THE BLOG

18
Jul

The Pillars Project – Adnate

Queensland Rail’s ‘Pillars Project‘ is quickly becoming an iconic landmark for Brisbane City and is now existing as arguably the most important street art project the city has seen to date.

Adnate recently contributed this stunning mural with the intentions of engaging his audience of the highly populated urban area in a visual dialogue with Australia’s true ‘First People’. The desire behind painting an indigenous portrait is to connect with each individual viewer on a deeper level, even if it’s just for a moment, to provoke emotion, thought, conversation, and bring about awareness of the issues facing Aboriginal people today.

This area of South Brisbane is traditional known as being a ‘Meeting Point’ and a ‘Place of Pathways’ for indigenous Australians for thousands of years and this piece by Adnate has paid homage to this- bringing considerable positive attention to the area as well as the Aboriginal community through the use of street art.

This unique pillar sits a short walk away from Queensland Rail’s existing pillars, linking a trail of historical significance and visual beauty. The pillar is the last before the Rail Bridge launches over the Brisbane River exposing it to river traffic, Coronation Drive and one of the busiest walk and cycle ways in Brisbane.

For more info on the Pillars Project, you can visit their website which is linked above, or even better head there in person if you’re in the local area of Brisbane. Thanks to Jade Hood for the images.

12
Jul

In The Studio – Goodie

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This week we had the pleasure of catching up with Goodie; Juddy Roller resident artist and all round good human. Goodie is well known for her kind soul, contagious smile and her brilliantly unique style of artwork which keeps on giving.

After living in the Nation’s capital for most of her early life, Goodie packed up her paints and pens and made the popular move to Melbourne City at the beginning of 2014. Since then she has linked up with Juddy Roller and has been making her own mark all over Melbourne.

She has a beautiful imagination and really knows how to push the boundaries on combining her dreamy thoughts and visual realities, having a tendency to often disfigure and transform objects and figures, creating these dream-like pieces that leave your eyes and brain amazed.

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05
Jul

Lascelles Silo Art Trail – Rone

The Silo Art Trail is quickly gaining national and international fame as the fifth instalment of the mesmerising trail has been completed; this time by world renowned artist Rone. The Lascelles Silo stands proud at over 30 meters tall within the rural Victorian countryside and to say these are large in scale is definitely an understatement.

Rone’s mural depicts the faces of long term Lascelles couple, Geoff and Merrilyn Horman, whose families have lived and farmed in the Lascelles area for an astounding four generations. Born in the district, the couple married in Lascelles in 1967 and together with their two sons (and their own families) have continued the family traditions of wheat farming, hard yakka and strong community involvement.

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28
Jun

In The Studio – Kitt Bennett

This week we had the pleasure of kicking back with Juddy Roller studio resident- Kitt Bennett. Kitt has an insane knack for drawing in his playful and figurative style, which often warps time and disfigures his subjects to express a vivid and fluid motion like no other.

Kitt and I sat down over a nice cup of green tea to discuss his beloved plants, kombucha and a then a little bit about his artistic side as well.

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13
Jun

Guido In Ashfield

Our mate Guido is breathing new life into the suburb of Ashfield, as part of a strategy to brighten up and bring new life to the community. In January Guido spent ten days during the Sydney heatwave to create the work on Liverpool Rd which was based on a picture of an unnamed local resident by photographer Mitchell Fong.

Guido’s intention for this particular piece was to capture the essence and tell the story of the highly multicultural Ashfield community through the depiction of the people that live there. This was achieved by dedicating a considerable amount of time to research and community engagement, building a strong relationship and delivering a timeless art piece that reflects the true nature and soul of the city.

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07
Jun

Loretta Lizzio – Juddy Roller Lane

Loretta Lizzio has once again shown us why she’s a real force within the street art scene by producing this stunning piece. Loretta has a real comfort with colour and knows how to make your eyes happy, always bringing these strong colour palettes to the table. How good is that gold by the way!

The mural stands vividly amongst the magic within the Juddy Roller lane, which is constantly being repainted by Australia’s and the world’s best. With names such as Sofles, Smug, and Adnate sitting around, it’s not hard to see why this laneway is one of the most prolific in Australia and Melbournes best-kept secret. The mural is located out the front of the Juddy Roller Studios (just off Johnston Street), so if you’re in the neighbourhood you come and check it out.

The Juddy Roller Gallery is also open from 10am-4pm and currently hosting Dan “Ears” O’Toole’s ‘Bending Light’ solo exhibition. Thanks to Rune for the media content.

06
Jun

In The Studio – Daniel “Ears” O’Toole

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This month we had the opportunity to meet up with the friendly faced and Sydney based artist ‘Ears’, while completing an in-house studio visit in the build up to his exhibition at the Juddy Roller Studio.

For those who don’t know, Ears is a Sydney born and bred artist, with a serious multitude of skills and disciplines working across painting, sound, photography and video. He is mostly known for a warped portrait style on the streets, which is illustrative and playful. His artwork offers a unique style which is produced from a very hands-on approached process well before the paint hits the canvas. We caught up over a few beers to chat about what he has been up to.

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30
May

Dan ‘Ears’ O’toole – Bending Light Exhibition

In anticipation of Dan ‘Ears’ O’toole’s upcoming exhibition titled ‘Bending Light’ curated by Juddy Roller, we take a quick look at the artist and mind behind the brushes.

‘Bending Light’ is series of images made through photographic processes; transcribed from photography into paintings, the works become distorted in two stages and are in essence a series of experiments that aim to discover the ways in which light, colour and form can be manipulated to augment reality.

The exhibition commences on Friday the 2nd of June at The Juddy Roller Gallery. Entry is free! So come and enjoy some great artwork in good company.

Thanks to the crew at Round 3 for the video!

23
May

Wall to Wall Festival 2017

After returning to Benalla for the third annual Wall to Wall Festival, the usually sleepy town once again came to life to celebrate Victoria’s increasingly popular street art festival. This year’s festival drew record crowds and attracted many travellers and tourists alike from all around Victoria to view the high-end contemporary street art.

The colourful street art festival hosted an assortment of nationally and internationally renowned artists along with the local paint and chalk artists, who came together to brighten up the streets of Benalla. It was truly spectacular to see such high-quality artworks densely populating such a small area of space, transforming the cute town into a regional cousin of Fitzroy or Collingwood.

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06
Dec

Fitzroy Faces Featuring – Adnate, Rone, Sofles, Heesco, Cam Scale, Dvate and Jason Parker

JuddyRoller partnered with Council in sourcing seven leading Australian and world renowned Artists – Rone, Adnate, Sofles, Dvate, Heesco, Cam Scale and Jason Parker. Each artist was given artistic licence to paint a dedicated section of the wall, to create Yarra’s largest mural, the only limitation being that their artworks be portrait based and reflect the ‘Faces of the Community’.

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