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The Street Salon installation that I was coordinating with David Dellafiora for the Geelong Arts Alliance is now up in central Geelong. Street Salon is a community art project where the elite salon exhibitions of the past are turned on their head by allowing access to all and displaying every artwork submitted in a shop front with 24hr access for the general public to easily view. Street Salon is a democratic artwork about participating in the arts, while also renewing the streetscape and filling one of the empty shops affecteted by ecconomic impacts such as the global financial crisis. Artworks were created by untrained artists, school students, people with disabilities, local artists as well as artists from interstate and overseas. All works are shown together as equals!

The display can be found in the Lt Malop St Mall (Shop 110).

This project was funded by the City of Greater Geelong.

 

There will also be a workshop running on Wednesday if people want to drop in and make some art, and a closing with a few drinks on the Sunday 10th Oct. (Time TBC)

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I have a small piece in the Tiny Peeks exhibition at Hand Held Gallery Coming up. The idea was to do a comic about your day.  This was then to be made into a small book that will be available at the gallery. The brains behind the exhibition and publication is the one and only M P Fikaris.

There are also some really cool other artists in the show.

Artists:

Athonk, Jerome Bihan,  Richard Butler-Bowden, Amber Carvan, Toni  Dowd, M P Fikaris,  Ghostpatrol,  Ha – Ha,  Jase Harper, Michael Hawkins, James James, Anna Kearey, Rena Littleson, Kirsty Madden, Tim McEwan, Tim Molloy, No Frills Art,  Tom O’Hern, Mandy Ord , Phoenix, Rachel Jesse – Rae, Mel Roswell, Kirrily Schell, Pip Stafford, Brendan Tolley, Jo Waite, Anthony Woodward.

So if your around on Thurs 30th Sept 6- 8 pm

get on down to Hand Held Gallery – Suite 18, 108 Bourke street (Upstairs Paramount Arcade)

The show runs till Oct 27.

Further details at www.silentarmy.org

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I got my ‘Terrorists often wear suits’ image back from the framers yesterday. It’s the version pasted on the billposters that were taken down from Hosier lane recently. It one of my favs for a while as it looks really precious the way it has been framed, while still remaining very street in my opinion.

I also got some tees this week for a friend, one of which was the same image.

The mailbox was actually pretty full this week as i also got a pile of new stickers too.

What else…hmm…I also managed to drop into the semi-permanent show this week in melbs, well worth a look especially the piece by Beastman on the wall. Ghostpatrol has a new one on at No Vacancy QV which is awesome…go see his bizarre/tent thing…you feel like a kid again. And i spent friday night at 1000 pound bend seeing the ‘just another group show’…and then having a few…way too many over at the blender studios. Oh and went for a wander on the street art tour today which was fun times. I actually got to see a heap of art this week considering i have been super busy and up to 2am every night doing graphic design on the side. Anywho…

Peace out!

NF

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Little painting/paster done this week.

We are the real pests – Mixed Media on Canvas 30 x 30cm, 2010. G.Smith

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Here are my new die cut to shape stickers that just arrived. Very happy with the results…they look sweet.

and these pamphlets are my tongue in cheek ‘Dollar a Day – Change an Artists life’ brochures. These will be out and about in the public sphere soon.  Although, they may end up in black and white on coloured stock to make them viable as freebies and viable for my hip pocket. So if your looking for a laugh, keep your eyes peeled…

and finally a little stencil of my local just for fun. Enjoy!

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Here are a couple of new mash up images that i have been playing around with this week. I was thinking of maybe making a few screen prints using these images onto plywood. Not sure though…So at this point these are basically straight digital print mockups.

 

and up at Hosier Lane Melbourne…

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This week i spent some time with Noise Scavengers – A youth experimental sound/noise group out at Cloverdale Community Centre in Geelong. I took some images and may be doing a bit of design work for them in the near future. So if your around Geelong this saturday, be sure to drop in to the Valley Mill to catch the show…and some experimental sound that you don’t too often see grace Gtown.

Stay tuned for more info and events about Noise Scavengers…

THE DESERT (a one hour show)

Sonic adventures with field recordings from Corio and found sound objectsfeaturing  teen sound artists NOISE SCAVENGERS

posh arty musos   BOLT ENSEMBLE

(Adam Simmons, Belinda Woods, Timothy Phillips)

 When:   4pm Saturday 10th July 2010

 Where: The Valley Mill, corner of Swanston & Fyans Streets Geelong

 Cost:    Gold coin donation

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New Stencil work I did this week. Five layers of hand cut goodness!

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Free to a good home…

Here are a couple of simple little stencils on canvas that i hope to drop off in the laneways of melbourne tomorrow. Hopefully, they get to adorne an alley for some time…before some cunning punter decides to give them a new home. So keep your eyes peeled! 

"Bettie Page", "Stencil", "Graffiti"

Homage to Bettie Page, Spraypaint on Canvas, 20x27cms – 2010.

"horseplay"

Horseplay, Spraypaint on Canvas, 22x30cms – 2010.

Horseplay based on my design available on tees here >>

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A couple of new designs to express my dismay for BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is a terrible disaster! Considering we have the means now to move away from our fossil fuels, and the fact this is going to have a long term impact on the sea life in the area(and a large surrounding area), water quality and beaches and even the people who live off the sea in the area. If you agree with these sentiments, join me in expressing it on your chest…and make sound energy choices to start moving towards a more sustainable future.

Get yours here >>

and this one here >>

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Here is a blast from the past.  A history lesson No Frills Art style.  This artwork was made in 1999 and inspired by Bill Posters and the urban decay on the walls of Melbourne city.

Post No Bills (4up) –  Mixed Media on Board. G.Smith, 1999.

Each of the four paintings are 60 x60 cms. (Total: 120 x 120 cms)

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Just picked up a copy of the latest issue of Nett Magazine. It has an article on co-founder of the Redbubble site Martin Hosking. They used a few images from some of the designers off the site for the layout, which i think actually looks pretty slick for a business type magazine. I was happy to see both my Environmental Footprint and my Roadmap to Peace get an outing.

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Here is a quick piccy of my ‘Roadmap to Peace’ all framed up. I think it looks pretty sexy.

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Just dropped in and saw the new Ron Mueck exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne). It was really quite an amazing experience, and most certainly well worth the visit if you are in town. Oversized hyperrealism sculptures are not the sort of art you get to see everyday. Catch it while its on.

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T-Shirts the Old Skool way…

Here is the documentation shots from a recent workshop i was asked to do at a local community centre in my hometown. We were making T-Shirts using spray cans, stencils and markers. Overall, I think there were some excellent results and all involved had a great day.

 

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