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Recap: James Reka – “Untold” @ Backwoods gallery

James Reka recently escaped the heat of Berlin where he currently lives and works, and visited his hometown of Melbourne in Australia. During his visit, he opened a solo show with Backwoods Gallery that was on view from June 6th until June 17th, introducing a new series of canvas and works on found objects. The Untold show was his first Australian exhibition since relocating to Europe. This body of work was influenced by artist’s observation of Berlin as it wakes up from its winter hibernation and […]
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Previews / Videos: Michael Peck – “Love & Fear” @ Metro Gallery

On November 17th, the Metro Gallery in Melbourne will be hosting a new show from Michael Peck entitled Love & Fear. The fresh batch of paintings were developed during a three-month residency at Birrarung House where he was inspired by the desolate surroundings. As in past works, Peck re-imagines children in the role of adults – this time as hunters, trappers, and outdoorsman. Seen within the various associated paraphenalia like guns, ropes, firewood, bows, and arrows are some symbols of death. Take a look at more […]
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Previews: APAK – “Stardust Dreams” @ Outré Gallery

On Friday (September 13th), the Melbourne and Sydney locations of Outré Gallery will be hosting new works from APAK. Stardust Dreams is the name of the twin showcase from the artistic duo and will feature luminous paintings of their whimsical creatures and their friends in a cosmic setting. Make sure you RSVP here if you are in Australia and plan to attend either of their openings. Discuss APAK here.
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Openings: Herakut – “Too High To Heal” @ Metro Gallery

Earlier this month, we shared some photos with you of the latest installation of The Giant Storybook Project from Herakut on the streets of Melbourne. The German duo were also in town for their latest solo show at the Metro Gallery entitled Too High To Heal featuring their signature mix of abstract and photorealistic painting. Embellishments that accompanied the work spilled onto the walls of the showspace, leading to a finished feel to the exhbition. Photo credit: Dean Sunshine. Discuss Herakut here.
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Upcoming: Kozyndan @ Outre Gallery (Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney)

Returning to Australia for another series of solos (like in 2011) in Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney, Kozyndan will be showing at the different locations of Outre Gallery on March 8th, March 15th, and March 22nd respectively (RSVP here). Look for new original work from the duo like their popular panoramics typically infused with local flavor, like Bathers’ Friday in the CBD (partial shot above) as well as limited edition offerings. Discuss Kozyndan here.
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Streets: Herakut – The Giant Storybook Project (Part II)

Back in November, we shared with you a longstanding project that street muralists Herakut have been working on called The Giant Storybook Project. Continuing their plan for creating a children’s book from murals painted around the world, the duo have a now completed their ninth piece in the series in Melbourne (639 Brunswick St Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia). While in town, they recently opened a show entitled Too High To Heal at the Metro Gallery so fans of their work can get a double dose […]
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Openings: Dabs Myla – “All Good Things…” @ Metro Gallery

The Metro Gallery in Melbourne very recently hosted the opening reception for Dabs Myla’s latest solo show - All Good Things… Along with paintings featuring the whimsical cartoonish characters which are often seen in their outdoor work, the duo also transformed the space with wall murals and installations (a regular occurrence for those familiar with their exhibitions). Photo credit: Dean Sunshine. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dabs Myla here.
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Upcoming: Dabs Myla – “All Good Things…” @ Metro Gallery

Coming up on the 1st of February, Dabs Myla will be heading to Melbourne for their latest show entitled All Good Things… Presented in association with LRG Clothing, the exhibition at Metro Gallery will feature a series of new paintings and drawings as well as a large onsite installation. Fans down under will certainly be happy to welcome the Aussie husband and wife duo home before they head out to Hawaii for POW WOW 2013. Discuss this show here. Discuss Dabs Myla here.
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Streets: ROA (Australia)

While in Australia recently for his solo showing at Backwoods Gallery (covered), the Belgium-based ROA not surprisingly brought his special form of portraiture to the streets down under. Included in these new murals were pieces painted at the Healesville Sanctuary in Melbourne, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to fighting wildlife extinction. As usual, ROA chose species that are native to the area to render like the platypus and wombat. Enjoy more photos and a video below… Photo credit: Echidna (Dean Sunshine), All others (Street Art Belgium). Discuss ROA here.
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Openings: ROA – “Carrion” @ Backwoods Gallery

The Beligum-based ROA, who was recently featured on MOCAtv, has a new exhibition in Melbourne at the Backwoods Gallery entitled Carrion. Fans down under may remember his last showing in Oz in 2010 (covered), but this time the street artist took it up a notch with his installations. Along with his anatomical dissections of native species with his brushstrokes, the art was surrounded by tanks filled with decaying creatures and skeletal remains. Check out all the photos below… Photo credit: Chasing Ghosts. Discuss this show here. […]
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