This Friday see’s the opening of Look See 2011, the exhibition component of the annual Look Hear art & design event held in Newcastle. Showcased will be a diverse range of works comprising of illustration and design, painting, photography, video and street art—from not only this years Look Hear 2011 speakers, but previous years and also works from a select group of both established and up and coming talents from around the Newcastle region and further afar. Special guests on the night will be Secret Wars for their first time in Newcastle, where locals Malade will battle it out against visiting Sydney fellas Houl and Sprinkles. See flyer for all the deets or check the Look Hear 2011 website.
No BUFFdiss, but here’s my stab at rockin some red tape…the first installation piece from my new “Truth series”. More to follow soon…
Truth (Red Tape) by TEZ.
I was stoked to get my mitz on a Ride snowboard to do my thing with for the 2011 Sidewayz exhibition…I no sooner got it back to base and took to it with my trusty angle grinder. The snowboard, which I may add was in great nic, now is divided into four separate pieces. Now what to make of it? hmmm.
I am told there is now over 65 contributing artists each doing their own thing on a skate deck or snowboard to be auctioned, with the proceeds going towards the Christchurch and Japan Earthquake reliefs. If you are around Sydney you should get along to this great cause, coz it’s gonna be huge! Brought to you by the good folk from Westsyde Connection and Balmoral Boards. Check the list of artists below.
Sidewayz 2011 contributers include; Scott Marr, PigeonBoy, Konsumterra, Kalen, Sarah Scully, RJ Williams, Esjay, Vars, SMC, Stylo, E.L.K, Teem, Bennett, Anton Benois, Tim Andrew, Brandon Els, Qwux, Willem Van Stom, Tez, Phibs, Lise Pod, Jimmy Neilly, KON, Ellie Schroeder, Dave Kaziro, Benny Haz, Reka, Ben Goad, Ben Frost, Pinky, Lucas McGrath, kulk, Zoe Young, Wade Burkitt, Robert Bates, Rick Swaine, Beastman, Ollie Lucas, Mia Taninaka, Luke Taaffe, Julie Doye, Dina Raus, Deb, Cameron Wall, Bridge, Beth Josey, Barrett, Jeremy Shaw, Dave Smith, Kane Stamp, Liz Laughton, Jon Jones, Andrew Fawcet…plus heaps more!
It was a pretty darn drizzly old day on Saturday up in Newcastle, but in between the showers I managed to complete the piece below titled The World Is Your Monster. Here you can see my little fella being dwarfed by it, standing at nearly 3m tall it is by far my biggest stencil to date. If you are in the neighbourhood you can check it in Keightley Street, off Hunter Street Mall. A big thanks to Simone Sheridan from SAW for making it all happen. Rumour also has it that some pretty big names may be gracing more of the surrounding walls soon…so stay tuned coz’ like I have said before, Newcastle is one town to watch!
This is “Tea-Bot”, my contribution to the This Little Teapot Exhibition curated by the fab Rebecca Murphy. Opening tomorrow night at Sydney’s Paper Plane Gallery. More pics over here and see below for the fantastic line up of artists, show deets etc…
Fifty fist-sized teapots have met their fate at the skilled hands of a select group of established and emerging artists. With the fabulously diverse line-up consisting of painters, print makers, photographers, graphic designers, typographers, digital, textile, and street artists, there’s sure to be eye candy to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Bec Winnel, Burntfeather, Jessica Klingelfuss, Nicole Tattersall, Aramas Ridge, Sam Octigan, C…aitlin Shearer, Alex Louisa, TEZ, Jessica Singh, Emma Kidd, Rebecca Murphy, Kaitlin Beckett, Gimiks Born, Caitlin Rigby, Ellen Stapleton, Jordan Clarke, Flossy P, Mz Katii, The Bold Italics, Kat White, Tabitha Emma, Ben Zen, Qwux, I & The Others, Tony Curran, Tiger, Eirian Chapman, Lizzie Hall, Michelle Dawson, Andros, Gloz, Ian Mutch, Bronek Kozka, Sarah Holmes, Laura Carey, Jacque Prior, Kirbee Lawler, OKAY, Hannah Fenton, Kirst Ohh, Anna Mae Marquez, Yasemin Sabuncu, A.West, Beth Josey, Matthew Roland Bannister, and a few more super secret surprise artists – all fabulous Australian talents!
Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibition opening night on April 13th, 6-8pm, at Paper Plane Gallery in Rozelle, Sydney. There will be free refreshments including beers, delicious hot and cold teas, and nibbles etc served throughout the evening.
These tempting teapots will be on show until May 1st.
Proudly supported by T2, Curvy, and Paper Plane Gallery.
This is my piece for the upcoming FanBoy vs. ArtBoy show @ ArtBoy Gallery in Prahran, Melbourne. If you are in the neighbourhood get along to check some awesome video game inspired art! Show opens this Friday, see the flyer below for all the deets.
This sculpture titled “19XX” is inspired by the classic WW2 shoot ‘em up series 19XX released by Capcom – which includes the games 1942 (1984), 1943-The Battle Of Midway (1987),1943 Kai-Midway Kaisen (1988), 1941-Counter Attack (1990), 19XX-The War Against Destiny (1995) and 1944-The Loop Master (2000).
Newcastle’s This Is Not Art (TINA) festival is an annual event now in it’s thirteenth year! This year I was asked to be involved in walkARTbout along with several other artists, each designated wall space in the city to do their thing. TINA 2010 is special because it is the first year an actual street art component (well legal, anyway) has been added to the event program. This is somewhat surprising when you learn that the the festivals namesake is derived from the infamous (well, if you are from Newcastle) graffiti which once graced the then derelict Latec House.
Organizers in previous years had struggled to incorporate “street art” into the event with opposition from local townsfolk, business and council. This was mainly due to many misconceptions, fear and probably for the most part ignorance. Come 2010 however, attitudes have shifted and the addition of walkARTbout has been welcomed and the overall response has been a positive one, so much so, it will be a permanent fixture in the TINA program for years to come. Full credit and a special thanks must go to Festival Coordinator Simone Sheridan, walkARTbout Curator Carli Hyland and the rest of the TINA 2010 team.
Below, the infamous “This Is Not Art” piece…..
…..and here are a few snaps and video below from artWALKabout 2010.
Daniel O’Toole aka Ears
Umpel (stencils) & Ben Foster
Video via Erik Strapparo
If you are near Newcastle this long weekend you should get there to check the annual This Is Not Art (TINA) festival. Included this year for the first time is artWALKabout, where a bunch of local artists and out-of-towners, such as myself, have been invited to decorate the streets and lanes of the city…below is my contribution “The World Is Your Monster”. For information regarding the event and other contributing artists go here and here.
Pic snapped by artWALKabout contributing artist Trevor Dickinson
Australian artist TEZ is an all rounder, his art spans across an array of mediums including painting, sculpture, ceramics, screen-printing and vector illustration. Much of his work comprises of a combination of these mediums and often incorporates recycled materials and found objects. TEZ unveiled his debut solo exhibition “Sure Ain’t Sushi” at Sydney’s China Heights gallery in late 2009. He resides in his “fibro castle” on the New South Wales Central Coast and more often than not can be found in his shed creating his next fresh piece or just plain old tinkering.