Month: August 2012


GALLERY // Ink Dots/Black Spots @ The Vic Bar & The Aviary

Some of you may have noticed that I am not the biggest fan of tattoo style graffiti, that’s not to say I don’t like tattoo’s or that style of art, I just think that there are few cases where it suits the outside world. But being someone who will must likely have a fair share of ink [with a few already] I do really enjoy tattoo’s, the designs and especially flash sheets, so going on down to this massive show was a must. With a ton of work on display, it was all like looking at a massive flash sheet, which certainly isn’t a bad thing at all. Walking into this show, it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work on display, there is an unbelievable selection of artists here, from the ultra graphic, traditional and some what cartoony. There is a lot here for anyone and while that’s typically seen as a bad thing, each print is uniquely different then the last and we’re not just talking about artists here, we’re talking about people who’s work will literally …


GALLERY // Toggles ‘Binary Deception’ at Nice Cat Gallery

As some of you may already know, Toggles opened his first solo show at Nice Cat gallery on Friday night, it was a pretty busy night, considering the weather, but the place was pretty full when I got there mid way through. What was everybody braving the rain and cold for? A great show by one of Melbourne’s best up and coming street artists. After running from the car to the front doors, I walked into this show not sure what to expect, whenever I find Toggles’ work out on the street, it’s always different from the last. Not in a confusing way, his work is consistantly improved from the last, showing that practice makes perfect. But I personally was unsure if it would transition well to a number fo canvas’ in a gallery space, I was wrong. Walking into this show, Nice Cats blank white walls were covered in a sea of bold bright colours in pieces both big and small. Some works are displayed on tradition paper and canvas’, whereas others are carved …