Opening: Kingbrown Issue 9 Sydney Launch

To celebrate the release of Kingbrown issue 9, The Hours and The Tate are hosting the Kingbrown official launch party featuring an array of work by good mates of Kingbrown and The Hours.

Friday Aug 16th / The Tate Gallery / 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe Sydney / 6pm

Vans the Omega + Roach + Drypnz + Numskull + Beastman + Ian Mutch + Takie + Bridge Stehli + Gimiks Born + Will Lynes + Joel Birch + Ozzie Wright + Jae Copp + Mark Alsweiler + Dabs & Myla + Shida + Ghostpatrol + Two One + Phibs + Max Berry + Fuzeillear + Thomas Jackson + Loretta Lizzio + Nior + Will Cooke + Bec Winnel + Jumbo

Works by the above, Kingbrown Issue 9, and assorted merch will be sold on the night – For one night only.
connect: @kingbrown / @theopeninghours / @thetategallery
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Kingbrown Issue 9

What is a Kingbrown?

Kingbrown is West Australian slang for a longneck beer – a 40oz. Wrapped in a brown bag, just like a good 40 should.

Sitting somewhere between a book, a magazine and an art zine, Kingbrown is a super limited edition periodical. Each issue is handcrafted, delivered inside a silk screened brown bag which is designed and curated by some of the world’s leading innovators of photography, illustration and urban and skateboard art and design.

Inside Kingbrown you will find profiles and interviews that take you on a twisted journey inside the studios and minds of some of our very talented friends, with the aim of keeping you inspired and connected to the subcultures we love most. Printed with quality in mind, each page is a collectable item, individually sealed and packaged. Now in its 8th edition, Kingbrown has achieved worldwide success and is now launching for the first time in the US.

In this issue

Wrapped in a double sided brown bag with artwork by Ed Templeton & UNGA (Broken Fingaz), together with a cool outdoor vinyl sticker by Dabs Myla, and a Kingbrown x Ironlak stubby holder, featuring great interviews and studio insights with Nychos, Dabs Myla, Huskmitnavn, Ghostpatrol, Vans the Omega, Ed Templeton, Unga, Numskull, Roach, Ozzie Wright, and heaps more. Yep, told you it’s rad.

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Photos: No Vacancy 5 year anniversary

In the low brow art world, some galleries stay, some go, some linger and grow old, but there’s one gallery in Melbourne that has stayed true and has always been at the forefront of the Melbourne gallery circuit. That’s No Vacancy.

The gallery, who’s main space is in the heart of the city, and also has two satellite spaces, has recently just celebrated their 5th birthday!

Featuring a stellar line up that was Meggs, Ghostpatrol, Ben Frost, Miso, Two One, Nior, Beastman, Makatron, Tom Vincent, Jasper Wong, Max Berry, Numskull, Adnate, Sheryo, Nails, Stephen Ives, Luke Lucas, and many many more (too many for me to re-type)… the show was packed full of both recent work and un seen old work that the artists contributed to a killer show. For us, we think there needs to be more of these group shows. Big celebrations of what’s happening right now in the young art world.

Thanks to the NV team for sending over the great photos (taken by Caitlin Muscat). Click below for the full set (there are ALOT of photos)…

No Vacancy

No Vacancy

No Vacancy

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Opening: Nior “Outside Assembly” at No Vacancy – Melbourne

“Outside Assembly” is the latest collection of work to come from one our favourite Melbourne artists, Nior. As always, Nior’s work is both pleasant to look at and interesting to ponder on. Read more below.

No-Vacancy gallery presents a new series of paintings and sculptures by Melbourne artist Robert Bowers, also known as Nior. In his new body of work, Nior continues his mark makings of the wild world. Balancing forces of chaos and inclinations toward order in the animal kingdom. Cropped insights into the group behaviour of vast groups, herds and colonies are a major focus in this new display.

“Outside Assembly” new works by Nior
Opening Night: Friday, Jun 7
No Vacancy, Melbourne

Nior

Nior

Nior

Nior