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

Giveaway: Super Special 10 Tees for 10 Years series featuring Rone, Ghostpatrol, Meggs, Alex Mitchell and Yokii

Super Special has become an institution in Melbourne. We’ve heard their name and seen their work over the years and witnessed them grow into one of the most respected Screen Printers in Australia.

They are turning 10 this year and to celebrate are giving away limited edition t-shirts by some of our favourites. Tees by Rone, Meggs and many more are up for grabs.

We have five t-shirts to give away to five lucky people. See below (from left to right; Rone, Yokii, Ghostpatrol, Meggs and Alex Mitchell).

Email giveaways@theopeninghours.com.au with the subject line “Super Special” THEN in the body of the email, type either Rone, Yokii, Ghostpatrol, Meggs or Alex Mitchell. Winners will be randomly drawn and notified on
Friday 5th December 2014.

NOTE: Only 1 entry per person, so choose your favourite artist.

Super Special tees

Overseas Action: Meggs for the Richmond Mural Project

Since moving to America, Meggs has solidly been making his mark both in his gallery shows and also outside with his large scale murals. Recently he was invited back to the Richmond Mural Project for 2014 which also included artists like Ron English, Interesni Kazki and more. True to form, Meggs created two pieces in his trademark expressionist style.

Click below for the full set of photos.

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Video: Analogue Digital Brisbane recap

Analogue Digital brought together a motley crew of artists, designers and creatives to Brisbane this year, with names like Meggs, Mr Penfold, We Buy Your Kids, Romance was Born, Stay Bold and many more. Check out this great video capturing exactly what happens when you fill a room full of inspiring creatives.

Analogue/Digital Brisbane 2014 from Camille Santiago on Vimeo.

Support: Sea Wall Expeditions – Murals for Oceans

Murals for Oceans is a great idea, created by the Pangeaseed team to raise money and awareness for ocean animals around the world.

Featuring some of our favourite artists including Meggs, Vexta, Cinzah Merkens and many many more recognized artists from around the world, Murals for Oceans need your help and money to help support the mission.

Head over to their indiegogo page and donate towards the project.

Sea Walls Expeditions: Murals For Oceans – Mexico – Indiegogo Campaign Video from PangeaSeed on Vimeo.

Conference: Ananlogue Digital 2014 – Brisbane & Melbourne

Analogue Digital is hosting a heap of great artists this year over two events in Brisbane and Melbourne.

Brisbane only: Jasmine Dowling, Stay Bold & Aus Infront Guest
Melbourne only: Carla McRae, Loretta Lizzio, Sam Yong

Both Events: WeBuyYourKids, Zann St. Pierre, Supervixen, Rolling Stone, Romance Was Born, Hans Christian Øren, SouthSouthWest, The Company You Keep, Breeder, Cj Hendry, Meggs, Mr Penfold

Each event is broken into five distinct sessions; each discussing topics and case studies relevant to the future and growth of the creative industries within Australia.

Past presenters include; Anthony Lister, Askew, Monster Children Magazine, Christopher Doyle, Claudio Kirac, Damien Aistrope, Dare Jennings, Ill-Studio, Joseph Allen Shea, Josephmark, Luke Lucas, Magda Sayeg, Motherbird, Numskull, Parallax, Rone, Sneaker Freaker Magazine, Sofles, Sonia Rentsch, SouthSouthWest, Jacky Winter, Kevin Finn, Vice Magazine & We Buy Your Kids amongst many others.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit their website.

Analogue Digital

Analogue Digital

Analogue Digital

Work In Progress – Hong Kong

Last week we (Rone, Meggs & Beastman) travelled to Hong Kong to take part in the ‘Work in Progress’ art project in Taikoo Place, Island East, HK.

Hitting the ground running the three of us had 48 hours to complete a large wall mural/installation each, dine in HK style, drink beers and pose for photos in the lead up to Friday night’s launch party – which attracted more than 1,400 people, a lot of vodka drinking and some impromptu crowd bombing/building trashing! Thanks to May, Lauren, Swire, Cyrcle, Spencer, all the artists, all the Dougs and all the local crew who made this whirlwind, sensory overload trip a lot of fun!

Curated by Hong Kong gallery Above Second, ‘Work in Progress’ is a three-week exhibition which transforms the loading bay and entire 13th floor of a now defunct office space into one of the biggest street art exhibitions ever to be presented in Asia, which aims to change the perspective of individuals about the artistic credibility of street art. Featuring artists from around the world (USA, Australia, Portugal, France, England, & Denmark) including Beastman, Cyrcle, Meggs, RONE, VHILS, Victor Ash & Cannonball Press. As well as local artists Xeme, Mark Goss, 4Get, Pantone C, Parent’s Parents and Peter Yuill, brought together by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF).














More images and information about Work In Progress can be found here – http://blog.above-second.com