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/

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2015

We are so excited to be presenting the next instalment of WONDERWALLS in 2015! This time, we’re hosting a heap of great local and international artists in Port Adelaide, alongside Renewal SA, together with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Ironlak.

For more info, please see below or visit the website wonderwallsfestival.com

Wonderwalls Port Adelaide 2015

International street artists Sainer and Bezt of Etam Cru (Poland), Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart (NZ) will headline a stellar line-up of local, national and international artists who will transform Port Adelaide into a giant, interactive canvas as part of the Wonderwalls festival in January.

Presented by Renewal SA and The Hours, together with City of Port Adelaide Enfield and Ironlak, Wonderwalls the free three day street art festival will run from January 23rd-25th with large scale murals, artist talks and entertainment.

The festival kicks off on Friday night with an official launch party at the recently upgraded Flour Shed at Hart’s Mill. The free event includes live mural painting, guest DJ’s and food trucks and provides an opportunity for festival-goers to meet the artists and purchase exhibition works.

On Saturday, budding photographers can bring their cameras and join one of the two free Canon photo tours to learn professional tips on how to capture the creation of the large scale murals amongst Port Adelaide’s festival atmosphere, followed by a laneway street party on Saturday night which will feature food and drink offerings from local traders Mayfair Bakery and Red Lime Shack.

Artist talks, an art exhibition in the Flour Shed and a walking tour with Verb Syndicate, are presented across the weekend as the large scale works take shape.

All events are free to attend.

For artist biographies and more visit: www.wonderwallsfestival.com

Don’t forget to check in @ourportadl and share your festival photos with us using the official hashtag #wonderwalls.

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Live mural paining and guest DJ’s
Food and drink trucks
Art exhibition with work available for purchase
Meet the artists

WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
When: 6pm – 10pm
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Murals in progress all day.

WHEN: 9am – 11.30am OR 3pm – 5.30pm
WHERE: Leaving from 27 North Parade. Book your free spot through the visitor info centre on 8405 6560.

WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 10AM – 5PM

Panel discussion with selected artists, led by Verb Syndicate
WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 3pm

Food and drink available for purchase from Red Lime Shack and Mayfair Bakery.
WHERE: Rear lane off Robe Street
WHEN: 5pm – 9pm
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Murals in progress all day.

WHERE: Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill Mundy Street
WHEN: 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Mundy Street
WHEN: 9am – 5pm

Take a free tour of the festival sites with Verb Syndicate
WHERE: Leaving from Flour Shed, Hart’s Mill, Mundy Street
WHEN: 11am

Photos: Beastman ‘Future Origins’ at Backwoods Gallery

Last month The Hours own Beastman presented his latest solo exhibition ‘Future Origins’ at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne. The successful exhibition was well received by the Melbourne locals and featured a new series of intricate acrylic paintings on wood, an impressive new large scale vector print, three dimensional wall and sculptural installations, and a blacked out front room with two digitally animated works looping on separate screens. Those who attended the busy opening were also treated to a 3 hour live electronic soundtrack provided by Otis Chamberlain from up in the loft which perfectly complimented the overall vibe of the exhibition and artwork. Check out these pics of the exhibition and opening night thanks to the artist and Backwoods Gallery.

‘Duality’ – 60cm x 60cm

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Opening: Vans The Omega ‘Into The Light’

In collaboration with East Editions and Karton Group, we are stoked to present ‘Into The Light’, a solo exhibition by Vans The Omega. Featuring a range of unique hand made and painted furniture and homewares, installations, new mixed media paintings and limited edition prints, ‘Into The Light’ is sure to be an amazing body of artwork by the Adelaide based artist, a display of various skills, techniques, mediums, styles and formats.

The Tate Gallery, 345 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe (Sydney)

Opening this Wednesday 21st May 2014 from 6-9pm. The exhibition continues for 3 days only until Saturday 24th May. The gallery will be open daily 12-4pm.

To request an exhibition catalogue before the opening please email info@easteditions.com

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The Opening Hours 2013 year in review

2013 was a big year for us, and an even bigger one for Australian art. Alot happened both inside Australia and by Australian artists overseas, something that has slowly but surely put Australia on the map for low brow, street art and graffiti art on the world stage.

We would like to thank every single person that has visited the website over the course of the year. We sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed the content we’ve been publishing and endeavor to continue updating as much as possible. Amongst the many Hours projects we create, we strive to get as much unique coverage out to you as possible, so you guys are inspired and informed. To finish off the year, below is a list of the various projects we’ve either covered, curated, or our contributors have posted.

The Opening Hours

- We started the year by releasing a rare limited t-shirt with local graffiti writers Roach TGS and Retro KGB
- Sydney street art photographer @nemans came on board as a frequent photo contributor, keeping us up to date with what’s happening outside. See her posts here.
- The first installment of The Hours Tower Mural Project was painted by Beastman, Jae Copp and Marty Routledge on the Gold Coast. See photos here.
- Carbon festival happened again down in Melbourne, which saw talents like Barry McGee, Shawn Stussy, Dabs & Myla and many more speak, exhibit and paint throughout the week. We traveled down to interview some of the key speakers and create a short video.
- Throughout the year Australia welcomed a handful of visitors including Vhils, Ian Strange, June Inoe, Insa, Roa and more.
- Project Ugly hosted Thomas Jackson, Will Cooke, Skount, Bennett, Bafcat and more…
- After a long time in the making, we finally released Issue 9 of Kingbrown Magazine which we curated for the KB guys including artists we’ve worked with, met with, or were just plain hyped on. The issue featured Unga, Ed Templeton, Trent Whitehead, Dabs & Myla, Vans the Omega, Nychos, Ozzie Wright, Huskmitnavn, Shida, Drypnz, Ghostpatrol, Roach, Numskull and Jordan Walkzak.
- Throughout the year we curated solo exhibitions for Skount, Joel Birch, Askew, Beastman & Phibs, and Shida.
- The Sydney Contemporary Art Fair opened at Carriageworks and witnessed the largest crowd of art enthusiasts the city has ever seen. See our coverage here and more info here.
- In September we traveled over to Hong Kong and in cooperation with Above Second Gallery and the generous support of Ironlak, hosted some of the countries most notable street and graffiti artists in the city for an exhibition and art tour called Neon Golden. Check out the photos and video here.
- After the success of Wonderwalls 2012, together with Verb Syndicate and Ironlak, we brought back Wonderwalls for 2013 which saw some of the world’s most recognized street and graffiti artists travel to Wollongong and paint over 10 small to large scale murals. More info here and the recap video here.
- It seemed like 2013 was the year of mural festivals, as we saw the opening of Hit the Bricks in Newcastle and Rise in Christchurch (see our coverage here).
- A late, but very welcome addition to the Sydney art scene was the new RVCA gallery in Paddington. Curated by Mild Manners, the new gallery opened with a great group show including Mark Alsweiler, Dmote, Kelsey Brookes and many more, AND promises to be a great venue for future exhibitions. See photos from the opening here.
- Last but not least, the most memorable moment of 2013 for us would have to be the release of ‘Limitless‘. A short film made by Selina Miles featuring Sofles, Quench, Treas and Fintan Magee. Currently standing at over 7 million hits, if you haven’t seen this yet, go do so right now.

Thanks again to our supporters, contributors, friends and all of the artists that made 2013 memorable.

Photos: Christchurch, New Zealand

I was recently in Christchurch NZ for a couple of weeks for the Rise Festival and really wanted to share all these photos of my experience there. Big thanks to George and Shannon at Oi You! for inviting me over there, and to all the artists and people I met and hung out with while over there including Askew, Vans The Omega, Sofles, Ghostie, Eno, BMD, Kid Zoom, Daek, Rone, Paulie, Wongi, Berst, Luke Shirlaw, Selina Miles and many more. Christchurch is a destroyed city bursting with enthusiasm and new beginnings, I was really stoked to be over there contributing to the city with my work alongside some other super talented artists. Here is a whole bunch of photos I took which will give you all an understanding of whats happening over there. Stay tuned for a separate post of images from the actual Rise exhibition.



Beastman & Vans The Omega





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Jacob Yikes


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Stay tuned for some images of the Rise exhibition now showing at Canterbury Museum in Christchurch… and happy holidays everyone!

Photos: Sofles ‘Limitless’ video premiere and exhibition

To launch the limitless video (which is now over 5.5million views), Sofles held a solo show alongside a few works by Quench and documentation pieces from the limitless shoot.

It’s great to see that even whilst creating videos like this and constantly traveling the world doing graffiti, Sofles still has time to paint a series of works that are a solid reflection of how insanely talented this man is.

See the full set of photos over at the Ironlak blog here. (Photos by Luke Shirlaw)