OUTTA’ TUNE is a celebration of the artistry of gig posters and the craftmanship of screenprinting. The exhibition will showcase some of the genre's leading talents from around the GLOBE. OUTTA’ TUNE IS PRESENTED BY DANGER FORK PRINT CO. FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY AT CHURCH GALLERY, BRISBANE.
POSTERS BELOW LEFT TO RIGHT: JOE WHYTE, KEEPSAKE DESIGNS, BEN BROWN
Gig posters are a fantastic blend of typography, illustration and print technique. The hand printed process has a raw honesty, giving the works a certain soul and character. Today screen printing is still a popular form of printmaking and we believe it is the leading gig poster artists who keep the humble artform alive.
POSTER BELOW: CALLUM PRESTON
What better way to celebrate movie and band posters than with fictitious bands that made their debut appearance through the lens of pop culture. Bands from the silver screen can taken us into outer space where we hang at the local cantina, snapping our fingers to the latest jizz track. Or imagine going back to the 70’s where we catch The Carpenters supporting the infamous Ziggy Star Dust, then jumping in the Dolorian to take us back to get our honky tonk on to The Soggy Bottom Brothers. Only these gigs didn’t happen in our world... but in another realm.
ARTISTS EXHIBITING: ANDY MURPHY · BEN BROWN · CALLUM PRESTON · CASSIE STEVENS · CELESTE POTTER · FUNERAL FRENCH · JOE WHYTE · KEEPSAKE DESIGNS · RHYS COOPER · STEVE COHEN · TRAVIS PRICE · VANCE KELLY
FRIDAY 17TH NOVEMBER (ONE NIGHT ONLY)
CHURCH BRISBANE / 18+
FREE ENTRY FROM 6PM - 11PM
All artworks will be presented as a collectable limited edition screen print and will be available at the event and online through dangerfork.com
A week ago we captured artists Sindy Sinn and Kiel Tillman smashing out a couple of murals in Brisbane's new General Pants Store. We talk to the man behind Authority Creative – Christopher Skyner, who made it all happen.
PHOTOGRAPHY: MARK ZEIDLER
The murals completed at the new General Pants store in Brisbane City look epic. Have you worked with artists Sindy Sinn and Kiel Tillman before?
Never actually, I have been a massive fan of Sindy's work for a while now. We met up over a year ago to talk about potential collaborations and I’m pumped to have finally found Sindy the perfect client for our first gig together. Such an awesome match.
At the beginning of this year I also started to notice the work of Kiel pop up more and more over social media. My main man Lee Spendlove got me onto him originally I think, and since then I have only heard great things. I decided to present his portfolio to the General Pants VM team and they loved it!
What do you like about their style of work?
Each artwork is bold, badass and super distinctive, perfect for the GP brand.
How often do you snag creative work in Brisbane for Authority Creative? What’s your take on Brisbane? Spend much time here?
This is Authority's first project in Brisbane, and funnily enough we have another project coming up in a few weeks at Deathproof Bar with 42 Below Vodka. Can’t wait to start spending some more time in Brisbane as it seems to be going off creatively.
"This is Authority's first project in Brisbane, and funnily enough we have another project coming up in a few weeks at Deathproof Bar with 42 Below Vodka."
How did the opportunity arise to work with numerous General Pants stores?
We were approached by the Visual Merchandising team a few weeks out from their Bondi store launch to recommend artists for a few upcoming projects and we just hit it off. At each store, the artists work just blew the GP team away, one after another.
What’s next for Authority Creative?
The rest of this year is going to be huge, I probably shouldn’t let too much out of the bag but we have some fantastic projects just around the corner. Our next gig is an awesome project at Barangaroo by Lendlease. Keep an eye open for this one, it's going to be wicked!
Combining beautifully curated colour palettes and a sprinkle of childhood nostalgia, Kyle Hughes-Odgers splashes brand new worlds on to walls internationally. With the successful release of multiple childrens’ books, Hughes-Odgers is taking the art world by storm. Here at No Cure we love to sneak inside the brains of great creatives, so we sat down with Kyle for a chat! Here’s what we found out...
INTERVIEW: RUBY AVERY-DE WAAL
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I'm visual artist based in Perth, W.A
What does a typical day in the life of Kyle Hughes-Odgers look like?
I wake up, hang out with my son, coffee, emails, catch the train to my studio in Fremantle, coffee, painting, emails, go home, hang out with my son.
Amongst many other achievements, you’ve written and illustrated your own children’s books including titles such as ‘Ten Tiny Things’ and ‘Can a Skeleton Have an X-Ray?’. What drew you towards creating work for children?
Children's books are still broadly accepted in the conservative adult world when they are very strange and unique. I have always loved this, like little creative revolutions sitting patiently waiting to be considered in homes around the world. When I was small it seemed like a dream that adults could draw and make strange books for a living. Most of my work is narrative based so a children's book is a good way of extending concepts and ideas.
Much of your work is quite soft and playful in colour and subject matter. Where do you draw your inspiration?
I make lots of notes around narratives and concepts I find interesting / little drawings of compositions or spacial balance that I might see in nature and want to remember. I like to use colours that are more sophisticated and muted than loud and obnoxious.
Do you feel as though your style has changed much over time?
Yes, it is constantly changing. 12 years ago I only drew black and white posters of people with tattoos and 10 double chins. I think it's important it grows and moves as I get older and moves with what I find interesting.
You recently completed the painting of 4 silos as part of Art in the Wheatbelt. Tell us a bit about the project!
I was commissioned to paint 4 x 35m silos in Merredin in the wheatbelt of Western Australia. The work is part of a bigger project called the public silo trail in Western Australia and aims to cast a light on these beautiful, distinctive regions. Tourism maps will connect the completed silos for visitors to tour. It was a great and challenging project to paint at such an extreme scale.
"I was commissioned to paint 4 x 35m silos in Merredin in the wheatbelt of Western Australia. The work is part of a bigger project called the public silo trail in Western Australia and aims to cast a light on these beautiful, distinctive regions."
Is there anything you aim for people to take away from your art?
Recently I have been actively trying to make more positive narratives / works rather than focusing on the negative. Making paintings about celebrating human problem solving and ingenuity and also playing with colour and abstraction. Focusing on the broader idea of human spirit.
Tell us a secret...
Secrets are for creeps.
What can we expect to see from you in the near future?
More public art, I have solo exhibitions in Madrid and Melbourne next year, and working on more book ideas.
Any advice for the kids of tomorrow?
Don't wait to be magically basquiated into the artworld. Work really hard.