Philip James Frost at Blank_Space Gallery

I accidentally stumbled into the opening reception for Philip James Frost’s exhibit “Don’t Die Time” at Blank_Space Gallery in Sydney, Australia. 

For Travelers:

This gallery is on a main shopping street in Surrey Hills. I don’t believe it has a sign, so look out for the Anthony Lister mural of a ballerina throwing up the rock n’ roll signs with a big rainbow behind her. 

GREGORY SIFF screenprint TRAILER - to be released on May 19th at The Venice Art Walk
@IntellectualPropertyPrints and @DanielRolnik (The World’s Most Adorable Art Critic) have produced a new screenprint by the artist #GregorySiff, which will be released at the Venice Art Walk on May 19th, 2013. This is a limited-edition of 40 prints. Gregory has hand painted the background of every print – making them all entirely unique. This is also the first screenprint he has completed without the use of a computer. He drew every element of his artwork on transparent sheets of paper that were later burnt directly onto screens for printing at Intellectual Property Prints headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. VENICE ART WALK: http://veniceartwalk.org/ DIRECTOR: Daniel Rolnik ARTIST: Gregory Siff MASTER PRINTER: Ryan McIntosh MUSIC SUPERVISOR: Marci Pinna (So Simple Records) MUSIC BY: VANDER If you would like to be the first people to see the completed screenprint, please email danielrolnik@gmail.com with the subject line “GREGORY SIFF SCREENPRINT.” #danielrolnik #art #screenprint #america #flag #gregory

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Estate of Mind

My brother and I saw someone painting a stairwell. The stairwell led to a store. And the store led to one of the strangest places in Sydney named Estate of Mind.

We said hello to the boy at the check out desk. He was wearing 4” tall black boots, facial makeup, and a mesh shirt. But what made it most odd was how comfortable he was in his wild get up. 

Cartoonish paintings were still drying on the walls, since they had only moved into the space a few days prior to our visit. They sold sweaters, dresses, shirts, and pants just like all clothing stores do. Except, their selection exclusively features neon eyeballs, crotched aliens, cats, funky cuts, and anything else you can imagine.

As we were about to leave, the store’s mascot dragged itself inside. A bulldog. The fattest one I’ve ever seen. It fit in with the aesthetic of randomness. 

I’m pretty sure we met the owner at one point. We asked her about how she started the shop, to which she replied:

“The fashion in Australia sucks.”

For Travelers:

Estate of Mind is close to a great vegan cafe named Iku Wholefood. Get the veggie burger. It’s one of the best I’ve ever eaten. There are also a ton of shops nearby and street art pieces down all the alleyways.