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Oblivion Friday, 22 August 2014

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Backwoods Gallery is excited to announce the long-awaited return of Sao Paulo artist Yusk Imai.

Completing his three month residency at Backwoods, Yusk will present OBLIVION, a collection of new illustrations, paintings and installations at Backwoods Gallery.

Yusk's contemporary take on the Viennese Secession style was brought to the attention of critics by his 2009 Rotterdam mural. His most recent series sees him wrestle with the notion of oblivion as a fractured state of unconsciousness. These ostensibly post-apocalyptic works tread warily between sci-fi apparitions, threatening premonitions and horror stills, luring us into a state of self-consciousness and questioning. They materialize organically as recollections of forgotten dreams and mislaid memories.

Opening tonight, Friday the 22nd of August, 6-9pm at Backwoods Gallery.

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Run Down! Thursday, 21 August 2014

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Just Another Artist Loretta Lizzio is at it again! This talented lady DOES NOT STOP! If she isn't making coffee at your local cafe, or doing a photo shoot for Element Eden in our skerricks of sun, then she is hunched over a table, creating something exquisite like this!

Run down! from Loretta lizzio on Vimeo.

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Contemporary Art Daily Wednesday, 20 August 2014

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I was reading an article regarding online curating, or creating virtual galleries, and I came across this incredible website called Contemporary Art Daily. Contemporary Art Daily publishes at least one international contemporary art exhibition everyday onto their blog. Ranging from significant museums to up-and-coming commercial galleries, they include a huge number of exhibitions from all over the world.

After establishing this blog, the Contemporary Art Group developed Contemporary Art Venues, a free online database that has the information for over 650 exhibition venues across the globe. Cool huh? Definitely worth a sneaky peak!

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Oehlers x LaFleur Tuesday, 19 August 2014

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 Im excited to let you know that the new Album by Leo LaFleur is now available. Just Another Artist Adam Oehlers worked with Leo on the cover art for this earlier in the year. The back cover image is from a scene in 'Geoffrey Chaucer's The Miller's Tale' all you need to do is click the link and we will take you to where you can grab a copy of the album. Enjoy!

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Save as Draft Monday, 18 August 2014

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Folks! Just Another Artist Sam Octigan has just compiled his latest zine! 'Save as Draft' offers 36 page full color pages on matte stock. Following the same theme as 'Upload New Post', it features a mix of recent work and imagery from his Tumblr/Instagram. Hand numbered edition out of 100, for only $10 AUD (+ postage) and available right here!

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HAIFA STREETS. Sunday, 17 August 2014

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Beneath Haifa's sleepy exterior is a bustling graffiti scene and is home to one of Israels most well known exports, the Broken Fingaz Crew. It was a little surreal seeing BFC tags and pieces scattered throughout the city after we had been following them since our days in London.

After getting a tour of the city by local artists KEOS and SHIZ we discovered a lot about Haifa's humble but charming scene. One of the most noticeable qualities is the battle of the buff, which typically is an aggressive battle between council and writers, yet in Haifa its become almost a cheeky conversation. Artists wait for the council to buff iconic spots and race to see who can be the first person to lay claim to the fresh canvas.

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Artcrush: John Wilhelm Saturday, 16 August 2014

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This photographer not only creates situations that are unique and comical but sends you to a surreal universe in just a glance. John Wilhelm lives in Switzerland with the subjects of many of his works his girlfriend and three daughters, he's also an IT director in the university there. His hobby is art. Aside from being technically perfect, his eccentric portraits each tell a story which will have you dumbfounded, but pining for more.

What is felt in John's artwork is his thorough attention to detail and execution: John has a vision and doesn't settle for anything less than his goals. It is hard to find someone who is both this creative and motivated, while also having the skill to produce such powerful results. Take note of the expressions he captures as well as his post production. His exceptional work had to be shared.

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Pangaseed Sea Walls Friday, 15 August 2014

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Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a ground-breaking street art project created by PangeaSeed to bring the beauty and the plight of the world’s oceans into streets around the globe by collaborating with internationally renowned artists including Just Another Artist Cinzah Seekayem, to create large-scale murals that focus attention on pressing environmental issues the oceans are facing. 

The mission of the expedition is to offer these artists the opportunity to swim with and study endangered whale sharks and oceanic manta rays off the coast of the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico from July 20-28, 2014. Inspired by their interactions with these majestic giants in the wild, the artists created a series of large-scale public murals on the island to help educate and raise greatly needed awareness within the local and tourist communities for the plight of these animals and the oceans. The murals highlight the benefits of ecotourism and long-term sustainability of natural resources. Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans is a new approach to ocean conservation, marrying art and activism - or as they like to call it "ARTivism".

Check out the video below created of the Sea Walls project.

PangeaSeed Presents - Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans - Mexico Expedition: Isla Mujeres 2014 from PangeaSeed on Vimeo.

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Heist Friday, 15 August 2014

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Heist, an international urban and contemporary art exhibition presented by New Hunting Ground and Juddy Roller Studios will open its doors at 6pm tonight!

Coinciding with the Melbourne Art Fair, Heist will bring together some of the worlds most infamous and collectible street and contemporary artists under one roof for one weekend only. Conveniently located only a short walk away from the Melbourne Art Fair, the exhibition is located in a unique warehouse space in one of Fitzroy, Melbourne’s most colourful lane ways.

Heist will showcase a diverse selection of local and international urban contemporary artists. Showing internationally acclaimed artists on the same walls as the best emerging talent around, Heist aims to bring a diverse range of works to serious collector and whilst also remaining accessible to the more casual art fan. Located within Juddy Roller Studios, a well-known hub for both local and international artists, Heist is set to be the most innovative and high profile urban art group show of the year.

New Hunting Ground is curated by Shaun Hossack, the founder of Juddy Roller Studios and the annual ILL-Logic Outdoor Art Festival. Heist is part of an ongoing series of pop-up exhibitions located in and around Melbourne. The show will feature artists from Europe, Australia and North America. The lineup includes Matt Adnate, Sofles, Smug, Mathew Johnson, John Aslanidis, Ears, E.L.K, Choq Mcp, Mayo, Shawn Lu, Aaron Li-Hill, Kaff.eine, Slicer, Lucy Lucy, Mike Makatron, Alastair Mooney, Will Coles, Nilko White, Shida Art and more.

Friday August 15th, 6pm

New Hunting Ground and Juddy Roller Present - Heist from EdInFocus on Vimeo.

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Lumen Thursday, 07 August 2014

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The new Just Another Project Space will be open from Tues-Sun this August and what better show to officially open with then 'Lumen' - a UV mural installation and exhibition designed for the City of Stonnington's Glow Festival. The blank walls of Just Another Project Space will form the canvas for these UV works painted by Dvate and Marian Machismo.

Artist talks will be held on Saturday 16th August (Dvate) and Saturday 23rd August (Marian Machismo) at 3pm.

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