Hiroyasu Tsuri aka Twoone – RAW MARK MAKING
October 15, 2020
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RAW MARK MAKING – Hiroyasu Tsuri (b. 1983) Hiroyasu Tsuri aka Twoone – RAW MARK MAKING “Raw Mark Making is quite a simple idea. It’s literally the meaning of the words. Mark making. In my context, it is making marks that are not commonly used in traditional art practice. Unusual movements, using any kind of…
“CONSTRUCT” by Brad Eastman @ Backwoods Gallery
August 31, 2020
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Brad Eastman (Beastman) born 1980, is a multidisciplinary artist from Sydney, Australia, who currently lives and works in Bali, Indonesia. Influenced by the biodiversity, symbolism and design aesthetics behind nature’s growth patterns and organic landscapes, Eastman’s paintings, digital illustration, commercial projects and public murals explore a unique visual language, depicting future environments of abstracted geometric…
Rone Book Release
July 9, 2020
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Melbourne-based artist Rone has just released his first coffee table slab. The self-titled book features a retrospective of his works, exploring the juxtaposition and often contentious relationship between beauty and decay and the corresponding tug of war that exists between youth and ruin. As one of the pioneering figureheads in the art of large-scale muralism,…
Yusk Imai – Organic Future
June 13, 2020
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ORGANIC FUTURE by Brazilian artist YUSK IMAI is open now at Backwoods Gallery, Australia. The show is the Imai’s 5th solo exhibition at the space over a period of 10 years. Yusk Imai – Organic Future Directed and filmed by Byron Kehoe, this edit was recorded over Zoom through some late night/ early morning interviews…
MEGGS – NEW MURAL MELBOURNE
May 13, 2020
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David Hooke, AKA Meggs, is back living in Melbourne and recently painted this 25 metre mural on the outskirts of the city in Croydon. “I grew up in Croydon North so it feels good to now have a large public piece in the area I spent my childhood. This mural is inspired by the beauty…
ROA returns to Melbourne with a giant “Honey Possum”
March 1, 2020
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ROA recently dropped back into Melbourne for a six week residency as he prepares for his upcoming solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery. Before getting started, he painted this Honey Possum on the side of  STREAT, a neat social enterprise based in a 150 year old building that was previously a bordello. Renowned for his monumental…
#BushfireBrandalism Across Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane
February 3, 2020
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“As a collective group of Australian artists, we have been driven to reclaim public advertising space with posters speaking to the Australian government’s inaction on climate change and the devastating bushfires. We do not accept that this situation is ‘business as usual’. We are making these issues visible in our public spaces and in our…
Haring Basquiat tribute mural Melbourne 2019
December 12, 2019
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A group of some of Melbourne’s most celebrated street artists have come together to create a large-scale mural eleven metres tall and thirty metres wide in Easey Street, Collingwood.  The mural is a tribute to iconic artists Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat and was inspired by the recently opened summer blockbuster exhibition Keith Haring &…
Revolver Upstairs Presents… 1UP x Martha Cooper in Melbourne!
December 4, 2019
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Revolver Upstairs Presents Seasons of Change 34: Summer – featuring Martha Cooper (USA) and 1UP Crew (GER). Legendary NYC documentary photographer Martha Cooper joins Berlin graffiti collective 1UP Crew for a one-night only show of artwork, movie screenings and DJ showcases. Featuring an exhibition of all-new canvases and artworks created just for the night, as…
Kaff-eine – Southern Wild
November 21, 2019
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Melbourne street artist Kaff-eine’s upcoming exhibition, Southern Wild, celebrates our real, everyday bodies through surreal nude portraits of humanlike characters. Melbourne’s street art spotters have long spied them lurking in city laneways and abandoned spaces; paintings of large, quietly looming characters with nude human bodies, deer skull heads, and hooves for feet. Kaff-eine’s intriguing ‘deerhunters’…

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