Opening: ‘Project Ugly’ Past Present & Future for Leichhardt Fringe – Sydney

A public exhibition displaying a selection of billboards from the Project Ugly collection, and curated by the program founder Tony Kenny. Featuring Ears, Birdhat, Numskull & Beastman (collaboration), Max Berry, Tom Ferson, Mistery, Jamie Preisz and Thomas Jackson.

Exhibition duration: Wednesday 16 – Sunday 27, September, 2015

Two well-known artists, and early Project Ugly pioneers, will be painting live in the Leichhardt Town Hall Civic Precinct. This is a great opportunity for emerging street artists to see established artists at work, and to see how far these artists have developed in style and technique.

Dates: Weekends of 19 + 20, 26 + 27 September

Location: 214 Albion Street, Leichhardt (just off Catherine St)
Two live paintings over two weekends at the Project Ugly Billboard site, focusing on younger artists and the future of street art in Australia. One emerging Street Artist will win the opportunity to paint and their work will become part of the Project Ugly collection. The second live painting will be carried out by the Ted Noffs Street University under the guidance of Mystery.

Dates: Weekends of 5 + 6, 26 + 27 September

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Outside: Askew paints the Project Ugly billboard – Annandale

While he was in Sydney for Art Month, we were lucky to have Askew take part in our Boring Wall/The Hours x Look Print ‘Project Ugly’ series. A billboard space generously donated by Look Print for artists to express and paint without boundaries or brief.

Despite the weather, Askew painted this beautiful portrait in his trademark style, and Paste Studios were there to capture all the action. The guys filmed this neat little process video and timelapse. Check it out below.

The Hours presents Skount (Spain)

Spanish artist Skount has officially made it to our shores today, and we will be hosting a number of projects throughout his stay. First off will be Project Ugly, which (weather permitting) will be happening tomorrow, and second will be his debut Australian solo show at The Tate. Stay tuned for updates. More info here.




Thomas Jackson – Live video stream from Project Ugly (TODAY ONLY)

We are excited to announce a one of a kind event that we are hosting in collaboration with our friends at
Tilt Vision.

Project Ugly is an ongoing outdoor art project that rotates every 2 months, in Annandale, Sydney. Each artist is given a billboard sized canvas to work on, creating and painting whatever they like. Project Ugly is a collaboration between The Hours and Look Print, friends of the family and great supporters of the arts.

What’s different about today is… wherever you are in the world, you can tune in to our website and watch the whole thing go down. We will be streaming Thomas Jackson painting the billboard live in Sydney from 11am – 5pm (Eastern Standard Time, Australia). YEP! So, if you’re bored at work, or relaxing on the couch, click the link below to catch it all. The stream will be up from 11am until 5pm today (Eastern Standard Time, Australia)…

To view the live stream, please click this link:

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