Saturday, July 30, 2011

from melbourne, with love...

Name the 5 things that you think of when i say Melbourne?

For me they are Trams (specifically the W-Class), Footy, St Kilda Beach, Water Wall (NGV) and Grey skies. I have memories and wonderful stories about each of them. I am getting off track so i will just mention this grey skies are synonymous with Melbourne. So synonymous in fact that Ironlak named their grey 'Melbourne'.

Now back to the topic of Melbourne i stumbled across blog called which is written by the likes of Tony Martin, Ed Kavalee and Richard Marsland.

It ended up being a fair bit of promo biz but a couple of pages in found this gem -

If it doesn't make much sense - watch this...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

open studios

IT'S TIME FOR OPEN STUDIOS... this year they've produced a lovely promo video with a few cameos of artists in the building keep an eye out for Amina McPhee (fellow jeweler and friend) talking in her studio about her current work aesthetic.

Here's the flyer and i'll see you there.


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

little pearls of wisdom... or something within that realm.

How often do you look at the grimy bathroom walls when you're out, heaps right. Tonight i had a moment before i had to meet a buddy and i popped into the Old Bar (great joint) on Johnston St, Fitzroy. There is was in all it's glory "heavy mystic shit' here started me thinking about the person who wrote it and what frame of mind they were in... Who knows 'heavy mystic shit' right?! From this is i will continue to chronical the best of best - or at least the most interesting (i find) stay tuned. 

Saturday, July 23, 2011

is it still graffiti if they're covering up graffiti?

Is one of the bylines for the new documentary "Vigilante Vigilante" that's coming out. I heard the buzz from Matt from 1UP Mircocinema Perth mecca for street fashion, drinks and flicks. 

I haven't seen anything along these lines since RASH, cue eyebrow raise it's exciting.

This documentary looks at the rise of the anti-graffiti vigilante. These characters try to stamp out graffiti as quickly as it goes up. Hence the question is posed "is it still graffiti if they're covering up graffiti?" I can't wait to see the feature.

Trailer is here as well as other important info.

Keep an eye out.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

vogue did it first.

Copy catting is the sincerest form of flattery right?  How far does this extend? In the media people copy things all the time. Television news take lead on articles from the newspaper and so on.

This evening my housemate and i were enjoying a couple of vinos and she had her new magazine purchases out. I was flicking through the new Madsion and came upon an article on Blake Lively current IT girl/muse (lucky girl) for Lagerfeld. Within seconds of seeing the images i realised i'd seen them before. I knew it was in another magazine about a year ago. I serached through all the magazines in the house finding nothing, i a little disappointed and confused (i have a brilliant memory for objects and images - people and names not so much) as to why i couldn't find the article. I looked to the internet and there it was.

Here are the original cover and article Vogue June 2010 - 

Images grabbed from My Modern Met Article is here

Now here are the images i took from this months Madsion -

Is it just me or this is wrong? The covers are SO similar that even the colour choice for magazine brand is the same.

Monday, July 18, 2011

new lease on life... well uni!

First day of a fresh new tasty semester.

This semesters alternative studio is Small Object Ideation. It is suggested for first years so that they look into abstraction and conceptual development. I kept putting other alternative studios above it, but i finally bit the bullet and chose it and even after just one class i am kicking myself i didn't take it last year. Our teacher is Nicholas Bastin who is clam, centered and clear being. He is great. Today was mainly of drawing (which i am not confident at) but i actually enjoyed it, thoroughly.

One of the most challenging activities was drawing a still life (arranged objects) but not looking at the page. It was extremely hard and i have to admit my eyes did dart down once or twice. Try it - it's incredibly difficult.

Here is that activities drawing -

The next activity was to move seats and then draw but without lifting the pen off the page -

Then we overlapped both drawings -

And redrew them with earlier line exploration (not shown) techniques -

All in all quite satisfied with the outcomes.