So a couple of weeks back, I did a talk for General Assembly & Work-shop as part of their 'Young and Lost" series. I was absolutely honoured sharing my experiences with the folk that came down to listen to me ramble things about my move from Perth, how Just Another came to be and where I want it to go... Lucky for me (and well anyone reading this blog) I also had the insanely talented P1xels there to grab some shots of my talk, the crowd and my pre-nerves. (Yes I dance when I'm nervous).
'Come Unto Me' is a quiet observation of the surroundings we unseeingly pass through and the small narratives that exist within these moments and is also the show exhibition opening at the Just Another Project Space. Drop in and celebrate the debut solo show by Melbourne photographer Tess Bukowsky on Friday May 8 from 6 -10 and join in the fun!
It's hard to believe it's been a year. One whole year. That's right, in April 2014, I became Just Another Aaron and I can tell you now, I still don't know everything about what that means. Trust me, I've learnt a lot, and I think I have a pretty good idea, but I know there is still bucket loads more to discover. Over the year I started as Just Another Graphic Design Intern, then I became Just Another Intern, before becoming Just Another Aaron, personal assistant to Just Another Toby and Just Another Project Space Manager. Wow. That was a mouthful. And that's only the titles.
It's almost fitting that my position title at Just Another keeps changing, and that's because my role is constantly evolving, Just Another is constantly evolving and together we never stand still, we are always moving forward, growing and changing together. I could now list the many things I have actually done over the year but I really don't think that is important. What is important is what I have lived, loved and learned from my first year at Just Another. I can tell you without a doubt that I have an absolute adoration for the Just Another Artists.
Getting to know them: their work, personalities and strong work ethic, has been an absolute highlight for me. They have each challenged me to view the creative industry through different eyes, to value different art styles, techniques and languages for their individual worth. Being a part of Just Another Project Space has taught me a lot about the practicalities of putting on a show and operating a gallery but I have also had the immense privilege of being surrounded by fantastic artists, creatives and of course the Just Another Project Space Volunteers. Over the year we've had so many unique people walk through our doors to help us out that have all brought their individual spin on what it means to work in a gallery and it's been a dream.
Finally, there is Just Another Toby. I'm not sure where to begin. Toby is an incredible woman who fiercely leads Just Another through the everyday and every-night with unwavering dedication to the Agency, Project Space and of course our Artists. The thing I have learnt most from Toby is the value of honesty. She has taught me to never burn a bridge, to be totally honest to yourself and the people around you. Every day she encourages me to be myself and bring who I am to Just Another, and that is what makes Just Another so unique. As I look to the future I know that the next 12 months at Just Another will be even bigger better, brighter and more exciting than the last. There are some things in store that will redefine who Just Another is and will be, but most importantly we will all journey this together, because that community is who Just Another is.
Hey there! My name is Mary and I’m an art-loving/crafty Canadian gal living in Melbourne. I get my kicks out of all sorts of art-making, whether it be photography, painting or jewellery, to more DIY/craft projects such as sewing and collage. I’m also a keen vintage and bargain buyer, frequenting garage sales and op shops on a regular basis in search for inspiration and my next lil project. I’m so thrilled to be part of the Just Another Fam – I mean how cool is this agency?! - and can’t wait to share with you some of my favourite creative talent out there! Stay tuned! Xo
Sydney there is some exciting news heading your way! The good people behind The Tate and Lo-Fi Collective bring you their latest gallery 'Goodspace'. Plus they're having their first exhibtion 'Process' on the 22nd April from 6pm. Head to 115 Regent St, Chippendale to check it all out and join in the fun!
Depressionism is a new body of work by Perth born, Melbourne based artist Christopher Hancock. Created over the past six months, this body of work marks a significant shift in the artists practice. This series has seen Hancock develop an exhilarating new painting style, using complex figurative abstractions to explore dark and raw subject matter.
Opening on May 4th from 6pm at The Bird - 181 William Street, Northbridge
Just Another Artist Andrew 'Sirum' Bourke has been at it again. Having been invited to partake in the Wall to Wall Festival in Benalla he created an incredible mural of a Black Belly Snake. However the talented artist didn't just stop there...
He also took an excerpt from the only hand written letter ever written from Ned Kelly dated 28/07/1880. "At the age of 16 already finding himself opposed to the strict and considerably unjust ways of the Victoria police at the time, Ned Kelly was locked up for a brief period at Kyneton Police Station. On his release he returned home to Greta where he experienced a stint of isolation from the community which Ned believed was due to the police had 'selling him out' as the betrayer of the legendary bush ranger Harry Power. This was later proven he had nothing to do with the matter though in his frustration he wrote a letter to Sergeant Babington of Kyneton Police demanding an explanation"
The final paragraph on the back of Neds letter states as is:
" Every one lookes at me like a A black Snake send me an answer me as soon as possible."
Signed - Edward Kelly
Beyond painting this mural in "Kelly Country" Andrew's concept was based upon the idea that much like Ned Kelly, the Red bellied black snake is equally misunderstood. Though it is venomous, this species of snake is considerably passive in nature and due to the intensity in its colouring there is generally a huge misconception regarding this amazing creature and its intentions.
Biocup is at it again with their latest range of artist inspired and created cups. Currently being districuted across Australia. There is a graet range of artists involved , including Just Another Artist Rebecca Murphy. Make sure you hit their site and check out what their doing!
So I was honoured to be asked by Alex Mcculloch to be on his radio program 'The Arts Show' and just as honoured to be on there with JKB Fletcher who is in town for his exhibition opening at Metro Gallery on the 18th.
If you would like to hear me ramble about art and all things Just Another then click the link and have a listen...
I wish I could remember how I came across Prue Stent, but over the last few months she has exploded all over the internet being interviewed by the likes of vice, and had write ups in oyster mag and blogs all over the internet. Today we are going to join that list of blogs and share her work with you all. I am crushing all over Prue's work, her photography is simply stunning. Listing all the elements that make her work so good would take forever so let me start by discussing the topics themselves. She captures a really unique view of women and the female body that seems so light, fluffy and humorous but is intensely deep and moving. With all my lack of photography knowledge I can tell you this is done through nothing but skill and talent in the way the images are shot and composed. That's probably enough words, check out the images below and be blown away. Don't forget to check her out on Instagram as well!