“CONSTRUCT” by Brad Eastman @ Backwoods Gallery
August 31, 2020
12 min read
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…
Yusk Imai – Organic Future
June 13, 2020
2 min read
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…
ROA: ANNIHILATION
March 26, 2020
2 min read
Roa’s latest show, ‘Annihilation’ is on now at Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, but due to current circumstances, the exhibition is only available for viewing by appointment only. However, as a special treat for StreetArtNews fans, we have loads of pictures of the install and artworks to share with the rest of the world. Stay tuned to…
Georgia Hill – A Measure of All Things
May 29, 2019
2 min read
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
May 23, 2019
3 min read
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
November 23, 2018
3 min read
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”
June 8, 2018
3 min read
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”
March 21, 2018
2 min read
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
November 21, 2017
6 min read
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
June 14, 2016
1 min read
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…

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