[Melbourne] Sweet Streets Launch Party and more
Can you smell the paint already? Sweet Streets has got a whole festivity of activities happening throughout October. Opening Night, DJ Matteo mixes funk and hip hop on the decks at 1000 £ BEND. It all kicks off this Friday 8th. Check out what you don’t want to miss on the Sweet Street Calendar…We’ve watch the graff hunter’s ‘work in progress’ for the premier screening on the 14th. Funny shit. Looking forward to discovering some more new creations from the streets of sweet stuff…
One ofthe bigger events is the show at the Brunswick Street Gallery. Here’s the low down:
In association with the Sweet Streets Festival – a Festival of Urban and Street Art – Brunswick Street Gallery presents an original and diverse show of artists from Australia and New Zealand. Some artists include:
Bados Earthling has developed his own way, to make street art for the people so that the audience can participate and contribute to the work as it progresses. He calls this Performance Graffiti and involves a fusion of performance art & s treet art.
Cinzah Seeyakem is an Auckland based Artist/ Illustrator who has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and expeditions throughout Australasia, South East Asia and the U.S over the past 5 years. He is currently working full time as a freelance Illustrator represented by Watermark Ltd. Cinzah quite often draws directly from his own imagination and past experiences, exploring familiar themes such as Childhood Nostalgia, daydreaming, nature, travel, and studies of slightly deranged city folk.
Cracked Ink started painting nine years ago as an Art Student. He grew up in the North of England, but is now based in New Zealand. His styles are crazy, monsterish characters, pretty much everyday observations, but twisted ever so slightly.
Deb is at the forfront of the Australian Street Art scene and is currently based between Melbourne and Sydney. Deb has spread her work throughout many parts of the country as well as other parts of the globe, as well as engaging in public art programs, workshops, design and many fine art exhibitions.
Heesco has been active in independent gallery and zine circles around Sydney for nearly a decade. Born and raised in Mongolia, Heesco moved to Australia at the age of 20 and currently lives and works in Melbourne. His work is informed by his early experiences under Communism, comic books, punk and heavy metal aesthetics, as well as his rich cultural background.
Jo Waite has been a comic artist for more than 20 years and refuses to be lured from comics into any more sensible and lucrative work. Her comics have appeared in various small press compilations and she has printed her own comics, zines and diaries since 1987.
KA’a is a collaboration between two emerging artists currently based in Melbourne: Mathieu Augereau a French aerosol artist and Kirsty Furniss an international stencil artist. Their artwork exists at the frontiers between painting and graffiti, abstract and figurative, aesthetic and social commentary. Focus is placed on a mix of freehand aerosol colour and texture work in combination with additional mediums and layered stencils. KA’a creates street art & exhibits paintings internationally most recently in Europe, South East Asia and Australia.
Megan Dell has been painting and exhibiting on a regular basis for 6 years now, and currently works full time as a UX Designer. Her artwork almost always incorporates spray paint and markers, with a preference to paint on reclaimed wood and each piece provides its own character and history.
Nate Gamble at Sweet Streets will exhibit various illustrations that have been made into a three dimensional physical objects that accommodate his varying facets of artistic interest – illustration, graffiti and tattoo.
PNTR- Tom Mackie’s current work is based around temporal, discarded objects and information of the everyday. His art mediates between conceptual ideas and a more intuitive aesthetic experimentation. He uses screen printing as a means of layering and collage, controlling the reordering and positioning of images and re-creating objects from the gutter onto canvas.
Rhys Burnie is a multi-disciplinary artist who primarily works with paper using ordinary things like plants, figurines, boxes and garbage often in abstract configuration to describe complexity without specificity.