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.
Re.Discover is a walking street art exhibition created to showcase the work of six established West Australian artists through the painting and exhibiting of exterior murals in the streets of Bunbury over four days, from 15-18 January.
The six murals will be completed by six different WA artists: Stormie Mills; Kyle Hughes-Odgers; Anya Brock; Jodee Knowles; Tim Howe and Andrew Frazer. Film maker Chad Peacock will document the project to demonstrate the positive influence of street art in Bunbury’s CBD and beyond.
Three days of painting will culminate in a group exhibition to be held at the Bunbury Regional Art Galleries (Wittenoom Street, Bunbury WA) on 18 January from 6-9pm where the public can meet the artists.
For more: www.sixtwothreezero.com
East Editions is a new project/business by Hours family member Brad Eastman (Beastman) and his wife Kelly. Their concept and vision is to work with established and emerging artists from Australia and around the world to produce unique, limited edition artist designed products for your spaces. Blurring the line between art and homewares, they launched just last month with a range of editions including a series of hand crafted and painted coffee tables by Vans The Omega, hand screen printed quilt cover sets by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and some hand screen printed cushion covers by Webuyyourkids. The coffee tables sold out in just 3 days, and their quilt cover sets aren’t far off!
We got a heads up on what to expect from East Editions this year, and you can look forward to some amazing hand made editions by Numskull, Marty Routledge, Luke Taaffe, Jae Copp and more. So head over to their website – easteditions.com - and have a look around for more information, and be sure to follow them on Instagram (@easteditions) and Facebook to visually follow the editions being created and know when they are available.
View more images, information and buy online at easteditions.com
The Opening Hours will be also be supporting and featuring content by East Editions in the future.
Kyle Hughes-Odgers recently collaborated with DMG architects on a massive public art project and installation at 1006 Hay Street Perth, Australia.
Kyle was commissioned to create the artwork for a large scale stainless steel perforated screen for a newly complete 12 story building, designed and built by DMG architects. The artwork wraps the entire base of the building and into the nearby laneway. 40m in total width and 6m at the highest point – this huge project is the artist’s largest public artwork to date. Photos courtesy DMG construction.
In September 2013, Australian based creative group The Hours curated an exhibition at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District. Titled ‘Neon Golden’, the exhibition featured new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration. A lot of the artists involved also travelled from all corners of the world to be in Hong Kong for the exhibition, and to paint as many walls as possible. This is what went down….
Video shot and edited by Michael Danischewski for The Opening Hours.
Click below for a heap of photos from the trip.
‘In the summer of 2013 we spent 3 months exploring, painting and taking photographs in New York City, London, Sheffield, Amsterdam,Berlin and Dubrovnik. This book is our visual diary.’
Artwork and photography by Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Kara Peacock.
A5. 96 page full colour Risograph print
Limited edition 200 copies.
signed and numbered.
Now that we’re all back and home in one piece, we’re going to slowly but surely recap our epic adventure to Hong Kong with some of Australia’s finest street, graffiti and low brow artists.
The main reason we were in HK was to curate a group show at Above Second gallery. We gathered artworks from a select group of Australian artists who are heavily involved in BOTH the outdoor mural scene and inside galleries. A broad group of talent that we thought best represent Australia’s diversity, whilst also pulling together a solid group of friends.
The show is still on. If you’re in Hong Kong, click here for details.
Stay tuned for more photos from the trip. Thanks to Kyle for the great photos. Click below for the full set.
The Hours, Above Second and Ironlak present
NEON GOLDEN – HONG KONG
GROUP EXHIBITION AND ARTIST TOUR
FEATURING: FINTAN MAGEE / SHIDA / RONE / KYLE HUGHES-ODGERS / BEASTMAN / YOK / SHERYO / NUMSKULL / VANS THE OMEGA / ROACH / PHIBS / TWOONE / JUMBO / THOMAS JACKSON
Curated by Australian based creative group The Hours, ‘Neon Golden’ is an exhibition of new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration.
This group exhibition, presented by and located at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District, is a celebration of new art movements in the Asia Pacific Region, and a showcase of these 14 artists’ diverse range of unique styles, subjects and techniques.
As well as the exhibition, this prolific group of artists will all be traveling from their current locations around the world to be in Hong Kong for a week long artist tour of the city, painting as many collaborative murals as possible with support from Ironlak.
FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013 7-10pm
Exhibition continues until Saturday 5th October 2013
KLERKX ART AGENCY & WALLS GALLERY AMSTERDAM PRESENT:
OPENING JULY 5. 20-23pm RUNNING THROUGH 14 JULY.
“Kyle Hughes-Odgers could be called an independent artist, street artist, illustrator or installation artist. But the artist himself does not like this parochialism. Counts for him that he can tell his stories in any medium. Hughes-Odgers combines abstract and figurative elements in his work. He has a passion for folklore, texture and authenticity, which is clearly reflected in his work. Life and death are recurring themes, as well as a fascination with repetitive pattern and mark making and the use of small tragicomic figures”
For the exhibition catalogue and price list – email here