Behind the laughter. Stabs preparing for his opening next Friday at Backwoods.
The art of Tom Civil is about hidden worlds in the Australian landscape, where punk spirits dance, ordinary lives are lived and a new mythology is being born. The young Tom Civil and his brother Ned, cubby house creating collaborators, spent their holidays at their Dad’s place in country New South Wales, exploring the [...]
KEEP IT SIMPLE is the story of Stabs’s graffiti road trip through Jakarta, told in his own language of glyphs. The same language that he’s been developing on the street of Melbourne over the past ten years. The story was recorded, in glyph form, in his journal, which in turn is the center piece of [...]
KEEP IT SIMPLE by Stabs, opening Friday 18th of April The frenetic tribalism of Stabs’s artwork is a key element of Melbourne’s visual landscape, especially around Collingwood, where his slaps and posters are omnipresent. One thing that a lot of people haven’t realized when looking at Stabs’s work is that, over the years, his art [...]
Photo’s from last Friday’s exhibition titled Gold Blood by the Magic Weridos. Featuring: Ghostpatrol (Aus), Brendan Monroe (USA), Simon Hanselmann (Aus), kozyndan (USA), Sheryo (Singapore), The Yok (Aus), Jean Jullien (France), James Jirat Patradoon (Aus), Mr. Gauky (UK), Mel Stringer (Aus), Wishcandy (USA), Stevie Gee (UK), Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Aus), Will Laren (USA), HTML Flowers (Aus), [...]
Curated by Melbourne’s Sean Morris, the Magic Weirdos represent an eclectic collection of world builders, divided by their unique styles and visions but united by the honesty and humanity found in their work. Sean Morris describes Gold Blood as the common, intangible thing that flows through each of these artists, “some amazing disease that makes [...]
Opening this Friday. Lloyd Stubber & Jay Dymock’s will launch Division of Vision, a collaborative photography zine and the first title from the new Melbourne publishing house, Bloom. Division of Vision follows Lloyd and Jay’s view of their respective home towns – Melbourne and Perth. Where despite the 3000 kilometers distance, it’s not all that [...]
As part of the Backwoods Retrospective exhibition we’re proud to announce the first in a series of books by Backwoods Galleries. A 20 × 25 cm, 240 page book, printed in high quality 140gsm premium matt finish paper with duster cover over black linen hard cover and featuring a selection of our best exhibitions from [...]
Shida, TwoOne and GP painting the entrance to Backwoods. Feb 4th 2014.
Opening this Saturday (2pm – 8pm) and on display for the rest of February. New work from Shida, James Reka, Jun Inoue, Stabs,Stephen Ives, Miso, Fred Fowler and two new collaborative pieces byTwoOne and Ghostpatrol. We are also presenting a collection of unseen artwork and prints from past exhibitions by Shohei Otomo, Yuske Imai,TwoOne, Shohei Takasakiand Usugrow. Open Thursday to Sunday and by appointment. Curated by Sean Carrol. [...]
Jonathan Guthmann will be wrapping up his excellent exhibition, The Existential Vacuum by live painting this Saturday, from 12-3pm at Backwoods Gallery.
Better late than never. Red Eye and Blue eye by James Reka for the A Study Of Eye’s show have arrives. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Limited edition 55 page risograph zine by Jonathan Guthmann available only at the exhibition opening, Friday 17th of January. Printed by Dawn Press, each is hand signed, hand stamped and hand numbered. Only 50 made and only $30 each. Get in early or email to reserve a copy. The Existential Vacuum, by Jonathan Guthmann. Opening Next Friday the 17th [...]
Jonathan Guthmann breaking in the wall for 2014. We consider ourselves lucky to have neighbors who are cool enough to see the humour in staring at a 15ft penis every time they wheel their bikes out of the garage.
From rationalisation to realization, here is a great video by Jonathan Guthmann showing the making of The Cherub Of Ezekiel’s Vision. The Existential Vacuum by Jonathan Edward Guthman opens Friday the 17th of January 2014. REQUEST A COPY OF THE CATALOGUE
NEXT AT BACKWOODS GALLERY. Jonathan Guthmann rose to fame through the (currently suspended) facebook page ‘Drawing Dicks On The Herald Sun’. His contributions won so many awards that the community gave him the title of “Sir” and eventually needed to withdraw him from “competitive dick drawing” and subsequently renamed the award the “Sir J.E. Dick [...]
I was in Melbourne for the A Study Of Eyes and shot Stanislava in her new studio. A studio which happens to be the former residence of Vali Myers, a Melbourne artists was, in many respects, Stanislava’s spiritual and artistic predecessor. MISO was in the middle of a commission for Chanel and my new lights [...]
A short notice bonus round exhibition by LUSH for 2013. A collection original illustrations and cartoons available for the first time to collectors. Email us for a catalogue.
The opening of A STUDY OF EYES at Backwoods Gallery. AL STARK. ANTHONY LISTER. ASHLEY WOOD. DAVE KINSEY. HIROYASU TSURI. JAMES GREENAWAY. JAMES REKA. KID ZOOM. KOZYNDAN. MERDA. MISS VAN. SHOHEI OTOMO. STANISLAVA PINCHUK. STEPHEN IVES. USUGROW. YUSKE IMAI