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:

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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.

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See you all there!

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Jun 18, 2013

‘Work In Progress’ – Hong Kong

Last week we (Rone, Meggs & Beastman) travelled to Hong Kong to take part in the ‘Work in Progress’ art project in Taikoo Place, Island East, HK.

Hitting the ground running the three of us had 48 hours to complete a large wall mural/installation each, dine in HK style, drink beers and pose for photos in the lead up to Friday night’s launch party – which attracted more than 1,400 people, a lot of vodka drinking and some impromptu crowd bombing/building trashing! Thanks to May, Lauren, Swire, Cyrcle, Spencer, all the artists, all the Dougs & all the local crew who made this whirlwind, sensory overload trip a lot of fun!

“Curated by Hong Kong gallery Above Second, ‘Work in Progress’ is a three-week exhibition which transforms the loading bay and entire 13th floor of a now defunct office space into one of the biggest street art exhibitions ever to be presented in Asia, which aims to change the perspective of individuals about the artistic credibility of street art. Featuring artists from around the world (U.S., Australia, Portugal, France, England, & Denmark) including Beastman, Cyrcle, Meggs, RONE, VHILS, Victor Ash & Cannonball Press. As well as local artists, Xeme, Mark Goss, 4Get, Pantone C, Peter Yuill, brought togetehr by Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation (YAF).”

LINKS:
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http://www.houseofmeggs.com/

http://www.beastman.com.au/

http://blog.above-second.com/

Rone, Meggs & Beastman at Work in Progress – Hong Kong from Everfresh Studio on Vimeo.

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Jun 17, 2013

KNock KNock Mag – Issue 4

‘all new and improved’ Knock Knock magazine.

Issue 4, the ‘travel’ issue features some household names and some great emerging talent including: Ben Quilty, Mark Drew, Geoffrey Lillemon, Dave Cragg, Sobekcis, Sheryo & The Yok, Onur Gulfidan, Rosek, Haribow, Maaden, Beatrix Curran, Kate Florence Knowlden, Val Kelmer, Jess Howell, Robyn Aubrey, Arman Nobari, Embassy, Spoonty and DoubleTrouble.


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Jan 14, 2013

How to make it – Complex.com

Featuring Rone & Meggs

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see the feature over at Complex.com

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Oct 24, 2012

VNA Issue 20

The always amazing VNA mag has just dropped their 19th issue- check it out:

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After six years and hundreds of artists featured, help issue 20 is brought to you with an extra 32 pages, bigger and better than ever. This 164-page beast is brimming with features and beautiful images from some of the most talented artists in the world and the cover is graced by a living legend; the one and only Retna.



Producing some of the most visually stunning street art in recent history, Retna explains his signature style and the intricate processes behind his work. Not content with featuring one of the most exciting artists from across the pond we’ve also got interviews with the USA’s master of eco-surrealism painting Josh Keyes, the infamous skateboarding graffiti artist Neckface and the master of mystical worlds Greg Simkins.



No issue would be complete without an Australian artist and this time round we caught up with the man behind some of the most controversial pop-art and mash-up paintings, Ben Frost. But as usual we’ve also packed in some talented Brits in the forms of Guy Mckinley, with his anime-inspired characters and photographer Will Robson-Scott. Alongside them are chats with graffiti king Smash137 of Switzerland, street artists Ozmo and Above and German newcomer DeeDeeKid.



To celebrate the release of this milestone issue, VNA 20 will be available with two alternative covers; one is exclusive to our web store www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop

and subscribers, while the other will be available through our network of stockists.





ISSUE 19 & SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.verynearlyalmost.com


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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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Feb 14, 2012

Primary Suspects – Reka

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

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Jul 1, 2011

Everfresh at NGV Studio- Closing Event – July 8

All good things come to an end, if you haven’t been to see us at the NGV Studio this will be your last chance.

and if you have it’s time to see what new works we produced over the month

If you are on Facebook. heres the event: NGV+EFC

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Mar 4, 2011

BACK WALL BURNER

Walked in to find this new burner on the back wall.

Next level.

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Nov 4, 2010

More pics from the NGA

The opening party had a huge projection of the works onto the NGA building.

It would have been cool to see this from a few miles away…

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Oct 31, 2010

NGA

So Just got back From Canberra last night. It was a huge weekend to say the least. The exhibition was 10 time more impressive than expected.

Amazing job by Jaklyn Babington and all the good people at the NGA.

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Sync welcomed the crowds

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Jan 31, 2010

Australian Infront

Australian Infront have just posted an interview with Everfresh Studios…

See it here

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Sep 22, 2008

Australian Edge

Nice Feature on Everfresh over at Australian Edge

plenty of other good stuff over there- definetley worth a look.

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Sep 11, 2008

Meggs in Empty Magazine

Meggs feature in the latest issue of Empty Magazine, buy cialis alongside some other Aussie dopeness such as Ben Frost, ed Lister and Ha-Ha. Check it.

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