Young & Free – San Francisco

Some call Australia the ‘lucky country’, but we’ve always made our own fate. From a rebellious past we’ve forged an identity steeped in cunning ingenuity, creative discontent and unorthodox flair.  We’ve staged rebellions over rum, gained notoriety and won Nobels. We invented cask wine and Wi-Fi and we’ve won countless world titles. There may not be a lot of us, but we’ve always packed a punch. So it is no surprise that with nothing more than a can of paint and a glint in their eye Australians are taking the street art scene by storm. It’s time for the rest … Continue reading Young & Free – San Francisco

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’

Sofles Exhibition: Adelaide Oct 7

Ironlak and Bull and Bear are proud to present the South Australian debut of Russell Fenn aka Sofles, with a four-day exhibition in the heart of Adelaide city. Notorious graffiti figure. Prodigious talent. Sofles has been both reviled and embraced by the media over his ten-year career, which began as a graffiti artist in Brisbane, Australia. After a well-publicized conviction in 2009, Sofles burst onto the scene with various sold-out exhibitions, collaborations with artists such as Anthony Lister, Ben Frost and Revok, and contracts with the likes of Red Bull, Myer, Adidas, and Toohey’s. Returning from a tour of New … Continue reading Sofles Exhibition: Adelaide Oct 7