Backwards Gallery brought ‘A Study of Hands’ up to Sydney last week to show at China Heights. The exhibition, curated by Alexander Mitchell, was a collection of leading contemporary artists and their interpretation of hands. This is the first in an exciting journey which will cover different study collections to be completed over the next ten years. With the aim of creating an historic archive of work completed by artists including Kid Zoom, Reka, Dave Kinsey, Anthony Lister and Twoone.
Reka is a long standing name in the Australian street art world. His unique style and approach to painting and getting his name out has earnt him respect all over the world. Tonight is his open studio, where he will be unveiling work from his 10 year career… Reka heads off overseas soon to start the new chapter in his artistic career, so this will be your last chance to see his work in Melbourne for a while (maybe even pick up an original piece from back in the day) before he leaves. More details below, on the Backwoods site here, Reka’s site here, and the official Facebook event here.
Reka, Jae Copp, Max Berry, Phibs, Yelz, Drypnz, William Harden, Seekayem, Bennett, Daniel Foothead, Megan Cope, Lexi Land, Mica Still, Sascha Bravery, Kathryn Dolby, Dick Fineman, Walter Gethrey Peach, Angella Connell, Stabs, Siana Butterfield, Eek, Evan Lole, Yoannah Elyse Dieudonne, Robert Wallace + Rory Harnden, Gunter Muller, Christie Wright, Keegan Davis, Daniel Loorparg, Benji Bradley + Liz Bird
The circle is a powerful symbolic form that holds a vast array of different associations throughout visual culture. This universal shape embodies our physical reality, from minute microscopic structures like the atom to the grandiose scale of the planetary giants. The circle has also been utilized to help understand and define our inner worlds as a symbol of balance and wholeness in psychological and spiritual practices. For ëWholeí we have asked a variety of artists from different backgrounds and stylistic approaches to create a work using this motif.
Opening Night 20th of April, 6pm
show runs till 2nd of May 2012
23 McLean st
We’ve always supported what the aMBUSH team have done with Project 5. A live group art show of four Australian artists in which final artwork is auctioned off and 100% of the profit goes to ICE.
This year is the FOURTH installment and features a killer lineup of Australian street artists. REKA (from Melbourne), ELK (originally from Canberra), HAHA (from Melbourne) and last not definitely not least VEXTA (from Melbourne/Sydney). Stay tuned for photos and updates of the many events on the schedule.
Click here for the Project 5 website & see below for the full info, flyer and a teaser video.
Retrospective Art Exhibition
47 George Street (March 1-25, 2012)
Live Art Events The Rocks Square
(opening night Friday March 9 6-9PM – Saturday March 10 & Sunday March 11 12-3PM)
47 George Street
(Monday March 12 11AM- 12pm)
Auction – invitation only
(Thursday March 22– 6-9 PM)
His last show at Backwoods, ‘Down Low Too Slow’ was a huge success, so we are really excited to see this new collection of work. In between painting a bunch of large scale outdoor walls, Reka has been uber busy in the studio, creating these new works on canvas and old, used and rusted spraycans.
‘Primary Suspects’ opens at Backwoods Gallery
Friday 2nd March, 6-9pm
He took some time to send us a few photos of the work in progress. Check it out.
We are now half way through December, so it’s about the time when shopping centres start packing full with families, kids, grandma’s, grandpa’s and last minute shoppers. We prefer to stay out of harms way and shop online. Below is a list of goodies to fill either your or someone else’s stocking.
1. We currently have a rare zine/screenprinted bag package from Sydney’s infmaous SLUG.
At only $15 it’s a steal. Click here.
2. Meggs has just released a Boxed Edition T-Shirt which includes a hand screenprinted box, with signed 3 colour A4 screenprint & Meggs stickers. These look really top quality. Get one while you can. Click here.
3. Another Everfresh member, REKA has a few screenprints for sale at the moment. All are equally as good, this one jumped out at us though. Click here.
4. Numskull has released a brand new edition of one colour stencil prints with Stupid Krap. The edition is only a small 25, so get in quick. Click here.
5. After seeing her immense floating girl wall at Outpost, we’re sure everyone will be jumping on these limited prints by Vexta. Click here.
6. Off the back of his Outpost murals and current exhibition ‘Cosmic Nature’, Beastman has also released a limited edition zine documenting ALL of his outdoor walls. Click here.
7. Dangerfork is one of the newest print stores to appear on the scene, with their release by PRIZM catching our eye. Prizm hardly ever releases new artwork so this is a rare opportunity. Click here.
8. Finally, Gallery AS (as we have mentioned) have released a print with Mark Whalen (Kill Pixie). We have picked one of these up for ourselves and we reccomend you do the same. The artwork is classic and the print quality is second to none. Click here.