November 6, 2008

SUNSET DREAMING

Here is a quick little stop motion of preparation of the Sunset Dreaming work currently on show at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane.

video

SHOTS OF PALMAGEDDON WORK






Click here for Dan Sibley's blog
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September 25, 2008

PALMAGEDDON AT FELT

Adelaide’s hot new Artist Run Initiative is hosting Dan Sibley and myself, in an exhibition celebrating all things tropical, palm tree oriented and the end of the world as we know it…

Opens Wed 1st of October at 6pm
FELT Space, 12 Compton St, Adelaide
Gallery Hours are 1 – 5pm Thu, 3-7pm Fri and 11-3pm Sat
Concludes 18th of October

August 27, 2008

ILL PARADISO AT SUGAR



PICS OF SOME OF THE WORK--->
(all 40cm x 40cm, acrylic on board)
(all sold)









July 17, 2008

SUNSET DREAMING AT CACSA PROJECT SPACE

The work in this exhibition is an exaggerated facsimile of bus shelters found in the Darwin area. The majority of these structures that I observed along high traffic roads in Darwin have been painted with murals of regionally specific flora, fauna and landscapes. They have also accumulated layers of scratched, painted and written text and imagery. All of the residues that I have employed in these compositions have been collected from the Top End. The work is somewhat of an attempt at representing the psyche of a physical space via visual interpretation of found text and graffiti.

This exhibition has been made possible with the generous support of the Government of South Australia via Arts SA.

If you would like a hardcopy catalogue let me know.







Runs until September 6th
14 Porter St, Parkside, SA
Tue - Fri 11 - 5
Weekends 1 - 5

July 14, 2008

MURAL COLLABORATION WITH BENZO

Here's a few shots of a mural that I recently painted in collaboration with legendary Adelaide street artist, Benzo. This fine piece of art graces the walls of Mojo West, Hindley St, Adelaide. Check it out Friday or Saturday evenings if your postcode starts with 5.



June 16, 2008

SHEPPARTON STENCIL WORKSHOP

Over the weekend of the 14th & 15th of June I held a workshop teaching stencil skills to young people from Shepparton and surrounds. Big ups to all the crew who came along for the ride and also to Sean Bowen for generously donating his truck to be converted into a mobile artwork.



More pics here (You need a MySpace account to view them)

100 PROOF COVER STORY

UK purveyor of all things concurrently street and creative, King Adz, has been nice enough to feature my work as the cover article in the latest issue of his PDF mag - 100 Proof. This issue also includes coverage of Amaze 2008, No New Enemies, Hush & Asbestos.

Download the PDF here

June 8, 2008

VINTAGE DODD IMAGE MUGS AVAILABLE



Those of you in the UK can get yourselves a lovely James Dodd mug to liven up your kitchen.
Produced by and available at Habitat.

More details here

May 20, 2008

UNDERBELLY --->RYAN RENSHAW GALLERY




BIANCA BARLING, MATTHEW BRADLEY, JAMES DODD, SHAUN O’CONNOR

Opens Tuesday the 3rd of June at 6pm. Exhibition runs until June 21st.

Ryan Renshaw Gallery, 137 Warry St, Fortitude Valley, 4006, QLD

Underbelly brings together 4 young artists from Adelaide and Brisbane in an exhibition to be held at Brisbane’s most exciting commercial gallery, Ryan Renshaw Gallery.
Each of the artists has exhibited extensively locally and nationally and are carving out impressive and unique careers in the visual arts.

The exhibition is loosely themed around common approaches to those things in society that are often overlooked and situated on the darker side of sensibilities. Delinquents, outcasts, graffiti and self-inflicted perjury have become the inspiration for the creative outcomes of these emerging artists. In continuing the exploration of alternative subjects by these artists, their choice of disciplines are varied and mixed. Media and combinations of media including video, photography, painting and sculpture all appear in this exhibition.

Curated by James Dodd.

Supported by the Helpmann Academy.

For further info contact
Danielle Harrigan at Ryan Renshaw Gallery 0408498339
info@ryanrenshaw.com.au
http://www.ryanrenshaw.com.au

April 30, 2008

LONDON CALLING

I visited London for a few days to be present work in the Cans Festival, an international exhibition of stencil artists.
The scale and line up of this show is huge including artists such as Civilian, Vexta, Prism, Kaagman, Sten, Roadsworth, Blek, Faile, M-City, Dolk, John Grider & Banksy - just to name a few.

Check the link for more deets.

Cans Festival

Check the following link for a video featuring yours truly.
(It may open small within its window - this will be rectified as soon as possible)

Caroline Barker's BBC coverage of the Cans Festival

If you're still keen for more then google Cans Festival images - you'll never be able to look at them all.

April 28, 2008

NEW PRINT



New Limited Editioin Print - Stencilled aerosol on coloured stock

Aussies contact Ryan Renshaw Gallery

UK types contact Pure Evil Gallery

April 1, 2008

EUROPEAN PROJECT

AMAZE FESTIVAL
During April I will travel to Belgium to attend an international street art festival. I will be exhibiting a version of Blue Dwelling and will present a paper as part of a panel discussion.
Click below for more details.

Amaze 2008

My attendance at this festival has been made possible through the generosity of the South Australian Government, via Arts SA.

February 18, 2008

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL PROJECTS & NEWS

BLUE DWELLING

Blue Dwelling is a large, site-specific installation work that is inspired by Japanese homeless dwellings and produced in direct reaction to a found environment within Adelaide’s abandoned Balfours pie factory. The work reflects my ongoing exploration into alternative uses of urban space.

This project is presented as a component of the Fringe festival’s Format event.
Format will bring together alternative formats for writing, information sharing and story telling in a celebration of contemporary alternative ways of writing that are high quality, well written and artistically clever.

Format festival






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DARWINISM

I am presenting a small solo exhibition of recent work featuring paintings and studies produced in response to specific and unique urban scrawl of Australia’s Top End region. Developed as part of my continuing research into the use of individually applied outlaw text in visual arts practice, some of this body of work will be included in a group exhibition at Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane, in June 2008.

Friday 29th of February & Saturday 1st of March, Liverpool St Gallery, Liverpool St, Adelaide

As reviewed by Warren Veljanovski


Scratch Surface #2, Acrylic on Linen, 460 x 460mm, 2008


Scratch Surface #1, Acrylic on Linen, 460 x 760mm, 2008


Palm Tree Scrawl #2, Acrylic on Linen, 760 x 460mm, 2008


Palm Tree Scrawl #1, Acrylic on Linen, 760 x 460mm, 2008

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL LIVING WINDOW PROJECT

For a period of two and a half hours, I will listen only to the Mars Volta’s Cicatriz Esp 12 minute opus played loud and on repeat. Fuelling myself via excessive consumption of energy drinks, my aim is to reach a heightened state of frenetic creativity. I will attempt to create enough text and imagery in response to the epic track to compile an animated film clip.

Thursday 13th of March, 10:30am – 2pm, Harris Scarfe, Rundle Mall

Living Window Project







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FILTER MAGAZINE

During the last 3 months I have been busy working as guest editor, in association with Australian Network for Art and Technology’s Filter magazine team. This latest issue of Filter magazine addresses the theme of Graffiti and Technology and has been produced to accompany the visit of international street art superstars, the Graffiti Research Lab.

GRL Masterclass

To be launched

Sunday 2nd of March, 5:30pm, Artspace Foyer, Festival Centre, Adelaide

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DISARMING THE GATEKEEPERS: REVOLUTION OR BACKWARDS STEP?

Artists’ Week Panel Discussion
I will join a group of artists and industry professionals to discuss the past and potential ways in which regulation has and could have an effect on the arts industry.

Thursday 6th of March, 10am – 1pm, Elder Hall, Adelaide

NAVA Artists' Week Discussions

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ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS

I am currently involved with Carclew’s Artists in Schools program and will be working with kids at Kaurna Plains High School in Elizabeth. I am teaching skills in stencil making via weekly sessions during first term, with the final outcome being two murals within the school.

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HELPMANN MENTORSHIP

Adelaide's Helpmann Academy generously supports mentorship schemes between emerging and established artists. I have recently been appointed mentor to Logan MacDonald, a recent graduate of the South Australian School of Art, UniSA. During the next six months we will be working together towards a collaborative exhibition.

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