Monthly Archives: November 2017

Photographs by Rennie Ellis and p1xels: Capturing the message

Photographs by Rennie Ellis and p1xels: Capturing the message – protest, graffiti and art showcases the importance of photographers documenting ephemeral aspects of our urban landscape – through their lenses they frame the political, social and cultural discourse in our public spaces.

Ellis’s photographs capture word-based graffiti of the 1970s and 1980s, which were an effective method of communicating a social message on a large scale in the days before social media.

Images captured in recent times by p1xels provide a different insight where messages are still communicated on walls, but may be conveyed in a more subtle form using illustrative imagery in addition to text.

The exhibition investigates the disparate styles of photographing graffiti from the documentary style of Ellis’ photography to the more aesthetic approaches of p1xels photographs.

Photographs by Rennie Ellis and p1xels: Capturing the message – protest, graffiti and art is curated by Georgia Rouette.

Exhibition dates: 29 November to 22 December 2017
Exhibition opening: Thursday 30 November 6 pm

The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall – Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5 pm

The exhibition will run from 29 November – 22 December 2017
The exhibition will be officially launched on Thursday 30 November by Fiona Hilary Industry Fellow & Lecturer Master of Arts – Art in Public Space, School of Art – RMIT University.

 

Keep Up presents Floating Mantis

Keep Up present Floating Mantis! (https://www.facebook.com/events/738193126380315/?active_tab=about)

Keep Up is excited to announce in celebration of launching our website and online store/gallery, we will be taking over Floating Mantis at Mojos Bar Fremantle on November 23rd 😎

With a huge lineup boasting the amazing work by 40 of our affiliated artists, aswell as our whole range of apparel being available on the night for a discounted price, not to mention all of this being along side the rad lineup of live music for the night at a absolute banging venue, this will be one not to miss!
Stay tuned for updates and a chance to win yourself some prizes on the night. 🙂

Artists lineup: ALICE RUGG- ALEX -ARCADIAN DREAMS – AOLIE – DEBT – BRAD LOAFER – DESTROY – DMERC- EDWIN – ENZO – ILL WITHERS – JAROD GUEST – JEROME DAVENPORT – JESSE BROTHERS – KIMX3 – KLENSE – KNOCK – KMERE – KZAM – LOSER UNIT – MATHEW LANGLEY – MARTIN E WILLS – MOLLY BROUN – NICKY GREEN – OXKING -PAUL DEEJ – PHEAR – PREZ JUAN – ROWAN ‘FRODO’ WILLIAMSON –RAEN COPLIN – RENE BRINK – R.O.T.M. – RDIOES – SEAPS – TESS KAUFFMAN – TIM ROLLIN – TREBLE – YARNS – YOYO – ZAFIR –

Music lineup: Dream RimmyYomi ShipCooper & The Catz – Playground! – (Naomi Robinson) – TeleteTess BuryGuilhem Thérond

See you there!

 

James Cooper: A Fly Doing Figure Eights

Please join us for the opening of ‘A Fly Doing Figure Eights’ by James Cooper.
A Fly Doing Figure Eights will present a series of paintings, drawings and sculptures which interrogate the semiotics of contemporary image culture and explore the potential of imagery to be used as a form of language. Motifs are accumulated in order to instigate associative readings and allow for paths of ideas and allusions to intersect and produce new understandings of narrative.James Cooper is an early career West Australian artist working predominantley with paint and drawing. Cooper graduated Curtin University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Art. Cooper has exhibited in the ‘Got it for Cheap’ exhibition series, at Shopfront Gallery, Paper Mountain and has been shown in London, Paris, Stockholm, Copenhagen and New York.

Catalogue text by Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

 

Where: 52 Adelaide Street, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160
Opening: 6pm – 8pm, Saturday November 11th
Exhibition open 10am – 5pm Thursday – Sunday until November 26th.
Because MANY 2.0 retail space will be closed during the opening, please enter through the side door, off Westgate Mall.

www.jamescooper.net.au
www.instagram.com/fortunefish123

 

‘SSS17’ – Solo exhibition by Sssaladdd

Melbourne crew come on down and join us for a night of celebrations for Sssaladdd’s solo exhibition.
Sssaladdd is a Melbourne based artist who is showcasing a large series of work for his solo exhibition ‘SSS17’ at Soma Gallery in Brunswick.
 
Salad is a multifaceted artist dedicated to art forms ranging from painting and drawing to graffiti and photography. Recent work has been influenced by the nostalgia of old cartoons with a level of abstraction based on composition and colour. Salad’s aim is to consistently put out quality work in a range of mediums so he can expand and cultivate his skillset across all different genres.
 
You can see some works from the show on my Instagram @sssaladdd and attached is the poster for the show!