Al Stark has been making street art in Melbourne for almost as long as I can remember. Like my own, his work did a hand-brake turn when he immersed himself in folk art and came out dripping wet. His latest work is just awesome.
Some progress shot for Wooden Foundations show in July 1st.
It’s all Happening!
Over the past 2 years I’ve been developing a label called Tailfeather. We make handmade leather goods using traditional techniques combined with practical design.
We have finally released our latest range of iPhone Covers and Card Wallets. They are hand stitched and made from Australian kangaroo leather with laser etched designs by the Wooden Foundations Collective.
See the full collection here.
Twoone and myself are featured in a new book published by Thames and Hudson called Street|Studio. The book’s authors Miso and Ghostpatrol interviewed some key artists from the Melbourne scene whose street art has bridged into a studio practice. The pages I’ve seen look beautiful (designed by Timba) and I reckon this book will fly off the shelves judging by the quality of artists profiled: Tom Civil, Miso, Tai Snaith, Ash Keating, Al Stark, Everfresh, Ghostpatrol, Mic Porter, and Nails and Twoone.
Book launch + Exhibition
The authors and most artists will be available for book signing including Twoone and Nails.
7PM Friday 4 June at Tenancy 32, Federation Square, Melbourne.
Screening of Exit through the Gift Shop
The Bansky film will be shown at ACMI, with a panel discussion followed by book signing at 5pm.
2PM Sunday 6 June at ACMI Cinemas, Federation Square.
Outré with the Authors
Book signing with Miso, Ghostpatrol and Dr. Alison Young.
1PM Saturday 12 June at Outré Gallery, 249 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.
Book event at Readings Carlton
Book signing and panel discussion with Dr. Alison Young, Miso, Ghostpatrol, Nails and Meggs.
6.30PM Tuesday 15 June, Readings Carlton,309 Lygon St, Carlton, Melbourne.
Although I never thought I’d have reason to mention Banksy on this blog I now have a good reason. Archival footage from Rash is used in Banksy’s film Exit Through the Gift Shop and features footage of my homies Ash Keating, James Dodd, Michael Porter, Regan Tamanui, Rone, Sync, Tower and Vexta (although featured in Rash I somehow I end up holding the sour grapes with this one). Exit through the gift shop will be screening at:
I was invited to be a part of a panel discussion to coincide with this premiere but due to other commitments I won’t be making it, but don’t let that stop you… it should be very interesting.
Over six years ago Mutiny Media made a doco about street art in Melbourne Called Rash. I appeared in this doco as Fers. The doco toured the world and I still get emails from people from all over asking “Was that you in the mask?”. Rash is screening as part of Stick it! Collage in Australian Art.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
12.30pm Saturday 29 May 2010
Venue Theatre, NGV Australia
Federation Square, Corner of Russell St & Flinders St, Melbourne
Exhibition starts 19-Mar-2010 & ends 29-Aug-2010.