The Android For All contest invites aspiring artists and Android fans to create a custom Google Android character, for the chance to have their design produced as a one-of-a-kind vinyl toy amongst other prizes.
Some prominent tastemakers have already created limited-edition artwork for the characters, including DJ Khaled, DJ Skee, Far East Movement, Rob Roy, Famous Stars and Straps, Fly Society, TapouT, Young and Reckless, Levi Maestro, Fatlace, Estevan Oriol, and Warren Sapp. You can enter at www.androidforall.com, create your own design, then solicit votes through Facebook.
DJ Skee has also produced the official Android for All mixtape available for free download at www.djskee.com, featuring a number of artists involved in the campaign.
Official presents their Spring 2011 lookbook with a thick and texterous layer of analog realness that reflects the concept and design of the upcoming delivery. These polaroid captures feature the illest snap-back and adjustable range of headwear to-date from the Official camp. Some featured styles include “Cash Money Makers” returning to the line in a retro Miami colorway. “Cali Flipped” with a lightly inspired Charlotte colorway. Effers flipped in the perfect spring light blue oxford cotton with cream applique lettering. And “The Officials” in a tonal chambray and a second colorway in Grey/Orange/Charcol referencing San Francisco’s most recent championship season and wishfully willing another.
International urban art trailblazers and home-grown talent in-the-fast-lane take the workshop outside for the return of Project 5 – fast becoming Sydney’s
definitive live show for street art. Catch home-grown talent Kid Zoom, Stormie Mills, James Jirat Patradoon and Deb making art history at Cockle
Bay Wharf across three days in February (Opening night 25 – 6-9pm, then continues 26 and 27 – 12-3pm) in collaboration with aMBUSH Gallery –
who will auction the groundbreaking works on Thursday 3 March (6-9pm). All proceeds go to charitable arts and media organization Information and
Cultural Exchange (I.C.E).
The wonderfully diverse collection of artists lured to Sydney by Project 5 offer up a seriously formidable, exceedingly watchable and eminently collectable
live group show. Hard at work in their outdoor studio – New York based graffiti legend Kid Zoom – barometer for the future of urban art,
favourite of RnB superstar Chris Brown and student of Ron English – NYC’s own godfather of graffiti; dark and delicate wall painter Stormie Mills; macho
cyberpunk character king James Jirat Patradoon, and the glamorous femme fatale Deb – street art’s queen of fantasy and tattoo pin-up – create
large scale canvasses live for the auction.
aMBUSH Gallery’s Bill Dimas says “across three days cranking tunes from the funky Future Classic deejays, stunning water views, sunny days (we
hope), and the chance to see cutting edge creatives producing some of the best examples of where urban art is heading globally, make for an incredibly
“Last year the works of Anthony Lister, Meggs, Ears and WBYK’s raised a record $15K for Project 5; and the works of other street artists earlier
raised $10K in Australia’s first-ever street art auction at Leonard Joel auction house. All the money has gone to charitable organization I.C.E to run
creative arts programs for disadvantaged youth in Western Sydney.” “Project 5 is a great weekend to come and check out what street art
is all about, and if you already know, then a chance to catch some of the Aussie artists leading the charge, or catch the live-webcast streaming
directly from Cockle Bay Wharf at http://www.cocklebaywharf.com.au.” he says.
The resulting works will be auctioned off by Anne Phillips, chief auctioneer of Project 5 supporters Leonard Joel. The auction takes place at Ambush
Gallery in Waterloo, days after the live event; and is made possible through the generous support of Cockle Bay Wharf.
Street art is hot property right now. Big names for those in the know are England’s controversial Banksy recently nominated for an Oscar for his doc/
mockumentary Exit through Gift Shop; street artist Shepard Fairey famous for his iconic politically inspired Barack Obama poster “Hope”; Frenchborn
eastern European/Tunisian photographer artist JR noted for an 100ft menacing mural of a man with a video camera pointed as a gun for the
Tate Modern in London; and Italian street surrealist artist Blu also commissioned for the Tate.
Significant growth in Australia’s own street art movement both at home and abroad are further evidence of the rise and rise of urban art. The artists of
Project 5 are at the forefront of the movement, and present a particularly appealing investment opportunity for those with an eye for talent.
Project 5 is collaboration between the four artists and the charity I.C.E. The Project is made possible by aMBUSH Gallery who have been exhibiting
cutting edge street art many years, and have significantly contributed to supporting new and emerging local artists across Australia, and Cockle
Bay Wharf, who are using their resources to support Project 5 as part of the Wharf’s policy of investing in community and charity, and to engage visitors
with something unexpected and fresh.
Where: Cockle Bay Wharf
When: February 25 – 27, 2011 (Auction – Thursday March 3, 2011)
Time: Friday (6-9pm), Saturday & Sunday (12-3pm)
Price: Free public event
Further info: www.project5.com.au
In Australia, three women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every day. It could be you, your friend, your partner, your sister, your mum, your gran or your daughter.
There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer and the Pap test does not detect the disease.
This means that when most women are diagnosed, the cancer is already at an advanced stage where it has spread and is difficult to treat successfully.
More than 1200 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer in Australia each year and 800 women will die from the disease.
At the moment, only 40% of women with ovarian cancer will be alive five years later.
But … if ovarian cancer is diagnosed early, up to 80% of women will be alive and well after five years.
More women need to be diagnosed at an early stage when ovarian cancer is very treatable. And that is why everyone needs to know more about ovarian cancer and its symptoms.
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As GKYGAT11 (Gawad Kalinga: Youth Great Adventure Tour 2011) leave early this week to take part in there annual trip that takes the youth of Australia thousands of kilometres to the slums of the Philippines where they will work hand in hand with the poorest of the poor. They will help them build houses, and learn about their plight against poverty in their hopes of overcoming their current situations.
During this mission, it will start with changing each other, and end in changing the world…
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Originating in Shanghai, the Feiyue sneaker first appeared in the 1920s. In 2005, a group of French sneaker aficionados took over the brand and re-worked the entire production process to create a new visual identity. In 2011 the footwear anomaly that went from a disappearing Chinese icon to Europe’s item du jour makes its official Australian debut.
For their recent launch events across Asia, Feiyue invited several Asian based artists to create mobile art installations inspired by their shoes. Participating artists include shoe customizers SBTG and Hypethetic, interactive design studio Arcade, creative agency Assembly, graphic artist Mojoko, and illustrators Mindflyer and Zxerokool. In their ongoing spirit of creative collaboration, four Australian artists have been invited to create their own Feiyue reinventions to exhibit alongside the Asian installations at the Australian Launch this February. Australian artists involved are Brisbane artist Haw and Drewfunk, Tom Vincent and Prizm all from Melbourne. All artists have been given total creative freedom to reinterpret the Chinese born, French owned sneaker brand.
The Feiyue Australian launch event also features an installation of ARO – an exhibition of artworks and wooden sculptures by French artist and Feiyue collaborator Steph.Cop Melbourne based creative agency ACCLAIM is building an installation to showcase Feiyue product and hosting the event. Please join us as we tell the Feiyue story so far and debut a showcase of the Feiyue Spring/Summer 2011 Range Feiyue co-founder Nicolas Seguy will be in town for the launch and is available for interviews.
LAUNCH: Thursday February 3rd, 2011 (Range showings until February 10th)
WHERE: NO VACANCY Gallery- 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, QV shopping Complex, Melbourne 3000. (enter from Russell St)
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