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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.”[/
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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 

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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

 

PAPERAPE EXHIBITION

Paperápe is a group show featuring seven Melbourne artists who, over the past year, have formed a collaborative friendship via their mutual love of art. Heesco, Jack Douglas, Pierre Lloga, Facter, Mysterious Al, Hancock and Conrad Bizjak are now coming together to share their passion for painting walls, drawing and enjoying the vibrancy of Melbourne life.

Often finding themselves escaping the trappings of 9-5 work by hanging out and painting on the weekends, these seven artists now paint together under the somewhat humourous moniker of We Spray Weekends (WSW). From the side streets of the suburbs to the cities laneways, exhibitions and live art events, all the artists within Paperápe are all highly prolific and consistently chasing the artistic dream.

Paperápe will be an exhibition of paper based works showcasing each artists unique style and talent, offering  a snapshot of their current directions and a glimpse towards several larger projects planned for the future. With drawings, paintings, collage, prints and other paper based works on display Paperápe is an exciting showcase of current work from a diverse and talented group of friends.

Heesco – From Outpost Project to painting at the Cullen hotel, Oxford Art Factory and across Australia, this Mongolian artist has been making waves throughout the Australian art world in recent years. With his upcoming solo show at one of Melbournes premier urban art galleries, RTIST, in August, Heesco will be displaying several drawings and other pieces both new, and from his archives. Paperápe  will be a unique opportunity to get a taste of his work prior to what is sure to be a landmark exhibition for the artist. Check out Heescos website at http://www.heesco.net (Instagram @heesco)

Mysterious Al – Known throughout the world for his iconic characters and playful street art, the international man of Mystery, Al has been painting with the WSW crew since arriving in Melbourne for an extended visit. Paperápe will be Mysterious Als first show here in Melbourne and is a unique chance to get hold of his work prior to his solo show later in the year. Check out Mysterious Als website at http://www.mysteriousal.com (Instagram @mysteriousal)

Conrad Bizjak (Rad) – a well known name upon the walls of Melbourne, Rad is also a renouned figure in Melbournes growing live art circle, having competed in War of the Walls and this years Secret Walls. His work within a gallery setting, however, has been much anticipated, and this show will be the first chance for his many fans to get a glimpse of this amazing artists work on paper. Check out Rads website at http://www.conradbizjak.org

Jack Douglas (JD) – with his off kilter cartoon influenced work now taking a new direction with recent forays into tattoo art, Jack Douglas is another artist from the Just Another stable who has been painting up a storm in recent times. As an upcoming Secret walls competitor and avid painter of walls, Jacks work is highly regarded by lovers of his low brow, quirky creations. Check out Jacks website at http:/jdouglasart.blogspot.com (Instagram @jacklesdouglas)

Chris Hancock – hailing from Perth, Hancock only recently moved to Melbourne, but since his arrival he has quickly catapulted into the eyes of an aerosol and illustrative loving public. His recent win in Secret Walls marks Hancock a semi-final contender, and with forthcoming artwork commissions and collaborations with Boywolf, Invurt and many more, Hancocks work is brilliantly executed and curiously macabre. Check out Hancocks website at http://hancockart.tumblr.com (Instagram @hancock_art)

Pierre Lloga (P-Yeah) – illustrator, comic book artist and painter-of-hot-chicks extraordinaire, P-Yeah is renowned for his illustrative skill with brush and ink, as well as his vibrant aerosol work. As a part of the Just Another crew, Pierre is as much at home in a gallery setting as he is on the streets. Check out P-Yeahs website at http://pierredrawsstuff.wordpress.com/

Facter (Fletcher Andersen) – Facter is an artist and writer/editor for the Australian underground art webzine, Invurt.com. His love of technology and its impact on our world is manifest in the unique linework within the creatures he creates. Delving into his most recent sketchbooks, Facter will unleash a new cohort of fantastical creatures at Paperápe. Check out Facters website at http://www.irikanji.com (Instagram @facter)

Who: Heesco, Jack Douglas (JD) Pierre Lloga (P-Yeah), Facter (Fletcher Andersen), Mysterious Al, Chris Hancock and Conrad Bizjak (Rad)
What: Paperápe group show
Where: Egg Gallery, 66a Johnston St, Collingwood, VIC
When: Show opens Friday 20th July from 6pm til 9pm and continues until July 29th 

Check out the facebook event page – http://www.facebook.com/events/172405992891320/

Paperápe is proudly supported by Doss Blockos, Redbull, Invurt, Boywolf and Just Another Agency.

RIVAL REVOLUTION STUDIO SPACE

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If you're looking for studio space to take your art to the next level, chances are you can make it all happen right here. We have something for everyone with a range of spaces from $50p/w up to $200p/w, all-inclusive of all bills and unlimited WiFi internet. Add to that the free life drawing classes ($25 for non studio residents), full use of the photography facilities, the massive hook ups and connections at local art galleries like Art Boy and you got yourself a pretty sweet set up!

Current Studios available

We currently have three studio spaces available:

THE SHIDA, THE TAILOR and ZOMBIE.

THE SHIDA

SHIDA is a private studio space nestled into the back corner away from all the hustle and bustle. It has plenty of space and privacy with 2.5m x 2.5 m walls, and the ability to be curtained off for the ultimate seclusion. Packed with all the other fantastic studio features, it's a guaranteed winner!

What: THE TAILOR

Where: Rival Revolution Studios

48 Clifton Street

Prahran 3181

Melbourne

When: NOW

Cost : $120pw all-inclusive

Features:

Private/ Open air Studio

2.5m x 2.5m

Ample space and privacy

U – shaped design allows for multiple set up customizations

Unlimited WiFi

Life drawing classes

All bills included

24/hr access

THE TAILOR

THE TAILOR is a massive space! For those that just have to have the room to spread their wings and have multiple work stations or those who just prefer working on a large-scale pieces. This studio combines both the SHIDA studio and its twin brother space opposite to make THE TAILOR one large, private take no prisoners studio space.

What: THE TAILOR

Where: Rival Revolution Studios

48 Clifton Street

Prahran 3181

Melbourne

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Cost : $170pw all-inclusive

Features:

Private Studio

2.5m x 6m

Ample Space for two individual work areas

Plenty of wall space for painting or hanging artwork and sketches

Unlimited WiFi

Life drawing classes

All bills included

24/hr access

THE ZOMBIE

The ZOMBIE studio has easy access to the communal work areas and photography area with plenty of room for larger pieces and work benches. Ideally suited for photographers, those wishing to work on projects large or small or just to get tucked away and knuckle down in your sketch book!

What: THE ZOMBIE

Where: Rival Revolution Studios

48 Clifton Street

Prahran 3181

Melbourne

When: NOW

Cost: $100pw all-inclusive

Features:

Open Air Studio

2.5m x 2.5m

Ample space for large work bench and sketch table.

Plenty of wall space for painting or hanging artwork and sketches

Great access to communal work bench and open floor area

Unlimited WiFi

Life drawing classes

All bills included

24/hr access

Phone:

Tony Knauf 0425 705 133

Email: givemerival@rivalrevolution.com

Webisode 1: Rival Revolution Studio Jam from Invurt on Vimeo.

For more information call

Tony: 0425 705  133

or email us @ givemerival@rivalrevolution.com

We'd love to hear from you and hook you up with a space!

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Golly Gosh they have done it again, when will they learn?

 Oh these funny little people running around making a who-fa about nothing while were just standing here trying to make it through the day and not get our knees too wet, don't they realise we just need to get a little tipsy to make it all the more bearable? You see the lovely chaps at the local council , no doubt spurred on by the leadership qualities of the Australian government and the lure of the all might dollar, have decided that it is now (via litterally rewriting the laws) illegal for piccolo to have outdoor furniture between the hours of 4pm-7pm. Sounds strange right? We�

39;ll it is! But who are we to say what is right and wrong? We should blindly trust our wise and faithful leaders and just go ahead and enjoy our last night at Piccolo, hopful that the all mighty, all seeing, all knowing council have our best interest at heart. Which I am sure they do. We shall see you there from 6pm, with our bums firmly planted on the outdoor furniture, and any local council men and women are most welcome to join us for a little drink.

WHAT? Live art, Dj's and drinks

WHERE? Piccolo 149 High Street, Prahran

WHEN? Tonight from 6pm

WHY? To protest against the council by way of getting drunk.

COST? FREE(dom)

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Piccolo Turns 6

It's Piccolos 6th birthday this Saturday, so they're throwing a massive party. And like any good party, it has a great theme…. “album covers” To get ready for this we'll be painting the windows this Thursday night, inspired by our favourite album artwork. Live painting starts at 8pm, happy hour starts at 6pm. see ya there, bring ya best hair. Piccolo Esspresso 149 High Street Prahran

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Studio Space Available

STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE 

We have an amazing studio space coming available at the end of June, THE LIBRARY. With plenty of storage and shelving for all your books, canvases and supplies this space is perfect to spread out and make your own or share with a friend. Large windows allow plenty of natural light (and offer a great view of the sunset every night)  and the insulated roof keeps it nice a warm during winter. There's unlimited WiFi and free life drawing classes every Tuesday night, 24/hr access, loads of open space to work on bigger projects and a photography area. Check out the rest of the details below these pics, then give us a call and come check it out!

What: THE LIBRARY Leased

Where: Rival Revolution Studios (48 Clif

ton Street, Prahran, 3181, Melbourne)  Phone:  Tony Knauf 0425 705 133  or email us @ givemerival@rivalrevolution.com

Cost : $130pw all inclusive

Features:

Private Studio

3.8m x 4m

Ample Storage

Lockable door

Natural light

Unlimited WiFi

Life drawing classes

All bills included

24/hr access

Webisode 1: Rival Revolution Studio Jam from Invurt on Vimeo.

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