29 December 2008

*transmediale.09 DEEP NORTH*

As part of its online programme, Berlin's festival for art and digital
culture *transmediale.09 DEEP NORTH* will offer a curated package of
live video streams from the House of World Cultures in Berlin from
28 January to 1 February 2009.

Our team will broadcast over 50 hours of conferences, workshops,
performances, film and interviews during the festival. Remote
communities and individuals can interact daily with the festival and its
participants via IRC chat, forums, video conferences and web-streams.
Archive footage will be available on-demand the following day.

You can follow and find more information about the streams at
www.transmediale.de/en/streams-main and post to our forum via
www.transmediale.de/en/forum. Programme details, chat links and
technical information on how to view the streams will be available shortly.

In addition, transmediale.09 has a very limited number of places left on
its free Streaming Workshop, where participants will engage with new
webcasting technologies and Open Source Software before transmitting the
festival live as a hands-on member of the transmediale.09 stream team.
More details on how to apply can be found at


Gordon Bennett & Basquiat


December 2008 to February 2009
Art Gallery of Western Australia

Since his first major solo exhibition in 1989, Gordon Bennett has achieved international critical acclaim for the complex ways in which his work engages with historical and contemporary questions of cultural and personal identity, with a specific focus on Australia’s colonial past and its postcolonial present.

Bennett’s idiosyncratic art is founded on his critical enquiry into the power and effects of language to structure ideologies, and social and cultural systems. His work has been guided by a postmodernist aesthetic that has enabled him to deconstruct and represent the histories and politics that determine identities and the national and international social landscapes in which, through his work, he seeks to locate a place for himself.

The exhibition will present twenty years of the artist’s work and will bring together many of the Notes to Basquiat paintings and selected works from the Home Décor series. The exhibition will examine the manner in which Bennett’s focus on the disenfranchisement of colonialism resonates globally beyond his specifically Australian context, and the challenge his work makes to political conservatism and social complacency.


Christmas is past and the New Year rapidly approaches.

I was asked recently about the drop in posts to the blogs. Both Bellebyrd and Blakkbyrd have less posts this year than previously. 2008 has been an interesting year. Most of the past six months has been taken up with travel and relocations, not to mention learning new languages and the establishment of the Byrdsong language blog.

All this is expected to change in 2009. At present I am surveying my current subscriptions and cleaning the slate for the new year. With a return to Australia there will be a greater coverage of the Australian art scene, and a lesser need to follow the day to day minutiae of Europe.

This month has seen the creation of indexes for Urban art on Blakkbyrd for the past four years, an extensive and time consuming task. Similarly, there are new indexes for Printmaking on Bellebyrd blog. Please enjoy. I intend to write more indexes on new media, art theory and copyright issues. Eventually all the individual themes on the two blogs will be covered.

To all my readers, I wish you the best in the New Year and hope that you will continue to enjoy the blogs in 2009.


Subject Index - December 2008 part 1

The Aviary
Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2005
Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2006
Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2007
Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2008
Printmaking Subject index 2005
Printmaking Subject Index 2006
Printmaking Subject Index 2007
Printmaking Subject Index 2008

Urban Uprising - Sydney
ZEDZ - Prague

Art Scandal
Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing.

Art Market Reviewed

Happy Holidays
Jesus was English

Art for Humanity - Africa
Beyond A Memorable Fancy - NY
Printmaking Philadelphia
Tony Ameneiro - Mittagong

New York Graphic Workshop

Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910–1917

ANAT - Australian Network for Art and Technology
Australian Culture and Recreation Portal
Collaborative Projects Showcase
Australian Edge
Curatorial Practices Conference
'Save the Net' II
'Save the Net'

RealTime Arts
Art Auctions Australia

Women's Studio Workshop

19 December 2008

Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2005

Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2005
June - December

This is from the first six months of the Blakkbyrd blog and early in the research and reporting of urban art. In Amsterdam, "the doors" is by Morcky, posted before I met him, similarly "Paris in Flames" is my first reporting of Laser before I met him, and the stencil on Haarlemmerdijk is a Faile that only survived a couple of days before being buffed.

self portrait


street art
grey area
the doors
gezellige graffiti
paris in flames
brouwersgracht II
merry christmas

Basquiat Podcast
Street Art
curate the city
Exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat
keith haring
thumbs down
mac parody


gifts in the urban landscape
art crimes
stencil links
link list
robots will kill
art in cities
serious graffiti
stencil art

space invaders

gestural graffiti
robot graffiti

style wars
billboard busters

guerrilla girls

Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2006

Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2006

I don't look like this

stencil graffiti capital
melbourne street art
melbourne stencil festival 06
japan graffiti - brisbane
ben frost at gaffa - sydney
Mini Graff - sydney
COLLECT4 - sydney
chalk the walk - sydney
call stencil/graffiti artists - brisbane
stencils - fremantle
Stencil Festivals news - australia
Say Something - australia
happy - melbourne
Swap Meat - Sydney/ Melbourne
Ghostpatrol - Melbourne
Stencil Graffiti Capital: Melbourne

the london police
policestate holland
street art update
amsterdam street photography
street art - amsterdam
montana exhibitions - amsterdam
influenza - amsterdam
the london police - amsterdam
graffiti links
ME BIKE - amsterdam
Street Art - the hague
lilshy - amsterdam
street art battle - winner
brouwersgracht III
street art battle - pics
morcky - amsterdam
street art battle - amsterdam
bfreeone - amsterdam
lost posters
LASER 3.14 - interview
Imtek - amsterdam
Galo's G-Spot! - Amsterdam
mike, mir and dolk - Amsterdam
Amsterdam Graffiti videos
My Streets My City - Amsterdam
the Carhartt & Fantomass project
Rembrandt gets up
straatpasta - utrecht
BIRD MAN - Amsterdam
Rembrandt de Remix
Onrust! - Amsterdam Graffiti
straatpasta - Amsterdam
graffiti - amsterdam
Laser 3.14

graffiti tv
graffiti film festival berlin
street stickers video
Kroonjuwelen - Amsterdam.
stencil music video

getting up
graffiti game banned

street art article
geek graffiti
call - graffiti papers
berlin wall
graffiti as public art - essay
Grapher Grapher
graffiti - how to
sony graffiti
how to stencil
Guerrilla Postering and Etiquette Guide
obey - arts marketing
the screen-printing process - with faile
digital spray can
anarchy in art
Reflections on Graffiti

presence | absence
shepard fairey
more swoon
ron english
more geek graffiti
other possibilities 2005 - NY
Art Chantry
Los Angeles
Graffiti - Miami, FL
Logan Hicks Interview

hype - LONDON
The Shark
urban art - uk
guide to the London Underground
Spank The Monkey

art in cities
what's on - artcrimes
police art
graffiti - Iran
sticker war
Os Gemeos - brazil
street signs
Roadsworth - Montreal
Iran Graffiti
Write4Gold South Africa 2006
Cuban Posters
World Wide Writers' Graffiti

street art exhibition slovenia
blek le rat
norwegian graffiti
berlin street art
graffiti europe
graffiti europa
graffiti from berlin
Nuskool - Leiden
Street art - Slovenia
Illegal Art Show
Graffiti in Munich
MIR - stencils
squatter art scene in Paris
Art in Public Space - Groningen
Invader - skateboards
bunnies - munich
zevs performance - Paris
under the bridge - munich
Sweden's guerilla dog sculptures - Rondellhund
Space Invader

women billboard project
The Chicago Women's Graphics Collective
call - street women
Guerrilla Girls

ZEDZ - Prague

Zedz's object at Narodi Divadlo (National Theatre) in Prague, Czech during Names festival 2008.


ZEDZ website

15 December 2008

Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2007

Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2007

graf gran gets up
graf gran gets buffed
graf gran's garden gets up

strafe - melbourne
Howard Arkley
Melbourne Stencil Festival
Wandjina graffiti in Perth
Samuel Tupou - QLD
legal graffiti art sites - ACT
Preventing graffiti and vandalism
anti-graffiti stunt - Canberra
Australian Graffiti

Kieron Wilson

Melbourne street art tours
PinXit activities
Melbourne’s Graffiti Mentoring Project
Ghost Town - Perth
Tags 'R' Us - graffiti superstore
Art on the street

Rocco, Boghe, Neverending
Mikosa Foundation
Laser 3.14
marnix straat - fresh
Mapping the City
Morcky - jordaan
streetwars amsterdam
amsterdam crews
2007 Aerosol 0dyssey
Abner Preis
2007: An aerosol odyssey
Mebike 2007
Streetlab Festival/mebike
lecture on street art
Aerosol Symphonies
street lab
Aerosol Symphonies
Laser 3.14 @ Wolfandpack
the world's leaders gatecrash Mebike
Me Bike Festival Amsterdam - Carhartt Store
Streetlab video
Sunday Painters

MeBike Europaplein Block Party
De Wallen Salon
MeBike Europaplein Block Party - pics
let it rain
Let it Rain
Oxfamnovib auction
style wars
Big Kisses
Umbrella Roadshow at FOAM for Museum Night
JR - World Premier of Faces
Prints & The Revolution.
Os Gemeos: Museum Het Domein
Laser Tag
For Sale
Hetzer and Mike

The Wall
Banksy Paris & Sektie
Icelandic bus bombing

The Performance of Stencil Graffiti
Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years
Panic Attack! Art in the Punk Years
graffiti - articles
Street Math in WildStyle Graffiti Art

Graffiti on News 19 Dec 2006

Braille Graff
Geisha Graff
T.A.G. Man
painting health & safety - ANU guidelines
Safe to Spray

"Still on and non the wiser..."
Fatcap - French Graffiti
only one reality
Grafitti Research Lab - Rotterdam
All ROmanian Crews - Graffiti
INVADER 04 2007
Wolfgang Josten
WSR07 - Rotterdam
The Dot Master series
6de International Meeting of Styles Antwerpen


street art munich
Graffiti - Merry Christmas Everybody!

Grafik Warfare - uk
Wish 1
black rat press
BALTICs Spank The Monkey
art on foam
Brighton graff
santa's ghetto
"Chewing Gum Man"

Swoon at MoMA
Unconsume- The Subtle Reintroduction of Graffiti.
Galo & TLP in LA
11 spring street


book signing - amsterdam

Rash A Graffiti Documentary
Graffiti als kunst in Musea
Shaun Gladwell - The Hague
Painting with Permission - Graffiti Documentary
graffiti brickfilms
Raportaz - How to do a Graffiti
Concrete Canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Graffiti & Hip Hop Film Festival ROTL

Man tries to pay bill with spider drawing.

Below is the complete email conversation that Adelaide man David Thorne claims he had with a utility company chasing payment of an overdue bill.


It gets even funnier...

Spider minus a leg sells for thousands


A man who placed the $15,000 winning bid for a photograph of a hand-drawn seven-legged spider says he has no intention of paying up.



From: Jane Gilles
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.19pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Overdue account

Dear David,
Our records indicate that your account is overdue by the amount of $233.95. If you have already made this payment please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles

From: David Thorne
Date: Wednesday 8 Oct 2008 12.37pm
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,
I do not have any money so am sending you this drawing I did of a spider instead. I value the drawing at $233.95 so trust that this settles the matter.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.07am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Overdue account

Dear David,
Thankyou for contacting us. Unfortunately we are unable to accept drawings as payment and your account remains in arrears of $233.95. Please contact us within the next 7 days to confirm payment has been applied to your account and is no longer outstanding.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 10.32am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,
Can I have my drawing of a spider back then please.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.42am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Overdue account

Dear David,
You emailed the drawing to me. Do you want me to email it back to you?

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles

From: David Thorne
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 11.56am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account

Dear Jane,

Yes please.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Thursday 9 Oct 2008 12.14pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Overdue account


From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 09.22am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Whose spider is that?

Dear Jane, Are you sure this drawing of a spider is the one I sent you? This spider only has seven legs and I do not feel I would have made such an elementary mistake when I drew it.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.03am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Whose spider is that?

Dear David, Yes it is the same drawing. I copied and pasted it from the email you sent me on the 8th. David your account is still overdue by the amount of $233.95. Please make this payment as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles

From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.05am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Automated Out of Office Response

Thankyou for contacting me. I am currently away on leave, traveling through time and will be returning last week.

Regards, David.

From: David Thorne
Date: Friday 10 Oct 2008 11.08am
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Hello, I am back and have read through your emails and accept that despite missing a leg, that drawing of a spider may indeed be the one I sent you. I realise with hindsight that it is possible you rejected the drawing of a spider due to this obvious limb ommission but did not point it out in an effort to avoid hurting my feelings. As such, I am sending you a revised drawing with the correct number of legs as full payment for any amount outstanding. I trust this will bring the matter to a conclusion.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 2.51pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

Dear David, As I have stated, we do not accept drawings in lei of money for accounts outstanding. We accept cheque, bank cheque, money order or cash. Please make a payment this week to avoid incurring any additional fees.

Yours sincerely, Jane Gilles

From: David Thorne
Date: Monday 13 Oct 2008 3.17pm
To: Jane Gilles
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?

I understand and will definately make a payment this week if I remember. As you have not accepted my second drawing as payment, please return the drawing to me as soon as possible. It was silly of me to assume I could provide you with something of completely no value whatsoever, waste your time and then attach such a large amount to it.

Regards, David.

From: Jane Gilles
Date: Tuesday 14 Oct 2008 11.18am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Whose spider is that?


14 December 2008

Urban Art/Graffiti Subject Index 2008

This is the index for posts on Urban Art and Graffiti for 2008

More Graff Gran
Female graffiti writers

Art Crimes - Graffiti Taiwan
Virus No 6 Crew - Taiwan
time lapse graffiti
Tooya! Book Signing
Taiwan Graffiti
VICE @ Sense Organ - Taiwan
CHEK - Taiwan
Reach - Taiwan
Graffitti - Singapore
Blakkbyrd - Hong Kong
D*Face - Hong Kong

Reka One - Sydney
Beautiful Losers at Monster Children
Stencil Festival Unplugged - Melbourne
Sydney - exhibitions
PinXit April Newsletter
Stencil Festival 2008
graffiti and art express
3D Graffiti Technica
Melbourne Graffiti
Urban Uprising - Sydney

DELTA - London
Burning Bridges - London
Stolen Space UK

New Graffiti offensive at Hotel Dassault
paste it up - basel
Pure Hate Graffiti Berlin Lichtenberg
Pure Hate - Wir haben die Züge schön
Birds - Florence (Firenze)

Keith Haring - MOCA Lyon
Namesfest - Prague graffiti festival

wayne horse
Maoma Workshop
Grow Ups
Henxs Graffiti Shop
Unwired - Go Gallery
Urban Typography
Laser 3.14 & Jimmy Rage
Joram Roukes
Gorilli Concept Store
laser 3.14 - treehouse
Quiksand - Photos
Mikosa Mural - Amsterdam
Me Bike 2008
Mikosa Mural Amsterdam
UmbrellART - Let it Rain 2007
Coming to the Cheillerie
Morcky & Two Things Tonight

Shepard Fairey Sources
Shepard Fairey
Poster Parody
Barry McGee Interview
Same Old SAMO

michelangelo: graffiti artist
Graffiti Archaeology
Brassaï - Graffiti Paris 1930s
sao paulo - cidade limpa
Train Tags: Beyond Hobo
more on hobo signs
Systems of Hobos Tramps or Gypsy signs
hobo signs


Graffiti & the law in Australia
Gablick on graffiti

Graffiti Creator
Colour Theory
Digital Graffiti Tool

The Beautiful Losers Portfolio
An A-Z of Australian Graffiti

Bomb It - trailers
Temporary Graffiti for Tribe Art Projects
Kroonjuwelen - Amsterdam Graffiti Film
Born from Pain - "The New Hate"
movie - Bomb the system
Route 66 - Australian Graffiti Documentary

how to make a pen for graffiti
Fire Extinquisher tagging

11 December 2008




"summer 2006, me and some good friends were building a screen printing studio in an abandoned house in southern italy. we actually did not know what we were going to print in it. after a few months we were inviting all our good friends from the street art or design scene to come visit us and print some of their stuff. we're a bunch of friends and we really like what we are doing"


09 December 2008

Urban Uprising - Sydney

Urban Uprising launched as a new gallery space in Sydney in November with a mission to bring street art from around the globe to a new audience in Australia.


05 December 2008

Happy Holidays

Greetings Everyone.

If you are wondering why thihngs have been quiet around here for the last few weeks its because we were having a well earned holiday. But now we're back.

December is upon us and that means its the Festive Season. To get things started, here are the links from previous year's holiday media.

Check Out

On Bellebyrd - some traditional holiday fare

On Blakkbyrd - some more contemporary takes on the holidays.

On Blakkbyrd's Youtube Channel - the Christmas Playlists





18 November 2008

Subject index - October 2008

The Aviary
Subject Index - September 2008
Editorial - November Travel

Language Blog

Printmaking Norway
Printmaking Singapore

2008 Walters Prize - NZ
The Swiss House - RMIT
Gosia Wlodarczak - Perth
Otto Dix at AGNSW
Rona Green - Melbourne
Women Pirates - Sally Smart
Turner Prize 2008

Coming to the Cheillerie

Artist Career - Australia

Graffiti/Street Art
Melbourne Graffiti
Morcky & Two Things Tonight
Same Old SAMO
VICE @ Sense Organ - Taiwan
CHEK - Taiwan
Reach - Taiwan

call - Tank TV

New Media
Stellarc at de Waag
Fellowships - National Film and Sound Archive

ITpark - Taipei
Taiwan Galleries
Taipei Biennial - First Visit
Soka Art Center Exhibitions
Ravenel Art Auction - Taipei
Fine Art Centre - Tainan, Taiwan

Singapore Art
Taiwan Food
Shanghai Galleries
Hong Kong Galleries

Singapore Biennale 2008

Gablick on graffiti
"Clean" Feeds on Australian Artists


Arts Writers Grant

Taipei Metal

Flight of the Conchords

Subject index - November 2008 - part 1

The Aviary
Editorial - November Travel
Subject Index - October 2008
Blakkbyrd - Hong Kong
Black Birds

D*Face - Hong Kong

IFPDA Print Fair
Singapore Tyler Print Institute

Asian Civilisations Museum

2008 Editions|Artists' Book Fair
E-flux Journal

Graffitti - Singapore
Stolen Space UK

Music Video Animated Woodcut

16 November 2008

Graffitti - Singapore

Apparently the penalty for graffitti in Singapore is a caning. Needless to say, there wasnt much around, everything was clean and buffed, not even stickers. But in the centre of town, near Somerset Rd MRT station just off Orchard Rd shopping frenzy there is a youth centre named "Scape" and there were some high quality pieces on the walls and adjacent skate park.

My camera died the day before so I dont have pics.

Scape's website is here

Of particular note was the work of SLACSATU, the work reminded me of Amsterdam's RECAL


15 November 2008

Stolen Space UK


Word to Mother

Blakkbyrd - Hong Kong

I'm in Hong Kong at the moment. Last night I attended the vernissage of the Adapta exhibition in Hong Kong Central. See previous blog

Met lots of people, made new friends and came away with lots of information to follow up on and research, both on the UK and Asian graf scenes. More later when I return to Taipei and have time to blog it all.

Waving to the guys...

Today I photographed Hong Kong's "Hall of Fame" which is adjacent to Mong Kok East KCR railway station across the bay in Kowloon.

07 November 2008

D*Face - Hong Kong

Vernissage: 13 November 2008 6:30 pm - 8:30pm
Exhibition: 14 November - 10 December 2008
Venue: Main Gallery 21-31 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong

Schoeni Art Gallery is delighted to launch our latest satellite project Adapta, in collaboration with UKAdapta, London. This project will focus on what has recently been coined as 'urban' art - or as we like to call it "21st

Adapta's first project will be held in November 2008, with a launch exhibition in Hong Kong called Attention Spam. In this day and age, visual media plays an indispensable role in everyone's lives, almost to a point of saturation. One could consider it as visual spam. For its exhibitions, Adapta filters through the multitudes of visual pollution to find and exhibit the best pieces of contemporary art, and in this case, art emerging from Britain, showcasing some of the best pieces of contemporary art by 5 UK based artists.

The urban art movement derives from graffiti which began in the late 1960's in New York and Philadelphia. Since then the genre has expanded and grown into a cross-cultural phenomenon with significant socio-cultural impact, developing into 'street art' which encompasses all artistic incursions into the urban landscape, including a wide medium of stencil, stickers, posters, airbrush, etc... One can see 'street art' as a new "renaissance" and explosion of creativity, new ideas, and talent, with all artists using the public space as a huge museum. Street art is a form of creative expression and a statement of identity; it is special because it is a form of expression that has the ability to be shockingly evocative, providing rawness that challenges the viewers directly and affects their aesthetic sensibilities. It is art that thrills. Urban art has become a burgeoning phenomenon which is no longer ignored by the art establishments, being recognised and taken in by museums, galleries, curators and auction houses alike. This has allowed artists more time to develop and solidify their work, thus narrowing down the fine line between fine art and street art by introducing a plethora of thoughtful and effective alternatives to artistic expression.

The Attention Spam Artists

Cyclops: Cyclops is an artist under the name of Luc Price, whose works can be found predominantly on the street as well as finding its rightful place in galleries. His iconic works can be identified from Manchester, Bristol to London. Price's tribal fury combined with photo realistic imagery creates an impressive style of his own. He creates various characters from frenzied faces that survive in sync in the chaos of a woman's hair to drone-like Cyclops - a member of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of its forehead from Greek mythology - whose presence becomes transcendent as Renaissance-like or saintly halos hanging overhead.

David Bray: David Bray graduated from Central St. Martins, London with a degree in Graphic Design in 1992 and has been a freelance illustrator since 1996 where he has developed an extensive portfolio of clients, including Harvey Nichols, MTV, Various Production, Puma, H&M, Vodafone, BBC Television, etc... His compelling works reveal his lifetime love of drawing and an active imagination. Bray creates intricate, time-consuming drawings, which explore emotion, utopia and a world of fantasy, mainly taking women and animals as his motif. A sense of continuity and evolvement within the creative process can be seen in Bray's series.

D*Face: He completed a degree in Illustration and Design and worked as a freelance illustrator/designer at an agency whilst honing his street work. D*Face is the owner of Stolen Space Gallery, which has been at the forefront of the London contemporary art scene for the past few years. His aim is to encourage the public not just to 'see', but to look at what surrounds them and their lives. One of D*Face's most celebrated icon is the D-Dog, a bomb like figure with two tiny wings on the sides. Recent examples of D*Face's satirical and dark humour include his chosen 'collaboration' with H.R.H Queen Elizabeth II on a series of bank notes and the portrait of Pope Benedict XVI to commemorate his instatement.

Vesna Parchet: Vesna is the only female artist in Attention Spam exhibition. Being of German origin, she was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan until the age of ten. Her artistic training includes a BTEC Foundation Studies in Art & Design and a National Diploma in Printmaking at London College of Printing. For Vesna, "art is a reflection of life observations after all", therefore she took 3 years time to travel around the world with the aim to enrich her life experiences. Cultural diversities and social backgrounds have always fascinated the female artist, being an important inspiration on her current work. Her artwork demonstrates a growing metamorphosis of her motif. Many of Vesna's pieces express an almost abstract futuristic sensation because of her intention to portray the changes in society and surroundings in relationship to humans, their nature and their behaviour.

Word To Mother: Word To Mother is an English born artist who attended art school and studied illustration, beginning his artistic career in graffiti. Each piece, often painted on wood which he collects at random, looks like it took years to evolve as his unique layering skills meld to one another effortlessly. His sophistication in layering technique brings complex texture into his pieces, and each of them evokes a feeling of sentimentality and recollection. Inspired by social observation and nostalgic advertising, his relentless sketch book doodling has yielded some of the most inspiring drawings and paintings of the urban art scene. Word to Mother's pieces reflect the artist's sensitivity towards life and its environment.

Artists will be present and a catalogue will be published in conjunction with this exhibition.
Please also visit our website www.adaptagallery.com.
Century Contemporary Art" - with the idea to bring this rather unnoticed genre to the Hong Kong public. Adapta will bridge the gap between the understanding of this global urban art movement, creating dialogue and focusing on cultural exchange. We aim to demonstrate, educate and provide a wealth of inspiration especially for the youth of today, through exhibiting works from this talent-pool.

Music Video Animated Woodcut

Tromarama / Bandung - Indonesia / 04:32 /
Video Music, Stop Motion / 2006 /
iniebet@yahoo.com / 6,52 Mb

Creator Words : "Music Video of a band called Seringai. Using stop motion technique with MDF media (wood cut)".
"Video Klip musik sebuah band bernama Seringai. Menggunakan teknik stop motion dengan media MDF yang dicukil (wood cut)".


Seen today at the Singapore Biennale

more info

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