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!

  1. Hey Alex what time does it open?
    Going to a gig that night so hoping I could potential pop down early to check it out.

  2. Hi Alex

    I met you – finally – at the Room40 event at The Powerhouse recently. It was nice to finally put a name to the ‘Rockinghorse Guy’ face 🙂

    I love your woodcut design; I’ve always really admired people who utilise this medium. We will be attending this event for sure. Can’t wait!


    • Amanda
    • December 4th, 2010

    Alex, excellent exhibition tonight. Sorry we didn’t say hi, but you seemed surrounded by people all night, so we didn’t want to interrupt.

    Favourite pieces were: Death Dance, Skulls are Boring, Time to Die. Also loved Swamp Woman by Murdoch. I could just imagine them all with some red matting and ornate black frames…

    Did you have any sales? (Feel free to email response 🙂

      • alexandeverything
      • December 5th, 2010

      Hello Amanda! You should have interrupted!!! Thanks for letting me know what you were into and yes, I did sell a few, so I’m pretty happy with how it all turned out. I’m really glad you made it along, I’m sure I’ll cross paths with you sometime soon. Alex.

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