Monthly Archives: November 2010

Rhino Beetle Sculpture to be replaced

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Rhino, Daniel Clemment

On November 15-16, 2009 this sculpture, worth A$15,000, was stolen from Oxenford Park on the corner of Cottonwood Place and Tamborine Oxenford Road, Oxenford, Gold Coast. This month the Gold Coast City Council will be calling for expressions of interest from local artists for a replacement sculpture.

Transient urban art and permanent ancient walls

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Kelburn Castle Graffiti Project. Photo by Minted Stereo

One of Scotland’s oldest and continuously inhabited castles has taken a serious conservation problem and turned it into a unique opportunity for graffiti artists.

In 2007 it was found that the concrete facing on the castle’s stone walls would need to be replaced so the current Earl of  Glasgow invited four of Brazil’s leading graffiti artists along with several Scottish artists to create a unique collaborative artwork over a one month period. The artwork was to be in situ for two years.

http://www.kelburnestate.com/castle/graffiti_project.asp

 

Australian street art and the NGA

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Drawn entirely from the National Gallery of Australia’s own collection, the exhibition SpaceInvaders: australian street stencils, posters, paste ups, zines, stickers is the first of its kind in a major Australian Gallery.

The NGA is the only gallery in Australia to collect and document this urban art form.

The exhibition runs in Canberra from 30 October 2010 – 27 February 2011, then travels to UQ Art Museum, Brisbane 1 April – 5 June 2011, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne 1 September – 5 November 2011 then Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo 18 November 2011 – 18 March 2012.

http://nga.gov.au/Exhibition/SPACEINVADERS/

Not so public art – Underbelly Project

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The public will never be able to see the artwork of 103 street artists who four storey’s below ground, worked directly onto the walls of an unfinished abandoned subway station in New York City over a period of 18 months. The artworks have all been created illegally by local and international street artists in pitch black, dank, damp conditions and many are already deteriorating.

For the full article read http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/arts/design/01underbelly.html

Photos below from http://blog.vandalog.com/2010/10/underbelly-project-2/

Swoon and imminent disaster