Posted by Sam Hartmann on February 25, 2011
Melbourne based artist Ghostpatrol started off in IT, but lucky for us he took a sharp left turn into art. This is a man who has dreams of creating large scale murals, travelling to the moon, trying his hand at taxidermy and having laser battles! As you can imagine his varied works are imaginative, unique and instantly appealing.
If you live in Melbourne you have probably seen his work in the streets, but Sydneysiders can enjoy Ghostpatrol’s creativity as part of Project 5, which opens tonight and continues over the weekend at Cockle Bay Wharf. If you like what you see, head along to aMBUSH Gallery on March 3, where works from the show will be auctioned off.
Covered: sword making, animation and secrets...
Sam Hartmann: You started off doing an IT degree, what inspired such a change?
Ghostpatrol: Drawing and painting are much more enjoyable. I was fortunate to be surrounded by supportive people and lucky to be welcomed into the Melbourne street art scene.
SM: Where did you get the inspiration to create artworks on pencils?
GP: I’m still thinking about this.
SM: Is there a medium that you have not explored yet that you want to?
GP: Bronze sculpture, moon travel, large scale murals, taxidermy, ceramics, sword making and laser battles.More...
Posted by Audrey Lee on September 27, 2010
Hurrah! Kluster's favourite new online accessories store, Final Episode launched yesterday. As the newest store on the Sydney-meets-world block, Final Episode features selections from established international labels Camilla Skovgaard, Opening Ceremony and Tristan Blair as well as Kluster's favourite emerging Sydney designer duo, Strummer. We love the fact that Final Episode prides itself on stocking cutting-edge and innovative designs and that the wares sold there span fashion, design and art.
Not one to restrict herself to single-focus projects the brains behind FE, Seema Duggal – who is also founder and editor of Side Street Sydney - offers customers published art with purchase, in the form of an exclusive concept zine.
To celebrate the launch, Final Episode is hosting a party at aMBUSH Gallery this Thursday night at 6pm. Works by high-profile Aussie artists Ben Frost, Jonathan Zawada, Lyn & Tony and Canvas Group will be on display on the night.
aMBUSH Gallery is at 4 James Street, Waterloo, Sydney. To attend, simply RSVP via the Facebook page.
Posted by KB on August 16, 2010
You may know Biddy Maroney and Sonny Day of design duo WeBuyYourKids from the screen-printed Popfrenzy posters that painted the town red some four years ago. Or perhaps you know them for the artwork they’ve produced for bands like Deerhunter, Blonde Redhead and Les Savy Fav. Maybe you’ve been spooked by their renderings of witches, snakes and black cats at one of their exhibitions at gallery haunts like Monster Children and China Heights. If you’re not familiar with their work, this is your chance to become acquainted. Presented by Cockle Bay Wharf and curated by aMBUSH Gallery, Project 5 is an urban arts initiative aimed at supporting the arts through pop-up painting, music and auction events. WeBuyYourKids chat to Kluster about their involvement, which may or may not involve a dog, a knife and a whole lot of black paint.
Covered: Phat Space, Washington, old horror movies and skateboard graphics.
Joanna Lowry: What is Project 5?
Sonny Day: It's a live art event designed to raise money for charity and a good excuse to have a beer afterwards.
JL: How did you get involved with Project 5?
SD: It was the terms of my parole. We've been involved with Bill Dimas and John Wiltshire from Ambush Gallery in one way or another for the last few years. They asked and we said yes.
JL: What are you going to be doing as part of Project 5?
SD: That's a great question, I'm not sure yet. But most likely it'll involve a dog, a knife and a whole lot of black paint.More...
Posted by Liz Niland on August 16, 2010
Sydneysiders; leave this weekend’s battle between that redhead and those red togs behind in the ballot box and get thee to Cockle Bay Wharf for Project5 - a pop-up combination of live beats and paint-while-you-wait art.
aMBUSH Gallery has recruited top artists Anthony Lister, Meggs, Ears and Webuyyourkids to work live on the Promenade to the cranking mixes of the Future Classic DJs. In support of the Information & Cultural Exchange, the pieces will then be auctioned on October 14 with all proceeds going to charity.
Project5 starts 6pm-9pm Friday, and continues over Saturday and Sunday 12-3pm.
Posted by KB on April 30, 2010
We’ve been a fan of Asahi beer for some time, but a new project from this crisp, delicious beverage has earned it an extra special place in our hearts. Wednesday saw the launch of Asahi Silver + Black, an exhibition combining art, fashion, photography and design.
The inspiration for the exhibition is Asahi’s own famous silver and black label, and while not all works limit themselves to the palette, there is a common thread in what the Japanese refer to as ‘wabi-sabi’ – finding beauty in imperfect things. The exhibition also contains the Karakuchi Project, featuring six international artists who have been selected to give their own interpretation of the Japanese characters found on the Asahi Label.
Alongside works from international and local artists and designers, visitors can view rare and vintage artefacts from the Asahi brand.
Asahi Silver + Black is on at aMBUSH Gallery, Waterloo until May 8 and entry is free (our favourite price).