Opening: Sean Morris ‘Cosmic Dread’ at Lamington Drive – Melbourne

We’re excited to hear that ex Perth, now Melbourne based Sean Morris will be opening a solo exhibition in the coming weeks with Lamington Drive. No doubt this show will be amazing, so if you’re in Melbourne don’t miss it!

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Cosmic Dread by Sean Morris. Marking his first solo outing since exhibiting in Madrid in 2013, Cosmic Dread features a series of new paintings on wood, print tapestries and painted vases, all adorned with a selection of Sean’s favourite subject matter—freedom vehicles, snakes vs snake-people, and powerful, slightly disgruntled girls with swords.

Morris’ eclectic work flickers between the trashy and the beautiful, manifesting in curious studies of outsider living and colourful homages to low culture. Symbols of evil are given loving twists, and nostalgic tributes are made to things that probably never happened, but which Morris wishes had.

‘Cosmic Drea’ by Sean Morris
Where: Lamington Drive
Opening Hours: Wednesday 13 May, 6 – 9pm

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Photos: Kingbrown Issue 10 Perth Launch

The 10th issue of Kingbrown mag dropped on the West Coast with a huge 60-artist show last week at FORM Gallery, co-curated by Black Canyon.

Check out some opening night shots after the jump, courtesy of Carolyn Karnovsky, Tom Groves, Rabbithole and FORM.

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Opening: Versus – No Comply Gallery

Landing a bunch of big name national artists for the line up of their newest showcase, ‘Versus‘, quaint Toowoomba art space, No Comply gallery have again proved to be on the pulse of the visual art industry.

Housed in Kontraband Studios, a graffiti store / screen-printing and sign writing space, No Comply will soon launch a group exhibition set to spur nostalgia from gamers and creatives alike.

Featuring 16 Australian artists and their response to the theme of video games, the showcase plays on the iconopgraphy of the home consoles and coin operated arcades games of the yesteryear, celebrating all that is grand about an 8-64 bit, square-eyed reality.

Of the 16 artists, Versus will display an impressive scope of work from the forefront of Australian contemporary art with Ghost Patrol, Gimiks Born, John Kaye, Sean Morris and Shida all gracing the gallery space. Check out the full-list of featured artists here.

Don’t miss the official opening on Friday 13th March from 7-9pm at 6 Laurel St, Toowoomba, (RSVP: here).

As well as the unveiling of the unseen artworks, the launch also promises beer, dumplings and vintage arcade games – Ya, Wa, Wahooo!

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Opening: Kingbrown Issue 10 Perth Launch

The brand new issue of Kingbrown Mag launches next week in Perth – back where it all began – with this monster show at FORM Gallery.

Put together with Issue 10 co-curators Black Canyon (Sean Morris and Tom Groves) the launch features 60 artists from 11 countries, working on brown paper and painted denim vests.

If you’re lucky enough to be in Perth, get down from 6-8pm on March 4 to grab a copy of the new issue and some free beers from the good dudes at Feral Brewing. Should be a fun one! KB_issue10_PerthFORM 640

 

Openings: Kingbrown Issue 10 Melbourne launch

The new issue of the mighty Kingbrown Magazine finally drops this Friday night with a launch party in Melbourne. Looks like Issue 10 is definitely worth the wait, with a killer set of features co-curated by Black Canyon Projects (Sean Morris and Tom Groves). The Black Canyon boys have organised an equally impressive list for the launch show, with artists from Australia, Singapore, England, Mexico, Spain, Germany, Indonesia, Italy and The USA, working on paper and painted denim vests.

The issue itself features the likes of Skinner, Neckface, Hellen Jo, Saner, Michael C Hsiung and Lugosis – with brown bag art by Future Colors of America, embossed cover by Brendan Monroe, foldout neon poster by Malarko, diecut vinyl sticker by Sheryo, and a glow in the dark patch by Stevie Gee. Be among the first to grab a copy, from 6pm this Friday at Spares in Collingwood. Kingbrown640

Photos: “Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos” at Backwoods Gallery

The trilogy of Magic Weirdos exhibitions curated by Sean Morris came to its conclusion at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne a couple of weeks back, with the epic “Gold Blood”. A huge crowd, amazing art and live music saw the Weirdos saga end with some great vibes. James Jirat Patradoon’s crazy painted racing jacket took centre stage, in front of a mural by Ghostpatrol and Sean Morris.

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Opening: Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos

Launching on March 7 at Backwoods Gallery is “Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos” –  the third and final instalment in Sean Morris‘ series of Magic Weirdos exhibitions. The line-up for this one is wild, featuring an array of first-class painters and illustrators from Australia, England, France, Spain, Singapore and the USA. Check the full list below and get down to Collingwood at 6pm this friday!

Ghostpatrol (Aus), Brendan Monroe (USA), Simon Hanselmann (Aus), kozyndan (USA), Sheryo (Singapore), The Yok (Aus), Jean Jullien (France), James Jirat Patradoon (Aus), Mr. Gauky (UK), Mel Stringer (Aus), Wishcandy (USA), Stevie Gee (UK), Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Aus), Will Laren (USA), HTML Flowers (Aus), Benjamin Sea (Aus), Sean Morris (Aus), Eveline Tarunadjaja (Aus), Bei Badgirl (Aus), Ambird (USA), The Seven Seas (Aus), Manuel Donada (Spain), Maddy Young (Aus), Emma Wiesenekker (Aus) & Bafcat (Aus)

Show runs until March 16!

James Jirat Patradoon “Sacrificer”

Brendan Monroe “Hole”

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Opening: Miso, Ghostpatrol & Sean Morris – ‘Short Stay’ Brisbane

Tomorrow night in Brisbane is the ‘Short Stay’ exhibition by Mild Manners Gallery, marking the culmination of a short term residency program that included Melbourne’s Ghostpatrol and Miso, Perth based Sean Morris and Brisbane publisher Small House Books. Each artist is showing new material and launching new publications by ‘Mild Material’ small run publication arm by Mild Manners and Small House Books.

Opening 6pm Thursday, October 31st
Current until November 2.
Fish Lane Studios – Level 2, Fox Hotel, Melbourne St. South Brisbane

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“Magic Weirdos Never Die” London Photo Recap

Check out this photo set from the opening night of Magic Weirdos Never Die, which is on now at Scawfell Studio in East London. Curated by Sean Morris, this exhibition is a follow up to last year’s Perth group show – Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos – and features a super tight selection of Australian, Spanish, US and UK-based artists.

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