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.
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.
‘Flip the Script’ brings together a stellar line up of artists both local and international specialising in the medium of modern calligraphy, or ‘calligraffiti’ as it is known in the realms of urban art. Curated by BSIDE Gallery’s managing owner Ariana Leane, the exhibition seeks to educate and inform the gallery’s audience on the current movement of modern calligraphy, whilst acknowledging each artist’s particular style of lettering.
“Passion, devotion and unbridled attraction; Tuyuloveme talks about the nature of his love and relationship with the streets. The late nights, long quiet strolls through the thoroughfare. Appreciating, learning and getting to know each other, day after day, year after year, time after time. Born not out of the need for the destruction but out of a deep-seated curiosity and need to express. From Yogyakarta, to Moscow to Melbourne and many streets more, Tuyuloveme looks back on the constant in his journey of life, both personally and artistically. Intrinsically connected and intimately informed by his kinship with the streets, alluring and delicate at times, tumultuous and boisterous otherwise, Tuyuloveme looks back into this journey through his art framed with ‘Nothing But Love’. Unrestrained and unchecked.”
Founder of RSCLS Art Collective
Tuyuloveme is an Indonesian artist who began his artistic practice on the streets of Yogyakarta creating work in between the art and graffiti aesthetic.
Although not a native of Yogyakarta, he has been a resident for couple of years as a base for him to do creative work while working with his national and international network.
Tuyuloveme has been painting his unique style religiously on the streets for over 10 years. His paintings represent an alter-ego, a self-portrait of sorts, popping up on walls and street corners all over the world. His visual style is a juxtaposition of organised, expressive and chaotic expulsion; a contrast to his personality in real life.
You may find this artistic works in the walls or corner of streets in major cities all over Indonesia, Asia, Europe and Australia. His career has been nourished and influenced by extensive travels and an ability to work and collaborate with other artists. Tuyuloveme has been featured in a number of national and international group exhibitions, and is proud to present his first solo exhibition outside of Indonesia, ‘Nothing But Love’ at BSIDE Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.
No Fixed Address Gallery’s first ever international exhibition is coming to Canggu (Bali) this April!
We’re bringing a little slice of Melbourne to a tropical paradise with over 40 graffiti writers, stencils artists, illustrators and painters working on a custom blend of Melways x Dodgy Paper, featuring:
A. Kinninmont, Askem, Callum Preston, Calm, Caper, Chehehe, Chris Costa, Chuck Mayfield, Creature Creature, Crisis, Dnart, Dosey, DPDPDPR, Drewfunk, Dvate, Evil Keanevil, Facter, Frosk, Heesco, Jack Douglas, Juan Rodriguez, Junky Projects, Kenz, Keo Match, Kid Silk, Kirpy, Kmode, Knock, Le Grizz, Ling, Maha, Makatron, Michael Caine, Mike Eleven, Mike Tea, Mitch Walder, Ohnoes, Osemrs, Poise, Presto, Ruskidd, Steve Cross, Stopem, Sugar, Tayla Broekman, Tom Gerrard, Unwell Bunny, Zena
Join us for the opening night at All Caps Store and Gallery in Canggu from 8-10pm on Saturday the 28th of April for beers, beats and good vibes!
The exhibition runs from Wednesday 25th April – Tuesday 8th May 2018, for further information or to sign up for the presale catalogue please contact Curator Ariana Leane – firstname.lastname@example.org
Nfa.gallery has some of Australia’s biggest street artists on board and a once in a life time space to boot. They will be donating some proceeds to the Macedon Ranges Wildlife Network to help with all the local animals that have been injured in the recent fires.
The 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center of Long Island City, Queens is under threat of demolition.
In 2002, Jonathan “Meres One” Cohen began curating the 5 Pointz Aerosol Art Center in an effort to provide a place where artists from around the city could come together to exhibit their work outdoors for the public—and to do it legally.
5 Pointz, an old abandoned warehouse just off the 7 subway line, the “Institute of Higher Burning,” has been an epicenter of graffiti, street art, and Hip Hop culture since its establishment by Cohen over 10 years ago. Owner of the building Jerry Wolkoff and his son David Walkoff have expressed plans to demolish the structure and erect high-rise residential towers.
Do your part and help save the graffiti and cultural icon. Download the form here, fill it out, and email it to Landmark5pointz@gmail.com (and be sure to include the address: 45-46 Davis St, Long Island City, NY 11101).