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ExRobot @ The Melbourne International Coffee Expo

At this years Melbourne coffee expo, Rival Revolution Artist ExRobot teamed up with The Espress Group to produce a custom one off Elipse Coffee Machine, and the result was spot on. Combing his love of coffee and art was a dream come true for ExRobot, although the artwork was inspired from his childhood;

The inspiration for this painting came from idolized childhood memories. As adults we can look back at these beautiful moments and they have the ability to remain frozen in time for us to always enjoy. Although they often lack the vibrancy and detail of the actual moment, they are still just as striking and powerful and should be reflected upon often.”[/
ExRobot

 

 

He draws a comparison between this and the brief moment of solitude we grant ourselves when we duck out for a coffee during a busy work day. The Machine received overwhelming attention during the expo, and was auctioned off to a packed audience on the final Saturday off the show.

A local Melbourne Café snapped up the machine so keep an eye out for it at a café around the neighborhood! Look out for more customized coffee gear from ExRobot soon, he has picked up contracts with a number of the companies adding his artistic touch to everything from takeaway cups to coffee bean bags. Big thanks to all the companies supporting the underground arts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dover Street Studios Launch – Oh goodie

Yes that’s right, you heard it here first folks (or maybe not) there’s a new art studio opening up, oh goodie!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(we love nothingness, read on)

 

This one is called Dover Street Studios in Cremorne (Richmond (kinda) for those who don’t wanna google it or clicking the link (though please do if your a history nerd like me, its really interesting!)

But I tell you what, Cremorne is a fricken cool suburb if you haven’t heard of it. There are sum sick pieces of street art around by the likes of Dabs and Mila and Adnate and I’m pretty sure it’s vintage Porsche capital of Melbourne (yes I like cars,  cars can be beautiful works of art especially the early Porsche)

And just like them old cars, this studio is looking dam fine, with white walls and pine features it really speaks to my visual senses. Just full of  nice symmetry and contrasts.

Ok, it is time to confess, this is Rival Revolutions sister (or older brother) studio, so we are really proud of it. But that doesn’t distract from what it is. Rival has its whole underground funky feel, but at some stage you need a place where you can take your mum or potential clients to and they don’t get worried that your just an alcoholic bum. Usually judging by the stack of empty wine bottles and ciggie butts in the corner (we say corner, we mean bed, and we say bed, we mean cardboard boxes).

Anywho whatever you think, follow the old Rival Rule, come along to their launch party this Friday night, get drunk and see if there is anyone cool to talk to, and then judge. Oh and did we mention there is total BYO at this event? Its like a house party but good music playing. Oh Goodie.

 

 

www.doverstreetstudios.com 

doverstreetstudios.facebook.com

http://www.doverstreetstudios.com/2013/05/20/dover-street-studios-launch/

Colour Me Too Animal Drawing workshops

Super excited to say that we have a new art class starting at the studio this week, Animal Drawing Workshops! If you love animals, learn to draw them! All you do is bring along a picture of the animal you would like to learn to draw, we provide all the materials and the inspiration! Heres the tutor Soli describing what the classes entail ;

Be free to experiment your own unique style of Art. The workshops are about studying the beauty of your favourite Animals & enhancing your natural creative skills in different mediums. Pens, charcoal, paint , water colour, textas or a medium of your choice! I will guide you to draw or sketch your Animal maintains your style.. I will give you some basic sketching & drawing skills where you can enhance. For me drawing an Animal is something powerful and imaginative. Come and experience something unique!
Soli

And heres the link to the facebook page; facebook

And you can book a spot in the class here; Book a Spot!

Or contact me if you have any more questions!

 

Herakut Exhibition Opening at Metro Gallery, Armadale.

Tonight is the night that I have been waiting for, since I heard about in two weeks ago, Herakuts’ exhibition opening at Metro Gallery, Armadale.
If you havent heard about them, def give them a google but basically Herakut is the collabartation between German artists Hera and Akut and they paint awesome.
Really awesome.
Their exhibition opens at 6:30 on the 13th of Febuary at Metro Gallery in Armadale, Melbourne and if you dont go, your silly.
Or busy.
So go another day, when theres less people there.
But I cant wait, I’m going tonight, and again another day too probably.
-ExRobot.

Studio Space now Available

 

A fantastic opportunity to join one of Melbournes leading art studios, Rival Revolution Studios in Prahran.

About the studio:

Private studios and cublicles starting from $75 p/w all inclusive

350sqm warehouse

9 open air cubicles

5 private offices

Full photographic white wall

Large communal work bench

Large open floor space

2.2m+ roof

Unlimited Wifi

High capacity power points

Sound proof studio

Free life drawing classes

Natural light

 

Located just one block from infamous Chapel street and boasting everything you could ever need to kick off your creativity. With ample sized private studios and private cublices, loads of open floor area and commual work benches, you can work however you work best. Spill paint on the floor, paint the walls a differnet colour, its your studio to make how you like.

We have life drawing class twice a week run by SASH Art, they usually cost $30 for each two hour class but for studio residents they are free! Also included are all your bills, unlimited super fast WiFi internet, 24/7 access, all the tea and coffee you can drink.

We create online portfolios for each resident and link it all up to your own individual blogs and websites to help you get the most exposure from your work.

If your ready to join a stack of highly motivated and talented artists to work alongside then this is the space you’ve been lookin for.

We’re really keen to see this spot go to someone special so give us a call today!

 

SLOW DOWN EARTH SPEEDS UP REVOLVER GLOOM

Here’s a couple of shots of our recent gig at Revolver with the amazing band, Slow Down Earth. It was an epic night, we got well and truly drunk, painted our butts off and listened to some amazing music….couldnt ask for much more than that really. Although having said that, I did get too drunk to take any serious pictures of the live art….here’s what I got, next time you’ll just have to come along and see it for yourself.

- ExRobot

 

Studio Space Now Available!

A rare opportunity to join one of Melbournes leading art studios, Rival Revolution Studios in Prahran.

Studio: Ken Taylor private studio
Size: 2.5 x 3m
Rent: $120p/w all inclusive
Where: 48 clifton Street, Prahran.

350sqm
9 open air cubicles
5 private offices
Full photographic white wall
Large communal work bench
Large open floor space
2.2m+ roof
Unlimited Wifi
High capacity power points
Sound proof studio

Located just one block from infamous Chapel street and boasting everything you could ever need to kick off your creativity, this is the studio that surpasses all other studios!

We have life drawing class twice a week run by SASH Art, they usually cost $30 for each two hour class but for studio residents they are free! Also included are all your bills, unlimited super fast WiFi internet, 24/7 access, all the tea and coffee you can drink.

If your ready to join a stack of highly motivated and talented artists to work alongside then this is the space you’ve been lookin for.

We create online portfolios for each resident and link it all up to your own individual blogs and websites, and we do promos for all your latest work and exhibitions.

We’re really keen to see this spot go to someone special so give us a call today, come check it out and well see if we can’t make it your new artistic home!

CONTACT US HERE.

 

 

 

New Art From Hodgo

We pulled this image from Hodgos Tumblr site, if your not following it already, get on it!! Click this

 

ANNE F DUPIS (AKA NANOU) HAS BEEN STUDYING, CREATING, EXPLORING AND TRAVELING THROUGH THE ARTISTIC WORLD FOR ALL HER LIFE.

Nanou draws on influences from a residency in China where she explored the use of expressive brush techniques.She  researched and studied traditional Japanese painting techniques  in the U.S and spent eight years at the Academy of Fine Art in Belgium where she developed a passion and talent for expressionism abstract painting and instillations.Her work now explores its concepts through interactive small-scale sculptures, large environment specific installations and of course, expressionism abstract painting.Using a verity of mediums from delicate wire and every day items through to hand crushed oyster shell pigments and sinew glues, Nanou creates texturally captivating artworks that reflect nature and our contextual relationship with it.

A strong love of nature, people and their relationships with each other has guided her, recently graduating with an MA in Public Art. Her research, “Public Matter” focuses on the publics’ involvement within the creative process, both interactive and passive.By presenting her sculptures in public places she rewards the curious and challenges the mundane. Encouraging the public to engage both physically and psychologically seamlessly merges nature, people and the environment with her own artist journey.Her work often gently asks the viewer to analyze their sense of beauty, their concepts of aesthetics and their sense of context to the environment, both of the artwork and of themselves.


“MY GOAL IS TO COMMUNICATE BOTH A CONCERN AND CONSIDERATION TOWARD OUR NATURAL RESOURCES THROUGH THE USE AND REUSE OF DISCARDED MATERIAL…USING NATURAL MINERAL PIGMENTS DEPICTS OUR BOND WITH NATURE”

“MY MAIN FOCUS IS TO DEPICT OUR BOND WITH NATURE BY SUBLIMINALLY EXPOSING THE HALLUCINATION OF A SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMANS AND NATURE…. AND BETWEEN THEMSELVES.”

Nanou is currently living in Melbourne and working out of Rival Revolution Studios.

Long time…no blog…

It has ben a long time between blogs posts for us here at the studio, and we make no apologies for that! When we

set out with this blog section, we made a promise. Never to post just for the sake of posting. Never blah blah blah

boring dribble. So with out further fluff we will end this post and give you this link to much more interesting stuff….

this is more interesting than this.

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