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Pearth review and Hurben interview on Everguide

Everguide have posted a great interview with Hurben, chatting about his inspiration and his love/hate relationship with Perth.

Followed up with a review of his exhibition, now on at Little Creatures.


30 August – 26 September 2012 @ Little Creatures Brewery (Upstairs, Main Hall) 40 Mews Rd Fremantle W.A.

Opening Night: 6pm Thursday 30 August

Hurben presents ‘Pearth’, a collection of paintings reflective of the quick shifting culture of our city. Using a range of strong symbolic local icons, Hurben creates a dystopian landscape that challenges Perth’s attitude to its past, present and future, questioning our collective motivations.

Well known within the West Australian arts community, Hurben is one of the 3 founders of the infamous ololo collective whose credits include orchestrating the legendary Condor Car Park project and ReFace 2009 – both of which were highly influential in contributing to Perth’s evolving attitude toward street art.

Having completed a yearlong residency @ 140 William earlier this year, Hurben continues in his active endeavours to improve the visual landscape with such creative offerings as the extraordinary 10m tall mural he recently painted in the CBD’s Wolf Lane.

Making an impression upon untold city spaces over the years, Hurben’s work is bold, challenging and reflective. PEARTH is his third solo exhibition and showcases an impressive depiction of our city and the relationship that this artist shares with it.

Semi-Permanent DISCOUNT Tickets

We’re happy to announce that we can offer our loyal subscribers cheap tickets to Semi-Permanent again this year!

Semi-Permanent marks one of our favourite events of the year. This year’s lineup looks set to be one of the best yet, with speakers including Leif Podhajsky, Beastman and Perth’s Little Design Horse Studio.

Semi-Permanent also unofficially launches the new Artrage Bakery complex which we’ve all missed for the past year whilst it has been renovated to awesomeness.

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See you there! ololo

Each ticket purchased to Semi-Permanent includes a copy of the 2010 Semi-Permanent Publication and entry to the Official After Party feat. Chico Mann & guests. For more information on Semi-Permanent speakers & side events, log onto www.semipermanent.com

griv – in transit

I finished my submission for Foodchain‘s In Transit project today. Video’s will be playing in the Wellington Street Bus Station til November. Check em out. I hope mine gets picked.

Yay I got in. It’s playing from July 19th to August 1st. Go check it out. http://foodchainperth.com/intransit/?p=225

If U Were Here, U’d Be Hurben By Now

Our very own Hurben, has been meticulously putting together work for his new show entitled, ‘If U Were Here, U’d Be Hurben By Now’. The show opens @ 7pm, February 26th 2010 and will be open on Friday and Saturday nights for 5 weeks. The Grey Door is a new small bar and exhibition space located behind the Claremont Hotel. Please come and show your support.

Hurben By Now

Melbourne Stencil Festival 2009

msf_badgeWe were delighted to have participated in the 2009 Melbourne Stencil Festival. The Festival took place across two venues, the Yarra Sculpture Gallery and the Collingwood Underground. The Sculpture Gallery was host to an exhibition full of stencil-driven artworks and the Underground space focused on site-specific sculpture and aerosol work, as well as residencies and workshops.

We submitted our ‘Conspiracy’ works into the Sculpture Gallery exhibition and on arrival, we were given a van to paint. We then proceeded to wrap the van in rope-parrots. As well as churning out a few other stencil artworks for the final day auction, Shensing and Hurben painted a childish tale of a reptilian enamoured with a surly fowl.

Melbourne is a city very much alive with culture, the street-art competes effectively with the advertising and the food is delicious and cared for. We will be going back very soon.

We got some time-lapse and added Philly Blunt music to it.

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Semi-Permanent Exclusive Special Offer

sp_postWe are happy to announce that Semi-Permanent is coming back to Perth for 2009! It’s always a great day, full of inspiration and understanding. This year ought to be just as great.

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Lucky you! Just because we’re nice guys and because Artrage love us, we are able to offer you some huge discounts on the cost of admission. In fact, these are the best priced Semi-Permanent tickets in Australia!

The offer is only valid until Monday the 5th of October, so be quick. Download the flyer below to get your hands on this juicy deal.

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