Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pastemodernism Interview.....

I'm busy busting out some fresh paste up's for Pastemodernism 3, part of the upcoming Outpost Project on Cockatoo Island, Sydney...Ben Frost contacted me recently for an interview, go here to check it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

BUYE paste.....

IMG_8322 by konsumterra
IMG_8322, a photo by konsumterra on Flickr.

Thanks to konsumterra for this snap taken at Uncontainable, Verge festival 2011 Sydney Uni.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Red Taped Truth.....

New "TRUTH" (Red Tape) installation piece, the first from a new series. More to follow soon...

Sidewayz Stoolz.....

Well here's my contribution to the Sidewayz 2011 charity event. I had these perfectly good chrome stool bases sitting around, so I decided to get out the trusty angle grinder and chop a perfectly good Ride snowboard into four pieces to make these functional artworks...One stool auctioned for $250 and the other for $150, with proceeds going towards the Christchurch and Japan earthquake/tsunami benefits. Special thanks to John @ Westsyde Connection, Balmoral Boards, The National Grid and all the punters who attended this great cause...especially the lucky winners of my stoolz, muchly appreciated!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sidewayz 2011.....

I am part of the Sidewayz charity art auction/exhibition opening this Saturday night, with a huge lineup of talent leaving their marks on skate decks and snowboards with all proceeds going to the Christchurch and Japan Earthquake benefits. I was stoked to be given a snowboard...you'll have to wait to opening night to see what I made of it, all I'm gonna say I was a tad nervous chopping into the board with the old angle grinder! If you can't make it along to the show I'm sure there will be plenty of pics circulating post event and also there will be an online auction too. I will post deets when they come to hand ok.
Sidewayz 2011 contributers include;
Scott Marr, PigeonBoy, Konsumterra, Kalen, Sarah Scully, RJ Williams, Esjay, Vars, SMC[3], Stylo, E.L.K, Teem, Bennett, Anton Benois, Tim Andrew, Brandon Els, Qwux, Willem Van Stom, Tez, Phibs, Lise Pod, Jimmy Neilly, KON, Ellie Schroeder, Dave Kaziro, Benny Haz, Reka, Ben Goad, Ben Frost, Pinky, Lucas McGrath, kulk, Zoe Young, Wade Burkitt, Robert Bates, Rick Swaine, Beastman, Ollie Lucas, Mia Taninaka, Luke Taaffe, Julie Doye, Dina Raus, Deb, Cameron Wall, Bridge, Beth Josey, Barrett, Jeremy Shaw, Dave Smith, Kane Stamp, Liz Laughton, Jon Jones, Andrew Fawcet…plus heaps more!



Monday, May 9, 2011

The World Is Your Monster.....

Last Saturday I was up in Newcastle and in between the showers I painted the stencil piece below titled "The World Is Your Monster" It Stands at nearly 3m tall and is by far my biggest stencil to date. So stoked I finally managed to get this up...this was the plan for the TINA 2o1o festival but due to some issues I was only able to do a paste up of the piece. The stencil is located in Keightley St (off Hunter St Mall) for those who wish to check it. A big thanks to Simone from SAW (Street Art Walking) for the opportunity! Also got a great write up over at the Metro Gallery blog and to see more pics go to my flickr.

Paul Baines.....

Artist Paul Baines from the UK recently gave me a nice plug over at his site. Be sure to check his amazing works filled with great social commentary, plenty of satire and wit. Thanks Paul! enjoy.
www.paulbaines.co.uk


Sunday, March 27, 2011

19XX.....


So here is my piece "19XX" that featured in the FanBoy vs. ArtBoy show recently. It is inspired by the classic WW2 "shoot 'em up" series 19XX released by Capcom – which included the games 1942 (1984), 1943-The Battle Of Midway (1987),1943 Kai-Midway Kaisen (1988), 1941-Counter Attack (1990), 19XX-The War Against Destiny (1995) and 1944-The Loop Master (2000).

I am told the opening night was awesome with many punters commenting on how diverse all the artist representations were of their video game inspired art. Some other great news to also arise from the show is this week the ABC2 program Good Game dropped into ArtBoy Gallery to film the show! So there will be an upcoming feature on the popular gaming show...more deets soon. For now you can see more snaps of my sculpture here.

Monday, February 21, 2011

FanBoy vs. ArtBoy.....

I have just finished my piece for the FanBoy vs. ArtBoy show. Here are a couple of sneek peeks, without giving too much away!


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Traffic Jam Launch.....

Official opening launch Thursday 17th Feb, click on flyer below to see more deets....



Monday, February 7, 2011

Swoon @ Metro.....


(click image to enlarge)
Sean Irving from Metro Gallery in Melbourne recently forwarded me details on the upcoming show from Swoon, as follows, and if you are around this part of the world I recommend you get on down and take a peek!.....

This will be her first visit to Australia and she's taking the opportunity to create a site specific installation within the gallery.

We're incredibly excited to be holding this event, Swoon is highly regarded within the international street art community and her works can be found on walls all over the world. She has also had work acquired by major cultural institutions including MOMA and the Tate Modern, and she's widely recognised as a master of contemporary printmaking.

Swoon is a Brooklyn-based artist whose life-sized woodblock and cut-paper portraits hang on walls in various states of decay in cities around the world. She has designed and built several large-scale installations, most notably the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea at Deitch Projects in 2008. Her pieces have been collected by of The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art , and the Tate Modern. Major pieces have appeared at PS1, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and Black Rat Press. Swoon has been traveling for the past several years creating exhibitions and workshops in the United States and abroad.

Swoon is also an instigator and a collaborator. She founded the Toyshop collective and the Miss Rockaway Armada, and is a member of Just Seeds and the Transformazium. Since 2006 she has organized four large-scale raft projects and floated down the Mississippi and Hudson rivers with them. Most recently, she and her collaborators designed a flotilla of sea-going rafts that invaded the 2009 Venice Biennale.

Her artistic process is predicated on the belief that art is an immersive, provocative, and transformative experience for its participants. Although Swoon’s aesthetics can be seen as an outgrowth of street art, her engagement with ethical living and making art share a close kinship with the idealism of off-grid, barter-based cultures and economies based on sharing. She uses scavenged and local materials and embraces print media as a potent means of action for social change.

Everfresh wins @ NGVstudio.....

*The below text is from Ghostpatrol/Everfresh taken from the Niceproduce blog, so follow the links, join the facebook page & if you are on twitter be a champ & tag the shit outta it to help these fellas score a show at the NGV studio!.....

Everfresh was invited by the National Gallery of Victoria to be part of the new space soon to open at Fed Square called the NGVSTUDIO. The space will be something new for the NGV and we are looking forward to what’s going to be happening there when it opens up this year.

We also have melbourne girl MISO coming along to help out which will be the first time we have worked with her on a wall.

You can also check out the NGV FACEBOOK & NGV TWITTER

We need your help in promoting this online to convince the NGV that they should give us a exhibtion later in the year in the new NGVstudio space
So hit up the NGV Facebook or If you have a twitter please use the #ngvstudio tag

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Tom of Blokeland.....

Will Coles' Tom of Blokeland is now currently showing at Wilson Street Gallery and also alongside Will is Melanie Fitzmaurice with her exhibition titled The Explorer . Sure to be great exhibitions showcasing amazing sculpture from both artists. See flyer and deets below...

Showing Wed-Sun from 11am-5pm.
Wilson Street Gallery
30-41 Wilson Street, Newtown NSW
Sydney.

Stuck in a Traffic Jam (and that's a good thing!).....


In the last post there was talk about Sydney representation, well I can now say it is official...I am now represented by Traffic Jam Galleries in Neutral Bay! Iam privileged to be part of this fantastic new space, surrounded by amazing artists and people. If you are on the North Shore anytime soon be sure to drop by. Address and other details on their site here. There will also be an official opening sometime in early February, I'll keep you posted ok.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Sayonara 2010 & hello 2011.....

Well 2010 was a busy year with a whole heap of group shows and other happenings going on. The new year is already shaping up to be just as busy with some exciting exhibitions in the pipeline, a couple of new limited edition print releases, some commissioned street pieces and some great news regarding Sydney representation in a unique new gallery space opening shortly...I'll keep you posted.

Thank you all for following this blog in 2010 and
wishing you all the best for this new year! :)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Creature feature.....

I'm in this group show, opening is this Friday night...it's Gonna be creepy!



Friday, October 8, 2010

This Is Not Art.....



I was recently invited to be part of the This Is Not Art (TINA)/walkARTbout in Newcastle during the October long weekend. Above is my paste up titled "The World Is Your Monster" which can be found in Keightly Street, (really only a lane) off Hunter Street mall. In conjuction with the festival I was asked to showcase some of my work at The View Factory. See the poster below and if you are in Newie be sure to call in for a beer and check it out!


Collected snaps.....

















Finally got onto some decent snaps from the Collected Thoughts group show at Kaleidoscope Gallery. Below is my "$oul Dependent$" installation, other amazing works from the show can be seen here on Kalens Flicks.


Tez wall Originally uploaded by Kalens Flicks

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Paste Modernists.....



I've got a few paste ups in this show, gonna be HUGE so get yo arse there to check it! some pics posted soon, stayed tuned.

LO-FI Collective
Thursday, October 7 · 5:30am - 8:30am
383 Bourke St Darlighurst, Sydney

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

On The Wall snaps.....

Sean from Metro Gallery sent me some snaps from their current International street art show titled "On The Wall" featuring a star studded line up of artists from all over the globe including Aussies Ha Ha,Vexta and late addition, Melbourne's own paste up extraordinaire Rone. So if you are in the Melbourne neck of the woods I suggest you get on down to Metro and check it out...you lucky bastards! All the info and list of artists here.

Above

Vexta

Swoon

Ha Ha

D*Face

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Collected Thoughts.....



A group show featuring the diverse work of Sydney artists, Adam James Turnbull, Bennet, Esjay, Jaxie Jael, Kalen and Tez.

Opening night September 8 at 6:00pm - September 22 at 6:00pm
Kaleidoscope Gallery
84 William Street Paddington, Sydney Australia

Friday, August 20, 2010

Politics Not Dead (it just smells that way).....

I for one, are totally fed up with all the shameless tacky advertising and smear campaigning spread over the box, radio and print media over the last several weeks in the lead up to the 2010 Australian Federal Election. Shit, they have even personally addressed political propaganda straight to my letterbox!....not to mention the hundreds of thousands of wasted $$$ of tax payers money spent doing it. Anyway, that is the way politics works in our democratic society...Hope you like my Sex Pistols inspired, visual response to the issue and happy voting on Saturday! (not)

Click on pics to enlarge and if you wish to copy and distribute feel free.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

On the Metro wall.....

This show is set to be mad! A killer bill of heavy weights...
more info go to
www.metrogallery.com.au

The other other blog.....

Got a couple of nice posts over at my Niceproduce blog. check it.
Above: Faile, Lisbon 2010. Photo used with permission from Phomer, Lisbon. www.phomer.com

Saturday, May 29, 2010

NiceProduce v2 has been launched.....

I have been holding off for many months on this news, but with the launch of the all new NiceProduce v2 website, I can proudly say I have been invited to join the ranks! My work will feature along with an amazing bunch of talented folk from Australia and abroad. Some of the artists include Meggs, TwoOne, Jagi, Reka and Ben Brown to name a few. I remember drooling over Brown's gnarly black lined illustrations, as a young grommet, sprawling band posters, album covers and througout many skate/music publications. He was also the frontman for The Hellmenn, a surf/skate/garage punk band from Sydney's Northern Beaches in the 1980's/90's...so i'm very chuffed.
The site offers an array of work to purchase from the represented artists, including some cool garments & other goodies, artists blogs, info on shows and more. Go to www.niceproduce.com and have a nice stay!