First collab wall by Tarns and Tayla Carlaw on the Cold Krush wall.
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!
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..
GROTS, F1 came through recently to add some flavour to our back wall, first he was good enough to drop a mad thowie for Elle from Channel Seven News...Check out the Seven News Report..
Stay up with the world of Grots on instagram @ggrotss
New2 began painting in Australia in the early 1980s. He is an early member of the Da Mad Artists (DMA) crew who were prominent figures in Melbourne's seminal train writing movement.
New2 is still painting on walls, trains and also investigates other areas of his creative field, utilizing paper collage, ceramic versions of his lettering, and wooden sculptures. He has exhibited in both group and solo shows in Australia, United States and Europe.
Whilst his outdoor wall pieces are visually modern and progressive, his work respects the ongoing tradition of letter writing.
New2 is currently working on paper collages for upcoming U.S. shows, exploring techniques to hand print an upcoming book of his artwork and writing material for his most recent band.New2's Blog Link!
New2's Blog Link!
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