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EXHIBITION | ‘Made In Melbourne’ Group Show | Auguste Clown Gallery | February 19 – March 6

Join us for the opening night reception and drinks! “Made In Melbourne” brings together various artistic styles and mediums in a celebration of the local talent Melbourne has to offer. Including both traditional paintings and a collection of handmade sculptural pieces, the exhibition brilliantly showcases the diversity and quality of our hometown artists. Featuring over 30 local artists: Adi, Anna Scheen – Linogirl, Benjamin Laukas, Cat Rabbit, Christopher Hancock, Creatures of Nat, Deiter Barry Creations, Dvate, Ella Smethurst, Ellie McAlphine, Emma Hampton, Emma Leonard, Fiona Fioski, Hannakin, Jack Douglas, Jessica Charlotte, Jubly Umph, Julian Briones, Kaitlin Beckett, Lamai Anne, Lucy Lucy, Ouvra, Mel Macklin, Melissa Grisancich, MIMAW, Miss E, Mysterious Al, Nadia Turner, Sam Pea, Sarah Neale, Shawn Lu, Steve Cross, Stuart Amos, Tayla Broekman. Exhibition is on view at Auguste Clown Gallery from the 19th February – 6th March 2016. FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE AUGUSTE CLOWN GALLERY

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TOP 10: PIECES | MELBOURNE 2015

Graffiti is not a sport, but it also kind of is. It’s competitive nature makes it seem that way sometimes, but it’s individualistic spirit keeps it away from over analyzation and a ton of pretentiousness. I’ve been wanting to compile lists like this every year, since starting Arty Graffarti, but have found the whole idea… a bit silly and inadvertently arrogant. In saying that, it’s hard to ignore the amount of talent this city brings to the global scene, as many spread them overseas, while others share theirs here. 2015 (as a whole) has been another great year in the Melbourne graffiti scene, and for all it’s beefs, opinions and praises, the majority who put work into it, have been doing this city justice. Condensing hundreds of pieces was a lot more work then I had bargained for, but I hope this list can really do Melbourne proud, as it showcases its diversity, range and savviness to an unbreakable craft. This list is no definitive collection, rather the best of what I found for 2015. There’s a lot of work out there, but i …

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TOP 10: GROUP WALLS | MELBOURNE 2015

Every piece of graffiti you see on this site contain a lifetimes worth of influence, containing in itself, a past, present and future from it’s creator. While the internet has become the resource for most graffiti writers, the most fundamental of learning experiences come from shared ones. Every practitioner has their own consistent learning curve to advance (or get blocked) over certain periods of their ongoing process, which can be made easier with a equally experienced counterpart to feed from. It’s because of this, that I decided to honour the shared actions of graffiti through this list, as most live and learn through experiences, but an extra set of hands and minds can only make things better. This list is no definitive collection, rather the best of what I found for 2015. There’s a lot of work out there, I unfortunately can’t keep up with the demand this city brings day in-day out. 10. OG23 – ASKEM | RICHMOND SEE FULL POST HERE In theory, side by side, colour-matching pieces should be one of the most simplistic things to …

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TOP 10: STREET ART | MELBOURNE 2015

Street art continues to be at awkward standstill in Melbourne for 2015. It’s a topic I have expressed confusion and disappointment in for the last couple years, with little change towards the positive. That’s not to suggest that any change should be made, due to yours truly, but the wave we’re currently stuck in hasn’t been pushing us, to where we should be, for some time. With a number of this cities best street artists finding extended success overseas, only a handful have filled the void they once occupied. And despite all of this, there is still great public art to be found across the Melbourne outdoors, with this list featuring a loaf of artists who predominately practise graffiti. But to suggest that street art is truly “art in the streets” then, the idea of who does what, isn’t so far fetched. Melbourne’s graffiti writers have extended their skills over the last 5 years in particular, stretching their craft into form outside of letters, giving those who question their ability, a lot to be accounted for. This list is no definitive collection, rather the …

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TOP 10: BEST OF THE BOMB REPORT | MELBOURNE 2015

Graffiti is a culture that wears many hats, but to the average Joe Blow it’s usually sits firmly under vandalism. Drawn away from the thousands of colour combinations, tiresome hours spent on sketches and precise execution, bombing is like the cool cousin that got you into graffiti in the first place. This scaled back element of graffiti is the purest form of the culture and one that is universal across the globe, with respect earned, based on style and placement within your designated surroundings. These two principles some up the criteria I always look at when it comes to bombing, how good it looks and where the writer instinctively decided to put it. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this bombing and for its many participants and examples, a good bit of vandalism can get me more excited then any 6 hour long burner. This list is no definitive collection, rather the best of what I found in 2015. There’s a lot of work out there, but i unfortunately can’t get photo’s of everything. 10. HOSAE | COLLINGWOOD | MARCH Arty …