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

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Blog Archives

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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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY FLAT BLEND by SHOHEI OTOMO & KOSUKE KAWAMURA Flat Bend is series of collaborative works by Tokyo artists Shohei Otomo and Kasuke Kawamura. Together, these two artists present a “stereoscopic” vision of the twisted underbelly of Japanese society. Shohei Otomo is one of the most high-profile names of Tokyo’s independent illustration [...]

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TWOONE – OUTSIDERS – Michael Danischewski

Thank you, thank you, to my great friend Michael Danischewski for making this beautiful digital capture of my new artwork. I’m pretty excited to open my show on 10th October 2o14 in Melbourne at Backwoods Gallery, Collingwood. See you there from 6pm.

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY OUTSIDER by TWOONE With a vivid pink nimbus surrounding its head, Hiroyasu Tsuri’s (TWOONE) ‘X-ray of a preying mind’ prompt us to reflect upon the sun-god of the Egyptian pantheon, Ra. Ra, a man with the head of a hawk, was the King of the Gods and patron to the pharaohs, [...]

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY   This September, Backwoods Gallery is proud to present A Study of Hair, the third installment in what is to be a decade-long project. A Study of… is a series of group exhibitions in which local and international artists are invited to present a contemporary interpretation of a motif drawn from [...]

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OBLIVION opening night

OBLIVION OPENING NIGHT Thank you to everyone who made it to the opening of OBLIVION by YUSK IMAI last FRIDAY. The exhibition is now open until the 7th of September.  

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NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY Acclaimed Brazilian artist, Yusk Imai (YUSK) returns to Melbourne after a three-year hiatus for his forthcoming solo exhibition Oblivion. In that time Imai has exhibited within galleries, at art fairs and on the streets across Europe and South America. Widely regarded for employing a contemporary view of the Viennese Secession artists, [...]

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Opening Night. BRIGHT LIGHTS by NUMSKULL. Friday 1st of August at Backwoods Gallery

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Yuske Imai – Studio Visit

Yuske Imai working on some for his upcoming exhibition at Backwoods Gallery. Sorry that there’s no mid shots. For some reason, which I just can’t understand, our curator and occasional photographer Sean, really hates mid shots. It’s weird. More photos soon (with mid shots hopefully) OBLIVION by Yusk opens August 22nd at Backwoods Gallery. Email [...]

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BRIGHT LIGHTS by NUMSKULL at Backwoods Gallery

NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY BRIGHT LIGHTS Having not exhibited in Melbourne for over a decade, Numskull’s long awaited return also marks his first showing with Backwoods Gallery. Bright Lights is a series of paintings and sculptures that continue on from his recent residency at the Museums Quartier in Vienna where he celebrated our memories of [...]

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Shida mural Collingwood

SHIDA, Collingwood, June 2014. INNER MYTHS opens Friday at Backwoods.

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Modern-Classic by Shun Kawakami

Press Release : Modern-Classic by Shun Kawakami at Backwoods Gallery Modern-Classic That the art and design practices of Shun Kawakami are inextricably linked shouldn’t surprise those familiar with his work, for he is, more than anything, a visual communicator whom cares not to be defined by the one marker. Born in Fukagawa, Tokyo in 1977, [...]

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Drawing Blood by ENO at Backwoods Gallery

Press Release : Drawing Blood by ENO at Backwoods Gallery DRAWING BLOOD An interest in the controversy surrounding early 20th century painter Charles. F. Goldie forms the basis for Drawing Blood, a body of work by Eno (Mikaere Gardiner) that confronts dogmas surrounding truth, taboo and the effects of colonization. Goldie’s paintings of Maori chiefs [...]

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