30 May 2010

Irene Underground Arts Festival

The Irene Underground Arts Festival is a celebration of art and diversity, with a focus on non-conventional art forms and the cross pollination of ideas through collaboration between different artists and mediums.The festival will invite over 60 street artists from across Australia and around the world to create artworks within the Irene space, or to be exhibited at the space during the festival events. Spread over the festival weekend will be an exhibition opening, live painting/graffiti, stencil and paste up jams, an art market, workshops, talks as well as live music and video projections.

confirmed artists so far - Ha Ha (melb) , Junky projects (nsw) , Ben Howe (melb) , Presto (nsw) , KA'a (france) , Zombie arms (usa) , Moutard Zlodeykin (russia) , Drab Art (nz) , Will Coles (nsw) , Paul Kalemba (melb) , Radical Cross Stitch (melb) , Aeon (melb) , Urban Cake Lady (melb) , Seekayem (nz) , Georg (melb) , Dieter/Zakatak (melb)

IRENE community arts warehouse
5 pitt st brunswick 3086
Melbourne, Australia

11 - 13th June

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21 May 2010

Carnival of Souls


Here's the preview of JAZAN WILD'S CARNIVAL OF SOULS Motion Comic Book! This Groundbreaking Series led the way in this new frontier.
See all 4 chapters of the story at:


The story begins with a boy and his mother on a simple trip to a carnival. It quickly turns and takes you spinning on a wild ride into the heart of the jungle! Fasten your seat belt and pull the safety bar down. It's a roller coaster ride from Hell! No matter how much you scream you can't get off! Once you hand in your ticket, you hand over the deed to your very soul. Welcome Ladies and Gentlemen ... to Chapter 1 of Jazan Wild's Carnival Of Souls!

The creator of a graphic novel is suing NBC Universal for $50m (£40m) claiming the final series of Heroes ripped off his storyline.

Jazan Wild, real name Jason Barnes, says NBC used a carnival "virtually identical" to the ones depicted in his digital book series Carnival of Souls.

By doing so the network "knowingly, wilfully, recklessly and maliciously infringed" on his copyright, he claims.



Heroes & Carnival compared

20 May 2010

Poster Boy

Poster Boy is an anonymous New York City based street artist whose only utensil is a razor. He is known for satiric collage-like works created by cutting out sections of the self-adhesive advertisement posters in the platforms of New York City subway stations, and pasting them back in different positions. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Poster Boy also refers to a 'Poster Boy movement' where other people produce similar unsigned work in the New York City subways imitating this original artist.

Sometime around January 2009 Poster Boy's underground fame became such that there seemed to be several imitators, and his idea of having others "take up the Poster Boy model" seemed to be catching on. There even seems to be some confusion over whether the Poster Boy arrested on January 30, 2009, was the same Poster Boy who initiated the subway collages, or a "legal" above ground stand in. The New York Times reports a call from Poster Boy saying the man who was arrested "is one of the many individuals who believe in the Poster Boy 'movement'"[10] The AdBusters website notes that “Sources close to the artist maintain that there are, in fact, multiple 'Poster Boys' presently engaged in the project."[11]

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17 May 2010

Spray Can Fingerprinted

"police also found Marino's fingerprint on a can of spray paint in a vandalised train"

full story

"The court also heard images of Osne tags were found on Marino's computer, and texts sent to him contained the name."

On preserving graffiti

Discovered last weekend, the stenciled work shows a forlorn boy holding a can of red paint next to the words “I remember when all this was trees.” But by Tuesday, artists from the 555 Nonprofit Gallery and Studios, a feisty grassroots group, had excavated the 7-by-8-foot, 1,500-pound cinder block wall with a masonry saw and forklift and moved the piece to their grounds near the foot of the Ambassador Bridge in southwest Detroit.

The move -- a guerilla act on top of Banksy’s initial guerilla act -- has sparked an intense debate about the nature of graffiti art, including complicated questions of meaning, legality, value and ownership. Some say the work should be protected and preserved at all costs. Others say that no one had a right to move it — and that the power and meaning of graffiti art is so intrinsic to its location that to relocate it is to kill it.

full article here

“It makes me cringe that so many are applauding this,” wrote another commentator. “The point of ‘street art’ is for it to exist in its natural environment. It is by nature temporary. Disappointing when a good piece fades away? Yes. But that’s life.”

15 May 2010

Australian Stencil Art Prize

The Australian Stencil Art Prize began as just an idea in early 2008. It grew out of discussions about the calibre of stencil art in Sydney’s Innerwest and a desire to see more of it. Late in 2008 we received a small start up grant from Marrickville Council and an Art Prize was born.

• Recognise and reward stencil artists
• Provide recognition for stencil art as an artform in its own right
• Archive stencil art


Okay folks, we’re excited to announce that the cash prize for the Australian Stencil Art Prize is $2000.

We’re excited. Spread the word. You can enter here.

Entries close 1 August 2010.


14 May 2010

3d Graffiti Technica

: 3d Graffiti Technica :::

Graffiti Technica is dedicated to the progression of hardcore electronic art and 3d graffiti. The graffiti designs and lettering on this site are completely digital as I want to explore new ways of creating pieces.


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05 May 2010

SafARI - Sydney

SafARI exhibits the work of emerging artists across multiple Artist Run Initiative venues during the opening weeks of the Biennale of Sydney, celebrating vibrant and dynamic grassroots cultural practice and where contemporary art begins.

This year the work of fourteen artists will be exhibited at MOP Projects, Firstdraft Gallery, Locksmith Project Space, Serial Space and the façade of FBi Radio.

SafARi is curated by Lisa Corsi and Danielle Hairs, with Alex Maciver.



116/118 Chalmers Street
Surry Hills NSW

Locksmith Project Space
6 Botany Road
Alexandria NSW

MOP Projects
2/39 Abercrombie Street
Chippendale NSW

Serial Space
33 Wellington Street
Chippendale NSW

FBi Radio
44-54 Botany Road
Alexandria NSW

03 May 2010

LTRHDS - Sydney

the LTRHDS show comes to Sydney. At Red Bull Gallery, 41 Bourke Rd Alexandria.

full story and pics on the blog

The exhibition of the English alphabet

Letterheads 2010 brings together twenty-six contemporary artists to each re-envisioned a single letter of the English alphabet, creating a collection that explores the influence of the ubiquitous letterform in all aspects of contemporary art. The lineup of high profile and emerging artist, represent the fields of illustration, cartooning, fine art, graffiti, street art and graphic design from around the globe.

list of artists

Minuscule - Animation

Ladybyrd takes on the dragonfly crew.


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