Event: Wonderwalls Wollongong 2013 – A three day art festival

We are excited to finally announce the details for Wonderwalls Wollongong 2013. Our yearly mural arts festival in Wollongong, presented by The Hours, Verb Syndicate and Ironlak.

With huge thanks to our supporters we have managed to pull together some of the best street and graffiti artists from both Australia and overseas.

The festival will run from November 8 -10, including an art exhibition, artists talks and multiple large-scale murals being painted in the Wollongong CBD from featured artists SMUG (Glasgow), ASKEW (Auckland), ADNATE (Melbourne) WONDERLUST (Melbourne) VANS THE OMEGA (Adelaide), PHIBS (Sydney), SHIDA (Melbourne) FINTAN MAGEE (Brisbane), TWOONE (Melbourne), BEASTMAN (Sydney), NUMSKULL (Sydney), ROACH (Sydney), SCOTT MARSH (Sydney), THOMAS JACKSON (Sydney) PUDL (Sydney), BAFCAT (Wollongong), JAE COPP (Sunshine Coast), IDIOT (Wollongong), SYKE (Wollongong) and TRAIT (Wollongong).

Joining us this year will also be select members of the Ironlak Family, featuring LINZ (Sydney), SOFLES (Brisbane), REALS (Brisbane), SIRUM (Melbourne) and TREAS (Brisbane).

The artists on the Wonderwalls roster will converge on the city for this series of free public events. In Wonderwalls Wollongong’s second year they want to improve on gains made last year to present the city as a viable option for creative endeavours and projects, a place where artists can afford to live at lower cost without sacrificing culture. Increased cultural infrastructure will see the small city as an artistic tour de force in years to come.
Get down to The Gong for Wonderwalls, and the unveiling of their hidden artistic identity. What you see might surprise you.

For more information, mural map and a full program, visit wonderwallsfestival.com

Wonderwalls Wollongong 2013 - Mural Festival - The Hours

Photos: Neon Golden group show at Above Second gallery – Hong Kong

Now that we’re all back and home in one piece, we’re going to slowly but surely recap our epic adventure to Hong Kong with some of Australia’s finest street, graffiti and low brow artists.

The main reason we were in HK was to curate a group show at Above Second gallery. We gathered artworks from a select group of Australian artists who are heavily involved in BOTH the outdoor mural scene and inside galleries. A broad group of talent that we thought best represent Australia’s diversity, whilst also pulling together a solid group of friends.

The show is still on. If you’re in Hong Kong, click here for details.

Stay tuned for more photos from the trip. Thanks to Kyle for the great photos. Click below for the full set.

The Opening Hours - Hong Kong

The Opening Hours - Hong Kong

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Opening: Neon Golden artist tour and exhibition – Hong Kong

The Hours, Above Second and Ironlak present
NEON GOLDEN – HONG KONG

GROUP EXHIBITION AND ARTIST TOUR
FEATURING: FINTAN MAGEE / SHIDA / RONE / KYLE HUGHES-ODGERS / BEASTMAN / YOK / SHERYO / NUMSKULL / VANS THE OMEGA / ROACH / PHIBS / TWOONE / JUMBO / THOMAS JACKSON

Curated by Australian based creative group The Hours, ‘Neon Golden’ is an exhibition of new works on paper by a collective of world class contemporary, street and graffiti artists who all share a rich history of friendship and collaboration.

This group exhibition, presented by and located at Above Second Gallery in Hong Kong’s Central and Western District, is a celebration of new art movements in the Asia Pacific Region, and a showcase of these 14 artists’ diverse range of unique styles, subjects and techniques.

As well as the exhibition, this prolific group of artists will all be traveling from their current locations around the world to be in Hong Kong for a week long artist tour of the city, painting as many collaborative murals as possible with support from Ironlak.

OPENING NIGHT
FRIDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2013 7-10pm
Exhibition continues until Saturday 5th October 2013

Gallery Open Tuesday – Saturday 1-7pm
ABOVE SECOND GALLERY
31 Eastern Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
Email info@thehours.com.au to request an exhibition catalogue.

www.thehours.com.au
www.above-second.com
www.ironlak.com

Neon Golden - Hong Kong

Opening: Kingbrown Issue 9 Sydney Launch

To celebrate the release of Kingbrown issue 9, The Hours and The Tate are hosting the Kingbrown official launch party featuring an array of work by good mates of Kingbrown and The Hours.

Friday Aug 16th / The Tate Gallery / 345 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe Sydney / 6pm

Vans the Omega + Roach + Drypnz + Numskull + Beastman + Ian Mutch + Takie + Bridge Stehli + Gimiks Born + Will Lynes + Joel Birch + Ozzie Wright + Jae Copp + Mark Alsweiler + Dabs & Myla + Shida + Ghostpatrol + Two One + Phibs + Max Berry + Fuzeillear + Thomas Jackson + Loretta Lizzio + Nior + Will Cooke + Bec Winnel + Jumbo

Works by the above, Kingbrown Issue 9, and assorted merch will be sold on the night – For one night only.
connect: @kingbrown / @theopeninghours / @thetategallery
Fb: www.facebook.com/events/592020647509795/

Kingbrown Issue 9

What is a Kingbrown?

Kingbrown is West Australian slang for a longneck beer – a 40oz. Wrapped in a brown bag, just like a good 40 should.

Sitting somewhere between a book, a magazine and an art zine, Kingbrown is a super limited edition periodical. Each issue is handcrafted, delivered inside a silk screened brown bag which is designed and curated by some of the world’s leading innovators of photography, illustration and urban and skateboard art and design.

Inside Kingbrown you will find profiles and interviews that take you on a twisted journey inside the studios and minds of some of our very talented friends, with the aim of keeping you inspired and connected to the subcultures we love most. Printed with quality in mind, each page is a collectable item, individually sealed and packaged. Now in its 8th edition, Kingbrown has achieved worldwide success and is now launching for the first time in the US.

In this issue

Wrapped in a double sided brown bag with artwork by Ed Templeton & UNGA (Broken Fingaz), together with a cool outdoor vinyl sticker by Dabs Myla, and a Kingbrown x Ironlak stubby holder, featuring great interviews and studio insights with Nychos, Dabs Myla, Huskmitnavn, Ghostpatrol, Vans the Omega, Ed Templeton, Unga, Numskull, Roach, Ozzie Wright, and heaps more. Yep, told you it’s rad.

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

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Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Kingbrown Issue 9

Opening: Two One “Define Nothing” at Backwoods Gallery – Melbourne

Hiroyasu Tsuri, also known as Two One, is set to open his next solo show at Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne. As always, Hiro will deliver a collection of fast paced and expressive animal cross human portraits and landscapes. Something he has become reknown for both inside galleries and outside on small to large scale walls.

In July, Hiroyasu will return to Backwoods Gallery with “Define Nothing”, a expansive collection of philosophical contemplations presented through sculpture and works on paper.

“Define Nothing” by Hiroyasu Tsuri aka Two One
Opening: Friday, 12th July
Backwoods Gallery

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Photos: No Vacancy 5 year anniversary

In the low brow art world, some galleries stay, some go, some linger and grow old, but there’s one gallery in Melbourne that has stayed true and has always been at the forefront of the Melbourne gallery circuit. That’s No Vacancy.

The gallery, who’s main space is in the heart of the city, and also has two satellite spaces, has recently just celebrated their 5th birthday!

Featuring a stellar line up that was Meggs, Ghostpatrol, Ben Frost, Miso, Two One, Nior, Beastman, Makatron, Tom Vincent, Jasper Wong, Max Berry, Numskull, Adnate, Sheryo, Nails, Stephen Ives, Luke Lucas, and many many more (too many for me to re-type)… the show was packed full of both recent work and un seen old work that the artists contributed to a killer show. For us, we think there needs to be more of these group shows. Big celebrations of what’s happening right now in the young art world.

Thanks to the NV team for sending over the great photos (taken by Caitlin Muscat). Click below for the full set (there are ALOT of photos)…

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