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!
'Ghosts' - New Paintings by Charlie Roberts are now exhibiting at 'A Mother's Milk' 105 Unley Road, Unley.
Charlie Roberts is an artist from Adelaide who uses a technique that leaves an eerie feeling with the viewer when looking at his artwork..
The opening was last friday but the exhibtion is open until Monday the 14th of Jul, 2014 and definately worth a look at!
Thanks to the good people at Longview Vineyard, we have 3 of these collectable limited edition 'The Piece' 2009 Shiraz valued at $80.00 each to give away to the next 3 people to purchase artwork from our latest exhibition - PRISM.
Artworks can be purchased in store or online.
Deposits are also welcome, we require 20% deposit to secure artwork, for further information please contact us on 08) 8271 7711 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgCheck out the artwork here..
Check out the artwork here..
The Nasty Artists crew started in 1991 by ‘RANK – The Mad Crusher’. At the height of his career he was known as one of the best graffiti writers in Australia (predominately from ‘87-‘91). The crew are notorious for pushing their styles to the limits. Each member has a definitive strength that compliments one another. They have done it all from bombing insides to large scale productions. The crew consists of ‘TIPER’, ‘PINE’, ‘ENDS’, ‘FANTEM’, ‘CHEK’, ‘JUMBLE’, ‘OKUR’, ‘RANK’, ‘TARNS’, ‘ORBS’, ‘MONK’. This historic crew are made up of many talented individuals and we are pleased to have three of its members participating in ‘PRISM’.
CWR has been involved in the South Australian Graffiti Art Movement and creating public art murals for well over 20 years. Well known for his highly stylized figurative based works, he continues to push the boundaries in his preferred fields of graphic, fine and aerosol arts all the while maintaining a natural organic approach.
Orbs, Adelaide born and based StyleWriter, has been painting with aerosol since 98-99. He focuses on the manipulation of letters, the heart and soul of aerosol art. He is persuing his passion for Art by undertaking a bachelor of visual art at Adelaide University. He is also an apprentice tattooist at Keystone Creative located in Blackwood, Adelaide.
Tarns (The one who freaks the funk), has been painting graffiti since 1987 and is best known for his ability to perpetually reinvent his style, all the while preserving the more traditional elements of the art. This has made him an icon in graffiti culture. Tarns now divides his time between his family, operating Cold Krush Store/Gallery and his art.
It is not often that you come across a young professional runner who shares a passion in creative arts and athletics.
Born with a partially formed arm, Gab competes in the T46 classification (arm amputees) 100 metres. In 2010 Gab was selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games at the tender age of 18, the London Paralympics in 2012 and won a silver medal at the 2013 world championship in Lyon for the 100m T46 category.
And that’s not all, Gabs artistic ability goes unnoticed, his unique style using acrylic paints (mainly pastel colors) and black and white is presented onto skateboard decks, and various paper sizes. Gab signs his work with alter ego ‘Pirate Material’ (Inspired from ‘The Streets). Pirate material describes his artwork as observations through a child’s eyes. Meaning all the subjects are very simple and bold, Gabriel also restricts him self to no shading and 2d form, working only through shapes. In early 2013 Gabriel held a sold out show at R.H.D on Ebenezer place selling out in less than two hours.
Upcoming projects from Pirate Material include a tee shirt and deck release, various art shows and a collaborative artist journal zine with Henry Steinford under 1LOVEADL.Pirate Material Tumblr
Pirate Material Tumblr
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