Jul 14, 2013

SUBURBAN Ian Strange ⋅ 26 July 2013 ⋅ National Gallery of Victoria

We are super excited to finally see this project come to life- if you are anywhere on the 26th of July it should be the NGV.OK enough talk, just watch:

Ian Strange: SUBURBAN from Ian Strange [KID ZOOM] on Vimeo.

Delivering his largest and most ambitious project to date, Australian born, New York based artist, Ian “Kid Zoom” Strange presents SUBURBAN, a multifaceted photography, film and installation exhibition opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on July 26.

Since recreating a full-scale replica of his childhood home inside Cockatoo Island’s Turbine Hall in Sydney, 2011, Strange has continued his ongoing investigation of suburbia. For the past two years Strange has travelled across the East Coast of the United States working with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film eight site specific interventions incorporating suburban.

Suburban presents eight large-scale photographic works, a multi-channel, surround sound video installation along with carefully selected fragments of the original buildings that Strange has saved and re-presents as both sculptural objects and social artefacts.

On the exhibition, David Hurlston, Curator of Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, said, “We are excited to be able to present this ground-breaking exhibition of work by Ian Strange. From his early work as a street artist in Australia he is now a noted contemporary artist with a developing international standing. Strange is fast becoming recognised, both locally and internationally, for his distinctive practice and, in particular, for this new and unique body of work.”

Cinematic in both tone and scale, SUBURBAN investigates the iconography surrounding the family home and its place in the current economic climate. Through the work, Strange articulates his own conflicted relationship with suburbia he experienced growing up in the Australian suburbs, juxtaposed with living in New York City and the United States.

“This project has been all consuming for the past two and a half years of my life”, said Strange. “I wanted to create a body of work that reacted to the icon of the suburban home and to the suburbs as a whole. The suburbs have played an important role in shaping who I am as a person and an artist. The suburbs have always been home, but I have always found suburbia isolating. SUBURBAN is my reaction to that.”

SUBURBAN opens at NGV Studio, located at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square on July 26.



See you all there!

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Oct 17, 2012

Pow Wow 2012

Finally there is a video that explains what Pow Wow is:

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part I from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part II from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

POW WOW HAWAII 2012: Part III from Pow Wow Hawaii on Vimeo.

Following up on an extremely successful showing in 2011, the multi-day POW WOW Hawai’i art event had its third annual showing in 2012. Originally conceived in Hong Kong, the event moved to Hawaii to help enrich the local creative scene. The event encompasses a global roster of over 50 local and international artists who created art at Loft in Space + Fresh Cafe and over the streets of Kaka’ako over a six-day period between February 13 to 18, 2012.
This first part in a three part series documents POW WOW Hawai’i 2012. Part 2 releases on Friday, Oct. 12th and part 3 comes out on Monday, Oct. 15th.
Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye
Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort

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Sep 25, 2012

Brown Class Cinima

Thanks to Matthew at www.brownclasscinema.com.au we have 2 tickets to give away for any of the below movies.

All you have to do is be the first to ask



Personally Iv’e been wanting to see Vigilante Vigilante for some time now…


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Jun 11, 2012

Dead meat & greet with Conor Harrington

DOTS+ got the pleasure of visiting Conor Harrington during the painstaking preparation for his incredible recent sellout “Dead Meat” show at Lazarides gallery. He gave us the lowdown on his formative graff years and subsequent transition into fine art and his continuing love for both games. Conor’s got skills inside or out, who else do you know who mixes graff and gold leaf? We made a little animation that shows off both worlds.

Shot & Directed by Dscreet
”Dead Meat & Greet” is part of the new DOTS+ series of short films about some of the best graffiti based artists around the world.

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Feb 27, 2012


Check this video of Usugrow, pills all shot right here in Melbourne:

USUGROW from Louis Mitchell on Vimeo.

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Feb 14, 2012

Primary Suspects – Reka

Good to see Reka’s been working hard for the money…

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Nov 8, 2011

Writers Bench- ACMI – 12 Nov

See you there: >


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Melbourne premiere screening: 12th November, 4pm. ACMI , Fed Sq

Directed by Oriel Guthrie & Spencer Davids.

Screening at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Sat 12th November 4pm (premiere)
Sat 19th November 4pm
Sat 26th November 4pm

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Oct 23, 2011

WRITERS BENCH:The Evolution of Melbourne’s Graffiti & Street Art Culture. 1980-2011

This is it the documentary all have been waiting for.“Writers Bench” ‘is a documentary that explores the historical relevance of the graffiti and street art scene in Melbourne to the world. From its raw beginnings as political and radical slogans on walls throughout the suburbs, to its colourful burst of murals splashed along the train lines of the urban landscape, to its rise as an inner city tourist attraction and birth of urban street art.

Melbourne premiere screening: 12th November, 4pm. ACMI , Fed Sq

Directed by Oriel Guthrie & Spencer Davids.

Screening at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Sat 12th November 4pm (premiere)
Sat 19th November 4pm
Sat 26th November 4pm

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Mar 10, 2010

Graff Hunters

Meet the Steve Irwin of Melbourne graffiti:

found via Sirum’s Blog

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Jun 24, 2009

ACMI screening Melbourne Ink

Along with some other great titles ACMI is screening Melbourne Ink on Saturday the 18th of July, doctor which I think coincides with the launch of the amazing kings-way book.

The good people of Acmi have offered us 2 free Dbl passes to see Style wars (see deatails below)

If you would like a FREE Dbl pass to see style wars just email us the answer to this Question: Name 2 Everfresh artist that feature in Melbourne Ink

Email to xxxxxxxxxx
Subject: stylewars tix

(sorry all gone- thanks to all that entered)

ACMI Cinemas Presents
Art and Street Culture in July at ACMI

First Look > Full $13, recipe Conc $10
Thu 2 Jul 7pm, Fri 3 Jul 7pm, Sat 4 Jul 7pm, Sun 5 Jul 5.30pm
Beautiful Losers
unclassified 18+
Aaron Rose and Joshua Land, 90 mins, USA, 2008, Digital Betacam. Courtesy: Madman Cinema
Beautiful Losers charts the rise and rise of a group of multi-disciplinary artists including influential street artist Shepard
Fairey (Obey) and filmmakers Harmony Korine and Mike Mills. All self-proclaimed ‘outsiders’ this loose-knit group drew
inspiration from the rich sub-cultural veins of skateboarding, graffiti, surfing, hip hop and punk, finding an outlet for their
creations in the early 1990s at Aaron Rose’s storefront gallery ‘Alleged’. Scored by Money Mark and imbued with a vibrant mix
of historical footage and contemporary interviews, Rose and Land’s documentary about these artists’ shared histories,
journeys from obscurity and energetic DIY ethos makes for inspirational cinema.

Curated by Kristy Matheson as part of the First Look program in collaboration with the State of Design Festival.

Thu 9 Jul 7pm, Fri 10 Jul 7pm, Sat 11 Jul 7pm, Sun 12 Jul 5.30pm
Style Wars unclassified 18+

Tony Silver, 70 mins, USA, 1983, Digital Betacam, Color/B&W. Courtesy: Wienerworld Ltd
“If you want to know what Hip Hop is really all about, check out a film called Style Wars” KRS-1
Shot in NYC in the early 1980s, Tony Silver’s groundbreaking film documented the new language of hip hop – graffiti, rap,
breakdance. Bringing subway battles between artists and civic guardians to the fore, Style Wars gives voice to some of New
York’s legendary writers including Kase 2, Skeme, Seen UA, Cap and Dondi. A precursor to both Wild Style and Beat Street,
Silver’s film is vivid, legendary and a rare big screen event.

Curated by Kristy Matheson as part of the First Look program in collaboration with the State of Design Festival.

Australian Persectives > All tickets $8
Sat 18 Jul 4pm
Melbourne Ink unclassified 15+
Romain Levrault and Julien Sena, Australia, 2009, DV Cam

Melbourne is home to some of the best graffiti artists in the world. Laneways across the city have been encrusted with street
art and they’ve become popular backdrops for wedding photographs, international backpackers, even tourism campaigns.
Furthering the debate are filmmakers Romain Levrault and Julien Sena and their recent snapshot of the current graffiti
landscape with interviews from some of the big names in graffiti and street art: Andrew Chew, Andy Mac, Miso, Ghost Patrol,
HaHa, Drew, Meggs, Reka, Vexta, Phibs and Rone. Presented as part of State of Design Festival, the screening will be
followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers, street and graffiti artists, Gordon Harrison (City of Melbourne), Dr Lachlan
MacDowall (VCA) and other special guests. Then join us at 6pm for the book launch and signing of Kings Way: The Beginnings
of Australian Graffiti, Melbourne 1983 – 1993 in the ACMI Function Space.
Curated by James Nolen as part of Australian Perspectives in collaboration with the State of Design Festival.

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May 4, 2009

‘Melbourne Ink’ Documentary Opening

Dear Members and Friends,

You are invited to the screening of ‘Melbourne, INK.’

A film by Julien Sena & Romain Levrault is presenting the most prominent figures of graffiti and stencil Art in Melbourne.

Sponsored by the Melbourne Stencil Festival and in collaboration with Open Channel.

Uncensored, the movie is highlighting the paradoxal situation where street art is illegal but widely used for the marketing of the city.
Starring the Mitten Fortress, the Everfresh Studio and the Blenders Studio, the screening will go along with a live painting performance from the artists themselves !
with beer and Argentinean BBQ food available for purchase on the night.

PLEASE NOTE – FREE ENTRY for this exciting night. all details below.

Look forward to seeing you all here

Map and Transport Guide

Victoria Harbour
Shed 4 North Wharf Road
Docklands, VIC 3008


Melways Reference: Map 2E 7D
Alternatively, do a search for North Wharf Road, Docklands on WhereIs.com.

Parking is available on-site, as well as loading zones for equipment hire.
Public Transport

By Train:

Catch a train to Flinders Street Station. Next catch a tram to Docklands as detailed below.

By Tram:

Trams to Docklands depart from Flinders Street on a regular basis. Catch one of the following trams to the corner of Harbour Esplanade and Bourke Street. This trip takes approximately 15 minutes from the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets.

* Route 48: North Balwyn to New Quay Docklands
Travels along Harbour Esplanade.
* Route 70: Wattle Park to City
Terminates at the corner of Bourke Street and Harbour Esplanade.
* Free City Circle Tram
Catch this tram from one of the specially marked stops on Flinders Street. This tram runs in both directions every ten minutes, seven days a week between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm (except Christmas Day and Good Friday), and during daylight saving extended hours, 10.00am-9.00pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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