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…
Posted 10-06-2010 by The Crew in Events, Melbourne
Famous for their ’quarterly’ once-a-year bonanza of contemporary art and culture, this is lucky edition number 7 for Wooden Toy. And lucky you shall be too if you get a hold of one of the limited copies available. You may need to wrestle folks to get your hands on it, but we can guarantee it will be worth it. Each issue is created to a theme and this time the delicious graphic pages and entertaining words are all about da music. Thousands of hours of labour, the biggest edition yet and it’s all full of the stuff we lurrrve…
Posted 09-28-2010 by carolinejeppe in Design Stuff, Events, Melbourne
One of Melbourne’s hardest working and dedicated movie-buff teams, Underground Cinema, have been at it again. This time they took us for a journey back to the dark days of WWII. This was a movie experience like no other.
Attention to detail had been given the highest priority. The best part is, the theatrics are contagious. It was difficult to know who was acting and who was in it for the fun, with precisely stylised patrons blending in with the actors. It now seems that the reputation of UGC exceeds itself in such a way that sell-out crowds willingly brace Melbourne’s icy-chills to queue to experience one of the most exhilarating and sultry film screenings to hit the town. …
Posted 09-20-2010 by Omni Demarco in Good Stuff, Melbourne
Just Another Agency? No that’s the name silly….. But they are not just another agency (just as you expect me to say), they organise some of the most talented illustrators in Melbourne like Poise and Rebecca Murphy. Don’t worry is not an all ladies’ affair, they also consider Nate Holes Trapnell and Timba in their collective too!
For the Semi-Permanent festivities the agency have organised an huge group show. Come and soak up the goodness, see some classy art and hang out in the city. But don’t get too pretentious, or you will get poked right through your glassless glasses…
Posted 09-17-2010 by Krystal Schultheiss in Events, Melbourne
Your work is astounding; it totally takes my breath away. Where and what do you draw your inspiration from?
I gain inspiration from life, its complex array of sights, sounds and feelings… A lot of insight comes from natural environments and form which I often mimic in my work, using symmetry and recursion to convey the sense of perfection and balance, not only in nature, but the balance needed in one’s own life. I feel at the moment that we are out of sync with both nature and the natural cycles of the Earth and have forced an inharmonious and delusive view of time upon ourselves. I like to re-emphasise the importance and need to appreciate every moment. I also like to draw from and visually communicate the knowledge and wisdom one can receive from altered states of mind and higher planes of reality in my work.
Posted 09-14-2010 by Tinkerbelle Parker in Art stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
We’re eyeballing our calendars in the hope that the numbers will read the 18th and 19th sooner. Our sketch books are ready. In anticipation, and to bide some time, we thought we’d share our hi-lights from last year’s Semi-Permanent . To the ummers and ahhrers it really is worth the money. To fellow calendar gazers, we’d love to hear about your SP hi-lights too, send ‘em in through the comments section. No need to stress if you haven’t gotten yourself a ticket yet, there’s still some here.
Posted by Krystal Schultheiss in Art stuff, Design Stuff, Events, Good Stuff, Melbourne
One of the most dynamic photographers and mag editors in Japan, Yasumasa ‘YONE’ Yonehara played a vital part in bringing ‘kogyaru’ (Japanese schoolgirl) culture to the world stage through his work with the iconic Egg Magazine (think FRUiTS magazine…but with more tanning, makeup and blonde hair).
Posted 09-08-2010 by Kate England in Events, Melbourne
People were asking for a little more time to get their tickets; Semi Permanent have extended the early priced ticket deadline. Time has been brought people! You now have until this Friday - 3 September to save yourself some cash. In the words of a uni lecturer, this is your last extension.
Posted 09-02-2010 by Krystal Schultheiss in Events, Melbourne
Street Art not Vandalism and United Struggle Project are getting together to put on an art auction to raise money so that they can continue their cause. SANV are a small collective of like-minded street artists who host community-based, all ages events promoting legal street art.
Posted 08-26-2010 by Krystal Schultheiss in Events, Melbourne
Fitzroy and Collingwood local cats (you don’t have to share the postcode to feel at home here) should be familiar with the gifts left by the Everfresh artists:
Rone , Phibs , Sync, Reka, Wonderlust, Meggs, Prizm, Makatron and The Tooth.
Posted by Kate England in Events, Melbourne, Sydney
Melbourne’s streets are home to some of the worlds most progressive and active street artists of all formats, which is what we love about this great city at WMSG. That’s why we’re exited about Sweet Street, an inner city festival that celebrates this culture and aims to help elevate the profile of the dedicated and talented artists that pass through our wonderful city.
Posted 08-20-2010 by Omni Demarco in Events, Melbourne