Opening: Timba Smits ‘Role Models’ at Lamington Drive – Melbourne

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Role Models by Timba Smits — a series of exquisite portraits.

It’s been 15 years since Timba’s first (and only) solo show but he hasn’t been idle in the intervening years. Since his 2001 debut exhibition, Self Titled, this award-winning illustrator has ventured on to refine and evolve his iconic style while exhibiting in and curating a large number of successful local and international group shows.

‘Role Models’ by Timba Smits
Where: Lamington Drive, Melbourne
Opening: Wednesday 16th May



Support: The Design Conference featuring Dface, Timba Smits, Jonathon Levine and more

Quickly becoming one of Australia’s favourite conferences, The Design Conference (formerly known as Analogue Digital) is back next year for a huge event in 2016 ANNNNNDDDDD, as a taster, they have announced the first key speakers for the event including DFACE, JONATHAN LEVINE, and TIMBA SMITS!!!

From the team: “With many of your domestic heroes already featuring in ‘The Design Conference’, we must look to international speakers to maintain our ability to deliver an authentic, original and influential experience. To realise this goal, we are offering a range of affordable Pozible rewards, designed to raise the capital required to deliver a world class event, featuring up to six international speakers in 2016.”

For more info and ways to help donate to the cause, hit their Pozible page here:

The Design Conference 2016 Pozible campaign. from on Vimeo.

The Design Conference BNE

The Design Conference BNE

The Design Conference BNE

Overseas Action: Kaleidoscope Festival – London

When you see people you know producing something insanely big and incredibly supportive of our creative community, we get both inspired and proud. It’s not an easy thing to take a giant leap into the conference world, but it makes it easier when you are doing it for the right reasons, and have some of the most talented people in the world as your speakers.

Timba Smits, Greg Beer and Gordon Shaw are the super team that have created Kaleidoscope Festival in London.

They need your help to kick start the project and are on the lookout for anything from $10 to $10,000. Every little bit counts. Even if’s just to spread the word. This will be a great event and something we are 100% behind.

Get involved here and find out more on their website here.

Wooden Toy Quarterly’s Music Edition launch

Wooden Toy Quarterly would have to be one our favourite independent magazines out. The content is awesome, the design is on-point and the packaging is an artwork in itself. This FRIDAY 1st OCTOBER is the launch of the Music Edition at Mag Nation in Newtown, Sydney. Get down.

WHERE ? Magnation Third Floor, 155 King St, New Town
WHEN ? Friday 1st October from 630pm – 10pm
WHAT? Live music, magazine signing, artwork plus more!!!

Simply turn up for your chance to meet the creators and get
your own copy signed. Plus, everyone that purchases a copy of the Music Edition at each launch
will automatically go into the draw to win an original Timba painting or a number of smaller prizes
including artist prints and sunglasses from Colab


Lyrics and Type: Verse 2

The second verse of the Lyrics and Type exhibition opened in London recently and there were a couple of talented Aussies in the mix (Timba, Numskull, Nate Holmes Trapnell). Check out the opening night photos here, and purchase a print here at Wooden Toy here. The prints are crazy good quality, 3 colour hand pulled screenprints, editions of 30 and ONLY $80!!!