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Letterboy Workshops Announced

Posted On: 24th of April, 2017
Posted In: Out and About

Swedish type master Letterboy is heading back to Perth for a new series of workshops for letter enthusiasts.

These workshops will teach you the basics of calligraphy and hand-lettering.

It covers everything from script to gothic styles. Drawing by hand gives artists and designers an understanding of why and how letters are built and also to get a genuine feeling that most of the time gets lost when using computers.

This workshop fits the beginner and people who have dabbled in calligraphy and hand-lettering in the past.

Registrations are now open here.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Posted On: 21st of April, 2017
Posted In: Out and About

More than 150 rare and iconic sneakers are coming to Perth

After popular showings in Toronto, Brooklyn and Atlanta, the international exhibition The Rise of Sneaker Cultureheads to AGWA for its only Australian presentation.

The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first exhibition to explore the complex social history and cultural significance of the footwear now worn by billions of people throughout the world

International exhibition opens Saturday 13 May | FREE
Sneaker Saturday – 10am-4pm, Saturday 13 May | FREE


The Rise of Sneaker Culture is the first museum exhibition in North America, and now in Australia, to examine the sneaker's complex and fascinating social history, from its origins in the mid-nineteenth century to its role in the present day as a status symbol of urban culture.

Originating at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and organised by the American Federation of Arts, the international travelling exhibition has had popular showings in Toronto, Brooklyn, Atlanta and Oakland, and now heads to AGWA for its only Australian presentation.

On display are shoes from the archives of Adidas, Converse, Nike and Puma, as well as private collectors such as legendary hip-hop group Run-DMC, sneaker guru Bobbito Garcia (Kool Bob Love) and Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder. Also featured are sneaker collaborations between celebrities, artists and high-end fashion houses, including Rihanna, Kanye West, Sophia Chang, Tom Sachs, Damien Hirst, Prada, and Lanvin.


MY SNEAKER STORY
Sneakers are worn by billions of people around the world. Across fashion, music, sport, street, self-expression, work – there's a sneaker story to be told, and AGWA's asking for yours. Thanks to Singapore Airlines, you could win a trip for two to San Francisco, simply by sharing your favourite sneaker story via Instagram. It could be the pair that saw you travel around the world. Fashion kicks that scored cred with your crew. Or maybe the ones you were wearing when you took 3 for 6 at cricket. Sport, street, fashion, travel or work … if it’s your story, AGWA wants to hear it. To enter, simply submit a short video with #mysneakerstory.
The competition runs 10am, 5 April 2017 through to 5pm, 4 September 2017 (AWT).

Check out the promo video here Sneaker Heads

Many 2.0

Posted On: 6th of April, 2017
Posted In: Out and About

The lovely folks MANY in Fremantle have been busy busy the last few weeks preparing their beautiful new art, retail and creative space on Adelaide Street in Fremantle.

Join them for their opening party this Saturday night! The new space and adjoining Westgate Mall will be alive with music, food vendors and a bar for the opening party.

Plus! Many's new gallery, Smart Casual, are opening their exhibition programme with 'Living Alone and Looking at Memes' by Dionne Hooyberg.

Join the fun any time between 5pm and 9pm, more info on the Facebook event page here.

Art Bites

Posted On: 6th of April, 2017
Posted In: Out and About

Have you checked out the ABC's new Art Bite series yet?

Directed by the ever talented Selina Miles, The Wanderers follows artist including Amok Island, Ian Strange, Dabs Myla, Guido Van Helten and more into regional Australia as they meet locals and create new works.


Watch the series free on iView here.

Benchtalk Podcasts

Posted On: 7th of February, 2017
Posted In: Out and About

If you're searching out some new podcasts for your listening pleasure, try Bench Talk for some inspiration.

Bench Talk is an Australian podcast that delves into the minds of artists to find out their creative process, how they found fame, and how they make a living off their art.


Find out more and listen at www.benchtalkpodcast.com

Faded

Posted On: 7th of February, 2017
Posted In: Out and About

EXHIBITION LISTING - FADED by KAZAM
Friday February 17, 6 PM - 9 PM , Beyond Skate 345 Charles St North Perth

Over the past year, KZAM has been working on a new body of works that play on the theme of optical illusions. Working with soft lines and seamlessly blended colours, the artist has delved into somewhat of a psychadelic mind set to create images and new ideas that challenge the predictable and allow audiences to perceive his works differently depending on their state of mind.

FADED is collection of solo works by KZAM like you’ve never seen him before. Through drawing influence from his background of loud and bright street art styles and creatively blending them with new and unfamiliar mediums, KZAM hopes to influence the broader perspective on what graffiti is, should, and can be.

Artists Instagram: www.instagram.com/kzamone
Artists Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kzamone
Exhibition Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/events/958210560980221

PULSE New Works From Knock

Posted On: 8th of December, 2016
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PULSE solo works from Perth artist Knock.

Get down to The Bird this Monday night to see PULSE, new works from Perth artist Knock. Returning to Perth after many years abroad, PULSE is the first west coast solo show for Perth native Knock.The exhibition runs from the 12th - 28th of December at The Bird 181 William Street, Northbridge.

For more info visit the event page here, PULSE

Love Wins

Posted On: 18th of November, 2016
Posted In: Out and About

The annual PRIDE PARDE hits the streets of Northbridge this Saturday 19th November from 8pm!

Get down to William Street to support and celebrate. #lovewins

Whatever Flows is Never Dull

Posted On: 13th of October, 2016
Posted In: Out and About

ArtByRow is having his first ever solo exhibition this November!

When: Wednesday 9 November, 6-10pm
Where: The Mantle, 1 James St, Fremantle


Make sure you check out the incredible illustrations and aerosol paintings of local Perth artist ArtByRow this November. The exhibition will be held at The Mantle in Fremantle so you can enjoy good food, drink and art all at the same time! For more information head to the event page here.

Phaze

Posted On: 20th of September, 2016
Posted In: Out and About

Are you 12-25? Are you creative and into painting with aerosols? At PHAZE you can work with a professional Urban Artist to get your designs up on to skate parks and walls.

PHAZE is free and all materials are supplied!

To register your interest email youth@melville.wa.gov.au

For more info visit www.melville.wa.gov.au/phaze or call 1300 635 845 or 9364 0666