Oi You! Urban Art Festival is bringing Banksy to town – Adelaide

This week sees the opening of Oi You! an Urban Art Festival which is bringing 22 of Banksy‘s art works to the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Artspace Gallery, alongside a multitude of works from some of the worlds leading urban artists and loads of free events from the 20th of April til the 2nd of June. For 6 full weeks, alongside Banksy‘s works will be pieces by Faile(USA), Swoon (USA), David Choe (USA), Antony Micallef (UK), Paul Insect (UK) and Milton Springsteen (NZ) all the way from curator George Shaw’s collection. There will be art installations, art giveaways and new walls across the city by Rone, … Continue reading Oi You! Urban Art Festival is bringing Banksy to town – Adelaide

Banksy’s works heading to Sydney as part of the ‘Outpost Project’

A private collection of 23 of Banksy’s works is heading to Sydney’s Cockatoo Island for the biggest street art festival in the southern hemisphere, Outpost Project. The Banksy works’ journey to Cockatoo island will be the first time that the Oi You! Collection (which houses the Banksy works) will have been seen outside of New Zealand. “People are fascinated by Banksy’s art and by his identity, which has never been revealed. This is a private collection, showcasing an art movement that has become a global phenomenon,” says Geoff Bailey, Sydney Harbour Federation trust executive director. The festival, presented by the Sydney Harbour … Continue reading Banksy’s works heading to Sydney as part of the ‘Outpost Project’

Banksy directs new Simpsons title sequence

UK graffiti artist Banksy has created a controversial title sequence for long-running US animation The Simpsons. The latest intro, which was shown in the US on Sunday, opens with the street artist’s tag scrawled across the town of Springfield. It closes with a minute-long sequence showing dozens of sweatshop workers in a warehouse painting cartoon cells and making Simpsons merchandise. The episodes titled is called MoneyBart. The extended sequence was apparently inspired by reports the show outsources the bulk of their animation to a company in South Korea. According to the street artist, his storyboard led to delays, disputes over … Continue reading Banksy directs new Simpsons title sequence

Metro Gallery – On The Wall (Melbourne)

This show will be one the biggest collection of contemporary street art ever shown in Australia, and includes pieces by some of the most notorious internationally renowned artists including; Blek le Rat: Blek is considered to be the godfather of stencil art, and has been producing street work for 30 years. He’s both a pioneer on the streets and in the transition to gallery work, and has inspired a generation of stencil artists. His signature Rat stencil that covered the streets of Paris in the 80’s is one of the most striking images in street art history. Banksy: Banksy hardly … Continue reading Metro Gallery – On The Wall (Melbourne)

Exit Through The Gift Shop – Extended Season @ The Mercury

Adelaide’s The Mercury and Iris Cinemas are run by the Media Resource Centre to enhance screen culture and to give screening opportunities to emerging South Australian film, video and digital media artists. Currently, The Mercury has been screening the infamous Banksy’s new documentary, Exit Through The Gift Shop. The popularity of this has been huge, with The Mercury extending the season AGAIN! There will be four more screenings of Exit Through The Gift Shop before fans will have to wait to catch it on DVD release. Support a great cinema and head on down this weekend. Session times are below. … Continue reading Exit Through The Gift Shop – Extended Season @ The Mercury