Thursday, November 28, 2013


Hidden Beauty - Eindhoven NL 2013

Melbourne 88 or 89

Melbourne early 90's I think
I was fortunate to have a chance to do a quick piece as part of one of the Hidden Beauty projects in Eindhoven NL (top photo).
Naturally my preference is for trying new things, exploring and pushing personal boundaries a little, but had very little time on this one and in the rush kind of settled for what I knew. I like it a lot though, fast-ish and unforced.
The 2 old pieces pictured below it and thoughts on their relationship to it kept cropping up while painting...The permutations on the these 3 letters and approaches to them still manage to interest me...anyway... I'll save the theories/essay for another day....

GRAFIXX - Antwerpen

My wife and co have been busy of late putting another edition of Grafixx together to be held in Antwerp this weekend. If you're into underground zines / illustration, there is a whole bunch of cool stuff from Europe, America and I saw a box come in from far afield as Hong Kong.
Find out all the details on

- a giant zine fest with over 50 participants (see below)

- exhibitions by Ulvehund (BE), Icinori (FR), Benoît Guillaume (FR), Mike Redmond + Faye Coral Johnson (UK), Joakim Drescher (DK), Sarah-Louise Barbett (BE), Aisha Franz (DE), Frederik Van den Stock + Charlotte Dumortier (BE), Vagabundos / El Neoray / GINOZINE (BE) and Mari Kanstad Johnsen (NO)

- lectures on SATURDAY by Serge Baeken (12:30h), Gemma Correll (14:30h), Icinori (16:30h) and SUNDAY by Brecht Evens (12:30h), Stefano Ricci (14:30h), Aisha Franz (16:30h)

- live music and drawing jams on SATURDAY by Laserstraal x Wide Vercnocke (20:00h), June Lagoon x Joakim Drescher (20:45h), Styrofoam x Ward Zwart (21:30h), Wim De Bussertrio x Herr Seele (22:15h), The Go Find x Randall.C (23:00h), Internal Sun (23:45h) and a party! (00:30h)

- workshops by Astrid Yskout (BE), Knust / Extrapool (NL) and Raaf / Electron (NL) and the Topo Copy Shelf Library (BE)

- the artists of Studio Sketch paint your portrait (SATURDAY / SUNDAY) while Kim Duchateau spins the wheels of steel (SATURDAY)

- screenings of Between The Lines (a documentary about our very own Ephameron) and a selection of our favourite short artistic animations

WHEN: November 30 + December 1, 2013
WHERE: DE Studio | Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4 | Antwerpen
OPEN: Sat from 12 – 18h and 20 – 04h + Sun from 12 – 18h
ENTRANCE: € 5 per half day – € 12 for the whole weekend

Aidan Koch, Ana Albero, Anke Feuchtenberger, Anthony Zinonos, Astrid Yskout, Booklet, Canicola, CCOOLL, Celine De Cadt, Collection Revue, Cortney Cassidy, Edition Biografiktion, Éditions FP&CF, Ephameron, Eva Mundorff, Famicon, Gang Bang Bong, Gemma Correll, Huuda Huuda, Jeffrey Kriksciun, Jordskred, kuš!, Kuti Kuti, Landfill Editions, Laura Geurten, Le Dernier Cri, Leon Sadler, Louis Reith, Marcus Oakley, Mari Kanstad Johnsen, Marion Balac, Martha Verschaffel, Mayken, Modèle Puissance, Museums Press, Nigel Peake, Nobrow, Nos Books, Paul Paetzel, Petomies, PictureBox, Poupi Whoopy, Rotopol, Sarah Vanbelle, Sarah-Louise Barbett, Shimrit Elkanati, Studio Fluit, The Treasure Fleet, Till Hafenbrak, Tommytfortwo, Ward Zwart and more

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New 2 / Interview - Curious Fiend

I recently had some fun doing a little interview for the good folks of the international collective Fiend Projects. It's on their website, take a read and check out what else they are up to:
If you just came from Curious Fiend, well take a scroll through....cheers...

New 2 / Interview - curious fiend

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

At Electron in Breda NL 3rd October


I have kind of lost track of what shows my wife has on at the moment but I've been there for a fair bit of the set up of this Dutch/Belgian exhibition of predominantly illustrators. It's pretty much all installations.
I know everyone's work pretty well but it packed some welcome surprises for me. Worth a look if you're in the area, a quality show for lovers of contemporary illustration.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Internet thievery

Sybe New

The Aussie disease has been spreading across Western Europe of late. I had the pleasure of catching  up with Melbourner Sybe and we broke out a bit of freestyle fun.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Outside The Lines - MOCA launch

My wife Ephameron has an illustration in this book. It contains work from people as diverse as Keith Haring, Logan Hicks, Shepard Fairey to Risk. I hope we get a copy for our kid to color in!

Join us for the book launch of Outside the Lines Coloring Book, a striking collection of illustrations from more than 100 creative masterminds, including animators, cartoonists, fine artists, graphic artists, illustrators, musicians, outsider artists, photographers, street artists, and video game artists, curated by Souris Hong-Porretta

Enjoy DJ sets by Shepard Fairey and Jega as well as activity stations for drawing and coloring. 51 artists participating artists will be onsite signing copies of the book! 


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Collage - Amsterdam

Coming up...My wife, some friends, other artists I admire, and hell, even a crew member.... Looks great!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Zomerjam Leiden NL

Painted with CFH and friends at Zomerjam Hip Hop festival yesterday afternoon. Thanks to Mister for the spot and Ces53 for putting me down with CFH, a good day turned great!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New / Bates

The second wall with Bates (character by him), turned into an all nighter.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

That was now, this is then. Set up and opening night.

The master!

 Big thanks to Montana Cans for the support, Pascal and Adnate. Heidelberg came out for a good summer nights party. The party was still going strong when I left at 2am. The south american super bartender was making great drinks, too hard to pass up. I was getting a bit all over the place in conversation, glad I left when I did.
It was a very relaxed, well paced set up for the show, great for a change. We met a lot of good people on this visit and got a tour of the paint factory. Thanks everyone!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Step In The Arena photo

Dvate the stitch master sent me this of our Aussie / Dutch wall.
Sapo, New2, Dvate, Sofles, Sign and Poen

Click on the flick....

Friday, July 5, 2013

New - Step In The Arena

Was feeling pretty burnt out at the time but am pretty happy with this small scale piece. I managed to squeeze in a fair portion of the detail I had in mind.
I'll post jam flix and the joiner soon of our Aussie / Dutch wall...including Sago, New, Dvate, Sofles, Poen and more...

Virtual tour - Step In The Arena 2013

A pretty cool virtual tour. Although you can't quite see all the walls, it gives you a look at a lot of the pieces done. Follow the icon to take a look in 3 of the 4 tunnels and a bit of the outer walls.

Check it here:
arena virtual tour

Thursday, June 27, 2013


NAWAS always come up with well done fun concept trains, check out what they did recently.
The second part of this video was available by itself for curious commuters to use the code.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Join ups.

St. Niklaas Belgium. Free style fun based on the metallic gold paint we buffed the wall with, benching lots of panels and getting sun burn in what felt like tropical Belgium..

Bums, Ren, Dvate and New. We drove to Germany and caught up with friends, painted fast and drove straight back. A long, long day driving in the middle of a week with little sleep...but good fun and worth it..
 The Heidelberg adventure is covered here:
Montana-cans blog. Downunder all over

And thanks to Dvate, the stitch master put a couple of joiner flix together.....

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New2 Dvate

1st of the 4 join up flix from the past week

'Previous Level Shit' quick evening pieces, bringing out the old styles, bubbles, stars, can, scroll cliches...good fun
Freestyle wall based off the metallic gold bucket paint we used to roller the wall with. Belgium
A fast afternoon visit to Heidelberg Germany. Thanks to Montana cans and friends Ren and Bums who we painted the wall with. Joiner flix to come...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Step In The Arena 2013

Great line up this year at NL's biggest jam. About 6 of us Aussies are there, should be fun.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Occult Street Rituals - Dabs Myla New2

We joined forces again to come up with this craziness...The following video gives a partial insight into were we are coming from.