Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Art Outside, Multiple Personalities

Art Outside Multiple Personalities continues this week until the 13th!

Rozelle Mental Hospital, abandoned wards 17 &18 were opened up last Friday for Sydney artists to install, jam, hang, perform and put some of their life in art form into the space. The place is beautiful and never has it been more colourful and vibrant and full of diverse perspectives.

Punk Monk showcased on Opening Night but some of (and the skeletons of) their art is still available for your pondering.

The Piano room of ward 18 is echoing the old pianos screams, mesmerist hovering ghost projections and is scribbled with musical vitriolic but poetic scribblings and is available for you to paint all over on a giant canvas (kickstarted by Deo) .Not far is The Bleep Machine with a haunting sound scape and intrusive, rhythmic machinery viewing through the peephole. Look out for the melting cars, they may have escaped the space or may still be exploring- get them driving again. Over in ward 17 is a giant spiders web/web of the mind, the skeleton of a larger project conducted on the night where melting liquid light and colour was seen oozing from the room's cranium.

Unfortunately Liam's trumpeteering heard from all corners of the ward and our poet's conjuring images through their words on opening night are only for the wall's memory now.

Please go check it out, there are some beautiful works by a huge number of Sydney artists. Support opening up disused space for artist use (Thank you Rogerio and Leichardt Council)!

More photos to come (especially of The Bleep Machine and Melting Cars)- the above is a small taster from Opening Night.

There are some other photos of the artworks of the exhibition on it's site.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

TYPOGRAFFITI, What went down?

A.R O.O6 TYPOGRAFFITI, our last ALGAE RHYTHM of the year and the best way to finish off a fantastic creative year for Punk Monk Propaganda.

Our beautiful German interns Felix and Michael curated a night full of energy, activity and creative vibes- an art free- for-all with no adherence to previous skill sets- just freedom. We kicked off with a bang, The Cornershop at capacity (despite drizzly weather overfilling our tarps), for a Graffiti art basic how-to by "real" street artists and then creative atmos and great people mingling and jamming for the rest of the night. Font love inside with text design wowing especially for those that never considered its extrapolations- who knew there was such fanaticism surrounding Helvetica?

As we are about to hit off a New Year for the very young and fresh ALGAE RHYTHM, do we have takers for curating? Do we have takers for participating?

ALGAE is the future.

(last A.R 0.05: PORTALS curated by myself with Alex Papasavvas at my side)