Opening: ‘Spitting in the Urinal’ by Marcus Dixon at Good Space – Sydney

Marcus Dixon

Marcus Dixon’s work is the perfect blend of classic Australian iconography and contemporary skate/street culture. It breaks down the wall that separates the regional and the metropolitan. Marcus speaks the language of both; he’s cosmopolitan.

Fifteen years ago, at the height of Australia’s obsession with American streetwear, the only crocodile you’d see on a skateboarder’s outfit would have been on a Lacoste polo shirt.

Marcus is at the forefront of the new guard; A wave of young Australian artists and designers that have reclaimed Australiana for the next generation.

This, his second solo show, is based around a new series of large format illustrations, screen print editions and modern memorabilia.

‘Spitting in the Urinal’ by Marcus Dixon
Where: Good Space, Sydney
Opening: Wednesday 10th February

Photos: ‘The Screaming Hand art show’ at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

The Screaming Hand art show recently opened at Ambush Gallery in Sydney, so we braved the rain and checked out this amazing (and large!) collection of both old and new original art, all based on the famous Jim Phillips icon, The Screaming Hand!

The show, curated by Eddie Zammit and Produced by Santa Cruz AUS, was really well presented and jam packed full of amazing work by both local and international artists. Too many to name… A great opportunity for the local artists to be given free reign over a classic image, plus an honour for most to have their work presented next to some of the world’s most renown (skate related) artists such as Mark Gonzales, Steve Olson, Mike Giant, Thomas Campbell, Andy Jenkins and many many more including original artwork by the creator himself, Jim Phillips.

With multiple rooms (our favourite was the video / process room), this show is definitely one not to miss, and make sure you don’t because it’s only open for a short amount of time!

Find out all the details here. (All photos below by Enzo Amato) Click below for the full set of photos…

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

Screaming Hand art show Sydney - Jim Phillips

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Opening: Screaming Hand art show at Ambush Gallery – Sydney

In the Sydney leg of the worldwide tour of the Screaming Hand art show, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years and a further exclusive 30+ works of art from some of Australia’s most highly regarded local artists will be exhibiting their take on the iconic Screaming Hand image created by Jim Phillips, at Ambush Gallery.

The Australian artist that have created original pieces are:

Beastman, Dale Bigeni, Ben Brown, Buttons, Otis Carey, Greg Cleveland, Rhys Cooper, Days One, Marcus Dixon, Jack Douglas, Christopher Hancock, Georgia Hill, Idol, Luca Ionescu, Luke Lucas, Marian Machismo, Mayonaize, Meggs, Andy Murphy, Elliott Numskull, Sam Octigan, James Jirat Patradoon, Phibs, Callum Preston, Travis Price, Nicole Reed, George Rose, Glenn ‘Glenno’ Smith, Stay Bold, Ken Taylor, Unwell Bunny, Cat Wall, Mike Watt, Ozzie Wright & 23rd Key.

‘Screaming Hand art show’ group show
Where: Ambush Gallery, Sydney
Opening: Friday 5th November

Jim Phillips screaming hand art show

Opening: ‘Until Next Time…” final show at The Tate Gallery – Sydney

We were deeply saddened by the news of The Tate Gallery’s closing…

It’s been a gallery close to our hearts, and a space that in it’s time, has hosted an incredible mix of both world renown artists, and young emerging artists. All without rent or commission. Something which is so unique in the art world.

We’re excited to be helping The Tate Gallery team with one last show. So we’ve gathered as many available artists on short notice as possible to curate one last group show.

‘Until Next Time…’ group show
Where: The Tate Gallery, Glebe
Opening Hours: Wednesday 4th March, 6pm onwards

Until Next Time

Opening: Studio 615 ‘Down Time’ at The Tate – Sydney

‘Down Time’ is a group exhibition featuring the work of creative collective, Studio 615.
A follow up to last years successful Melbourne show, “Time Flies”, artists Mike Danischewski, Silk Roy, Sam Octigan, Marcus Dixon and Doug Aldrich have come together once again, this time taking what they do to The Tate in Sydney for one night only.

‘Down Time’ features more works on canvas, paper and wood in a broad range of mediums, highlighting the group’s diverse skill set. As well as a range of printed matter available on the night.

Studio 615 ‘Down Time’
Where: The Tate Gallery, Sydney
Opening Hours: Wednesday 5 Nov, 6-9pm

Down Time

Opening: “Upfront” – A celebration of the culture and art behind t-shirts – Newcastle

UPFRONT is a celebration of T-shirt culture and T-shirt art for those that appreciate the difference between images that are meant to be worn and those that aren’t. The exhibition features established and emerging artists from Australia and other far reaches of the globe.

20 artists have been chosen to produce a print for the front of a T-shirt, each to be printed in a limited edition of 15 equalling 300 shirts in total. The artworks will also be available as screen prints on custom sized 330gsm Spicers paper.
The exhibition features:

Alex Lehours, Andrew Fairclough, Andy Murphy, Ben Brown, Bryan Schnelle, Callum Preston, Cameron Locklee, French, The Good Eggs, The Hungry Workshop, Jacob Rolfe, Justin Hager, James Hartley, Marcus Dixon, Michael Danischewski, Numskull, Silk Roy, Sam Octigan, Trent Evans and William Brown.

“Upfront” – A celebration of T-shirt culture and T-shirt art
Opening Night: Friday, Apr 19
Curve Gallery – 37 Watt st, Newcaslte