Nov 25, 2013

WONDERWALLS – WOLLONGONG 2013

Wonderwalls went down again this year and l was lucky enough to make the trip up to paint.
Was great to catch up with a whole bunch of good people and paint a wall with Roach & Numskull. We had sunshine, rain, terrible karaoke, rain, beers and a bit more rain. Good times all round!

Great to see festivals like this getting done in Australia. Huge thanks to all those who made the effort to make it happen. Big cheers to The Opening Hours and Verb syndicate & IRONLAK.

Finished photo’s by occasionallygood. Some great photos on occasionally good of other walls as well, if you haven’t seen Askew’s wall then check it out.

Few of my random photos from the weekend as well, thanks all!


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Nov 14, 2013

Peace. San Francisco 2013

During my recent stay in San Francisco for my 3AM FEMMES exhibition at Whitewalls SF, cialis I completed a 60 foot mural on the side of the Hastings Law University in the Tenderloin. Located on the corner of Mcallister & Hyde st.
A site specific mural of SF’s very interesting history. Peace.

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Nov 4, 2013

WONDERWALLS 2013

This week l’m heading up to Wonderwalls in Wollongong thanks to the Hours guys.

Be good to catch up with a lot crew and paint some big walls.
Come past and say hi if you are up that way, should be a huge 3 days!

More info here.

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Aug 20, 2013

Mural Festival – Montreal

A short video doco is out of the 8 storey wall I completed for the Mural festival in Montreal earlier this year.
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Aug 1, 2013

Roskilde 2013

I was lucky enough to be invited to paint along side some of the best writers in the world for one of the biggest festivals in the world – ROSKILDE festival in Copenhagen.
More than 1km of wallspace was painted over the week leading up to the Festivals opening. Each artist was given a large wall to paint in one of the main areas of festival. Check out all the other photos on their facebook page

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Jul 19, 2013

UNSTOPPABLE, COLLINGWOOD.

Finally managed to get car free photo’s of the new Unstoppable wall Rone, The Tooth and I painted in Collingwood for Independence Australia.

Independence Australia is a local community organisation that helps people with disabilities or physical needs with a variety of services.  Also a big thanks to Masters for donating the paint and supplies for the project.

The wall was marked up on a grid and painted over 2 days with only one lift, something l don’t think we’ll be attempting again!

Big thanks to Thomas and Emily for help on filling all the letters. Progress shots below are also by Emily.

Thanks to all the people who helped on this one, was a fun project to donate our time towards.

 

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Jul 4, 2013

Meggs x Steen Jones, ‘Year of the Snake’ Mural

At the begginning of 2013, Myself & Young blood Steen Jones, decided to collaborate on a large-scale ‘Year of the Snake’ themed mural to comemerate the 2013 Chinese Zodiac.

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Serpents are one of the oldest mythological symbols, quite often used to depict duality, life-cycles & wisdom, which has made them a interesting recent subject for me to explore.

Referencing these elements of the coiled snake, duality and the ‘sacred garden’ we came up with a composition of hands reaching through flora in attempt grasp and take control of a multi-headed snake. For me this was also reflective of the (2013) year ahead, opportunity & excitement with a great deal of risk!

The actual location of this wall has been somewhat hidden in back-street factory carpark, in the suburb of Northcote, Melbourne. I’ve always liked the idea of pieces being seen by those willing to search or randomly stumble across. So to see this wall in person, you’ll have to do some hunting!

Photography courtesy of Melissa Findley

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Jun 5, 2013

Unit44 Gallery – INTO THE DARK – Newcastle UK

I am stoked to be included in Unit44′s INTO THE DARK group show, launching June 12th, The Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle.
This yearly event featuring the finest international artists and the most iconic forgotten locations and the line-up for this show is pretty incredible to say the least. – Meggs

Exhibition info:

“Inspired by the incredible project from New York we pay tribute to a slice of North East England history in the form of our Victoria Tunnel. Dating back to 1842 the tunnel facilitated the need to transport goods from one side of Newcastle to the other during a thriving industrial boom in the region. However it was during wartime that the tunnel found true providence and purpose. During the Second World War the tunnel was fitted out for use as an air raid shelter to protect those from falling shells. The structure would provide shelter for over 9,000 people at one time during times of fear and hardship.

Now the tunnels provide a completely unique backdrop and prologue to a new body of works from some of our favourite artists. Known for creating a story, a scenario, and true depiction of character we have chosen the true dream weavers to bring this show to life. We invite you to pay tribute to Industry, Resilience, and the Human Spirit in the face of dark times.”

This is the first time the space will have been used for an exhibition of this nature, with only twelve participants able to go ‘Into The Dark’ at any one time, we have limited thirty-minute slots on June 12th. Online tickets will be released twelve days before the event at twelve midday (June 12th).

Check the following links for more info:

https://www.facebook.com/Unit44IntoTheDark?fref=ts
https://www.facebook.com/Unit44Gallery?fref=ts
http://instagram.com/unit44gallery
https://twitter.com/Unit44Gallery
www.unit-44.com

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Jun 5, 2013

D.O.T.S by Søren Solkær Photography

World-renowned Danish photographer Søren Solkær visited Melbourne briefly this year to document street artists for his photography / book project D.O.T.S. I was lucky enough to be involved and below is the portrait of me he took at my & Steen Jones collaborative ‘Year of the Snake wall’, cant wait to see this collection/book in completion! – Meggs

From Søren’s new website:

“Søren is best known for his distinctive portraits of musicians. He is most recognised as the man responsible for various iconic images of Björk, The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand, David Lynch, The Arctic Monkeys, R.E.M. and U2.

All the portraits in D.O.T.S. show artists who work in the public space.It is a book and exhibition project that was started in 2012.The aim is to portray the most significant figures in public and street art both on the contemporary scene as well as the pioneering figures.The project will take Søren to the Americas, across Europe and Australia.The book will be finished in 2014.”

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May 31, 2013

Fallen Angel – London

Last week I took on a large wall in the Shoreditch street art jungle in London. It was a process to say the least!
The piece is titled-  ’Fallen Angel’. Fire and Water, Heaven and Hell etc…
Im currently collecting some great process photos which Ill show soon.
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May 28, 2013

Meggs – Lion of Venice – LA

viagra Verdana, no rx Tahoma, nurse sans-serif; line-height: 22px;”>During April/May time in LA, I stayed in Venice Beach, an area with a traditionally diverse artistic community and history surf/skate culture. Thanks to Brandedarts I had the opportunity to paint a wall at the ‘Love Shack’, a well-recognised Venice Beach local-institution located on Lincoln Boulevard. We decided to paint one of my recent ‘Lion’ pieces as a tribute to the culture of the area and I place I consider my homebase in LA.

Special mention to my homies in the Rose Street house where I stayed, known as the ‘Rosebuds’, the inclusion of the rose on this wall is for you guys! Photography by @birdmanphotos.

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May 26, 2013

Meggs – ‘Lone Roses’ Mural – Culver City, LA (USA)

A rose is often referred to as a symbol of hope, love & beauty; and the thorns that surround it as hardship.
I painted this rose around the back alley of the brandedarts complex as a reference to this. A homeless man lives in this alley, we left him a care package of foods etc. as payment for being in his space.

He said the rose looked ‘cool’. I hope it helped to brighten his day…


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May 24, 2013

Blondes have more fun

In Denmark it’s pretty accurate. It took me far too long to paint this wall. Not because of the size or the challenging dimensions of the building, but the typical Aalborg weather. A lot like Melbourne actually- 4 seasons in 1 day. To put it short it was raining every day.
This mural was part of my exhibition at Galerie Wolfsen which was a big success. I will be doing a recap of the exhibition shortly… when i have time. (which seems never at the moment)
Thanks to all the crazy Danes I met…and I thought us Aussies can drink. wow.

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May 23, 2013

Meggs X TheHundreds – Downtown LA

First mural post, albeit a little late, was for TheHundreds new warehouse HQ in Downtown LA (April 2013).

Bobby Hundreds & co came by to film a preview of my ‘Heavenly Creatures’ solo show at Thinkspace, which you can view here, and gave me the opportunity to come see thier new huge warehouse compound and pick a wall to hit-up alongside other talented artists such as our Everfresh bro Madsteez. After Bobby and I were talking about our love/obsession with skulls I decided to do a piece which reflected the phantom comic book pieces from the exhibition and coincidentally tied into the Hundreds new ‘Grateful Dead’ range. Thanks again Bobby & Crew. – Meggs.

Original post on TheHundreds website found here.

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May 22, 2013

Meggs USA Recap April/May 2013

I’ve never been one for journal writing and to be honest am a fairly lazy ‘tourism’ photographer. Most of my ‘personal life’ experiences go undocumented and exist purely in the memories and stories I can tell on a face to face basis. Even with the expansion of social media I like to keep personal life (ie. party shenanigans) off of twitter and instagram and instead be a lot more consistent about documenting my artistic milestones and achievements. And this is the way I prefer it. If you were there then you were there, if not, prob no need to see what it was I was eating, drinking, buying, breaking or falling over.

With that in mind the following is a short and sweet photo recap on the last 2 months spent in LA, DC and SF (mostly LA), where I focused for the most part on painting, partying and hanging in Venice (your imagination can fill in the blanks.)

Following this post will be individual posts specifically documenting the murals I painted in Downtown LA (Hundreds HQ), Culver City, Washington DC (Abandoned Church) & Venice Beach as well a secret California desert location, soon to be revealed…

Thanks again to all my good friends, without whose generosity and hospitatlity, this kind of constant travel adventure would not be possible. Heres to the road more or less travelled! Cheers – Meggs.

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