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

Curator , Alexander Mitchell  - alex@backwoodsgallery.com
Manager,  Sean Carrol – sean@backwoodsgallery.com

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Saturday ~ Sunday : 12:00 ~ 18:00

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A STUDY OF HAIR

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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OBLIVION by YUSK IMAI

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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BRIGHT LIGHTS by NUMSKULL (OPENING)

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 Sales@backwoodsgallery.com [...]

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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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(PREVIEW). SHIDA. INNER MYTHS. JULY 4 – 13TH.

SHIDA. INNER MYTHS. JULY 4 – 13TH. Opening next Friday at Backwoods Gallery. Inner Myths is a large collection of new paintings and sculptural works by Australia’s most prolific young street artist, Shida. MORE INFORMATION HERE. Here is a preview of some of the pieces from the Inner Myth. A full catalogue of work is available [...]

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Fred Fowler ‘New Landscapes’

Fred Fowler ‘New Landscapes’ by Emily McCulloch Childs Recently I was at an exhibition opening of art from the APY Lands, a vast, stunningly beautiful and largely unknown (to outsiders) area of Australia. A region of big skies and open land, hidden rockholes filled with creation beings, occasional mountain ranges and desert oak forests, a [...]

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INNER MYTHS [VIDEO]

INNER MYTHS There is something inside me, a dark blue chasm. Its depths hold a mystery even from me. Down, inside I explore. Only to find that I am lost. “Inner Myths”     An exhibition of new works by artist Shida. July 4th-13th at Backwoods Gallery. Opening Friday July 4th, 6-10pm. 25 Easey Street, [...]

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INNER MYTHS by SHIDA at BACKWOODS GALLERY

Press Release : INNER MYTHS by SHIDA at BACKWOODS GALLERY INNER MYTHS Backwoods Gallery is proud to present Inner Myths, a collection of new paintings and sculptural works by Shida.The exhibition is a dynamic record of Shida’s development as an artist who envisions infinite worlds. Considering an array of approaches, through Inner Myths, he synthesises [...]

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UNTOLD MIX by JPS

To celebrate the launch of UNTOLD by James Reka our comrade JPS at The Operatives has released a new DJ mix. Enjoy the mix and check out mixcloud page for mixes from previous shows. We’ve migrated it all across from SoundCloud. JPS – “UNTOLD by JAMES REKA” – BACKWOODS MIX by Backwoods Gallery on Mixcloud

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MISO x REKA tattoo. Backwoods. June 2014.

MISO tattooing James Reka. Backwoods Gallery. June 2014.   

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Hiroyasu Tsuri. Backwoods. June 2014

Hiroyasu Tsuri. Backwoods. June 2014 There’s a lot going on at Backwoods at the moment. We are packing down Future Origins by Beastman to make way for UNTOLD by James Reka, which opens this Friday. We are also photographing work for both New Landscapes by Fred Fowler and Inner Myths by Shida. On top of [...]

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RUN YOUR MOUTH. Zine by James Reka

RUN YOUR MOUTH Introducing “Run Your Mouth”, a limited edition zine by James Reka. Available only at the opening of UNTOLD by James Reka. – Satin finish, offset print – 80 pages – Signed and numbered – Bagged with stickers – Edition of only 100 – $45, available only at the opening reception   

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New Landscapes by Fred Fowler at Backwoods Gallery

Press Release : New Landscapes by Fred Fowler at Backwoods Gallery NEW LANDSCAPES Backwoods Gallery is pleased to present NEW LANDSCAPES by Fred Fowler. Opening Friday, June 20th, from 6 to 11 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing until June 29th, 2014. Born in 1980, Fred Fowler is rare [...]

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Future Origins opening by Beastman.

Thank you to everyone who came to Friday’s opening of Future Origins by Beastman, was a good night. Click here for more information about Beastman’s exhibition. Photo’s below. Future Origins is on display until the 25th May at Backwoods Gallery. Email info@backwoodsgallery.com for more information.   DUALITY ACRYLIC by BEASTMAN. INK AND SATIN VARNISH ON [...]

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Untold by James Reka at Backwoods Gallery

Press Release : Untold by James Reka at Backwoods Gallery   UNTOLD Backwoods Gallery is pleased to present UNTOLD, featuring new works by the Australian born, Berlin based artist, James Reka. The opening will be Friday, June 6th, from 6 to 11 pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing until [...]

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