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

Miso –

Ghostpatrol –

Sean Morris –

“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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MAGIC WEIRDOS NEVER DIE

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MAGIC WEIRDOS NEVER DIE

Scawfell Studios / LONDON / May 2nd @ 6pm

FEATURING: Jon Boam, Manuel Donada, Jasper Dunk, Berto Fojo, Dillon Froelich, Ghostpatrol, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Suzi Kemp, Sean Morris, Luke Pelletier, James Unsworth

New London gallery space Scawfell Studios opens its doors on May 2nd with “Magic Weirdos Never Die” – a group exhibition featuring 11 contemporary artists from 4 different countries, curated by Sean Morris.

Following on from the successful group show “Let’s Go Magic Weirdos”, held last year in his hometown of Perth, Western Australia, Sean Morris is at it again. This time he’s bringing his work and bunch of impressive, magical weirdos to London.

The line-up includes Australian art heroes Ghostpatrol and Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Spanish comic artist Berto Fojo, the prolific Luke Pelletier from the States, and killer London based illustrators Jon Boam, Suzie Kemp and Jasper Dunk.

Along side these phenomenal names will be the usual awesome depravity from Londoner James Unsworth, the black metal space demons of Madrid’s Manuel Donada, beautifully strange and politically charged drawings from Florida’s Dillon Froelich and the white trash fables of Sean Morris himself, who hits London just 2 weeks after a successful solo exhibition in Madrid.

Get down for the exhibition opening on Thursday the 2nd of May from 6pm-9pm at Scawfell Street Studios: 6a Scawfell Street E2 8NG. This is gonna be huge.

 

Return to Doom Lagoon – Sean Morris Solo in Madrid

Sean Morris is currently in Madrid, Spain where he has a solo exhibition opening at Watdafac Gallery this Thursday. ‘Return To Doom Lagoon’ is more weirdo character magic from Morris, as he tells tales of the girls of Doom Lagoon and their colourful, mildly satanic adventures in bikinis and jean shorts. Reference points include 14 yr old Brooke Shields and 1970s Spanish exploitation cinema. Watdafac Gallery is killing it in Spain right now with a string of recent international solos, the next show in the pipes is an Australian affair as well, featuring the comic stylings of Girl Mountain and HTML Flowers. Get to Madrid and check it out.
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Let’s Go, Magic Weirdos Recap

I share a studio with a weirdo. everyday he is talking to me about his weirdo ideas. Most of his ideas disgust me or impress me or change the way I think about things. His name is Sean Morris, he put on a group show last week in Perth. It was filled with artwork from all over the world created by a bunch of other disgusting, impressive magic weirdos. opening night pics below. congrats Sean on putting this together you horrible weirdo.
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