Onitsuka Tiger Presents: GAIKOKUJIN

This Friday, Sydney’s Lightbulb Loungeroom will host Onitsuka Tiger Presents: Gaikokujin, an exhibition celebrating the work of Australian creatives now residing in Japan.   Brought to you courtesy of Onitsuka Tiger, Acclaim Magazine and Tiger Beer.

EVENT DETAILS: Where: The Lightbulb Lounge Room – 58 Wallis Parade, North Bondi, NSW | Time: 6 – 9PM | When: Friday, 19th August 2011


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DJ Edo’s Birthday Celebration @ Perfect this Friday!!!

One of PlusSixOne’s favourite DJ is celebrating his birthday at Perfect this Friday.  And due to popular demand!!!  The return of the SEVEN Crew rocking the SEVEN Room (upper level, Pontoon Bar, Darling Harbour) with timeless old school anthems!  Plus don’t miss out on DJ Qrius’ mixtape giveaway – R&B Rewind.

When: Friday, August 12

Where: Pontoon Bar, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park

Acclaim Magazine Issue 24: FANTASY

The wait is over. The new issue of Australian creative lifestyle title ACCLAIM magazine is set to hit local shelves the first week of August, 2011.

The theme of issue 24 is FANTASY. Perhaps it was the cabin fever we’ve all been feeling from being stuck inside this Melbourne winter or perhaps we’re just a bunch of trippers at heart, either way we are excited to unleash the fantasy theme onto our readers. We felt it was time to take a step away from the tangible world and take a trip into our subconscious, with our editorial team digging into every mystical nook and magical cranny to create a psychedelic journey with each page.

As always, the issue has two very special covers. The short-run cover features the work of futuristic Swedish artist and illustrator, Kilian Eng. Kilian is featured in the issue also, along with his work which references the future and analogue culture at once. His retro-future girl graces our cover and on a very select number of issues, the cover features glow-in-the-dark ink. These will be available exclusively to Australian Magnation stores and subscribers (Please note this cover version will be out a week later than the standard cover, due to the special printing process). The standard version of Kilian’s cover is available from all of the boutiques within ACCLAIM’s BTQ network.

The general release cover which will hit newsagents across the country, features the polarizing figure that is Bay Area rapper, Lil B. Who better to champion the fantasy issue than the tripped out Based God. The issue features an exclusive interview and photoshoot with Lil B. Love him or hate him, B is prolific and very much an example of the new generation of music artists in today’s economy. An intriguing mix of strategic social-media savvy and his stream of consciousness rhyme-style and quotables, the rapper has the internet world entranced.

Other content includes:

Mark Bode

We chat with artist Mark Bode, who is carrying on the family business passed on by his father, the iconic comic book artist Vaughn Bode. Vaughn’s artistic vision including his characters such as the Cheech Wizard, have infiltrated street art and graffiti culture for years and are kept alive via his son’s work which continues on with the comic book legacy.

Mark McCloud

San Fran’s Mark McCloud has the impressive title of owning the world’s largest collection of acid blotter art, which he houses on his premises aptly titled The Institute of Illegal Images. Mark let’s us in on his various court cases with the DEA, the psychedelic experience and the history of the acid tab.


NYC photographer Walker Esner sets his lense on one of the most intriguing of outsider activities, that of larping (live action role playing) with his Dagorhir photo editorial. We also speak with one of the key organisers of the events.

Mansions on the Moon

Virginian electronic trio Mansions on the Moon finally have lift-off with their debut album about to drop, co-signs from The Neptunes and a stint at Red Bull Music Academy. We speak to the promising new act about their recent move to LA, the recording process and being mistaken for Seth Rogan.

Ivan Benic

Ivan Benic is world-renowned for his mystical artwork which appeared on the sides of automobiles during the vanning movement of the ‘70s. Our feature with the artist includes archival photos of some of his iconic pieces that have never been published anywhere ‘til today.

Nagi Noda

The late Japanese artist and director Nagi Noda had a uniquely imaginative way of looking at the world, which was evident in her dreamlike videos and artworks. We speak with a number of friends and collaborators of the artist, including Mark Ryden and Kenneth Cappello, on their memories of Nagi.

Mel Ramos

Mel Ramos paints every man’s fantasy: fast food and naked women. Using the mantra of sex sells, Ramos is one of the last original pop-artists, still eagerly at work even in his 70s. We interview the iconic artist of his work, family and painting Pamela Anderson.

ACCLAIM magazine is available through all good newsagents, select boutiques and Magnation stores. A digital version of ACCLAIM is now available to purchase via Zinio. Hard-copy subscriptions can be made through the Magnation website. If you are interested in stocking ACCLAIM in your store, please contact


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Ambush Gallery Presents: Love is Here – 35 Aussie Artists & Live Acoustic Set by Sietta

The often spoken phrase on the lips of all; from lovers, family members, friends and strangers, I love you takes on a new dimension – moving from the verbal expression to the visual manifestation. The Love is Here Project marks the creative and personal response to the hallmark phrase ‘I love you’ by 35 Australian shortlisted artists, as a demonstration of the many facets, meanings and context associated with the words.  Prints of the artworks will be displayed, and a mural following the theme of the exhibition in the gallery space on show. The exhibition itself will be immortalised in a limited edition, A-5, 25 page black-and-white collection to take home, with individual removable pages to ‘pay forward’ to those special in your life.

Artists involved include Daniel Angley (SA/VIC), Rachel Baker (VIC), Ben & Jodi Churchward (QLD/TAS), Rach Burke (VIC), Tal Fitzpatrick (QLD), Erin Forsyth (NSW), Alice Kenny (ACT/VIC), Fee Harding (QLD), Jennifer Ho (VIC), and more.

Running in tandem, will be the Travelling Hearts Project by Rozetta Payne, an Australian-based artist featured in Frankie who hand-makes and sends little loving hearts to people all around Australia and the world to spread the love and even donates some of the proceeds to charitable organisations. A live acoustic set will be played by Sietta – the recently featured artist on Triple J to set atmosphere for the exhibition.

The Love is Here Book itself can be bought on the night for $20.00 or pre-ordered via email with ‘preorder’ in the subject line (

Where: aMBUSH Gallery – 4a James St, Waterloo (Sydney)
When: 11 August, 2011
Time: Thursday 6pm to 9pm
Price: Free public event
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Where: aMBUSH Gallery – 4a James St, Waterloo (Sydney)
When: 12, 13 & 14 August 2011
Time: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 4pm
Price: Free public event
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Contact: aMBUSH Gallery // John Wiltshire // Director
Tel: 02 8399 0707
Mob: 0433 015 780


Information and Pictures courtesy of aMBUSH Gallery

Canibeat X JDMyard car meet

US photographer Jordan Donnelly (Canibeat) was here in Sydney and an impromptu car meet was organised at JDMyard.

For more pics please visit:,, Jordan and JDM Style

Also visit their respective Facebook pages – The-LowdownFelix Alim PhotographyClubITRJDMST

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GROOVE Urban Dance Battles 2011

Don’t forget the GROOVE Urban Dance Battles is happening from July to September with the World Supremacy Battlegrounds in November.  For more info visit GROOVETV or HOOPDREAMZ.

12×12 [4]

This July, weAREtheIMAGEmakers is bringing 12×12 back to Sydney’s aMBUSH Gallery with a whole new lineup of amazing artists from all over Australia. The fourth instalment of 12×12 brings together 12 Australian artists, 12 artworks each on 12×12 inches.

Featuring artists are Daek, Drewfunk, Ears, Edward Woodley, Gary Seaman, Gimiks Born, Mark Alsweiler, Rone, Sean Morris, Shannon Crees, Shida and Troy Archer.

The fourth 12×12 exhibition is set to be an event not to be missed. WATIM will also be offering the works for sale through an online catalogue from 12pm Saturday 23rd July 2011.

Annual Flipside Warehouse Sale

Acclaim Magazine – Carbon Speakers recap…

Bobby Hundreds, Noah Callahan-Bever,’s Chooee Hwang, artist Brett Chan, Melbourne designer Beci Orpin and the granddaddy of NYC graff, Futura, give us their thoughts and perspectives on their respective fields.


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Acclaim Magazine Video Recap of CARBON

For those of us that missed the CARBON event.  Put together by the ACCLAIM film crew recapping the entire Carbon experience.