Month: September 2011

James Dodd Lindberg Gallery4

GALLERY // James Dodd ‘Pacific Rift’ at Lindberg Gallery

Went on down to Lindberg Gallery, on my lunch break today, to check out James Dodds solo show currently on display. To be honest, I wasn’t there for that long, cause I was their with some mates who weren’t as interested as I was, so this may be short and sweet. Despite the fact I wasn’t there that long, I really enjoyed this show. Thanks to some clever lighting, these pieces really pop and although they might look the same, they each feel very different. Each piece seems to represent a sunset, a moment in everyday anyone can appreciate, the colours James Dodd have used, seem to push this even further. A few of these pieces are just amazing, I wasn’t really aware of who James Dodd was/is but I will definately look out for more of his stuff from now on. The show runs til September 27th, get in. James Dodd Lindberg Gallery

RDC @ Revolver2

GALLERY // 25 Years of Royal Deviates Crew: Jorz and Shem at Revolver Upstairs

To cap off this ridiculous gallery week, Friday night, was Royal Deviates night. A one night only show at Revolver Upstairs, Seasons of Change was a celebration and exhibition of the Royal Deviates Crew 25th year anniversary.  25 years?! They’ve been at it longer then I’ve been alive, so much respect. I’m not gonna sit here and act like I know the full story of the crew, because to be honest, I don’t. But I went down knowing who Jors, Shem and Prowla are as writers, these guys are some serious talent and they show no sign of slowing down. It’s a shame that this was for one night only, cause this was such a great show, so much vibrant colour, skill and history. That’s the one thing my galpal and I enjoyed most about the show, the colours. I’m not knocking any other artists here, but most shows tend to have a theme or consistancy in it’s theme and/or colours, whereas this one was just filled will colours that really popped and each piece …

Space Invaders @ RMIT41

GALLERY // Melbourne Street Art Retrospective ‘Space Invaders’ Exhibition at RMIT Gallery

This week, Thursday night, was Space Invaders night. Cramming into the RMIT Gallery on Swanston Street, The National Gallery of Australia’s Space Invaders show is a travelling exhibition of Australian [but mostly Melbourne] street artists works. Most of the works are from the street art boom at around 2004, but also includes new works from Stabs, HAHA and more. It’s a really impressive show and besides that, it’s good to see the government some what approving and even purchasing street art, thats right, these are all apart of the NGA collection now, so give yourself a pat on the back for putting some of those taxes to good use. My only real critique for this show and it’s kind of a big one for me is that there’s no graffiti in the show, there are a few tags on some of the display cases and there’s an old Aeon sketch,  but other then that, nothing highlighting our rich history of graffiti writers, you only need to just look at the King’s Way book to see …