Archives for August, 2012

‘Secret Walls’ Ticket Giveaway!

'Secret Walls' Ticket Giveaway!
Round #4 of Secret Walls is only 2 weeks away! For those who haven’t heard of Secret Walls, it’s a live art battle between two artists. The rules of the battle are simple: the artists have 90 minutes to create their artwork, they can only use black markers and black acrylic paint on a white wall and no pencils or sketches are allowed. The battles are judged by 2 judges, with the crowd making... 

Sidewayz Art Exhibition at Global Gallery

Sidewayz Art Exhibition at Global Gallery
Sidewayz Art Exhibition 2012 officially opened last Thursday night at Global Gallery. Drop by and check out the 131 individual pieces in the exhibition which includes works on skateboards, snowboards as well as photographic prints, each completely unique. The guys from Westsyde Connection have done a fantastic job putting this exhibiton together and to top it off, all money raised from the sale of... 

Sydney Fringe 2012: Cock(tail) fighting in the Inner West!

Sydney Fringe 2012: Cock(tail) fighting in the Inner West!
Sydney Fringe Media Release The Sydney Fringe’s ‘Toast of Newtown’ contest is open for voting (and tasting). The ‘Toast of Newtown’ cocktail competition has the bars of Newtown fighting for glory in the Sydney Fringe. And everyone’s a winner! Sixteen local inner west bars, pubs and restaurants from Newtown, Enmore and Erskineville responded to the festival’s challenge... 

SMC3 at the Crumpler Store on King Street

SMC3 at the Crumpler Store on King Street
Every time I head to Newtown I love walking past the Crumpler store to see if there’s been a new street art creation on the wall outside the store. On the weekend I noticed the Skulk design had been replaced with a new artwork by street artist SMC3. This is the same artist that painted the fantastic characters on the walls inside the Japanese Restaurant, Kuki Tanuki on Erskineville Road. For... 

Only 2 days to go…

Only 2 days to go...
Despite being busy putting the final touches on her upcoming solo exhibition which opens this Wednesday night, Takie somehow found the time to squeeze in an interview with me. Huge thanks to Takie for letting me check out her studio space and answering my many questions. I hope to see you all on opening night at The Tate Gallery (345 Glebe Point Road, Glebe). How did your upcoming exhibition at The... 

Movie Ticket Giveaway: The Sapphires

Movie Ticket Giveaway: The Sapphires
Hopscotch Films has kindly given me ten free tickets to give away for the new movie The Sapphires. Having heard the film received a ten minute standing ovation at the prestgious Cannes Film Festival, I knew this was one movie I had to see. The Sapphires is set in the the late ‘60s and tells the story of a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission who are discovered by a... 

Spotlight on an Inner West Business: Westsyde Connection

Spotlight on an Inner West Business: Westsyde Connection
If you are interested in skating, fashion or street art, you probably already know about Westsyde Connection. While I’m certainly not a skater, Westsyde Connection, located in Dulwich Hill is so much more than just a skate store. Huge thanks to  RJ, Nathan and John for taking the time to do this interview. How would you describe Westsyde Connection to someone who hasn’t visited your store? Westsyde... 

Studio visit with Takie and her upcoming solo exhibtion ‘It’s All Yours’

Studio visit with Takie and her upcoming solo exhibtion 'It's All Yours'
I recently met Takie at a Soul of Sydney Block Party in the Library Hotel, Chippendale where she and a several other artists including Baf Cat, The Dirt and Sid Tapia were doing live painting. I love her style so when she kindly invited me to check out her studio it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. Walking into Takie’s studio felt like I had just walked in on an exploding rainbow. The colour... 
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