and Alex Mitchell).

Email giveaways@theopeninghours.com.au with the subject line “Super Special” THEN in the body of the email, type either Rone, Yokii, Ghostpatrol, Meggs or Alex Mitchell. Winners will be randomly drawn and notified on
Friday 5th December 2014.

NOTE: Only 1 entry per person, so choose your favourite artist.

Super Special tees

Photos: “Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos” at Backwoods Gallery

The trilogy of Magic Weirdos exhibitions curated by Sean Morris came to its conclusion at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne a couple of weeks back, with the epic “Gold Blood”. A huge crowd, amazing art and live music saw the Weirdos saga end with some great vibes. James Jirat Patradoon’s crazy painted racing jacket took centre stage, in front of a mural by Ghostpatrol and Sean Morris.

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Opening: Backwoods Gallery retrospective – Melbourne

Backwoods Gallery is hosting a ‘Retrospective’ this weekend. On show will be works by Shida, James Reka, Jun Inoue, Stabs,Stephen Ives, Miso, Fred Fowler and two new collaborative pieces byTwoOne and Ghostpatrol. For more info, visit their website.

‘Backwoods Gallery Retrospective’ group show
Opening: Saturday 8 February
Backwoods Gallery

Backwoods Gallery

Opening: Miso, Ghostpatrol & Sean Morris – ‘Short Stay’ Brisbane

Tomorrow night in Brisbane is the ‘Short Stay’ exhibition by Mild Manners Gallery, marking the culmination of a short term residency program that included Melbourne’s Ghostpatrol and Miso, Perth based Sean Morris and Brisbane publisher Small House Books. Each artist is showing new material and launching new publications by ‘Mild Material’ small run publication arm by Mild Manners and Small House Books.

Opening 6pm Thursday, October 31st
Current until November 2.
Fish Lane Studios – Level 2, Fox Hotel, Melbourne St. South Brisbane

Miso –

Ghostpatrol –

Sean Morris –

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

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.

Stupid Krap

Kingbrown Issue 9 – Co curated by The Hours

Well, this has been a long time in the making and we can’t keep the excitement under wraps any longer.

We are proud to announce that we worked closely with our good friends Kingbrown to co-curate their latest issue. Issue number 9, featuring a killer lineup of talented humans from all over the world.

Unga, Ed Templeton, Trent Whitehead, Dabs & Myla, Vans the Omega, Nychos, Ozzie Wright, Huskmitnavn, Shida, Drypnz, Ghostpatrol, Roach, Numskull and Jordan Walkzak.

At the moment, all we have are the images below HOWEVER stay tuned for the release of the official launch exhibitions (Sydney and New York) and get your copy here.