Opening: Tree Sprits by Daniel ‘Ears’ O’Toole at Juddy Roller – Melbourne

Tree Spirits is a culmination of work that Ears has produced during a month long residency at Juddy Roller, using the entire gallery space as his studio to produce a mix of large format and smaller mixed media paintings on canvas and wood panel.

Tree Spirits delivers of a series of imagined landscapes that reference mountainous Australian bush lands, accompanied by floating portraits warped by playful line work offset by sparse graphic elements.

In his latest body of work, Ears uses bold colours and geometric lines to create compositions born of a street context yet taken further into ideas of symmetry and form, utilising the tension between the man made world and the natural environment.

‘Tree Spirits’ by Ears
Where: Juddy Roller, Melbourne
Opening: Friday 3 July

Opening: ‘NEVERMIND’ by John Kaye at Goodspace, Sydney

John Kaye will present 50 new, unseen works for his latest series ‘Nevermind‘ on Monday 6th July at Goodspace gallery, Sydney.

By examining the Medieval Latin theory, memento mori under a new light, Nevermind showcases a representation of freedom and the forthcoming uncertainty of the future.

Transposing his experiences gained from living as a traveller into a series of souvenir style images, each new work represents a moment in time, reflecting on past encounters and escapades.

Working with acrylic, watercolour, aerosol and ink, John Kaye combines elements of his early graffiti and street influence with modern style characters and creative colour schemes.

In conjunction with the Nevermind exhibition, John Kaye will release a limited edition run of 150 unseen zines, each featuring a collection of illustrations and photography from his recent travels.

The zine will be available exclusively at Goodspace gallery for the duration on the Nevermind exhibition.

Nevermind is open for viewing 2PM – 4PM Monday 6th July and 1PM – 4PM Tuesday 7th July as well as a night of celebratory drinks on Wednesday 8th July from 6PM at Goodspace gallery, located at Level 11, 115 Regent Street, Chippendale, NSW.

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For further exhibition details please visit http://johnkayeart.com or http://goodspace.co

On the outside with @nemans

Here’s the latest round up of recent walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Fintan Magee, Suchis, Makatron, Nico, Sare2 Lister, Jumbo, Skulk, Pudl, Elph, Hinder, Derek James Carker, Zap and more. Click below for more photos. 
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On the outside with @nemans

Here’s the latest round up of recent walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include Phibs, Bones, SMC3, Mike Watt, Monstery, Nico, Sare2,Tiger, Bafcat, David Cragg, Skulk, Apeseven, Mlon, Elph and more. Click below for more photos. 
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Photos : Daek William 2014 complete.

West Australian artist Daek William sent us a selection of treats that wrapped up his 2014 year, included a kooky video of his travels over a year, a selection of new artworks that encompasses the love for a fine pair of footwear and some of the larger scale works we are use to seeing by the beach town based artist.

 

 

 

On the outside with @nemans

Here’s the latest round up of recent walls and laneways in Sydney. Today’s gallery of photo’s include, Bones, SMC3, Mike Watt, Sindy Sinn, OX, Monstery, Nico, Sare2,Tiger, Bafcat, Will Coles, David Cragg, Skulk, Birdhat, Apeseven, Mlon, Suchis, Ears and more. Click below for more photos. 
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Reading: Shakewell Magazine Issue Two

After the successful release of Issue One earlier this year, the anonymous publishing team behind ‘Shakewell Magazine‘ officially launch Issue Two with subsequent parties in Brisbane and Sydney this week.

After gauging a mixed reaction from supporters, critics and police task forces alike, the production of Issue Two is interesting in itself.

There’s just something about illegal art that bestows bees in everyone’s bonnet!

The recent loss of one of Shakewell’s key founders, known graffiti king ‘Fawts’ to a tragic painting related accident has left devastating heart break on the magazine and its followers, but all appear adamant Shakewell will continue in hour of their Lost Soul.

Brisbane will host the first launch party this Friday night at Beach Burrito in Fortitude Valley and Sydney will see the second also at Beach Burrito in Coogee with the renown artist, Scottie Marsh painting live at the event.

Issue Two will be on sale at both launch parties and is also available online here.

Outside: The Pillars Project – Brisbane

In the fierce lead up to the ‘cultural celebrations’ of the G20, Brisbane city has seen a number of creative transformations. One we hope can withstand the test of ‘world leader time’ is The Pillars Project.

Thanks to Queensland Rail, Brisbane City Council, the accredited artists and the approaching arrival of some important political visitors, the massive underpass area of South Brisbane railway line is now site to an ‘outdoor art gallery’. This amazing series of enormous pillar murals each stands over seven metres tall.

The Pillars Project encompasses the work of a number of local street and graffiti artists including Gus Eagleton, Guido Van Helton, Gimiks Born, Fintan Magee and Mik Shida.

Though it is questionable why our vastly multicultural, multifaceted and multidisciplinary city council has rejected, covered up and even criminalized such creative projects in the past, any change moving towards artistic appreciation is a success to be acknowledged and commended. It almost feels as though the pillars are a long awaited award for Brisbane’s creative community. Street art you can appreciate without worrying it will be buffed out before your next visit. Hell, it’s been a long time coming. Brisbane’s finally catching up.

Interestingly, Fintan Magee has replicated the original mural that was removed by Brisbane City Council at the Cultural Center earlier this year. Causing quite a controversy at the time, the mural was removed because the buff squad claimed it to be ‘graffiti’ even after Magee had written approval to paint the mural. Created to commemorate the Brisbane floods, the mural has now been revived and is at least five times its original size. An ironic and intelligent move from Magee.

The pillars are located at the corner or Merivale and Montague road, just down from the Gallery of Modern Art in South Brisbane.

Opening: Benjamin Reeve ‘Ornament’ Exibition – Toowomba

Prevalent and celebrated street artist Benjamin Reeve launches his solo exhibition, ‘Ornament’ tomorrow at Toowoomba’s newest artist run creative space, ‘No Comply’ Gallery.

Exploring the nostalgia of childhood, ‘Ornament’ plays on the hallowed and harrowing memories of youth. Using spray enamel, inks, oil and acrylic paint, Reeve creates powerful portraits on paper and wood. Each unique piece, representing a mirrored snapshot of self-inquiry.

The official launch opens Friday 24th October from 7pm – 9pm with the works hanging until 15th November.

Well worth the 1.5 hour trek (from Brisbane), Toowoomba has plenty to offer this weekend. Make the most of the journey and stick around for Kontraband Studios first birthday party on Sunday to see live painting from a number of artists including Brisbane’s own Reals and John Kaye and Perth’s Ayres.

As Ayres is making the long winded journey from the other side of Australia to catch Benjamin Reeve and party with the Kontraband kids, we think you should too.

Where ever across our great nation you are tomorrow, Tbar is the place to be.