Event: Happy Hour – A Beer Inspired T-Shirt Exhibition

For all those kicking back in the sunshine state, make sure you get down to Balter Brewers on the Gold Coast this Thursday evening (23 June, 5-9pm) for the charity, beer inspired tee exhibition – Happy Hour.

14 artists have each designed a limited-edition t-shirt (only 10 of each design ever printed) for the show, which will be available for $50 each with 100% of proceeds being directly donated to Cystic Fibrosis research.

Artists include: Sean Bernhardt (US), Nicholas Chalmers, Luke Day, Brendan Davies, Xavier Davies, Shinya Dalby, Lachie Goldworthy, Nick Guenzler (US), Gina Kiel (NZ), Paul Mcniel, Kiel Tilman, Matt Waters and Kentaro Yoshida.

Happy Hour

Event: GC Paint Pit

The team at 40/40 Creative and their aerosol allies have banned together to present Gold Coast Paint Pit, a live painting, urban renewal event powered by V8 Superfest.

Over four days Alex Lehours, John Kaye and Lachlan Hansen will transform four boring walls into contemporary pieces of art across a number of prevalent Gold Coast locations.

Friday 17th – 69 Nerang Street, Southport
Saturday 18th – BSKT Cafe, Nobby’s Beach
Sunday 19th and Monday 20th – Waxy’s Irish Pub Surfers, Paradise (Major Event)
Wednesday 22nd – Guardian Pharmacy, Chirn Park

Session times and additional information here.

Sign of the Times – Marty Routledge

As part of The Hours involvement in the soon to be opened The 4217 in Surfers Paradise, Marty Routledge was commissioned to paint two large font murals on the exterior of the building, establishing The 4217 as a strong supporter of hand painted signage and helping to grow the local art scene on the Gold Coast. Once again the local guys from Digital Cinematix were there to capture it all on video, and also convinced Marty to talk on camera about his artistic background and his passion for sign painting.

For more information on The 4217 please visit their website – www.the4217.com

The Hours Tower Mural Project – Beastman & Jae Copp

Last month saw the completion of the first mural for The Hours Tower Mural Project at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Curated by The Hours, the ongoing art project aims to bring well known Australian artists to the Gold Coast to collaborate together using the three storey high lift-shaft at The 4217 as their canvas, providing Surfers Paradise with a truly unique large scale and evolving piece of public art.

The first collaborative mural for the project was painted by Beastman (Syd) and Jae Copp (GC) last month, and the local guys from Digital Cinematix were there to film it all.

Big thanks to The 4217 for supporting public art on the Gold Coast, and for providing the huge wall to paint. The 4217 will be opening in a few months, keep an eye out for more Hours activity there in the future. Please visit their website for more information – www.the4217.com.au

The Hours Tower Mural Project

Catch Beastman and Jae Copp painting a collaboration on a huge three storey high lift-shaft in Surfers Paradise this Easter weekend. This will be the first in an ongoing series of collaborative murals curated by The Hours on the lift-shaft at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise.

You may also catch a glimpse of the elusive Marty Routledge up there, who is painting some big type walls at the same location over the weekend.

Comb Gallery presents “Whole”

Comb Gallery on the Gold Coast have put together an awesome lineup of Australian talent for a group show opening the 20th April. More details below or on their website here.

Reka, Jae Copp, Max Berry, Phibs, Yelz, Drypnz, William Harden, Seekayem, Bennett, Daniel Foothead, Megan Cope, Lexi Land, Mica Still, Sascha Bravery, Kathryn Dolby, Dick Fineman, Walter Gethrey Peach, Angella Connell, Stabs, Siana Butterfield, Eek, Evan Lole, Yoannah Elyse Dieudonne, Robert Wallace + Rory Harnden, Gunter Muller, Christie Wright, Keegan Davis, Daniel Loorparg, Benji Bradley + Liz Bird

The circle is a powerful symbolic form that holds a vast array of different associations throughout visual culture. This universal shape embodies our physical reality, from minute microscopic structures like the atom to the grandiose scale of the planetary giants. The circle has also been utilized to help understand and define our inner worlds as a symbol of balance and wholeness in psychological and spiritual practices. For ëWholeí we have asked a variety of artists from different backgrounds and stylistic approaches to create a work using this motif.

Opening Night 20th of April, 6pm
show runs till 2nd of May 2012

Comb Gallery
23 McLean st
Coolangatta, QLD