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vna comes to Melbourne Thursday, 07 May 2015

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London based street art magazine VNA Magazine to launch their latest issue at Juddy Roller. This issue features a ton of local and international talent including Steve Cross, Reka and Li-Hill, photography by Nicole Reed, articles by Eddie Zammit and Damian Christopher and even Melbourne's most beloved patrons of all things street art, Sandra Powell and Andrew King make an appearance! Get yourself to the launch and grab copy! There'll be original artwork for sale and we've got a a stack of Issues to give to the first 100 people through the door. So, get in early! Opening Friday 21st May from 6-9pm

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Sydney Gets the Biz! Wednesday, 29 April 2015

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Design is Kinky is proudly partnering with Jacky Winter and Media Arts Lawyers to bring 'The Business' event to Sydney on 9 May 2015.

Unique within the creative industry, The Business is an event that focuses on arming you with the essentials of starting, sustaining, or growing an emerging creative practice. The nuts and bolts that it takes to be a successful creative starting out in the industry or who is looking to build your own business.

Lets face it, the business side of being creative is way more important than we first realise, and The Business will give you invaluable advice from experienced practitioners who have been working for many years within the industry. If you're a young creative, or even someone with experience who is looking for a refresher, then The Business will be a boost to your future success.

Click this link for your tickets. Plus type in - thebizempty - Discount Code to get 15% Off Your The Business Tickets!

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Back & Forth Monday, 27 April 2015

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The latest show at Backwoods gallery will take us back and forth through nine busy years in the career of French artist Nelio. That’s how long it has been since his first visit to Australia, and as it had an important impact on his life as an artist, he will now try to take down the road of his creativity during that time. This exhibition will put on display the way Nelio’s talent grew and evolved into something meaningful and extraordinary, at the same time looking towards the future which will bring innovation in his work.

Back and forth also represents a demonstration of Nelio’s love of traveling, visiting familiar places which make him feel good and closing the circle of one period of his artistic life and starting a new one. Looking forward to experimenting with new things, Nelio aims to make them progress slowly within his own universe, making his art better in every way it can.

By working with different mediums and using various techniques for this show, such as acrylic and spray paint on canvas, wood construction, and drawing, Nelio reconnects with his past. That being said, on view there will be 11 paintings on canvas, 3 paintings on wood, 7 spray paint on paper and several small graphite on paper drawings.

Opening on Friday May 1st from 6-9pm.

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Artcrush: Richard Mosse Saturday, 25 April 2015

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If you haven’t yet stumbled upon the brilliant work of Irish born, New York based artist Richard Mosse, you are in for a real visual treat. I came across Mosse’s series called The Enclave on a recent trip to Portland and as a lover of both photography (documentary style in particular) and the full spectrum of pink hues I immediately fell in love.

The Enclave is a series of still photographs and a film installation illustrating Mosse’s work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he spent three years capturing the ongoing war between rebel groups and the Congolese National Army. Mosse’s photos are journalistic in nature, covering very dark and grim circumstances. However, Mosse’s use of Kodak Aerochrome, a discontinued infrared film used in war to reveal enemy camouflage, which wash the images in various shades of pink, place the work on a more artistic plane and turn what are ultimately quite menacing images into captivating and beautiful ones.

For some, this abstraction and bubblegum colour coating of serious subject matter is seen as insensitive to the real political conflict – That it softens the severity of the situation and masks the violence rather than reveal it. But I don’t see it that way. Colour is so powerful, and in this case I think it makes the conflict more visible. In our media-crazed world, people have become somewhat immune to images of war and conflict, and had these images been captured realistically, I think the impact would’ve been akin to that of the nightly news. While the vibrant lavender and magenta hues are not necessarily in tune with the subject matter, they are what attract you to the image and draw you in close enough to potentially highlight your knowledge (or in my case, lack of knowledge) about this very serious, often over-looked conflict.

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Young & Lost Wrap Up Thursday, 23 April 2015

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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).

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Come Unto Me Monday, 20 April 2015

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'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!

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Happy First Birthday Aaron! Sunday, 19 April 2015

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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.

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Introducing Mary Saturday, 18 April 2015

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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

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GoodSpace Launches! Friday, 17 April 2015

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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!

 

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Depressionism Wednesday, 15 April 2015

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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

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