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A Night With Friends Not Wasted

I turned on my camera today to find only nine photos from the group art show I was a part of last night. That’s most likely because I was having such a good time and catching up with lots of friends who came to see everything on show.

Held at Burst City, usually a DIY venue where many a punk rock show is held, yesterday was a lot of fun turning the room in to an art gallery. The rain loomed over us day but held off for a few hours, long enough for the show to be a great success. While there was no official premise for the show or the artists involved, the fact that really creative people with obvious talent but fringe cultural tastes were given the chance to show their work was great to be a part of.  That’s right, there wasn’t one painting of a vase of flowers to be seen anywhere in the room.

With everyone happy and possibly a little talked out, the night ended with a few snaps of some of some of us and our work…

Michael Fullard:

Jade Green:

Murdoch Stafford

…and me:

Left to right: Jade, Murdoch, Mikel, me, Michael, Damien

I’m sure you’ll find more accounts of the night over the coming days here:

Murdoch Stafford: http://murdochhardware.blogspot.com

Mikel Voidhanger: http://shatteredhell.blogspot.com

Jade Green: http://jadeisgreen.blogspot.com

McKenzie Briggs: http://crookedfeathers.blogspot.com

Here are the works that I had on show, two photographs and nine woodcuts. I made five sales and so really, I’m totally chuffed with how things went.

Seeing as the show was for one night only, I guess I should say that if there’s anything in the above photo that you want to know more about or want to see in person, then let me know here or through an email and I’ll be happy to fill you in!

I have to thank Will who runs Burst City for letting us put the show on and Especially Mikel who’s idea it was to have an art show in the first place and really, made it all happen. I’m hoping this is but the first of more shows of this kind!

A Sneak Peak and the word on Wasted Dream

Here’s the word on the Group art show I will be a part of in a few weeks time. It would be great to see as many folk here as possible. Burst City really, truly is my favourite music venue in all of Brisbane right now!

Here’s a sneak peak of one of my new woodcuts. I will have a bunch more new and some revisited woodcuts as well as some of my photography and other creations.

And here’s the official word…

Combining the talents of seven Brisbane-based underground artists who have played at, attended, supported and gravitated toward Burst City, WASTED DREAM shows that this city’s visual artists are as diverse and vital as its music scene.

In 2009, as Fortitude Valley continued to decay with its soup of mainstream culture and nightlife, the doors were thrown open to a new underground venue called Burst City. Since its inception it has become associated with DIY punk and hardcore gigs for both local, touring and international bands. As the venue grows to bring into its fold independent and underground bands and music of all persuasions, Burst City will open its doors to its first art exhibition on Saturday 4 December.

This one-night exhibition will showcase a plethora of talent, including the latest extreme and macabre illustrations by Murdoch Stafford, fresh off the plane from exhibiting in Los Angeles. A new batch of woodcut prints will hang alongside photographs by No Anchor’s Alex Gillies. Disturbingly beautiful embroidery will come care of Jade Green and Mikel from Australia’s best new hardcore band Teargas will cover the walls with his visuals of a shattered hell!

WASTED DREAM will also feature the diverse talents of artists Michael Fullard, McKenzie Briggs and Damien Noise – again highlighting Burst City’s determination to provide a platform for artists unknown to a wider audience but just as compelling.

WASTED DREAM is on for one night only on Saturday 4 December at Burst City, 69 Grey St, South Brisbane (directly across the road from the Qld Museum of big dead things).

We highly recommend that you bring your own wine and cheese!

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