F1 car by DVATE the DOPE-NESS <<
DOES LOVE LETTERS AT IT AGAIN << WILL BE A GREAT SHOW AS THE MAESTRO
HAS SPENT THE LAST YEAR WORKING TOWARD IT !! BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT !
GRot$ @ Roger
Ok I know… the blog the blog the blog needs to be updated!!!
Well here we go, apologies to all who may have been waiting…
I have been busy working on my Super Hero outfit for when
we all receive our super human powers later this year
THAT, along with dealing with the PO PO trying to dismantle
me and my friends creative expeditions…
So get set for a shit load of visual eye candy over the next 400 blog posts!
Like a friend of mine likes to say > ” Never on time… but always on point!”
Adelaide / Australia
These boys attention to detail is just about spot on.
GRATE ( in order from right to left )
THE EAGLE BOYS !!!
The GRUDGE !!!
My personal favorite piece by a MelBURN cat in recent years!
SAT – TGC
GUYS = If you would like to see more of our works for the NGV in the near future…
Click on any of the below photos and you will get to the NGV Twitter page <<
If you feel the work we dropped last week ?! Leave a message of support for F1 crew
as the collective that ends up with the most noise made about their mural gets the first
exhibition at the brand new NGV Studio space!!! Alternatively you can jump on :-
And leave us a comment there ,
Much love – Sirum 1
Finished wall picks coming soon…
December 23, 2010
FINDING Melbourne’s best street art is a pursuit that usually entails adventure, from scouring the city’s laneways to sneaking around abandoned suburban factories and railway lines.
All the while knowing, of course, that the work you are hoping to glimpse might well have been painted over in the time it has taken you to find it.
Over the next four months, however, visitors to the National Gallery of Victoria’s new exhibition space at Federation Square, called NGV Studio, can see work by the city’s finest practitioners in more rarefied surrounds.
Facing Hosier Lane, one of the city’s best known, most celebrated and exhaustively photographed street art spots, the space will have to do great things to match, or better, what’s already on offer in the city’s colourful nooks, but that’s a challenge both NGV curator David Hurlston and guest project curator Jeremy Gaschk are eager to meet.
Hurlston says the Studio’s goal is to ”recognise and celebrate the various creative and artistic networks that exist in Melbourne, particularly among young people and their various subcultures”.
It’s hoped this engagement will draw a new, younger audience to the gallery, inviting dynamic collaborations between both artists and the public in the process.
Breaking with NGV tradition, the Studio won’t be locked into a two-year exhibition schedule.
Instead, curators will tap into ”quick response” ideas to produce exhibitions and events that broach digital media, workshops and performance.
”The rules are that there are no rules,” says Hurlston.
”We’re deliberately trying to keep it as open as possible so that we can engage with artists in new ways.”
While the space will open officially in April 2011, artists from local collective Formula 1 yesterday were creating works for the first of four exhibitions that will be staged in the space before its launch.
Formed in 2005, Formula 1 has 14 members; their work for the Studio is inspired by the architecture of Melbourne, the clash of old and new between the city’s gleaming Southgate and Dockland developments and its older, more ornate historic treasures.
The group was selected by Jeremy Gaschk, a member of Brunswick art collective We Make Stuff Good and director of graffiti art movement Don’t Ban the Can.
As Hurlston’s right-hand man, his expertise in gathering practitioners from the varied disciplines of letter-based, character design, stencil and paste-up works has proven invaluable.
After Formula 1 will come commissions from Everfresh, AWOL and work by members of Melbourne’s ”old school” scene of the 1980s.
Recognising the cultural significance of Melbourne street art is something he’s been waiting for the NGV to do for a while.
”[Street art] is a crucial aspect of contemporary art practice. This is an important step to make it more legitimate.”
Artist Andrew (SIRUM 1) Bourke of Formula 1 is looking forward to hearing people’s impressions of the work, which will filter in via Facebook and Twitter over the coming month.
A ”viral” NGV initiative, the crew with the largest volume of feedback will win a formal exhibition slot in the Studio next year.
As for Gaschk, he hopes youngsters who see the works will register that beyond leaving tags on street corners, street art has very real, and beautiful, creative possibilities.
As printed in the – Age News Paper December 23rd 2010
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