Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 30th of August, 2015, 260 comments
Posted in: Melbourne, exhibition, publication, zine, ian mutch
Solo exhibition by Ian Mutch at 2A/127 Greville Street Prahran. Includes the launch of a new mini journal with build it yourself character and sticker. Meet you there for beers, this Thursday Sept 3 6-9pm.
Posted by: Ian Mutch on the 12th of May, 2015, 160 comments
Posted in: Exhibition, Sean Morris, Melbourne
If you're in Melbourne tomorrow night, jump on your alligator bike and cruise into Lamington Drive for "Cosmic Dread", a solo exhibition by our good friend Sean Morris (who co-curated our latest issue 10). His show opens this Wednesday May 13th, 6-9pm, at 101a Sackville Street, Collingwood.
Posted by: Black Canyon on the 8th of February, 2015, 88 comments
Posted in: Kingbrown, Black Canyon, Sean Morris, Spares Store, Melbourne
Some pics from the Kingbrown Issue Ten Melbourne launch! Co-curated by Sean Morris and Tom Groves from Black Canyon Projects. Cheers to our rad hosts at Spares Store in Collingwood.
Photos by Tom Groves and Mike D. Details on our big Perth launch coming real soon...
Posted by: sheryo on the 3rd of December, 2012, 301 comments
Posted in: sean morris, illustration, art show, melbourne
Super rad weirdo Sean Morris has a show in melbourne this thursday.
Posted by: sheryo on the 21st of November, 2012, 2 comments
Posted in: Makatron, everfresh crew, melbourne
If you're in Melbourne, you should defnitely check out Mike Makatron's new show "Cycles"
Posted by: Cleo on the 2nd of July, 2012, 5 comments
Posted in: Blender Studios, Drew Funk, Melbourne, Street Art, tourist,
A day in Melbourne captured in film. Art covers the streets, art studios tucked behind every corner and a city that never sleeps. Radtown.
Posted by: Cleo on the 29th of June, 2012, 4 comments
Posted in: Ghost Patrol, Artist Interview, Melbourne, Backwoods Gallery, Illustration,
Ghostpatrol is a Melbourne based artist that takes you on a journey of space exploration and time travel. Using multiple mediums to explore the super future Ghostpatrol invites you to ask questions and look beyond your immediate existence and atomic configuration. We caught up with him in Melbourne to check out his current show and see what he was up to this year.
Average day in the life of Ghostpatrol?
Wake early, answer emails and head to studio to paint all day, home to sleep and repeat.
On other days my day is broken up visiting my friends studio and some late evening ping pong and sunset watching.
Study or self taught?
Self taught through practical experience and working alongside other talented artists.
What's Backwoods Gallery?
Backwoods is a team of artists and curators, think Voltron!
I started Backwoods with some close friends to share and exhibit the art that we want to see from around the world.It's great for me to have a perfect space for my exhibitions in Melbourne. The biggest bonus has been the opportunity to give back to the community that has supported me as well as curating and working as an assistant for some of my favourite artists.
Can you tell us about the recent structure you built for your solo exhibition at Backwoods?
My recent sculpture is part of an ongoing body of collaborative work with Tristan Jalleh.
We recently rebuilt it for its new owner. It now lives outside under some large pine trees. Plants are slowly growing over it. It's slowly being absorbed back into the earth.
So you build, paint, make and draw. Any mediums in particular you are wanting to explore this year?
I've been researching ceramics for a while now, I'm almost ready to dive in. I've also been getting back into hand drawn animation.
Projects/shows your currently working on?
I just opened a collaborative exhibition with Miso at the amazing Chalk Horse Gallery in Sydney.
I'm always producing my work along way in advance of deadlines, so at the moment I'm working on some exhibitions for next year and other secret projects.
I have a few favorite brushes though I try not to be too dependent on specific supplies. I'm always surrounded by little figurines and treasure.
You can check out more of Ghostpatrol's work at
Posted by: Cleo on the 22nd of May, 2012, 4 comments
Posted in: Cosmic Scale and the Super Future, Ghost Patrol, Melbourne, Art, Backwoods Gallery
Ghostpatrol solo exhibition on now until the 13th of June at Collingwood's Backwoods Gallery. Entitled Cosmic Scale and the Super Future, the exhibition comprises five large scale works, the size somewhat appropriate given the epic scope of the subject matter Ghostpatrol is tackling.
Posted by: Cleo on the 14th of May, 2012, 4 comments
Posted in: Drew Funk, Melbourne, Malaysia, Street Art, Graffiti, spray paint,
I met up with Drew Funk at The Beast, a new restaurant in East Brunswick that he was commissioned to do some painting at in Melbourne. We chatted over some beers on his paint break about where he is at, what he is up to and his plans for the future. Love this guys work and his attitude towards life so wanted to share with you all. Hope you enjoy!
Describe where your living at the moment.
Grew up in Malaysia but been in Melbourne for 7 years now. To me Melbourne is the most creative hub in Australia and has played a major role in where I am today as an artist. Melbourne is raw, true and honest.
Study or self taught?
I studied multimedia and design but have been painting grafitti since I was 15. I choose to become an artist. Or maybe it chose me? This is what I do and I'm not changing it for anyone. This is one of the main reasons I stopped doing graphic design for big companies, the whole having to constantly change your work for other people. My art is honest and I can't change it for anyone. When you're honest in what you do everything else fits into place.
If you had to describe your work to a stranger, what would you say?
My work is based on my utopia. My utopias. My own land. It started out with graffiti but my work has opened up and allowed me to discover my own cultural background. I study old school masters and channeling my knowledge through spray paint which is a modern day medium.
I have a name for my style. I call it Oriental Funk. My energy comes from guys I look up to like Bruce Lee which is in between worlds, Eastern and Western.
Describe your studio space?
It's a mess (laughs). Been there for 4 years now. It's a big part of my life. I'm being influenced by not just graff at Blender Studios but also fine artists. There's a good energy in the studio. Rather then just colleagues we are family.
Day in the shoes of Drew Funk?
Wake up. Coffee first. Its really important you know :) I start my day with drawings, some emails, Facebook and all those social network things. Then I sort out painting, buying paint and traveling around checking out locations. I'm painting a commission every 4 days or so at the moment.
This year I'm compiling a book of all my work since 2003, self publishing. It will track my evolution from egg to dragon (laughs).
Anywhere in the world that you particularly want to travel to and paint?
Next year I'm heading overseas particularly to show people my book. I want to use my book to go overseas...San Francisco, LA, New York then over to Europe, Berlin, Hamburg. I want to do a few shows overseas then have my debut show in Malaysia. This is really important to me.
Any other mediums you're itching to try?
Oil. I will one day but I'm just too scared (laughs). Most comfortable medium for me is spray paint. I can draw a straighter line with that then pencil. To me I want to paint surreal but also push limits past street art - illustration, stencils, painting all combined into one.
What are you up to at the moment?
Doing commissions, compiling work for my book & detoxing....kinda....eating healthy, getting healthy....but I don't mind if tonight's not healthy (laughs). It's all about the good vibes. Thats what gets me going.
Last question, favorite type of paint?
Molotow - Belton. That's my chosen medium.