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INTERVIEW | Otis Chamberlain and DrewFunk ‘Coalescence’ Interview

The prehistoric saying of two being better then one is one of the oldest in the book and while it’s, sometimes preferred, to go into some situations alone, it never hurts to bring a mate or two along the way for a journey. Combining talents can often create an amazingly good or terrifyingly bad experience for those involved and us on the sidelines looking in. This theory can be glued to the culture of art, where a duo of incredible talents, blend their work together to horrific or brilliant results. That’s what Melbourne artists Otis Chamberlain and DrewFunk decided to test for their latest collaborative show at Melbourne’s Backwoods Gallery. Landing in Melbourne some years ago, from two seperate regions of the world, the artists have painted together and individually since their time here, but have decided to combine their talents for this one-of-a-kind show, a perfect meld of coalescence. I sat down with the two artists earlier this week to discuss the show and their current movements in the art world. Arty Graffarti: Hey …

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CARBON FESTIVAL 2013 // Interview 002: DabsMyla

You know, there are a lot of sayings that prove being a duo is a good things. Great minds think a like, 2 is greater then 1 and the old 2 heads are better then one come to mind. These two couldn’t prove that much more, even if they tried. Original from our fair city of Melbourne, graffiti couple Dabs and Myla left our shores for the sunny side of life in Los Angeles, carving themselves a pretty impressive portfolio of work, inside and out. Taking some time off to talk at this years edition of Carbon Festival, the husband and wide team haven’t slowed down by any means, painting some walls and sitting down for this interview with yours truly in the process. What you’ll find here is a dedicated couple [no pun intended] of artistic minds, who have lived and learned from each other since first getting together, with no sign of stopping yet. Firstly, welcome back to Melbourne. You’ve both had a pretty busy schedule these last 3 months. Can you tell us a bit about …

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CARBON FESTIVAL 2013 // Interview 001: Will Robson-Scott

The initial Carbon Festival line up featured a ton of talent from around the globe, Shawn Stussy, Eddie Huang, DabsMyla, Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, to name a few. But it was the late edition of photographer Will Robson-Scott that literally tipped me over in making sure I got to this years festival. For those that don’t know, Will has been a leading figure in the international scene of graffiti photography, assisting on blogs such as Hurt You Bad [and their recent magazine]and the crazy good Crack & Shine Books[London/International], before heading off to shoot more subject matter’s such as dogs and their owners, London’s underground pirate radio stations and A$AP Rocky. He is a personal hero of mine and one of the main reasons why I decided to get a better camera for this blog, I am obviously no way near as good as him though, along with a bunch of others. I was lucky enough to get a quick sit down with him on the Saturday, with 1 hours notice no less, to …

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INTERVIEW // Gent | 48s – ID – SDM

There has been a bit of a Gent overload here at Arty Graffarti, with the video being pushed pretty anywhere the blog can be seen. But with work like this, who can blame Melbourne for not being excited about having this visiting artist? With an exhibition literally around the corner, I sat down with the artist to discuss his beginnings, his time in Melbourne and the forthcoming show. AG: Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself, where are you from originally and where did the name Gent come from? Was it your first name or one of many? I’m originally from England’s second city, Birmingham in the West Midlands, I was born in a place called Moseley Village. It’s and old industrial city, we were big in the game at the time of the industrial revolution, but like so many cities now, the industry is all gone. It’s also the birthplace of Cadbury chocolate, HP sauce and heavy metal. There’s not much going on there at the moment though, other than stabbings, teenage pregnancies and fried chicken. No, when …

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INTERVIEW // Safehouse: DangerFork

If you haven’t heard of them yet, DangerFork is a boutique independent screen printing service run out of Melbourne’s Safehouse studio by super husband and wife team Chris Drummond and Megan Quigley. Having produced some of the top, most appropriately priced prints for some of Melbourne’s best street and graffiti artists for a year now, the possibilities seem endless and the quality is only getting better for the future. Leading into the the Spring quarter of the fantastic Seasons of Change shows, I sat down with the duo to discuss all things DangerFork and working in the Safehouse studio. So lets start off with the basics. How did DangerFork come to fruition and does the name have any special meaning? Chris: Yeah, when Meagan and me were living in Europe, we were travelling a lot and the only way we could get artwork was with prints. We just really liked the idea of buying artwork and prints, along with making them, and decided when we came back we’d get a screenprinting table and start making …

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INTERVIEW // Toggles ‘Binary Deception’ Interview

To coincide with the opening of his first solo show at Nice Cat this week, I sat down with New South Wales and Melbourne artist Toggles to see what he was all about. Yours truly has been a fan of Toggles’ work for awhile now, enriched with colour and variety, his work has certainly caught the attention of anyone who crosses it too. To back it up, he’s a tip top kind of person [anyone who has met him will surely agree] also, making this, ArtyGraffarti’s first interview, a breeze. 1. What name do you write next to your work? I have been writing Togs for a few years, Toggles is a bit of an extension of that and sounds a bit more pro, it also fits my studio work a bit better, I think. 2. How long have you been doing your work for? I have always been making work in one way or another, but I only really started getting serious about it after a seachange from Steal City for that reason a few years …