In the lead up to the screening of the ‘Sign Painters Movie’ at Lo-Fi Collective, the Lo-Fi team got together with local Sydney Sign Painters Lynes & Co to create a unique mural at the venue.
“Lo-Fi Collective in collaboration with ID/Lab, Sumo Visual Group are bringing the Sign Painters Movie to Sydney. The Sign Painters Movie directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon is an 80 minute documentary movie about the dedicated practitioners, their time honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.”
A one night only art event, featuring sixteen of Australia’s talented illustrative creators, working across a variety of mediums. There is sure to be something for everyone. More info on the Facebook event here.
CHRIS YEE – NICO – JOSH “KID9” THORSEN – YEWOT – TEAMNIGH – TIMOTHY DUONG – MULGA – ALEX LEHOURS – OX – ROACHI – TEEM – LUKE BURCHER – DAN ROSS – RYAN PARSONS – MARK DREW – QWUX
Supported by Lo-Fi Collective, Asahi, Rah Collective and The Opening Hours.
A selection of the countries best tattooers and artists came out to support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society by generously donating an original A3 artwork. Curated by Toby Gawler and Shanghai Charlies Tattoo Parlour the exhibition drew a massive crowd, raised a bunch of money and showed off some mighty fine artists. The fresh crop included Mitch 13, Amanda Cain, Andrew Mcleod, Ben Rorke, Jamie Randall, DC Young, Jane Laver and Sam Arrowsmith.
Tonight at Lo-Fi Collective. Scott Owen, Craig Atkins, Slug, Sprinkles, Houl, Birdhat & Amanda Rondonuwu.
Freedom of religion has given way for a departure from traditional religions to more personal forms of worship. Infamous icons such as the cross or Mother Mary replaced by tools to create such as the skateboard or aerosol can. New god like creatures and fictitious fantasies are created to replace traditional stories of religion followed for generations.
Worship Nothing explores the iconography within contemporary subcultures.
Desmond Steel is having a show at Lo-Fi Collective next Thursday. This will be awesome. Massive wall piece. Beers. Get down.
‘DEMON HELL RAISER’
A new wall painting by Desmond Steel.
With his ideas rooted in Marxism and the 20th century European
artistic avant-gardes, Desmond Steel advocates the experiences of life being
alternative to those admitted by the capitalist order, for the fulfillment of human
primitive desires and the pursuing of a superior passional quality. For this purpose, Steel
suggests and experiments with the construction of situations, namely the setting up of
environments favorable for the fulfillment of such desires. Using methods drawn from
the arts, Steel has developed a series of experimental fields of study for the construction
of such situations, like unitary urbanism and psychogeography.
Tomorrow night at Lo-Fi Collective (Thursday 21st April) is the opening of Back Burners, a group show curated by Sydney’s Warefare crew. A show bringing together some of Australia’s most prolific graffiti artists to display their hand painted denim jackets, a historic graffiti tradition that dates back to the late 70s and early 80s. See the flyer for more details and a full line up.
In preparation for tonight’s opening of “Here Today Gone Tomorrow”, ABOVE got to work late yesterday afternoon on painting his message big and bold in one of Sydney’s busiest intersections, Taylor Square. The show opens tonight, 6pm.
Over the past 4 weeks Above has been in Sydney preparing for his solo exhibition at Lo-Fi Collective. Check out the last in a series of 3 videos documenting the resin coating process. Oh, and get to Lo-Fi Collective this Thursday night at 6pm. First 50 in the door get gift packs!!!