Backwoods Gallery
25 Easey Street, Collingwood, Victoria
Australia. 3066

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Blog Archives

Heavy Leisure by Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss

COMING SOON TO BACKWOODS HEAVY LEISURE Backwoods Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of illustrations by two young artists, Evie Cahir & Gemma Topliss, who are representative of the bright future of Australia art. In Heavy Leisure, opening on the 17th of April, Cahir and Topliss will present a series of delicate, illustrative works. The [...]

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ANNOUNCING, PART 2 OF STEPHEN IVES’ SHOW   FRAGMENT: Drawings from a lost Graphic Novel Stephen Ives is best known for his sculptural works but from a very early age he only drew. Early childhood influences were the comic books of Asterix and Obelix and Tintin, later came the legendary Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Frank [...]

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DAZZLE This Saturday the 14th of March, Berlin artist Clemens Behr (assisted by Buff Diss) will be launching DAZZLE, his latest installation at Backwoods Gallery. The installation will demonstrate the artistic possibilities inherit in camouflage and commemorate the launch of the documentary film ‘Dazzle: The Hidden Story of Camouflage’. DAZZLE will be open for one [...]

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY BLEAK For his third solo exhibition at Backwoods Gallery, Stephen Ives dives into a raw purgative interpretation of death and fate on the personal as well as grand human scale. Drawing inspiration from the iconic equestrian figures of classical Europe, their heroic portrayal of Great Men and the symbiotic relationship with their mounts carrying them [...]

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SLOE TRAILS REVIEW We’ve had a busy week at Backwoods installing and opening Sloe Trails with Kes Acorn. We were treated to an eerie soundscape of field recordings, a star lit pitch black atrium and a staggering amount of effort, patience and detail in each of Kes’ works. Here are some images from the installing [...]

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Kes Acorn has produced four limited edition prints for the Sloe Trails show. They are available from our online web store here.   

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SHUN KAWAKAMI at SATOYAMA JOJO Last week, we visited the SATOYAMA JOJO, (the luxury Onsen in the Niigata prefecture of Northern Honshu, Japan),  featuring artwork from one of our artists, Shun Kawakami.  It felt amazing to see artwork from our gallery presented in such a perfect environment, so we wanted to share these images with [...]

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY SLOE TRAILS. by KES ACORN. Sloe Trails will Acorn’s first appearance at Backwoods Gallery. In the five years since he last exhibited in Australia, Acorn has been exploring the world, setting up temporary studios in various cities and finally settling down to a permanent space in Berlin. Sloe Trails is an [...]

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Anthony Lister – Adventure Painter

COMING SOON ANTHONY LISTER ADVENTURE PAINTER Anthony Lister will launch his new book ‘Anthony Lister – Adventure Painter’ at 1 Perry Street, Collingwood. Saturday 20th February, 6-8pm.

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY THE GENUINE ANTI-COOL. 5 YEAR EXHIBITION. Coinciding with the launch of our first annual Japanese Culture exhibition in Backwoods Lane, we will be kicking off the 2015 calendar with a huge 5-year retrospective exhibition. The Genuine Anti-Cool is a retrospective collection, curated by Sean Carroll and featuring the Backwoods artists. The [...]

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WARAI. JAPANESE CULTURE FESTIVAL. Over the past five years, we’ve been extremely lucky to have formed a strong community of Japanese creatives around our gallery. Anyone who follows our gallery would know that we have a strong connection to Tokyo’s art scene. And as a result of this connection some great Japanese artists, musicians, tattooists, [...]

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The Genuine Anti-Cool

THE GENUINE ANTI-COOL. A companion to A Guerrilla Operation, The Genuine Anti-Cool features highlight exhibitions and artwork from the third and fourth years of Backwoods Gallery  (2012-2014). The Genuine Anti-Cool is being presented, for the first time on Friday the 6th of Feb at Backwoods Gallery, coinciding with the launch of The Genuine Anti-Cool group exhibition and our first annual [...]

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Jun Inoue live painting

JUN INOUE, LIVE PAINTING ARTWORK Last weekend Jun Inoue gave two private live painting performances, one at Backwoods Gallery and the other at the ten year anniversary of WabSabi Gardens. Both of the great created during these live paints are now available for private viewing, contact for more information. To join our private invite [...]

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY SILENT LANDSCAPE by MISO Silent Landscape represents the way a city exists in the air : lights, reflections, fog, condensation, frost, electrical static, fireworks, bombs, dust. The result is a continuous, back lit scroll with images drifting into each other, mixing in the atmosphere, slowly forming land. The exhibition of twenty six [...]

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Artist Profile Video : Jun Inoue

Backwoods Artist Profile : Jun Inoue from Alexander Mitchell on Vimeo. Jun was raised in regional Kanagawa, where he studied Shodo (traditional calligraphy) and where his grand father, a Zen Monk, became a major influence on his philosophy and aesthetic vision. When Jun moved to Tokyo, and became involved in the city’s growing underground scenes, [...]

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Hybrid Minds setup

Setting up Hybrids Minds by Jun Inoue at Backwoods Gallery.

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY HYBRID MINDS by JUN INOUE Jun Inoue has returned to Melbourne to present his latest collection of work, Hybrid Minds. In Hybrid Minds, Jun Inoue presents a series of andrenaline-charged works, minimalist works which reconcile the art of pre-meiji Japan with modern Tokyo street culture. Inoue’s unique brand of abstract expression is [...]

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Backwoods artist profile video : Shohei Otomo.

Tokyo through the eyes of one of it’s leading young illustrators and artists, Shohei Otomo. Working mostly in ballpoint pen, Shohei Otomo’s insightful depictions of Japan expose both its commercial facade and deepest underground culture. Delivered with an unmistakable level of biting political analysis and technical perfection, Shohei’s work straddles the worlds of art, graphic [...]

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A new series of ten prints by Shohei Otomo will be available this Friday at the opening of FLAT BLEND at Backwoods Gallery. Signed and Numbered, risograph print edition, 1/30 for only $110 each. The prints are also available as collections of 5 for $450. Email for a full catalogue or work, or just [...]

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Maruoka Kazuware

As part of FLAT BLEND at Backwoods Gallery. Shohei Otomo & Kosuke Kawamura have collaborated with Tokyo based ceramist and skull artist Maruoka Kazuware. Ontop of the collection of original and remixed artwork, a series of 13 ceramic skulls based on Shohei Otomo’s illustrations and warped into Kosuke’s grotesque collage style will be on display this [...]

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