MCA ARTBAR will be transformed by Pip & Pop (Tanya Schultz) into a mix of kawaii fluro colours, cat cafes and プリクラ(purikura)photo booths on Friday night, July 25th for one night only. There wont be a lot of nights in the future where you can enjoy cats, photos, Japanese punk bands, sweets, crystals, and crazy cuteness in Sydney.
Get your tickets at MCA ARTBAR !
Sydney based artist Louise ZHANG!
After her successful show PLOMP earlier this year, she will be having another show, #FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) along side Tully Arnot, Liam Benson, and Criena Court at the Artereal Gallery.
The opening is on tomorrow night from 6pm, July, 3rd 2014.
No Sleep Till Dream Time, presented by Reko Rennie and Blackartprojects will be exhibiting at the Chalk Horse, from June 26th till July 12th, and at The Art Gallery of New South Wales, from June 28th to November 30th. It will be worth checking out Reko Rennie’s contemporary approach to Kamilaroi ceremonial symbols, and his use of spray-paint, harder edges, and neon colours.
Out of the wide variety of films from the Sydney Film Festival, we have picked out two documentaries that are about amazing films and the creators behind them.
What happened to the legendary film Dune? The cult movie director behind, The Holy Mountain and El Topo, Alejandro Jodorowsky was working on Frank Herbert’s science-fiction novel Dune back in the 70′s with amazing creatives onboard, from illustrator Moebius to Salvador Dalí. The Dune’s story boards and concept drawings seemed to have inspired the sci-fi genre for decades despite it never been made.
A documentary that follows the award winning animation studio, Studio Ghibli. The driving force of the studio, Hayao Miyazaki director of the beautiful worlds of Princess Monokoke, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle, works on his latest masterpieces and maybe his last, The Wind Rises. The creations, the studio has the making have been filling the hearts of many with sentimentally for the decades. This could be because each frame is carefully drawn by hand and the studio sticking to it’s traditions.
After the success of POW! WOW! Hawaii and Hong Kong, Jasper Wong now presents POW! WOW! Taiwan! A gathering of of local and international street artists will now be adding colour to the streets of Taipei from May 29th to June 3rd. We are looking forward to see some rad out comes.
Flying Lotus has released a new music video for ‘PHANTASM’ from their album, “Until The Quite Comes”. Although the album was released more than a year ago they still managed to created this minimal, surreal music video with Markus Hofko. The film captures a strange relationship between a fluffy beast and this human like figure that has seem to have lost this body along these amazing landscapes in New Zealand.
Its been almost a week since Sia’s MV ‘Chandelier’ directed by Daniel Askill was released and it’s nearly reaching 6 million views. The slightly disturbing dance moves choreographed by Ryan Heffington, are beautifully executed in a small run-down apartment by Maddie Ziegler from the TV show ‘Dance Moms’. Get ready to be mesmerised by this collaboration between directing, singing, and dancing.
We can not stopping playing around with Sougwen Chung‘s animated fonts! Everything looks cool!
Have a go here! Kinecydysis
THE TATE gallery in Sydney will be exhibiting an all female show, “All Your Gold” on April 30th. Co-curated by OUTERGOLD and Marty Routledge of The Hours. They have selected a talented group of 12 both local and global artists.
Biddy Maroney – WBYK (SYD)
Cara Stricker (NYC)
Cat Rabbit (MEL)
Furry Little Peach (SYD)
Gemma O’Brien (SYD)
Greedy Hen (SYD)
Jacqueline Bui (SYD)
Jessica Hische (SF)
The prolific typographer, designer, and illustrator, Alex Trochut will be exhibiting, “Think Twice” at Colette Paris from May 5th to June 7th.
He is well know for his flowing liquified types and his ground breaking methods and approaches to graphic design. In this show,“Think Twice” he will be exploring duality, using a process he developed himself that allows two different images to appear on the same surface depending on the amount of light. It will be a show worth going at least twice. Once, during the day and once at night!
To get a better understanding of this printing technique, here is a video of this book, “More is More” where he uses the same method.
Check out this time lapse of Mike Giant covering walls with his calligraphy for Major Lazer and Pharrell’s single, “Aerosol Can”. Although there are no aerosol cans involved, Kyle DePinna has directed the film to go BOM BOM BOM BOM!
Geoff McFetridge has unleashed 13 minimal paintings at the V1 Gallery in Copenhagen. The show, Meditallucination explores both meditation and hallucinations by striping down the images to its bare minimum.
“The images are meditations, in that they come from inside but they are also listening to the world around me. The paintings attempt to deeply engage with reality to try to attain transcendence. Hallucinations in that they are a made of the raw material of our brain, beyond experience, they are found images that are nearly hard wired into our minds.” – Geoff McFetridge, LA, 2014.
Mark Whalen Aka Kill Pixie will be having a show at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery in LA. If your in town, you should defiantly check out his bizarre world of humans and sci-fi design objects interacting together.
The show is from April 5th to May 3th.