We are excited for this one, Mysterious Al‘s first Australian solo show in 3 years.
Get ready for a walk-through, interactive art experience in a top secret Melbourne location.
Due to the nature of the show, the location will be revealed just prior to the event.
Stay tuned to the event page or my mailing list for further info…
Wonderwalls Festival wrapped up for another year in a brand new location at Port Kembla, NSW. This years line-up featured a myriad of national and international street artists & muralists.
The festival saw the community come together to embrace the refreshing splash of colour on the massive walls around town. The community spirit and proud sense of ownership was overwhelming throughout the course of the three day festival.
Artists who were a part of Wonderwalls Festival 2019.
Live sets: Horatio Luna playing the new EP live as well as Teymori running their whole debut release with full live band. Soul hip-hop hybrid duo 2nd Thought & Zima making your heart melt and Skomes on the live beat set!
If that all wasn’t enough we’ve enlisted our friends from Kings Only Crew B-boys Tofu & Chino to help throw RECORD STORE BREAKS! 1 vs 1 underground break battle. Come flex your skills and take home the crown!
Revolver Upstairs proudly presents its inaugural 2019 edition too Seasons of Change, BLACKBOOK BLUEPRINTS.
BLACKBOOK BLUEPRINTS, featuring 30+ local and interstate artists will explore themes orbiting artist’s illustrative foundations. A large scale mural will be painted and be visible from Revolver Upstairs iconic venue. Limited edition commemorative prints will be available during the exhibition and for purchase afterward through DangerFork online store.
Come see all the incredible work done by Tom during his residency in Queenstown. Refreshments provided by the awesome peeps at Bodriggy Brewing Co.
Transitioning from a bustling city to an isolated region of the world can really stir up feelings and emotions. There is a stark contrast between being surrounded by crowds of people and then being immersed in crowds of trees. The crowds of people are buzzing with energy and emotion and can make one feel uneasy. Whereas being surrounded by trees, plants and nature can have the opposite effect. The uneasy feeling is replaced with calm and connection.
This is what I experienced when arriving in Queenstown, Tasmania for the Q Bank art residency. Wrapping up a busy 2018 in Melbourne where the population is growing at a rapid rate, I was feeling suffocated. That feeling lifted almost immediately as I arrived in Tasmania. I took in the space, colours, landscape, houses and environment in Queenstown and it inspired me to create this body of work. The colours, subject matter composition and styling are all a result of my time in nature and daily walks around Queenstown.
There are two sides to this exhibition. One being the dense population of inner city Melbourne. The other being the spaciousness and wilderness of the west coast of Tasmania.
Vs. Gallery is excited to present ‘New Evolution’ – the latest exhibition by Melbourne artist ‘Junky Projects’ (Daniel Lynch).
Well known for his sculptural ‘junk sentinels’ posted on the streets of Melbourne and throughout Australia in their thousands, Daniel’s new exhibition sees him focus on the theme of ‘waste as art’.
Having spent many weekends and late nights scouring the city streets for unique discarded objects, he carefully reassembles them into amazing and whimsical sculptures and dioramas. His creative ‘recycling’ brings a new and unexpected form of life to an exhausted environment.
Whilst Daniel’s art is often noted for its elegant simplicity, in this new body of work he introduces a new complexity to a number of his sculptures. Using found objects such as cutlery, hubcaps, broken toys, doorknobs and kitchen utensils, his assemblages take on striking and poetic characters – each with a life of their own.
‘The New Evolution’ portrays an imagined dystopian future where the only existing life forms are composed of junk, refuse and the detritus of a decaying world. It is a prophetic statement for the future of life on our planet and a hope that existence must continue in some form or another.
Straight fire coming from Sunset Cities, a new collaborative group formed over a plate of Ethiopian food in Adelaide early last year between So.Crates (Cazeaux O.S.L.O. & Skomes), Nelson Dialect, and Alnitak Kid.
“Oh Baby!” Call it out when you are high on love. “Oh Baby!” Cry it out when that same love gets you low. Over the soulful, trunk rattling production of Melbourne beat-maker Skomes, rapper/poets Nelson Dialect and Cazeaux O.S.L.O. weigh in on their perspective of love and loss. This track highlights the lyrical heavyweights mastery of their individual cadence and sound and simultaneously solidifies their union on record as a supergroup comfortable with the allure of boom bap basics and the challenge of great story telling. The one and only Jace XL (Hiatus Kaiyote) brings it home with a single question. “Do you love now love?” In the age of all things aimed toward instant gratification, “Oh Baby!” is both a love and anti-love anthem sent from the heart by two blues men of the new century.
Directed by DAYNE EDWARD
Director of Photography: SAMUEL BROEREN
Edited by DAYNE EDWARD
Produced by BEDROOM SUCK RECORDS
Executive Producers: JOE ALEXANDER & DAYNE EDWARD
So.Crates, Nelson Dialect and Alnitak Kid ‘Sunset Cities’ out 22/02 thru Bedroom Suck Records / Remote Control Records.
OPENING FRIDAY FEB 8th – 6-9pm
Unwell Bunny / Ed Bechervaise presents a retrospective back catalog of older and recent work in ‘back and forward’ showing a progression from street to gallery setting over a number of years.
Emerging from the Adelaide 90’s graffiti, Ed has chipped away making a name for himself in the urban contemporary art scene in Melbourne and further abroad showing work in Amsterdam, New York and Paris.
Ed studied studio arts in Adelaide and graphic and conceptual study in Melbourne. Over the years of practice his work has moved into a figurative and abstract sensibility, observing and deconstructing still life, figurative and facial portraiture, landscapes, and subconscious memory. Through bold striking and juxtaposing colour, Ed captures his observations with emotive feeling, creating compositions that generate a sense of nostalgia, and fluid memory.
In this body of work Ed hopes to recreate these memories through installation, and spacial curation. Showing works from multiple themed shows over the years, that link together to become one longer broader narrative. Ed demonstrates influence, observation, and change through time. A collection of experiences that are a summery of seeing the world through fragments of passion about place, person, environment, and feeling.