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 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...