Friday, March 16, 2018

Wall to Wall -The rest Odeith

 There were also lots of lovely smaller pieces all over town!
This one by Odeith was a real hit
It had a rope around its neck that you could pose puling it like a capture!
This is by 23rd Key at the Hotel driveway 

At the Skateboard park 

The skate board park done last year by MAYO
This by Makatron 
Work Caravan in the Hub
Callum preston (Milk Bar)
Cam Scale. Several of these blow ups were in the Hub area

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wall to Wall- Benalla Art Gallery

I Headed off back out to the main street and off to the gallery just next to the lake (I thought it was a river) Past the lovely Commercial Hotel

 Walking across the Bridge I spotted this on the path below  It was painted in 2015 by Amelia Batchelor Has faded somewhat, but still charming
 The Gallery has a varied collection nd housed 2 artist from the Festival Tom Gerrard and  Callum Preston is a sucker for nostalgia. In his latest solo mission, the multi- talented Melbourne creative shares a childhood dream that anyone who grew up in the ‘burbs have their own version of.
As a child of the Melbourne suburbs in the 1990s, Preston well remembers his neighbourhood milk bar as a place of wonder: the buzzing neon, the faded posters of Diet Coke-loving windsurfers, collector cards, musk sticks, jelly snakes, cigarette ads, the ubiquitous smell of pies and the enticing crack of opening soft drink cans.
In Callum Preston’s MILK BAR, he turned his efforts to recreating his own childhood milk bar, completely by hand — one chip packet and Coke can at a time. Like any milk bar, Preston’s is filled with the usual suspects — magazines, chocolate bars, soft drinks — but each one is completely handmade by the artist.

The back grafittied 
Local Ads
Even a hand made phone with phone card 
Opposite the Gallery is Benalla's Ceramic Mural a curving, complex structure.

 The mural, which became part of the Benalla Art Gallery collection in 2005, was built by skilled traditional potters and guided amateurs, young and old. Contributors to this whimsical gallery and performance space include nationally significant artists, 1500 students and countless volunteers.
The Ceramic Mural project was initiated by local community organisations and local, state and federal governments, and was funded by the Australia Council. It commenced as a community art project in 1983, integrating the skills of ceramic artists, architects and the wider community. Judy Lorraine was appointed as Artist in Residence in 1985 and created the model and architectural drawing. The project took 25 years to complete and was officially opened in 2010 by the then Mayor of Benalla Rural City Council, Councillor Bill Hill.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wall to Wall - Goormabat

About 15 minutes drive out of Benalla is Goormabat the site of the Uniting church and the Silos.
Due to the success of the satellite site at Winton Wetlands in 2016 which was painted by artist Guido Van Helten, (Brim Silo) for 2017 they  gave  another reason to get out and about and explore the  region. 
The small farming town of Goorambat's Uniting Church in which Artist Adnate, who has long been inspired by the works and artists of the renaissance period, in 2017 created his own work inspired by the era inside the church.
A tiny church with the work on the altar wall.

Sophia The Personification of Wisdom in old testament 
This year Goorambat was home to Dvate working on 2 silos.
He is known for his striking renditions of endangered animals from across Australia. Having recently worked with the Melbourne Zoo recently for their newly opened ‘Predators’ enclosure, Dvate has created another monumental artwork depicting an endangered bird of prey from the area. 

The Barking Owl 
the two silos

Wall to Wall- Other New Murals

 The cluster of murals is very closely located.
The Hub on a block of land that hosts local market is adjacent to the wall of the old SEC building.
there wee food carts Pizza, and nachos etc as well as 2 bars a, coffee and a music stage.

This is the West wall o fetch SEC visible as you drive up the main Bridge Street. 
 These two are in the Hub  The first by Claire Loxton an the one below by Anthony Lister
Other works are on walls of laneways and the car park and toilet block off Bridge Street
Behind the shops of Bridge Street  there was a lot of activity.
 This really long piece by Elle was nearly finished

 Elle at work on the last of it.
 This was the back wall of the toilet block and visible to the carpark
 George Rose at work  Those that had works in the sun must have been so hot!!
 This was the most 'geometric design of any that were there and again face small business car park ear the Lake

This by Kaff-Eine 
This pice was Kaff-eine as well but was part of a 'Paint by Numbers" activity 

Kaff-eine nearly finished on the Library wall 
 This is by Shawn Lu down at the Skate park where he was resting with a beer
Although this is not new it is still there after 2 years by Adnate 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Wall to Wall -The Artists

As well as the art I got some photos of the artists at work as well
Although she began as an illegal graffiti artist in New York, Elle is now considered one of the top touring street artists.
Georgia Hill
Georgia is an Australian artist, specialising in contemporary, type-based artworks that combine bold, monochromatic textures and lettering across exhibitions, large scale murals as well as installations. 
Kaff-eine’s (Kate ) creative practice includes painting children’s storybook style characters, (think Alexander Pde Fitzroy Pool) darker sensual human-animal creatures, photorealistic, stylised portraits and producing international social justice art and film projects. 
Claire Foxton 
Claire is an emerging Australian artist, muralist and designer. In 2016 she painted her first large scale mural triggering a love for public art, its accessibility and the inevitable exchange it creates between the artist, artwork and the local community. her Blue portrait is typical of her work 

Lolo YS
 Lauren YS is a US artist whose work is influenced by multiple stages of focus, both geographically and in practice. With dynamic bouts in academics, literature, teaching, illustration, and animation leading up to her arrival in the urban art sphere.
Anthony Lister
Anthony Lister is a contemporary Australian-born painter and installation artist, best known for his merging of “high” and “low” cultural imagery in his work 
George Rose
George spends most of her time up ladders painting murals for commercial and non- commercial clients. Recently she has completed work for Instagram, MasterCard and Star Wars to name a few.
Tom Gerrard In the Benalla gallery 
Shawn Lu
Shawn Lu’s work explores imagined myths and urban legends perpetuated by the human condition, through contemporary machinery coupled with nineteenth-century medievalism. Narratives of a possible dark age is documented through his work. (not the piece behind him. More of his later )

Jimmy Dvate 
Jimmy at work on one of the two Silos in Goorambat. Jimmy Dvate is a Melbourne based artist and graphic designer and his artwork can be seen on walls, canvas and in magazines and the front of Adelaide Zoo!!
Callum Preston and his wife in the Milk Bar Installation at the Benalla gallery 
Designer, painter, illustrator, street artist , Callum works from the Everfresh Studio in Melbourne. He has been making waves within the artistic community for a number of years, and more recently with his art nostalgic exhibitions.

Wall to Wall -The rest Odeith

 There were also lots of lovely smaller pieces all over town! This one by Odeith was a real hit It had a rope around its neck that you c...