THU 21.11.13 ‘SIGNPAINTERS MOVIE’ SCREENING

Sign Painters Movie & Book

Lo-Fi Collective in collaboration with ID/Lab, Sumo Visual Group are bringing the Sign Painters Movie to Sydney. The Sign Painters Movie directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon is an 80 minute documentary movie about the dedicated practitioners, their time honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.

The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s
New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals. The movie has screened a large number of times so far in the USA and Canada to great acclaim and the book receives raving reviews: Mark Feeney, Boston Globe: “Sign Painters,” which has been put together with equal parts affection and skill by directors Faythe Levine and Sam
Macon, is fresh and passionate and unexpected. – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “This is not only a wonderful book, a delight to take in, rich and telling in its details and a visual pleasure with its gorgeous photography. It’s an important book that captures a largely untold story.”

Screening details for Sydney are:
Where: The Standard, Lvl 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills
When: 21 November 2013
What: 6pm Sign Painting exhibition by Lynes & Co
7pm – start movie
Tickets: $15.00 + BF

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LO-FI: THU 07.11.13: THE BASEL ROYALE ART PRIZE FINAL EXHIBITION

Lo-Fi Collective, The Hours and Asahi presents

THE BASEL ROYALE ART PRIZE FINAL EXHIBITION
The Lo-Fi Collective’s Basel Royale Art Prize begins in Surry Hills on August 15 and is now open for entry by the public. The competition, running until November 7, will challenge the artistic endurance of 24 Sydney-based artists in a socially driven 12-week competition.

Each week two artists will be given three hours on Thursday evenings to create an artwork at Lo-Fi on a 1.2 metre by 1.2 metre timber box as their submission for the art prize. One winner will be selected from the 24 final works on November 7 while they showcase their pieces in a public arena.

The overall winner will be sent to Art Basel Miami, December 5 – 8, 2013, with flights, accommodation and passes to events at the international arts festival. This convergence of key artistic figureheads is one of the art world’s most respected events with a mixture of historically important and contemporary works.

Lo-Fi Collective will judge the winner by posting each final work on Instagram, where likes on these posts will count as points towards a final score. A panel of judges will cast their own specially weighted votes, while the public can vote on the entries using tokens.

About Art Basel
Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year.
With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

What:
Basel Royale Final Exhibition will showcase all 24 entries for the prize. Ft Live music by Fishing and Kilter
Where:
Lo-Fi, Kinselas Building, Level 2, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW.
When:
Competition: 6pm – Late November 7, 2013.

Connect:
www.wearelofi.com.au/collective
www.artbasel.com
@loficollective @theopeninghours #lofibaselroyale13

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LO-FI: THU 31.10.13: THE BASEL ROYALE ART PRIZE WEEK 12 / BRENT SMITH & SCOTT MARSH

Lo-Fi Collective, The Hours and Asahi presents

THE BASEL ROYALE ART PRIZE
The Lo-Fi Collective’s Basel Royale Art Prize begins in Surry Hills on August 15 and is now open for entry by the public. The competition, running until November 7, will challenge the artistic endurance of 24 Sydney-based artists in a socially driven 12-week competition.

Each week two artists will be given three hours on Thursday evenings to create an artwork at Lo-Fi on a 1.2 metre by 1.2 metre timber box as their submission for the art prize. One winner will be selected from the 24 final works on November 7 while they showcase their pieces in a public arena.

The overall winner will be sent to Art Basel Miami, December 5 – 8, 2013, with flights, accommodation and passes to events at the international arts festival. This convergence of key artistic figureheads is one of the art world’s most respected events with a mixture of historically important and contemporary works.

Lo-Fi Collective will judge the winner by posting each final work on Instagram, where likes on these posts will count as points towards a final score. A panel of judges will cast their own specially weighted votes, while the public can vote on the entries using tokens.

About Art Basel
Over 250 of the world’s leading galleries participate, drawing over 50,000 visitors each year.
With miles of sandy beaches dotted with classic Art Deco architecture, world-class art museums, and a glittering nightlife, Miami Beach ranks among America’s most iconic cities. During Art Basel, it embraces the artworld with special exhibitions at museums and galleries across the city, transforming the week into a dense and dynamic cultural event. Leading galleries from North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa show historical work from the masters of Modern and contemporary art, as well as newly created pieces by emerging stars. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, films, and editioned works of the highest quality are on display at the main exhibition hall, while ambitious artworks and performances become part of the landscape at nearby beaches, Collins Park and SoundScape Park.

What:
Basel Royale is a 12-week artistic competition with new work being created by the Sydney artists entered each week. The winner will be sent to Art Basel Miami including flights, accommodation and entry.
Where:
Lo-Fi, Kinselas Building, Level 2, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills, NSW.
When:
Competition: 6pm – 9pm each consecutive Thursday until November 7, 2013.

Connect:
www.wearelofi.com.au/collective
www.artbasel.com
@loficollective @theopeninghours #lofibaselroyale13

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THUR 21.11.13 Sign Painters Screening

Sign Painters Movie & Book

Lo-Fi Collective in collaboration with ID/Lab, Sumo Visual Group are bringing the Sign Painters Movie to Sydney. The Sign Painters Movie directed by Faythe Levine and Sam Macon is an 80 minute documentary movie about the dedicated practitioners, their time honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features the stories of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States.

The documentary and book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s
New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals. The movie has screened a large number of times so far in the USA and Canada to great acclaim and the book receives raving reviews: Mark Feeney, Boston Globe: “Sign Painters,” which has been put together with equal parts affection and skill by directors Faythe Levine and Sam
Macon, is fresh and passionate and unexpected. – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “This is not only a wonderful book, a delight to take in, rich and telling in its details and a visual pleasure with its gorgeous photography. It’s an important book that captures a largely untold story.”

Screening details for Sydney are:
Where: The Standard, Lvl 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills
When: 21 November 2013
What: 6pm Sign Painting exhibition by Lynes & Co
7pm – start movie
Tickets: $15.00 + BF

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SUN 27.10.13: ‘IN THEIR SHOES’ Custom Sneaker Auction

Architecture in Helsinki – Atlas Genius – Billy Bragg – Birdy – The Black Keys – Bloods – Bobby Fox – Bon Iver – Bruno Mars – Busby Marou – Charli XCX – Christina Perri – Cold Chisel – Dannii Minogue -Django Django – Eagle and the Worm – Ed Sheeran – Eliza Doolittle – FIDLAR – Flux Pavilion – Frightened Rabbit – Fun. – Gabrielle Aplin – Gorgon City – Grouplove – Illy – James Blunt – Jason Derulo – Jason Mraz – Jay & Silent Bob – Jeff the Brotherhood – Jim Ward – Josh Ritter – Katie Melua – Kimbra – Lewis Watson – Linkin Park – Lisa Mitchell – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Medics – Michael Buble – Moby – Mutemath – Nada Surf – The National – New Order – Nuggets Inspired – Outasight – Owl Eyes – Paramore – Passenger – Periphery – Plan B – Pond – Portugal. the Man – Professor Green – Punch Brothers – Red Hot Chili Peppers – Rudimental – Sam & the Womp – Santigold – Sarah Murdoch – Simone Felice – Simple Plan – Skrillex – Stereophonics – Surfer Blood – Swift Kid – Tame Impala – Tegan & Sara – Trey Songz – Wavves – The Wombats – You Am I – Zac Brown Band

Warner Music Australia with support from Converse, Sharpie & eBay are delighted to announce the launch of their major charity Auction to help raise funds this October during Cancer Awareness Month.

Inspired after generating funds of over $120k for the National Breast Cancer Foundation in 2012, Warner Music Australia has spent the past 18 months creating the inauguralIn Their Shoes initiative. In Their Shoes is the aptly named major worldwide creative project which has seen musicians across the globe come together in the name of charity to hand design Converse sneakers.

The inspiration behind In Their Shoes was born on a beautiful Sydney summer’s day, when Warner Music’s blog Cool Accidents set about to film an ‘Under the Bridge Session’ with U.S indie band Grouplove. But before filming could even start, what really caught the crew’s eye was a pair of sneakers. What at first appeared to be a pair of custom designed Converse sneakers worn by the bands tour manager, in fact turned out to be a unique one off design by the bands vocalist and Artist in her own right, Hannah Hooper.

Like all great ideas this simple yet uniquely created Converse sneaker inspired the beginning of Warner Music/Cool Accident’s In their Shoes initiative. Over the course of 18 months local and touring musicians were asked to create a design with nothing more than a pair of plain white Converse sneakers & sharpie fabric markers. The artists in turn put their own unique stamp on the sneakers adding colour, design, humour and of course, their very own personal touch.

The result was an overwhelming 70 pairs of sneakers designed by a diverse range of musicians from all over the world and from all walks of life. Contributing Artists includeBruno Mars, The Black Keys, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, New Order, Kimbra, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Skrillex and of course, the pair that started it all, those designed by Grouplove.

These hand designed, one of a kind works of art will be auctioned off at the end of October via a global auction on eBay with proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation or Charity of the artist’s choice.

The sneaker designs will be gradually unveiled from Monday October 7th through Cool Accidents ‘Sneaker Peak’ website and also at the official websitewww.intheirshoes.com.au

A Public Exhibition will be held from midday to 7pm on Sunday October 27th at The Standard in Sydney where all 70 sneaker designs will be on display. Entry is by gold coin donation.

The auction, hosted on eBay, will go live on Thursday October 24th at 6pm on the dedicated page www.ebay.com.au/intheirshoes and bidders will be able to start their bids from $99. There will also be a shareable function that will post people’s favourite shoes to their social channels. The auction will close on Tuesday October 29th.

In Demand (eBays Charity partner) will facilitate the auction, with all sneakers and their all-important certificate of authenticity being shipped to their lucky new owners on October 30th.

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