All posts tagged: The Vic Bar

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GALLERY // Gent ‘Some Art What I Did’ at The Vic Bar

It comes as no surprise that this review pops up on the blog, if you’ve been looking over this space for the passed 2 or so weeks you would know that yours truly has been spending some time with the Gent. But I didn’t always know him and for the time I didn’t, I was a fan of this travelling artists work, the large scale characters have been a welcomed addition to Melbourne’s streets. So while this review may sound biased, I can remove myself from the passed couple of months and tell you, this is one seriously talented artist and not one that should be ignored during his visit. Walking into this show, I had an idea of what to expect, a lot of characters mixed with some killer graffiti style. I ran into one of the artists friends and he pointed something out to me that really is one of the most unique things about Gent, he said to me: “How many other shows have you been to, where the artist was known for characters? Not 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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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 …