Opening: ‘Re-Release’ group show at The Tate – Sydney

This Wednesday night the team at The Tate are curating a group show of artwork on or built from found objects.


‘Re-Release’ group show
Opening: Wednesday 12 February
The Tate, Sydney

Feature: East Editions

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 – – 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

The Opening Hours will be also be supporting and featuring content by East Editions in the future.

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.

Sign of the Times – Marty Routledge

As part of The Hours involvement in the soon to be opened The 4217 in Surfers Paradise, Marty Routledge was commissioned to paint two large font murals on the exterior of the building, establishing The 4217 as a strong supporter of hand painted signage and helping to grow the local art scene on the Gold Coast. Once again the local guys from Digital Cinematix were there to capture it all on video, and also convinced Marty to talk on camera about his artistic background and his passion for sign painting.

For more information on The 4217 please visit their website –


This comes in two parts, a gallery show (opening tomorrow night) featuring new works by Edward Woodley, Numskull, Marty Routledge & Joel Birch, and a large wall mural just around the corner. The project is based on a new generation keeping the age-old trade of hand-painted sign writing alive and kicking. Marty Routledge and Numskull have spent most of the day getting started on the outdoor element, here’s a sneak peek at the progress.

And the exhibition.

If you’re up Brisbane way, come along.



There Goes The Neighbourhood @ The Tate

From the talented team that have brought us Lo-Fi, GFUS, SELF-EST and many more comes The Tate. Don’t miss this…

“March 14th, 2012: The Tate presents its inaugural opening show, a group exhibition of mixed works by artists and friends of curators, Marty Routledge & Christopher Loutfy. There Goes The Neighbourhood is an invitation to the creative community to take back ownership of the once-bohemian inner west suburb of Glebe.”

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Video Recap: Selfest

We recently posted a photo recap of Selfest. Well it seems that the Selfest team have been busy ever since, putting together a series of video’s recapping the entire event. It’s rare for any art event to have this much coverage, so indulge yourself below, or go see more photos at their site.

Stay tuned to their website for part four…

SELF EST. Part One- DMOTE, ROID, HORFÉ @ Kind Of – Gallery from Marty Routledge on Vimeo.

SELF EST. Part Two- Jeff Canham, Ben Barretto @ Gallery A.S. from Marty Routledge on Vimeo.

SELF EST. Part Three – Dmote, HorfĂ©, Roid, Sofles, Jeff Canham from Marty Routledge on Vimeo.

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Selfest Recap

So, we’ve been a bit slack on updates lately so we are trying to get out all the content we have that hasn’t yet surfaced. One of the main events we were excited about was Selfest. A four day art event curated by Marty Routledge and Joseph Allen Shea, which saw the likes of international artists; Horfe, Roid, Jeff Canham, Dmote and Ben Barretto. There we so may events going on, we only managed to photograph the mural and 2nd exhibition. Check out some of the photos below. (Notice the sneaky appearance of Sofles at the mural…)

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