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

Director , Alexander Mitchell 
Curator,  Sean Carroll

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Phone – (03) 9041 3606

Backwoods Gallery
Thursday ~ Friday : 15:00 ~ 18:00
Saturday ~ Sunday : 12:00 ~ 18:00

 

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Opening Review: Flashback Memories by Goma

Opening Review: Flashback Memories by GOMA   Last Friday at Backwoods we opened ‘Kioku – Flashback Memories’ by Goma. It was a great start to the year and a big thank you to all of you who made it to the opening. The Age newspaper visited the gallery last week in the days leading up to […]

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KIOKU – Flashback Memories by GOMA

KIOKU – Flashback Memories by GOMA In his youth, the Tokyo born Goma traveled to the Northern Territory in order to study the didgeridoo under master Djalu Gurruwiwii. Goma lived amongst the Yolngu people and was adopted into the Galpu clan. Under the tutelage of Djalu, Goma became the first non-indigenous person to win the […]

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Opening night of Water World by Fintan Magee.

OPENING NIGHT WATER WORLD by FINTAN MAGEE Massive thanks to everyone who visited the Backwoods for the first weekend of Water World by Fintan Magee. The exhibition is open until the 13th. Here are shot’s from the opening night, artwork and exhibition installation. Enjoy. \     \  

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WATER WORLD by FINTAN MAGEE

WATER WORLD by FINTAN MAGEE   FINTAN MAGEE Fintan Magee first became involved in Brisbane’s thriving graffiti scene in the late 1990s. An interest in painting gradually led Fintan to break away from traditional graffiti lettering and move towards figurative painting and street art. Even before obtaining his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 2009, […]

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Opening Recap: Doomsday Song by Guy Mathews

Opening Recap: DOOMSDAY SONG by GUY MATHEWS What a pleasure it was to join Guy Mathews again in his marvellous warehouse space at number 5 Easey Street. His new solo exhibition ‘Doomsday Song’ references the poem of the same name by W.H. Auden. The works, painted on board and framed in steel, hang in the […]

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FINTAN MAGEE: 2015 MURALS

2015 MURALS by FINTAN MAGEE ‘Moving the pointless monument’ North-West Walls, Belgium ‘Road to Nowhere’ Public Festival, Perth ‘The Dreamer’ Kiev, Ukraine ‘The Spear Fishermen’ Cozumel, Mexico Berlin, Germany ‘Chasing the long white cloud’ Dunedin, New Zealand ‘Chasing the long white cloud’ Dunedin, New Zealand ‘Housing Bubble’ Sydney Perth, Australia ‘The Cloud Beserker’ Rockhampton, Australia […]

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DOOMSDAY SONG by GUY MATHEWS

DOOMSDAY SONG by GUY MATHEWS Doomsday Song Widely considered the pioneer of industrial furniture in Australia, having had more than thirty years of experience in the fields of its curation, design and art-making, Guy Mathews is a visual poet of sorts. His upcoming exhibition with Backwoods Gallery, entitled Doomsday Song, will present his intriguing art […]

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rockGroup by SheOne & O.Two Exhibition Recap

rockGroup by SheOne & O.Two Exhibition Recap rockGroup™ was formed from the NOGODSTUDIO in London, 1999, in order to give an international identity to O.Two and SheOne’s collaborative brand of work. Originally sharing walls writing graffiti, then sharing a studio making canvas work, and eventually, sharing gallery space exhibiting work together. Work for the ‘rockGroup’ show […]

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STEREODYNAMICA: Opening Recap

Stereodynamica Exhibition Opening Recap by Felipe Pantone   We would like to extend a warm thanks to all involved in the preparation and delivery of last Friday’s excellent exhibition opening of ‘Stereodynamica’ by Felipe Pantone. Special mention to Selina Miles for her huge efforts and flawless video skills, our good friends at Grand Scheme and […]

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Snow Landscapes: The art of Kakejiku

Snow Landscapes: The art of Kakejiku   ‘Snow Landscapes’ by Shun Kawakami is a series of photographic images taken in Tokyo’s Imperial Gardens in February 2014. It was during February last year that Tokyo experienced some of the heaviest snows recorded in the last decade, if not more, depending on the area. Shun photographed this […]

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Shun Kawakami: Recent commercial works

Shun Kawakami: Recent commercial works Shun Kawakami Japanese artist and designer Shun Kawakami was born in Fukagawa, Tokyo in 1977. This versatile artist has been involved in many creative endeavours, including design, branding, video, installation, interactive art and space production. In 2001, his curiosity and interest into different spheres of life has lead him to […]

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SNOW LANDSCAPES by SHUN KAWAKAMI

Snow Landscapes by Shun Kawakami   Snow Landscapes   For his latest show coming up at Backwoods Gallery, entitled Snow Landscapes, Japanese artist Shun Kawakami will present a series of digital works presented on a variety of supporting materials, such as hand-crafted gold and silver leaf, custom-made wood paper and Washi – the traditional Japanese […]

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LUSH Secret laneway show

LUSH Secret laneway show Last Fridays, we launched a guerrilla operation in the middle of Melbourne. The location of LUSH’s secret show was announced only minutes before it opened and the show was pulled down just before darkness fell over the city. Even still, hundreds of people managed to find and make it to opening. […]

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LUSH at Banksy’s Dismaland

LUSH at Banksy’s Dismaland Our good mate LUSH has some great new work in Banksy’s latest work ‘Dismaland’ over in the UK. LUSH has been busy secretly working on the project for months. Check out some new photos of his work below.

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rockGroup by SHEONE & O.TWO

Announcing rockGroup by SHEONE & O.TWO rockGroup Announcing rockGroup, the first ever Australian exhibition from two of the world leaders of the post-graffiti/graffuturism movement, SheOne and O.Two. A striking collection of original aerosol and stencil work on paper and canvas, rockGroup opens this Friday, 4 Sept until the 13th. SheOne   SheOne’s unique brand of […]

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New Twoone mural work

New Twoone mural work Our good friend Hiroyasu ‘TWOONE’ Tsuri has been busy painting in the European summer. He’s sent us some great new photos, check them out below. ‘Run till die/Sink or swim’ Urban Spree, Berlin. 2015. ‘Run till die/Sink or swim’ Urban Spree, Berlin. 2015.     ‘Run till die/Sink or swim’ Urban […]

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New Stockroom Catalogue Acquisitions

New Stockroom Catalogue Acquisitions   We have just acquired a fantastic collection of artwork by the Japanese painter Kenta Senekt. Senekt relocated to Melbourne from Tokyo in 2013 and has since become an active member of Melbourne’s street art scene, painting large murals across the city. These new works stem from Senekt’s new found inspirations in […]

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James Reka in Paris

Reka Mural in Paris Our good friend James Reka has just completed his largest work to date. A mural spanning over 30 metres tall and 10 metres wide in Paris’ 13th District. Reka’s mural has drawn a lot of attention in the city over the last few days and has been featured in the popular newspaper […]

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APOCALYPSE by JONATHAN GUTHMANN

NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY This body of work, simply but appropriately titled “Apocalypse” consists of a series of images based on the last book of the Bible: Revelation. This late first century visionary text purports to describe a series of prophetic visions delivered to an imprisoned Christian apostle, who reveals himself in the text as […]

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TWOONE: NEW BERLIN STUDIO WORKS

TWOONE, BERLIN STUDIO CATALOGUE A new catalogue of previously unseen work from Twoone’s Berlin studio is now available. Included is a range of work on paper, wood and glass produced in 2015. Twoone’s latest offerings explore a range of new themes like psychology, anthropology and the structure of nature, all inspired by his memories.   […]

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