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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/

Damn It! Magazine Launch


 

A brand new mag for the art marker, DAMN IT! But is it going to be good? Well, I have nothing to go by except these three pics and a big ass write up which you can read here if you want to. But I think the only way to tell is to actually rock up to the launch party tomorrow night and get really drunk.

If they are all snooty about launching a fancy new mag like they are in it for the fame and dont like a bunch of hobo looking artists shuffling around, then I’m outta there. But if they are actually good dudes to hang out with and talk to, then this thing may have potential.

Oh yeah and I’ll read the mag. (I’ve already ordered one cos its only $10 and you can do it with only a few clicks, I’ll save you one by just clicking here.)

You see I think it’s always a good thing to have independent mags, and DAMN IT! only have 5 ads per mag (so they say, see how long that lasts) which means it must be loaded with actual content (I hope) and they are local to us here at Rival (about 100 meters away) so there’s a good chance they are supporting local talent, not just the same guys repeated over and over again which tends to happen in the bigger mags. But so many people are just jumping on the “street art” band wagon to make a quick buck on the back of the “whos cool” artist of the week and get a little 15 mins themselves.

There’s only one way to tell.

If you are in Melbourne tomorrow night I suggest you follow my method and come down to the launch to see first hand if they are ok kids or not. Cant really loose cos apparently theres free booze and a free yo-yo to all who attend. I love drinking, and yo-yo’s are awesome at annoying cats and stupid room mates who wont shut up. (play a game of seeing how close to their fat mouth you can spin it while they are trying to tell you how bad their job/boyfriend/friends/life is. They shut up pretty quick and realise you are the true cause of their unhappiness.

See ya there.

Thursday May 2nd 6pm-9pm.

Just Another Project Space

153 Greville Street, Prahran

DAMN IT! issue 1 is here and will be launching officially in Melbourne on 2 May 2013, from 6-9pm at the Just Another Project Space, Greville St, Prahran, Melbourne. Come along and share a bevvy to celebrate – everyone who attends gets a Hamburger YoYo – and yes we are serious!l
DAMN IT! Mag Website

 


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!

 

Talking Tees at the NGV with Joseph Fonti of BME

Just wanted to wish Joseph Fonti from Bad Meet Evil all the best as he tells it like it is at the NGV today, representing the future at;

“Talking TEES” an industry insight where 100 lucky people will be able to get up close and personal with Melbourne’s best artists, designers, screen printers and more.
To find out where the industry came from, where it currently is and the direction it’s headed”.
 With 16 speakers covering topics such as screen printing, design and importantly the management and business side of things.
Looks like a great event if you’re in (or trying to get in) to the industry or if you’re a lover of Tees and want to see the hard work behind the amazing designs. – Invurt

Heard a preview of his speech last night, kids got a lot of wise things to say!

Who: Just Another Agency (featuring 16 guest speakers)
What: Talkin Tees
Where: NGV Australia Studio – NGV Studio, Federation Square, Melbourne.
When: 10am to 6pm, Saturday February 16.

Thanks to Invurt for the words

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

 

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