Praise You 2019 - Australia’s Largest all Female Art Show

ARTIST ABOVE: AMY CLEMENS


UNE PIECE and Lusid Art present Praise You art exhibition – a body of work with the power to make a difference, celebrating body positivity and empowering women.


Praise You saw incredible success in 2017 and 2018, becoming Australia’s largest female art show with a line-up of renowned female artists from across the globe. Praise You proudly supports the Butterfly Foundation - Australia’s national organisation for eating disorders and body image. In the past two years Praise You has raised $13,000 for the Butterfly Foundation, and the event is gaining momentum.

Praise You is now back for its third year presented by Creator and Co-founder Alex Saba (Founder of Lusid Art) and Co-founder Carly Brown (Founder of UNE PIECE). Driven by a passion and commitment to further women’s empowerment and body positivity, Alex and Carly run the event as a passion project alongside their own businesses in continuing efforts to support the of the work of The Butterfly Foundation.

ARTISTS LEFT TO RIGHT: JENNIFER DARR / KATE PULLEN x LUSID ART

“Praise You is a homage to the women who have supported every step I’ve taken in my journey. It’s time to open up the conversation about women supporting each other’s creative and personal journeys. Praise You is a celebration of this shift in conversation towards women uplifting and supporting one another, body positivity and all elements of the female form through visual art,” says Alex Saba, Praise You Co-Founder.

“We are passionate about fostering confidence and empowerment for women - and celebrating body positivity. I’m humbled by the generosity of the 40 talented female artists who are involved with Praise You. They have rallied behind us donating their precious time and work to contribute to much needed awareness of this cause and funds for the vital work that The Butterfly Foundation do,” says Carly Brown, Praise You Co- Founder.

ARTISTS LEFT TO RIGHT: JESS SOUTHEY / NICOLE BLACK / ELLEN PORTEUS / LUSID ART

In 2019 Lightspace have also come onboard, donating their beautiful venue space to the incredible cause.

Praise You showcases compelling artworks across several mediums and styles, including typography, illustration, and photography and wearable art, and features pieces from 40 globally renowned artists including, Amy Clemens, Ellen Porteus, Me Oh My Girl, Mosessa, Mel Stringer, Sophia Mary Mac and Kate Pullen.

All proceeds from event will be donated to the The Butterfly Foundation. Suggested donation of $25 upon entry. Bubbles, Bellini’s and canapés served.

Key Information: DATE: Thursday 22nd, August from 6:30 - 9.30pm
VENUE: Light Space, 30 Light Street, Fortitude Valley

For more information on the artists, The Butterfly Foundation or to RSVP to Praise You, visit www.praiseyou.co.

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Last Days to Enter Wacom's 'The Next Level' Instagram Competition
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Wacom’s annual ‘The Next Level’ Instagram competition ends this weekend! Get your artwork in before the 15th of June and win a chance to be featured next to six huge feature artists in The Next Level gallery and publication.


Artists above left to right: Alexander Gioiosa / Maria uve


TO ENTER: 

⁣1. Create your digital artwork on ANY Wacom tablet⁣
⁣2. Upload your digital artwork to Instagram (make sure it’s a new upload or it won’t be counted)⁣
⁣3. Mention and Hashtag @justanotheragency @wacom and @wacomanz #wacomnextlevel⁣
⁣4. Do it before 23:59 on the 15th June 2019 .⁣
⁣Plus, you can upload as many designs as you like!⁣

Head to wacomnextlevel.com for more info.⁣


Below: Andy Thomas

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Artists left to right: Alejandro Solórzano / ELLE Streetart

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I Can't Believe It's Not Gutter!
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Mark your calendars and shine your shoes because tomorrow night, Friday, May 31st, Stupid Krap is excited to present the second instalment of their popular custom group exhibition, 'I Can't Believe It's not Gutter!'


Artists above left to right: APESEVEN / BUST ART


Four years after the first exhibition opened in Queensland, they are taking the show to Melbourne, this time on display at VS Gallery in Richmond. Curated by Aaron Craig, and featuring 42 artists from across the globe each customising a bowling pin with their own artistic vision, the unique show promises not to disappoint.  

For those unable to make the exhibition, they have released the exhibition catalogue (Download here). This is a fantastic opportunity for collectors to add unique pieces by established and promising artists to your collection. They will also have Afterpay available in our online store in time for the exhibition.


Artists below left to right: GREG MIKE / CLAIRE RITCHIE / AARON CRAIG / KENTARO YOSHIDA

FEATURED ARTISTS

Buff Monster / Greg Mike / Bust Art / Anthony Lister / Indie184 / Ben Frost / Grafflex / Tom Gerrard / Numskull / Apeseven / Sindy Sinn / Alan Berry Rhys / Cope2 / Pat Rogasch / Kentaro Yoshida / Aaron Craig / Steve Seeley / DXTR the Weird x WDIS / Danny Rumbl / Brolga / Ian McCallum / A Cute Brute / Wizardskull / Baghead / Josh Mayhem / Michael Cain / Teens On Acid / Frosk / Adrian Landon Brooks / Eric Clement / Erik Abel / Glen Downey / Creature Creature / Ramone Sketch / Stephen Baker / Pierre Poux / Lab Monkey Number 9 / GT / Jeremy Austin / Ox King / Alison Mooney / Claire Ritchie

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Artists left to right: ERIC CLEMENT / DXTR x WDIS / NUMSKULL / PIERRE POUX

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THE CULPRIT CLUB LAUNCHING ‘THE HYST’ - THIS FRIDAY
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AS AN ORIGINAL MEMBER OF THE INFLUENTIAL CREW KOC WHO FORMED IN 1994, STUDDERT HAS BEEN EXPERIMENTING WITH AEROSOL TECHNIQUES AS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST SINCE THE LATE 80S. HAVING ALSO SPENT THE LAST TWO DECADES WORKING AS AN ART DIRECTOR WITH SOME OF AUSTRALIA'S LEADING BRANDS, STUDDERT’S CURRENT BODY OF WORK SHOWCASES AN ATMOSPHERIC AND AMBIENT SERIES OF PAINTINGS SOLIDIFYING OVER 20 YEARS OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION AND EXPERIENCE.

WORKING WITH A SERIES OF LAYERS OF ACRYLIC AND AEROSOL PAINT, 'THE HYST' OFFERS VIEWERS BURSTS OF COLOUR, TEXTURE AND SIMPLICITY. USING PREDOMINANTLY RECYCLED MATERIALS AS CANVAS’S, EACH ARTWORK FEATURES ELEMENTS OF COLOUR, LINEAR FORMS AND ICONOGRAPHY THAT BRIDGE HIS PASSION FOR GRAFFITI AND DESIGN. WE CAUGHT UP WITH MATT TO TALK US THROUGH HIS MOTIVATIONS AND EXPLANATIONS OF HIS SOLO SHOW.


INTERVIEW: SARAH HAZLEHURST

Introduce yourself as an artist:
I draw, paint and design primarily because I am compelled to. When I am  not working on project (regardless of discipline) I feel a sense of discomfort. I believe anxiety is an important emotion for an artist, well it is for me anyway. If something looks right – it usually feels wrong.

In the mid 80's I lived in Melbourne and this is where I was first introduced to graffiti and my love of skateboard brands and graphics.

Also, my father was very talented at technical drawing and model making  – which furthered my interest in the idea of design as a craft. When my family moved to the Gold Coast in 1988, I felt quite different than the locals – but, it was where I met the most influential figure in my artistic life, AVSKE (RIP). Together, AVS and I learned the trade,  were schooled by talented mentors and pursued our own individual styles.

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In the mid 80's I lived in Melbourne and this is where I was first introduced to graffiti and my love of skateboard brands and graphics.

-Matt Studdert


How long have you been working as a designer?
After graduating from QCA (Griffith Uni) in 1997, I started a small business with a mate. We were both artists more so than designers. It was important exercise for us, but we made less money than we did while we are Uni. From there I followed a more traditional graphic design path, from print, advertising, design studios and then finally consulting in brand strategy.

Who’re some major clients you’ve worked for?
I have created brands for some of Australia's leading multi-national organisations. However, my favourite design projects are the ones that don't pay; ie: friends album artwork, artists catalogues etc.

How long have you been part of the graffiti scene?
As mentioned above, I instantly connected to graffiti in the mid 80's as a spectator. But then began to experiment with paint around '89. I am an original member of the influential koc crew which was formed in 1994. This was a big deal for me as the crew was comprised of artists who both inspired me then and now.

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What materials do you use to create your work?
In my studio work I build a series of layers, so acrylic paint works for me. I also use spray paint as a drawing tool in this process. I like to work on the materials that people tend to ignore, discarded cardboard, timber and packaging material.

When it comes to graffiti, of course it is spray paint, but I am not against using brushes and rollers too. I'm really excited to be working alongside The Culprit Club on my debut, and have been working from their in-house loft studio in Winn Lane, Fortitude Valley.

What do the artworks mean to you? What are their purpose?
The body of work I am currently producing is difficult to articulate as I 'll try to not think about what am drawing or creating. Therefore I guess I would describe them as being somewhat atmospheric or ambient. I usually select an implement and a surface – then try to automatically produce a series of symbols, glyphs and icons. From there, it is a process of either addition or subtraction of those marks until I find satisfaction.

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My objective with these works is to give the viewer a moment in time where they can just forget about the noise that fills their head on a daily basis. All that static is considered normal or acceptable these days – but it shouldn't be. When someone is asked "what are you thinking about?" And they answer, "nothing" – they are judged or labelled as vague. To have nothing on your mind is very difficult to achieve. So, I guess my works purpose is to give 'nothing'.

How would you describe your style?
Organic, abstract, textured, and geometric.

Who or what do you draw influence from?
I am blessed to have so many talented friends that are my primary source of creative inspiration: AVSKE, CAIB, EXIT, SEIZ, BENJAMIN REEVE, CRUEL, BLEND, TUES. Outside of that, BRETT WHITELY was my first artistic love, KEITH HARING, ROTHKO, PUZLE. Currently I am really enjoying the work of REVOK, CLEON  PETERSON, JOHN KAYE and TWO ONE. Artwork aside, my life is continually inspired by my wife and two beautiful children – without them, none of this would be possible.

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