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WYD: Spice up your week with these art hot spots

What's good in your local art scene

Posted by Emma Arnold

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It’s hard to know what to do with a platform once you’ve been given one.

Kanye West showed that pretty clearly, using his recent platform at the Sacramento concert to get on his “Trump shit.” In reflection, our past couple of WYD intros have included a bit of a rant about Trump as well. What we really want to achieve with this platform is a place where we can focus on the dope work that’s being put out there by artists who are willing to not only create, but share what they’ve created. It’s always the perfect time to check out what others have been putting out, or to encourage a friend to share their work or even to give it a go of your own.

Whether that requires a Yeezy-esque rant or not, we’re always down to check it out. Let us know WYD by sending through any art event info to [email protected].

 

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01. Uncouth Occasion - Sydney

The fam from Free Radical TV recently took a trip to Melbourne and it seems to have left them with some pretty bulky souvenirs. The next instalment of Uncouth Occasion is set to feature pieces from Melb artist Doug Bennett and flicks from Bali-based photographer Maya Crowder. We’ve seen quite a bit from Bennett the past year and he’s yet to disappoint, serving up striking pieces that tread a fine line between glamorous and grungy. One flick through Crowder’s gram is really all it really takes to fall in love with her introspective shots, making this young photographer one to watch.

With a focus on showcasing young up and comers, the exhibition will be helped along by tunes from Fade In Mona Lisa—not to mention free bevs from 6-7pm.

Joining forces once again with the Culture Machine, you’ll find us sussing the Facebook event quicker than you can say urmumsyadad.

SYDNEY || FRIDAY NIGHT

A photo posted by DOÜG BENNETT (@dougbennett) on

02. HoMie Christmas Party - Fitzroy

Everyone’s favourite label for the streets is giving Xmas the HoMie treatment. Considering their first store was only opened in June 2015, it’s unreal how much of an impact the team have made in both raising awareness and aiding those experiencing homelessness—not to mention they do so in utter style. As a collective, the Melbourne-based initiative pretty much embodies the giving Christmas spirit all year round so we’re confident their Xmas party will take things to the next level.

Featuring live art from the likes of Maku Bisset, Scott Abercrombie, Mitch Walder, Chehehe and Crisis, the team will be raising funds for The Pathway Project. With Setwun and Kondacode handling the tunes, there’s no better way to kick off the festive season than getting down with some of the kindest souls in Melbourne. Make sure you peep the Facebook event for full details and remember to be a HoMie over the holidays period.

03. Wonderwalls Festival - Wollongong

With four impressive instalments under their belt, the team behind Wonderwalls Festival are back for their 5th round of live art and hella vibes. The three-day mural festival also features an art exhibition, free artist talks with Q&A and is set to kick off with rooftop launch party. Yep, this one is huge so we’re going to break it down in a hot minute.

With 20 walls set to get the Wonderwall treatment, you’ll be able to catch artists like John Kaye, Phibs and Beastman doing their thing live from Friday 25 to Sunday 27.

Additionally, the team will host the first exhibition in Australia curated by 1XRUN, the US company which hosts Detroit’s Inner State Gallery.

You’re going to need to take a look at their Facebook page to make sure you don’t miss any of it but in the meantime be sure to take a look at the lineup below.

2016 WONDERWALLS ARTIST LINE UP from Verb Syndicate on Vimeo.

04. LAMB on GORE - Fitzroy

We’re probably going to hyping group art shows until our dying days, and when the youth are churning out projects as impressive as this, it’s easy to see why we get so hyped. LAMB on GORE are coming through for round two of their house-exhibition-extravaganza. With a vinyl DJ, 5 bands and 13 artists, the abode on Gore Street is set to be transformed into artistic space that begs to be explored.

Yep, this is a celebration of what the movers and shakers have been cooking up and the diversity of the work presented alone is enough to get us prepping our stomachs for $1 goon cups. Be sure to give one of the bands playing, Gonzo, a play below as you scroll through the rest of the Facebook event for more details.

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