Jun 4, 2013

Phibs @ Vivid Sydney

Join the cream of the young Australian graffiti, illustration and graphic arts scene for an evening of conversation and collaboration. Knock Knock magazine’s panel of emerging artists, Eleven, Soft Science and Dave Cragg, share their work, processes and talent alongside the wisdom of established graffiti icon Phibs. This survey of fresh talent will share their creative practice and discuss the issues and opportunities for young graphic artists in 2013.

Melbourne artists Eleven (illustrator and graffiti artist) and Soft Science (animator and illustrator) demonstrate the new style of interdisciplinary craftsmanship, honesty and humour. With his raw Australiana, Sydney artist Dave Cragg pushes painting in new directions; and from the streets to the National Gallery of Australia’s permanent collection Phibs encompasses these aspects combined.

Produced by Sydney siblings Tom and Alison Groves, Knock Knock is a free online magazine profiling emerging and established street artists, illustrators and visual innovators found in alleyways and far reaches of the net.

Visit www.knockknockmagazine.com.au for more

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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 30, 2013

Meggs x Birdman photos – Desert Mission Preview

Over the last 3 months my LA homie and art photographer Birdman has been taking a select group of artists out to abandoned desert location. Below is a preview of my part in the project, which Birdman is soon to release as a series of photos & videos from each artist involved.

This was my first trip into California desert territory and its an environment I was stoked to experience and definately to explore more in future. As much for the beautiful barren landscape as for the crazy roadside diners/buildings/shacks that you pass along the way! Stay tuned for full doco etc coming soon…

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May 29, 2013

Reka in London – Vimeo

During my Europe travles last year I was filmed in London in collaboration with itdrewitself and Verynearlyalmost for a short doco. The discussion is about the process of how I find these ‘found objects’ that I re-invent into artworks. Check it out >

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May 28, 2013

Meggs – Lion of Venice – LA

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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May 21, 2013

Cancelled — EVERFRESH: OPEN STUDIO

For the first time ever we will open our doors to the public.

Sunday June 9, 12-5pm

This will be your chance to meet the artists behind the works you have seen on the streets of Melbourne and your chance to purchase works directly from the artists.

FRED FOWLER, MEGGS, MAKATRON, TOM CIVIL, TOOTH, RONE, MAYONAISE, STABS, WONDERLUST+ MORE

Please register below for the address or click here to register

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May 20, 2013

Bates – Hall of Fame

Bates has his own hall of fame?? -Amazing.

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May 20, 2013

Yatika from New York show, One night only at House of Bricks

good friend and ex-bike messenger with me in NYC, Yatika has been hanging out in Melbourne and beyond. He has a show wednesday of some recent works created in the studio and live painting in town. Check it out. the facebook event page is here:

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May 20, 2013

No Vacancy Show Thurs 23 May

_No Vacancy 5-Year-FlyerAll Welcome, this show is 5 years of Artists who have had shows with the gallery.

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May 18, 2013

Aalborg, Denmark

First day I managed to paint a quick wall at one of the hall of fame spots next to about 8 Swet pieces in a row.
Aalborg doesn’t have much murals so the locals were very curious of what was happening to their city.

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May 14, 2013

Aalborg Exhibition – Galerie Wolfsen

This Thursday my artwork is being exhibited in Aalborg, Denmark at Galerie Wolfsen. If youre in sunny Aalborg be sure not to miss this one. Also showing is the talented El Mac from LA and Anders Gjennestad from Norway
for more info check- http://www.galeriewolfsen.dk/
For a catalogue of the show email - [email protected]
A preview of some pieces for the show-

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    Huge congratulations to @r_o_n_e on his sold out show that opened this weekend. Taking things to a whole 'nother level, again. #Rone #ronelumen #everfreshstudio

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    @r_o_n_e's show opens tomorrow night in Melbourne. Big is an understatement. Full details on Rones page. 📷 from @mckinnonluke

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    @r_o_n_e's effort this weekend on what could be described as not the easiest surface to mark up on. Rones solo show Lumen opens this Friday, 109 Little Collins St in Melbourne. Awesome photo by @alicegoulter. #Rone #ronelumen

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    Last chance to see @r_o_n_e. Down she comes.

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    Beers, sunshine and art at the @inkdotsblackspots show right now. 1000£ bend. Drop by if you're in the city.

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    Happy Friday people. #everfreshstudio

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    Can’t really beat a North Shore sunset. Not a bad place for a work trip.


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    Huge congratulations to @r_o_n_e on his sold out show that opened this weekend. Taking things to a whole ‘nother level, again. #Rone #ronelumen #everfreshstudio


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    An old one from @wonder_fresh in Hosier Lane. #everfreshcrew #fbf


    10/24/14

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    @r_o_n_e’s show opens tomorrow night in Melbourne. Big is an understatement. Full details on Rones page. 📷 from @mckinnonluke


    10/23/14

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    @r_o_n_e’s effort this weekend on what could be described as not the easiest surface to mark up on. Rones solo show Lumen opens this Friday, 109 Little Collins St in Melbourne. Awesome photo by @alicegoulter. #Rone #ronelumen


    10/19/14

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    As long as we have had a studio these words have always adorned a wall somewhere. REDRUM. #everfreshstudio


    10/12/14

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    Get the feeling this guys not that impressed with what I’m working on 😒


    10/12/14

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    Just spent the morning chasing @r_o_n_e and my tram around the western suburbs of Melbourne. A lot has changed in the last 10 years…


    10/11/14

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    Here comes summer Melbourne. @r_o_n_e #everfreshstudio


    10/11/14

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    Good to see the #everfreshblackbooks filling up, especially with pieces from our mates! This is @tim__b book with a nice @t_w_o_o_n_e. 👍


    10/10/14

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