The opening of Grot's first solo exhibition was on Friday night, it was a fantastic night had by all.. It was great to see all those lovely familiar faces, all the new faces coming through Cold Krush and to top it off, the live piece thrown on the back wall by the man himself 'GROTS'.
A massive 'thanks' on behalf of the Team at Cold Krush to all those who made it to the opening night and showing your support. It was fantastic to see such a huge crowd!.. For those who didn't make it, the show will still be up for another 2 weeks so be sure to pop in and check it out.
Here are some pictures taken throughout the night..
He’s a man of many hats; lead singer of a mathcore band ‘A Ghost Orchesta’ and a man who paints the town green when quiet Adelaide goes to sleep. We are excited to announce his first solo exhibtion will open at Cold Krush on Friday, 5th of September (6-9pm). I Sat down with The Dreadful Grots, and asked a few questions to find out what makes this guy tick.
F: When did you start writing?
G: Well I first started doodling on paper and down alleyways in 2001 when it was all fresh to me, but I guess going out of my neighbour hood and trying to get my name up properly would be 2003/2004.
F: What was your inspiration to pick up a can for the first time?
G: Growing up on the B-line side of town and seeing old ‘Sumn’ and ‘Okur’ bangers floating on the line really got my eyes jiggling (these were the only ones I could read before I knew what graffiti pieces properly were. I use to find old scraps of paint hanging around the Lynton tunnel and would use them to my advantage.
F: What Crews do you rep?
G: F1, EG, TGB's yo!
F: Who are your main influences in the Graffiti Game?
G: To myself as a painter are my brothers around me, Vans the Omega, Roger, Ogre, Guids, Sirum, and Okies. They get me Rollin!
F: Do you have a favourite memory to share?
G: Its hard to pin point a "favourite" memory but jesus, every time that wonderful paint hits that boring grey wall is fantastic. Meeting and having the chance to paint with some all time favs does make me jolly!
F: What’s on the horizon?
G: The next big project for me is to push my boundaries a little more each time those pigments hit the wall. I want to make things enjoyable for the non-graffiti eye to freshen up to.
F: What are your other interests?
G: The other side of my life is music. I’m a vocalist in a southern hardcore type band called 'A Ghost Orchestra'. Most hip hop heads probably won't like the sound of it but check it out anyway!
F: Do you have any tips or advice for the up and comers?
G: Be yourself, don't worry what other writers say. Live life on the fresh side!The Dreadful Grots Event Page!
The Dreadful Grots Event Page!
Cold Krush artist's, Tarns and CWR were recently commissioned to update the Stylelab wall. Stylelab, the brainchild of Carol Foord (Wildchild) is a high end fashion boutique / warehouse located in Adelaide's Eastern Suburbs. Carol, who is always supportive of the Adelaide Art Scene, wanted something fresh and funky for their new showroom, she was very happy with the outcome!
If you're in Adelaide this September make sure you check this out, some world class breakdancing will be going down in Mitcham at the Australian Dance Theatre.
Check the flyer for all the details.
Duke dropped by while he was in town a few weeks ago and dropped this amazing piece on our wall.
Big thanks to Optical Warfare for the photography on this one..
Great new Brisbane based Magazine just landed from the team at Shakewell, aiming to promote the creative, urban and underground culture
Available in store and online
Featuring 61 artists, photography, interviews, articles and competitions
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Tarns has been a busy man!... he has been flat out with commission work lately and here's another job to add to his recent works.. Phat Coffee on Hindley Street.
They wanted something very simple with some eligible text and some coffee paraphernalia...
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