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Google Street Art Project Tuesday, 24 March 2015

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"For over five years, Invurt.com and Land Of Sunshine have been documenting the fleeting and ephemeral artwork around the streets of Australia, particularly in their home town of Melbourne. In this time, they have documented thousands of walls and street art events via both photographs, interviews and articles. As two of Australias most eminent authorities on street art, they have, over this time, ceaselessly collaborated promote the Australian scene and its artists to a global audience. 

For the past six months, Invurt and Land Of Sunshine have partnered with the Google Cultural Institute on one of the most innovative and comprehensive collections of street art on the internet, the Google Street Art Project.  

As one of the worlds top destinations for street art, Melbourne offers a plethora of works from a contingent of hundreds of local artists, and as a global mecca for graffiti and street art it also attracts a large number of international artists to its walls.

The Melbourne Street Art collection on the Google street art site contains a small slice of some of these remarkable painting projects, many works of which have, as ephemeral as it is, now departed, recorded only in the pixels within these digital archives. With photography by Dean Sunshine and David Russell, and curated by local Melbourne artist and editor of Invurt.com, Facter, this showcase of works is blessed by a bountiful amount of high quality, top level art from across Melbourne. There is always a story to tell when it comes to the streets of Melbourne and its art, and we hope that by adding a little slice of Melbourne to such a massive global project, that people from around the world can easily view these amazing works within the Google Street Art platform."

We are extremely proud to have partnered with Google in this endeavour. One of our primary missions is to document the ephemeral artwork from across Australia, and we couldn't have been happier to have been given this opportunity to do so. Regular updates will be undertaken on these exhibitions, as Invurt and Land Of Sunshine continue on their mission to bring the best of Melbourne street art and graffiti to the people of the world.

You can find the Melbourne Street Art by Invurt and Land Of Sunshine page on the Google Cultural institute website by the short link http://google.invurt.com or by going directly to the website

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Wall to Wall Monday, 23 March 2015

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The latest festival to hit Australia is Wall to Wall presented by Juddy Roller and taken to the lovely folks of Benalla. Running from the 27th-29th of March featuring a killer lineup including Just Another Artists Dvate and Sirum. Stay tuned for lots more info to come or take a drive to Benalla this weekend to join in the fun!

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Artcrush: DuWerks Saturday, 21 March 2015

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I am super excited to be writing an ArtCrush post, it's been way to long! This week I am crushing on duWerks who describes himself as a "Visual Abstract Artist". His name is Chris Dudot and is based in Miami where after receiving no formal training at all his work has simply exploded! He is an incredible line artist who recently did a collab with Friks and I am loving the outcome! Check out his work below plus the collab!
Credit to duWerks and typography by Friks.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Young and Lost Friday, 20 March 2015

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Each month Work-shop and General Assembly bring you an inspiring new speaker who will share their experience of finding their feet in the industry. Speakers will cross the divides of the arts, design and technology and will inspire with their approach to their own careers, learning about the highs and the lows of how they got to where they are.

Well on April 9th I will be sharing my love of the creative industry and tell you how I got there... Interested? Well click the link and get your free ticket!

Photo by Nicole Reed

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Visual Communication Thursday, 19 March 2015

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Visual Communication is an exhibition closing the project 'Communication Beyond Words'.

As an experiment in translation, artists and designers from Colombia and Australia were asked to reply to the same brief, describing their creative cultural environment. The works created on each side of the world were exchanged and new artworks were produced in response to each other.

This final exhibition is the culmination of the conversation created between the artists and designers. Portraying their cultural imagery the artists and designers have presented their interpretation of each relative artist's cultural environment.

Opening on March 27th from 7pm at Allpress Studio - 84 Rupert Street, Collingwood.

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Exhibition Friday Wednesday, 18 March 2015

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This Friday, in Melbourne it's all happening North of the River with exhibitions galore!

Juddy Roller presents Choq - 'Choqworld', a solo exhibition based on the life and times, both good and bad of Choq’s world. 

Growing up in the gritty outer suburbs of the world’s most “romantic” city, Choq knows all to well about the dark underbelly of a place known only for it’s romantic scenery and artistic and cultural roots. 

It’s this dark underbelly that has led Choq down a path to recreate this world in a way we can all relate to. The work subtlety reflects his inner most personal longings, his dreams and his goals. 

His weapon of choice to express such complex emotions? Cartoons of course. 

Choq uses his cartoon worlds as a way to connect with a range of people; both young and old, rich and poor. This is the inherent beauty in Choq’s work. He crosses socio-economic values and ties in an attempt to bring people together as a whole and forget about the superficial differences. 

His work explores complex themes and attempts to offer a satirical critique of the modern world. For one weekend only, Choqworld is set and the main exhibition space is being completely transformed.

Backwoods Gallery Presents Stephen Ives - For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, 'Bleak' Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them unwittingly onward, Ives attempts to create moments of truth expressing the corruption and purity of the human situation as well as the diminutive nature of our endeavours.

Backwoods Artist profile: Stephen Ives from Louis Mitchell on Vimeo.

and Off the Kerb presents Tayla Broekman -  'Kinships' delves into the relationship between humans, animals and nature. It is held somewhere between the world we know, and a fictional fantasy. Amongst Broekman’s images she incorporates subtle elements of spirituality and tranquility. With influences from Japanese art, art nouveau and pop culture, her collection of Gouache paintings uses flat and tonal rendering styles to present anthropomorphic crossovers and narratives.

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Sofles Backwards Tuesday, 17 March 2015

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We all know Brisbane based graffiti artist Sofles is talented, but this guy keeps showing us his incredible skill time and time again and the mind blowing Selina Miles was there to capture it yet again. Check out this video of him painting his name backwards on a massive glass panel in an abandoned building and click this link to see more of his amazing work!

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Hit the Streets Exhibition Thursday, 12 March 2015

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Folks, tonight is the night you get to head down to the Just Another Project Space and see what has been created in the Just Another Mentorship Program, 'Hit the Streets'. Over the last 3 months Just Another Artists Dvate and Sear have been teaching a group of 12-19 year olds how to draw, use aerosol and work as a team. Well, tonight is the wrap up! Head down from 6-8pm to meet the participants and check out their exhibition. See you there!

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Loretta at Paterson Tuesday, 10 March 2015

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Just Another Artist Loretta Lizzio was just one of the ten Just Another Artists who painted for last Friday's Paterson Project. Lucky for her (and us) her friend Colin Evans was there to capture it. Check out his beautiful video below and head to the Paterson Project to donate to the worthy cause.

Loretta Lizzio - Paterson Project 2015 from Loretta lizzio on Vimeo.

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Graffuturism 5 Monday, 09 March 2015

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886 Geary Gallery is pleased to present Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, a Group exhibition of International Artists. The opening reception will be Saturday, March 14th, from 7-11 pm, the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through April 4th, 2015.
 
886 Geary Gallery will celebrate Graffuturism’s 5 Year Anniversary with an international exhibition opening March 14th. Graffuturism has exhibited as a group over the past 5 years in cities such as Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Miami and San Francisco. Graffuturism has chosen 886 Geary to hold its anniversary show bringing together an impressive group of International artists to exhibit. Poesia has curated a lineup of premier Urban/Graffiti Art artist who have been pivotal in the development of Graffuturism the past 5 years, or who have been closely associated with the group. Artists exhibiting new work will be, Aaron De La Cruz, Augustine Kofie, Basik, Bom.k, Boris Delta Tellegen, Carlos Mare, Chazme, Christopher Derek Bruno,Duncan Jago, EKG, Geso, Gilbert1, Jerry Joker Inscoe, Kan, Kema, Kwest, Matt W.Moore, Moneyless, Morik, Nawer, Nelio, Pener, Poesia, Pro176, Remi Rough, Saber, SatOne,Thomas Canto, Tomek, Vesod, and West One.

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