News

HEAR ME OUT 2017 | EXHIBITION

HEAR ME OUT 2017 | EXHIBITION

ARC Vic (Anxiety Recovery Centre Victoria) in conjunction with Lousy Ink are hosting a one-night-only art auction and exhibition on Friday 24th November 2017. The show is 100% not-for-profit with all proceeds going straight to the charity. The event aims to open up the conversation about anxiety, champion the cause and promote the support networks available. 50 artists have been paired with 50 anonymous testimonials from people who have suffered from a form of anxiety.

The artists are asked to respond positively as a form of support, solidarity and to illustrate the issue through a creative avenue. The original testimonial will also appear alongside the artwork, to show the harsh reality of anxiety and how its often overlooked, even in plain sight.

You can read more at www.hearmeoutshow.org

Featuring: Jeffrey Phillips, 23rd Key, Shawn Lu, Wanissa Somsuphangsri, Ben Lopez, Carla McRae Ghostpatrol, Evie Cahir, Michael Peck, Minna Leunig, Chris Yee, Ashley Ronning and many more local artists giving their time and talent to help the cause. 

And local Melbourne DJ's;
Pocock
Tim Heaney

Details: Friday 24th November | Contemporary Arts Precinct
35 Johnston St, Collingwood 3066
6pm 9pm

Full article →

November 22, 2017

MOSS Deck Art Show ‘Turning art into water’ | EXHIBITION

MOSS Deck Art Show ‘Turning art into water’ | EXHIBITION

MOSS Deck Art Show ‘Turning art into water’  

Last week saw the second instalment of the MOSS Deck Art Show at Altmann studios in Highett, a group show by the MOSS Foundation. The MOSS guys are the Melbourne Old School Skaters on a mission - building life changing permanent clean water schemes in Swaziland, southern east Africa. 

The way it works - each artist donates their work on one of MOSS’s charity decks and is sold by silent auction on the night. Its a new twist on an old idea which saw last years inaugural show raise over $20,000. An amazing achievement of local art for an international cause.

The MOSS Deck Art Show goes beyond being unique in a very special way. Not only do 100 % of all funds raised go to the cause, with the gallery and artists taking no commission or payments, but the artists themselves are a celebration of the diversity that lies at the core of what these guys are doing.The background of each artist varied greatly, as did the styles and mediums they went for. MOSS opens the invitation to paint one of their charity boards to anyone wanting to get involved, with over 100 artists taking part in this years efforts. Well known Australian painter Bruce Earles and prolific street artist HaHa were hung amongst the fine detailed drawing of Tuckwai and the 3D creation of design engineer David Fisher to name a few. The show welcomed anyone, from traditional deck artists to sculptors, artists who wanted to take a stab at a new medium, or those who wanted to stick their toe in the art world for a bit of fun. 

There was something to suit everyone, And with each board’s starting bid at a humble $50, suited to everyones budget too. A highlight of the evening was seeing almost everyone take home a piece of art by the end of the night. Another memorable moment was being able to witness the process of Pyrography captured in the live art by James Robinson. James uses the wood burning medium to create detailed, unique pieces of artwork by burning into the fibres. ‘Making the art part of the soul’ of the wood, the texture and tone he achieves is truly one of a kind.

His fiery etch usually takes on bigger scenes, with most of his pieces ranging in sizes of 4 to up-to 6ft, on hand shaped traditional Hawaiian surfboards that see over 100 hours of work put into each piece. Check out some of his work online at his studio Bound By Sea.
Stay updated with what the MOSS guys are up to on Facebook and Instagram for upcoming events as their next show will not be one to be missed!

Written by Isabella Ferrier | 24th of October 2017

 

Full article →

November 04, 2017

JAPANESE POP ART SHOW | EXHIBITION

JAPANESE POP ART SHOW | EXHIBITION

As part of Melbourne's 20176 Fringe Festival, the Collingwood Gallery will be hosting a 'Japanese Pop Art Show'.

Full article →

SMALL WALL PROJECT | ART INITIATIVE

SMALL WALL PROJECT | ART INITIATIVE

The Small Wall Project in is an initiative of Outré Gallery to encourage up-and-coming and established Australian artists to co-curate their own mini shows with the gallery

Full article →

August 15, 2017

NAUSEA IN MY ARM | EXHIBITION

NAUSEA IN MY ARM | EXHIBITION

Sharon Monagle is a Melbourne-based artist whose artworks seek to represent the spectrum of human experience. A medical practitioner, she finds art a useful tool to explore, understand and to empathise with people's experiences - their reactions to self, to others and to the world around them.

Full article →

HADLEY'S ART PRIZE | CONGRATULATIONS PETER MUNGKURI!

HADLEY'S ART PRIZE | CONGRATULATIONS PETER MUNGKURI!

We’d like to congratulate Peter Mungkuri, an Indigenous artist, who has won this year’s prize. Mungkuri’s depiction of his birthplace, titled ‘Ngura Wiru’ (meaning ‘Good Country’). His work was created with ink and speaks of Mungkuri’s connection to the town of Fregon.

Full article →

July 26, 2017

ACQUIRED BEHAVIOUR | EXHIBITION

ACQUIRED BEHAVIOUR | EXHIBITION

‘Acquired Behaviour’ is the moniker for works by Melbourne-based artist/illustrator Piers Redmond. Working primarily in pen and ink on paper, Piers’s highly intricate monochromatic drawings are a controlled mix of fine lines and bold contrast.

Full article →

GUTS SALON | EXHIBITION

GUTS SALON | EXHIBITION

Guts Salon is an exhibition curated by Carla Milentis, Bill Hawkins, and Space Space gallery. It will be held in a building that formerly housed a clinic offering beauty treatments and cosmetic procedures. Located just off Toorak Road the space spans two floors. 

Full article →

BILL HENSON | EXHIBITION

BILL HENSON | EXHIBITION

Bill Henson will be curating an exhibition of his own recent works. The photographs, drawn from a body of works created between 2008 and 2011, will continue to examine the human condition in the powerful way that Henson has explored over the last 40 years

Full article →

June 20, 2017

JOHN BEATON: WABI/SABI | EXHIBITION

JOHN BEATON: WABI/SABI | EXHIBITION

The photographs displayed will span across the world, and where mainly taken between 2010 and 2014. They are a collection of moments and reflect strongly the ideals and philosophy of Beaton’s life.

Full article →

ACMI presents ‘Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman'

ACMI presents ‘Wallace & Gromit and Friends: The Magic of Aardman'

Aardman have brought to life Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the sheep and Chicken Run. The show will display original artworks, set pieces and exclusive artworks from the studios upcoming feature film, Early Man. There will also be interactive workshops, talks and screenings.

Full article →

HANDS RISE IN VENICE TO BRING CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS | INTERNATIONAL

HANDS RISE IN VENICE TO BRING CLIMATE CHANGE AWARENESS | INTERNATIONAL

“I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body,” the artist said. “The hand holds so much power – the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy.” - Lorenzo Quinn

Full article →

May 23, 2017

ABSOLUTE MAYHEM BY MITCH WALDER | EXHIBITION

ABSOLUTE MAYHEM BY MITCH WALDER | EXHIBITION

ABSOLUTE MAYHEM is the third solo exhibition by Melbourne based artist Mitch Walder.

Full article →

MARCO LUCCIO, PESKY & ANDREW CLAPHAM | EXHIBITION

MARCO LUCCIO, PESKY & ANDREW CLAPHAM | EXHIBITION

Port Jackson Gallery, in Collingwood, is hosting exhibitions by Marco Luccio, PESKY and Andrew Clapham this month. 

'These three exhibitions draw their inspiration from the urban landscape, each transforming their shared subject matter into unique and distinct forms.'

Full article →

ART BASEL HONG KONG 2017 | NEWS

ART BASEL HONG KONG 2017 | NEWS

China’s market alone makes up 20 percent of the global art market.

Full article →

May 09, 2017

ALAN COWDREY | FEATURE

ALAN COWDREY | FEATURE

Alan is a self taught artist living in Australia on the foothills of The Great Dividing Range

Full article →

May 09, 2017

JOHN OLSEN: THE YOU BEAUT COUNTRY | SYDNEY EXHIBITION

JOHN OLSEN: THE YOU BEAUT COUNTRY | SYDNEY EXHIBITION

Sydney - It's your turn!

The most comprehensive display ever mounted on one of Australia’s greatest living artists.

Full article →

'ARCHETYPE' | EXHIBITION

'ARCHETYPE' | EXHIBITION

Melbourne stencil artist and painter Kirpy will this month showcase “Archetype,” at Melbourne’s Port Jackson Press Gallery.

Full article →

'HOTEL HOTEL' | EXHIBITION

'HOTEL HOTEL' | EXHIBITION

Yasmin Mund’s debut exhibition ‘Hôtel Hôtel’ | Opening Night Tuesday 9th May 2017. 6-8pm Hotel Ravesis, 118 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach Exhibition continues until Sunday 14th May 2017.

Full article →

MAKE LOVE NOT WALLS | EVENT

MAKE LOVE NOT WALLS | EVENT

“At Diesel, we have a strong position against hate and more than ever we want the world to know that, to use our voice for good, love and togetherness is crucial in creating a society we all want to live in, and the future we all deserve.”

Full article →

DISCOVER MELBOURNE | CBD STREET ART

DISCOVER MELBOURNE | CBD STREET ART

Melbourne’s street art is some of the best in the world, and for good reason. There is endless side streets and buildings covered in incredible pieces that demand attention. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite places for discovering murals and street art in Melbourne's CBD.

Full article →