Georgia Hill – A Measure of All Things

A Measure Of All Things is Georgia Hill’s debut Melbourne solo show, in which she explores how structures and language combine to become a scale in which our experiences exist, a place where the physical world connects and shapes our own interpretations. Hill’s large scale mural practice is distilled and reframed through canvas artworks, installation

Backwoods Gallery First Annual Fundraiser

Backwoods Gallery is an independently run commercial gallery that began as an Artist Run Initiative in 2010. From humble beginnings as a platform for its artist owners to exhibit artwork of their own, Backwoods has grown to become world recognised, working with the likes of MONA and The Japan Foundation. As a small commercial gallery,

“OBJECT” by HIROYASU TSURI 釣 博泰 / TWOONE

OBJECT by HIROYASU TSURI 釣 博泰 / TWOONE opens Nov 23 – Dec 9 at Backwoods Gallery, 25 Easey St, Collingwood. “There are ideas that you simply can’t express in words, logic or a singular object. Rather, the idea needs to be expressed through a story, a series of works or a collection of objects.”  Pushing his expansive practice

Yusk Imai & Dante Horoiwa “Phantom Pain”

Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery welcomes the return of YUSK IMAI and DANTE HOROIWA, combining their artistic talent to create a dual show, “Phantom Pain”. As they illustrate in their statement, the show is the result of studio discussions exploring a “hidden sensation”, an abstract and constant, but unidentified source of pain. The show attempts to process

Reka – “SCARLET”

Australian contemporary artist Reka returns to his hometown of Melbourne to present ‘SCARLET’, his first new solo show in 4 years. A brooding mix of Berlin nightlife, Japanese Shibari rope bondage and post-cubist figurative studies, this is one of his most mature exhibitions to date. Influenced by his graffiti background and techniques, as well as

“Ora Ora” – Shohei Otomo at Backwoods, Melbourne

Son of the legendary Katsuhiro Otomo – Japanese author, illustrator and creator of cult classic Anime AKIRA – Shohei Otomo is cut from the same cloth as his father. With intense concentration, he produces ballpoint drawings of semi-imagined figures and situations, blending the old guard sensibilities and pop-culture of Japan with his own dystopian take

ROA – Hic Svnt Dracones (Here Be Dragons) – Melbourne 2016

I first actually met ROA at the Outpost Project in Sydney back in 2011. We had a brief exchange as he was up high on a scissor lift painting a large mural across the whole side of a building. In 2012, he came to Melbourne, created the controversial solo exhibition Carrion, visited Healesville Sanctuary and painted a few incredible pieces (video here) and before

Felipe Pantone “Stereo Dynamica” in Melbourne, Australia

Felipe Pantone who resides in Valencia, Spain visits Australia for the first time to paint a massive wall for WonderWalls festival in Wollongong and then to Melbourne to launch his solo exhibition Stereo Dynamica at Backwoods Gallery. His incredible vibrant canvas works often use a black and white geometric background filled with splashes of bright