(This has been cross-posted from Invurt!)
So, next week some friends and I will be getting together @ At Large Gallery in Northcote for a bit of fun to do a pop-up-installation-style show, in a big mash-up collaborative effort – and we’d like to invite you all along to check it out.
“At Large Gallery & Invurt present Cardbordia, a collective excursion into a variety of cardboard inspired installations, works, prints, paste-ups, cutouts, collaborative art, projections and soundscapes. In the lead up to the show, the Carbordia crew will spend the week transforming the At Large gallery into a celebration of carded goodness, with an array of urban focused styles and mediums!!
Featuring Enix Hart, Mishap, Sim2, Rachee Renee, Magnus McTavish, Fletcher Andersen, Danarchy, the creative sounds of Fergus, and proudly sponsored by Visy Cardboard, the show will be an amazing Three Dimensional Feast of the Senses, and one of the first ever Installation Style Shows @ At Large Gallery.
Pretty much, we are going to go apeshit with a truckload of cardboard – and its going to be funky as –
Enix Hart – bringing influences from a plethora of different disciplines including 3D Modeling and Animation, Graphic Design and Mixed Media, Enix Hart strives to stretch new styles constantly. Having fallen in love with spray paint in 2008 Enix plans to cover the world in delicious colours that can be chewed up and savoured by those who have the hunger.
Mishap & Simz – Simz, or Sim2, originally from WA, is nowadays best known for decorating walls around Melbourne with his macabre science-fiction and mechanical style. In contrast, Mishap’s strategically placed sultry feminine characters in and around inner city laneways have also been turning heads. The creative pair have been quickly paving their way in the street art scene since joining forces over three years ago. While continuing to add to their repertoire of exhibitions, Mishap and Simz are also focused these days on collaborative murals and the running of a gallery space that promotes artists of a similar mindset.
Rachee Renee – Rachee Renee has been brightening streets, alleyways, drains, warehouses, galleries, bars and clubs with stencils, characters and killer ladies throughout Melbourne and internationally under numerous aliases for at least the last decade! She would have been recently seen painting up a storm at Sketch City events (www.sketchcity.com.au), creating artwork peeps can dance to! Rachee’s style is influenced by pop surrealism, street art and all kinds of Japanese kitsch, creating cute and colourful art thats just a little provocative. Website: http://www.racheerenee.com
Magnus McTavish – Growing up in Brisbane’s wild West End, and now residing in Melbourne, Magnus has a long and prolific association with the core artists of the Brisbane street art scene, working alongside pioneers across generations of the culture.
“Magnus McTavish has never worked in Magic, But has a background in fine arts, also Known for schooling such legends as Ksino and AnThony Lister. Also Has Been practicing for many than 15 years. No more Of the Old, In with the Black. Appropriation of space is one of his main stays. Work by the Artist Is now also on Display this year, at the National Gallery Of Australia Canberra. As well As a Protest Mural at the Supreme Court Of Brisbane. You can view many of his works throughout time without worrying what he is doing in Magic… you may view his latest books In this next exhibition.”
Fletcher Andersen – Having moved to Melbourne in the not so distant past, and with a life long passion for street art, and a hands on passion since his days spent bombing Perth in the early 90s, Fletch has now immersed himself in Melbournes thriving art culture. Following his successful first solo show back in September, his love of all things robotic, science fiction and organic has engendered a unique style that he continues to push in new directions. Fletch is also the editor and writer of Invurt – a blogzine with the sole aim of promoting established and emerging Australian urban, street, illustrative and low brow artists – all that which he loves – to a wider local, national, and international audience. Website:http://www.irikanji.com/ & http://www.invurt.com/
Danarchy – this obnoxious artful-dodger, punka-basta – or whatever stereotype fits – is often found using his artistic flair as a way to keep his head above water, and, sometimes, out of trouble. In his eternal quest for reason and answers, he divulges his creativity and self expression with a consistent and endless questioning of the world, and the various vestiges of Authority around us.
Fergus – No stranger to Melbournes electronic music scene, and with a plethora of releases on some of the worlds top labels, DJ Fergus is the sound sculptor for the Cardbordia crew. As a producer, DJ and part of the emerging power-house band that is the Freak Technique, Fergus will lends his diverse audio skills in bringing the visual diversity of Cardbordia to life with a customised audioscape prepared specially for the show. http://soundcloud.com/fergus01
What: Cardbordia group installation show
Where: At Large Gallery, 208 High Street, Northcote
When: Show opens 6pm til 9pm, Friday 19th November and runs til December 2nd