Archive for the ‘Everfresh’ Category

I’m as happy as a kid in a candy store – Today I went and picked up a new print by RONE that I was lucky enough to get my hands on from his latest show Darkest before the dawn, held at White Walls Gallery in San Fran.

Bridget is a 50x70cm, 10 layer screen print from a limited run of 60 – I missed out on getting hold of one of his prints at his last Melbourne show, even with going to the opening and all, so I’m pretty excited to have one this time round.

A friend of mine bought one of my latest orchid paintings the same day I put my name on the waitlist for one of these babies, so it worked out as a really good trade – Love being able to buy new artwork from the proceeds of artwork sold.  Win!!!

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A couple of pics of Rone’s girls on the Everfresh wall on Rose street – They’re the stencils featured in his last show at Backwoods Gallery L’inconnue de la rue (The unknown girl of the street).

Its nice to be able to see them when I venture up Brunswick street now the show is well over and down. I think they’re just gorgeous.


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So I happened to be walking up Ghuznee st the other day, in search of Toy Story posters from the video store.  No luck w that, But did happen upon this fantastic paste-up wall by Rone and drypnz.  Sweet! I saw this up on rone’s site a few weeks ago, But all it says is that it’s located somewhere in Nz.               So. Feeling pretty stoked to have come across it by chance!

Recognise the lovely masked Clara from my post a few weeks ago? https://vincenteknight.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/hey-gorgeous/

Was really nice to get to see her out on the street, because so far I haven’t managed to find her in Melbourne.  The walls weathered a bit already, w the colours fading out and a good few of the Clara pics missing – you can see it fresh, and in the making here on rone’s blog : http://r-o-n-e.com/?p=324 But do go check it out in person if you are in Welly… It’s down the Taranaki st end of Ghuznee, Between Abel traders and the Signs shop.

And I’m pretty happy to have her as my current desktop background too!

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So after a rather delicious breakfast round at Soi on Greta point yesterday we dropped d of at the airport to fly back home to Melbourne.  I couldn’t manage to organise myself in time to go with – I need to know about flights a couple of weeks in advance so that it will gradually sink in and I can plan. Flying, no matter how often I do it, way stresses me out. So I opted for heading back w Tui on my own this time, in another week or so – go figure how this will be less stressful, but somehow it won out!

I will be sad to leave some of my bestest friends behind when I go, yummy Nz cheese, good strong New Zealand coffee and my newest favorite restaurant Ortega.  I won’t miss the wind, or how all the sand in the sandpit somehow ends up in my bed every night.

However, I have very good things planned for this year! :

  • I get to start back at Aerial class at NICA on the 7th, sore muscles and all.
  • I’m looking forward to moving to a new apartment by the end of Feb, I’m hoping I get my way and that we will move across town to Fitzroy / Collingwood sort of area…. So much closer to all the really interesting small galleries and a happening area for Melbourne’s ever-changing street art.
  • Hmmmm. Is it sad to say I’ve been missing my walks around the domain? I’m looking forward to making this part of my daily routine again… Though I suspect I may be needing new shoes…
  • I don’t really do NY resolutions, but the one thing I have decided to make more of an effort in is to get to more exhibition openings this year and to try to be more active in Melbourne’s amazing art scene – Win for all the exhibition openings that fall on Friday nights too!
  • Would love to add a printing workshop to one of my evenings every week, though this may have to be a bit later on in the year.  I really enjoy printmaking, but its a bit hard to keep up with w/out owning your own press. I’m really hoping I might find an option for screen printing… So frustrating knowing I have silk screens packed up in boxes back in Nz just sitting there not being used. Grrr
  • And I can’t wait to check out the NGVSTUDIO at Fed square. The space will be something new for the NGV – And Everfresh will be painting  inside the atrium while renovations take place. Their wall will be up for a month and then another crew will come in and paint… Kind of like a city laneway but in a national gallery, if that makes sense!                           Phibs, Rone, Makatron, Wonderlust, Meggs and special guest Miso will be involved in the live paint  from Sunday the 23rd – Tue 25th Jan  – THATS NOW!  – You can go check out their progress in person if you are in Melbz. Its located at the corner of the Atrium and adjacent to NGV Kids Corner in Federation Square. Or here online on the Everfresh blog : http://www.everfreshstudio.com/blog/

What are you looking forward to this year?

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Somehow we are already almost halfway through January of the new year. Next up : February. Which brings the joy of turning 28 along with it for me.            This is something I feel so so about – I’m looking forward to being this age, I think its a nice number.  But at the moment I’m still not sure if we will be back in Melbs, packing to shift apartments by end of Feb; or still in Nz with my lovely Wgtn friends, but probably missing the first term of aerial back at NICA – which I was hoping to pick back up after term 4 last year.                                             Who knew : I absolutely love learning the trapeze, though I’m def. not so keen on tissu… which actually hurts like f@#k, especially when wrapped around your inner thigh to hang at a 90* angle!

Also, being after xmas there is not much more stuff that I really really want… especially with the blowout year we just had.  However, there are still a couple of small things I’d kinda like:  1. New brushes (the green banded ones)  from the French Art shop… I have slowly wrecked most of my current ones.  2. This book by Everfresh Studios in Melbourne :

Illustrated with striking, candid photography, EVERFRESH: BLACKBOOK provides a rare and exclusive insight into the life of the studio, the artists behind the work and the culture of the elusive underground art world – a world usually cloaked in anonymity.

Everfresh Studio is an explosive hub of creation and activity, inconspicuously located in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Collingwood. Behind an unmarked factory door, Everfresh artists conceive, develop and collaborate to produce their now internationally renowned work for the streets, as well as fine art for exhibition in galleries.

Rone, Makatron, Sync, Phibs, Meggs, Reka, Wonderlust, Prizm and The Tooth are the crew who make up Everfresh. They create works which fuse intense colour, intricate line work, iconic characters and visual narratives; using the most diverse street art and graffiti techniques. They play a significant part among the artists who continue to shape Melbourne’s dynamic and prolific 
street-art scene.


256 pages, 254 x 204 mm

The Everfresh: Blackbook is published through Miegunyah press and will be released as an open edition soft cover as well as a limited edition of 500 hardcovers.

Available through Everfresh : http://everfreshstudio.bigcartel.com/product/everfresh-blackbook – Hint hint!

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Hey gorgeous

So I may have given d a bit of a william present this Christmas – But how could I resist when this lovely lady appeared in my inbox a couple a weeks ago saying she was available and in very limited supply….

Masked Clara in orange by Rone is from an edition of 9, Hand screen-printed on dutch etching paper.  All prints have small imperfections, making each print unique.

Rone is part of the Everfresh collective, who’s art can be found posted on walls around Melbourne – I’ve been coming across a lot of his posters on my journeys over to Fitzroy and Collingwood this year, so was super stoked to get my mitts on one of his gorgeous girls for our walls at home!

More of Rones work can be found on his webpage : http://r-o-n-e.com/ or at everfresh : http://www.everfreshstudio.com/

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So the last post I put up with images of my UV stencils fully reminded me of a similar shade of blue acrylic I saw recently when I visited Backwoods Gallery over in Collingwood for their KAMI and SASU exhibition entitled “OMNI”.

Husband and wife, KAMI and SASU create a constantly evolving visual dialogue that expresses their world and hopes for the future. Renowned for their giant collaborative Zen pop murals, KAMI and SASU’s works combine elegant geometry with ebullient, uplifting colours.

I find it fully inspiring that this talented duo manage to do incredible things like this with a young toddler of their own in tow.   …I had Tui w me when we visited Backwoods and she hooned around the space, which is big and echoed with her footsteps and squeals. It has this wonderful warehouse/loft feel to the gallery, and I will def. be heading back there to check upcoming exhibitions in the future, now that I know where to find it!

*swoon* I love the Omni print they released, above. Its an edition of 50 and is available through nice produce http://niceproduce.com/kami+and+sasu/1104 …. Wish I had one of these for my bedroom wall!

OMNI exhibition at Backwoods ran from Friday the 19th of November until Saturday the 4th December. For more info on past exhibitions, and to see whats coming up at Backwoods check out their page here : http://www.backwoodsgallery.com/

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A friend of mine posted this flyer up on Facebook a few days ago and it got me to thinking how wonderful those people are who support all the little designers, artists and crafters out there; especially over this festive, gift giving period.

I am personally very thankful, as it  means I can actually buy Christmas presents this year – I love my job, but unfortunately two year old bosses who pay in cuddles and goobery kisses don’t seem to realise that these are not something that shops will accept in exchange for extravagant toy story characters and stocking fillers.  So thank you wonderful wonderful people who have chosen to give original hand-painted artwork to their loved ones this year *you know who you are!*  And below are a few of my favorite sites if you are stuck for last minute ideas and would like to support some extra clever people from your community – Enjoy!

So from left to right here are some local and independant artists, designers and crafters from around Melbourne and Nz :

  • I’ve been loving  Rone’s girls pasted and stenciled around Fitzroy and Melbourne cities inner laneways. Now you can find limited edition screen prints by Rone and other Everfresh artists at :  http://everfreshstudio.bigcartel.com/ Yyay!
  • Dear Colleen has all sorts of quirky prints up on her Felt store including my fav at the mo L is for Lover and her beautiful fox illustrations : http://felt.co.nz/browse/user/dearcolleen
  • Debra Fallowfield is a contempory jeweller based in Christchurch. Her rings are exquisite and would earn some serious brownie points! :  http://www.contemporaryjeweller.co.nz/
  • Last minute e-card, or perhaps you need a flier, invitation or business card designed in the new year? Well look no further than Wgtn illustrator and designer Adele Jackson :  http://pictureitso.blogspot.com/ Oh, and she does fantastic baby portraits too!
  • Extra Curricular Magazine could make a nice stocking stuffer for the crafty minded, you can find it on Felt or in craft stores around Nz : http://felt.co.nz/browse/listing/28432/Extra-Curricular-Issue-3
  • These gorgeous coloured prints from Inaluxe in Melbourne would brighten up any blank wall, available on Etsy : http://www.etsy.com/shop/inaluxe
  • Great downloadable patterns if you feel like a bit of DIY felt food this Christmas – its by Little cute one, up on Felt : http://felt.co.nz/browse/user/littlecute1
  • Awesome zines that would nicely fill any extra spaces in your stocking… My favs are Escape from the mainland and Issues, They’re by Skulluxus : http://felt.co.nz/browse/user/
  • Love these cute Longest drink tees for the little ones, plus you can find all sorts of other wonderful things by local and independent artists, all conveniently stocked at Madame Fancy Pants on Cuba st in Wellington :  http://www.madamefancypants.com/

So go on, check some of these awesome people out – you know you wanna!

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This coming Tuesday the 26th my work goes up in the Black Cat Cafe over on Brunswick st in Fitzroy.  So this past Wednesday I went on a mish with Tui to check out the work up before mine, to get a feel of pricing my pics (I hate having to do this). We also went for a wander round to see if I could find some of my fav. paste ups that have been appearing on some of the street art blogs I read. Fitzroy is teeming with fantastic stencils, paste ups and spraywork… here are a few that I found :

Cant remember where, one of the streets off Brunswick - Argyle, Rose or Leicester

  • Urban cake lady http://urbancakelady.blogspot.com/
  • Amnesty international project (artist unknown) up near Alexander Pde, I think on Young street
  • Mucha style girl (artist unknown)… there were a whole lot of these all on one building – I think Argyle street
  • Dope as cat paste up in alley off Rose/Leicester street (artist unknown)

I also put up a few wee ones around …I’m just getting started at this, So thought I’d start out with some simple hand painted littlies in my cupcake theme to compliment the Black Cat show.   I think I need to find a willing accomplice to help w surveillance stuff  if i’m gonna be doing any bigger works though.

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