LIMITED EDITION PRINT

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ADELAIDE MATTERS COVER & ARTICLE


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Cover story for the July/August issue of Adelaide Matters out now.
You can check out the current issue online here –

2014 SALA FESTIVAL TELEVISION COMMERCIAL



The SALA team if I would let a rabid video production into my studio for a few hours.
Above is the outcome.

SABOTAGE TEASER


Sabotage Teaser from James Dodd on Vimeo.

I have a solo exhibition coming up at the Contemporary Art Centre of S.A. which will open July 25 and be a component of the South Australian Living Artists Festival.
Here is a little taste of what might be in the show.

THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF WORTHINESS


A.B.W meets the iconic Hindley Street from Emma Beech on Vimeo.

We’re off to Horsham this week to be part of the Art Is… Festival.
We’re very excited to do our thing – this will also be our last one – so we’re looking forward to giving it our best.
Here’s a little vid of last year’s Hindley Street project.

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KRAFT OF MANN – A COLLABORATION WITH BEN LESLIE


ARTHOUSE – KRAFT OF MANN
A COLLABORATION WITH BEN LESLIE
Adelaide Central Markets
May 26 – May 29

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ARTHOUSE is a satellite project curated & presented by Brigid Noone, independent curator and Director of Fontanelle Gallery & Studios.

ARTHOUSE is a public art project contained in a traditional glasshouse. It showcases a range of art forms and manifestations through weekly installations that embrace an experimental gallery framework. ARTHOUSE is a weekly-programmed space that will be installed for a month in the busy Adelaide Central markets, as a site for public encounter and interaction. Artist teams include Sera Waters / Ryan Sims, Sasha Grbich / Dominique Keeley, Ben Leslie / James Dodd, Jessie Lumb / Elyas Alavi.

James Dodd and Ben Leslie will be spending time together in the space talking about the idea of garden sheds, mens’ creativity and backyard crafts. They will be extending the jamming nature of this project by way of riffing off of each other’s recent individual practices. In this way, one of the primary pursuits of this project is to produce some kind of mash-up collaboration album.Think hyper colour cave man vessels, obscure prehistoric inscriptions and the anxiety of contemporary 30 somethings.

Here is a link to the facebook event page -

LINK TO SUMMARY PAGE AND A LITTLE VIDEO DOCUMENTATION

NOW & THEN INTERVIEW WITH INVURT MAG


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INVURT MAGAZINE covers all things street art in Australia, with a particular focus on Melbourne activities. On the occasion of our recent group exhibition looking back at early stencil adventures, Fletch prepared some questions for me which look back upon those times and ponder all things Now & Then.
HERE’S THE LINK—>

NOW & THEN GUARDIAN ARTICLE


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Big ups to James Norman for the great article in the Guardian.
CHECK IT OUT HERE-

NOW & THEN – A 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION


Second Story Studios, 159 Sackville Street, Collingwood
Opens 6pm, Friday May 16

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At the turn of the millennium, Melbourne’s visual street culture was undergoing the beginnings of an extreme makeover. HA-HA, SYNC & DLUX! – pioneers of the city’s widely celebrated street art scene – presented their first collaborative exhibition in 2003. It was an early experiment in bringing imagery most commonly found on the street into a gallery space. Many things have developed in the decade since: in the artists, the communities, the spaces and the contexts in which they all operate. Now & Then is an exhibition that presents early works from these artists alongside more recent investigations in a celebration of times past and time’s passing.

The exhibition will be open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May.

Check the Facebook event page for ongoing updates-

The exhibition will be open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday 17th May and Sunday 18th May.

NOW & THEN PREVIEW

CONFLICT – CONTEMPORARY RESPONSES TO WAR


UQ ART MUSEUM, Brisbane
Opens Friday May 9

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‘Conflict: Contemporary responses to war’ reflects on the world altering events of September 11 2001, and explores art made around the theme of war in the years since. The exhibition takes a wide-ranging view, considering conflict on a global scale, and more localised struggles. It addresses, for instance, the historical conflicts that accompanied colonisation, and continue to affect present generations. Memorials and commemoration, and the machinery and technology of war are also examined.

Australian artists
Tony Albert (NSW), Khadim Ali (NSW/ Pakistan/ Afghanistan), Raymond Arnold (Tas), Richard Bell (Qld), Gordon Bennett (Qld), GW Bot (ACT), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Lyndell Brown & Charles Green (Vic), Michael Callaghan (NSW), Jon Cattapan (Vic), Dadang Christanto (NSW), eX de Medici (ACT), James Dodd (SA), Bonita Ely (NSW), Andrea Fisher (Qld), Fiona Foley (Qld), Ian Friend (Qld), George Gittoes (NSW/ Afghanistan), Shaun Gladwell (UK), Lucy Griggs (WA), Fiona Hall (SA), Claire Healy & Sean Cordeiro, (NSW/ Malaysia), Gordon Hookey (Qld), Fatima Killeen (ACT), Magda Matwiejew (Vic), Noel McKenna (NSW), Tom Nicholson (Vic), Brad Nunn (Qld), Raquel Ormella (NSW), Baden Pailthorpe (NSW), Ryan Presley (Qld), Ben Quilty (NSW), Caroline Rothwell (NSW), Joan Ross (NSW), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Alex Seton (NSW), Arryn Snowball (Qld/ Germany), Judy Watson (Qld), Guan Wei (NSW/ China), Diana Williams (Vic/ China), Jemima Wyman (Qld/ USA), John Young (Vic).

International artists
Laurence Aberhart (NZ), Wangechi Mutu (USA), Santiago Sierra (Spain), Unknown artist/s (Afghanistan).

Curator: Samantha Littley

Until September 21