Opening: Versus – No Comply Gallery

Landing a bunch of big name national artists for the line up of their newest showcase, ‘Versus‘, quaint Toowoomba art space, No Comply gallery have again proved to be on the pulse of the visual art industry.

Housed in Kontraband Studios, a graffiti store / screen-printing and sign writing space, No Comply will soon launch a group exhibition set to spur nostalgia from gamers and creatives alike.

Featuring 16 Australian artists and their response to the theme of video games, the showcase plays on the iconopgraphy of the home consoles and coin operated arcades games of the yesteryear, celebrating all that is grand about an 8-64 bit, square-eyed reality.

Of the 16 artists, Versus will display an impressive scope of work from the forefront of Australian contemporary art with Ghost Patrol, Gimiks Born, John Kaye, Sean Morris and Shida all gracing the gallery space. Check out the full-list of featured artists here.

Don’t miss the official opening on Friday 13th March from 7-9pm at 6 Laurel St, Toowoomba, (RSVP: here).

As well as the unveiling of the unseen artworks, the launch also promises beer, dumplings and vintage arcade games – Ya, Wa, Wahooo!

versusnocomply

Reading: Shakewell Magazine Issue Two

After the successful release of Issue One earlier this year, the anonymous publishing team behind ‘Shakewell Magazine‘ officially launch Issue Two with subsequent parties in Brisbane and Sydney this week.

After gauging a mixed reaction from supporters, critics and police task forces alike, the production of Issue Two is interesting in itself.

There’s just something about illegal art that bestows bees in everyone’s bonnet!

The recent loss of one of Shakewell’s key founders, known graffiti king ‘Fawts’ to a tragic painting related accident has left devastating heart break on the magazine and its followers, but all appear adamant Shakewell will continue in hour of their Lost Soul.

Brisbane will host the first launch party this Friday night at Beach Burrito in Fortitude Valley and Sydney will see the second also at Beach Burrito in Coogee with the renown artist, Scottie Marsh painting live at the event.

Issue Two will be on sale at both launch parties and is also available online here.