We are thrilled to announce our latest Just Another Artist, the talented illustrator and typographer George Rose! Originally from Canberra, George now lives in Melbourne and is starting to leave her mark around the place. Head to her profile to check out her work and stay tuned for loads more to come!
Exquisite Corpse is named after the game rumoured to be invented by the grand Surrealists of the last century, in which each artist takes turns drawing part of a creature without being able to see their collaborators’ work. The results are a potent mixture of the bizarre/familiar, lovely/monstrous, cute/grotesque, and horrible/humorous. It’s fun to play with friends or strangers, and we encourage visitors to engage with our work by playing a game of Exquisite Corpse in the gallery, where they’ll be added to our wunderkammer of weird.
Just Another Artist Kaitlin Beckett, along with Georgia Matthey and Kim Garratt approach painting in diverse styles and materials, yet common to each is an element of recognisable bodies rearranged, made unusual and surreal: be it the curious beasts of Kaitlin Beckett that converge biology and machinery, Georgia Matthey’s fleshy sculptures and surreal portraits that present their subjects in a state of dreamlike flux, or the inky insects, fairytale vines and decomposing car bodies of Kim Garratt’s drawings.
Opening this Wednesday night, July 29th from 6pm at No Vacancy Federation Square.
Sad you missed out on opening of Just Another July? I get it, but at least you can live vicariously through this video of the opening night! The show is still on till July 26th though, so head down to check it all out before it's too late!
This week's art crush goes to the incredibly talented, Japanese artist, Yosuke Goda. He covered an entire room with his breath taking illustrative drawings. The white floor and walls were transformed into a giant canvas. It's truly spectacular, so check it out below!
Im beyond thrilled to let you know the latest Just Another Book is available for purchase. This book is a retrospective of the agency over the last five years, including a range of projects and events, the Just Another Team and of course the Just Another Artists! Head to the Just Another Shop to grab yourself a copy or even the set of 4 books for a limited time only!
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 opened many doors. In East Berlin, entirely new dimensions of freedom arose - political, social and cultural. Empty buildings that had been quietly decaying were filled with new inhabitants driven by cultural projects and artists.
Rosenthalerplatz in Mitte marked one of the epicentres of this huge cultural revolution. It was the beginning of squat culture around Auguststraße and Linienstraße after the wall fell, as well as the neighbouring underground bar and club Eimer and the huge artist squat that was the Kunsthaus Tacheles.
Just Another Artist Kirpy was given the chance to paint a huge part of Berlin’s history, a section of the wall. His stencil measures 1.2 x 3.6 metres. Check it out below.
Just Another Artist Dirty Bandits was one of seven artist selected to paint alongside Buff Monster and Apexer at the Zetta Hotel in San Francisco. Each artist painted a whole floor in the stairwell which included four walls. They all had only 48 hours to complete the project themed around San Francisco.
All photos by Sean Carabarin
Post-Graffiti Pacific is not just another graffiti exhibition. It’s a statement and a definition - a bold assertion of language, history, culture, expression and the significance of place in art making. Curator Olivia Laita and her line-up of seven leading Post-Graffiti Pacific artists are proposing, with conviction, the dawn of a new movement in art.
Post-Graffiti Pacific features the multidisciplinary work of Auckland-based artists Askew One, Benjamin Work, Berst, Elliot Francis Stewart, Gary Silipa, Misery and Route52. As leaders of this new movement, they seek, in part, to organise the way we talk about urban contemporary art. As urban contemporary artists have evolved to straddle the divide between public and studio practice, terms like ‘graffiti’ and ‘street art’ have become insufficient to describe the activities and motivations of today’s urban artists. ‘Post-Graffiti’ is now a recognised term, used to describe the work of artists whose backgrounds in graffiti inform their professional artistic practice.
In embracing the concept of Post-Graffiti, and to further crystalise their roles in and relationships to the new urban contemporary art movement, the seven Post-Graffiti Pacific artists also use their work to emphasise their cultural backgrounds as New Zealanders. Through Post-Graffiti Pacific, they intend to platform themselves as representatives of Post-Graffiti artists who hail from the greater Pacific region.
Join aMBUSH Gallery on Thursday 16 July from 6-9pm for the opening night of Post-Graffiti Pacific, where New Zealand composer Max Wehi will be performing his musical interpretation of the works and the Post-Graffiti Pacific artists will introduce you to a new way of thinking about urban contemporary art.
The exhibition continues from 12-8pm until Sunday 19 August.
Just Another Artist Does has release yet another print with the awesome folk over at 1xRun. Head over to their site to get your hands on 'Confused' - 12 x 17 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 31mm Satin Gold Aluminum. Signed & Numbered. Edition size 65.