Posted: July 5th, 2011 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: ART, Art News, Exposition | Tags: Exposition, Manga, Smash 2011 | Comments Off
In its fifth year SMASH! 2011, is about to hit the Sydney Convention Centre with 6000 fans expected to turn up. WTF is SMASH! I hear you ask, SMASH! is a celebration of all things Manga and Anime. A one day event that brings together like minded boffins of the naively styled Japanese animation genre. The day is jam packed with exhibitions, gaming, competitions, presentations and special guests.
Special guests include charismatic Shinichi Watanabe is an anime director and seiyuu, best known for his over-the-top adaptation of Rikdo Koshi’s Excel Saga, in which he appears as the character Nabeshin. He has been an anime director since 1995 starting with Bonobono and has gone on to direct popular anime series which include The Wallflower, Gravitation (OAV), Tenchi Muyo! GXP and Nerima Daikon Brothers. His Nabeshin character has made cameos in various series such as Puni Puni Poemy,Eyeshield 21, Hayate No Gotoku, Rune Soldier, Nyan Koi! and Tayutama. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 23rd, 2011 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: ART, Art News, Artist, Exposition, Gallery Opening, Joel Zika, Kick Gallery, Melbourne | Tags: Joel Zika, Kick Gallery, Pleasure Island | Comments Off
Kick Gallery presents;
Opening 6-8pm Thursday February 3 2011
Exhibition runs February 1 – February 19
Exhibition runs February 01 – February 19 2011
Like the dilapidated castles of gothic fiction the works in Joel Zika’s Pleasure Island take architectural elements from a bygone era and create a new sublime spatial experience. Pleasure Island refers to the place where young boys are taken in the 18th century children’s story Pinocchio. It is a place where every temptation and vice has been given physical form in the façades of amusement rides, arcades and bars.
In the contemporary cultural context we revel in the symbols of extreme fears and emotion that the gothic used so well. Ghosts and skeletons are part of our visual language and speak of an underlying moral position perhaps better hidden than in generations past. The façade encapsulates the journey that awaits the entrant, an over the top sales pitch to make you come and explore. Our attraction to vice and the temptation of the commercial combine playfully in these works to create a theme park within the gallery.
Kick Gallery is located at 4 Peel Street Collingwood & open Tuesday-Friday11am-6pm & Saturday 12-5pm
For further information visit www.kickgallery.com/pleasure-island/ or contact the gallery at email@example.com
Posted: December 24th, 2010 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Art News, Exposition | Tags: Chad Philips, Joe Doucet, Matthew Bradshaw, MunNY, New York, Sergio Silva, Silva/Bradshaw, The MunNY Exhibit | No Comments »
To celebrate creativity in New York, designer Joe Doucet along with the Kid Robot brand invited 25 of New York’s leading furniture and product designers to interpret the iconic ‘Munny’ form. For our doll we recalled childhood memories of wrapping glue-coated string around an inflated balloon, which you would later pop, leaving a structure reminiscent of the original form. For this piece a wax positive was cast from the original ‘Munny’ doll and then wrapped in multi-colored epoxy coated sewing thread. After the epoxy was set the wax was melted out and a hollow, lightweight ‘Munny’ doll was revealed :: Read the full article »»»»